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Silk Route Tour (Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Kyrgyzstan) 10N-11D

In the past, Silk Route trade passed through many of the Central Asian cities including Almaty, Bishkek, Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Merv. As Caravans stopped in these cities on their way from China to Europe, they exchanged not only goods and ethnic groups, but also knowledge and experience. This made Central Asia a center of master-craftsmen, world-class scholars, and a diverse culture.
Follow in the footsteps of the Silk Route Trade you will have chance to explore the most famous sights of Kazakhstan,Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan.

per adult from

$4,379

AUD

Duration

11 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 10x Dinner
    • 10x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 10 nights
    • Acc. on Twin basis in hotels Breakfast InTashkent, Khiva, Samarkand,Bukhara,Almaty,Bishkek,Ashgabat
    • All trips & transfers in comfortable car as per the itinerary
    • Bukhara-Samarkand, Samarkand-Tashkent “Afrosiyob” high speed train economy class tickets
    • All fees to monuments as per the itinerary
    • Ashgabat-Mary airfare
    • LOI for Turkmenistan
    • All Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen
    • Entry/Admission - Zenkov's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Central State Museum of Kazakhstan
    • Entry/Admission - Medeo - Chimbulak Kanatnaya Doroga.
    • Entry/Admission - Ensemble Hazrati Imam
    • Entry/Admission - Ko'kaldosh Madrasasi
    • Entry/Admission - Chorsu Bazaar
    • Entry/Admission - Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art
    • Entry/Admission - Itchan Kala
    • Entry/Admission - Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum
    • Entry/Admission - Nedjmeddin Kubra Mausoleum
    • Entry/Admission - Sultan Ali Mausoleum
    • Entry/Admission - Darvaza Gas Crater
    • Entry/Admission - Parthian Settlement of Nisa
    • Entry/Admission - Mausoleum of Soltan Sanjar
    • Entry/Admission - Erk Kala
    • Entry/Admission - Magoki Attor Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Kalon Minaret مناره کلان
    • Entry/Admission - Ark of Bukhara
    • Entry/Admission - Gur-e Amir Сomplex
    • Entry/Admission - Registan
    • Entry/Admission - Ulugh Beg Observatory
    • Entry/Admission - Shah-i-Zinda
    • Entry/Admission - Ala-Too Square
    • Entry/Admission - Oak Park
    • Entry/Admission - Mikhail Frunze Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Ala-Archa Gorge
    • Entry/Admission - Burana Tower
    What's excluded :
    • International Air tickets;
    • Late Check out and early check in
    • Tashkent-Urgench airfare
    • Almaty-Tashkent airfare
    • Tashkent-Bishkek airfare
    • Charges in hotels for additional services
    • Photography and video making fees at the sites;
    • Visa fees for Turkmenistan
    • Migration fees for Turkmenistan -12$
    • Personal insurance
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Any services not included in the above itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival Almaty

    Pass By: Almaty, Almaty
    After arrival meet and transfer to hotel. Dinner at local restaurant.
    Check in Hotel. Overnight in Almaty.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Rahat Palace hotel or similar

    Day 2: Almaty

    Stop At: Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, Almaty Kazakhstan
    After breakfast visit named after the 28 Panfilov guards from Almaty, who died heroically defending Moscow against the Nazi invasion in 1941
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Zenkov's Cathedral, Gogol St 40в, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan
    the world’s most elevated wooden church
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, Samal-1, 44, Almaty 050059 Kazakhstan
    The largest museum in Kazakhstan, and one of the largest museums in Central Asia. The museum houses the most significant collection of Kazakh historical, archaeological, and modern cultural and political artifacts
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Medeo - Chimbulak Kanatnaya Doroga., Gornaya St 640, Almaty, Kazakhstan
    Where you will have a brief stop on the huge Medeo dam, which protects the city from destructive mudflows formed on the tops of the western Tien Shan.
    Medeo - Shymbulak cable car (gondola, way up)
    - mountain ski resort Shymbulak- - amazing views of the snow peaks and the Tien-Shan mountains .
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Rahat Palace Hotel

