- Explore the 2 Stans (Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan) with this 13 days tour
Arrival in Tashkent. Meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Tashkent. If the flight arrives in the morning you can have a Tashkent city tour in the afternoon. Chorsu bazar, Hasti Imam complex with Qoran of 8 c, Applied Arts museum and Independence square. Overnight.
Transfer to railway station to get on fast train Afrosiab at 0800-1010. Upon arrival in Samarkand you can proceed for a Full day sightseeing in Samarkand. Visit Gur Emir Mausoleum, Registan square, bibi Hanum Mosque, Shahi Zinda complex, Siab Bazaar, Ulughbek observatory, Afrosiab museum.
Today you will have half day guided tour in Samarkand, visit Konigil Silk paper workshop and if the day is Sunday you can go also to Urgut market, Free afternoon. Overnight.
Samarkand-Bukhara (300 km, 2 hrs by train or 4,5 hrs drive) transfer to Bukhara, En route you can stop at Rabbati Malik caravansaray, where you will see the ruins of 11 C caravan saray and Sardoba dating back to 12-13 c construction. Arrive in Bukhara late afternoon. Free time for walking tour in Bukhara. The hotel is located in the old town.
Full day tour in Bukhara. You will explore the city on foot, visiting the ancient sites one after one located along the ancient cities of Bukhara. Chashmai Ayub mausoleum, Ark fortress, Kalyan Mosque and minaret, Trade domes of Bukhara 17-19 c, Laby Hauz complex, Chashmai Ayub madrasah. As optional, you can also enjoy Folk Show in Nadir Divan Begi madrasah (7 $pp)
Transfer to Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan border posint Farab, after all formalities and obtainin visa to TM you will head to Mary.
In the morning visit to the Ancient Merv (UNESCO). Upon return to Mary, visit to History museum of Merv region. Transfer to airport for evening flight to Ashgabat, (ETD 1920h ETA 2000h). Transfer to hotel.
City tour, with visits of Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, Independence Park, Neutrality Arch, Ahalteke horse stables, National Museum, Nissa (UNESCO) and Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum.
Morning at leisure. Transfer to Karakum desert, visit Erbent desert community on the way. Set up camp. Camp dinner and overnight in tent near Gas Crater.
Drive to Dashoguz. Visit Kunya Urgench (UNESCO) on the way. Transfer to the border post for border crossing and back to Uzbekistan. Transfer to Khiva, overnight in Khiva.
Full day city tour in Khiva, walking tour. You will see all historical sites located in the old town within city walls (2 km), Mosque, madrasah, workshops, caravan saray, harem of Khiva Khan, museums, minarets and souvenir Shops and local bazaar.
Drive to Nukus, you can drive via Ayazkal and Topraq kala, the ancient sites of Khorezm kingdom dating back to 1-4 C AD when the territory of ancient Khorezm was populated by Zoroastrian people. Arrive in Nukus and visit Savitskiy Musuem and fly to Tashkent evening at around 2000. Transfer to hotel for overnight.
Transfer to airport for your return flight home. End of Services
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Days : 13 | Nights : 12
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