Silk Road legend Tour 4
Silk Road legend: Tour 4
Destinations: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan
Duration: 20 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Darwaza - Mary - Merv - Turkmenabat - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent - Khujand - Dushanbe - Khoburubot - Kalai Khum - Khorog - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake - Murgab - Osh - Bishkek - Ala Archa - Almaty - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
Day 1: Ashgabat
Today the guests are going the make a visit of the city of Ashgabat, being at the Ashgabat International Airport with the further way to the hotel. The people will be able to see the famous and wonderful Akhal-Teke horses, the proud of the people. Then the guests make a visit of the "Gypjak" Mosque and Mausoleum of the late President of Turkmenistan. The night will be in the hotel of Ashgabat.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Darwaza - Ashgabat
For being able to make a visit of the "Old Nisa" in Turkmenistan. It is better to be the guest of the State Museum of History, with Nisa, Merv and Gonurdepe settlements. Here it is possible to witness ancient artifacts as carpets , jewelries and weapons. Then we make a way to the Gas Crater of Darvaza, then make a visit of the nomadic village, and see the wonderful views of the landscape. The night ends with the way back to Ashgabat.
Day 3: Ashgabat - Mary
Mary is the next point of our tour and we travel along Turkmenistan and see the site which tends to be the location of pilgrimages. Here, at the site of the Anau pilgrimage the guests can witness the remains of the Seyitjemaleddin mosque XV century. Then everyone gets to the site of trade of the North Khorasan. In Mary there will be checking in, the hotel will be ordered. After it we offer the walking tour.
Day 4: Mary - Merv - Turkmenabat - Uzbek-Turkmen border ‘Farap/Alat' - Bukhara
The forth day in Turkmenistan is going along the Mary Historical Museum and then Old Merv - Merv. These are the perfect sites for all to travel along the Great Silk Road. This is going to be the largest city of the entire ancient works. Today everyone will be taken to visit Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. Then everyone takes a way to Uzbekistan, the Turkmen-Uzbek border. The tour will be along Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. The day ends with the trip to Bukhara and the night in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara
The entire day will be given to the city in Uzbekistan, Bukhara. The visitants will travel to the Citadel Ark of the 4th century. This country is the center of Bukhara Empire of the ancient times. The tour in Uzbekistan is going along the Chashma Ayub, Bolo-Hauz mosque, Lyabi House Ensemble. All of the sites like these bear the great historical significance and tend to be great art of architect. The guests are able to see the three structures of madrasahs of 12-16th century. The night is ordered in the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara - Samarkand
Two cities of great significance of Uzbekistan like Bukhara and Samarkand are most visited by the guests of the country. They travel along the city in order to get to the Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex. For now it is the site of the Muslims coming here. Then everyone is going along mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. Here are the pool and madrasah in the ancient times. All of the complexes are created in amazing style, of the last times. Then the visitants are going to travel to Samarkand, to spend the night in the hotel.
Day 7: Samarkand
Samarkand is the city in Uzbekistan bearing the emergence in the valley of the river Zerafshan. Today it is said to be the largest city of the country, being like Babylon or Rome. The following places will be visited with an aim to see the sightseeing as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. At the same time we would like to note that the first location is created in the 15-17th century, which started to be the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today the visitants are required to visit these places for the aim to find out the secret facts of the country and the people.
Day 8: Samarkand - Tashkent
Today we are going to find out more facts of Uzbekistan during the tour the guests travel in Tashkent, as here we can see the symbol of the victory in WW2, the Independence square. The boarders are required to make a visit of the local Broadway, the street between two squares - Independence and Amir Timur. Then you are going to travel along the Tashkent metro, which is rare in the countries of the post-Soviet Union history. We offer to see the old part of the city presented by the Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah. Here we can see the copy of the ancient book Quran, of the 8th century. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 9: Tashkent - Uzbek border - Khujand
The day starts with the necessity to pass the border and become the guest of the other country of the program, Tajikistan. This country is presented by the variety of the sites of great interest, as the Khujand city, which is considered to be the largest one in Tajikistan. Being here everyone can find out of the city to be located right at the river Syr Darya. The people living in the country are estimated to be about 149,000 people. Then the guests are going to travel to the Cultural Palace of Khujant, the Central Mosque. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 10: Khujand - Dushanbe
We get to the center of Tajikistan, Dushanbe city. Today in order to get there it is important to overcome the Anzob pass of 3 372 m, and the tunnel of Isticlol. Right here the tour will be going along the picturesque views which are enigmatic for all. The visitants will see the opportunity to make the photos of the land, in order to have the memories of the day. Then the night will be in the hotel.
Day 11: Dushanbe
Having passed the long road in the aim of visiting Dushanbe, the boarders travel a tour of seeing Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal and House of parliament. The next destination of the day is National park, Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag. Also everyone is going to see the Gurminj Museum. Here the wanderers are able to witness the traditional instruments of the country. The night will be in the hotel, after having seen the culture of the people of Tajikistan.
