Central Asia Cultural Tour 14N/15D

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Discover the Very Heart of Central Asia, Cultural Tour- Almaty -Bishkek-Burana-Ata Beyit-Ata-Beyit-Fergana-Margilan-Rishtan-Kokand-Tashkent-Khojand-Samarkand-Bukhara-Urgench-Khiva-Kunya-Urgench-Dashowuz-Ashgabat-Ashgabat-Mary-Merv.

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All about the Central Asia Cultural Tour 14N/15D.

Discover Central Asia for yourself – one of the centers of origin of mankind. Touch and feel  the distance of  past of ancient civilizations, going on an epic journey through five exotic countries of the East – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Central Asia is a fantastic contrast from the beautiful snow-capped mountains of the Tien Shan and Pamir mountains, pine forests, turquoise lakes, the boundless steppes of Kazakhstan, to the hot sands of the Karakum and Kyzylkum deserts.

Historically, Central Asia has been known as an area connecting Europe, the Middle East, South and East Asia through the Silk Road, thus, the mutual exchange of science, created scientific, religious, philosophical schools, which subsequently had a great influence on the development human civilization.
Modern historians call the Central Asian region – the brightest necklace of the Great Silk Road’s treasure. Both tangible and intangible values, in particular – experience, achievements and ideas of their people.

The written sources of antiquity period (5-6 century BC) show the trade journeys of   ancient Greeks and Romans to Central Asia. One of the oldest ways – “lapis lazuli” – has emerged in the 3-2 millenniums BC.It started in the Pamir Mountains, passing through Iran to Asia Minor and Egypt. Semi-precious stone lapis lazuli (lapis lazuli), produced in the area of ​​the upper Amu Darya in the Pamir (Badakhshan), highly prized by jewelers ancient eastern states such as Sumer (Mesopotamia) and Egypt. During the excavation of the tombs in their articles of Badakhshan lapis lazuli were found.

Another way – the famous “royal road” Achaemenid – linked Central Asia in VI-IV centuries BC.  One way was connected to Ephesus and Sardis –Asia Minor cities, on the Mediterranean coast with one of the capitals of Iran and the city of Susa. Another path led from Iran through Bactria, Sogdiana, Tashkent oasis and the territory of Kazakhstan to the Altai. This legendary road has connected the immense territory from China to the Mediterranean. History, perhaps, does not know another such international route, which is over ten thousand kilometers, covered the two continents. This lead to a mixture of people, arose and abandon of the dynasties, were formed and spread religious and philosophical teachings from Zoroastrianism and Buddhism to Islam. These cities are located on the Silk Road, are rich not only with their ancient monuments, but also their history ruins after the invasion of Alexander the Great, the Arab conquest, the invasion of Genghis Khan.

The tour is designed so as to enable travelers to get a deeper understanding of Central Asia as a whole. The route through the ancient city that in the list of UNESCO, the modern metropolis, unique natural landscapes, culture and traditions of the people living in these territories.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation on SGL/Twin sharing basis in any 3* or 4* hotels + Breakfast In Tashkent, Almaty, Bishkek, Fergana, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Ashgabat ;
  • Daily 2 water bottles 0.5L per person;
  • Services of Professional English/French/German etc. speaking tour guides in each country;
  • All trips & transfers in comfortable bus as per the itinerary in each country ;
  • Economy class tickets for flights Bishkek-Osh, Dashoguz-Ashgabat, Ashgabat-Mary-Ashgabat;
  • Tashkent-Samarkand, Kokand-Tashkent speed train economy tickets;
  • All fees to monuments as per the itinerary;
  • All Taxes;
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International Air tickets;
  • Late Check out and Early check ins;
  • Charges in hotels for additional services;
  • Photography and video making fees at the sites;
  • Lunches and Dinners ;
  • Personal insurance;
  • Tips and gratuities;
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary.
  • Visa Fees , migration card.
  1. Day1 Arrival Almaty

    00.00 Arrival in Almaty and transfer to the hotel.
    Check in to the hotel.

    Then start the sightseeing tour in Almaty: visit Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, Republic Square.
    Lunch at your own

    Enjoy panoramic view at Kok-Tobe Hill, visit Medeo Gorge.
    End of the tour.

    Dinner at your own
    Overnight in Almaty at the hotel.

  2. Day2 Almaty- Bishkek-Burana-Bishkek

    07:00-08:00 Breakfast at your hotel’s restaurant.
    08:30 Check out from Hotel and Transfer to Bishkek city (250 km. 4 h)

    13:00 Arrival in Bishkek and check in Hotel. Take rest .
    In the afternoon transfer to Burana Tower.

    Visit Burana tower (The old capital of Kharakhanides empire on Great Silk Road).
    Kyrgyz horse games.
    Lunch at your own

    Return to Bishkek.
    Dinner at your own
    Overnight in Bishkek city at the hotel.

