Golden Steppes  – 15 days Guaranteed Departure Tour for 2017

(Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan,Tajikistan )

 Cities of Central Asia always attracted attention of all great Emperors, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Persian Kings to name few. We invite you to listen to the tale of magnificent mountains, endless steppes, cruel deserts and legendary cities and discover why these steppes are so dear to everybody.

 

   This travel to Central Asia includes visit to stans such as Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. During your Asian travel you will visit more than 5 cities which are enlisted in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. 

Tour price: $2490

   

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Day 1 – Wednesday     …– Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Arrival to Tashkent. Meet and greet by our professional guide.Transfer to hotel. Dinner at hotel restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Tashkent.

(Dinner)

Day 2 – Thursday        Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Alisher Navoi Theater

Breakfast at hotel. Your Asian tour starts from sightseeing in Tashkent: visit the old part of the city – Khast Imam complex, Chorsu bazaar, Kukeldash madrasah (XVI c.).

 

 Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon visit Independence (Mustakillik) Square with governmental buildings, A. Navoi theatre square, Museum of Applied Arts. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Tashkent.(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 3 – Friday             Tashkent – Samarkand – 293 km (Uzbekistan)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Samarkand. En route stop at honey, cheese and apple bazaar. Lunch and dinner at local restaurants.

 Afternoon visit Afrosiyob Museum, Central bazaar in Samarkand, Paper Mills. Overnight at hotel in Samarkand.

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 Day 4 – Saturday                  Samarkand (Uzbekistan)

Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing of Samarkand: visit Registan Square which is centerpiece of Central Asia, Gur Emir Mausoleum, Ulugbek’s Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Bibi-Khanum  Mosque.
 Master class of preparing most popular dish of Uzbeks- Plov at local family. Overnight at hotel in Samarkand.
Shakhi Zinda

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 

 Day 5 – Sunday        Samarkand – Shakhrisabz –Bukhara – 380 km (Uzbekistan)

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning depart Samarkand and drive to Bukhara via Shakhrisabz. Arrival to Shakhrisabz: visit remains of Ak-Saray Palace, Kok-Gumbaz Mosque, KhazratiImom Ensemble.

Lunch at local family. After sightseeing in Shakhrisabz, continue driving to Bukhara. Arrival to Bukhara, check in to the hotel. Dinner followed by show  of national dance and costumes in Nodir Devon Begi Madrassah.. Overnight at hotel in Bukhara.

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 6 – Monday          Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

Kalon Mosque in the Evening

Breakfast at hotel. Full day sightseeing tour in Bukhara: visit Samanid dynasty mausoleum, Arc Fortress, Kalon ensemble, madrasah Miri-Arab, Magoki-Attori mosque, Chashma-Ayub, Madrasah Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, Kosh madrasah, trade domes, LyabiHauz complex, madrasah Chor-Minor.

Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Bukhara.

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Day 7 – Tuesday Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

Breakfast at hotel. Continue sightseeing of Bukhara. Excursion to Bukhara Emir’s summer palace Sitora-i-Mokhikhosa. Lunch at local restaurant.In afternoon excursion to Gijduvan – famous pottery house. In the afternoon you will attend a master class of baking Uzbek Bread in clay oven. Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Bukhara.
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Naqshbandi,Bukhara

Day 8 –Wednesday    Bukhara–Farab–Turkmenabad–Merv 460 km (Uzb/Turkm)

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning depart Bukhara and drive to Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan border point Farab. Border formalities on both sides, crossing the border. Lunch.


Transfer to Mary via Turkmenabat&Merv(350km/4.5h). Sightseeing of Merv: visit  Gyz Gala & Oglan Gala, Complex of Askhabs, Gyaur Gala, Erk Gala, Sotla Gala, SotlanSanjar Mausoleum etc. Upon arrival to Mary accommodation at the hotel. After short rest, walking tour to city bazaar and center square. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Mary.

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 9 –Thursday         Mary –Ashgabat  – 350 km (Turkmenistan)

 Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Ashgabat by T5 128 08:20/09:00 AM hrs.

Arrival to Ashgabat: visit Ashgabat  famous Asian Bazaar, Hippodrome of Ashgabat, Arch of Neutrality, Presidential Square, Gulistan Bazaar, Monument of Lenin, Ertogrul Gazy Mosque. Lunch & dinner at local restaurants.Overnight at hotel in Ashgabat.

