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Central Asia Odyssey

$ 2,995.00

15 Days From Turkmen’s Ashgabat, Mary, Margush to Uzbek’s Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, Margilan, Fergana to Kyrgyz’s Osh -Irkeshtam – China’s Kashgar.

Description


Day 1: Arrival in Ashgabat (D)
Arrive in Ashgabat. Transfer to the hotel.
Balance of the day; enjoy a city tour in Ashgabat – capital of Turkmenistan which has experienced boom of “Marble Architecture” for the past 15 years. Explore archeological site of Old Nisa (included in UNESCO World Heritage list) and Spiritual Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in Central Asia. Visit the National Museum of History, and continue to Arch of Neutrality. In the afternoon drive to “Bedev” hippodrome stables to see Akhalteke horses – pride of Turkmen nation. Continue the tour with visits to Presidential Square, Ertogrul Ghazy Mosque, and the newly built Independence Park. Take a picture of the Monument of Lenin.

Overnight in hotel “Sofitel Ashgabat Oguzkent”

Day 2: Ashgabat – Mary – Margush (B & D)
Take a morning flight to Mary (370 km, 40 min.). Arrive in Mary, drive to National Park “Ancient Merv” (40 km, 30 min.). Ancient Merv was a major center of international trade and crafts located on the Silk Road. Visit Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Large and Small Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Gyaur Gala, Keshk Fortress, and others. Merv blossomed during the Persian Empire of the Achaemenids and later under the Parthian, Sasanian, Arab, and Seljuk Turk rule. Return to Mary. Visit History Museum of Merv region.

Overnight in hotel “Margush”

Day 3: Mary – Bukhara (385 km) (B/D)
Drive cross to border “Farab” to Uzbekistan meet and continue drive to Bukhara (110 km, 2-3 hrs). Arrival to Bukhara, check-in to hotel. Rest at the hotel. In the evening, walk through the narrow streets of the old city. Dinner in local teahouses “Lyabi Hauz” in the open air on the banks of the old reservoir in the shade of ancient trees.

Overnight in hotel “Grand Bukhara” 4*

Day 4: Bukhara (B, D)
Full day guided tour Bukhara visits remaining of city wall and gate of Bukhara, Samonid’s Mausoleum, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, Kosh Madrasah Ensemble (Abdullakhan Madrasah & Modarikhan Madrasah), Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark citadel & Zindan (ancient prison), Khodja Zaynuddin Complex, Poi Kalyan Complex: (Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque & Miri Arab Madrasah), Trading Dome: (Toki Zargaron, Тoki Telpak Furushon & Toki Sarrafon), Ulugbek Madrasah, Abdullazizkhan Madrasah, Khodja Gaukushan Ensemble, Magoki Attoron Mosque, Architectural ensemble Lyabi Hauz (Kukeldash Madrasah, Khanaka and Nodir Devan-Begi Madrasah) and Synagogue. This evening you attend a traditional Bukhara cultural folk show.

Overnight in hotel “Grand Bukhara” 4*

Day 5: Bukhara – Nurata – Dungalak (B, L, D)
Morning drive to Nurata with a visit on the way to Sheikh Nuri tomb and Namozgoh Mosque. After lunch at a local house continue to the Kazakh village of Dungalak. Enjoy a camel ride in Kyzyl Kum desert. Dinner in camping site and overnight in yurts (nomadic felt tents, very basic).

Overnight in yurts.

Day 6: Dungalak – Aydarkul Lake – Samarkand (B, L, D)
After breakfast depart to Aydarkul Lake – is a large closed lake in northern-east part of Uzbekistan, is an artificial water basin in Aydar-Arnasa system of the lakes occupying a total area of 4000 km. The system includes three lakes with salt water (actually Aydarkul, Arnasay and Tuscan). Area of Aydarkul Lake has good facility for rest, the pedestrian walks and trips astride horses and camels. Aydarkul Lake is capable to admire and fascinate the most tempted, many fine places seeing on earth. Here opportunities for swimming, soft trekking and bird watching’s after picnic lunch in bank of lake depart to Samarkand, often called the “Rome of the Orient”. On arrival to Samarkand check-in to the hotel and rest of the day is free. Dinner in local restaurant.

Overnight in hotel “Samarkand Plaza” 4*

Day 7: Samarkand (B, D)
Full day guided tour Samarkand visits Ensemble of Registan: (Ulugbek, Sher Dor and Tillya Kari Madrasah’s), Gur-Emir Mausoleum (graves of Tamerlane and his descendants), Rukhobod Mausoleum, Aksaray Mausoleum, Bibi-Khonym Mosque with Siab bazaar, Shakh-i-Zinda Ensemble, Khazrat-Khizr Mosque, ancient settlement Afrosiab with Museum, Mausoleum of Khodja Doniyor (Prophet Daniel) and observatory and memorial museum of Ulugbek. Dinner in local restaurant.

