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Cultural Tour Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

Cultural Tour to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan 2022-2023

Cultural Tour to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan: Discover the history and heritage of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Visit the oldest inhabited cities in Central Asia - Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Bukhara, Mary, Konye Urgench, Khiva, and Tashkent. Explore local culture and traditions and enjoy the hospitality of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan people.

Tour duration: 12 days/11 nights
Tour date: Flexible
Tour type:
Tour itinerary: 
Panjakent-Samarkand-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand-Bukhara-Mary-Merv-Ashgabat-Dashoguz-Darvaza-Nukus-Aral Sea-Khiva-Tashkent
Tour language: English, German, Russian, French, Chinese, Korean, Japan

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Panjakent-Samarkand (Fee day)

GLOBAL CONNECT driver and guide will meet you at the border Jartepa/Sarazm. Drive to Samarkand. Start sightseeing. Visit Gur-Emir Mausoleum, "The Pearl of Central Asia" - Registan SquareBibi-Khanum Mosque and Siab Bazaar. Luxury Plov for lunch will be arranged by GLOBAL CONNECT. Visit Khazrat Khizr MosqueMausoleum of the first President of Uzbekistan Islam KarimovShakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Ulughbek ObservatoryMausoleum of Saint Daniel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Samarkand-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand-Bukhara (Sightseeing tour duration: 5-6 hours)

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 Transfer to Shakhrisabz (85 km). Drive through the Aman-Kutan Gorge and Takhta-Karacha Mountain Pass. On the way stop to take a view at Teshiktosh (Stone with hole). The film "Apachen" (1973) was shot on this location - an area that looks incredibly like the American Southwest. Short stop at the top of the mountain pass. There is a tiny market where some local dried fruits can be bought.
11:00 Arrive in Shakhrisabz. Visit Mausoleum of Jakhongir in Dor-us Saodat Memorial Complex, remains of Ak Saray PalaceKok Gumbaz Mosque.
17:00 Drive back to Samarkand. Dinner.
20:00 Transfer to the train station.
21:03 Transfer to Bukhara by high-speed train "Afrosiyob".
22:34 Arrive in Bukhara. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Bukhara (Sightseeing tour duration: 6-7 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Start your walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Lyabi-Khauz ComplexMagoki-Attori MosqueChor-Minor MadrasahTrade domesKalyan MinaretKalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab MadrasahUlugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahsArk FortressBolo-Khauz MosqueChashma-Ayub and Ismail Samani mausoleums. GLOBAL CONNECT will arrange a dinner at Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah Restaurant where you can enjoy Traditional Dance Show. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara-Mary

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 Transfer to the Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan border Alat/Farap.
10:30 Arrive at the border. Cross the border. Meet Turkmenistan driver and transfer to Mary (270 km).
Arrive in Mary. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Mary-Merv-Ashgabat (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Drive to Merv (40 km), anancient city located at the former banks of the Murghab River that was the most important Silk Road hub in the region. Lunch. Visit Mary History Museum. Driver to Ashgabat (370 km).
Arrive in Ashgabat. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Ashgabat (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Visit Old Nisa - the Sanctuary of Parthian Kings and was the capital of Parthian Empire that lasted 600 years. Visit Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque and Mausoleum of the first President of Turkmenistan in Gypchak village. Lunch. Visit National Muesum. Drive to the horse-farm to explore the pride of the Turkmen people - Akhal-Teke horses. Enjoy traditional Tea party and short Akhal-Teke horse show program. Return to Ashgabat, Dinner at a local restaurant with Folk show performance.  Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Ashgabat-Dashoguz-Darvaza (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
11:00 Drive to Darvaza gas crater. Overnight in tents.

Day 8: Darvaza-Nukus

Breakfast at the camp.
Drive to Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan border Kunya Urgench/Khodjeyli (270 km). Cross the border. Meet Uzbekistan dirver and transfer to Nukus. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Nukus-Kurgancha Kala-Muynak-Aral Sea Yurt Camp

09:00 Drive to Muynak through Kurgancha Kala.
12:00 Arrive in Muynak. Lunch in a local cafe. Visit Muynak Museum and Cemetery of ships.
14:00 Drive to the shores of the Aral Sea.
17:00 Arrive in the Yurt Camp located at the shores of the Aral Sea. Hiking, trekking along the shore of the Aral Sea. Trekking the Great Ustyurt Canyons.
Dinner in the Yurt Camp. Overnight in the Yurt Camp.

