Tashkent to Ashgabat Itinerary

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

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,610
      CAD $1,745
      AUD $1,710
      EUR €1,180
      GBP £950
      NZD $1,910
      ZAR R17,465
      CHF FR1,455
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $556
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,166*
      CAD $2,347*
      AUD $2,324*
      EUR €1,586*
      GBP £1,318*
      NZD $2,567*
      ZAR R23,377*
      CHF FR1,947*
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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.





Day 1 Tashkent

Start the journey in the most modern of Uzbekistan’s cities, Tashkent. Visit the Chorsu Bazaar to pick up Soviet-style souvenirs and admire the ornately decorated Kukeldash Medressa.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-4 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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Day 5 Nurata

Spend a night in a yurt camp with the local nomads, sleeping among the dunes of the Red Desert.
ACCOM: Yurt - 1

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 combine to create an awe-inspiring atmosphere.
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Days 9-10 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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Day 11 Konye-Urgench

Follow a local trading route through harsh desert sands, and meet the nomadic people who call this inhospitable region home.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 12 Darvaza

Drive across the Karakum Desert. If time allows, see the amazing Darvaza Gas Crater.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 13-15 Ashgabat

End your adventure among the futuristic architecture of Ashgabat's skyline. Spy the world's largest hand-woven rug or learn about the city's traumatic history at the Earthquake Museum.
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