Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan share much more than just a border. Both countries are virtually crime-free and safe for travelers, and in both locales travelers can experience unique features of Central Asian Muslims - religious tolerance, absence of strict formality in dress, and a hospitable, foreigner-friendly attitude. At the same time, tourists will likely be struck by the contrast in language, cuisine and infrastructure between these sister countries as they experience an eye-opening reality of the infinite depth and variety of Central Asian Turkic cultures.
Join us on the 12-Day Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan Tour to travel by plane, train, car and foot through boundless deserts outposts and the glories of well-preserved masterpieces in Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Roam the enduring bazaars of Ashgabat and Tashkent in search of tasty fruits and handcrafted souvenirs. Stand mesmerized by the forlorn remains of Merv and Kunya-Urgench and the fiery depths of Darvaza Gas Crater. Yet the greatest treasure to be discovered in these lands is the enduring, heartfelt hospitality of its citizens.
Optional Activities:Ride the cable cars in Beldersay Gorge to Kumbel Peak (3km). Note: the cable cars do not always function on weekdays and may have long lines on weekends.