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Route of the Caravans


Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan

This extended combined tour takes the traveller in a circle covering the whole and the best of Central Asia including the historical sites of Merv in Turkmenistan, a desert crossing through the Turkmen sand desert "Karakum", and visits of the all the important Uzbek sites. This moderate adventure trip involves several long overland drives as well as some home stays to get to know Central Asian hospitality at its very best.

Visit 9 major historical spots of Central Asia: Tashkent, Khiva, Kunya-Urgench, Ashgabat, Merv (Mary), Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, Fergana, Bishkek, and Almaty. Duration 20 days: 8 days Uzbekistan, 5 days Turkmenistan, 5 days Kyrgyzstan, 2 days Kazakhstan. Accommodation 4 Stars / B&B, transportation by air-conditioned vehicles and aeroplane.

Day 01 Fri Arrive in Tashkent, arrival welcome and transfer to your hotel.
Day 02 Sat Tashkent / Urgench. Brief morning tour of Tashkent followed by a short flight to Urgench. Tour the ancient walled city of Khiva.
Day 03 Sun Urgench/Dashoguz(Tashauz). Visiting Kunya-Urgench we drive to Dashoguz (Tashauz) in Turkmenistan where we stay the night.
Day 04 Mon Dashoguz (Tashauz / Ashgabat. Drive to the capital of Turkmenistan crossing the infamous Karakum Desert.
Day 05 Tue Full day tour of Ashgabat, Nissa and Anau Mosque.
Day 06 Wed After breakfast we drive to Merv / Mary followed by a leisurely city tour of Mary.
Day 07 Thu Mary / Bukhara. We return to Uzbekistan at Bukhara checking into our hotel.
Day 08 Fri Full day tour of 2500-year-old city of Bukhara.
Day 09 Sat Drive to Samarkand via Shakrisabz catching a few of the important sites on the way.
Day 10 Sun Full day tour of Samarkand rightly described by Tamerlane- "let he who doubt our power and munificence look upon our buildings".
Day 11 Mon Morning tour of Penjikent in Tajikistan. Afternoon free to shop or explore the town.
Day 12 Tue Samarkand/Fergana Drive to Tashkent connecting with an overnight train to Fergana.
Day 13 Wed Morning arrival in Fergana. Tour of Fergana and Marghilan.
Day 14 Thu Full day tour of Andijan and Osh in Kyrgyzstan.
Day 15 Fri Scenic drive to the black lake "Karakul" for a day of splendid beauty.
Day 16 Sat From Karakul we cross the famous Kyrgyz Tiu Ashoo Pass into Bishkek.
Day 17 Sun Morning tour of Bishkek, capital city of Kyrgyzstan.
Day 18 Mon Spend the day driving the scenic route to the Kazak metropolis of Almaty.
Day 19 Tue Tour of Almaty. Afternoon free to relax at the hotel or explore this energetic city on your own.
Day 20 Wed Departure transfer to the airport.
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