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Tashkent to Ashgabat

From £1309 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: 25th Aug 2019
Returning: 3rd Sep 2019
£1,665pp
Fully Booked
Departing: 29th Aug 2019
Returning: 7th Sep 2019
£1,665pp
Fully Booked
Departing: 5th Sep 2019
Returning: 14th Sep 2019
£1,540pp
£1,309pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 12th Sep 2019
Returning: 21st Sep 2019
£1,630pp
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 19th Sep 2019
Returning: 28th Sep 2019
£1,680pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 26th Sep 2019
Returning: 5th Oct 2019
£1,615pp
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Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 3rd Oct 2019
Returning: 12th Oct 2019
£1,695pp
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Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 6th Oct 2019
Returning: 15th Oct 2019
£1,695pp
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Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 13th Oct 2019
Returning: 22nd Oct 2019
£1,615pp
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
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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. Make sure you have your insurance details and next of kin info on hand to pass on to your leader. It’s very important you attend this meeting, so please organise a flight that will arrive in time and let hotel reception know if you’re going to be late! 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.

Additional Activities

Tashkent - State History Museum of the Timurids
6000 UZS
Tashkent - Art Gallery of Uzbekistan
5000 UZS
Tashkent - Museum of Applied Arts
10000 UZS
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- ‘Door to Hell’ giant burning gas pit in Turkmenistan
- Islamic architecture and  ruins along the great Silk Road
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- Explore ancient UNESCO Heritage Sites of Merv, Nissa and Urgench
- Spend a night under the stars next to the extraordinary Darwaza Gas Crater
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