4 STANS PROGRAM A 15 DAYS
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4 STANS PROGRAM A: 15 DAYS CENTRAL ASIA & SILK ROAD

 

4 stan: TRIP TO THE HEART OF THE GREAT SILK ROAD
UZBEKISTAN-TURKMENISTAN- UZBEKISTAN – KAZAKHSTAN - KYRGYZSTAN
Duration: 15 days \ 14 nights

Days Destinations Time Itinerary Photos

DAY 1

Tashkent

The capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. It is known all  over the world as a city of friendship and hospitality and has a unique combination of historical monuments and modern life!

 

Flight to Tashkent by …
Arrival...

Meeting at the airport of Tashkent. Transfer to hotel, check in and rest after the flight.
City tour in Tashkent:
Old town:Khastimam Complex, Kukeldash Madrasah,
Chorsu bazar.
New Part of the city: Independence square, Amir Temur Museum, Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre, Amir Temur square etc.

DAY 2

 

Tashkent-Samarkand

The grandiose capital of the Empire of famous Tamerlane -Amir Temur with the biggest mausoleums, madrassahs and mosques in Central Asia. And finally you have a chance to visit the world famous Registan square. 

06:00

Breakfast at Hotel

07:00 Transfer to train station to take a Speed Train to Samarkand (optional)
10:30 Arriving Samarkand
Sightseeing of Samarkand:

Guri Emir - Legendary mausoleum of Amir Temur and his family members.

Registan square - World famous complex of 3 Madrassahs and Golden Dome Mosque.    

14:00 Lunch.
Accommodation at hotel.
Continuing city tour:

Mosque Bibi Khanum – The biggest mosque ever built in Central Asia as gift of Tamerlane's wife to her husband.  

Siyab bazar - unique place where you can get acquainted with the life of Samarkand people. 


Shahi - Zinda necropolis, a holy place and cemetery with mausoleums of Timurid dynasty and a grave of cousin of Prophet Muhamed.  

Observatory of Ulugbek – incredible construction of 15th century for astronomical research. 

DAY 3

Samarkand- Shakhrisabz- Bukhara

 

Breakfast at hotel

Transfer to Shakhrisabz - the birthplace of Tamerlane. 

City tour: Ak-Sarai Palace of Amir Temur, Kuk Gumbaz Mosque, traditional bazar, Mausoleum of Jahangir, empty mausoleum of Amir Temur. 

Lunch at local restaurant

Transfer to Bukhara
Upon arrival accommodation at hotel.

DAY 4

Bukhara

Ancient and fairy-tale town of Bukhara - the land of magical lamps and Eastern beauties. Ancient Great Silk Road caravans never missed this town - the only oasis around. 
Nowadays Bukhara is famous not only for it's superb historical 
monuments, but for it's lively trade. ...every traveler finds something unique in this town

 

08:00

Breakfast at hotel
City tour:
Visit to Ismael Samani mausoleum (9-10 c)-the oldest royal mausoleum in Bukhara, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum(14 c), Bukhara local bazar.
Visit to Old Bukhara: Poi-Kalon ensemble including Minaret (12c), Mosque (16c), functioning Miri Arab Madrassah(16 c), Amir- Alim-Khan Madrassah (19c).

14:00

Lunch at restaurant
Taqi trading domes, Kukeldash Madrassah (16c), 
Lyab-i-Hauz (17c), Nadir Divanbegi (17c), Magoki Attari (10-16c), Ulug Beg (15c), Abdul Aziz (17c) Madrassahs; 
Visit to Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16c) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c).

Folklore and Fashion show of national clothes at Nodir Devonbegi Madrassah. 

19:00 Dinner. Visiting national house for master class of plov (reconfirm with your driver or guide)

DAY 5

Bukhara- Mary (Turkmenistan)

 

Breakfast at hotel
Morning drive to Turkmenistan border.
Meeting at the border Farab/Alat at 09:30 AM (Turkmenistan side of the border). Border passing formalities. Drive to Mary via Turkmenabat (~300km & 5 hours direct driving). Lunch at local restaurant at Turkmenabat. En route to stops to see amazing sand dunes of Garagum Desert. Upon arrival accommodation & rest or short walking tour within the central part of Mary City which has The Regional Mosque of Mary Province, The Central Theater of Mary, The Convention & Conference Center “Ruhiyet Koshgi”, Central Park & Monument of Mollanepes-the National Classic Poet who lived in Mary in XVIII-XIXcc. Dinner at local restaurant. O/N in Mary
Note:Passports with 2 colored photos will be required for registration at the CTB in Mary

 

DAY 6

Merv –Mary- Ashgabat

 

