Central Asian Tours

Tour details

  • Tour route: Tashkent – Urgench – Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) – Bukhara – Samarkand – Termez – Dushanbe (Tajikistan) – Almaty (Kazakhstan) – Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) – Tashkent
  • Transport: land transport (bus), flight, train
  • Days: 15     Nights: 14

Welcome to a heartwarming experience of vacationing in Central Asia, the cradle of ancient civilization with rich cultural heritage. Experience the sights and sounds of its amazing diversity embedded in its geography, people and their culture and traditions. Priceless treasures of ancient civilization in the form of ruins of settlements and excavations, unique dishes, the tall minarets of the medieval times reflecting the greatness, art and architecture of Uzbekistan. Imposing landscape, word’s most spectacular mountains of Tien-Shan, glaciers and lakes of Kyrgyzstan. Spectacular and extraordinary modern architecture of Kazakhstan. Unexplored and mysterious ancient cities of Turkmenistan. With this handpicked tour package, you will not miss the most important highlights in Central Asia.

Day 1.Tashkent

Arrivalin Tashkent depends on schedule of arrival from homeland of travelers. Transfer to the hotel. Check in to the hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.

 

Day 2. Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer domestic airport. Take a morning flight to Urgench. Transfer to Khiva (30 minutes). Check in to the hotel. Khiva sightseeing includes monuments situated in Ichan Kala (Inner Castle) Kunya-Ark fortress, Mohammed-Amin-Khan Madrassah, Islam Khodja Minaret, Palvan-Kari complex,  UchAvlioli («three saints») Mausoleum, Jami Mosque, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Tash Hauli («stone yard») Palace, Alla-Kuli-Khan Madrassahs. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Khiva.

 

Day 3. Khiva – Urgench – Ashgabat

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the border in Urgench. Border crossing formalities. Transfer to Kunya Urgench in Turkmenistan. Check in to the hotel. Sightseeing of Kunya Urgench: Portal Karavansaray, Arslan II Mausoleum, Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, Kutlug Timur Minaret, Turabek Hanum Mausoleum, Mausoleums of Najm Ed Din and Soltan Ali. Lunch and dinner at the local restaurants. Overnight in Ashgabat.

 

Day 4. Ashgabat

Breakfast at the hotel.Sightseeing of Ashgabad: Local bazaar, Neutrality Arch, Inpependence Park, National History Museum, Nissa, Turkmenbashi Mosque, Mausoleum. In the afternoon visit private Ahalteke horse stables (Hippodrome). Lunch and dinner at the local restaurants. Overnight in Ashgabat.

 

Day 5. Ashgabat – Mery – Turkmenabad – Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the local airport for flight to Mery. Arrival in Mery. Transfer to Old Merv. Sightseeing of Merv. Gyz Kala, Hyaur Kala,Erk Kala, Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. Transfer to Turkmenabad. Transfer to the border. Border crossing formalities. Arrival in Bukhara. Check in to the hotel. Dinner with the Traditional Folklore Show at Nodir Devon Begi Madrassah. Overnight in Bukhara.

 

Day 6. BukharaSamarkand

Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing of Bukhara: Poli-Kalon ensemble including Minaret, Mosque, functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab, Amir-Alim-Khan Madrassah, Taqi (trading domes), Lyab-i-Hauz, Nadir Divanbegi, MagokiAttari, Ulug Beg, Abdul Aziz Madrassahs.In the afternoon transfer to Samarkand. Arrival in Samarkand and check in to the hotel. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight in Samarkand.

 

Day 7. Samarkand

Breakfast th the hotel. City tour:  Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Registan Ensemble (including Ulugbek, ShirDor, Tillya-Kari Madrassahs), Bibi Khanum Mosque, Samarkand local bazaar, Shah-i-Zinda necropolis, “Stars above Samarkand” - Ulugbek observatory. Lunch and dinner at the local restaurants. Overnight in Samarkand.

 

Day 8. Samarkand – Shakhrisabz – Termez

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Shakhrisabz. Sightseeing of Shakhrisabz: Ak-Saray Palace, Kok - Gumbaz Mosque (15 c), Dorus-Siadat: the Djekhangir Mausoleum (14c), Timur’s vault.Transfer to Termez. Arrive in Termez and check in to the hotel. Dinner at the local restaurants. Overnight in Termez.

 

Day 9. Termez – Dushanbe

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the border. Border crossing formalities. Transfer to Dushanbe. Arrive and check in to the hotel. Sightseeing of Dushanbe: Ethnography Museum, Sarasiyo Mosque, SamoniMinument, Rudaki Monument, National park of Rudaki, local bazaar. Lunch and dinner at the local restaurants. Overnight in Dushanbe.

 

Day 10. Dushanbe – Khujand – Tashkent

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to local airport for flight to Khujand. Arrival and sightseeing of Khujand: Museum of History, Sheikh Muslikhiddin Mosque, Panshanba bazaar. Lunch at the local restaurant. Transfer to Tashkent (2.30hours, 167km). Arrival and check in to the hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.

 

Day 11. Tashkent – Almaty

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Almaty. Arrive and check in to the hotel. Sightseeing of Almaty: History Museum, Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, Green bazaar.

Lunch and dinner at the local restaurants. Overnight in Almaty.

 

Day 12. Almaty – Bishkek 

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bishkek (4hours, 235km). Arrival and check in to the hotel. Sightseeing of Bishkek:History Museum, Central Square Ala-too, Oak and Panfilov Parks, Victory Square, Open air art gallery. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight in Bishkek.

 

Day 13. Bishkek – Issik Kul

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Cholpon Ata. On the way visit Burana Historical Complex. After lunch, visit Ruh-Ordo Cultural Center, Petroglyphs museum. Arrive and check in to the hotel. Overnight in Issyk Kul.

 

Day 14. Bishkek

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bishkek. Stop on the way in Tokmok village. Free time for shopping. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Bishkek.

 

Day 15. Bishkek – Tashkent

Breakfast at the hotel. Flight from Bishkek to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Sightseeing in Tashkent: Museum of History, Independence Square, Navoi Theater, Amir Temur Monument and Square. Departure from Tashkent