    Day 3: Almaty-Tashkent

    Stop At: Ensemble Hazrati Imam, Zarkainar Street / Qorasaroy Street, Tashkent Uzbekistan
    After breakfast take flight to Tashkent. 12:15 Departure from Almaty and 12:50 Arrival in Tashkent. Meet by our guide and driver. Lunch at local restaurant and visit Ensemble Hazrati Imam- cultic architectural complex and the religious heart of Tashkent, is located in the old part of the city. Here you will visit Barak Khan madrasah was built in the 16th century, Kaffal Shashi mausoleum was built in the 16th century,
    The Namazgah mosque built in 1965, Muyi Muborak madrasah was built in the 16th century. Currently, the madrasah houses the library of the Administration of the Muslims of Uzbekistan, which contains rare manuscripts and the Koran of Caliph Osman (7th century) – the world’s oldest manuscript consisting of 353 unusually large parchments with the earliest version of the Koran.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ko'kaldosh Madrasasi, Beruni Avenue Relief Road, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    Kukeldash Madrasah is the largest of the 23 madrasahs of old Tashkent, built in 1569 by the Minister of Tashkent Sheibanid Sultans Barak Khan and Dervish Khan, nicknamed "Kukeldash."
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Chorsu Bazaar, Navoi St. 48 Shayhan Taurski District, Tashkent Uzbekistan
    Chorsu Bazaar is one of the largest bazaars in Uzbekistan and Central Asia, located in the old part of Tashkent called Eski Shahar. Bazaar "Chorsu" was known in the Middle Ages and was of great importance on the road of the Great Silk Road.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, Rakatboshi st. 15, Tashkent 100031 Uzbekistan
    It was founded in 1937 on the basis of a temporary exhibition of handicrafts. The museum’s exhibition funds contain over 4 thousand exhibits that reveal the history of decorative art of Uzbekistan: wood carving, ceramics, embossing, art of jewelers, gold seamstresses, embroiderers, samples of mass production of local industry.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Mustaqillik Maydoni, Mustаqillik mаydоni, Тошкент, Uzbekistan
    Located in the center of Tashkent. The major state events and parades are held here on national holidays.

    Pass By: Amir Temur Square, Mirabad District, Tashkent Uzbekistan
    Amir Temur Square is one of the most favorite places not only for local residents but also for visitors of the capital, located in the center of Tashkent.
    Overnight in Tashkent.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: City Palace hotel or similar category hotels

    Day 4: Tashkent-Urgench-Khiva

    Stop At: Itchan Kala, Khiva Uzbekistan
    After breakfast take flight to Urgench. 09:00 Arrival in Urgench. Drive to Khiva city (35 km). Arrival in Khiva, leave luggages in hotel and tour in The historical complex Ichan-Kala is an almost intact medieval old town area in Khiva. It was the first site in Central Asia to be included in UNESCO World Heritage List.
    Overnight in Khiva
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Bek Khiva hotel or similar category hotel

    Day 5: Khiva-Dashowuz-Gaz Crater

    Stop At: Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, Kunya-Urgench Turkmenistan
    After breakfast, drive to UZB-TURKM border (100 km) Cross border after formalities and meet our guide and driver. Later drive to Kunyeurgench to visit SultanTekesh Mausoleum- was the 12th century Khorezm Shah who made Khorezm great. The first major tomb in central Asia with raised turquoise ceramic ornament.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Nedjmeddin Kubra Mausoleum, Kunya-Urgench Turkmenistan
    The Najm ad-Din al-Kubra Mausoleum honors Najmuddin-e Kubra (1145-1221), a Sufi mystic and founder of the Kubrawiya, a branch of Sufiism.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sultan Ali Mausoleum, Kunya-Urgench Turkmenistan
    The Mausoleum of Sultan Ali, who ruled in the 16th century, is located across. It is a hexagonal monument, with a dome measuring 9.5 meters
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Darvaza Gas Crater, Darvaza Turkmenistan
    Drive to The Darvaza gas crater , also known as the Door to Hell or Gates of Hell, is a natural gas field collapsed into a cavern located in Derweze. Arrival in point . check in tent. Visit gas crater . dinner at tent.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tent in Karakum Desert, near by Gas Crater, Darwaza.

