Ever wanted to travel to one of the least travelled parts of the world? Sick of the queues to see all the major attractions? Want to get bragging rights over your friends? Then join us for our Summer Tour through Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
We will start in one of the most surreal cities on earth – Ashgabat, where we’ll take in the sites of what can only be called a real-life Sim City. From there we head to Avaza, the completely unused and almost deserted five-star beach resort, which also happens to be near one of the most amazing canyons in the world – Yangykala. We then journey to the mesmerising ‘Gates of Hell’ where we camp for the night next to the fiery crater.
Crossing the land border into Uzbekistan we’ll find ourselves in the centre of the Silk Road. After exploring the beautiful old cities of Khiva and Bukhara, we’ll go to Samarqand and see the famous Registan, before venturing to Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s vibrant capital city, the highlight of which will surely be Tashkentland, Central Asia’s answer to Disneyland.
The LOI application process for Turkmenistan is quite complicated and time-consuming. For the best chance of approval, please get in at least 3 months in advance. Late applications are accepted but the approval rate goes down, in most cases you will get a full refund if the application is rejected.
If you’d like to see some more of Central Asia while you’re here, why not join us for the Silk Road Summer Tour which visits Kyrgyzstan and Xinjiang as well.
Day 1 – Monday August 20th – Ashgabat
Day 2 – Tuesday August 21st – Ashgabat, Gates of Hell
Day 3 – Wednesday August 22nd – Ashgabat
Day 4 – Thursday August 23rd – Yangykala Canyon, Avaza, Ashgabat
Day 5 – Friday August 24th – Turkmenabat, cross the border to Uzbekistan, Bukhara
Day 6 – Saturday August 25th – Bukhara
Day 7 – Sunday August 26th – Bukhara, Samarqand
Day 8 – Monday August 27th – Samarqand
Day 9 – Tuesday August 28th – Samarqand, Tashkent
Day 10 – Wednesday August 29th – Tashkent
Day 11 – Sunday August 30th – End of Tour
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LOI and registration in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
All transport according to the itinerary.
Local English speaking guide.
Western YPT guide.
Accommodation according to itinerary in twin/double share.
Entrance fees to all sites outlined on the itinerary.
Breakfast every day.
Dinner on Day 6.
Travel arrangements to Ashgabat at the start of the tour, and from Tashkent at the end of the tour.
Visas for Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Meals other than those stipulated (allow up to $10 per meal).
Drinks at meals.
Single supplement for accommodation ($195).
Tips for guides (not obligatory, and up to your personal discretion).
Any other personal expenses such as souvenirs.
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.