  3. Day3 Bishkek- Ata Beyit- Bishkek- Osh – Andijan- Fergana

    07:00-08:00 Breakfast at your hotel’s restaurant.
    After breakfast City tour at downtown of capital (visit Ala Too square, ceremonial troops, Oak Park, Frunze museum, Victory Square).
    Leave to Ata Beyit (memorial complex dedicated for Chyngyz Aitmatov, victims of Russian Empire and Stalin regime).
    Lunch at your own
    Return to Bishkek and transfer to Bishkek Airport to flight to Osh city.

    16:40 Departure from Bishkek city and
    17:20 Arrival in Osh city (QH 11)
    Transfer to Osh-Andijan border. Cross border and transfer to Fergana city (80 km, 1h.30 min)
    Dinner at your own
    Overnight in Fergana city at the hotel.

  4. Day4 Fergana- Margilan- Rishtan- Kokand- Tashkent

    07:00-08:00 Breakfast at your hotel’s restaurant.
    08:30 Check out from Hotel and visit Ahmad al Fargoniy Park then drive to Margelan city (18 km).
    Arrival in Margelan city and visit Said Akhmad-Khoja Madrasah. Today, madrasah is home to a number of craftsmen producing handmade carpets and silk. Have a walk on traditional market and continue to Yodgorlik Silk factory to see the production process of silk with traditional Ikat patterns. Then drive to Rishtan (45 km 1 hour.) Reach Rishtan and visit the house of a well-known ceramic master Rustam Usmanov whose works are exhibited on world exhibitions. Enjoy a pottery workshop and have a look at ceramic collection in a small museum. Continue to the house of craftsman Bakhrom-aka to visit a traditional Kyrgyz family manufacturing wool carpets. After Ok Yer village.

    Lunch at your own
    Transfer to Kokand city (45 km. 1 h.) Visit the Khudoyar-Khan Palace, Jami Mosque and Norbut-biy Madrasah.

    16:00 Drive to Kokand railway station

    17:00 Train departures from Kokand

    21:35 Arrival in Tashkent city
    Dinner at your own
    Overnight in Tashkent city at the hotel.

  5. Day5 Tashkent

    07:00-09:00 Breakfast at your hotel’s restaurant.
    09:30 start City Tour in Tashkent to visit old and new part of Tashkent including Independence Square, Amir Temur Square, Alisher Navoi theatre from outside, Hast Imam Komplex, Kukaldash Madrasah, Monument of Courage, Russian orthodox and Catholic churches, Museum of applied arts.

    Lunch at your own
    Dinner at your own
    Overnight in Tashkent city at the hotel.

  6. Day6 Tashkent-Khojand- Tashkent

    07:00-08:00 Breakfast at your hotel’s restaurant.
    08:30 drive to Uzbekistan-Tajikistan border Oybek city (100 km, 1 h. 30 min.). After completing customs and passport control on both sides, tajik local guide and driver will meet you on the tajik side and take you to Khujand (70 km, 1 h.). Start sightseeing Khujand. You will explore the Sughd Historical Museum, Timur-Malik Fortress, Mosque and Madrasah of Shaikh Muslihiddin.

    Lunch at your own
    Drive back to Tajikistan-Uzbekistan border point Oybek. After passing the border Oybek, you will be met and transfer Tashkent city.

    Dinner at your own.

    Overnight in Tashkent city at the hotel.

  7. Day7 Tashkent-Samarkand

    06:00-06:30 Breakfast at your hotel’s restaurant.
    07:00 Check out from Hotel and Transfer to Railway station
    08:00 Afrosiyob Train departures from Tashkent (343 km. 2 h.10 min)

    10:10 Arrival in Samarkand
    10:10 Start city tour by visiting Guri Emir mausoleum (XVc.) Then visit Registan square with 3 huge madrasahs: Ulughbek (XVc.), Shirdar (XVIIc.) & Tillakori (XVIIc.),
    Shahi Zindah necropolis (XIc.) & Ulughbek Observatory (XVc.), Bibi Khanum mosque (XIV-XVc.) & Siyab bazaar for shopping
    Lunch/Dinner at your own

    Overnight in Samarkand city at the hotel.

  8. Day8 Samarkand-Bukhara

    07:00-08:00 Breakfast at your hotel’s restaurant.
    08:30 Check out from Hotel and transfer to Bukhara. (280 km.-4-5 hours)

    Stop on the way in Gijduvan to visit ceramics makers by traditional way.
    Arrival to Bukhara. Check in Hotel. Free program.

    Lunch/Dinner at your own
    Overnight in Bukhara city at the hotel.

  9. Day9 Bukhara

    07:00-09:00 Breakfast at your Hotel’s Restaurant
    Tour in Bukhara. Visit Mausoleum of Ismail Somoni and Chashma Ayub, Mosque Bolo Hauz, ARK fortress, Mosque Magoki Attor, Madrasah of Abdul Aziz khan and Ulugbek, Poi Kalyan, Masjidi Kalyan, Madrasah Miri Arab, Sitorai Mohi Xossa, Summer residence of Last Emir of Bukhara.

    lunch at your own
    Dinner at your own
    Overnight in Bukhara city at the hotel.

