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Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan Tour - 8 days

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Tour itinerary: Ashgabat-Darwaza-Dashoguz-Khiva-Bukhara-Samarkand-Tashkent
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Days: 8Nights: 7
Price: $800 and more
Tour description:

A short and interesting Turkmenistan -Uzbekistan tour, that covers the most popular historical and natural places, is a great option for travelers who would like to experience more in less time.

The tour can be arranged for a family or group by request.

Day 1
Ashgabat

 Arrival in Ashgabat in the early morning.  

The driver and the guide will meet you at the airport. 

9:30 Meet with our guide & driver at your hotel's lobby and start the excursion immediately.

10:00 Start with visiting Old Nisa (a member of UNESCO's World Heritage) to Spiritual Mosque. This place was admitted as one of the biggest mosques in the world.

Continue your tour with visiting National Museum of Turk's History and follow your guide to Monument of Neutrality, down to Presidential Square (yes, Turkmenistan's President is that modest!); to Dinosaur Plateau.

~17:00 Quick stop at Turkmenistan State Hippodrome at which you can take a ride on the horses of the most luxury and noble breed - akhaltekins. They are a true treasure of Turkmenistan and the subject of pride of Turkmenistan people.

At the very end you will visit the modern Independence Park.

Finish your excursion. Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight.

 Day 2
Ashgabat - Darwaza

Breakfast.

Continue city tour around Ashgabad with visiting Anau mosque ruins; Ahalteke horse stables, where you will have an opportunity to see the most beautiful horses on the Earth. A visit to carpet Museum and (Sunday) bazaar.

Transfer by car to the gas crater Darwaza (260 km North from Ashgabad). In 1971 geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas.

The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 50-100 meters. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn the gas. Geologists had hoped the fire would go out in a few days but it has been burning ever since. Locals have named the cavern The Gate to Hell, and the sight of the crater at night indeed gives a somewhat spooky feel.

The views are most impressive in the dark, and an overnight stay in tents near the crater is a unique experience, especially when accompanied by a barbecue dinner.

Night in the tent camp.

Day 3
Darwaza - Dashoguz - Khiva

Breakfast

In the morning transfer to Kunya Urgench (100 km), the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Once an important stronghold of the Achaemenid Empire, it once contained the city of Khoresm whose stunning ruins and amazing architecture draw visitors today.  

Excursion to Kunya Urgench with visits to Mausoleum of Turabek Khanum, Minaret of Kutlug Timur, Mausoleum of Sultan Tekesh, Mausoleum of Il-Arslan, Najamuddin Kubra Mausoleum and others.

Finish your excursion. Moving to Dashoguz.and transfer to Turkmen – Uzbek Border Pass the border.

Meet with a driver on Uzbek side and transfer to Khiva (30 km).

Arrival. Hotel check-in.

Overnight.

Day 4
Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva

Breakfast.

09:00 Meet with a guide in the hotel's lobby and start sightseeing in the old part of Khiva (5-6 hours) – Ichan Kala known as “Inner town”. Ichan Kala which is the biggest open air museum in Central Asia consists of the following architectural monuments: Ata Darbaza (West Gate), Kunya Ark, Muhammad Rakhim-Khan Madrassa, Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassa, Kalta Minor Minaret.

Continue city tour with visits to Juma Mosque and Minaret, Islam Khodja Madrassa and Minaret, Said Alauddin Mausoleum, Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, the last Khiva Khan Allakulikhan’s Madrassa and Tosh Hovli Palace where was the harem with 40 concubines, Caravanserai and Tim Allakulikhan.
Finish excursion. Back to the hotel.

Overnight.

 Day 5
Khiva - Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 Transfer to Bukhara via the Kizil Kum desert (475 km).

On the way, there is a stop to take pictures and enjoy the picturesque views of the Amudarya River. Arrival in Bukhara in the afternoon.

Check-in the hotel. 

Overnight.

Day 6
Bukhara-Samarkand

Breakfast at the hotel. 

09:00 Meet with a guide and start your walking tour in Bukhara: (4-5 hours)

– Ensemble Lyabi Hauz (Nadir Divanbegi Madrassa, Khanaka, Kukeldash Madrassa and the monument of Khodja Nasreddin);

– Magoki Attari Mosque is one of the oldest mosques survived in Bukhara from the time before the Mongolian invasion; 

– Abdullakhan’s Tim with numerous handicraft stores offering you souvenirs, ceramics, national clothes, and carpets; 

– Caravanserai Saifuddin (the Center of Handicraft Development of Bukhara);

– There are three trading places or so-called covered bazaars: Toki Sarrofon, Toki Telpak Furushon, and Toki Zargaron preserved from the XVI century. These bazaars were the centers for trade of silk, jewelry and even for money exchange. Today as well, one can enjoy and purchase different souvenirs of a wide range, from small souvenir magnets to the famous Bukhara carpets;

– Visit Ulughbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrassas or so-called Kosh (pare) madrassas standing in front of each other with a distinctive style of facade ornamental decoration;

– Poi Kalon Square with Kalon Minaret and Mosque, Mir Arab Madrassa – the heart of Bukhara, a monumental complex impressing the imagination of every visitor;

– Ark Fortress – the oldest citadel dating back to I century BC where one can feel the history of the great fortress covered in beautiful legends and myths.