    Day 6: Gas Crater-Ashgabat

    Pass By: Ashgabat, Ashgabat, Ahal Province
    Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan, famous for its white marble buildings and grandiose monuments.

    Pass By: Bokurdak, Turkmenistan
    Bokurdak village with sightseeing yurta and modern style Turkmen house.

    Stop At: Parthian Settlement of Nisa, Village of Bagyr, Ashgabat 744000 Turkmenistan
    Nisa – capital of Parthian Kingdom .Old Parthian Ruins.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Russian Bazaar, 72 Azadi Street, Ashgabat 744000 Turkmenistan
    Local Bazaar
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Archabil Hotel or similar category hotel

    Day 7: Ashgabat-Merw-Mary-Bukhara

    Pass By: Ancient Merv, Mary Turkmenistan
    Mary formerly named Merv, Meru and Margiana, is a city on an oasis in the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan, located on the Murgab River. It is the capital city of Mary Region

    Stop At: Mausoleum of Soltan Sanjar, Merv, Turkmenistan
    Mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar - the mausoleum of one of the most famous Seljuk soltans of Ahmad Sanjar, located in Merv. Sanjar himself ordered to build a mausoleum and called it “Dar al ahira” (“House of the Afterlife”). In 1157 he was buried. The mausoleum was destroyed by the Mongols during the invasion of Khorezm in 1221 and was rebuilt later.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Erk Kala, Merv Turkmenistan
    Erk Kala, was founded in the 6th century BCE; in the 3rd century BCE it became the citadel for the larger Hellenistic city of Antiochia Mar- ginana (today known as Gyaur Kala).
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Turkmenabat, Turkmenabat, Lebap Province
    Turkmenabad - a city in Turkmenistan, the administrative center of the Lebap province

    Pass By: Bukhara, Bukhara, Bukhara Province
    Bukhara is a province in Uzbekistan

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Asia Bukhara hotel or similar category hotel

    Day 8: Bukhara-Samarkand

    Stop At: Lyabi House Hotel, N. Khusainov Street 7 Bukhara UZ, Bukhara 705000, Uzbekistan
    Lyab-i Hauz Ensemble is probably the most popular Bukhara tourist attraction, often used as a rest stop, thanks to its grandness, tranquility and old age. Lyab-i Hauz is located in the southeast shakhristan (the part of the city within the city walls but outside the citadel) near the main Bukhara trade street.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Bukhara Synagogue, Khusainova St., Bukhara Uzbekistan
    The synagogue was built in 16 century.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Magoki Attor Mosque, 55 Mekhtar Anbar Str., Buxoro 200118, Uzbekistan
    Magoki Attari Mosque - a monument of medieval architecture; column-domed mosque of the 12th-16th centuries in the historical center of Bukhara. Located more than 4.5 meters below ground level, it is interesting for its carved decor. The oldest surviving monuments of Bukhara.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Kalon Minaret مناره کلان, 9 Khakikat Str., Buxoro, Uzbekistan
    Poi Kalyan is an architectural ensemble located at the foot of the Kalyan minaret. The complex consists of three buildings built in the XII - XVI centuries: the Kalyan minaret, the Kalyan mosque and the Miri Arab madrasah. Poi Kalyan is located on the Registan Square, and is the central architectural ensemble of Bukhara.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Ark of Bukhara, Afrosiab St, Bukhara Uzbekistan
    Ark is an ancient citadel in Bukhara in modern Uzbekistan; a monumental fortress, rising almost 20 meters above the level of the surrounding area and covering an area of about 4 hectares.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Pass By: Samarkand, Samarkand, Samarqand Province
    15:50 take high speed train "Afrasiyab" to depart to Samarkand. 17:15 Arrival in Samarkand - the 3rd largest city in Uzbekistan, the administrative center of Samarkand region. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Samarkand

