Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan GROUP TOUR : 10 days
Uzbekistan Turkmenistan Combined Tour
8 Apr, Wed - 18 Apr, Sat
Deadline: 23 February 2020
29 Apr, Wed - 9 May, Sat
Deadline: 15 March 2020
27 May, Wed - 6 Jun, Sat
Deadline: 12 April 2020
17 Jun, Wed - 27 Jun, Sat
Deadline: 3 May 2020
19 Aug, Wed - 29 Aug, Sat
Deadline: 5 July 2020
2 Sep, Wed - 12 Sep, Sat
Deadline: 19 July 2020
16 Sep, Wed - 26 Sep, Sat
Deadline: 2 August 2020
30 Sep, Wed - 10 Oct, Sat
Deadline: 16 August 2020
7 Oct, Wed - 17 Oct, Sat
Deadline: 23 August 2020
100% guaranteed tours – even if there is only 2 travelers
10 Days Tashkent, Khiva, Kunya-Urgench, Dashoguz, Ashgabat, Mary, Merv, Bukhara, Samarkand
Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent
Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel at noon. Meet your guide to start Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan tour with sightseeing in the capital and the biggest city in Central Asia. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imam complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman has been preserved. In Khast-Imam visit Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Tillya Sheykh Mosque, Mausoleum of the Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Explore Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to the city center to walk through Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva
Early morning transfer to the airport for flight to Urgench (1093 km, 1 h 40 min). Arrival in Urgench, transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min). Later proceed for guided walking sightseeing tour in Itchan-Kala, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Mukhammad Aminkhan madrasah, Mukhammad Rakhimkhan madrasah, Kalta-Minor, Juma Mosque, Tash-Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Kunya-Ark, minaret of Islam-Khoja. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Khiva – Kunya-Urgench – Dashoguz – Darwaza
In the morning drive to Turkmenistan border point Shavat-Dashoguz (60 km, 1 h). Go through border formalities on both checkpoints. Cross the 1.5 km neutral zone (transportation may not be available). Meet your Turkmenistan guide and drive to Kunya-Urgench (100 km, 1 h 30 min). Visit mausoleums of Turabek Khanum, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il-Arslan, Najmuddin-Kubra, Sultan Ali. Discover the Kutlug-Timur Minaret and Kyrk Molla Hill.In the afternoon drive to Darvaza gas crater located in the middle of Karakym desert (8 km across sand dunes). Arrive at the crater, set up the camp. Enjoy a delicious fire-cooked meal for dinner near the burning gas crater. Overnight in yurt / tents.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 4: Darvaza – Ashgabat
After camp style breakfast depart to Ashgabat (280 km, 4 h). Arrive in Ashgabat.
Start the day with a sightseeing tour in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan that has recently been noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as having more white marble buildings than any other city in the world. During the city tour you will explore an archaeological site of Old Nisa (included in UNESCO World Heritage list) and Spiritual Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in Central Asia. You will visit the National Museum of History, the Monument of Neutrality, Presidential Square, Ertugrul Gazi Mosque and newly built Independence Park. Intense and interesting excursion also includes a stopover at the Akhalteke horse stables and Lenin Monument. Free time. End of services
Day 5: Ashgabat – Mary – Merv – Bukhara
Take a morning flight to Mary (370 km, 40 min). Upon arrival drive to Merv (40 km, 30 min), an ancient city that was a major center of international trade and crafts located on the Silk Road. Discover historical park with Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Large and Small Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Gyaur Gala, Keshk Fortress, and others. In the afternoon depart to Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan border point (45 km, 1 h). Go through border formalities on both checkpoints. Cross the 1.5 km neutral zone (transportation may not be available). Meet your driver and continue to Bukhara (100 km, 1 h 30 min). Arrival in Bukhara, check in to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara
Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Complex, Magoki-Attori mosque, Chor-Minor madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan mosque and minaret and Miri-Arab madrasah, madrasah of Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Samani dynasty Mausoleum and Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Bukhara – Samarkand
Continue sightseeing tour with a guide. Drive out of the city to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – the summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir. Head to the Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi and Chor-Bakr Necropolis. In the afternoon depart to Samarkand (280 km, 4 h). Stop on the way at Caravanserai Rabat-i-Malik dating back to 11th century. Arrive in Samarkand late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Samarkand
Meet your guide and driver at hotel lobby and start sightseeing. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Gur-Emir Mausoleum – the mausoleum of Amir Timur. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Samarkand – Tashkent
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Continue city tour: visit Afrasiab museum and the tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour. At 16:00 transfer to railway station to take the high-speed train, Afrosiyob, departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km). Scheduled arrival time is 19:10. Pick-up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Tashkent – departure
Check out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Departure. End of the tour.
Samarkand - Sultan, Regal Palace or similar
Tashkent -Sharq hotel or similar
Bukhara - Malika, Grand Bukhara or Asia Bukhara or similar
Khiva -Khiva Orient star or similar
Ashgabat - Sport hotel 5*
Darwaza: overnight in tents or Yurt ( shared by others)
All transfers 3-7 pax on minivan/van, 8-16 pax by bus;
Accommodation in 4* based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
A tax of 2 USD per night in Turkmenistan, paid to the hotel upon check out
Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guides in each country;
Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
Economy class tickets for flights
Economy-class tickets for trains
Visa support for Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan tourist visa;
Tour leader(s) to accompany the group for the whole tour - only for groups of 6 or more travellers
Full board (lunches and dinners);
Hotel charges for additional services;
Consular fees for Turkmenistan tourist visas (80-100 USD) and migration tax (14 USD);
Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa at Tashkent International Airport (60-80 USD);
Personal travel insurance;
Tips to the Tour Leader;
International flight tickets
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.