TURKMENISTAN CLASSIC TOUR

Ashgabat - Mary - Ashgabat

CRAFT TOUR

Ashgabat - Mary - Ashgabat

BICYCLE-, MOTO-, AUTO- Tour

(AZERBAIJAN - TURKMENISTAN - UZBEKISTAN)

BUS TOUR

(UZBEKISTAN - TURKMENISTAN - IRAN)

ADVENTURE JEEP-TOUR THROUGH KARAKUM DESERT

Route: Baku - Turkmenbashi - Yangykala - Bolshoy Balhan - Balkanabat - Ashgabat - Darvaza - Damla - Kune-Urgench - Dashoguz - Shavat (Uzbekistan)

ARCHEOLOGICAL TOUR

(Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan)

BY DINOSAUR STEPS

Ashgabat - Mary - Turkmenabat - Kugitang - Turkmenabat - Ashgabat

COMBI-TOUR

(Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan)

CENTRAL ASIA TOUR

(TURKMENISTAN - UZBEKISTAN - TAJIKISTAN - KYRGYZSTAN - KAZAKHSTAN)

TURKMENISTAN - IRAN

(Turkmenistan - Iran)

COMBI-TOUR (Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan) (Classic)
Home - Ashgabat - Mary - Turkmenabat - Farap - Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand - Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva - Dashoguz - Kuneurgench - Dashoguz - Ashgabat
16 days / 15 nights

Day 1 / Arrival in Ashgabat
Flight to Ashgabat
Arrival in Ashgabat
Met by our guide and transfer to Hotel / Overnight.

Day 2 / Ashgabat
Breakfast at Hotel's restaurant. Depart for full day city tour of Ashgabat including: Arch of Neutrality, Lenin Square, Ertogrulgazi Mosque, Local Russian Bazaar and etc. Lunch independent. Visit to Museum of History, has a rich collection of ancient artifacts from Turkmenistan. More than 500,000 exhibits are displayed here in 9 halls. The highlight of the museum is a collection of ivory, discovered during the excavations at the Old Nissa, residence of Parthian kings from the Arshakid Dynasty. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight

Day 3 / Ashgabat
Breakfast at Hotel's restaurant. Drive to Kov-Ata underground lake (100 km from Ashgabat) lies in a cave on the northern slope of the Kopet-Dag. The lake is 13m deep, 72m long, 30m wide and is 60m under the ground. Its water maintains a constant temperature between 33-37C and contains 30 chemical elements. This unusual composition and high temperature make it a great place to swim. Lunch independent. Drive to the great Mosque in Kipchak village: The mosque was built in the native village of the first President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Turkmenbashi. It is the biggest mosque in Central Asia. Total area of the mosque is 7.000 m2. 10.000 people can pray therein at the same time. Next to the mosque is a mausoleum where the First President, his two brothers and parents are buried. Return to Ashgabat. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight

Day 4 / Ashgabat - Mary
Breakfast at Hotel's restaurant. Drive to Mary. Lunch independent. Arrival in Mary. Excursion to Ancient Merv is by far Turkmenistan's most recognized heritage site. It impresses in its vastness of 2,000 ha including five different city-sites from three millennia and with numerous monuments and shrines remaining from the Muslim period. Merv has recently been included into the UN List of World Heritage Monuments. The important architectural monuments include Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum and Gyz Gala Fortress. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight.

Day 5 / Mary - Turkmenabat - Farap - Bukhara
Breakfast. Drive to Farap checkpoint via Turkmenabat. Crossing Farap border (toward to Bukhara) 

Meet the guests with guide on the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan border and transfer to the hotel for accommodation.
Dinner at local or hotel restaurant.
Overnight at the hotel

Day 6 / Bukhara
After breakfast a full day city sightseeing tour of Saint Bukhara (2500 year old): Miri Arab Madrassah, Kalon Mosque and Minaret, Trading Domes Toki-Zargaron, Madrassah of Ulugbek, Tim Abdullakhan, Trading Domes Tok-i-Tilpak Furushon, Magoki Attori Mosque, Trading Domes Tok-i- arrafon, Lyabi-Haus including Madrassah Nadir Devon Begi and Khanaka (by walking), Mausoleum of Ismail Samani, Ark Fortress Dinner with Folk Show at Nadir Divan Begi Madrassah. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 7 / Bukhara-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand (430km)
After breakfast drive to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz (native city of Tamerlan.) In Shakhrisabz visit Ak-Sarai Palace ("White Palace" is the greatest Palace of Tamerlan), Kuk-Gumbaz Mosque & Gumbazi Sayidan, the most magnificent Mausoleum of Jakhangir (Tamerlan's son), and Hazrati Imam Mosque. Arrive to Samarkand. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner at hotel or local restaurant. Overnight in the hotel

