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Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan Adventure

From £2244 for 18 days
Trip Overview
Travel into desert landscapes heavy with romance and mysticism on this adventure through Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Walk in the shadows of ancient, blue-tiled buildings in Samarkand, sleep in a yurt under thousands of desert stars and spend an evening at a home stay with a family in the Nuratau Mountains. 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: IKFSAC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
What's Included

Meals

16 Breakfasts included
2 Lunches included
4 Dinners included

Transport

High speed train,Private vehicle,4x4 vehicle,Plane,Metro,Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (14 nights),Yurt Camp (1 night),Homestay (1 night),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.

•   The much-photographed Registan in Samarkand is one of the true pinnacles of Islamic architecture. You'll be wowed by the scale, grandeur and beauty of the monuments to iconic figures such as Tamerlane and the Persia-influenced madressas, mosques and mausoleums.

•   Spend an evening in the isolated Kyzylkum Desert, warming yourself by the fire and sleeping in a yurt.

•   Get to really know the stories and people of Uzbekistan while sharing home-cooked meals with local families, including a home stay in the remote Nuratau Mountains.

•   Spend time in World Heritage-listed Bukhara, a 6th-century-BC city that's drenched in history and home to the formidable Ark of Bukhara.

•   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.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 3rd Oct 2020
Returning: 20th Oct 2020
£2,985pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 14th Oct 2020
Returning: 31st Oct 2020
£2,875pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 7th Apr 2021
Returning: 24th Apr 2021
£2,640pp
£2,244pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 28th Apr 2021
Returning: 15th May 2021
£2,640pp
£2,244pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 5th May 2021
Returning: 22nd May 2021
£2,640pp
£2,244pp
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Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 12th May 2021
Returning: 29th May 2021
£2,640pp
£2,244pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 19th May 2021
Returning: 5th Jun 2021
£2,640pp
£2,244pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 9th Jun 2021
Returning: 26th Jun 2021
£2,640pp
£2,244pp
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Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 29th Sep 2021
Returning: 16th Oct 2021
£2,640pp
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Fully Booked
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Tashkent, Uzbekistan's capital and Central Asia's main hub. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm where you'll meet you tour leader and fellow travellers. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place.
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