Small Group Uzbekistan Tours 2017/2018

From China to Black Sea35 Days | China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia

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It is hard to imagine to be away from an everyday life for a month. Thus, if you can afford it, we offer you to take a trip to a fantastic travel across 9 countries of Central Asia and Caucasus. On your road, like the travelers of the past, there will be walks to the most colorful cities, visit to wonderful sights, meeting different people and impressions for the entire life.

The tour will be gradually take you from East to West as did caravans thousands of years ago, filled with silk, spices and jewels. First you will see unusual China with its western cities of Urumqi and Kashgar, where there is still trade running in big bazaars. After, you will have a trip to a spellbinding beautiful mountain passes of Kyrgyzstan, and an overnight in a yurt on the shore of the Lake Son-Kul. After Kyrgyzstan, you will have a short visit to Kazakhstan, where the northern branch of the Great Silk Road used to pass. From there, you will travel to the southern branch of the route - to Tajikistan famous for its amazing mountains and lakes. The main and the most intensive part of the tour will be a trip to the centuries-long monuments of Uzbekistan – you will have excursions to mosques, medreses and bazaars of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. The Central Asia tour will be concluded with a trip to Turkmenistan, the largest part of which is covered with a desert. Here you will pay a visit to ancient cities of Merv and Kunya-Urgench.

The second part of the Great Silk Road Tour will be a trip to three countries of the Caucasus. First, you will meet Azerbaijan: Baku, where the past and the future are perplexed in quiet old quarters with medieval sights and modern business centers with wide streets. Take an excursion to the city outskirts, to the monuments of different epochs. Georgia will charm you with its churches, well-known cuisine and lovely wines. The last country in this vast trip will be Armenia. You will see numerous churches that differ considerably from the Georgian ones, and some even refer to the Greek architecture.

35 days tour will be an interesting life in another world. Impressions will surely be for more than one book. Take this journey and create your own story.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1 (Wed): Urumqi
 
Arrival at Urumqi International Airport, meet your guide and driver. Transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 2 (Thu): Urumqi – Heavenly Lake – Urumqi (130 km, 1.5 h)
 
After breakfast transfer to Tianshan Mountian wings. Visit Heavenly Lake,  have a boat cruise on the lake. In the afternoon, transfer back to Urumqi and visit to Xinjiang Museum, Erdaoqiao Market.
Overnight at Urumqi.
Day 3 (Fri): Urumqi – Turpan (190 km, 2.5 h)
 
After breakfast transfer to Turpan. Visit Bezklik Grottoes, Astana Tombs, Tuyoq Valley and Kumtag Desert. Overnight at Turpan.
Day 4 (Sat): Turpan – Urumqi – Kashgar (190 km, 2.5 h)
 
Breakfast. Visit Jiaohe Ruined city, Karez Irrigation System, Sugong Minaret, local Uyger family in the vineyard. Transfer to the airport in Urumqi. Flight to Kashgar. On arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Additional meals: dinner
Day 5 (Sun): Kashgar Sunday Market
 
Today is a further day in Kashgar for you to experience the famous Yakshambe Bazaar - the Sunday Market. In the morning you will first visit the famous animal market. Here you will watch locals trading everything from woodwork and iron wear to sheep, donkeys, cattle, horses and camels before progressing onto the covered bazaar, believed to be the biggest in Central Asia. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 (Mon): Kashgar – Torugart – Tash-Rabat
 
Breakfast. Early in the morning transfer to Torugart Pass. Meeting with the Kyrgyz driver and guide at Kyrgyz-Chinese border. Drive to Tash-Rabat. Overnight in the yurt.
Additional meals: lunch, dinner
Day 7 (Tue): Tash-Rabat – Son-Kul
 
