silk road tour

Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan – Iran

DAY 1. Tashkend
Arrival to Tashkent. Settlement at the hotel, dinner and overnight.

DAY 2. Tashkent-Samarkand
Drive to Samarkand (350km – 4 hours). After arrival lunch. Check in to the hotel. Visit Ulughbek Observatory, Afrosiyab. Overnight at the hotel

DAY 3. Samarkand
The trip to the magnificent monuments of the Medieval Architecture: The Registan Square, the Gur-Emir mausoleum, the Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, the Bibi Khanum mosque Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 4. Samarkand – Shakhrizabs – Bukhara
Drive Bukhara via Shakhrisabz (320 km, 4hrs). Tour of Shakhrisabz: Visit Ak Saray Palace, Kuk Gumbaz, Gumbazi Saidon, Khazrati Imam mosque, Mausoleum of Jakhangir (Temurlan’s son). Lunch. Continue drive to Bukhara. Check-in to the hotel. Overnight.

DAY 5. Bukhara
Full day in Bukhara: visit Kalyan Minaret and Poi Kalyan Mosque, Miri Arab madrassah, Toki Zargaron Dome, Ulughbek and Abdullazizkhan madrassah, Toki Telpak Furushon Dome, Magoki Attory mosque, Toki Sarafon Dome, Lyabi Hauz complex. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 6. Bukhara
Full day in Bukhara: Ark fortress, Bolo House mosque, Ismail Samoni Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum and bazaar. Overnight.

DAY 7. Bukhara – Mary (Turkmenistan)
Drive to Farab border. Meeting at the border «Farap». Border formalities. Transfer to Turkmenabat (45 km). Lunch. Visiting the remains of Amul city (Medieval city on the Silk Road). Continue to Mary (260 km). Dinner. Check in the hotel. O/N

DAY 8. Mary – Merv – Mary
After breakfast the transfer to Merv (35 km, Ensemble of 5 cities: Erk Kala, Gyaur Kala, Sultan Kala, Abdullakhan Kala, Bayram Ali Khan Kala representing the traces of Achamenide & Parthian empire, Presence of Arabic period, Mausoleums of Seljuks, Desaster of Mongol conquest, History of Khorassan). Return in Mary. Lunch. Visiting the United Museum of History. Continue to the Mausoleum of Talkhatan Baba (XI century, the masterpiece of Seljuk architecture preserved by Mongols for its beauty, 40 km from Mary). Dinner. Transfer to the hotel. O/N

DAY 9. Mary – Ashgabat
Drive to Ashgabat (350 km, beginning from Tedzhen city the national road corresponds partly to the Silk Road of the past.). The visits on the route: The mausoleum of Abu Said (XI-XIV centuries, extra 90 km), Bastion of Nadir Shakh (Fortress for Persian troops with the ice houses preserved – XVIII century, extra 40 m). Lunch – lunch box in Nadir Shakh. Continue to Ashgabat. Upon arrival check in the hotel. Dinner in the city. Discover of the evening Ashgabat.

DAY 10. Ashgabat
Visiting the national Museum of History & Ethnography of Turkmenistan, The Turkmen Carpet Museum. The Parthian Royal residence – Old Nisa, III cent. B.C – III cent. A.D. Sight seeing tour in Ashgabat with visiting the Park of Independence, Monument of Neutrality, Ertogrul Gazi mosque.O/N

Day 11. Ashgabat-Mashad
Early morning transfer to Iran borders with Turkmenistan, drive to mashad, city tour of Mashad .O/N

DAY 12. Mashad
Full day city tour of Mashad visiting holy shrine of Imam Reza, Reza Museum, bazaar, Nader tomb.O/N

DAY 13.Mashad-Shiraz
Early morning flight to Shiraz via Tehran .city tour of Shiraz visiting Saadi & Hafez tombs, Karimkhani citadel, Bazaar.O/N

DAY 14. Shiraz
Early morning excursion to Persepolis to visit the glorious ruins of Achamenian palaces visit Naghshe Rostam back to Shiraz – O/N

DAY 15. Shiraz -Yazd
Early morning drive to Yazd. City tour of Yazd visiting old city of Yazd, Amir Chakhmaq Mosque.O/N

DAY 16. Yazd
F/D sightseeing of Yazd visiting tower of silence (Zoroastrian graves), Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Jameh Mosque, bazaar .O/N

DAY 17. Yazd-Naein-Isfahan
Early morning drive to Isfahan via Naien visiting Jameh Mosque in Naien drive to Isfahan – O/N

DAY 18. Isfahan
F/D city tour of Isfahan visiting Naqshe Jahan Square, Chehel Sotun Palace, Aliqapou palace, Imam and Sheikh lotfollah Mosques, bazaar. O/N

DAY 19. Isfahan
H/D city tour of Isfahan visiting Vank Church, Shaking Minarets, Zoroastrian Fire Temple .O/N

DAY 20. Isfahan-Kashan-Tehran
Early morning drive to Tehran via Kashan visit Fin Garden, Broujerdi House, drive to Tehran. O/N

DAY 21. Tehran
Transfer to air port – fly back to your country


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