Overnight in hotel “Samarkand Plaza” 4*

Day 8: Samarkand – Tashkent (B, D)
Drive to Tashkent, en route visit Al-Imam Bukhary complex. Arrive in Tashkent and check-in to hotel. In the afternoon guided tour Tashkent visits Lal Bahadur Shastri Street, Hast Imam Complex and Mustaqillik Square (Independence Square).

Overnight in hotel “Lotte City Tashkent Palace” 4*

Day 9: Tashkent (B, D)
Full day guided tour Tashkent visit Museum of Fine and Applied Arts, Theatre Square, Amir Temur Square, Monument to Courage, Bunyodkor Square (former Halklar Dustligi Square), Abul Kasim Madrassah, Alisher Navoi Park and Tashkent metro station. Dinner in local restaurant with a show program.

Overnight in hotel “Lotte City Tashkent Palace” 4*

Day10: Tashkent – Dangara – Kokand – Rishtan – Margilan (B, D)
Drive to Fergana Valley (320 km, 4 h. 30 min. drive till Fergana city).The steep road which connects Fergana Valley with the rest of Uzbekistan runs via picturesque mountain pass Kamchik (2267 m. above the sea level). The first stop will be at Dangara village to visit the house of a well-known woodcarver, the late master Qadirjon Khaidarov. In the afternoon continue driving to Kokand where you will visit the Khudoyar-Khan Palace, Jami Mosque, Kamol-Kazy Madrasah, Damai-Shakhon Necropolis and Madari-Khan Mausoleum. Continue driving to Rishtan and visit a pottery workshop. Continue to the house of craftsman Bakhrom-aka, who manufactures handmade wool carpets (Ok Yer village, Kumarik mahalla). Continue to Margilan city. Check-in to the hotel. Dinner in local restaurant.

Overnight in hotel “Adras” 3*

Day 11: Margilan – Fergana (B, D)
After breakfast visit Yodgorlik Silk factory where you can see production process of silk with traditional inimitable Ikat patterns. Continue to Said Akhmad-Khoja Madrasah. If it is Thursday or
Sunday drive to Kumtepa Bazaar, the biggest one in Fergana Valley. Continue to Fergana city. Visit Akhmad Al-Fergani Park in Fergana. Check in to the hotel. Dinner in local restaurant.

Overnight in hotel “Asia” 3*

Day 12: Fergana – Andijian – border Dostlik – Osh (B)
After breakfast drive to border “Dostlik” en route visit Babur Literary Museum in Andijan and then continue to border. Arrival to border and cross to Kyrgyzstan.

Meet at the border and then continue to Osh, which is located near a rocky outcrop known as the throne of Süleyman. A legend tells that King Solomon was the founder of Osh.

Overnight in Osh stay with a family.

Day 13: Osh – Abdish Ata – Osh (B, D)
One day excursion to Abdish Ata and return to Osh.

Day 14: Osh – Sary Tash -Irkeshtam Pass (approximately 330 km) (B, L, D)
You’ll leave the main road to Pamir to commit ourselves on the ancient caravan route of the Silk
Road to the Chinese border. Irkeshtam pass, magnificent views over the Pamir glaciers with sharp with the highest (Peak Communism) rises to 7495 m, white snow and blue skies are the color of the roof of the world. Unique and unforgettable show. Lunch along the way.

Overnight in Sary-Tash in the family

Day 15: Irkeshtam – Kashgar (B)
After breakfast transfer to border Irkeshtam and hand over to Chinese guide.



For 6 - 9 passengers
$2995
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $695

 

For 3 - 5 passengers
$3450
Land only per person based on sharing
  • Single supplement: $695

 

For 2 passengers
$3950
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $695

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OVERVIEW

15 Days From Turkmen's Ashgabat, Mary, Margush to Uzbek's Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, Margilan, Fergana to Kyrgyz's Osh -Irkeshtam – China's Kashgar.

DEPARTURE

Guaranteed departure on any days for minimum 2 travelers.

HOTELS

 Tashkent – Gloria Hotel (new)
 Samarkand – Grand Samarkand Superior Hotel
 Bukhara – Hotel Asia
 Khiva – Malika Khevak Hotel

INCLUSIONS

 Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast as listed in the itinerary
 Meal specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, SD = Special Dinner)
 Arrival and departure transfer services from Airport/hotel/airport
 Transfer and ground transportation during the tours by air-conditioned vehicles
 Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary with English-speaking local guide(s)
 Ulaanbaatar – Gobi RT flights + Tax (10+5kg free luggage)
 Airport transfers
 Sightseeing tours as described
 Daily supply of bottled water
 Visa invitation letter if applicable

EXCLUSIONS

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◾Travel insurance. visa fees, gratuities, drinks, personal spending and optional activities. etc.

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