Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan - Fergana to Ashgabat | Turkestan Travel

Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan – Fergana to Ashgabat - 16 Days

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27. March 2021 - 11. April 2021 Available 2,340
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The traditions and customs of the Uzbek and Turkmen people living at the crossroads of the Great Silk Road have evolved over many centuries through the interaction of the rituals of the Zoroastrian, Sogdian, Bactrian and nomadic tribes and under the influence of Islamic traditions. Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan – experience the culture and nature trip in one Tour! Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Experience Fergana Valley, the desert nature with camel riding through the Cyzylkum desert, culture of the people in the mountain village Sentyab, fire crater Darvaza and the capital of Turkmenistan!

The Route includes a visit to a national house where visitors can learn about the way of life of the locals, taste the national cuisine and enjoy folklore shows.

The national cuisine of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan deserves special attention and is characterized by its great variety. The dishes, based on the rich experience of the ancestors, reflect the way of life and culture of the Uzbek and Turkmen people. Delicious Uzbek and Turkmen delicacies filled with aromas of spices will not leave even the most demanding gourmets indifferent.

The traditional idea of the oriental bazaar, lavish, colourful and loud, becomes a reality in the markets of Uzbekistan. A good bazaar should separate itself from the goods, a play of colours should take place, raised voices and exclamations should be heard – action is appropriate here!

Day 1: Day of Arrival

Day 2: Tashkent – where Modern and Old meet

Day 3: Kokand – in the Palace of the Khan

Day 4: Margilan – Home of Silk Production

Day 5: Samarkand – Traces of Temur’s Treasure

Day 6: Shakhrisabz – the home town of Amir Temur

Day 7: Samarkand – Traces of Temur’s Treasure

Day 8: Al-Bukhari Complex → Mountain Village Sentyab

Day 9: At the Nurata Yurt Camp

Day 10: Bukhara – Pearl of the Orient

Day 11: Bukhara – Pearl of the Orient

Day 12: Khiva – Museum under the open sky

Day 13: Oasis city Kunya Urgench and “Gate to Hell”-Darvaza!

Day 14: Ashgabat – the Treasure in the Desert!

Day 15: Ashgabat – the Treasure in the Desert!

Day 16: Early Morning Transfer to the Airport and Departure

Day 1
Day of Arrival (-/-/-)

Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in a 4-star Hotel.

Day 2
Tashkent - where Modern and Old meet (B/-/D)

After breakfast at hotel we start our Tour in Tashkent. Tashkent, the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan where the history of modern and old stands side by side is located in the northeast of Uzbekistan and with circa 3 million inhabitants the biggest city in Central Asia. Along with modern hotels, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, opera, disco, oriental bazaars, the city also offers a thousand years of history. Khazrati Imam Complex consisting of Barak Khan Madrasah (16thc.), Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum (15thC.), Muyi-Mubarak Mosque – storehouse of the well-known Koran of Khalif Osman and gold hair of Prophet Muhammad, Djuma Mosque of Khodja Akhrar Vali. Dinner at local city Restaurant. Overnight stay in a 4-star Hotel.

Day 3
Kokand - in the Palace of the Khan (B/L/D)

After Breakfast Transfer to the Railway Station and we will drive by train to Kokand. The city of Kokand, with 251 700 (2019) inhabitants, is the junction of the Great Silk Road. Kokand was once the capital of the eponymous Khanate in the 19th century. In Kokand we will visit the Palace of Khudayar Khan, built between 1833 and 1873, with it’s about seventy-meter-wide and infinitely colorful facades. We visit Juma Mosque (1809-1812) and the Madrasah Amin Beg.

We’re continuing on to Rishtan. In Rishtan almost 90% of ceramics offered in Uzbekistan are produced and the production of ceramics in Rishtan has been passed on from father to son for about 800 years. We visit a family enterprise, where ceramics are produced in a traditional way. We drive on to Margilan, dinner together in an Uzbek Teahouse. Overnight stay in a 2-star hotel.

