Uzbekistan, Central Asia’s most-visited destination, and Turkmenistan, the least-visited post-Soviet nation, are oddly the most popular combination of dual-country destinations in the region. Both countries share a similar climate and an extensive border, making joint travel to them a sensible choice. At the same time, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan offer their visitors varied landscapes, distinct cultures and unique historical sites, ensuring a diverse variety of experiences from start to finish.
On the 11-Day Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan Tour you’ll traverse the boundless desert by train and car as you travel to historical Nissa, Kunya-Urgench and Merv, whose spellbinding remains invite exploration and discovery. Meanwhile Bukhara, Khiva and Samarkand offer dazzling medieval architecture, narrow Old City alleyways and Uzbek culture at its finest. Begin and end your trip in capital cities Ashgabat and Tashkent, whose lush parks, fine restaurants and clean, shady streets will refresh your body and soul.