Tour-Silk-Road
Cities: Tashkent, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Bukhara, Mary, Merv, Ashgabat, Dashoguz, Kunya Urgench, Khiva, Tashkent.

 
Day 01 Tashkent Arrival in Tashkent.
Sightseeing in Tashkent. visits (old & new part) Hast Imam Square, Kaffal Sashi Mausoleum, Barak-Khan Madrassah where the world’s oldest the Uthman Qur’an is kept, Juma Mosque, Tillya Sheikh Mosque Kukeldash Madrassah and Chorsu bazaar. Mustaqillik Square (Independence Square), Museum of Fine and Applied Arts, Amir Temur Square etc.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Tashkent
Samarkand
Morning transfer to Samarkand. Arrival to Samarkand.
Sightseeing in Samarkand upon arrival. Ensemble of Registan: (Ulugbek, Sher Dor and Tillya Kari Madrasah’s), Gur-Emir Mausoleum (graves of Tamerlane and his descendants).
Accommodation in hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Samarkand Full day guided tour Samarkand visits: Bibi-Khonym Mosque with Siab bazaar, Shakh-i-Zinda Ensemble, Khazrat-Khizr Mosque, Aancient settlement Afrosiab with Museum and observatory and memorial museum of Ulugbek.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Samarkand
Shakhrisabz
Bukhara
Morning transfer to Bukhara via Shakhrisabz once was former capital of the powerful Emirate of Bukhara with more than 300 architectural monuments, is a “town museum” dating back to the Middle Ages- 2300 year old. During of the tour in Shakhrisabz you will visits remnants of Ak-Sarai Palace, Bazaar of Shakhrisabz, Kok-Gumbas Mosque, Khazret-Imam Mosque (Dorut Tilyavat ensemble, XIV century) and Gumbazi-Seidan Mausoleum (Dorus-Siadat ensemble, XIV century).
Arrival in Bukhara. Check in the hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Bukhara Full day guided tour Bukhara visits remaining of city wall and gate of Bukhara, Samonid’s Mausoleum, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, Kosh Madrasah Ensemble (Abdullakhan Madrasah & Modarikhan Madrasah), Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark citadel & Zindan (ancient prison), Khodja Zaynuddin Complex, Poi Kalyan Complex: (Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque & Miri Arab Madrasah), Trading Dome: (Toki Zargaron, Тoki Telpak Furushon & Toki Sarrafon), Ulugbek Madrasah, Abdullazizkhan Madrasah, Khodja Gaukushan Ensemble, Magoki Attoron Mosque, Architectural ensemble Lyabi Hauz Kukeldash Madrasah, Khanaka and Nodir Devan-Begi Madrasah
Dinner with folklore show program at Nadir Divan Begi Madrasah
Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 Bukhara Continue sightseeing in Bukhara. Half day guided tour in Bukhara and visit: Summer Palace (residence) of last Bukharan Emirs Sitora-i-Mokhi Khosa, Chor Bakr necropolis, Bakhauddin Nakshbandi necropolis and Chor Minor medresah. After lunch free time.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 Bukhara
Mary
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Bukhara and drive to Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan border “Farap”. Border formalities. Meet with representative of Turkmenistan travel company. Drive to Mary via Turkmenabat (app. 350 km – 5 hours). Lunch (optional) at local restaurant in Turkmenabat. Arrival in Mary
Accommodation in hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 Mary
Merv
Ashgabat
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Bayramaly ( 35 km – 40 min) to have sightseeing of Old Merv: Gyz Gala & Oglan Gala (VI-VII), Complex of Askhabs (VIII-XIV), Gyaur Gala (IV B.C.), Buddhist Complex (IV-VI), Beni Makhan Mosque – the first mosque built in Central Asia (VII), Erk Gala ( VI BC), Soltan Gala (XI), Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum (XII), Ibn Zeid Mausoleum (XII). After the sightseeing program in Old Merv, drive back to Mary. After lunch flight to Ashgabat. Arrival in Ashgabat.
Accommodation in hotel.
Day 09 Ashgabat
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing of Ashgabat: New Park dedicated to Akhalteke horses-the pride of Turkmen, Arch of Neutrality, Presidential Square, Ertogrul Ghazy Mosque, Mosques of Turkmenbashy which is biggest in Central Asia & Mausoleum Complex of the tombs of Turkmenbashy and his parents with his brothers, National Museum of History & Ethnography (closed on Tuesdays), Monument of Independency & Ruhnama.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 Ashgabat Dashoguz Kunya Urgench Khiva
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning transfer to the airport for flight T5-101 to Dashoguz (06.50-07.50 – subject to change). Upon arrival drive to Kunya Urgench (III-XVI cc.) ( 120 km – 1.5 hours). Arrival in and sightseeing program in the old city: Portal of Caravanserai (XI-XIV), Mamun Minaret (X-IX), Arslan Il Mausoleum (XII), Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum (XIII), Kutlug Timur Minaret – one of the highest minarets (XIV), Turabek Hanum Mausoleum (XIV).
Drive to Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan border point Dashoguz – Shavat ( 130 km – 2 hours). After border formalities, pass to Uzbekistan territory. Meet and drive to Khiva (app. 80 km.). Arrival in Khiva and check in the hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 Khiva
Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing in Khiva: Ichan Kala – a UNESCO World Heritage Site including: Medrassa Muhammad Amin Khan, Kalta Minor, Kunya Ark, Medrassa Muhammad Rakhimkhan, Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, Islam Khodja Minaret & medrassa, Djuma Mosque and Minaret, Tash Hovli Palace. In the evening drive to Urgench ( 30 km) for flight HY-1058 (20:40, subject to change) to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Meet at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Check in the hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 Tashkent
International flight back home.

Suggested accommodation in:


Option 1

Option 2
Tashkent – Asia Tashkent 3***
Samarkand – Malika Classic 3***
Bukhara – Amelia 3***
Mary – Margush 3***
Ashgabat – Ak Altyn 4****
Khiva – Asia Khiva 3*** or similar

Tashkent – Tashkent Palace 4****
Samarkand – Registan Plaza 4****
Bukhara – Asia Bukhara 4****
Mary – Dayanch 3***
Ashgabat – Gran Turkmen 4****
Khiva – Khorezm Palace 4**** or similar


SERVICES INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE:  
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE:
  • • Accommodation based on DBL rooms
  • with breakfasts
  • • Early check-in to hotel on arrival day
  • • Domestic air fare Tashkent – Urgench
    • Domestic air fare Turkmenistan:
    Mary – Ashgabat, Ashgabat – Dashoguz
  • • Entrance fees for Sightseeings
  • • All airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • • All over land transportation with air condition
  • • Visa support to Uzbekistan
  • • Dinner with folklore show program at Nadir Divan Begi Madrasah
  • • English (French, Spanish, Turkish, Russian etc.) speaking tour leader – guide
 
  • • International airfares
  • • Late check out from the hotels; 
    • Visa costs: Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan
    • Turkmenistan Migration card paid upon arrival on the border US$ 12 P/P
    • Personal spending money;
    • Luggage in excess of 20 kg (44lbs);
    • Travel insurance;
    • Tips for driver and local guide;
    • Video & photo camera charges during sightseeing   

 

Packages

Price per. person in US$
Price valid until 31 December 2013

Single
supplement

2 pax

4-6 pax

8-10 pax

Option  1

1712

1503

1343

199

Option  2

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Additional service:

Half board – 96 USD | per person | for Uzbekistan part

Full board – 176 USD | per person | for Uzbekistan part

 

 

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