Tashkent to Ashgabat

Tashkent to Ashgabat information and booking

from
$2180
  • Duration
    15
    days
  • Physical rating
    6
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Tashkent
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities), Hotel, Yurt
Group Size
Maximum of 21 travellers per group
Transportation
Overland vehicle
Important Notes
1. Some destinations visited on this trip do not have consulates in Australia and New Zealand. We recommend that travellers from these countries book the WESTBOUND itinerary of this trip where some visas can be obtained en route. 2. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights. 3. Local Partner: Please note this Intrepid trip is operated by our experienced local partners Dragoman Overland. Your departure will be run in a Dragoman vehicle with a Dragoman crew.

Highlights

Pick up souvenirs in the bazaars of Tashkent, Experience the romance of the Silk Road in Samarkand, Spend a memorable night sleeping in a yurt, Walk through Bukhara's historic Old Town, Gaze up at the ancient walls surrounding Khiva , Discover the futuristic architecture of Ashgabat, Learn about Tamerlane’s dynasty

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Strategically positioned along the Silk Route, the cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva were famed trading centres for the caravans that passed this way in ancient times. On this Overland trip we follow in their footsteps, discovering magnificent architecture and bustling bazaars that have changed little since the rule of Tamerlane. We'll stay with nomads in the Turkmenistan’s desert, explore the imposing Oxus Valley, tour the wonders of Samarkand and head into the markets of Ashgabat to practice our bargaining skills.

Itinerary

Day 1 Tashkent
Start the journey in the most modern of Uzbekistan’s cities, Tashkent. Visit the Chorsu Bazaar to pick up Soviet-style souvenirs and admire the ornately decorated Kukeldash Medressa.
Days 2-4 Samarkand
Travel to one of Central Asia's most magical cities, Uzbekistan’s Samarkand. Discover the romance of the Silk Road in this perfectly preserved city full of exotic architecture and majestic buildings.
Day 5 Nurata
Spend a night in a yurt camp with the local nomads, sleeping among the dunes of the Red Desert.
Days 6-8 Bukhara
Get to know Central Asia's holiest city, where the combination of buildings spanning a thousand years and a thoroughly lived-in Old Town combine to create an awe-inspiring atmosphere.
Days 9-10 Khiva
Gaze up at the ancient walls surrounding Khiva and imagine how they once provided sanctuary for weary Silk Road travellers. Explore the historic and perfectly preserved Old Town, beautifully decorated in classic turquoise tiles.
Day 11 Konye-Urgench
Follow a local trading route through harsh desert sands, and meet the nomadic people who call this inhospitable region home.
Day 12 Darvaza
Drive across the Karakum Desert. If time allows, see the amazing Darvaza Gas Crater.
Days 13-15 Ashgabat
End your adventure among the futuristic architecture of Ashgabat's skyline. Spy the world's largest hand-woven rug or learn about the city's traumatic history at the Earthquake Museum.