Extension Tours to Neighboring Countries (from Uzbekistan)

Each country in Central Asia is diverse in its individual history, natural beauty and local culture. Many travelers who come to Uzbekistan also express a desire to see some of the surrounding territory so as to take full advantage of their time abroad. Our Extension Tours to Neighboring Countries (from Uzbekistan) are a popular Central Asia tour option with travelers who want to expand their Silk Road experience yet may be short on time or resources.

How it works: These tours are short, 2-3 day excursions that can easily be added to the beginning or end of your escorted tour of Uzbekistan, or included as a mini-tour experience in your independent travels. On an extension tour, you’ll be provided with transport to and from the Uzbekistan border, overnight accommodation and a driver and English-speaking guide for your entire time in the neighboring country.  Extension tours to neighboring countries are flexible and convenient, a budget-friendly option with a minimal time commitment that will expand your horizons and enhance your vacation. 

Darvaza Gas Crater Tour from Khiva/Nukus
from US$ 540
2 Days | Kunya-Urgench, Darvaza Gas Crater
Darvaza Gas Crater Tour: Private 2-Day Tour is an extraordinary camping experience at the Darvaza Gas Crater, a burning natural gas reserve in Turkmenistan’s Karakum Desert that attracts adventurous, curious tourists to the heat of its mysterious flames. This tour package is a great choice for anyone limited on time but wanting to extend their trip from the Nukus area and includes a private guide, transport to and from the Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan border and an informative afternoon amidst the ruins of Kunya-Urgench.
2-Day Turkestan and Otrar Tour (from Tashkent)
from US$ 390 | Single supplement US$ 30
2 Days | Otrar, Turkestan
Turkestan is the most revered pilgrimage site in Kazakhstan, with a medieval mausoleum equivalent in size to Samarkand’s Bib Khanum Mosque, while Otrar and Sayram are some of the oldest cities in Central Asia whose ruins will transport you back in time. The 2-Day Turkestan and Otrar Tour is a convenient and well-planned extension tour from Tashkent into some of South Kazakhstan’s most historically fascinating cities – Sayram, Otrar, Arslanbob and Turkestan.