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Emir Han hotel or Similar category hotel

    Day 9: Samarkand-Tashkent

    Stop At: Gur-e Amir Сomplex, 1/4, Universitetskiy Boulevard Бўстонсарой кўчаси, Samarqand, Uzbekistan
    Gur Emir - the mausoleum of Tamerlane, his mentor Mir Sayyid Barak, and some members of the Timur family - in Samarkand.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Registan St, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Samarkand 140164 Uzbekistan
    Registan square with 3 huge madrasahs: Ulughbek (XVc.), Shirdar (XVIIc.) & Tillakori (XVIIc.)
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ulugh Beg Observatory, Samarkand Uzbekistan
    Ulugbek Observatory is one of the most significant observatories of the Middle Ages, built by Ulugbek on Kuhak Hill in the vicinity of Samarkand in 1424-1428
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Shah-i-Zinda, Samarkand Uzbekistan
    Shahi Zinda - a monument of medieval architecture in Samarkand, an ensemble of mausoleums of the Karakhanid and Timurid nobility. The complex that has reached us consists of eleven mausoleums that were sequentially attached to each other during the XIV-XV centuries
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Pass By: Bibi-Khanym Mausoleum, Islama Karimova 10, Samarkand 140164 Uzbekistan
    The Bibi Khanum Mosque is an architectural monument from 1399-1404 in Samarkand, the grandiose cathedral mosque of Tamerlane, richly decorated with tiles, carved marble and murals.

    Pass By: Tashkent, Tashkent, Tashkent Province
    at 17:30 Take Afrasiyab high speed train to Tashkent. (2 h 10 min). Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan, which is famous for its numerous museums and a combination of modern and Soviet architecture. 19:40 Arrival in Tashkent. Check in hotel.
    Overnight in Tashkent

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: City Palace hotel or similar category

    Day 10: Tashkent-Bishkek

    Pass By: Bishkek, Bishkek
    After breakfast take flight to Bishkek- is the capital of Kyrgyzstan, located at the foot of the Tien Shan mountains in Central Asia.

    Stop At: Ala-Too Square, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan
    Ala-Too Square is the central square of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Along its perimeter are the State Historical Museum, the Friendship of Peoples Monument, Oak Park with an open-air sculpture museum and St. Nicholas Church, the oldest building in the city
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Oak Park, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Oak Park or Chingiz Aitmatov Park is the oldest park in Bishkek. Here is the Open Air Sculpture Museum
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Mikhail Frunze Museum, 364, Frunze Str., Bishkek 720000 Kyrgyzstan
    Frunze Museum in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: Dedicated to a Bolshevik revolutionary, this museum is a true time capsule of the Soviet era.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ala-Archa Gorge, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan
    Ala-Archa National Park
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Sheraton hotel or similar category hotel

    Day 11: Bishkek-Burana Tower-Almaty

    Stop At: Burana Tower, Don-Aryk, Tokmok 722201 Kyrgyzstan
    The Burana Tower is a minaret of the X-XI centuries of the Karakhanid empire in the Chuy valley in the north of Kyrgyzstan. Located 80 km from the capital of Bishkek,
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Almaty, Almaty
    After tour in Burana tower take flight or car to drive to Almaty.
    End of the tour.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Hotel Kazzhol Almaty, Gogol St 127/1, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Almaty International Airport, Mailin St 2, Almaty 050039, Kazakhstan
    Departure Time :
    4:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Silk Road Travellers

Activity ID: V-233287P14

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