Treasures of Central Asia Travel Itinerary
Day 1 ~ Depart the USA
Day 2 ~ In-flight
Arrival in Europe and change plane to 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 at 11:30 am to explore this beautiful, the world's cleanest and ever changing capital, called the city of white marble. Our sightseeing tour will include the Independent Park, Arc of Neutrality and Independence square. In the afternoon we will tour the National Museum which offers the fine collection of historic artifacts and relics as well as some fabulous textiles and national treasures. Next, we will head to Russian or Gulistan Bazaar, a fascinating place for fruits, vegetables, nuts, flowers, and people-watching. Overnight in Ashgabat.
Day 4 ~ Ashgabat
We will start our day with visiting the UNESCO site of the ancient Parthian Kingdom of Nissa, surrounded with beautiful Kopet-Dag Mountains.
Founded as the capital of the Parthians in the 3rd century BC later it became the part of such kingdoms as the Achaemenid under Cyrus the Great and the Macedonian under Alexander the Great. One ruling dynasty replaced another until the 13th century Mongol invasion when the city was razed to the ground. Archaeological excavations still continue at Nissa at present.
In the afternoon we'll visit 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. Overnight in Ashgabat.
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Treasures of Central Asia- The Five Stans
24 Days/22 Nights
Central Asian people are one of the oldest in the world who called themselves Aryan, domesticated horses around 6,000 BC which gave them the flexibility to move when needed and confront their enemies easily, one of the reasons why horses are so much admired and considered as holy. Having been one of the major parts of legendary Silk Road makes this part of the world truly fascinating, which has been attracting interest and capturing mankind’s imagination over millenniums with its fabled cities, awe-inspiring mountains, desserts and long distances, not to mention anything about art and crafts, traditions and hospitality, cuisine and many more things beyond that
2020 Tour Dates
April 26 - May 20
September 6 - 30
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.
Accommodation for 23 nights at selected 3 and 4* hotels
All dinners (no drinks except water)
Two small bottles of water per day per guest
Daily private sightseeing by comfortable minibus or van
Including professional driver and his expenses
English-speaking tour guide and his/her expenses
Entrance fees to the sites indicated in bold on the itinerary
Two domestic flights (Ashkhabad – Doshoguz; Urgench –
Train Ride (Samarkand – Tashkent)
Arrival and departure transfers
Visa support letters for Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan
Complete package with itineraries, travel and visa information, and
Dishanbe- Bishkek Flight