Transfer to Son-Kul. Son-Kul is one of the highest lakes in Kyrgyzstan (2030 m above sea level). It’s a place where you can experience a nomadic life. You will have a chance to ride a horse, see edelweiss flowers, camels, yaks, golden eagles, and to see how local women make Kyrgyz national drink – kumis (fermented mare’s milk). Overnight in the yurt camp.
Additional meals: lunch, dinner
Day 8 (Wed): Son-Kul – Kochkor – Bishkek
 
Transfer to Bishkek. On the way stop in Kochkor where you can see a process of making Kyrgyz national felt carpets. Lunch with a local Kyrgyz family. Continue driving to Bishkek. Overnight at the hotel.
Additional meals: lunch, dinner
Day 9 (Thu): Bishkek – Almaty
 
After breakfast sightseeing tour: Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, Philarmonic hall, Statue of Manas, Victory Square and Oriental market – Osh bazaar. After excursion transfer to Almaty via a newly built highway, enjoy nature landscapes on the way (250 km, 4 h). Cross Kyrgyzstan- Kazakhstan border. Arrive in Almaty, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 (Fri): Almaty
 
Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby to start the sightseeing tour in Almaty; visit Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, Central State Museum and Republic Square. Enjoy panoramic view at Kok-Tobe Hill, visit Medeo Gorge. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 (Sat): Almaty – Dushanbe
 
Check-out from hotel till noon. Free time in Almaty. At 14:30, transfer from your hotel to Almaty airport. Take flight to Dushanbe (SZ 216, 17:00 – 17:40). Transfer to and overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 (Sun): Dushanbe – Khujand
 
Check-out from hotel till noon. Start guided city tour with visit to the National Museum of Antiquities, where the famous statue of Buddha in Nirvana is preserved. Continue to Hissor fortress (23 km from Dushanbe) where you can see Madrasa Kuhna. Return to Dushanbe and visit Gurminj Musical Instruments Museum, Statue of Ismail Samani and Rudaki Park. In the afternoon, depart Dushanbe and drive to Khudjand (280 km, 5-6 h). The mountain road goes via picturesque Anzob pass (3300 m above sea level). Arrive in Khujand for overnight.
Day 13 (Mon): Khujand – Tashkent
 
In the morning, start Khujand city tour featuring Timur Malik fortress located at the ancient part of the city, Museum of Archeology and History, and Panjashbe bazaar, a place to experience the real magic of oriental bazaar with freshly baked bread, oriental spices, and juicy fruits. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon drive to Tajik/Uzbek border point “Oybek”. Border formalities on both checkpoints. Meet Uzbekistan driver and drive to Tashkent (100 km, 1 h 30 min). Arrive in Tashkent. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14 (Tue): Tashkent
 
Meet your guide to start sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia.
Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imom Complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman has been preserved. In Khast-Imom visit Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Tilla Sheikh Mosque, Mausoleum of the Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and the Islamic Institute of Imam al- Bukhari. Explore Chor-Su Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to the city center to visit Amir Temur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 15 (Wed): Tashkent – Samarkand
 
At 07:00 transfer from your hotel to railway station. Fast-speed train “Afrosiyob” departs from Tashkent at 08:00 and arrives in Samarkand at 10:10 (300 km). Your guide and driver will meet you at train station to begin the city tour in Samarkand. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siyob Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Gur Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 16 (Thu): Samarkand – Bukhara
 
In the morning, depart from Samarkand and drive to Bukhara (280 km, 4 h). Stop on the way at Rabati-Malik Caravanserai. Arrive in Bukhara, check in to the hotel.
Spend your afternoon in fascinating Old Bukhara which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List. Explore Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Magoki-Attori Mosque, madrasahs of Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, trade domes, Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, Chor-Minor Madrasah. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 17 (Fri): Bukhara
 
Start the second day in Bukhara discovering Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Samani dynasty and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Then visit Sitorai Mokhi-khosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir. Continue to Mausoleum of Bakhoutdin Naqshbandi and Chor-Bakr Necropolis. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 18 (Sat): Bukhara – Mary
 
