2-stans Combined Tour

  • Tour duration: Days: 9 – Nights: 8
  • Category: Combined
  • difficulty level: Easy
  • Season: All year around

Requirements:

The style of clothing can be anything, including shorts. However, during excursions, usually including visits to religious and religious buildings, try not to offend the sight of pilgrims and mosque ministers, unnecessarily causing toilets and limit themselves to thin but spacious clothes, preferably clothes with sleeves, dresses / skirts below the knees.

Day Tour programm Services Notes
Day 1

Depart from home to Tashkent. Flight. Arrival in Tashkent.

Dinner. Transfer and accommodation at hotel.

Tashkent:

Transport ;

Food;

Guide services.

Accommodation:

The selected hotel category

(Breakfast included)

Day 2

Breakfast in the hotel.
Sightseeing tour: Old city tour: Khasti Imam Complex, including the Mausoleum of Kaffal Ash-Shashi, Barak Khan Madrassah, Museum of Islamic calligraphy (famous copy of Holy Qurani Karim of 7 century is among exhibits). Visit to Chor-Su Bazaar.
Lunch.
Mustakillik (Independence) Square, Theatrical Square – Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre, Amir Timur Square.
Dinner.

Tashkent:

Transport ;

Full board;

Guide services.

Accommodation:

The selected hotel category

(Breakfast included)

Day 3

Early breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer to train station. Depart to Samarkand by “Afrosiyab” bullet train at 08.00 am. Arrival in Samarkand at 10.10 am.
Sightseeing tour: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15c), Registan Ensemble (including Ulugbek (15c), Sher Dor (17c), Tilla – Kori Madrassahs (17c).
Lunch.
Sightseeing tour: King Mirzo Ulugbek’s ancient observatory (15c), “Ruins of Afrosiab” State archaeological reserve (6 BC-13 AD).Visit to Samarkand bazaar.
Dinner.
Transfer to train station. Depart to Bukhara by “Afrosiyab” bullet train at 21.03. Arrival in Bukhara at 22.37. Transfer and accommodation at hotel.

Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara :

Transport ;

Full board;

Guide services.

Accommodation:

The selected hotel category

(Breakfast included)

Day 4

Breakfast in the hotel.
Sightseeing tour: Poi-Kalyan Ensemble including Minaret (12c) Mosque (15c), functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16 c), Emir Alim Khan Madrassah (14c), Taqi (trading domes), Kukeldash Madrassah (16c), Nadir Divanbegi (17c), Magok-i-Attari Mosque (16c), Lyab-i-Hauz (17c).
Lunch.
Sightseeing tour: Visit to Registan, Ark Fortress (16 c) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c). Ulug Beg (15c), Abdul Aziz (17c) Madrassahs; Chor-Minor Mausoleums, Chashma-e-Ayub Mausoleums (14 c).
Dinner

Bukhara :

Transport ;

Full board;

Guide services.

Accommodation:

The selected hotel category

(Breakfast included)

Day 5

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Turkmen/Uzbek border.
Lunch.
Transfer to Merv to explore ancient Merv – “Queen of the world”, was one of the most important capitals of Islam along with Baghdad, Cairo and Damascus. Sightseeing of ancient Merv includes Greater Kyz Gala & Lesser Kyz Gala (VI-VII), Complex of Askhabs (VIII-XIV), Erk Gala (VI BC), Gyaur Gala (IV BC), Hoja Yusup Hamadani complex, Sultan Sanjar mausoleum, Muhamed Ibn Zeid mausoleum. After sightseeing, drive to Mary city. Dinner.
Overnight in Mary hotel.

Bukhara – Turkmenabad – Mary :

Transport ;

Full board;

Guide services.

Accommodation:

The selected hotel category

(Breakfast included)

Day 6

Breakfast in the hotel. Morning transfer to airport for morning flight to Ashgabat. Then drive to visit Nissa fortress -the Sanctuary of Parthian Kings. Then drive to visit Turkmenbashy Ruhy Mosque in Kipchak (the largest mosque in Central Asia). Lunch.
Afternoon you will have Ashgabat city tour. You will see Presidential Palace, Ruhyyet Palace, Wedding Palace, modern “Yildyz” Hotel, Ferries Wheel, Constitution Monument, Arch of Neutrality, Monument and park of Independence, Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, Ashgabat 2017 Sports and Housing facilities. Dinner.
Overnight at Grand Turkmen hotel.

Mary – Ashgabat :

Transport ;

Full board;

Guide services.

Accommodation:

The selected hotel category

(Breakfast included)

Day 7

Breakfast in the hotel. Free time.
Lunch.
Afternoon drive to Darwaza burning Gas Crater (268km) dubbed by locals as “The Door to Hell”. En-route we cross Karakum desert, will make a stop in small desert village Erbent. In the evening watch the spectacular and fascinating view of the gas crater. BBQ dinner at Gas Crater. Drive back to Ashgabat.
Overnight at Grand Turkmen hotel.

Ashgabat – Darvaza – Ashgabat :

Transport ;

Full board;

Guide services.

Accommodation:

The selected hotel category

(Breakfast included)

Day 8

Breakfast in the hotel. Morning drive to Kowata underground lake which is located 107 km from Ashgabat. The water has a constant temperature of 33-37°C. (You should swim in the lake).
Lunch.
After drive Geokdepe Mosque (Saparmyrat Hajy). Later drive to visit Horse Farm to see a national proud of Turkmen people – Akhalteke horses.
Dinner.
Overnight at Grand Turkmen Hotel.

Ashgabat – Kowata – Gokdepe – Ashgabat :

Transport ;

Full board;

Guide services.

Accommodation:

The selected hotel category

(Breakfast included)

Day 9

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to your destination.

Ahgabat:

Transport ;

Food;

Guide services.

Tour programm
$1259 / Person

Included:

  • Uzbekistan part:
  • Double accommodation
  • Full board
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport service all over tour by a/c tourist bus
  • English speaking escort guide all over tour
  • Tashkent-Samarkand-Bukhara train tickets
  • 1 bottle of water per day per person
  • Turkmenistan part:
  • Letter of Invitation
  • Registration in Ashgabat city
  • Accommodation at TWIN/DBL rooms:
  • Grand Turkmen Hotel 4* BB – 3 nights in Ashgabat
  • Mary Hotel 5* BB – 1 night
  • Transport services through the tour
  • Flight: Mary – Ashgabat
  • Escort English speaking guide service
  • Entrance fee: Nisa fortress, Merv, Horse farm, Kowata
  • Meals: Full board
  • 1,5 L water per person per day

Does not include:

  • Uzbekistan part:
  • International flights
  • Medicine insurance
  • Additional meals and beverages out of ordered menu
  • Video and photo shootings charge on the spots
  • Charge for cancellation of tour
  • Tips to the guides & drivers $3 USD per person per day
  • Turkmenistan part:
  • International flights
  • Cost of Turkmen visa w/border fees
  • Travel Tax: $2 p/p per night at hotels
  • Payment for photo and video
  • Meals: Lunch
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Medical insurance
  • Services not shown in the program

Photo by Nurzhamal Kadyrkulovoi