Classic tour of Uzbekistan +Turkmenistan

10 days | Tashkent – Khiva - Dashoguz - Darvaza - Ashgabat-Anau - Abiverd - Mary- Merv – Bukhara – Samarkand-Tashkent

Tour description

This journey will provide you with a unique experience where every step will be filled with discoveries, delight and inspiration. Get ready for an exciting dive into the history and culture of two amazing countries that will leave unforgettable impressions in your hearts!

Tour itinerarygram

Arrival. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. The beginning of exploring the city. We will explore the sights of one of the most beautiful and modern cities of Uzbekistan, its capital Tashkent. We will visit the old part of the city and explore: Hasti Imam, including Barak Khan Madrasah, Kafal Shashi madrasah, a library located on the same square and important for storing the Koran of Uthman. We will continue at the Kukaldosh Madrasah. We will also visit the Chorsu Oriental market. After lunch, we will explore: Mustakillik Square, Amir Timur Square, Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theater Square. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer to the airport to fly to Urgench (07:00-08:30). From Urgench we go to Khiva by car (30 km). Breakfast. We will start with a visit to the Ichan-Kala architectural complex: Kalta Minor, Kunya Ark Castle, Muhammad Rahim Khan Madrasah, Islom Khoja Madrasah. Architectural complex Tash Hovli, Mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud, mosque, madrasah Allakulikhan. In the evening, we will have an interesting master class on the preparation of the Khorezm national dish Shivit-Oshi. Accommodation and overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. We will go to the Shavat border checkpoint (35 km, 1 hour). The staff of the travel company will meet you at the Turkmen-Uzbek border "Shavat", and we will go to the world-famous Darvaza gas crater. The road there passes through the vast landscape of the Karakum desert (300 km, 5 hours). In the evening, you can enjoy this stunning and mesmerizing view while our chefs prepare delicious dishes for you. We spend the night in traditional mobile nomadic houses - cozy yurts. You will never forget this unique experience. Overnight in a yurt.

After a picnic breakfast at the Gas crater, we will go to Ashgabat (280 km, 5) and visit one of the largest carpet museums in Central Asia there. The museum has a large collection of Turkmen carpets all over the world. In the museum you will see rare and valuable, ancient and modern, as well as special samples of carpets. In the afternoon we will go on a tour of Ashgabat. "City of love" is how the name of the city is translated. Their history has deep roots and dates back to ancient times. We will visit the Presidential Palace, the Rukhyet Palace, the Wedding Palace, the modern Yildiz Hotel, the Ferris Wheel, the Constitution Monument, the Arch of Neutrality, the Independence Memorial and Park, the Ertogrul Gazi Mosque, sports and residential facilities in Ashgabat. Accommodation and overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, we leave for Mary (360 km, 5 hours). Along the way, we will also visit the ruins of the Seyitjemalledin Mosque in Anau. The grave of the saint is located next to it and is an important place of pilgrimage for Turkmen. Next, we will visit the archaeological site in the ancient city of Abiverd. In ancient times, it was an important trading city in the north of Khorasan. After that, we will take a tour of modern Mary and visit the Bazaar - the central market with its extensive assortment. Then we will visit one of the oldest Orthodox churches in Turkmenistan. Accommodation and overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, we will visit the ruins of ancient Merv. You will be transported into the history of the heyday of the ancient city of the Silk Road. The current ruins consist of five large settlements: Erk-Kala, Giaur-Kala, Sultan-Kala, Abdullahan-Kala and Bayramalikhan-Kala. We will visit many attractions, including the ruins of the Bolshaya and Malaya Kyz-Gala fortresses (VI-VII), the Yusuf Hamadani Mosque (XIII), the Askhab Complex pilgrimage site (VIII-XIV), the ruins of the Erk-Kala Fortress (VI century BC), the ruins of the Kyz-Kala Fortress (VI century BC). BC), the ruins of the Mosque of Jusuf Hamadani (XIII), the place of pilgrimage Complex Askhab (VIII-XIV), the ruins of the Fortress of Erk-Kala (VI century BC), the ruins of a Christian temple and a Buddhist monastery in Gyaur-Kala (ancient Antioch Margiana) (IV century BC), the mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar Dar al-Ahir (XIV), the mausoleum of Muhammad ibn Zeid (XII), as well as numerous remains of baths, palaces, halls and other buildings. Merv has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After that, we will go to the Turkmen-Uzbek border "Farap" (260 km, 3-4 hours) Transfer to Bukhara (2 hours, 120 km). Accommodation and overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. We will start a tour of Bukhara: visiting the Samani Mausoleum, the sacred spring of Chashma Ayub, the Bolo Hauz mosque, the Ark Citadel. In the afternoon, we will continue visiting the Kalyan Minaret and the mosque. Poi Kalyan, Miri Arab Madrasah, Toki Zargaron domes, Ulugbek and Abdullazizkhan madrasahs, Toki Telpak Furushon domes, Magoki Attori Mosque, Toki Sarafon domes, Lyabi Hauz architectural complex and a complex of two madrasahs and Khanaka- Chor Minor. A visit to the folklore show program at the Nodir Devon Begi Madrasah. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast and free time. Departure to Samarkand by train (15:44-17:27). Arrival in Samarkand. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. We will take a tour of the city: Registan Square: Ulugbek Madrasah, Sherdor Madrasah, Tilla-Kori Madrasah, Guri Emir Mausoleum (Tamerlane's tomb), Bi bi-Honum Mosque and Siab Bazaar, Shahi-Zinda necropolis. After lunch, transfer to the train station for departure to Tashkent (16:46-19:01). Arrival in Tashkent and transfer to the hotel.Accommodation and overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure to your home country

    On the territory of Uzbekistan
  • 6 nights accommodation in the planned or similar hotels
  • Domestic flight Tashkent-Urgench
  • Railway tickets Bukhara-Samarkand/Samarkand-Tashkent
  • Meals: breakfast
  • Transportation in vehicles with air conditioning
  • Guide on all excursions
  • Entrance tickets to tourist sites
  • A master class on cooking a national dish in Khiva
  • Visit to the folklore show Nodir Devon Begi
    On the territory of Turkmenistan
  • Invitation letter (state registration, tourist passport)
  • Cost of accommodation in single or double rooms
  • Overnight in a yurt tent (sleeping mats, sleeping bags, pillows, lanterns)
  • Transportation and domestic flights throughout the tour
  • Accompanying guide
  • Event tickets
  • Dinner and breakfast with barbecue in the Gas crater
  • Tourist tax: USD 2 per person per night

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