Day 10: Aral Sea-Sudochie Lake-Barsa Kelmes-Barsa Kelmes-Gyaur Kala-Mizdakhan-Khiva

08:00 Breakfast in the Yurt Camp.
09:00 Drive to Sudochie Lake.
12:00 Arrive in Sudochie Lake. View the Soduchie lake from the lighthouse. The recession of the Aral Sea has left several lakes behind its new shores. Soduchie lake is one of the largest. Picnic. (We recommend you taking lunch-boxes with you)
13:00 Drive to Nukus Khiva Barsa Kelmes, Gyaur Kala and Mizdakhan.
20:30 Arrive in Khiva. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Khiva (Sightseeing tour duration: 6 hours)

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Start your walking sightseeing tour in ancient Khiva. Explore the walled inner town of the city of Khiva - Itchan Kala. Visit Mukhammad Aminkhan MadrasahMukhammad Rahimkhan MadrasahKalta-MinorKunya-ArkJuma MosqueTash-Khovli PalaceMinaret of Islam-KhojaPakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Khiva-Urgench-Tashkent

06:30 Transfer to the Airport in Urgench.
09:35 Flight to Tashkent.
10:55 Arrive in Tashkent. End of the tour.

Uzbekistan Cultural Tour Photos:

amir_temur_square_tashkent.jpg alisher_navoi_state_academic_bolshoi_theatre_tashkent.jpg the_monument_of_courage.jpg
bibi-khanum_mosque_samarkand.jpg observatory_of_ulugbek.jpg registan_square_samarkand_0.jpg
ak_saray_shakhrisabz.jpg shakhrisabz_city.jpg shakhrsabz_kuk_gumbaz.jpg
lyabi-khauz.jpg ark_fortress_2.jpg poi-kalyan_ensemble_2.jpg
kalta-minor_minaret_khiva.jpg islamkhodja_minaret.jpg ichan_kala.jpg


Number of people Vehicle type
1-2 Sedan car with a/c (Chevrolet Lacetti 2016, Chevrolet Cobalt 2016),
MPV car with a/c (Orlando Chevrolet 2016)
3-8 Crossover with a/c (Captiva Chevrolet 2018),
Minivan with a/c (Hyundai Grand Starex 2016, Toyota Hiace 2016)

Accommodation in Samarkand:

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option B&B EmirJaxongir Guest HouseSamarkand Travel Inn or similar
Standard option Arba HotelCityIdealMeros Boutique or similar
Comfort option Asia SamarkandSultan HotelMalika PrimePlatanEmir Han or similar

Accommodation in Bukhara:

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Abu Shakheen Guest HouseHotel ShamsBreshim or similar
Standard option Grand Emir ResidenceDevonbegiGolden Bukhara Boutique or similar
Comfort option Asia BukharaMalika BukharaOmar KhayamZargaron Plaza or similar

Accommodation in Mary:

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget Margush Hotel or similar
Economy Mary Hotel or similar

Accommodation in Ashgabat:

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Senagatchi Hotel or similar
Standard option Ak Altyn Hotel or similar
Comfort option Archabil Hotel or similar

Accommodation in Nukus:

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Ratmina Hotel or similar
Standard option
Comfort option

Accommodation in Khiva:

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Islambek, Meros or similar
Standard option Qosha Darvoza, Old Khiva, Arkanchi or similar
Comfort option Malika Khiva, Orient Star, Asia Khiva, Bek Khiva or similar

Private Tour Price

Tour price per person in 2022-2023 (USD/EUR/GBP)
Number of people Budget option Standard option Comfort option
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2 pax 1560$ 1405€ 1250£ 1700$ 1530€ 1360£ 1960$ 1765€ 1570£
3-5 pax 1550$ 1395€ 1245£ 1690$ 1520€ 1355£ 1950$ 1755€ 1565£
6-8 pax 1540$ 1385€ 1240£ 1680$ 1510€ 1350£ 1940$ 1745€ 1560£
Single supplement 180$ 160€ 140£ 300$ 270€ 240£ 600$ 540€ 480£


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Price includes 
  • Visa support to Uzbekistan (LOI);
  • Visa support to Turmenistan (LOI);
  • Accommodation based on double/twin shared room with breakfast;
  • All airport/train station pick up/drop off services;
  • All transportation services during the tour according to the itinerary;
  • Local tour guide services during the tour according to the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets to all monuments and museums according to the itinerary;
  • Samarkand-Bukhara high-speed train "Afrosiyob" e-ticket (second class);
  • Urgench-Tashkent flight ticket (economy class);
  • Luxury Plov for lunch in Samarkand;
  • Dinner at Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah Restaurant and Traditional dance show;
  • Local prepaid SIM card with internet access (5 GB internet package);
  • 24 hour customer service.
Price does not include
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • Consular fees for Turkmenistan tourist visa;
  • Lunches and dinners (to be paid directly by tourists at the places).

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