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Day 10 –Friday  Ashgabat – Nissa – Ashgabat – 30 km (Turkmenistan)

Nisa, Turkmenistan  After breakfast, sightseeing of Ashgabat: visit National Museum of History & Ethnography Excursion to Nissa (Visit Old Nisaruins), discover Kopet Dag mountains, Carpet Museum, Turkmenbashy Spiritual Mosque.

Lunch at local restaurant. Continue sightseeing: Monument of Independence and Ruhnama, Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Ashgabat.
  (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 11 – Saturday Ashgabat–Dashoguz–KunyaUrgench–Khiva310 km (Turkm/Uzb)

 

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning transfer to the airport for flight to Dashoguz. Arrival to Dashoguz, transfer to Kunya-Urgench (120km/1.5h). Sightseeing tour in Kunya Urgench: visit Portal of Caravansaray, Mamur Minaret, II Arslan Mausoleum, Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, Academy of Horezm, kutlug Timur Minaret, Turabek Hanum Mausoleum. After sightseeing, return to Dashoguz.


 Transfer to border check point Dashoguz. Border formalities on both sides. Continue travel to Khiva.  Arrival to Khiva, check in to the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Khiva.

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Day 12 –Sunday          Khiva – Urgench  – Tashkent – 1149 km (Uzbekistan)

Full day sightseeing of Khiva: visit Ichan Qala fortress - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where monuments AllakulikhanMadrassah, Muhammad Amin Khan, Kalta Minor, Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, IslomKhoja Minaret, Juma Mosque, Toshhovli and etc..

After dinner transfer to the airport in Urgench for flight to Tashkent by HY 1058 08:40/10:10 PM hrs. Arrival to Tashkent, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Tashkent.

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Khiva

Day 13 –Monday                  Tashkent –Oybek border – Khujand – Istaravshan – Khujand – 408 km (Uzbekistan/Tajikistan)

Early breakfast at hotel. Drive to Uzbekistan/Tajikistan border “Oybek”. After border formalities drive to Khujand. On arrival transfer to the hotel.
Lunch at local restaurant and drive to Istaravshan. Sightseeing of Istaravshan: visit
Mugtepa, Kuk-Gumbaz. Drive back to Khujand. Overnight at hotel in Khujand.

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Day 14 –Tuesday                  Khujand – Oybek – Tashkent – 220 km (Tajikistan/Uzbekistan)

Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing of Khujand: visit ancient part of Khujand, “Timurmalik fortress”, Archeology & History museums, Asian bazaar Panjshanbe. Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon drive to the Tajik/Uzbek border  Oybek”. After border formalities transfer to Tashkent. On arrival Farewell dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at  hotel in Tashkent.

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 15 – Wednesday            Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

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

(Breakfast)

End of tour

 

Tour price:   $2490 per person on TWN sharing basis

Group size: Minimum 2 persons- Maximum 12 persons

 Single supplement*: $328

*Single supplement ( Extra charge which will be applied against those who stay in SGL room)

Hotels:

Tashkent (4 nights)

Shodlik Palace 4* or similar

Samarkand (2 nights)

Asia Samarkand 4* or similar

Bukhara (3 nights)

Malika Boukhara 3* or similar

Mary (1 night)

Mary or similar

Ashgabat (2 nights)

Ak Altyn or similar

Khiva (1 night)

Malika Khiva or similar

Khujand (1night)

Soghd or similar

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Letter of Invitation

Hotel Accommodation (double room sharing)

Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)*

Bottled water (1 lt per person per day)

All Land Transfers with A/C

Internal Flights (Mary – Ashgabat, Ashgabat – Dashoguz, Urgench – Tashkent)

Accompany of guide/escort

Guided sightseeing

Entrance Fees

Master class of baking bread and master class of preparing plov

Map of Uzbekistan and reading material

Show program in Tashkent “Belly Dancers”

Souvenir from company

Show program in Bukhara “NDB”

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Price excludes:

Tips in hotels, to the guides and driver

Any extra expenses in hotels

Video and photo camera charges

Immigration fee at border (12USD)

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Holiday begins

Holiday ends

April 12, 2017

April 26, 2017

May 3, 2017

May 17, 2017

September 6, 2017

September 20, 2017

October 11, 2017

October 25, 2017

 

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By Dilshod Eshmurodov