Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan

Category of the tour: 
Duration of the tour: 
Day 16

 

Date

Destination

Carrier

Itinerary

Meals

Hotel

Day 2

 

Arrival Ashgabat

 

Ashgabat

TK

Coach

Arrival with flight TK xxx, ETA xxxxh. Transfer to hotel. Early check-in. Short rest.

City tour, with visits to National Museum, Nissa (UNESCO), Turkmenbashi-Mosque-Mausoleum, Neutrality Arch and Independence Park.

B hotel

L restaurant

D restaurant

Nussay 5*

Grand Turkmen 4*

Ak Altyn 4*

Day 3

 

Ashgabat-Mary

Flight

Coach

Visit Sunday Bazaar, followed by transfer to Mary, with stops at Anau Mosque remains, Abiverd Silk Road Town remains and Ulugdepe Bronze Age excavation on the way.

B hotel

L picnic

D restaurant

Margush 3*

Yrgsal 3*

Day 4

 

Mary

Coach

 

Excursion to Gonur Depe Bronze Age excavation site. Upon return visit Mary Museum.

B hotel

L picnic

D restaurant

Margush 3*

Yrgsal 3*

Day 5

 

MaryQ

Ashgabat

Flight

Coach

Excursion to Merw (UNESCO). Transfer to airport for afternoon or evening flight to Ashgabat (flight timetable tbc). Transfer to hotel.

B hotel

L restaurant

D restaurant

Nussay 5*

Grand Turkmen 4*

Ak Altyn 4*

Day 6

 

AshgabatQ

Dashoguz-

BP Shavat

Khiva

Flight

Coach

Morning flight to Dashoguz (approximately 1 hour flight), upon arrival Kunya Urgench tour and afterwards transfer to border and cross border into Uzbekistan. 1 hour drive to Khiva, accommodation and free time for relaxing (guide with the group in case of late afternoon wish for a quick city tour)

B box

L restaurant

D: Local rest

Asia Khiva 4*

Malika Kheybak 3*

Orient Star 3*

Day 7

 

Khiva

Coach

Full day sightseeing tour in Khiva with visits to Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17c); Mohammed-Amin-Khan(19c) Madrassah, Islam Khodja Minaret; Palvan-Kari complex, Abd Al Bobo complex(18c), Rafanek Madrassah, Mohammed Rakim Khan  (19 c), Amir-Tur Madrassah, Sho-I-Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum. Uch Avlioli («three saints») Mausoleum, Jami Mosque(18c), Kutluq-Murad Inaq (19c) Madrassah, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Tash Hauli («stone yard») Palace, Alla-Kuli-Khan (18c), Arab Mohammed Khan(18 c) Madrassahs.

B: Hotel

L: Local rest

D: Local rest

Asia Khiva 4*

Malika Kheybak 3*

Orient Star 3*

Day 8

 

Khiva

Bukhara

Coach

After breakfast transfer to Bukhara. On the way stop for picnic lunch at local chaykhana in the middle of Kyzyl Kum dessert, time to walk over to the Amu Darya river for taking pictures. Upon arrival in Bukhara (approx. 9 hours’ drive in total) accommodation and time for relaxing.

B: Hotel

L: Picnic

D: Local rest

Asia Bukhara 4*

Lyabi Hauz 3*

Minzifa b&b

Sasha & Sons b&b

Day 9

 

Bukhara

Coach

Full day sightseeing tour in Bukhara with visits to: Visit to Ismael Samani mausoleum (9-10c)-vault  of Bukhara rulers' dynasty, Chor-Minor, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14 c), Visit to Old Bukhara: Poli-Kalon ensemble including Minaret (12c) , Mosque (15c), functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16 c), Amir-Alim-Khan Madrassah (14c), Taqi (trading domes), Kukeldash Madrassah (16c), Lyab-i-Hauz (17c), Nadir Divanbegi (17c), Magoki Attari (16c), Ulug Beg (15c), Abdul Aziz (17c) Madrassahs. Visit to Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16c) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c).

B: Hotel

L: Local rest

D: Local rest

Asia Bukhara 4*

Lyabi Hauz 3*

Minzifa b&b

Sasha & Sons b&b

Day 10

 

Bukhara

Coach

Continute the tur in Bukhaar with visits to outside of the town places such as Sitorai- Mokhi Hosa and Chor Bakr Complex. Afternoon can be given as a free time for the group to explore the city on their own or continue the tour in Old City.

B: Hotel

L: Local rest

D: Local rest

Asia Bukhara 4*

Lyabi Hauz 3*

Minzifa b&b

Sasha & Sons b&b

Day 11

 

Bukhara

Shakhrisabz

Samarkand

Coach

After breakfast transfer to Shakhrisabz- birthplace of Amir Temur. Sightseeing tour in Shakhrisabz with visits to Ak Sarai Complex, Dortus Saodat and dorut Tilovat Complexes. Late in the afternoon transfer to Samarkand. Accommodation and dinner in Samarkand.

B: Hotel

L: House

D: Local rest

Registan Plaza 4*

Asia Samarkand 4*

Malika Prime 3*

Malika Classic b&b

Day 12

 

Samarkand

Coach

Full day sightseeing tour in Samarkand with visits to Shahi-Zinda necropolis (14-15c), “Stars above Samarkand” - Ulugbek observatory (15c), “Ruines of Afrosiab” -  the excavation and museum of the ancient town (6 BC-13 AD), Visit to medieval architectural monuments: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15c), Registan Ensemble (including Ulugbek (15c), Shir Dor (17c), Tillya-Kari Madrassahs (17c)), Bibi Khanum Mosque.

B: Hotel

L: Local rest

D: Local rest

Registan Plaza 4*

Asia Samarkand 4*

Malika Prime 3*

Malika Classic b&b

Day 13

 

Samarkand

Coach

Continue the tour ion Samarkand. Free afternoon for the group to explore the town on their own, tour with the guide can be organized for no extra charge if required.

B: Hotel

L: House

D: Local rest

Registan Plaza 4*

Asia Samarkand 4*

Malika Prime 3*

Malika Classic b&b

Day 14

 

Samarkand

Tashkent

Train

Coach

After breakfast transfer to train station. Train Shar to Tashkent at 11:15-15:20 (or evening Afrosiyob fast train at 17:00-19:15). Dinner in Tashkent and overnight.

B: Hotel

L: Local rest

D: Local rest

Miran Intl 5*

Ramada Tashkent 4*

City Palace 4*

 

Day 15

 

Tashkent

Coach

Full day sightseeing tour in Tashkent with visits to Museum of Applied Arts, local subway station, Independence Square and Amir Temur Square, Chorsu Handicraft Bazaar.

B: Hotel

L: Local rest

D: Local rest

Miran Intl 5*

Ramada Tashkent 4*

City Palace 4*

Day 16

 

Tashkent

Istanbul

Coach

Early morning transfer to airport for flight back home. End of Services.

B: Hotel

 

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