Day 4
Margilan - Home of Silk Production (B/-/D)

After breakfast we visit Margilan, one of the oldest and industrial city of Uzbekistan. Margilan has always played an important role in the history of the Silk Road. In Margilan we visit historical-traditional Silk Factory named “Yodgorlik”, which continues centuries-old tradition. We will also visit the bazaar in Margilan. For lunch we will have lunch in a traditional teahouse in Margilan. In the afternoon we drive back by train to Tashkent. Dinner at the local restaurant and overnight at a 4-star hotel.

Day 5
Samarkand - Traces of Temur's Treasure (B/-/D)

After breakfast we take the express train “Afrosiyob” to Samarkand (departure at 8.00 am; arrival at 10.05 am). We visit in Samarkand the three Medressen of the Registanthe Ulugbek-Medresse (built 1417-1420), the Sher-Dor-Medresse (1619 – 1636) and the Tillo-Kori-Medresse (1646 – 1660). The legendary Timurid mausoleum Guri Amir (XIV-XV century) enchants the viewer with its golden interior decoration. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel.

Day 6
Shakhrisabz – the home town of Amir Temur (B/-/D)

After breakfast we drive to Shakhrisabz, to the City of birth Amir Temur (known in the West as Tamerlan). The city was already known to Alexander the Great as Nautaca. We visit the summer palace “Ak Saray” (White Palace, 1380-1405). “Ak Saray” was added to the list of World Heritage by UNESCO. We also visit Kok Gumbaz Mosque, Darus Soadat Complex and the Jahongir Mausoleum. Afternoon we will drive back to Samarkand. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel.

Day 7
Samarkand - Traces of Temur's Treasure (B/-/D)

Breakfast at hotel. You will enjoy hearing some legends while visiting the Bibi-Chanum Mosque and the Medresse (XIV century). We visit the traditional oriental Siyab Bazaar. Near the Siyab bazaar there is an ensemble of Shohi-Zinda (the living king, “IX.-XIV century), one of the world’s most famous group of mausoleums, which fasinate you with its beautiful architecture. Next we will visit the famous Ulugbek Observatory (1428-1429 which was built on one of the hills of Chupanata). The observatory was a unique design in his time. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel.

Day 8
Al-Bukhari Complex → Mountain Village Sentyab (B/L/D)

After breakfast at hotel we will drive to Imam Al Bukhari Complex. We will visit the Imam al-Bukhari Mausoleum, one of the most important places of the Muslims. Mausoleum is located 30 km far from Samarkand. In the afternoon we will drive to Mountain Village Sentyab. In Sentyab we get to know our host family and start to prepare our dinner with our host family. In the evening we have dinner together with the host family. After dinner walk in the mountain village. Overnight stay with the host family.

Day 9
At the Nurata Yurt Camp (B/L/D)

After breakfast with the host family, we drive to Lake Aydakkul, which is located in the Kyzylkum desert. At Lake Aidarkul you will be told the story of the origin of Lake Aidarkul, after that we have one hour free time. Afterwards we drive to the Yurt Camp in the Desert Kyzylkum. In the Yurt Camp we have time at our free disposal, so we can look at and enjoy the desert landscape with Saksoul trees. In the afternoon our camel riding (1 hour). Dinner at the campfire with live music from a Kazakh folk musician. Overnight stay in the Yurt.

Day 10
Bukhara - Pearl of the Orient (B/-/D)

After breakfast we will drive to Bukhara. We visit Poyi Kalon Ensemble consisting of Kalon Minaret (12th c.), Kalon Mosque (12th C.), Miri Arab Madrasah (16th C.), domed bazaars Toqi Zargaron (15th C.), Toqi Telpak-Furushon (16th C.) and Toqi Zaroffon (16th C.). Continue we visit Lyabi-Khauz Complex (14th-17th C.) and Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah. Dinner at a local restaurant and then live Folklore in the Medresse Nodir Devon Begi. Overnight stay in a 3-star Hotel.