Day 8 / Samarkand
After breakfast city tour of Samarkand. Visit Registan Square including Madrassah Ulugbek , Madrassah Sher Dor , Madrassah Tillya Kari, Mosque Bibi Khanym and Siab bazaar, Mausoleums of Shakhi Zinda Necropolis & Guri Emir Mausoleum, the Observatory of Ulugbek (built by the great astronomer Mirzo Ulugbek, the grandson of Temur), Afrosiab Museum & hills. Dinner at hotel or local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel

Day 9 / Samarkand-Tashkent (320 km)
After breakfast departure to Tashkent. Arrive to Tashkent. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner at hotel or local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel

Day 10 / Tashkent
After breakfast city tour of Tashkent: Visit the Kukeldash Madrassah - at present it is regularly acting mosque, Khasti- Imam Complex (Barakhan Madrassah, the Mausoleum of Muslim Saint Abu Ibn Ismail Kaffal, Tilla Sheykh Mosques with visiting the Islamic Library, where you can see one of the major book in the Islamic world - the Usman Koran which was written at 6th - 7th centuries).Then visit the Madrassah of Sheikh Abul-Kasim (inside of Madrassah there are some shops of national craftsmen), the museum of Applied Art and bazaar. Dinner at local or hotel restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 / Tashkent- Urgench (Khiva)
After early breakfast at hotel transfer to airport for flight to Urgench by HY-1051 at (07:00-08:40). Upon arrival transfer to Khiva (30 km from Urgench). Enjoy city tour of Medieval Khiva (called as an open -air museum city & guarded by UNESCO). The tour includes visits to: the Ichan Kala- the heart of the city where the most architectural & historical monuments are located. Visit Madrassah Allakuli Khan , Karvonsaroy, Madrassah Mohammed Amin Khan & Minaret Kalta , Kuhna Ark (Ark is a fortress of Khiva), Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum (Pakhlavan Makhmud was a poet, philosopher and legendary fighter who became the protector and saint of Khiva, Islam Khodja Madrassah & Minaret (it is the highest minaret with 118 footsteps opening up to wonderful scenery of desert Karakum), Djuma-mosque, Mohammed Rakhim Khan Madrassah, Tosh Khauli Palace. Dinner at a local or hotel restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 / Urgench (Khiva) - Shavat - Dashoguz - Kuneurgench - Dashoguz
After breakfast departure to Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan border.
Crossing Shavat border from Khiva. After custom formalities met by our guide and drive to Dashoguz city. Excursion to Kune-Urgench for excursions. Kunya-Urgench, once the capital of the Khorezm Empire, is a center of World Heritage including Gutluk Timur, the tallest minaret of Central Asia and the Turabek Khanum Mausoleum. Its twelfth century dome is probably the most spherical and perfect of the Turan, and is one of very few tiled domes of that age worldwide. Kunya Urgench strikes with its characteristic conical domes later to be copied in Bukhara. Accommodation at Hotel. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 13 / Dashoguz - Ashgabat
Breakfast. Flight to Ashgabat. Arrival accommodation at Hotel. Lunch independent. Excursion to Carpet museum has a large collection of antique carpets, dating back to the 17th century. There are also two biggest carpets, ever made in Turkmenistan: 192 square meters and 266 square meters. Each of them weights about one ton. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight.

Day 14 / Ashgabat
Breakfast. Drive to Parau Bibi Shrine (12 century). This shrine from the 12 century is one of the most impressive and popular sites of pilgrimage in the country. It is located in western Turkmenistan approximately 20 kilometers northwest of Gyzylarbat in the village of Paraw. The actual shrine is set some 100 meters up a rocky mountainside overlooking the village and consists of a white mausoleum-like structure (described in historical sources as a mosque). At the foot of the mountain is a large one-story building which serves as a guest house. Your lunch will be there. Return to Ashgabat. Dinner independent. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 15 / Ashgabat
Breakfast. Drive to Sunday Market Tolkuchka. Oriental Market (The Tolkuchka Bazaar) in Ashgabat should not be missed. This colorful bazaar is where practically the entire country comes together to trade on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Anything and everything is sold here from camels and cars to antiques, carpets, and jewelry. Lunch independent. Visiting to Ancient Nisa, the capital of the Parthian Empire (25 km from Ashgabat), mentioned in the Zend-Avesta - holy book of Zoroastrianism. In the 4th century B.C., Parthia was a part of Alexander the Great's Empire. Then it became an independent state. It was a large city and the family residence of kings. The peak of Parthia's military success and political might was achieved in the second and first centuries B.C. Its territory stretched from Syria to India. The Parthian army defeated the army led by the Roman commander Crassus, famous for his defeat of a slaves' revolt headed by Spartacus. Now you can see the remains of the royal fortress. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 16 / depart Ashgabat 
Departure transfer to Ashgabat airport
Flight home

 

Turkmen Girl

Ashgabat - Turkmenistan

Buhara - Uzbekistan

Dashoguz - Turkmenistan
Khiva - Uzbekistan
Samarkand - Uzbekistan
 

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