In the morning transfer to Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan border point Alat-Farab (100 km, 1 h 30 min). Border formalities on both checkpoints. Cross 1.5 km neutral zone (transportation may not be available). Meet your Turkmenistan guide and drive to Mary through Turkmenabad (290 km, 5 h 30 min.). Arrival in Mary, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 19 (Sun): Mary – Merv – Ashgabat
 
After breakfast drive to Ancient Merv (40 km, 30 min). Discover historical park with Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Large and Small Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Gyaur Gala, Keshk Fortress, and others. Return to Mary and visit Merv History Museum. Take an evening flight to Ashgabat (370 km, 50 min). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 20 (Mon): Ashgabat – Darvaza gas crater
 
Sightseeing tour in Ashgabat. Explore archeological site of Old Nissa (included in UNESCO World Heritage list) and Spiritual Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in Central Asia. Visit the National Museum of History, Arch of Neutrality, Presidential Square, Ertogrul Ghazy Mosque, and the newly built Independence Park, Monument of Lenin. In the afternoon depart to Darvaza gas crater located in the middle of Karakym desert (280 km, 4 h). Arrive at the crater, set up the camp. Enjoy fire-cooked meal for dinner near the burning gas crater. Overnight in tents.
Day 21 (Tue): Darvaza gas crater – Kunya-Urgench – Khiva
 
After camp style breakfast depart to Kunya-Urgench – the ancient capital of Khorezm Empire (270 km, 4 h). Visit Kunya Urgench historical site: mausoleums of Turebek-Khanym, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il Arslan, Najmad-din-Kubra, Sultan Ali. Discover the Kutlug Timur Minaret and Kyrk Molla Hill. In the afternoon drive to Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan border point Dashoguz-Shavat. Go through border formalities on both checkpoints. Cross 1.5 km neutral zone (transportation may not be available). Meet your driver and continue to Khiva (60 km, 1 h). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 22 (Wed): Khiva – Tashkent
 
Check-out from hotel till noon.
Today you will visit Ichan-Kala Fortress which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour features visits to Mukhammad Amin Khan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta Minor, Juma Mosque, Toshkhovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum. Try yourself at climbing Islom Khodja Minaret, the highest minaret in Uzbekistan. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Old Khiva in Kunya-Ark.
Free time in the afternoon. In the evening you will be transferred to Urgench airport (30 km, 35 min) for flight to Tashkent (1093 km, 1 h 40 min). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 23 (Thu): Tashkent – Baku
 
Take a morning flight to Baku. On arrival, you will be met by our driver and guide for sightseeing tour in Baku. Visit Shehidler Khiyabany Memory Alley, from where you can have a great panoramic view of Baku city. Continue touring new Baku and exploring architecture of the 19-20th centuries: Nizami Street, Fountain Square, Nizami Ganjavi monument, Rasul-Zade Street. Pay a visit to Azerbaijan History National Museum and move to the old part of the city – Icheri Sheher. Visit Maiden Tower, Shirvan Shahs’ Palace, Caravanserai, and market square with numerous art studios and souvenir stalls. An excellent round-up to the city tour will be visit to the richest bank of Azeri carpets – National Carpets Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 24 (Fri) Baku – Absheron Peninsula – Gobustan – Baku
 
Today you will visit the area of the Greater Baku and Absheron peninsula. Start with Gobustan National Park. Pay a visit to the Petroglyphs Museum and explore petroglyphs dating back to 10,000 BC. Continue to mud volcanoes in Gobustan Reserve. Gobustan is home to almost half of world’s mud volcanoes. Later drive to Ateshgah – temple of fire worshippers located in Surakhany village. Zoroastrians from India travelled thousands of kilometers to Ateshgah to worship fire coming out of the earth. Drive to Yanardag Mountain with natural gas burning for several thousands of years.
Return to Baku. Overnight at hotel.
Day 25 (Sat): Baku – Lahij – Kish – Sheki
 
