Ashgabat–Mary (Merv) - Dashauz ( Kunye Urgench) - Khiva – Bukhara - Samarkand –Tashkent – Bishkek -Almaty
Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights


Days Destinations ITINERARY
Day 1 Ashgabat Arrival at Ashgabat airport. Meet at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation in the hotel.
Overnight in Ashgabat.
Day 2 Ashgabat Breakfast
Morning sightseeing in Ashgabat: Nisa - the residence of Parthian Kings
( 3rd century BC – 3rd century AD) National History Museum(optional -$20),
Lunch Afternoon sightseeing: Carpet Museum, Arch of Neutrality, Presidential Square, Monument of Independence, New Grand Mosque in Kipchak.
Overnight in Ashgabat
Day 3 Ashgabat- Mary- Ashgabat Early Breakfast
Transfer to aitport to catch the domestic flight to Mary (350 km east of
On arrival transfer to Old Merv ( 20km)
Sightseeing in Old Merv: Erk Kala – an Achaemenid city (6th century BC)
Gyaur Kala fortress ( 3rd century BC), 38m-high mausoleum of Sultan
Sanjar – the best remaining testimony of Seljuq power (12th century),
Mohammed ibn Zeid Mausoleum ( 12th century),Large and Small Gyz Kala
- two fortresses-palaces of the 7th century, Yusuf Hamadani Mosque
constructed above the tomb of the 12th century dervish – a pilgrimage site.
Lunch in Mary
Return flight to Ashgabat
Overnight in Ashgabat
Day 4 Ashgabat- Dashoguz- Khiva Early Breakfast.
Flight to Dashoguz (650 km north of Ashgabat across the Karakum desert).
Meet in the airport and transfer to Kunye Urgench (150 km north-west
from Dashoguz).
Sightseeing in Kunye Urgench: Dash Kala Caravanserai (14th century);
Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum (12th century); Il-Arslan Mausoleum (12th
century) – Konye-Urgench’s oldest standing monument; the 14th century
minaret of Kutlug Timur – the highest minaret in Central Asia (67 m);
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum (mid-14th century)
Lunch en route ( lunch box)
Transfer to the Uzbek border .Crossing the Turkmen-Uzbek border
Transfer to Khiva. Accommodation in the hotel
Overnight in Khiva
Day 5 Khiva Breakfast.
Morning sightseeing in Khiva: Visit to the oldest part of the city: Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17th century); Mohammed-Amin-Khan Madrassah (19th century), Islam Khodja Minaret; Palvan-Kari complex, Abd Al Bobo complex (18th century), Rafanek Madrassah, Mohammed Rakim Khan (19th century), Amir-Tur Madrassah, Sho-I-Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum.
Afternoon sightseeing in Khiva: Uch Avlioli («three saints») Mausoleum, Jami Mosque (18th century), Kutluq-Murad Inaq Madrassah (19th century), Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Tash Hauli Palace, Alla-Kuli-Khan (18th century), Arab Mohammed Khan (18th century) Madrassahs.
Overnight in Khiva
Day 6 Khiva-Bukhara Breakfast
Transfer to Bukhara ( 450km south-east of Khiva across the Kyzylkum
Lunch en route
On arrival to Bukhara accommodation in the hotel.
Overnight in Bukhara
Day 7 Bukhara Breakfast
Morning sightseeing in Bukhara: Ismael Samani mausoleum (9-10th
centuries), Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14th century), Registan ensemble,
Ark Fortress (16th century) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18th century).
Afternoon sightseeing: Poli-Kalon ensemble (including Minaret (12th century), Mosque (15th century), functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16th century), Amir-Alim-Khan Madrassah (14th century), Taqi (trading domes), Kukeldash Madrassah (16th century)), Lyab-i-Hauz (17th century), Nadir Divanbegi (17th century), Magoki Attari (16th century), Ulugbek Madrassah (15th century), Abdul Aziz Madrassah ( 17th century). Chor-Minor
National dinner with folklore show
Overnight in Bukhara
Day 8 Bukhara-Samarkand
Transfer to Samarkand along “The Royal Road” – the major Silk
Road thoroughfare uniting the foremost cities of Transoxiana ( 250 km
east of Bukhara along the Zerafshan Valley, steppe landscape)
Intervening sites:
Vabkent: 39-metre Minaret ( 12th century)
City of Gijduvan, an important trade and craft centre since the
ancient times - Ulugbek Madarssah ( 1433)
Town of Karmana- 11th century Rabat-i-Malik caravanserais
Lunch in Gijduvan
On arrival to Samarkand accommodation in the hotel
Overnight in Samarkand
Day 9 Samarkand
Morning sightseeing: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15th century) , Shahi-
Zinda necropolis (14-15th centuries), Bibi Khanum Mosque (15th century),
Visit to the local bazaar.
Afternoon sightseeing: Ulugbek observatory(15th century), Registan
Ensemble (including Ulugbek Madrassah (15th century), Shir Dor and
Tillya-Kari Madrassahs (17th century))
Overnight in Samarkand
Day 10 Samarkand -Tashkent
Early breakfast
Transfer to Tashkent ( 315 km north-east of Samarkand; the road runs
through the rocky Pass of Jilanuti and then down to the valley between the
Nurata and Turkestan hills, with cotton or wheat fields and gardens as
main landscape)
Lunch on route
On arrival to Tashkent – accommodation in the hotel
Afternoon sightseeing of Tashkent: Barak-Khan and Kaffal-Shashi
mausoleums (16th century), Friday Mosque, Kukeldash Madrassah ( 16th
Overnight in Tashkent
Day 11 Tashkent -Bishkek Breakfast.
Transfer to airport and flight to Bishkek ( 2. 5 hours)
Meet in the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Lunch in Bishkek
Afternoon sightseeing tour: Ala -Too Square, State Historical museum,
Osh bazaar, handicraft shops
Folklore show
Overnight in Bishkek
Day 12 Bishkek-Almaty
Transfer to Almaty ( 250 km north-east of Bishkek along the
Lesser Almaty mountains over the Korday Pass)
Lunch on route ( lunch box)
Crossing the Kyrgyz –Kazakh border.
On arrival to Almaty accommodation in the hotel
Overnight in Almaty
Day 13 Almaty
Trip to Central Asia top skiing centre Shymbulak located about 15 km
south-east of Almaty . Ascent to the altitude of 3200m by chair-lifts.
Visit to Medeo - the world-known 10,500-square- metre mountain ice
Rink located at 1690 m above sea level in the picturesque Lesser
Almatinka canyon.
Lunch at the “Kazakh Aul” restaurant with folklore show
Sightseeing in Almaty: Central Panfilov Park with Zenkov Cathedral
(construction made in 1904 completely of wood without nails); State
Historical Museum, Museum of Kazakh Musical Instruments, Central
Mosque (20th century).
Overnight in Almaty
Day 14 Almaty
Breakfast. Transfer to airport
Flight home

