Ashgabat to Tashkent Overview

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.

    • 15
    • KDOH
    • 4.50 out of 5
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,445
      CAD $1,475
      AUD $1,505
      EUR €1,100
      GBP £900
      NZD $1,785
      ZAR R13,690
      CHF FR1,290
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $520
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,965*
      CAD $2,028*
      AUD $2,079*
      EUR €1,499*
      GBP £1,244*
      NZD $2,466*
      ZAR R18,922*
      CHF FR1,782*
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Trip Validity

  • 2012-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Relive the dynasty of Tamerlane on this Silk Road adventure.

Strategically positioned along the Silk Route, the cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva were famed trading centres for the caravans that passed this way in ancient times. On this Overland trip we follow in their footsteps, discovering magnificent architecture and bustling bazaars that have changed little since the rule of Tamerlane. We'll stay with nomads in the Turkmenistan’s Desert, explore the imposing Oxus Valley, tour the wonders of Samarkand and head into the markets of Ashgabat to practise our bargaining skills.

  • Gaze up at the ancient walls surrounding Khiva
  • Discover the futuristic architecture of Ashgabat
  • Learn about the Tamerlane’s dynasty
  • Walk through Bukhara´s historic Old Town
  • Pick up souvenirs in the bazaars of Tashkent
  • Discover the romance of the Silk Road in Samarkand
  • Spend a memorable night on a yurt stay

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • Finish:

    Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 19
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nts), Hotel (11 nts), Yurt (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Ashgabat - Sunday Market, Bukhara - Ark Fortress, Bukhara - Guided walking tour, Bukhara - Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Bukhara - Kalon Mosque & Death Tower, Bukhara - Zindon Prison, Khiva - Guided city tour, Konye-Urgench - Ancient City ruins, Samarkand - Bibi Khanum Mosque, Samarkand - Guided city tour, Samarkand - Guri Amir Mausoleum, Samarkand - Registan, Samarkand - Shakh-I-Zinda Mausoleum Complex

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    615kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Some destinations visited on this trip do not have consulates in Australia and New Zealand. We recommend that travellers from these countries book the WESTBOUND itinerary of this trip where some visas can be obtained en route. 2. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights. 3. Combination trip. Please see Trip Notes (Important Notes) for more details. 4. Local Partner: Please note this Intrepid trip is operated by our experienced local partners Dragoman Overland. Your departure will be run in a Dragoman vehicle with a Dragoman crew.

  • Trip price from

    USD $1,445
    CAD $1,475
    AUD $1,505
    EUR €1,100
    GBP £900
    NZD $1,785
    ZAR R13,690
    CHF FR1,290
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    USD $520
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    USD $1,965*
    CAD $2,028*
    AUD $2,079*
    EUR €1,499*
    GBP £1,244*
    NZD $2,466*
    ZAR R18,922*
    CHF FR1,782*
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  • Per day from:

    USD $131
    CAD $135
    AUD $138
    EUR €99
    GBP £82
    NZD $164
    ZAR R1,261
    CHF FR118
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Ashgabat to Tashkent Summary

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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.

Day 2 Darvaza

Sleep under the stars in the Karakum Desert. See the spectacular fires of the Darvaza Gas Crater.

Day 3 Konye-Urgench

Continue the Overland journey through the Karakum Desert, and take in the parched landscape of Asia's hottest desert.

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.

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.

Day 9 Nurata

Spend a night in a yurt camp with the local nomads, sleeping among the dunes of the Kyzylkhum Desert.

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.

Days 13-15 Tashkent

End your 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.
    • 15
    • KDOH
    • 4.50 out of 5
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,445
      CAD $1,475
      AUD $1,505
      EUR €1,100
      GBP £900
      NZD $1,785
      ZAR R13,690
      CHF FR1,290
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $520
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,965*
      CAD $2,028*
      AUD $2,079*
      EUR €1,499*
      GBP £1,244*
      NZD $2,466*
      ZAR R18,922*
      CHF FR1,782*
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Overland
    • Basix
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.