Ashgabat to Tashkent Overview

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,540
      CAD $1,575
      AUD $1,445
      EUR €1,175
      GBP £960
      NZD $1,905
      ZAR R14,600
      CHF FR1,375
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $520
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,060*
      CAD $2,128*
      AUD $2,019*
      EUR €1,574*
      GBP £1,304*
      NZD $2,586*
      ZAR R19,832*
      CHF FR1,867*
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Trip Validity

  • 2012-01-01 - 2015-12-31

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 Kyzylkum 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 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
  • 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.

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    USD $1,540
    CAD $1,575
    AUD $1,445
    EUR €1,175
    GBP £960
    NZD $1,905
    ZAR R14,600
    CHF FR1,375
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    USD $520
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    USD $2,060*
    CAD $2,128*
    AUD $2,019*
    EUR €1,574*
    GBP £1,304*
    NZD $2,586*
    ZAR R19,832*
    CHF FR1,867*
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  • Per day from:

    USD $137
    CAD $141
    AUD $134
    EUR €104
    GBP £86
    NZD $172
    ZAR R1,322
    CHF FR124
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Ashgabat to Tashkent Summary

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Day 1 Ashgabat

Start your 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 Kyzylkum 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.
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    • KDOH
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,540
      CAD $1,575
      AUD $1,445
      EUR €1,175
      GBP £960
      NZD $1,905
      ZAR R14,600
      CHF FR1,375
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $520
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,060*
      CAD $2,128*
      AUD $2,019*
      EUR €1,574*
      GBP £1,304*
      NZD $2,586*
      ZAR R19,832*
      CHF FR1,867*
      *
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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.