Services included: Services excluded:
• Double accommodation
• Full board
• Multilingual speaking guide service
• Transport service all over tour by luxury a/conditioned bus
• Portages charge at airports and hotels (1 piece of luggage per pax)
• Tips at the airports and hotels
• Bottle of mineral water not sparkled throughout
• Entrance fees
• Folklore shows in Bukhara and Tashkent
• Airfare due to the program (international and local)
• All optional deviations from the main itinerary
• Beverages and meals not included in main menu
• Photo-and video charges
• All personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service, medical expenses/insurance, etc.)
• Trip cancellation / accident insurance
• Tips to the guides and drivers

Note: The above general itinerary is subject to some alterations due to the changes in airline schedule.

Services included in tour price: Services NOT included in tour price:
• Accommodation in double room with private facilities
• Full board (as specified on the tour programme)
• All entrance fees
• All sightseeing with multi-lingual guide ( as specified on the tour programme)
• All overland transportation by luxurious bus, minivan or car with air-condition
• All airport-hotel-airport transfers
• Professional multi-lingual (English / German / Spanish / Italian / Japanese/ Chinese-Mandarin) escort touring guide for whole tour itinerary
• All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
• Folklore shows as specified in the itinerary
• Visa support to Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan
• Airfare
Ashgabat – Mary –Ashgabat
Ashgabat – Dashoguz Tashkent- Bishkek(economic class)
• Immigration fee on arrival to Ashgabat international airport
• All optional deviations from the main itinerary
• Beverages and meals not included in the itinerary or main menu
• Photo-and video camera charges during sightseeing
• All personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service, medical expenses/insurance, etc.)
• Foreign airport taxes and surchages
• Trip cancellation / accident insurance
• Tips to the guides and drivers
• Porterage at the airports and hotels
• Visa Cost and consulate fee
• Evening entertainment not specified in the itinerary

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