In the morning, depart Baku and drive to Sheki town. On the way, visit Diri Baba mausoleum in Maraza village. Continue to Shamakha and have a sightseeing of historical Juma Mosque, Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum, and the Shirvan Shah's family grave yard. Drive through Girdimanchay River’s canyon to visit Lahij, the 5th century place rich in its historic and architectural values. Lahij is an ancient village with charming eye-catching sidewalks inlaid by stones. It is famous for medieval water supply and sewage systems as well as traditional workshops making jewelry, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools.
Continue driving to Sheki. On the way, visit the first Albanian church in Caucasus in the village Kish dating back to the 1st century AD. Arrival in Sheki for overnight.
Day 26 (Sun): Sheki – Georgian border – Kvareli – Gremi – Telavi
 
Check out from hotel and start sightseeing tour in Sheki. Visit Sheki medieval fortress, Sheki Khans Palace, local History Museum, handicrafts workshop, mosque-madrassah, and local bazaar. Depart Sheki and head towards border with Georgia (115 km, ~2 h.). Cross the border, meet your Georgian guide and start exploring the Eastern part of Georgia famous for its viticulture and winemaking traditions.
We will pass through the beautiful landscapes of vineyards and wine-producing villages. First stop will be at unique wine cellar “Khareba” located in the tunnel carved out of the rock. Originally built for military purposes, today the tunnel is used to store Kakheti’s finest wines. Wine tour and wine tasting. Continue to Gremi architectural complex, 16th century royal residence and the capital of Kakheti Kingdom. Then reach Telavi, administrative center of Kakheti region. Have a short drive around the town. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 27 (Mon): Telavi – Tsinandali – Bodbe – Sighnaghi – Tbilisi
 
After breakfast, continue exploring Kakheti by visiting Tsinandali, residence of dukes of Georgia, with beautiful English garden, museum, and wine cellar which belonged to prince Chavchavadze, public figure and poet of 19th century. Continue to Bodbe Convent and Sighnaghi Royal Town, one of the crossroads of the Great Silk Road surrounded by defensive walls with 23 towers. In the afternoon, head to Tbilisi for overnight.
Day 28 (Tue): Tbilisi
 
In the morning, have sightseeing tour in Tbilisi. Start at Holy Trinity cathedral, one of the largest orthodox cathedrals in the world. Continue to Metekhi church and monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Take cable car to Narikala Fortress to enjoy breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Walk down to the district of Sulphur bath houses passing by the only mosque in Tbilisi. Stroll through the Sharden area full of narrow streets with cozy cafés, wine tasting bars, souvenir shops, and breathe in the living past. Visit Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica, and the clock tower of famous Rezo Gabriadze Theatre. Cross the Bridge of Peace to Rike Park and head to Open Air Museum of Ethnography, a miniature model of Georgia. In the evening, visit a local restaurant to taste dishes of traditional Georgian cuisine and enjoy folklore show. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Additional meals: dinner
Day 29 (Wed): Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Tbilisi
 
After breakfast, drive to Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns and the cultural and religious centre of Georgia. Mtskheta was the capital of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the third century BC. Visit Jvari Church, a true architectural masterpiece of the early Medieval Period overlooking the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers from the top of the hill, and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral which may be translated as "The Life-giving pillar". Svetitskhoveli is the main cathedral of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is being kept. Continue to Gori and visit Stalin Museum. Explore cave town Uplistsikhe dating back to Hellenistic Period and notable for unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures and the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. Drive back to Tbilisi for overnight.
Day 30 (Thu): Tbilisi – Armenian border – Haghpat – Lake Sevan – Sevanavank – Yerevan
 
