All Central Asia Detailed Itinerary

Day 1.Ashgabat

Arrive in Ashgabat (Turkmanistan) in the morning. Transfer to the hotel. After a short rest take a tour of the city including lunch in one of the local restaurants. Overnight in Ashgabat.

Day 2. Ashgabat

Morning sightseeing in Ashgabat including visit to ancient Nissa. Afternoon free. It is very inetresting to visit local market "Tolkuchka", one of the biggest Central Asian bazaars. It works on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Day 3. Mary

Morning flight to Mary. Excursion to Margush (including packed lunch). Overnight in Mary.

Day 4. Mary. Return to Ashgabat.

Excursion to ancient Merv. Lunch in private house near Merv. Visit local museum in Mary. Return flight to Ashgabat.Morning excursion to Margush. Lunch there. Return back to Mary and evening flight to Ashgabat then. Overnight in Ashgabat.

Day 5.Dashkhovuz. Kunya-Urgench. Nukus.

Morning flight to Dashkhovuz. Transfer to Kunya-Urgench for excursion. Lunch in Kunya-Urgench. Cross Turkmen-Uzbek border and drive to Nukus the same day. Accommodation and overnight in Nukus (Uzbekistan).

Day 6. Nukus. Khiva.

Sightseeing in Nukus. Enjoy a visit to the local Art Museum in the morning with very good collection of Russian Avangard Art. Drive from Nukus to Urgench and further to Khiva. Overnight in Khiva.

Day 7. Khiva

Full day sightseeing in Khiva.

Day 8.Bukhara

Drive to Bukhara across Kyzyl-Kum desert. Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 9. Bukhara

Sightseeing in Bukhara.

Day 10.Bukhara

Free time in Bukhara.

Day 11. Samarkand

Drive to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz. Tour of Shakhrisabz. Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 12.Samarkand

Full day sightseeing in Samarkand.

Day 13.Samarkand

Half-day sighseeing in Samarkand. Afternoon free.

Day 14.Hudjand.

Drive to the border with Tajikistan "Oybek", cross the border and drive to Hudjand. Overnight in Hudjand.

Day 15. Hudjand. Tashkent.

Sightseeing in Hudjand. Drive to Tashkent crossing the border back to Uzbekistan.

Day 16. Bishkek.

Morning flight to Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). Sightseeing and overnight in Bishkek.

Day 17. Issyk-Kul Lake

Drive to Issyk-Kul Lake. Lunch in Tokmak on the way from Bishkek to Issyk-Kul Lake in a local private house. Overnight nearby Issyk-Kul Lake.

Day 18. Issyk-Kul Lake.

Time at the Issyk-Kul Lake. Sightseeing in Cholpon-Ata and a lake cruise by private boat.

Day 19. Almaty

Drive to Almaty (Kazakhstan).

Day 20. Almaty

Almaty. Sightseeing in the city.  Drive to Medeo mountain resort.

Day 21. Almaty

Departure from Almaty.

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