SS of Old Merv & Mary. Flight to Ashgabat
Breakfast at hotel. Check out & drive to Bayramaly (~30km & 30min/driving) to have SS of Old Merv known asMaru Shahu Jahan-King of the World which was for about 300 years became the biggest city in Asia & 8 years Capital of Khalifat, inscribed into the monuments list of World Heritage Book, protected by the UNESCO includes: Gyz Gala & Oglan Gala (VI-VII), Complex of Askhabs (VIII-XIV), Gyaur Gala (IV BC), Buddist Complex (IV-VI), Beni Makhan Mosque-first Mosque build in Central Asia (VII), Erk Gala (VI BC), Soltan Gala (XI), Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum (XII), Ibn Zeid Mausoleum (XII). After SS of Old Merv drive back to Mary. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch break visit the Local United Museum of History, Ethnography, Flora & Fauna of Mary located in a newly built marbled 2 stored building, The Regional Orthodox Church built by Russians at the end of XIX century. Evening flight to Ashgabat by Flight T5-131. Departure at 19.20. Arrival 20.00 (flight time & costs are subject to be change by to Turkmenistan Airways). Arrival & Accommodation. Dinner at local restaurant. O/N in Ashgabat

DAY 7

Ashgabat

  Full Day SS in/around Ashgabat
Full Day SS of Ashgabatincludes: “Turkmenbashynyn Ruhy Metjidi” which is the biggest mosque in Central Asia & Mausoleum Complex of the tombs of Turkmenbashy and his parents &brothers, Old Nissa-The Sanctuary of Parhian Kings which was included into UNESCO’s World Heritage Book. (Nissa is situated in 15 km to the west of Ashgabat & founded in the III century B.C. Nissa was the capital of Parthian Empire which lasted for about 600 years and was the biggest competitor for the Rome Empire), National Museum of History & Ethnography- only entry without excursion by museum guide (closed on Tuesdays). Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch proceed with SS includes: Park dedicated to Akhalteke Horses-the pride of Turkmen, Presidential Square, Monument of Commemoration: dedicated for the victims of the 1948 earthquake, Gulistan Bazar (known as “Russian Bazaar” 1950s since it was built as then many Russian used to go there for shopping. Despite it is very rare to see them there its old public name is common to hear), Monument of Lenin which was erected in 1927 and survived the earthquake of 1948, Walking tour within the Park of Independency along the hundreds of fountains & statutes with stops to visit Monuments of Independency & Ruhnama. Dinner at local restaurant. After dinner night tour/driving along the main avenues of Ashgabat to have look round its colorful views in night lights which makes it one of the spectacular cities of Central Asia. O/N in Ashgabat.

DAY 8

Ashabat – Kunya – Urgench– Dashoguz- Khiva

  Flight to Dashoguz. SS of Koneurgench. Cross into Uzbekistan
Collect boxed pre-ordered breakfasts from the reception of hotel (breakfasts are served from 07.00 only) to be eaten at the airport or wherever possible places. At 04.50AM early morning transfer to the airport of Ashgabat for flight to Dashoguz. Type of Aircraft Boeing 717-200. Flight T5-101. Departure at 06.20 & arrival at 07.10 (flight time & costs are subject to be change by Turkmenistan Airways). Upon arrival drive (~120km & 2 h/d/d) to have SS of Koneurgench-the capital of Khorezmshahs (III-XVI cc) which was included into UNESCO’s World Heritage Book. Arrival & SS of the Old Urgench includes: Portal of Caravansaray (XI-XIV), Mamun Minaret (X-IX), Il Arslan Mausoleum (XII), Soltan Tekesh Mausoleum (XIII), Ruins of Academy of Horezm (III-XIII), Kutlug Timur Minaret (XIV)-one of the tallest minarets in Central Asia, Turabek Hanum Mausoleum (XIV), Mausoleums of Najm Ed Din Kubra (XIII) & Soltan Aly (XV) located near Dash Metrjit/Medrese (XIX). After SS of Koneurgench drive ~120km & 2 h/d/d to Dashoguz for lunch at local restaurant. After lunch break transfer ~15 kmto Dashoguz/Shavat Border Pass via Dashoguz. Cross into Uzbekistan at ~15:00
Meeting at Uzbekistan border with guide and driver, transfer to hotel.
Accommodation at hotel
Free time for rest to explore the city

DAY 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urgench (Khiva) - Tashkent

This city is an open air museum, like Pompeii and Herculaneum. UNESCO has declared Khiva a city reserve and included Khiva’s oldest part Ichan-kala in its World Heritage List

 

Breakfast at hotel
City tour of Khiva.
Visit to the oldest part of the city - Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17c); Mohammed-Amin-Khan(19c) Madrassah, Kalta Minor Minaret; Mohammed Rakim Khan (19 c) Madrassah, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Islam Khodja Madrassah and Minaret, Jami Mosque(18c),
Kutluq-Murad Inaq (19c) Madrassah, Allakuli khan Madrassah (19c), Ak Mosque, Tash Havli Fortress.
Free time at leisure

Transfer to Urgench Airport for the evening flight to Tashkent.
Arrival and accommodation at Hotel.