  10. Day10 Bukhara- Urgench-Khiva

    07:00-09:00 Breakfast at your Hotel’s Restaurant
    Check out from Hotel and transfer to Urgench-Khiva (480 km.- 6-7 h.)
    Arrive in Khiva. Check in Hotel.
    Lunch/Dinner at your own

    Overnight in Khiva at the hotel.

  11. Day11 Khiva- Kunya-Urgench-Dashowuz- Ashgabat

    07:00-08:00 Breakfast at your Hotel’s Restaurant
    08:30 Check out from hotel and transfer to Turkmenistan border point Shavat-Dashoguz (60 km, 1 h.). Go through border formalities on both checkpoints. Cross 1.5 km neutral zone (transportation may not be available).

    Meet your Turkmenistan guide and drive to Kunya-Urgench (100 km, 1 h. 30 min.).
    Visit mausoleums of Turabek Khanum, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il-Arslan, Najmuddin-Kubra, Sultan Ali.
    Discover the Kutlug-Timur Minaret and Kyrk Molla Hill. In the afternoon drive to Dashoguz airport (120 km, 1 h. 30 min.), take an evening flight to Ashgabat (580 km, 50 min.).

    Upon arrival transfer to hotel.
    Overnight in Ashgabat city at the hotel.

  12. Day12 Ashgabat

    07:00-08:00 Breakfast at your Hotel’s Restaurant
    08:30 Start city tour in Ashgabat and visit an archeological site of Old Nisa (included in UNESCO World Heritage list) and Spiritual Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in Central Asia. You will visit the National Museum of History, the Monument of Neutrality, Presidential Square, Ertugrul Gazi Mosque and newly built Independence Park. Intense and interesting excursion also includes a stopover at the Akhalteke horse stables and Lenin Monument.

    Overnight in Ashgabat city at the hotel.

  13. Day13 Ashgabat- Mary- Merv- Ashgabat

    07:00-08:00 Breakfast at your Hotel’s Restaurant
    08:30 Check out from hotel and take a morning flight to Mary (370 km, 40 min.).
    Upon arrival drive to Merv (40 km, 30 min.), an ancient city that was a major center of international trade and crafts located on the Silk Road. Discover historical park with Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Large and Small Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Gyaur Gala, Keshk Fortress and others. Merv blossomed during the Persian Empire of the Achaemenids and later under the Parthian, Sasanian, Arab, and Seljuk Turk rule.
    Return to Mary. Visit History Museum of Merv region. Take the return flight to Ashgabat (370 km, 40 min.).
    Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.
    Overnight in Ashgabat city at the hotel.

  14. Day14 Ashgabat- Departure

    07:00-10:00 Breakfast at your Hotel’s Restaurant
    12:00 Check out from hotel and Transfer to Ashgabat International Airport

    End of the tour.

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Grand Samarkand Superior Hotel welcomes you to Samarkand city the pearl of the East. We are located in the very heart of the city, one of Samarkand`s main commercial and shopping center.

The Grand Samarkand Superior is designed for your comfort, with every room providing air conditioning, mini bar, bath, hair-dryer, satellite TV and IDD telephone. First class services including laundry service, room service, car rental, free safety deposit boxes, tour desk and translation services will make your staying even more comfortable.

The Guru Amir Mausoleum is 2 km away, and it is 750 m to the International Museum of Peace and Solidarity. In addition, the hotel is located close to the popular restaurant “Samarkand” and major shopping centers.

Both Samarkand Airport and Samarkand Train Station are an 8-minute drive from Hotel Grand Samarkand Superior. A shuttle service is available for an extra fee, and free on-site parking is also offered.

The Business Centre at Grand Samarkand hotel offers a wide range of facilities and confidential, personalised services, available from early morning until late evening, enabling guests to conduct business around the globe without leaving the hotel premises thanks to the latest in high-tech communications. These services are guaranteed to bring convenience to our visitors for a comfortable stay in our hotel in Samarkand.

Zargaron Plaza. The hotel is located a 10 minute-walk from the Old Town boundaries with its ancient mosques, madrasahs, shopping streets, and a 5-minute drive from the International Airport. Furthermore it is one of few hotels in Bukhara which enjoys a “4 stars” status.
Even exteriorly the hotel compares favorably with other Bukhara competitors. Already in the hall you will get a feeling that have found yourselves in an oriental shah’s palace: white arches in between the columns, painted ceilings, skillfully hammered décor elements, glittering chandeliers…

Unfortunately the rooms do not follow the oriental theme and are decorated in classic style, but what is important they meet all quality standards.

The Zargaron Plaza offers such facilities as a restaurant, conference hall, fitness center, summer café and so on. It is worth mentioning that the hotel smart bar is decorated in a Spanish style, with tables and chairs fitted with wooden wheels. It is very pleasant to sit with friends there in the evening and relax after an eventful day.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Grand Samarkand SuperiorAsia Bukhara, Zargaron Plaza

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