Samarkand & Tamerlane's Testament Itinerary

Travel Central Asia’s famous silk route and visit Turkmenistan’s desert landscapes, Uzbekistan’s futuristic Ashgabat, charming Bukhara and the magical city of Samarkand.

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Day 1 Ashgabat

Start your Samarkand and Tamerlane’s Testament adventure among the futuristic architecture of Ashgabat. Spy the world's largest hand-woven rug or learn about the city's traumatic history at the Earthquake Museum.
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Day 2 Darwasa

Sleep under the stars in the Karakum Desert. See the spectacular fires of the Darvaza Gas Crater.
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Day 3 Bush Camp

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Days 4-5 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.
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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 help create the awe-inspiring atmosphere.
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Day 9 Nurata

Spend a night in a yurt camp with the local nomads, sleeping among the dunes of the Red Desert.
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Days 10-12 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.
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Days 13-15 Tashkent

End your Samarkand and Tamerlane’s Testament adventure in the most modern of Uzbekistan’s cities. Visit Tashkent’s thriving Chorsu Bazaar to pick up Soviet-style souvenirs and admire the ornately decorated Kukeldash Medressa.
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