UNESCO Sites in Central Asia Tour is an extraordinary glimpse into the soul of ancient Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. Journey to each nation’s most acclaimed sites on this eye-opening tour that winds through sand-strewn Old Nisa and Ancient Merv, the rocky crags of Tamgaly Petroglyphs, the glistening imperial cities of Samarkand and historic Bukhara and beyond!
Central Asia offers curious travelers UNESCO World Heritage Sites at every turn. Kazakhstan’s revered Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum in Turkestan, Uzbekistan’s storybook Ichan Kala in Merv, Turkmenistan’s medieval capital Kunya Urgench and Tajikistan’s prehistoric Sarazm all display unrivaled cultural achievements that will leave you in awe.
In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel for a Tashkent city tour which includes:
Take an early morning flight from Ashgabat to Mary (370km, 40min). Upon arrival, drive to Merv (40 km, 40 min), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guided tour of Merv includes:
Have a leisurely breakfast before your private walking tour of the most impressive sights of Old Bukhara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site:
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out before your Samarkand tour to the following:
In the morning, a driver will take you to the Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan border (30 km, 40 min). After border formalities, meet your driver and guide on the Kazakhstan side and drive to Otrar to see:
In the morning, drive to Shymkent to catch a flight to Almaty (680km, 1hr 10min). After landing, a driver will take you to your hotel.
Your guide and driver will meet you to begin the Almaty city tour to the following: