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Combined tour of Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan


Ashgabat – Darvaza – Kunya Urgench – Khiva – Bukhara – Gijduvan – Samarkand – Tashkent – Bishkek – Karakol – Chon Kemin – Bishkek


13 days / 12 nights

  • Day 01            Arrival in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

    AM. Arrival in Ashgabat airport. After crossing the formalities and meeting with a guide, drive to hotel for early check in. Free time. PM. Start city tour with visiting of Neutrality Arch, President Palace, orthodox church of Aleksandr Nevskiy, Ertogrul Gazi mosque and Carpet museum. Overnight in hotel.

  • Day 02            Ashgabat – Darvaza Gas Crater (420 km, by road), Turkmenistan

    After breakfast, start city tour with visiting of Ancient Nissa (UNESCO), Turkmenbashy mosque-Mausoleum, Akhal-Teke Horse stable. PM. Drive Darvaza Gas Crater through Karakum desert. En route visit Mud and Water Crater. Enjoy delicious BBQ dinner near the crater. Overnight in tents.

  • Day 03            Darvaza – Kunya-Urgench – Khiva (395 km, by road), Uzbekistan

    After breakfast, drive to Koneurgench. Discover the Ancient Koneurgench (UNESCO) sight with visiting of the mausoleum of Nadjmetdin-Kubra, mausoleum of Mongol princess Torebeg-Khanum, Kutlug-Timur minaret, Kyrk-Mollah mausoleum and Il-Arslan mausoleum, Mamun Minaret, Dashgala, Dashmechet fortress etc. Drive to Turkmen-Uzbek border “Tashauz/Shavat”. Change transport, guide and drive to Khiva. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 04            Khiva, Uzbekistan

    Breakfast in the hotel. Full day excursion program in Khiva – “Ichan-Kala architectural ensemble” – “Museum under the open sky”: Ota-Darvaza (main gate), Madrassah of Mukhamad Amin-Khan, Kalta-Minor Minaret, Kunya-Ark complex, Madrassah of Mukhammad Rakhimkhan, Mausoleum of Said Alautdin, Juma Mosque and Minaret, Tosh-Hovli Palace (Harem), Karavan-Saray, Palvan-Darvaza Gate, Medrese of Abdulla-Khan, Minaret and Mosque of Khodja-Islam, Madrassah of Shergazi-Khan, Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 05            Khiva – Bukhara (460 km), Uzbekistan

    Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Bukhara through Kizil-Kum Desert (460 km., 7-8 hours driving). En route stop near Amudarya river for photo shooting. Upon arrival in Bukhara transfer to hotel for accommodation and overnight.

  • Day 06            Bukhara, Uzbekistan

    Breakfast in the hotel. Full day excursion program in Bukhara: Samanids’ Mausoleum, Chashmai Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo-Khovuz mosque, Ark Fortress, Poi-Kalyon complex (Kalyan mosque and minaret, Miri Arab madrassa), Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrassas, Magoki Attori mosque, Trade Domes (Toki-Zargaron, Toki-Telpakifurushon and Toki-Sarrofon), Labi Khovuz complex. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 07            Bukhara – Gijduvan – Samarkand (280 km), Uzbekistan

    Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Samarkand via Giduvan. En route visit Vabkent Minaret, famous ceramist-Mr. Alisher’s workshop (one of 3 ceramic schools of Uzbekistan) in Gijduvan and Rabbat Malik Caravansarai + ancient water reservoir “Sardoba”. Upon arrival in Samarkand transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 08            Samarkand – Tashkent (by train), Uzbekistan

    Breakfast in the hotel. Full day excursion program in Samarkand: visit Afrosiyob Museum & hill, Observatory of Ulugbek, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Bibi-Khanum Mosque – the largest mosque in Central Asia, oriental bazaar Siyab, Registan Square (Sherdor Madrassah, Tilla Kari Madrassah and Ulugbek Madrassah) & Guri-Emir mausoleum. Transfer to Samarkand railway station for evening express train Afrasiyob to Tashkent (17:28 – 19:40). Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel.  Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 09            Tashkent – Bishkek (by plane), Kyrgyzstan

    Breakfast in the hotel. Excursion program of Tashkent: visit Hasti Imam Complex (Barakhan Medresha, Tillya Sheikh Mosque and Muyi Muborak Library with famous Holy Osman Koran), Earthquake monument, Independence Square, Amir Temur Square, Metro-some Subway stations which are famous for their unique architectural designs and cleanness. PM transfer to airport for flight to Bishkek. Upon arrival in Bishkek, transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 10            Bishkek – Karakol (420 km), Kyrgyzstan

    After breakfast, departure to Karakol along north shore of the lake. En route visits: Burana tower near Tokmok, Open -air petroglyphs in Cholpon Ata. Arrival in Karakol. Karakol sightseeing tour: Dungan mosque in Chinese style, Russian Orthodox cathedral, Przhevalskii museum. Overnight in guesthouse.

