Tour: “2–stans Silk Road tour” (Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan) 2020 | Asia Travel

Tour: “2–stans Silk Road tour” (Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan) 2020

Duration: 12 days/11 nights
Price: from 1290 USD per person
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Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent, Saturday (Uzbekistan)
On arrival in Tashkent you will be met by our representative with meeting board “Asia Travel Discoveries”.
Upon arrival, accommodation at the hotel. Rest.

Day 2: Tashkent – Urgench — Khiva, Sunday (Uzbekistan)
07:00 – 09:00 AM. Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 AM Check-out from the hotel.
Full day excursion in Tashkent:
— Khast Imam Complex (XVI-XX cc.)
— eastern market Chor-Su
— Abdul Kasim Medressa where we can see a lot of souvenirs workshops (XIX c.)
Break for lunch
After lunch, continuation of exploring Tashkent.
— Applied Arts Museum where kept the best Uzbek handicrafts
— Independence Square – the main square in Uzbekistan
— Alisher’s Navoi Uzbek state Opera and Ballet Theatre
— Monument of Courage dedicated to earthquake in 1966 year.
After excursion, transfer to local airport for flight to Urgench by HY 1057 (06:20/08:40 PM) time subject to change.
Meeting at the airport in Urgench and transfer to Khiva (30 km.)
Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 3: Khiva, Monday (Uzbekistan)
07:00 – 09:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day excursion in Khiva by walk.
Khiva – is a beautiful and ancient town and perfect for exploring by walk, with impressive four walls at the centre of
each side of the old city named Ichan-Kala.
— Monument of Al-Khorezmiy
— Kalta Minor Minaret and Mohammed Rakhim Khan Medressa,
— Juma Mosque (XVII c.),
— the Islom-Khodja complex includes mosque and minaret,
— the Kuhna Ark, which was the main fortress,
— the Pakhlavon Mahmud Mausoleum complex
— Toza Bog Palace, which was the summer palace of Mohammed Rakhim Khan II.
During excursion, break for lunch time.
After excursion. Free time at leisure.

Day 4: Khiva — Dashoguz (Shavat) Post — Kunya Urgench – Darwaza, Tuesday (Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Uzbek/Turkmen border “Shavat”.
Our representative will meet you at Turkmen/Uzbek border “Shavat”. Drive to Kunya Urgench. Sightseeing tour in
Kunya Urgench:
— Portal of Caravansaray,
— Mamun Minaret,
— II Arslan Mausoleum,
— Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum,
— Academy of Horezm, Kutlug Timur Minaret,
— Turabek Hanum Mausoleum.
Afternoon drive to Darwaza burning Gas Crater (3.5 h) The Crater is also called as «The Door to Hell». The area is rich
in natural gas. While drilling in 1971, Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas. The ground
beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of 60 m and 20 m deep. To avoid poisonous
gas discharge, it was decided to burn it off. Geologists had hoped the fire would use all the fuel in a matter of days,
but the gas is still burning today. In the evening, watch the spectacular and fascinating view of the gas crater.
BBQ dinner & overnight at Gas Crater.

Day 5: Darwaza – Ashgabat, Wednesday (Turkmenistan)
Breakfast at the camp. Morning drive to Ashgabat (3.5 h). En-route we cross Karakum desert, will stop in a small
village. Arrival in Ashgabat and accommodation. Free time.
Afternoon you will have Ashgabat city tour. Drive to visit Nissa fortress -the Sanctuary of Parthian Kings. The fortress
was enrolled to UNESCO World Heritage list in 2007. Nissa described as one of the first capitals of the Parthians. It
was founded by Arsaces I and was the royal necropolis of the Parthian Kings.
Then drive to visit Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque in Kipchak (the largest mosque in Central Asia).
Later you will see Ruhyyet Palace, Wedding Palace, modern “Yildyz” Hotel, Arch of Neutrality, Monument and park
of Independence.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6: Ashgabat – Mary – Merv – Mary, Thursday (Turkmenistan)
Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning transfer to domestic flights Airport for morning flight to Mary city. Arrival in Mary.
Drive to Bayramali town to explore ancient Merv – “Queen of the world”, was one of the most important capitals of
Islam along with Baghdad, Cairo and Damascus. Sightseeing of ancient Merv:
— Greater Kyz Gala & Lesser Kyz Gala (VI-VII),
— Complex of Askhabs (VIII-XIV),

— Erk Gala (VI BC), Gyaur Gala (IV BC),
— Hoja Yusus Hamadani complex,
— Sultan Sanjar mausoleum,
— Muhamed Ibn Zeid mausoleum.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7: Mary – Farab – Bukhara, Friday (Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Turkmen/Uzbek border “Farab”.
After border formalities, transfer to Bukhara.
Free time at leisure.

