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- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Car with driver
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9 Day Explore Magical Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
- Explore the wonders of the ancient Silk Road: Khiva, Kunya Urgench, Samarkand, Bukhara and Merv.
- Mysterious “Door to Hell” –explore Darwaza Gas Crater at sunset
- Discover the biggest deserts of Central Asia: Kyzyl Kum and Kora Kum
- Mingle with locals at chaykhanas
Explore Central Asia and its blue domed ancient cities, bursting bazaars and hospitable people.
Follow the footprints of its history which are associated with the names of Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Great Timur. Discover the ancient caravanserai and fortresses of Samarkand and Bukhara and admire the skills and talents of ancient architects and artisans of Khiva while exploring its high minarets and mosaic madrasas.
Mingle with kind and fascinating Turkmens in the ancient cities of Merv and Kunya Urgench and feel the real atmosphere of caravans plodding along The Great Silk Road. Enjoy your trip!
- 8 night accommodation in 3-4 star hotels.
- 8x breakfast.
- BBQ dinner in Darwaza on Day 3.
- English-speaking local guides.
- Entrance fees to all museums and sites as mentioned.
- Private transportation by air-conditioned, private vehicle with driver.
- Transfers from and to airport and hotel by private transports.
- Domestic Flight Ticket: Tashkent-Urgench.
- Domestic Flight Ticket: Ashgabat-Mary.
- Visa support for Uzbekistan visa.
- Visa support for Turkmenistan visa.
- Assistance 24h/7.
- International flight tickets
- Consular visa fee
- Photo and video charges during sightseeing
Example Trip to customize
Welcome To Uzbekistan!
You will be welcomed by your driver at Tashkent International Airport. Meet your local guide at the hotel and start to explore Tashkent!
First, visit the complex of Khast-i-Imam, the religious center of Tashkent, which includes several constructions built between the 16th and 19th centuries. Then, explore the beautiful Kukaldash Madrasa and Juma Mosque.
In the afternoon, continue with a visit to the Museum of Applied Art of Tashkent, the ancient palace of Russian diplomat Alexander Polovtsev that has been transformed into the museum. Explore the beautiful and unusual underground stations of Tashkent, after exploring one of the biggest Bazaars of Uzbekistan, Chorsu.
Immerse Yourself in Ancient Khiva
Khiva is a marvelous city, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Juma Mosque is an example of remarkable architecture. Kunya Ark –the 'ancient fortress', established in 1686 - 1688 by Arang-Khan is worth a visit, as are the Madrasa of Muhammad-Amin-Khan and the Tash-Kauli Palace.
Explore other exceptional monuments like the Mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud, the Mausoleum of Sayid All-Uddin, and the Medresa of Islam-Khodja with its elegant minaret, which is the highest in Khiva, at 45 m.
The Medresa of Alla-Kuli, built in 1835 in a space near the east gate of the inner town, is a celebrated example of harmonious blending into an ancient urban fabric.
Hotel Bek Khiva
Enjoy Magnificent Kunya Urgench
Today, travel to Kunya Urgench, which was the capital of the Great Khorezm Empire. All historical sites of Kunya Urgench are included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
There you will meet your guide and explore the highest minaret of Central Asia, the Kutlug-Timur minaret, the mausoleum of Nadjmiddin-Kubra (the founder of "Kubra" Sufi sect), the mausoleum of Mongol princess Torebeg-Khanum, Mamun minaret, and the Kyrk-Mollah mausoleum.
Ibn Khadjib madrassah and Arslan mausoleum – the oldest building in the city- are also worth visiting. After lunch, continue sightseeing and explore the Fakhr-ad-Din-Razi mausoleum and other mausoleums, minarets, and fortresses.
Standard Accommodation: Tent
Comfort Accommodation: Tent
Explore the City of White Marble
Today, travel to Ashgabat and meet your local guide. Then, begin to explore The City of White Marble.
Explore the archeological site of Old Nisa (included in UNESCO World Heritage list) and Spiritual Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in Central Asia.
After lunch, continue the tour and visit the National Museum of History and Monument of Neutrality, Presidential Square, Ertugrul Gazi Mosque and the newly built Independence Park. Take a picture of the Monument to Lenin.
Standard Accommodation: Hotel Ak Altyn
Comfort Accommodation: Hotel Grand Turkmenistan
Discover the Majestic City of Merv
Merv is an ancient city that was a major center of international trade and crafts located on the Silk Road.
Meet your English-speaking guide and discover the historical park with Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Large and Small Gyz Gala, Erk Kala, Gyaur Kala, Keshk Fortress and others.
After lunch, depart for Turkmenabat. On the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan border point Farab-Alat, go through border formalities. Later, meet your driver and let him drive you to Bukhara.
Boutique Hotel Minzifa
Enjoy Bukhara's Architectural Marvels
Today you will visit the architectural complex Poi-Kalyan, which is situated at the foot of the minaret Kalyan. It consists of three constructions built between the 12th and 16th centuries: the madrasa Miri-Arab mosque, and the Kalyan minaret.
Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasa marks the outstanding progress of medieval Central Asian architecture and is one of the oldest architectural monuments where you will find the remains of a Buddhist monastery and a Zoroastrian Temple in Bukhara.
In the afternoon continue to explore other monuments like Laybi-Hauz –the largest artificial reservoir of medieval Bukhara. Other spots worth visiting are the mausoleum of Ismail Samani and one of the most ancient monuments of the city, the mausoleum Chashma Ayub.
Standard Accommodation: Hotel Rangrez Bukhara
Comfort Accommodation: Boutique Hotel Minzifa
Travel Back in Time in Samarkand
In the morning, drive to Samarkand. On the way, make a stop in Guijduvan, a small village known throughout the country for its ceramic work, which is protected by UNESCO.
After the morning excursion, you will have lunch and then drive to Samarkand. Visit the ancient caravan serai Rabat-a Malik en route. Arrive in Samarkand, and spend the rest of the day as you wish.
Today, visit the famous Registan square surrounded by three madrasas: the Ulugbek madrasa, the Sher-Dor madrasa and Tillya Kori with its golden mosque. Enter the mausoleum of Gur-Amir, the family crypt of the great dynasty of Tamerlane, with a finely ribbed dome which is decorated with papier-mâché inside.
Enter the Observatory of Ulugbek
Today, you will visit the other wonder of the city: the Bibi Khanum Mosque. The best architects and artisans of Khorossan, Azerbaijan, Persia, and India were involved in the construction of the largest mosque in Central Asia.
Also, visit the Siyab Bazaar – the biggest and the most ancient market in Samarkand as well as the Shakhi-Zinda ensemble. It has more than 20 buildings and each mausoleum has its own style of decoration, which is the result of the great fantasy of skillful artisans.
Explore the Observatory of Ulugbek, the first observatory in Central Asia, built in the 14th century. After lunch, begin your journey back to Tashkent.
Standard Accommodation: Hotel Grand Nur
Comfort Accommodation: Hotel City Palace