Uzbekistan & Turkmen Explorer

Ashgabat - Tashkent

15 days through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
FROM: $1870 USD + 610 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 8 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Basic Hotel 3 nights
Yurt Camp 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 11, Lunches x 3, Dinners x 3
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
STT
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This journey takes us deep into heartlands of the ancient Silk Route. Starting in the bizarre city of Ashgabat, we overland across the remote and inhospitable deserts of Turkmenistan to the incredible burning gas crater of Darvaza and the crumbling ancient ruins of Konye Urgench, before crossing into the fascinating country of Uzbekistan. It is in Uzbekistan that we'll discover the jewels in the crown of the fabled journey of the Silk Road, at the ancient cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. History and stunning architecture vie for prominence in each city, and the wealth of culture and local heritage is breathtaking; the bazaars and souks are fascinating. North of the Oxus River lies the Kyzylkhum Desert, where we will overnight in a yurt stay before heading to the great city of Tashkent for a bit of R&R and old fashioned night clubs.

Explore the unique Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on a guided tour
Wild camp near the 'Door to Hell' Darvaza Crater
Overland in to the Karakum desert
Explore the ruined city of Kunye Urgench
Guided tour of the ancient and beautiful city of Khiva
3 nights in Bukhara with guided tour of the many unique sites
Overnight in the Kyzylkum Desert staying in yurts
Guided tour of the historic city of Samarkand and surrounding area

This is a comfortable trip, with only limited camping. It can be extremely hot and dry in the summer when we visit, however, which can be challenging; ideal for lovers of history and stunning monuments. It is great also for "eclectic shoppers" in the bazaars and markets of Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent.

Explore the unique and bizarre Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on a guided tour of the city

See the bizarre and incredible burning gas crater at Darvaza popularly known as the 'Door to Hell'

Overland into the green Oxus Valley to the ancient ruined city of Kunye Urgench

Guided City Tour of Khiva
Explore the incredibly photogenic blue palace of Tash Khovli in Khiva
Day 1 - Ashgabat (18th April 2021)

Border Information: if joining in Ashgabat, you will most likely enter Turkmenistan at Ashgabat International Airport (IATA code: ASB).

There will be a pre-departure meeting at 10:00am - please look out for a note from your leader at the reception of the joining hotel upon arrival with more details about this important meeting.

After the meeting we will have an included tour of the city of Ashgabat using local minibuses.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Ashgabat before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Ashgabat. If arriving at Ashgabat airport you will also need to have a confirmed arrival transfer and representative from our local supplier to meet you at the airport. Please contact your sales agent for prices and to book.

*Important note - any tobacco products are practically illegal in Turkmenistan, so please do not bring them or use them in Turkmenistan. Also please do not bring any medicines containing tramadol, codeine, temazepam, morphine or opiates to Central Asia. These are illegal in all circumstances in most of Central Asia and you will risk arrest. If in doubt about a particular medicine, please do not bring it. See the notes at the bottom for more details.*


Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Included Activities

Explore the unique and bizarre Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on a guided tour of the city
Included
Day 2 - Darvaza (19th April 2021)
Day 3 - Kunye Urgench (20th April 2021)
Day 4 - Khiva (21st April 2021)
Day 5 - Khiva (22nd April 2021)
Day 6 - Bukhara (23rd April 2021)
Day 7 - Bukhara (24th April 2021)
Day 8 - Bukhara (25th April 2021)
Day 9 - Kyzylkhum Desert (26th April 2021)
Day 10 - Samarkand (27th April 2021)
Day 11 - Samarkand (28th April 2021)
Day 12 - Samarkand (29th April 2021)
Day 13 - Tashkent (30th April 2021)
Day 14 - Tashkent (1st May 2021)
Day 15 - Tashkent - End Date (2nd May 2021)

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18 Apr 21 Ashgabat
02 May 21 Tashkent

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04 May 21 Ashgabat
18 May 21 Tashkent

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13 Jun 21 Tashkent

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24 Jun 21 Tashkent
08 Jul 21 Ashgabat

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22 Jul 21 Tashkent

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27 Jul 21 Ashgabat

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25 Jul 21 Ashgabat
08 Aug 21 Tashkent

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14 Sep 21 Ashgabat

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21 Sep 21 Ashgabat

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12 Oct 21 Ashgabat

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