Day 8: Bukhara, Saturday (Uzbekistan)
07:00 – 09:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day excursion in Bukhara.
— mausoleum of the Samanids (IX-X cc.) — the pearl of Central Asia .
— Chashma Ayub (XII c.), which means «source of Job.»
— Bolo House complex including a reservoir, a Friday mosque and minaret.
— Arc citadel. Inside the citadel was situated a town, which includes residential and office buildings: the
mosque, a prison, a harem, the treasury, the residence of the Emir (VII-XIX cc.)
— Poi Kalyan complex (XII-XVI cc.) includes the Kalyan Mosque , Mir-Arab and the famous Kalyan minaret. After
lunch, continuation of exploring Bukhara.
— one of the biggest architectural ensembles of Bukhara «Lyabi House.» The oldest part of the complex —
Medressa Kulbaba-Kukeldash, which has 160 cells and it pretend the biggest in Bukhara.
— Medressa «Nadir Devanbegi» was built by order of vizier Nadir-devanbegi shortly after the device pool and
logically completed the ensemble “Lyabi- House”.
— The oldest mosque Magoki Attori located next to the ensemble “Lyabi House”, built in the tradition of
figurative brick masonry and carved ornaments of archaic majolica.
— Chor Minor Medressa (XVIII c.)

Day 9: Bukhara, Sunday (Uzbekistan)
07:00 – 09:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.
Continuation of sightseeing in Bukhara.
— summer palace of Bukhara emirs «Sitora-I-Mohihosa.», built in fusion of European & Bukhara’s traditions,
more than hundred years ago (XIX-XX cc)
— Bakhauddin Naqshbandi shaykh (XIV-XX cc.)
— necropolis Chor Bakr — city of shadows (XVI c.)
After excursion drive back to Bukhara. Free time at leisure upon arrival.

Day 10: Bukhara – Shakrisabz — Samarkand — 300 km (transfer 4-5 hrs), Monday (Uzbekistan)
07:00 – 09:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Check-out from the hotel and drive to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz.
On the way, time for lunch.
Upon arrival to Shakrisabz, excursion
— summer Palace Ak-Saray (XIV- XV cc.)

— Dorut Siodat complex (XIV-XV cc.)
— Dorut Tillavat Medressa (XIV-XV cc.)
After excursion, drive to Samarkand.
Upon arrival to Samarkand, accommodation at the hotel.

Day 11: Samarkand – Tashkent – 300 km (transfer 2-3 hrs), Tuesday (Uzbekistan)
07:00 – 09:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Check-out from the hotel
Full day excursion in Samarkand.
— Central Registan square with the majestic Medressas dated back to different centuries: Ulugbek Medressa
(XV c.), Sher-Dor Medressa (XVII c.) and the Tilya Kori Medressa (XVII c.)
— Gur – Emir Mausoleum – the famous necropolis of Tamerlane (XIV-XV cc.)
— famous oriental Bazaar Siyob
— Bibi-Khanum Mosque dedicated to one of Tamerlane’s wife (XIV-XV cc.)
— Shohi-Zinda memorial Complex (XI-XV cc.)
— Ulugbek Observatory – one of the greatest in the middle ages.
— After excursion transfer to Tashkent. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.

Day 12: Tashkent – departure
07:00 – 09:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.
12:00 Check-out from the hotel
Transfer to airport 3hrs in advance before departure. End of tour

Price is given in USD per person in twin room sharing:

Number of person: Option “Standard” Option “Comfort”
1 3080 3430
2 1950 2160
3-4 1730 1950
5-7 1310 1520
9+ 1290 1490
Additional payment for single supplement 240 490
Half board (lunches)
Menu: national food
*Alcohol drinks are not includes
140 140
Full board (lunches, dinners)
Menu: national food
*Alcohol drinks are not includes
280 280

Price includes:

  • Visa support if needed
  • All transfers by comfortable vehicle
  • Accommodation in twin room sharing with breakfasts
  • Excursions with Professional English Speaking guides
  • Entry tickets
  • Air fare Tashkent – Urgench, Ashgabat-Mary
  • Mineral water 1 lt per day on transfers between cities

Price excludes:

  • International air fare to/from Uzbekistan
  • Full board (lunches/dinners)
  • Photo and camera fees on sights
  • Insurance
  • Travel taxes in Turkmenistan
  • Visa fees
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