Textiles & Crafts of Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan
19 Days / 17 Nights
The famous Silk Road traversing these countries in the past, made them legendary for the trade and production of cotton, silk, embroidery, jewelry, and ceramics for centuries. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the first-hand traditional techniques used, from the farming of silk cocoons to the weaving and dyeing of heirloom carpets, and the intricate painting of pottery and tiles. Along the way you'll be treated to stunning landscapes, fascinating ancient sites and regional cuisine
2020 Tour Dates
April 5 - 23
October 4 - 22
NOTE: For price information and services included, please click on the link of the day-by-day itinerary at the bottom of the page. Please contact us if you may have questions, need more information or for reservation.
Textiles & Crafts of Turkmenistan &
Uzbekistan Travel Itinerary
Day 1 ~ Depart USA
Depart the USA on overnight flight.
Day 2: In-flight
In flight; arrival in Europe and transfer to your connecting flight to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Day 3 ~ Ashgabat
On your arrival early morning at Ashgabat airport; you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After some sleep and breakfast we will start our tour to explore this exciting and ever changing city. Today we will start our day with Carpet Museum of Turkmenistan to see the biggest carpet in the world, which is included in the Guinness Book of World Records, and to learn about the history of famous Turkmen carpet weaving. Next we will visit the Fine Arts museum to see a good selection of Turkmen jewelry, traditional costumes as well as some Russian and western European paintings. Our last stop of the day will be at Tekke market, a more humble one compared with Russian market. Overnight in Ashgabat.
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Accommodation for 18 nights at selected 3 & 4 stars or special boutique, and in some cities best available hotels.
Daily private sightseeing by comfortable minibuses or vans
Including professional driver
Multilingual tour guide
Visit to local artisan’s workshop as appropriate
Entrance fees to sites indicated in bold on the itinerary
One domestic flight (Ashkhabad – Dashoguz)
Arrival and departure transfers
Visa support letter for Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
Information package with itineraries, travel and visa information, and luggage tags.