At 09:00, our driver will meet you at your hotel in Tbilisi and transfer to “Sadakhlo-Bagratashen” Georgian-Armenian border point. Cross the border, meet your Armenian guide and driver and start the journey to the land of ancient traditions and oldest temples.
Drive to Lori region and visit Haghpat monastery, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stunning example of Armenian traditional architecture erected in 10-13th centuries stands on a hillside beautifully overlooking Debed River. Drive to Lake Sevan, “The Jewel of Armenia” and one of the largest high-mountainous fresh water lakes in the world. The coastline of Lake Sevan is rich with thick woods, white bare steep rocks, mountain steppes and Alpine meadows. Stop at Sevanavank to visit the remnants of the monastery that include two temples – Surb Arakelots and Surb Astvatsatsin standing among numerous khachkars. The buildings were constructed from black tuff which probably gave the monastery its name Sevanavank – “the Black Monastery”. The view from there is simply magnificent: the mountains surround lake from all sides and snow tops are seen almost on the entire perimeter and disappear behind the horizon. Reach the capital of Armenia for overnight at the hotel.
Day 31 (Fri): Yerevan
 
One of the oldest cities of the world, Yerevan is famous as a pink city and calls visitors with its humble and at the same time splendid landscapes. Start city tour visiting Cascade Monument which was the main symbol of the cities 2780th anniversary with the equivalent number of stairs. Mega scale staircase is 500 meters high and 50 meters wide. A panoramic view from the monument opens up breathtaking city view with Opera House, Mount Ararat, Swan Lake, Republic Square, and Abovyan Avenue, which you will also walk by during the tour. If it is a weekend, visit Vernissage, the biggest souvenir market in Yerevan. Continue to the Armenian Genocide memorial complex on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd. An excellent round-up of the tour will be a visit to the Megeryan carpet factory where you can observe a process of creating famous Armenian rugs. You will see carpets from different regions of Armenia and find out about hidden meanings of elements used in their design. In the evening, enjoy dinner and traditional folklore show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 32 (Sat): Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Etchmiadzin – Yerevan
 
Depart Yerevan and drive to Garni, one of the major villages in Armenia famous for its fortress. The fortress is the only pagan sacred place from the 1st century that survived aggressive introduction of Christianity in the 4th century. Next stop is at the monastery complex Geghard (“spear”). A beautiful landscape of Geghard is framed with towering cliffs. Decorative art cut into rocks reflect and explain Medieval Ages development throughout the region. The complex was introduced to the history in the 4th century as a sacred spring inside a cave. Continue to the Holy See of Armenia, Etchmiadzin. Visit Etchmiadzin Cathedral* which is the residence of the head of Armenian Apostolic Church the Catholicos of All Armenians. Return to Yerevan for hotel.
* The site is presently under renovation works.
Day 33 (Sun): Yerevan – Khor Virap – Areni – Tatev – Goris
 
After breakfast at 09:00, head to Khor Virap monastery (“deep pit”). According to the legend, St. Gregory the Illuminator, the Baptist of Armenia, had been kept here in the basement during 13 years for the disseminating of Christianity until tsar Tradt decided to adopt new religion. Monastery location allows you to enjoy the best views of the Mt. Ararat.
Continue to Areni, a city known for producing famous Armenian wine from pomegranate and apricot. Have a wine degustation in a local winery.
Drive to Tatev Monastery (9-13 cent.). Approaching the jewel of medieval Armenian architecture on the longest aerial tramway in the world you will see the monastery, the powerful impregnable stronghold towering on a rock. Such a remote position of it was strategically favorable as the monastery was simultaneously religious and political centre of the region. Standing on the edge of the rock, the monastery takes your breath away: somewhere down below the river flows in the valley and crowded velvet green hills stand in silence…
Arrival in Goris at 18:00, accommodation at hotel.
Day 34 (Mon): Goris – Noravank – Yerevan
 
After breakfast at 09:00 check out from the hotel. On the way to Yerevan visiting famous Complex of Noravank, situated on a ledge of a deep winding gorge of a tributary of the Arpa River near the village of Amaghu, Yeghegnadzor District. Noravank ensemble stands amidst the bizarre-shaped precipitous red cliffs. Built in place of an ancient cloister, it grew in the reign of Princes Orbelian of Syunik. In the 13th-14th centuries it became a residence of Syunik's bishops. Consequently, a major religious and later cultural center of Armenia was closely connected with many educational institutes, primarily with Gladzor’s university and library.
Arrive in Yerevan, check-in to hotel. Free time. Overnight at hotel.
Day 35 (Tue): Yerevan – departure
 
Check-out from hotel till noon. Free time till transfer to Yerevan International Airport. End of the tour.

