Central Asia Journey

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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • age_requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Ends Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore historic Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan
  • Discover the ancient walled city of Khiva, a World Heritage Site
  • Journey to Registan Square and take in the minarets and medressas in Samarkand
  • Venture to the medieval city of Bukhara and enjoy memorable sightseeing
Starting and ending in Tashkent, the trip Central Asia Journey is a guided adventure trip that takes 14 days. You will be traveling through Tashkent, Ashgabat, Samarkand and 3 other destinations in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Central Asia Journey is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

A journey through the epicentre of Silk Road history. A truly inspirational journey across Central Asia visitng important sites along the ancient Silk Route. We weave our way through the cultural highlights – including the famous museums of Tashkent, the Registan of Samarkand, the sprawling archaeological site of Merv, the magnificent Summer Palace of Bukhara and the ancient city of Khiva, with an opportunity to appreciate the contrasting desert and mountain landscapes that characterise this fascinating region. While appreciating the entwined history and rich legacies of the Silk Road there are also opportunities to have a night at the opera or ballet or visit the colourful markets and handicraft centers where the locals skillfully produce their wares.
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 01 2019
“The Central Asia Journey is a wonderful adventure for those looking for something different. Four of my fellow travellers were fit over 80 year olds and coped magnificently, myself at 74 and not so fit was surprised I managed to keep up as well as I did. The accommodation was excellent and the food terrific. We were always served alcohol when we needed it, which was often because we are Aussie and it was hotter than I expected. Trip comes highly recommended from a fairly experienced traveler and is great value for money.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Day 2 : In Tashkent, train to Samarkand
  • Day 3-4 : In Samarkand
  • Day 5 : Train to Bukhara
  • Day 6-7 : In Bukhara
  • Day 8 : Travel to Mary, Turkmenistan
  • Day 9 : Visit Ancient Merv, fly to Ashgabat
  • Day 10 : In Ashgabat
  • Day 11 : Flight to Dashoguz, drive to Khiva
  • Day 12 : In Khiva
  • Day 13 : Flight to Tashkent
  • Day 14 : Trip concludes in Tashkent
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 3 to 4 star accommodation on a twinshare basis except in remoter towns where the best available hotels are used
Meals
  • 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches
Transport
  • Internal flights valued at approx. US$180
  • All internal transport by private bus, jeep or car
  • Airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 14
Guide
  • Local English speaking tour leader and local city guides
Others
  • Local sightseeing, including entrance fees to monuments
  • Assistance in arranging visas
  • Emergency medical kit
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals and beverages not indicated in the program
  • Aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, alcohol etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Central Asia Journey tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 30 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 March 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Central Asia Journey tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Central Asia Journey tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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