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Uzbekistan and TURKMENISTAN for 9 days

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Tour itinerary: А14 / Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Khiva – Dashoguz – Kunya Urgench – Ashgabat – Nisa
Season: all year round
Days: 9Nights: 8
Price: by request
Tour description:

During the combined tour around Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan you will visit  monuments and ancient sights in  Bukhara, Khiva, Samarkand, Kunya Urgench, Dashoguz, Ashgabad and settlement Nisa. You can enjoy shopping in eastern bazaars in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and feel the beauty of the East.

Day 1
Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent Airport in the afternoon.  The driver will meet you. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Tashkent
Breakfast . 

Sightseeing tour of Tashkent begins with visiting old part of the city: Architectural complex Khast Imam(Mausoleum of imam Kaffal al-Shashi, Barak-khan Madrassah, Tellya Sheikh Madrassah, Mui-Mubarak Madrassah, Juma Mosque, Imam Ismail al-Bukhari Islamic Institute), Hadra square, Kukeldash Medressa, bazaar Chorsu.

Continue excursion around European part of the city:  Amir Timur Square, Theatre Square, Independence Square Monument of Courage, and Memorial to the Victims of Repression.

   Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3
Tashkent - Samarkand

Breakfast.

07:00 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. 

Day 4
Samarkand - Bukhara

Breakfast in the hotel. Free time.
08:40 Transfer to the railway station.
09:43 Depart from Samarkand to Bukhara by high speed train "Afrosiab".
11:17 Arrival in Bukhara. Meeting at the railway station. Transfer to the hotel to drop off  the bags and meet the guide.

Sightseeing tour of Bukhara includes  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 . 

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5
Bukhara - Khiva

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. 

Day 6
Khiva

Breakfast.
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. 

Day 7
Khiva – Dashoguz – Kunya Urgench Ashgabad

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 Departure flight for Ashgabad 

20:50 Arrival in Ashgabad. 
 Transfer to the hotel.Overnight.

Day 8
Ashgabad - Nisa - Ashgabad

Breakfast. 

Start city tour with visits to Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, Independence Park with Monument of Independence (it's a 118m column that consider the highest building in the country),  Neutrality Arch - an unique composition that  rotates slowly after the sun. Visiting  National Museum, where you can see more than 166 unique  exposition from Ancient Merv and Nissa. 

A trip to ancient Nissa (18km from Ashgabad) that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the ruins of the ancient city (the date of foundation of the I millennium BC - I millennium BC). Return back to Ashgabad. Visit en-route Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum. It's considered the biggest in Central Asia (10 thousands of people). There're beautiful garden and fountains near the mosque. 

Overnight at the hotel.   

Day 9
Ashgabad

Breakfast.
Transfer to the airport for morning departure flight . The end of the tour.

Accommodation: 

City

3 Stars 

3-4 Stars

Ashgabat

Ak Altyn

Grand Turkmen

Khiva

 Euro-asiaOld Khiva

Asia Khiva / Malika Kheyvak

Bukhara

Zargaron / Kabir / Fatima

Asia Bukhara / Devon Begi

Samarkand

Zilol Baht/ Malika Classic 

Grand Samarkand/ Malika Prime / Asia Samarkand

Tashkent

Shodlik / Uzbekistan

Ichan Qala / City Palace 

Prices are available by request. In the case of interest and further reservation, please contact us by e-mail: info@anurtour.com

Tour Price includes:

- 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);
-  Train tickets in  Uzbekistan( economy class);

- Air tickets Kunya Urgench-Ashgabad( economy class)

Tour Price does not include:

- Air tickets for international flights;

- Fees for use of photo and video cameras at the monuments;
- Meals (lunches and dinners).

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