Our “Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan tour” has captured a large number of people’s hearts. Many tourists have been attracted by the unknown world and have desired to visit in Central Asia at some future time. Turkmenistan is the last untouchable and infinite unexplored region for visitors. Why we choose the Turkmenistan tour, the main reason is situated on The Great Silk Raod. On the other hand, the Turkmenistan tour is more appropriate for private tourists and for families and children who like to go to the Caspian Sea and Avaza tourist resort on the Caspian Seashore. The most interesting time for Central Asia adventure is in summer. Secondly, Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan tour can help create a lot of a wonderful experience for your children. For example, Staying in the family house during the Turkmenistan tour helps you to understand the culture of locals.
Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Enjoy free time.
You will arrive at 12:40 pm (midnight) in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. After breakfast,guided sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. You will start with exploring the Old City. Visit Khast-Imam Complex where the world-famous Quran, holy book, of Caliph Uthman has been preserved. The complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, TillyaSheykh Mosque, Saint Abu Bakr Kafal Shashi Mausoleum and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Continue to Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to the city center, stroll around Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and visit Applied Arts Museum.
At 17:00 transfer to the railway station to take the high-speed Afrosiyob train departing at 18:50 (300 km, 2 h 10 m) and arriving in Samarkand at 20:58. Pick-up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
After breakfast, Samarkand sightseeing tour. Visit spectacular Registan Square, Gur Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane, remains of Bibi Khahum mosque, Siab Bazaar, Ulugbek observatory. Free time in the afternoon.
(Optional: Visit the Musical school or go to swimming)
Continue sightseeing tour in Samarkand. Visit Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Afrasiab Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Koni Ghil village to explore the traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Today we visit the Ceramic workshop. Here we see and get experience on how to make ceramic bowls and pots. We welcome by the local master and we can make own bowl by our hand in Samarkand.
At 20:00 transfer to the railway station to take the high-speed Afrosiyob train departing at 21:03 and arriving in Bukhara at 22:37. Pick-up and transfer to the hotel.
After breakfast starts walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit LyabiHauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque, and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Dinner share at the local RESTAURANT.
(Optional: You can visit the Bukhara Hammam, children can to enter also and rent a bike in the town Bukhara)
Today we will visit the puppet master workshop. Join to make the puppet from paper mache. Moreover, we can visit the workshop of miniature (Art) and experience to draw Bukhara monuments.
Today early morning we will drive outside of Bukhara for visiting the “Jeyran” eco-center which is situated 60 km from Bukhara. Here we can see the Bukhara deers and “prejevaliskiy” horse and other animals that are protected. The eco-center is to preserve of biodiversity of South-WesternKyzylqum. 1-2 hours tour and return to Bukhara.
After lunch visit to SitoraiMokhi-Khosa. Continue to Bakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum and Chor-Bakr Necropolis
Drive to Alat for start the Turkmenistan tour. Proceed to Uzbek/Turkmen border Alat/Farab.Customs formalities.Passport control.Cross into Turkmenistan.Drive to Mary.Transfer to the hotel in Mary. Overnight at Mary 4* hotel.
Today full day visit ruins of Old Merw-UnescoWordwide Heritage site & regional museum of history.Same day visit one of the old churches of Alexander Pokrowski in Mary.
Visit GonurDepe by 4WD jeeps or 5 seated minivans with 4 WD (110km driving& 2,5 h.)On the same day visit Talhatan Baba pilgrimage (XI c. mausoleum/Seljuk architecture) &AhunBaba madrassah remains XIX c. Return back to Mary.
Drive to Ashgabat. Visit on the route the ruins of Abiverd medieval city that were once an important trading town of North Khorasan. It was a key link on the Silk Route between Nisa and Merv. And the visit of Anau pilgrimage place (remains of Seyitjemaletdin mosque XV c). Arrive and check-in Grand Turkmen 4* hotel.
In the afternoon, we can visit Berkarar Shopping and Entertainment Center in Ashgabat. There are more than 340 stores located on the first and second floors of the shopping center. On the 3rd and 4th floor there are dozens of restaurants and cafes. There are also different types of amusement rides, an ice skating rink, a bowling alley, movie theaters.
Visit the Monument of Independence, Arch of Neutrality, National Museum of History and Ethnography, excursion to the Ashgabat Cable Car, Alem – the largest indoor Ferris Wheel. Continue the tour to Nisa residence of Parthian kings (iii bc-Iliad)-UnescoWordwide Heritage site, the new monumental complex of HalkHakydasy, Wedding Palace & monument to Arkadag.Night tour in Ashgabat for 1 hour.Transfer to the hotel.
Drive to visit flaminggas crater in Darvaza by jeeps. On the way, visit one of the biggest bazaar in Central Asia “GundogarAltynAsyr” which is located near the northern gates of Ashgabat. Continue driving to Darvaza. Next stopover to visit a nomad villageYerbent. Then continue togaz crater. Upon arrival explore the gas craters, first full of water, and second the sulfur – muddy. Leave the road and venture in the desert to see the flaming Gas Crater. Arrival and have BBQ dinner on spot. Explore the flaming Gas Crater at sunset. Overnight in tents with sleeping bags.
Drive back to Ashgabat by 4WD jeeps. Upon arrival in Ashgabat,Drive to the hotel. FREE DAY.
In the afternoon, we can visit the Puppet Theatre and the World of Turkmen Ferry Tales, which were built in Ashgabat with the aim of introducing the tradition of puppets, and has a long historical past in Turkmenistan, to future generations.
Morning drive to Nohur. En-route visit private horse stable in GeokTepe and SaparmuratKhadjimosgue. Next stopover to visit the underground lake Kow-Ata where you can swim. Continue drive to Nohur village. Arrive and sightseeing of Nokhur village: visiting of “Parau Bibi” Pilgrimage site & its unique cemetery where each tomb has the horns of mountain goats, the Great Tree – the oldest tree in the village thought to be 800 years old. Evening short introduction with local silk textile weavers and having dinner at a local family.Family stay.
Drive to Balkanabat. Visit the Parau Bibi pilgrim site along the route. Arrive and check-in Nebitchi 4* hotel. Time for leisure. Overnight.
Morning visits the local bazaar to stock up with food & drinks. Drive to Yangikala where impressive limestone formations rise up from the desert sands. These limestone cliffs are the remains of massive coral reefs from the pre-historical Parathetys Sea. En route, visit the pilgrimage site of Gozli Ata – one of the holiest pilgrim sites in Turkmenistan. The mausoleum of Gozliata, located on a low platform against the backdrop of stunning pink and red limestone rock formations. Arrive and explore Yangikala. Take a picnic among the cliffs. Overnight in tents with sleeping bags.
Drive to Turkmenbashy – the biggest port town of Turkmenistan. The town is enclosed with low mountains and faces the Caspian Sea. Arrive and accommodation in Hazar 5* hotel – one of the best hotels in Avaza – the most popular sea resort center (10 km from Turkmenbashi) that is promising much in the future. Rest on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Short walking tour in Avazawith its nice beaches which will be turned soon into the free economic touristic zone with decades of luxurious hotels, resorts, and health clubs. Overnight at “Hazar”5* hotel.
Free days in Awaza Tourist Resort on a Caspian Seashore
Check out the hotel. Take a flight from Turkmenbashy to Ashgabat. Arrival in Ashgabat in the afternoon. Transfer and check in Grand Turkmen 4* hotel. Free time.
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to the airport. Take an international flight by Turkish Airlines to your home country. Farewell. Ends of the Turkmenistan tour.
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