  • Day 11            Karakol – Chon Kemin Gorge (300 km), Kyrgyzstan

    After breakfast depart to Chon Kemin gorge along south shore of Issyk Kul lake. En route stops for short excursions: Jeti oguz gorge, Barskoon gorge, Skazka canyons, Arrive Chon Kemin, accommodation in the guesthouse. Homemade dinner is served in the terrace with beautiful view to the Tyan Shan Mountains.

  • Day 12            Chon Kemin Gorge – Bishkek  (150 km), Kyrgyzstan

    Breakfast in the guesthouse. Half day easy hiking tour to the mountains, 3km/ one way. See the panoramic view of the gorge, then walk back to the GH though the village to see local people and way of life. After lunch in the guesthouse depart to Bishkek.City tour in Bishkek including: Osh Bazar, main Ala too Square, Oak park and National Philharmonic area with Yurt alley and Manaschy monuments. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 13            Departure from Bishkek

    Breakfast in the hotel. Morning transfer to Bishkek airport for departure flight to next destination. End of the tour.


– 1 pax (single accom.) 4453 USD
– 2 pax (twin sharing) 2514 USD
– 3 pax (twin sharing) 2135 USD
– 4 pax (twin sharing) 1877 USD
– 5 pax (twin sharing) 1718 USD
– 6 pax (twin sharing) 1546 USD
– 7 pax (twin sharing) 1467 USD
– Single supplement 324 USD
– Horse riding on horse stable on Day 2: 15 USD
– Train ticket Samarkand-Tashkent by Afrosiyob train:

  • 2nd class:
  • 1st class:

* subject to change

27 USD

35 USD

– Airfare Tashkent-Bishkek (economy class):

* subject to change

150 USD
– Boating in Cholpon Ata (* per hour per group) 100 USD
 + Accommodation in hotels (twin sharing);
 + Daily breakfasts in hotels

  • +1 dinner in Darvaza, Turkmenistan
  • +1 lunch in Chon Kemin, Kyrgyzstan
  • +1 dinner in Chon Kemin, Kyrgyzstan
 + All transfers as per the program;
 + Separate throughout English speaking guides (in each country);
 + Separate transport with A/C (in each country):

in Turkmenistan part:

  • for 1-2 pax: Sedan car (4 seats)
  • for 3-4 pax: Minivan (6 seats)
  • for 5-8 pax: Van (11 seats)
  • for 9 pax: Minibus (28 seats)

* 4WD (3 pax in a vehicle) for Darwaza trip due to bad road conditions

in Uzbekistan part:

  • for 1-2 pax: Sedan car (Chevrolet Lacetti, 4 seats)
  • for 3-4 pax: Minivan (Hyundai H-1 with 9 seats)
  • for 5-7 pax: Van (Toyota Hiace with 11 seats)
  • for 8-9 pax: Minibus (Toyota Coaster with 18 seats)

in Kyrgyzstan part:

  • for 1-2 pax: 4WD (4 seats)
  • for 3-9 pax: Minibus (16 seats)
 + Tourist map of each country;
 + Letter of invitation for Turkmenistan visa;
 + Mineral water (0.5L) daily per pax;
 + Entrance tickets to objects;
 + Tourism tax at hotels.
 – International & domestic flights;
 – Consular & visa fees (if required);
 – Shooting photos and videos in objects;
 – Tips for guides, drivers, porters, etc.
 – Alcoholic and soft drinks;
 – Bank transfer charges;
 – Personal expenses;
 – Medical insurance.


Features of the tour:

This tour contains the highlighted cities of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Shakhrisabz and Samarkand by covering cultural, historical, architectural and educational features. As a standard classical tour, its duration is ideal with enough time to learn the famous cities on the Silk Road and at the same time to enjoy one’s holiday.


Best season to travel:

You can travel and enjoy this program all year around however one can feel a little bit uncomfortable to travel in the hottest period of summer (in July) and in winter when the weather is cold. But during these off-season periods, travellers can get special discounted rates for packages by request.


Level of difficulties and age limitation:

This is an easy level tour and there is no age limitation as far as a person has no walking distance problem. Because in some cities such as Khiva and Bukhara, transportation is limited and normally tourists walk around approximately from 3 to 5 km during an excursion.


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