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Wonders of the Silk Road - Explore!
13 days

Wonders of the Silk Road

From Ashgabat to Tashkent
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
18
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124893
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Itinerary

Start in Ashgabat and end in Tashkent! With the Discovery tour Wonders of the Silk Road, you have a 13 days tour package taking you through Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and 7 other destinations in Asia. Wonders of the Silk Road includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Trip starts in Ashgabat. Free morning and afternoon city tour
    Start point Grand Turkmen Hotel, Hotel reception, Gorogly Street No. 7, Azadi St, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan 12:00
  2. Day 2: In Ashgabat, visit Sunday market and Nissa Fortress; free afternoon
  3. Day 3: Drive to Mary stopping at Kaka Oasis
  4. Day 4: From Mary, explore the ancient site of Merv; afternoon visit to Mary Historical Museum
  5. Day 5: Drive across the border to Bokhara (Uzbekistan); afternoon orientation walk
  6. Day 6: In Bokhara, discover the Ark Citadel, Emir's Palace and Char Minar Mosque
  7. Day 7: Free day in Bokhara for further exploration
  8. Day 8: Drive through the Kyzylkum desert to Khiva
  9. Day 9: In Khiva, orientation tour of the Old City; drive to Urgench to take sleeper train to Samarkand
  10. Day 10: In Samarkand, discover Registan Square, Gur Emir Mausoleum and Bibi-Khanym Mosque
  11. Day 11: In Samarakand, visit Ulug-Beg Observatory and the Shah-i-Zinda; free afternoon
  12. Day 12: Drive to Tashkent, explore the city and ride the Tashkent Metro
  13. Day 13: Tour ends in Tashkent
    End point Hotel Uzbekistan, Hotel reception, 45 Mirzamakhmud Musakhanov Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 09:00
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
11 nights
Sleeper Train
1 night

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Guide
    Good
    4.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.7
  • 4.5
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    · December 23rd, 2019
    I liked the availability of water in the bus. That was a good idea and it saved time.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your feedbaclk.
    Trip date: May 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    Shukhrat was excellent!
    Explore! commented on this review
    That is great to hear, we are glad you enjoyed your tour. Thanks, The Explore Team
    Trip date: May 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    Our guide for Turkmenistan (Anna) was very helpful. When I asked about the best way of getting to the carpet museum she went out of her way to organise a visit. For me, this was a highlight of the tour and I think you should consider adding it to the... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your feedback, Glad to hear that you had a great trip and that Anna was so helpful in getting you to the carpet museum :)
    Trip date: May 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
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    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: September 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and especially meeting new people.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: September 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
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    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: September 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    Another memorable Explore trip! The opportunity to visit two countries was why I booked this particular trip and I am so pleased I did, since I had not anticipated the complete contrast between the two.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your great review!
    Trip date: May 2018
    Review collected by Explore!

Dates & Availability

13 days
Wonders of the Silk Road
From Ashgabat to Tashkent
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  • About the countries

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    Vaccines

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
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    • For any tour departing before January 2nd, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after January 2nd, 2021, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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