Day 11
Bukhara - Pearl of the Orient (B/-/D)

After breakfast we visit Citadel Ark (4th c. BC), Bolo-Khauz Mosque (beginning of the 20th c.), Samanides Mausoleum (9th-10th c.), Chashmai Ayub (14th c.). Lunch at local city restaurant in Bukhara. Afternoon we visit: Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Complex, summer residence of the last Emir (ruler) of Bukhara, Bakhouddin Naqshbandiy Memorial Complex, Chor Bakr (19th c.) and Chor Minor.

Lunch at a local Restaurant. After Lunch drive Bukhara → Khiva (480 km). During the drive through the desert Kysyl-Kum (red sand) you will experience the unique expanse of a desert landscape in Central Asia. The Kysyl-Kum desert is about 200 000 km² and belongs to the territories of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. There you will find the red sand from which the desert gets its name. Khiva, one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. Khiva, with about 89 500 inhabitants (as of 2017), is located in the northwest of Uzbekistan, west of the Amudarya river, on the old Silk Road. Since 1967 Khiva is museum city and in 1997 Uzbekistan celebrated the 2500th anniversary of the city. Dinner in a traditional restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel.

Day 12
Khiva – Museum under the open sky (B/-/D)

After breakfast we visit the historical City Ichan Kala. Dinner with live music in the historical city of Khiva. Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel.

Day 13
Oasis city Kunya Urgench and "Gate to Hell"-Darvaza (B/L/D)

After breakfast we drive to the border crossing Uzbekistan → Turkmenistan. After the border formalities we drive on to Kunya-Urgench. We visit the historical monuments like Ak Kala (15-17 c.), Gurganj (Gurgandsh), Gyaur Kala , Complex Ibn Khadjib (14-16 c.), Mausoleum il Arslan (12 c. ), Mausoleum Tyurabek Khanum (14th century), Minaret Kutlug Timur (11th century), Mausoleum Najmiddin Kubro (Nadshmiddin Kubro 14th century) and many other historical places. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we drive to Darvaza – Gate to Hell, a wonder of nature. Dinner and overnight in a tent at Darvaza.

Day 14
Ashgabat - the Treasure in the Desert (B/-/D)

After the breakfast at Darvaza we drive to Ashgabat. In Ashgabat we visit modern side of Ashgabat and ruined city Anau (archaeological excavations from V-III century B.C.). Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel.

Day 15
Ashgabat - the Treasure in the Desert (B/-/D)

After breakfast we visit the historical Museum, Ahal-Tekin Horse Farm and ruined city of Nisa. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel.

Day 16
Early Morning Transfer to the Airport and Departure (-/-/-)

Services included in Price:

  • 4 Nights in a 4 star hotel in a double room with Shower/WC
  • 8 Nights in 2-3 star hotels in double rooms with Shower/WC
  • 1 Night with the family (mattresses on the floor, bed linen available, Shower/WC outside)
  • 1 Night in the Yurt (mattresses on the floor, bed linen available, Shower/WC outside)
  • 1 Night in a Tent (mattresses on the floor, bed linen available, Shower/WC outside)
  • 15x breakfast, 2x lunch, 15x dinner
  • Mineral water (1,5 l per person and per day)
  • All transfers according to itinerary (mainly in air-conditioned vehicles)
  • Train ticket: Tashkent → Samarkand
  • Visa support for Turkmenistan
  • Registration in the Hotels (Turkmenistan)
  • All entrance fees for the sights according to the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide during the entire duration of the trip

Do not include:

  • Personal expenses & special services at the Hotel
  • International flights
  • Visa fees for Turkmenistan
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary

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Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan – Fergana to Ashgabat
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2 Adults USD 4,680
3 Adults USD 6,465
4 Adults USD 8,620
5 Adults USD 10,775
6 Adults USD 12,420
7 Adults USD 14,490
8 Adults USD 16,560
9 Adults USD 18,630
10 Adults USD 20,000
11 Adults USD 22,000
12 Adults USD 24,000
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Trip Facts

  • $ 375,-
  • TT0097
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • 2 - 12
  • Medium
  • Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan
  • Tashkent
  • Ashgabat