UZBEKISTAN - TURKMEMISTAN TOUR FOR 13 DAYS, MINIMUM OF 2PX.

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13 DAYS - Tashkent,  Kokand, Ok Yer, Rishtan, Fergana, Margilan,  Nukus, Muynak, Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Kunya-Urgench, Dashoguz, Ashgabat, Mary, Merv, Samarkand


Day 1: Tashkent - 

Arrive in Tashkent. After breakfast start guided sightseeing tour in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. You will start with exploring the Old City. Visit Khast-Imam Complex, where the world famous Quran, holy book that belonged to Caliph Uthman, has been preserved. The complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tillya Sheykh Mosque, Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Continue to Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to the city center walk through Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and visit Applied Arts Museum. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2: Tashkent – Kokand – Ok Yer – Rishtan – Fergana

At 07:00 transfer to the Tashkent train station. Take the train departing to Kokand at 08:05 (Alternative transport is available, see below). Arrive in Kokand at 12:16. Meet your guide and driver and start sightseeing tour in Ferghana Valley. Visit the Khudoyar-Khan Palace, Jami Mosque and Norbut-biy Madrasah. Drive to Ok Yer village to the house of craftsman Bakhrom-aka to visit a traditional Kyrgyz family manufacturing wool carpets. Continue to Rishtan to the house of a well-known ceramic master Rustam Usmanov whose works are exhibited on world exhibitions. At pottery master’s you will visit the workshop, see the process of pottery creation and see collection of local ceramics. Afterwards, we will continue driving to Fergana city. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel for overnight.


Day 3: Fergana – Margilan – Tashkent

In the morning visit Akhmad Al Fergani Park. If it is Thursday or Sunday, visit Kumtepa Bazaar, the largest market in Fergana Valley. Continue to to Margilan and visit Said Akhmad-Khoja Madrasah. Today, madrasah is a home to a number of craftsmen producing handmade carpets and silk. Explore a local market and continue to Yodgorlik Silk factory to see the production process of silk with traditional Ikat patterns (closed on Sundays). Drive back to Tashkent (320 km, 5 h). Arrive in Tashkent, transfer to your hotel.


Day 4: Tashkent – Nukus – Muynak – Nukus

Morning flight to Nukus (1255 km, 2 h 45 min). Arrive in Nukus and drive to former fishermen’s town Muynak (220 km, 3 h), which used to be situated on the shores of Aral Sea. On the way stop at archaeological complex Mizdakhan. In Muynak have a look at a former port with abandoned ships in the sand – “Cemetery of ships”. Then visit Local History Museum with art exhibits of the Aral Sea history.

In the afternoon return to Nukus. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 5: Nukus – Khiva

Visit the Savitsky Karakalpakstan Art Museum. The museum hosts the world's second largest collection of Russian avant-garde art and exposition of Karakalpak applied arts items. Have a short drive around center of Nukus: see statue of Karakalpak poet Berdakh, Nukus City Hall, and Drama Theatre. 

In the afternoon depart to Khiva (200 km, 4-5 h). On the way visit archaeological monuments of Ancient Khorezm: Chylpyk, a Zoroastrian dakhma (funerary tower), and Toprak-Kala,the capital of Khorezm dating back to the 3rd century A.D. Arrive in Khiva, check in to the hotel.


Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: Bukhara 

Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Visit to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa, the summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to the Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi and Chor-Bakr Necropolis Overnight at the hotel. 


Day 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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. Arrive in Tashkent and check in to the hotel. 


Day 13: Tashkent. 

After breakfast, free time til Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.


Hotels: 
Tashkent - Navruz, Praga, Sharq, Grand Capital, Bek

Fergana - Asia Fergana or similar

Nukus - Jipek Joli or similar

Khiva - Malika Kheivak, Orient Star, Muso Tura, Malika Khiva, Polvon Qori, Qosha Darvoza

Bukhara - Amulet, Minzifa, As-Salom, Shohrud, Fatima, Bibikhanum, Volida, Kukeldash, K.Komil, Basilic

Samarkand - Platan, Meros, Orient Star, Malika Prime, Rabat, City

Derwaza Overnight in tents

Ashgabat Hotel Ak-altyn 4*


Included: 

Transportation throughout the tour, including airports/train stations pick up and drop offs

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 trains

Economy-class tickets for flights

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


Excluded:

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

 

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Number of days: 13
Covered regions:
Karakalpakstan
Taskhent region
Samarkand region
Bukhara region
Andijan region
Jizzakh region
Kashkadarya region
Navoi region
Namangan region
Syrdarya region
Surkhandarya region
Fergana region
Khorezm region
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Transport: Public transportation
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.