Combined tour of Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan
Tashkent – Samarkand – Gijduvan – Bukhara – Khiva – Kunya Urgench – Darwaza – Ashgabat – Mary – Ashgabat
11 days / 10 nights
Day 01 Arrival in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
PM. Arrival in Tashkent. Meet and transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 Tashkent-Samarkand (300 km, by road), Uzbekistan
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Hasti Imam Complex (Barakhan Medresha, Tillya Sheikh Mosque and Muyi Muborak Library with famous Holy Osman Koran), Earthquake monument, Metro-some Subway stations which are famous for their unique architectural designs and cleanness. PM drive to Samarkand (300 km). Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 03 Samarkand, 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, Konigil Silk-paper making center, Registan Square (Sherdor Madrassah, Tilla Kari Madrassah and Ulugbek Madrassah) & Guri-Emir mausoleum. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 04 Samarkand – Gijduvan – Bukhara (290 km, by road), Uzbekistan
Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Bukhara. En route, visit “Rabat Malik” caravansary and “Sardoba” water reservoir from ancient Silk Road periods and stop in Gijduvan for visiting the mausoleum of Abdulkholik Gijduvani, Ulugbek’s medresah, Vabkent Minaret (XI c.) in Vabkent. Upon arrival in Bukhara, transfer to hotel and overnight.
Day 05 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 06 Bukhara – Khiva (460 km, by road), Uzbekistan
Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Khiva through Kizil-Kum Desert (460 km, 7-8 hours driving). En route, stop near Amudarya river for photo shooting. Upon arrival in Khiva, transfer to hotel for an overnight.
Day 07 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 08 Khiva – Kunya-Urgench – Darwaza Gas Crater (395 km, by road), Turkmenistan
Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Uzbek-Turkmen border. Change transport & guide and drive to Kunya-Urgench for excursion. 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, Il-Arslan mausoleum, Dashmechet, Mamun minaret, Dashgala etc. (depend on time). drive to Darwaza Gas Crater through Karakum desert. Enjoy delicious BBQ dinner near the crater.
Day 09 Darwaza Gas Crater – Ashgabat (320 km, by road), Turkmenistan
After breakfast, drive to Ashgabat via Mud and Water Crater. Start city tour with visiting of Neutrality Arch, Independence Park, Earthquake Memorial Complex, Ertogrul Gazi mosque, Aleksandr Nevskiy orthodox church, President Palace and Carpet museum upon arrival. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 10 Ashgabat – Mary – Ashgabat (by air), Turkmenistan
After breakfast, transfer to domestic airport for departure to Mary. Discover Ancient Merv (UNESCO) with visiting of Sultan-Sanjar-Dar-al-Akhir, Sultan-Kala, Shazriar-Ark citadel, Abdulla-Khan-Kala, wall remains, ruins of fortress and towers of Bayramali-Khan-Kala, Mukhammad-ibn-Zeyd mausoleum, Yusuf Khamadani mosque, Erk-Kala fortress ruins, Big and Small Kyzyl-Kala and Kharam-Keshk. Transfer to domestic airport for evening flight to Ashgabat. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 11 Departure from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Breakfast in the hotel. Morning transfer to Ashgabat airport for flight to next destination. End of the tour.
|PAX in a group||PRICE (PER PERSON)|
|– 1 pax (single accom.)||2926 USD|
|– 2 pax (twin sharing)||1689 USD|
|– 3 pax (twin sharing)||1605 USD|
|– 4 pax (twin sharing)||1361 USD|
|– 5 pax (twin sharing)||1279 USD|
|– 6 pax (twin sharing)||1222 USD|
|– 7 pax (twin sharing)||1174 USD|
|– 8 pax (twin sharing)||1101 USD|
|– 9 pax (twin sharing)||1046 USD|
|– 10 pax (twin sharing)||999 USD|
|– Single supplement||260 USD|
|– Airfare Ashgabat-Mary-Ashgabat:
* subject to change
|– Folklore show in Bukhara (if desired & available)||6 USD|
|TOUR PRICE INCLUDES|
|+ Accommodation in hotels (twin sharing);|
|+ Daily breakfasts in hotels + 1 dinner (BBQ) in Darwaza;|
|+ All transfers as per the program;|
|+ Separate throughout English speaking guide;|
| + Separate transport with A/C (in each country):
– in Uzbek part:
– in Turkmen part:
* 4WD (3 pax in a vehicle) for Darwaza trip due to bad road conditions
|+ Tourist map of Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan;|
|+ Letter of invitation for Turkmenistan visa;|
|+ Mineral water (0.5L) daily per pax;|
|+ Entrance tickets to objects;|
|+ Tourism tax at hotels.|
|TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES|
|– 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.|
OUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
– 0% (no cancellation fee) if cancelled not less than 30 days before travelling date;
– 25% of a total amount if cancelled 29-25 days before travelling date;
– 50% of a total amount if cancelled 24-11 days before travelling date;
– 75% of a total amount if cancelled 10-4 days before travelling date;
– 100% of a total amount if cancelled less than 3 days before travelling date.
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.