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Best of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Adventure Tour

Asia

  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan

Cross two 'stans off your hit list with a 13-day tour through Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. This well-rounded tour takes you through bustling bazaars and beautiful city mosques in Samarkand and Bukhara, as well as bucket-list natural landscapes like the Derweze gas crater known affectionately as the Door to Hell. Destinations less-ventured can be challenging to visit on your own, but with a skilled Chief Experience Officer (CEO) leading the way, you'll have incredible experiences without sacrificing safety or your sense of adventure.


Highlights

Bargain your way through traditional bazaars, Stay overnight in a local yurt camp, Visit the desert community of Erbent, Marvel at Derweze (known as the "Door to Hell"), See the city treasures of Ashgabat


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Overnight in a Yurt, Aydar KÅ­l Camp. Orientation walk (Samarkand). City tour including a Registan visit. Nurata Shrine visit. Alexander the Great fortress visit. Guided walking tour (half
day, Bukhara). Walking tours (Khiva). Kunya Urgench visit. Derweze crater visit. City tour (Ashgabat). Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (11 nts), yurt (1 nt), tented camping (1 nt).


Meals Included

12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners


Transport

Private vehicle, walking.


Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking though, you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage (please see below for exceptions), and though you will not be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes) we recommend keeping the weight under 10kg/22lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures travellers! Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags with wheels are acceptable, although we recommend your bag has carry straps as well, as you may be required to negotiate bus and railway station steps. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day walks and day trips.

Day 1 Tashkent

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional dinner.

Day 2 Tashkent/Samarkand

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional dinner.

Day 3 Samarkand

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional dinner.

Day 4 Samarkand/Aydar KÅ­l Camp

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional dinner.

Day 5 Aydar KÅ­l Camp/Bukhara

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional dinner.

Day 6 Bukhara

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional dinner.

Day 7 Bukhara/Khiva

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional dinner.

Day 8 Khiva

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional dinner.

Day 9 Khiva/Dashoguz

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional dinner.

Day 10 Dashoguz/Derweze

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional dinner.

Day 11 Derweze/Ashgabat

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional dinner.

Day 12 Ashgabat

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional dinner.

Day 13 Ashgabat

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional dinner.

Details

Prices from: €1899.00

Duration: 13 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max:

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My Own Room Exceptions

Day 4 (Yurt stay); Day 10 (Camping near Derwaza Crater)

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