Optionally can be added by request: a quick visit to Samanids mausoleum (IX century), a monument of early medieval architecture with a local guide.

Finish the excursion. 

Transfer to the train station.

15.20 Departure from Bukhara by express train “Afrosiab”.

17.00 Arrival in Samarkand. Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight.

 Day 7
Samarkand - Tashkent

Breakfast.

09:00 Meet your guide & driver at the hotel's lobby. Start your sightseeing program from the old part of Samarkand:

– Gur Emir Mausoleum – a burial vault of Timur the Great and his descendants decorated with gold ornaments and considered as one of the most significant places in the world;

– Continue to the famous Registan Square – the heart of Samarkand and a real masterpiece of Central Asian medieval architecture consists of three grandiose buildings: Ulughbek Madrassa, Madrassa Sherdor, and Madrassa Tilla Kori.

– Bibi Khanim Mosque – the biggest medieval building in the city which was one of the most magnificent mosques in the Islamic world in 15 Century;

– Shahi Zinda Necropolis – unique complex of Mausoleums  formed by standing on both sides of the cenotaph (an imaginary grave) belonging to the Muslim person named Saint Abbas ibn-Kussam;

– Ulugbek’s Observatory – the finest astronomical centers in the medieval world was built by order of Ulugbek, an outstanding scholar and astronomer;

– Samarkand bazaar – Siyab

16:00 Transfer to the railway station.

17:00 Departure to Tashkent by 'Afrosiyob' train.

19:10 Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 8
Tashkent

Breakfast. 

09:00 Meet with a guide & driver at the hotel's lobby. Start sightseeing tour of Tashkent (5-6 hrs) visiting old and new parts of it:

– Earthquake Memorial, the composition is devoted to the tragic date of earthquake in Tashkent on April 26, 1966, and is erected in the approximate place of the earthquake epicenter. Residents still come to the monument to honor those people who took a part in the reconstruction of Tashkent - the main square of Uzbekistan reflects the past, present, and future of the country; 

– Khast Imam Square – a religious center of the city consisting of the Barakkhan madrasah;

– Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum and the library of Islamic Literature with the Holy Koran Book of the VII century. 

– Visiting Chorsu marketplace and drive back to the new city by metro. 

Continue excursion with visiting Independence Square. There are fountains standing for life energy of Uzbek people, the “Eternal flame" in honor of soldiers who died during the World War II,  the arch " Good and noble aspiration" crowned with birds of happiness and prosperity, a road "Ok Yul" (“Good way”) leading to Independence Monument and monument to Happy Mother that symbolize the hope for a great future.

One can often see the newly-weds who start a family and independent life walking through the arch of “Good and noble aspirations”, laying flowers at the monument of Happy Mother and Eternal flame.

– Theatre Square with the Opera House

– Amir Temur Square

 Finish excursion. Transfer to the airport.

Departure to your home destination country by the closest flight.

End of the tour.

Prices:

Group

Standard

1 pax

$

2 pax

$

Single supplement

+$

Accommodation:

Hotels

Standard

Comfort

Ashgabat Ak Altyn

Darwaza

Tent

Khiva

Old Khiva / Arqanchi

Bukhara

Malika Bukhara / Porso / Fatima / Zargaron

Samarkand

Zilol Baxt /Regal Palace / Malika Classic

Tashkent

Grand Capital / Navruz / Arien Plaza

OR OTHER HOTELS OF THE SAME LEVEL

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES :

- Visa support (Letter of Invitation, State Registration, Travel Pass);

- Road transport as per program per AC vehicle, 4x4 where terrain requires,

- Accommodation 1 night in a single room, including breakfast -Accommodation 1 night in private trekking tent (incl sleeping mat, sleeping bag, and pillow), including breakfast and dinner;

- Sightseeing entry fees (Carpet Museum, National Museum, Nisa, Ahaltere horse farm, Kunya Urgench)

- Accommodation on a single hotel room, based on breakfasts;

- Entrance fees to the monuments and museums according to the program ;

- Transportation services all over the tour;

- Letter of invitation (if necessary);

- Local English-speaking guides (4 excursions);

- Train tickets Bukhara-Samarkand, Samarkand-Tashkent (high- speed train “Afrosiab” economy class ).

TOUR PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE:

- Turkmenistan touristvisa 85+2 USD per person, when obtained at Ashgabat Airport (subject to change)

- Airfare international flights;

- Turkmenistan migration tax 10+2 USD per person, to be paid at Ashgabat Airport (subject to change) -Meals not indicated in above table; soft and alcoholic drinks during meals in above table

- Photo/video fees to historical parks and museums;

- Personal expenses;

- Airfare international flights;

- Early check-in or late check-out;

- Visa fee;

- Video and photo shooting charge on the spots;

- Meals (lunches and dinners);

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