Accommodation:

City

Comfort Option

Economy Option

Number of nights

Urumqi

Hoitak Hotel or similar

Quan Ji Hotel or similar

2

Turpan

Huo ZHou Hotel or similar

Trufan Hotel or similar

1

Kashgar

Qinibagh Hotel or similiar

Super 8 or similiar

2

Tash-Rabat

Yurt camp

Yurt camp

1

Son-Kul

Yurt camp

Yurt camp

1

Bishkek

City Hotel, Ambassador 4* or similar

Asia Mountains, Shah Palace Hotel 3* or similar

1

Almaty

KazzholAtakent

Astra

2

Dushanbe

Sheraton Dushanbe

Sheraton Dushanbe

1

Khujand

Khujand Deluxe

Khujand Deluxe

1

Tashkent

Wyndham Tashkent, Ramada, City Palace

Shodlik, Le Grande Plaza, Uzbekistan

3

Samarkand

Grand Samarkand, Grand Samarkand Superior, Malika Prime, PlatanAsia Samarkand

Malika Classic, Bibi-Khanum, Billuri Sitora, Caravan Serail, Shaxzoda Lux

1

Bukhara

Asia Bukhara, Zargaron PlazaOmar Khayam, Devonbegi

Kukeldash, Amulet, Minzifa, K.Komil, Chor MinorSiyavush

2

Mary

Mary Hotel 

Mary Hotel

1

Ashgabat

Oguzkent, Nusay

Grand Turkmen, Ak-Altyn

1

Darwaza gas crater

Tent

Tent

1

Khiva

Asia Khiva 

Malika Kheivak, Orient Star, Malika Khiva, Old Khiva

1

Baku

Park Inn, Intourist

Sapphire, Shah Palace, Central Park

2

Sheki

Sheki Saray, Sheki Palace

Issam

1

Telavi

Chateau Mere, Schuchmann Chateau

Old Telavi, Rcheuli Marani, Alazani Valley

1

Tbilisi

Tiflis Palace, Riverside, Ambasadori

Kopala, Tiflis, KMM

3

Yerevan

Grand Hotel Yerevan DoubleTree by Hilton Yerevan, Opera Suite

Hrazdan, Silachi, Cascade

4

Goris

Mirhav

Mirhav

1

 

  • All transfers: 1-2 pax on sedan type car, 3-6 pax on minivan/van;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each country with local guides (in China, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, different guides in each city);
  • Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • All regional flights in economy class cabin: Urumqi-Kashgar, Almaty-Dushanbe, Mary-Ashgabat, Urgench-Tashkent, Tashkent-Baku;
  • Business/Economy class ticket for train Tashkent-Samarkand as per option;
  • Azerbaijan tourist e-visa;
  • Visa support letters for Chinese, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan tourist visas;
  • Permits to cross Torugart pass (China to Kyrgyzstan);
  • Camp style dinner and breakfast at Darvaza crater (Turkmenistan), as well as utensils and necessary equipment for staying in tents (sleeping bags, sleeping mats, pillows, dining table, chairs);
  • Felt carpet workshop in Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan;
  • Wine tasting in Kakheti region, Georgia;
  • Additional meals as per itinerary.
  • One person accompanying the travellers for the whole tour as a tour leader;
  • Full board (lunch and dinner);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Consular fees for tourist visas and Turkmenistan migration tax ($12);
  • Visa support for Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Armenia tourist visas;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • International flights.

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