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Along the Macedonian Path


Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan

Yagshuli with a cup of teaOn the route Ashgabat - Konye-Urgench - Bukhara this route forms a main leg of the ancient Silk Route. You will spend most of your time seeing the best of Turkmenistan: enjoy its modern Asian capital, Ashgabat, sample the famed Akhal-Teke horses, mingle with the crowds in the colourful Tolkuchka Bazaar and discover the largest archaeological site world-wide, the ancient cities of Merv. Watch breathtaking landscape on a moderate horse-riding tour and a 500 km trip through the sand desert. Crossing the border into neighbouring Uzbekistan you will discover the magic cities of ancient Khanates of Khiva and Bukhara - Konye-Urgench.

Visit 5 major historical spots of Central Asia: Ashgabat, Konye-Urgench, Khiva, Bukhara, and Merv (Mary). Duration 14 days: 11 days Turkmenistan, 3 Days Uzbekistan. Accommodation 4 Stars / optional one night overnight stay in traditional yurts, transportation by air-conditioned vehicles.

Day 1 Most visitors arrive in Ashgabat in the evening or late night where you are picked up by our staff and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 In the morning we take you on a city tour of Ashgabat and after lunch we visit the famous Turkmen Carpet Museum. In the evening we attend a traditional dinner with folklore dancing which you can take part in.
Day 3 After breakfast we drive to the horse riding camp situated 23 km west of Ashgabat near the spectacular Chuli gorge. According to your riding experience, you will either take some beginner lessons or come along on a circular ride into the nearby fields. You spend the night in the mountaineering hotel in the picturesque Chuli Valley nearby.
Day 4 In the morning we take off on a round trip "Along the Macedonian path" 23 km into the hills nearby. Then we return to the camp for overnight.
Day 5 After breakfast we'll travel to Bakharden Underground Lake "Kov-Ata". In-route we will stop by a Geok-Tepe fortress for a small excursion. Overnight in hotel Chuli.
Day 6 Morning visit to the Tolkuchka Sunday bazaar and the Hippodrome. After lunch drive to Darvaza oasis and overnight in camps.
Day 7 Transfer to Dashoguz (Tashauz). Visit Kunye-Urgench and drive to Uzbek border. Transfer and accommodation in hotel.
Day 8 Full day excursion in Khiva.
Day 9 Morning drive to Bukhara. Evening dinner with folk show
Day 10 After breakfast sightseeing of Bukhara.
Day 11 Drive to Mary via Turkmenabat (Chardjou). On the way visit Repetek Nature Reserve. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Sandjar.
Day 12 Visit ancient Merv.
Day 13 Drive to Ashgabat via Kakhka. Excursion in Abiverd, Altyn-Depe, Meane-Baba. Arrive Ashgabat and overnight in hotel.
Day 14 Whole free day to shop, lie by the pool or pack your gifts.
Day 15 Transfer to airport
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