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Tashkent to Ashgabat

From £1540 for 10 days
Trip Overview
Travel into desert landscapes heavy with romance and mysticism on this 10-day journey through Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Watch the sun set over Technicolour minarets in Khiva, learn about life in a desert settlement in Yerbent and revel in the eastern-futurism of Ashgabat. Step off the beaten track and onto the ancient Silk Road in this revelatory tour through ancient lands.
Essential Info
Starts: Tashkent
Ends: Ashgabat
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IKFSM
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
What's Included

Meals

9 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
1 Dinners included

Transport

Private vehicle,4x4 vehicle,Plane,Metro,Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nights),Camping (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   This incredible journey takes you through parts of Central Asia that few people can find on a map, let alone have considered travelling to.

•   Steeped in Silk Road history and immortalised in many great tales, the UNESCO-protected town of Khiva is as photogenic as it is legendary.

•   Explore the sprawling ruins of Mary, Merv and other ancient kingdoms and contemplate the remnants of empires that once ruled these vast lands.

•   Witness the eternal flames of the Darvaza Crater, aka the 'Door to Hell' as you camp nearby – one of the strangest, most mesmerising geological oddities on earth.

•   Ashgabat rose from the devastation of an earthquake in 1948 and has enjoyed a surreal and futuristic makeover - witness its often bizarre, but certainly memorable architecture on a city tour.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 16th Apr 2020
Returning: 25th Apr 2020
£1,540pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 30th Apr 2020
Returning: 9th May 2020
£1,570pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 7th May 2020
Returning: 16th May 2020
£1,540pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 14th May 2020
Returning: 23rd May 2020
£1,615pp
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Departing: 21st May 2020
Returning: 30th May 2020
£1,630pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 28th May 2020
Returning: 6th Jun 2020
£1,775pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 4th Jun 2020
Returning: 13th Jun 2020
£1,700pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 11th Jun 2020
Returning: 20th Jun 2020
£1,750pp
£1,700pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 14th Jun 2020
Returning: 23rd Jun 2020
£1,700pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Xush kelibsiz! Welcome to the largest city in Central Asia. Tashkent blends Russian and Uzbek style, with extravagant mosques that sit alongside modern highways and Soviet monuments. Your adventure begins with an important welcome meeting at 6 pm today. If you arrive in Tashkent with time to spare, maybe take a walk to see some of the contemporary architecture that sets this city apart from other Silk Road destinations.
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