Day 12: Dushanbe - Khoburubot - Kalai Khum
Kalai Khum village can be reached in the tour along the mountain road. It is better to travel there in the morning, when it is not so warm and hot. The pass which you overcome in the tour is known to be at the altitude of 3 252m above sea level. Here the photos can become overwhelming and unforgettable, as the Khoburubot Pass is vibrant. After having seen beauties of nature of Tajikistan the guests have rest.
Day 13: Kalai Khum - Khorog
This day is going along the road to Khorog. Today it is seen to be one of the smallest cities in the world, but one of the most striking ones. Its territory is located among the mountains and seems to have 3 rivers where Shokhdara River and Ghund River flow into Pyanj River are located. The territory is the home of the Pamir people, who are extremely hospitable and are ready to make all the best. The night will be in the guesthouse.
Day 14: Khorog - Yashil Kul Lake - Bulunkul Lake - Murgab
As you are in Tajikistan, you must see lakes of the Pamirs as Yashil Kul and Bulunkul in the obligatory way as they are the most wonderful ones and need to be seen by all who make a tour in the country. These lakes are located at the height of 3700m above sea level. The second lake is translated as the Blue lake, being violet and dark-blue depending on the time of the day and temperature. Also, there are different kinds of fish here. Being the guest of these territories you are able to see the animals like yaks, domestic animals, cow and sheep. Then the visitants are going at the territory of 4271m above sea level, of the Koitezak pass. The night will be in the guesthouse.
Day 15: Murgab - Osh
Today we getting to the country of Kyrgyzstan, and at the border of the Kyrgyz state the guests will see the Kyrgyz art, at the altitude of 4336m above sea level. The driver of Kyrgyzstan will meet you and drive to Osh, where the people can admire the views of unique nature of the mountain country. Then you will see the Taldik pass, when you travel along the mountains, at the height of 3615m above sea level. And in the end of the day you will be offered the room in the hotel.
Day 16: Osh - Bishkek
From Osh the guests will travel to the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek. Here the way will be going along the Suleiman Mountain, which tends to be the important site of the Muslims pilgrimage. The guides will tell the history, telling that the biblical prophet Solomon was at this territory, then buried here. Then, you will be able to visit the famous Asian Bazaar, with further night in the hotel.
Day 17: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
In order to see amazing natural landscapes in frames of the city of Kyrgyzstan, please travel a tour to the Ala Archa gorge, after the city tour along the following places - Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic. So, the gorge. It is located at the Tien Shan Mountain Range and seems to be one of the most amazing places for hiking and enjoying nature landscapes. In the evening the group returns back to Bishkek, and spends the night in the hotel.
Day 18: Bishkek - Almaty
From Kyrgyzstan our group travels to its neighbor, Kazakhstan. The capital of the first country is located in 230km from Almaty, the southern capital of Kazakhstan. The way to it will take about 4 hours, so we recommend listening to the guides during the road way. The way will be made along the border control. The following places must be seen - Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, Medeo Gorge as the great skating rink, and the Kok-Tobe hill as the panorama view to be seen. The night will be organized in the hotel.
Day 19: Almaty - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
From Almaty the guests make a way to Charyn Canyon, as one of the striking site and natural monuments of the country Kazakhstan. It dates back to the ancient times and is considered to emerge 12 million years ago. The way to it will take about 3 hours. So, everyone will be able to listen to all of the legends and myths, the historical notes. Our team wants to organize everything at the highest level.
Day 20: Almaty - Airport
Morning transfer to airport.
Transport in Turkmenistan:
02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minibus (14 seats)
10 pax - Bus (20 seats)
Transport in Uzbekistan
04-06 pax – Minivan
08-10 pax – Minibus
Transport in Tajikistan:
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Transport in Kyrgyzstan:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - 1 Mercedes Sprinter
Transport in Kazakhstan:
02 pax - Sedan
04-10 pax - Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 2 975 $
04 pax - 2 115 $
06 pax - 1 985 $
08 pax - 1 750 $
10 pax - 1 785 $
Single - 350 $
Early check-in - 70 $
Single early check-in - 140 $
All dinners - 260 $*
All lunches and dinners - 495 $*
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) - 40 $ per person
English speaking guides:
TM - included by law
UZ - local 140 $ per group or escort 380 $ per group
TJ - 760 $ per group
KG - 295 $ per group
KZ - 220 $ per group
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Mary - "Merv" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
Khujand - "Firuz" Hotel 4*
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3* *
Kalai Khum - "Karon Palace" Hotel 4*
Khorog - "Lal" Guesthouse
Murgab - "Pamir" Guesthouse
Osh - "Sun Rise" Hotel 3*
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water supply
- Visa support in Turkmenistan
- Train tickets Samarkand - Tashkent
- English speaking guide in Turkmenistan
- Flight tickets Osh - Bishkek (15 kg limit, extra 2 $ per kg)
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide