Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan

Route: Ashgabat – Mary – Ashgabat – DashoguzKunya-UrgenchKhiva - BukharaSamarkand - TashkentFergana valley - Osh - “Taldyk” yurt camp - Bishkek

Duration: 14 nights/15 days

 

Brief description:

The most interesting spots of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan will be introduced to you while the trip. Not only you will see the great monuments and beautiful nature and contrasts of ancient Merv, Ashgabat, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and green Fergana Valley, but you will also have opportunity to enjoy wonderful nature surrounding “Taldyk” yurt camp: the picturesque grove on the lakeside and beautiful canyon of the Kel-Kedjig river.
You will meet people living in various regions, who keep their unique culture and traditions of the ancient times.


Program:

Day 1 - Ashgabat – Mary – Ashgabat

Arrival in Ashgabat. Meeting with Turkmen guide and flight to Mary. Half day sightseeing in Mary including ruins of the “Ancient Merv”, Green Market. Flight to Ashgabat. Arrival in Ashgabat, transfer to the hotel and check in.

 

Day 2 – Ashgabat

Full day sightseeing in Ashgabat includes the National Museum of Turkmenistan, Nisa – the residence of the Parthian kings, the Neutrality Square and Arch of Neutrality, Independence Park, Ertogrul Gazy mosque.

 

Day 3 - Ashgabat – Dashoguz – Kunya-Urgench (120 km = 2 h) – Khiva (60 km)

Early morning flight to Dashoguz. Drive to Kunya-Urgench. Half day sightseeing in Kunya-Urgench including mausoleums of Nadjmeddi-ibn-Kubra, Tyurabek-Khanym, Soltan Tekesh, Il-Arslan, Kutlug-Timur minaret, Kyrk Molla Hill. Transfer to Uzbek-Turkmen border (140 km). Meeting with Uzbek guide, transfer to Khiva. Check in to the hotel. Free time.

 

Day 4 – Khiva

Full day sightseeing in Khiva including Ichan-Kala - inner cite of ancient town, Mohammed-Amin Khan madrassa and minaret (XIX c), Kunya Ark - Old fortress (XVII c), Pakhlavan Mahmud complex (XIV-XIX cc), Islam Khodja madrassa and Minaret (1908), Jumma mosque (X-XVIII cc), Tash Hauli Allakuli-Khan Palace (XVIII-XIX cc), Bazaar.

 

Day 5 - Khiva – Bukhara (500 km = 7-8 hours)

Transfer to Bukhara with a picnic lunch in Kyzyl-kum desert. Arrival in Bukhara. Check in to the hotel. Walking tour in the old city of Bukhara.

 

Day 6 – Bukhara

Full day sightseeing: Poi- Kalan complex (XII-XVI cc.), that includes famous Minaret Kalan (built in 1127, height is 49 meters). Minaret Kalan firstly was an observation post, and then it became a place of public executions. Samanid’s Mausoleum (IX-X cc.) Next we see Lyabi-Hauz complex (XVI-XVII cc.) which includes: Kukeldash madrassah (1568) and Nadir Divanbegi madrassah (1622). Sitorai Mokhi Khosa – “Palace of Moon and Stars” – summer residence of the last Bukhara Emir (XIX c), Bolo Khauz mosque, Complex Bakhoutdin Nakshbandy (so-called Central Asian Mecca). Free time after lunch.

 

Day 7 - Bukhara – Samarkand (280 km = 4 hours)

Departure for Samarkand. Check in to the hotel. Half day sightseeing in Samarkand including Registan, Ulugbeg madrasah, Sher Dor madrasah, Tilla Kori mosque (1646-1659), mausoleum Gur Emir or “ruler’s tomb”, where Tamerlane was buried in 1405.

 

Day 8 – Samarkand

Full day sightseeing in Samarkand including Rukhabad necropolis (XV c), Bibi-Khanum mosque (XV c), Ulugbek observatory (1420), Shakhi-Zinda (“The Living King”) necropolis of Samarkand rulers and nobles, oriental bazaar “Siab”.

 

Day 9 - Samarkand – Tashkent (330 km = 5 h)

Departure for Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Check in to the hotel. Half day sightseeing in Tashkent includes the old city, Barak-Khan madrassah (XVI c), Yunus-Khan mausoleum, Kaffal-al-Shashi Mazar, Kukeldash madrassah (XVIII c), museum of Applied Art.

 

Day 10 - Tashkent – Fergana – Margilan – Rishtan - Fergana

Flight to Fergana. Check in to the hotel. Full day sightseeing in Fergana valley: sightseeing trip to the Silk Factory “Edgorlik” in Margilan; visit to ceramic workshop of Rustam Usmanov in Rishtan. Transfer to Fergana.

Day 11 - Fergana – Osh (95 km = 1,5 h) - “Taldyk” yurt camp (150 km = 3-4 h)

Transfer to Uzbek-Kyrgyz border. Crossing border to Osh (Kyrgyzstan). Meeting with Kyrgyz guide. Check in to the hotel. Half day sightseeing in Osh including Uayma Bazaar, Suleiman Too (Suleiman Mountain) with XXVI century Asaf-bin-Burhia mausoleum, Prophet Mosque, Rabat Abdullakhan mosque, 5-6 thousand year old petrogliphs and historical museum. Afternoon drive to “Taldyk” yurt camp. Overnight in yurt.

 

Day 12 - “Taldyk” yurt camp (70 + 70 km = 6 h)

Overpass to the picturesque canyon of the Kel-Kedjig river. Getting up to the small lake surrounded by sheer cliffs. Lunch in a small tree grove on the lakeside. Way back to the yurt camp. Overnight in yurt.

 

Day 13 - “Taldyk” yurt camp – Osh (150 km = 3-4 h) – Bishkek

Drive to Osh. Flight Osh - Bishkek. Check in to the hotel. Short sightseeing in Bishkek including Historical State Museum, Museum of fine arts and National park Ala-Archa.

 

Day 14 – Bishkek

Full day sightseeing in Bishkek including Kyrgyz National Philarmonic, Statue of Manas and manaschi (story-tellers of Manas), Ala-Too Sguare, Flagpole and change of guards, Victory Square, State Trade Center.

 

Day 15 - Bishkek

Transfer to the airport. Departure.

 

Accommodation in 2-3* hotels:

 

Accommodation in 3-4* hotels:

 

The price includes:

  • Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan visa support letter
  • Transportation during the trip
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Guided tours in the cities
  • Mountain guide in “Taldyk” yurt camp;
  • Entry fees to historical monuments
  • Free tour leader for groups of more than 10 pax

  • Mineral water during intercity transfers
  • Airticket Mary – Ashgabat;
  • Airticket Ashgabat – Dashoguz;
  • Airticket Urgench – Tashkent;
  • Airticket OshBishkek;

The price excludes:

 

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