DAY 10

Tashkent - Almaty

 

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Almaty.

Arrival to the ex capital of Kazakhstan and hotel accommodation. Rest and fresh up. City tour around Almaty: Ascension Cathedral – the second highest wooden building in the world! The Square of 28 Panfilov Heroes. The Glory Memorial dedicated to the victims of the Civil War and the Second World War. Drive to famous place Kok Tebe. It is a mountain near the city with a serpentine road and a panorama view on the top. Also on the top there is a café, benches with people, a park, and even American Slides along the slope of the mountain! Transfer back to the hotel.


DAY 11

Almaty -Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan is a rugged and beautiful country, with over half its territory situated in the Tian Shan Mountains.

 

Breakfast. Visit the Museum of Musical Instruments. Drive to Medeo – an ice stadium located in a mountain valley on the south-eastern outskirts of Almaty. After lunch transfer to Bishkek city - the capital and the largest city of Kyrgyzstan (230km, 4-4,5 hours). On the way you will pass a border control. Hotel accommodation. Free time for leasure. Overnight in Bishkek.

DAY 12

Bishkek- Burana Tower – Issyk Kul Lake – Cholpon Ata

 

Breakfast. City tour: visiting of Victory Square, Oak Park with stone sculptures, Old Square, The House of Parliament, Main Ala Too Square, White House, Manas Hero Square, City Hall and many other interesting places. Also you will visit our famous Asian Bazaar where you will make a lot of colorful photos.
After lunch drive to Burana Tower. On the way visiting Stone Warriors – Balbals. After an interesting excursion and climbing on the top of the Tower drive to the most famous place of Kyrgyzstan – Issyk Kul Lake. You can swim in the lake and to see mountains around you with snow white peaks! Overnight in resort.

DAY 13

Issyk Kul Lake – Karakol

 

Breakfast. Short trekking to see petroglpihs. You can see a panorama view of the Issyk Kul Lake from this place – people were thinking that it was the middle of the world. All these pictures were depicted on the southern side of stones. People believed that in this case the God of the Sun will see their messages. Also beside the pictures there are big stones put in a circle way to make sacrifices. Drive to Karakol town. City tour including: Russian Orthdox Church and Dungan Mosque.
Overnight in guesthouse.

DAY 14

Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Bishkek

 

Breakfast. drive to Jeti Oguz gorge. It’s famous for its red rocks formations that have a name Seven Bulls – Jeti Oguz. Observing Broken Heart Mountain! It is possible a short trekking to a top of a mountain (20 minutes) to see a panorama view of the gorge! There are yurts on the way and people can offer you to drink Kumis. It is a national drink that is made of mare’s milk, and it is an alcoholic drink as a beer. Drive to Bishkek. Visit one of the most interesting families in Kyrgyzstan – the family of Eagle Hunters.
Overnight in Bishkek.

DAY 15

Bishkek -

 

Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to airport for departure flight

 

 

Services included in main tour price:   Services excluded in main tour price:
  • Double / Single accommodation with breakfast
  • English speaking guide services (to be ordered)
  • Transport services all over tour by luxury air conditioned car/minivan/bus
  • Portage charges at airports and hotels Tips at the airports and hotels
  • Picnics and coffee stops
  • Unlimited bottles of mineral water
  • Unlimited entrance fees to all sights
  • Folklore show in Bukhara city
  • OPTIONAL services for your choice;
Tashkent: Tickets for performance in Alisher Navoi Theatre,
Visiting Christian churches,
Cup of Tea at Tashkent TV tower restaurant
Tashkent zoo and botanic garden.
Any museums of Tashkent
And much more
Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Ferghana: winetasting in local wineries, all museums, theatres, taking part in national holydays, parties and customs / Traditions. Visiting Uzbek families, Schools, medical institutions, bazaars, archives of ancient books, libraries and much much more.
  • Presents from Roxana Tour
 
  • Airfare due to the program (international and local)
  • All optional deviations from the main itinerary
  • Beverages and meals not included in main menu
  • Photo-and video charges
  • All personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service, medical expenses/insurance, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation / accident insurance
  • Tips to the guides and drivers

 

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