Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan Tour - 110 Days | Tashkent, Khiva, Kunya-Urgench, Dashoguz, Ashgabat, Mary, Merv, Bukhara, Samarkand

Private Tour from US$ 1,890
  • TashkentTashkent
  • Itinerary MapItinerary Map
  • Amir Timur SquareAmir Timur Square
  • KhivaKhiva
  • KhivaKhiva
  • Kunya-UrgenchKunya-Urgench
  • AshghabatAshghabat
  • MervMerv
  • MervMerv
  • BukharaBukhara
  • BukharaBukhara
  • SamarkandSamarkand
  • SamarkandSamarkand
  • Tashkent
  • Itinerary Map
  • Amir Timur Square
  • Khiva
  • Khiva
  • Kunya-Urgench
  • Ashghabat
  • Merv
  • Merv
  • Bukhara
  • Bukhara
  • Samarkand
  • Samarkand

Centuries ago, the deserts of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan were at the center of world civilization, with people from far and wide coming to stop in the great oasis cities here and share ideas with other travelers. Uzbekistan has a majestic history, which is reflected in the many monumental buildings and sites around the country. The tour begins with Tashkent, the modern capital, and continues to Khiva, a complete medieval town surrounded by thick fortress walls. From there, it’s on to Turkmenistan, a country of modern and ancient. The first stop is medieval - Kunya-Urgench was once a thriving center whose architectural influence reached all the way to India. Ashgabat is next, a thoroughly modern city with striking white marble buildings. Mary is Turkmenistan’s fourth-largest city, and is located not far from Merv, which was once a busy trading and crafts center on the Silk Road. The final two stops on the Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan Tour are Bukhara and Samarkand, cities that have preserved many of the buildings that were famous far and wide for their grandeur and ornate designs. The Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan Tour 1 takes you to these destinations and immerses you in their world, a world of master artisans, caravans from far and wide, and the flavors and colors of civilizations from far away.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent
 
Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel at noon. Meet your guide to start Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan tour with sightseeing in the capital and the biggest city in Central Asia. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imam complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman has been preserved. In Khast-Imam visit Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Tillya Sheykh Mosque, Mausoleum of the Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Explore Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to the city center to visit Applied Arts Museum and walk through Navoi Theater to Amir Timur Square where you will end Tashkent city tour. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 2: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva
 
Early morning transfer to the airport for flight to Urgench (1093 km, 1 h 40 min). Arrival in Urgench, transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min). Later proceed for guided walking sightseeing tour in Itchan-Kala, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Mukhammad Aminkhan madrasahMukhammad Rakhimkhan madrasahKalta-MinorJuma MosqueTash-Khovli PalacePakhlavan Makhmud MausoleumKunya-Arkminaret of Islam-Khoja. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5 hours
Day 3: Khiva – Kunya-Urgench – Dashoguz – Ashgabat
 
In the morning drive to Turkmenistan border point Shavat-Dashoguz (60 km, 1 h). Upon arrival at the customs and passport control on both sides, kindly proceed to the exit of the border control area. At that point, our guide/driver will be waiting for you with the sign with your name. Cross the 1.5 km neutral zone (transportation may not be available). Meet your Turkmenistan guide and drive to Kunya-Urgench (100 km, 1 h 30 min). Visit mausoleums of Turabek Khanum, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il-Arslan, Najmuddin-Kubra, Sultan Ali. Discover the Kutlug-Timur Minaret and Kyrk Molla Hill. In the afternoon drive to Dashoguz airport (120 km, 1 h 30 min), take an evening flight to Ashgabat (580 km, 50 min). Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 2 hours
Day 4: Ashgabat – Mary
 
Start the day with a sightseeing tour in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan that has recently been noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as having more white marble buildings than any other city in the world. During the city tour you will explore an archaeological site of Old Nisa (included in UNESCO World Heritage list) and Spiritual Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in Central Asia. You will visit the National Museum of History, the Monument of Neutrality, Presidential Square, Ertugrul Gazi Mosque and newly built Independence Park. Intense and interesting excursion also includes a stopover at the Akhalteke horse stables and Lenin Monument. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport. Take an evening flight to Mary (370 km, 40 min). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6 hours
Day 5: Mary – Merv – Bukhara
 
After breakfast, drive to Merv (40 km, 30 min), an ancient city that was a major center of international trade and crafts located on the Silk Road. Discover historical park with Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Large and Small Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Gyaur Gala, Keshk Fortress, and others. In the afternoon depart to Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan border point (260 km, 4 h, 30 min). Upon arrival at the customs and passport control on both sides, kindly proceed to the exit of the border control area. At that point, our guide/driver will be waiting for you with the sign with your name. Cross the 1.5 km neutral zone (transportation may not be available). Meet your driver and continue to Bukhara (100 km, 1 h 30 min). Arrival in Bukhara, check in to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 6: Bukhara
 
Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. Visit Lyabi-Khauz ComplexMagoki-Attori mosqueChor-Minor madrasahtrade domesKalyan mosque and minaret and Miri-Arab madrasahmadrasah of Ulugbek and AbdulazizkhanArk Fortress, Bolo-Khauz MosqueSamani dynasty Mausoleum and Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 7: Bukhara – Samarkand
 
Continue sightseeing tour with a guide. Drive out of the city to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – the summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir. Head to the Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi and Chor-Bakr Necropolis. In the afternoon depart to Samarkand (280 km, 4 h). Stop on the way at Caravanserai Rabat-i-Malik dating back to 11th century. Arrive in Samarkand late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 2-3 hours
Day 8: Samarkand
 
Meet your guide and driver at hotel lobby and start sightseeing. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Siab BazaarUlugbek ObservatoryShakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Gur-Emir Mausoleum – the mausoleum of Amir Timur. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 9: Samarkand – Tashkent
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Continue city tour: visit Afrasiab museum and the tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour. In the afternoon, transfer to the railway station to take the high-speed train, Afrosiyob, departing to Tashkent (300 km). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours
Day 10: Tashkent – departure
 
Check out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Departure. End of the tour service.
  • All transfers: 1-2 pax by sedan type car, 3-7 pax by minivan car;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • English speaking tour leader in Turkmenistan;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each country;
  • Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • Economy class tickets for flights Tashkent-Urgench, Dashoguz-Ashgabat-Mary;
  • Ticket for train Samarkand-Tashkent (on rare occasions when the high-speed train is unavailable, we will replace this with the most-comfortable class of regular train);
  • Visa support letter for Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan tourist visas.
  • Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour in Uzbekistan;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan tourist visas;
  • Migration card paid upon arrival in Turkmenistan on the border 14 USD;
  • A tax of 2 USD per night, paid to the hotel upon check out in Turkmenistan;
  • International flight tickets before and after the tour;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated.

Prices per person

 
 
Economy
Comfort
1 person
US$ 3,690
US$ 3,890
2 persons
US$ 2,380
US$ 2,530
3 persons
US$ 2,130
US$ 2,250
4 persons
US$ 1,890
US$ 2,030
Single supplement
US$ 330
US$ 400
Winter discount of 10% valid until the end of February 2024.
Prices are for 2024 in US$ per person, with discounted prices for larger groups available on request.

Accommodation

Tashkent - 2 nights
Economy:
Ateca / Milan / Ramada Encore / Aster / Europe / Praga / Navruz / Moderno
Comfort:
Hampton by Hilton / Wyndham Tashkent / Courtyard by Marriot / Mercure Tashkent / Panarams
Khiva - 1 night
Economy:
Zarafshan Boutique / Asia Khiva / Erkin Palace / Minor Boutique / Bankir / Muso Tura / Orient Star
Comfort:
Zarafshan Boutique / Asia Khiva / Erkin Palace / Minor Boutique / Bankir / Muso Tura / Orient Star
Ashgabat - 1 night
Economy:
Sport
Comfort:
Archabil
Mary - 1 night
Economy:
Mary
Comfort:
Mary
Bukhara - 2 nights
Samarkand - 2 nights
Economy:
Wellfort / Gur Emir Palace / Jakhongir Premium / Bibikhanum / Shohjahon Palace / Silk Road Empire
Comfort:
Platan / Royal / Dilimah / Grand Samarkand Superior / Arka Boutique / Emirhan

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UzTm-1 Reviews

Author: Maria Leonor Bolala   |   Rating: 504 July 2017
We enjoyed the tour a lot. Organization of logistics was very good (no guide or driver fail to arrive on time which was remarkable). Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand are beautifully presented and deserve all the credit.

Visited June 2017
Author: Lorraine Phillips   |   Rating: 512 May 2017
It was a well planned tour, it was balanced with modern Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan with historical Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. I was impressed with my entry to Uzbekistan.
My biggest concern was what is the going bad to tip drivers and guides - they work hard to keep thing going smoothly and I did not want to undertip them.
The guide Vadim in Tashkent was helpful, keen, excellent, very helpful when getting tickets organised for flights. Susanna in Samarkand - very knowledgeable, pleased, patient - excellent guide. Driver Farid - skilled, polite - excellent driver. Maksuma in Bukhara - perfect guide, knowledgeable- patient and kind. Saida in Khiva - patient, knowledgeable - willing to share knowledge. Gurman - the turkmenian guide, excellent, willing to share knowledge.

Visited April 2017

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