Uzbekistan and TURKMENISTAN for 10 days
During the combined tour around Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan you will have an excellent opportunity to visit cultural monuments and ancient sights in such cities as Bukhara, Khiva, Samarkand, Kunya Urgench, Dashaguz, Ashgabad and settlement Nisa. You will visit eastern bazaars in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and feel the beauty of the East.
Arrival in Tashkent Airport. Meet by Anur Tours staff and transfer to hotel. Check in. Free time
Breakfast. Transfer to the railway station.
08:00 Start to Samarkand by high-speed train «Afrosiab».
10:10 Arrival in Samarkand. You will be met by our guide.
Start sightseeing in Samarkand with a visit to the famous Registan Square – heart of Samarkand and real masterpiece of Central Asian medieval architecture, consists of three grandiose buildings: Ulughbek Madrassa, Madrassa Sherdor and Madrassa Tilla Kori. After Registan you will visit Gur Emir Mausoleum – a burial vault of Timurids dynasty; Bibi Khanim Mosque – the biggest medieval building in the city; Shahi Zinda Necropolis – unique complex of Mausoleums; Ulugbek’s Observatory – one of the most important astronomical centers;
Samarkand local bazaar - Siyab
Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast in the hotel. Free time.
11:30 Transfer to the railway station.
12:15 Depart from Samarkand to Bukhara.
15:20 Arrival in Bukhara. Meeting at the railway station. Accommodation. Free time.
Breakfast in the hotel.
City tour along the old part of Bukhara including visits to the Mausoleum of Samanids, Bolo Hauz Mosque and the Ark Fortress – the oldest citadel dating back to the I century BC, Poi Kalon Square with Kalon Minaret and Mosque, Mir Arab Madrassa.
There are three trading domes or so called covered bazaars preserved from the XVI century and these bazaars were the centers for trade of silk, jewelry and even for money exchange. Today as well, one can enjoy and purchase different souvenirs of a wide range, from small souvenir magnets to the famous Bukhara carpets.
Visits to Ulughbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrassas, Abdullakhan’s Tim and a visit to the Caravanserai Sayfuddin which is the Center of Handicraft Development of Bukhara. Magoki Attari Mosque. Lyabi Hauz is the center of old Bukhara and it is an architectural complex of the XVII century that includes Nadir Divanbegi Madrassa and Khanaqa, Kukeldash Madrassa and the monument of the famous historical comedian figure Khodja Nasreddin is also based in this square.
Dinner with folk show in Nadir Divan Begi Madrassa. Night in the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer to Khiva by car / minivan (7-8 hours). Stop en route near the Amudarya River.
Resting time on arrival in Khiva. Accommodation. Overnight at the hotel.
Start sightseeing in the old part of Khiva – Ichan Kala known as “Inner town”. Ichan Kala which is the biggest open air museum in Central Asia consists of the following architectural monuments: Ata Darbaza (West Gate), Kunya Ark, Muhammad Rakhim-Khan Madrassa, Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassa, Kalta Minor Minaret.
Continue city tour with visits to Juma Mosque and Minaret, Islam Khodja Madrassa and Minaret, Said Alauddin Mausoleum, Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, the last Khiva Khan Allakulikhan’s Madrassa and Tosh Hovli Palace where was the harem with 40 concubines, Caravanserai and Tim Allakulikhan.
Free time in the evening, then dinner. Night in the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Turkmen – Uzbek Border. Passing the border. (Check point Shavat).
Dashoguz city is located in the northeast of Turkmenistan. Moving to Kunya-Urgench.
Start sightseeing tour with visiting: the founder mausoleum of Sufi sects "Kubra" Nadzhimetdin Kubra (XII-XIII centuries); the mausoleum of Mongolian princess Torebeg-Hanym (XII-XIV centuries); minaret Mamun (X-XI centuries); minaret Kutlug-Timur (XII-XIV c, the highest minaret in Central Asia - 67m height); mausoleum Kyrkmolla (II in BC - III A.D.); mausoleum Arslan II (the oldest building in the city - date of its bookmark is roughly estimated by XI century).
Transfer to the airport.
20:00 Depart Dashoguz
20:50 Arrival in Ashgabad.
Transfer to the hotel, accommodation.
Free time after the breakfast.
Transfer to the airport. The end of the tour.
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- Hotel accommodation in double / twin sharing rooms;
- All entrance fees to the monuments and museums as specified in the program;
- Full transportation service and all transfers on vehicles with a/c;
- Local guide services;
- Visa invitation letter for Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan (if necessary);
- Domestic train tickets in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
- Air tickets for international flights;
- Air ticekts for domestic flights;
- Fees for use of photo and video cameras at the monuments;
- Meals (lunches and dinners).