Von Usbekistan nach Turkmenistan
Overlandtour entlang der alten Seidenstraße
- Stöber nach Souvenirs auf den Basaren von Taschkent
- Entdecke die Romantik der Seidenstraße in Samarkand
- Verbringe eine unvergessliche Nacht in einer Jurte
- Erlebe den Charme vergangener Jahrhunderte in Bukhara
- Werfe einen Blick auf die antiken Mauern von Khiva
- Schlendere durch Ashgabat, der futuristischen Hauptstadt von Turkmenistan
- Termine & Preise
- Zentralasien Overlandtour gemäß Programm
- Transporte, Unterkünfte und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm
- Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
- Besuch des Gaskraters ("Tor zur Hölle") in Darvaza
- Geführte Stadttour durch Ashgabat, Chiwa, Buchara und Samarkand
Leistungen nicht enthalten
- Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
- Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
- Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
- Visum Turkmenistan
- Local Payment (vor Ort zahlbarer Teil des Reisepreises)
Das Wildcamping findet ohne sanitäre Einrichtungen statt. Für das Camping wird ein eigener Schlafsack benötigt.
Verpflegung1x Frühstück, 3x Mittagessen, 3x Abendessen
Mahlzeiten während des Campings inkludiert.Weitere Mahlzeiten sind nicht enthalten. Dies soll dir die größtmögliche Flexibilität bei der Wahl der Mahlzeiten und die Möglichkeit geben die einheimische Küche des bereisten Landes kennenzulernen. Bitte plane umgerechnet etwa EUR 440 (USD 500) für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten ein
1. Tag: Tashkent
There will be a pre-departure meeting at 10:00am - please look out for a note from your leader at the reception of the joining hotel upon arrival with more details about this important meeting. Your leader will need to carefully check your visas at this initial meeting. We will then have a free afternoon to explore the Uzbek capital of Tashkent.
Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Tashkent before the start of your trip with us - please contact us if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Tashkent.
In Tashkent we will stay in a comfortable hotel with good facilities.
Explore urbane Tashkent and experience a surreal cabaret dinner - Free
Visit the nightclubs and Imperial Russian-style cabaret restaurants of Tashkent - Free
Visit the religious centre of Tashkent at Hast Imam Square and see the Uthman Koran, believed to be the world's oldest extant copy of the Koran - USD 5
Whilst the historic cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva still retain much of the atmosphere of the ancient Khanates, Tashkent is very definitely a Soviet city, because old Tashkent was largely destroyed by a series of earthquakes and Soviet planners. Having said that, it is still a great place to visit - the city has a clean, modern feel and there is some unusal contemporary architecture here, which makes it an interesting contrast to many other places along the Silk Road.
Unterkunft: Hotel Uzbekistan
2. Tag: Tashkent - Samarkand
Today our journey begins with a drive to the fascinating ancient city of Samarkand, where we will stay for the next 3 nights.
In Samarkand we will stay in a good hotel on the outskirts of town.
A city brimming with history, Samarkand became famous in the 14th Century CE as the birthplace of the warlord Timur and the capital of his Sultanate. Thanks to its cemtral location along the Silk Road, the town originally grew propserous as a crossroads between East and West, creating a melting pot of different cultures and traditions whose influences are still very much apparent today.
Samarkand is perhaps the most romantic and evocative of the Silk Road cities, and is crowned by the decorative domes and minarets of the many beautiful buildings here. The must-sees include the iconic Registan Square (the central focus of the city and home to a group of impressively decorated madrassas), Guri Amir and the Shah-i-Zinda mausoleum.
Fahrzeit: ca. 6 Std.
3-4. Tag: Samarkand
Today we will have a guided tour of the incredible historic city of Samarkand and the surrounding area, including the Registan, Ulug Beg Observatory, BibiKhanym Mosque and Shah-I-Zinda.
On our second day, we will have a free day to further explore the beautiful city and its surroundings.
Explore the stunning green city of Shahrisabz, the centre of folk art in Uzbekistan and the birthplace of the medieval warlord Timur - USD 20
Wander through the markets and carpet vendors of Samarkand, and marvel at the intricate craftsmanship of the local carpet weavers - Free
Learn about the area's scientific heritage with a visit to the 15th-century Ulug Beg Observatory, once the finest observatory in the Islamic world
Visit the Guri-Amir Mausoleum, the final resting place of the Turko-Mongol conqueror Timur
Explore the stunning plaza of The Registan, a world-famous and iconic symbol of Central Asia
Discover the ruins of the Bibi-KhanymMosque, once one of the largest mosquesin the world and the jewel in Timur'sempire
See the beautiful and moving ancientmausoleum of Shah-I-Zinda
5. Tag: Samarkand - Nurata
Today we will drive into the Kyzylkhum Desert near the town of Nurata. In the afternoon we will have the opportunity to take a swim in Lake Ajdar Kul and head out on an optional camel ride into the desert!
In the Kyzylkhum Desert we will stay in a desert yurt camp.
Take a short camel ride around the sand dunes of the Kyzylkhum Desert - UZS5000
Spend the night in nomadic yurts out in the the Kyzylkum Desert
Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.
Verpflegung: 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen
6. Tag: Nurata - Bukhara
Today we will drive to the beautiful city of Bukhara, where will spend the next 3 nights. Our drive will take us via the desert town of Nurata, which we will have a brief stop. In Bukhara we will stay in a comfortable local hotel.
Bukhara is an atmospheric city with an incredible history and a wonderful heritage - exploring the streets, you really get the feeling that this is how Central Asia was before Soviet domination.
Bukhara was once a very powerful Khanate, controlling most of Turkmenistan and the surrounding area. Many of the buildings here are spectacular and very well-preserved, particularly the Ark Fortress, Ismail Samanid Mausoleum and the famous Kalyan Minaret (also known as the Death Tower). The government has invested a considerable amount of money into the city in order to preserve the architecture here.
Fahrzeit: ca. 6 Std.
7-8. Tag: Bukhara
Today we will have a guided tour of Bukhara and the surrounding area, including the Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Kalon Mosque, Zindon Prison and the Ark Fortress.
On our second day here, we will have a free day to further explore this incredible historic city and its surroundings.
See the Indian-style Char Minar Minarets, four towers nestled in a maze of alleyways in downtown Bukhara - Free
Visit the gruesome museum at the old prison of Zindon - UZS4500
Watch an entertaining evening puppet show, featuring many local Uzbek and Tajik poems and songs - USD5
Explore the city's oldest Islamic monument, the 10th-century mausoleum of Ismail Samanid, the founder of the Samanid Dynasty
Discover the ruins of the ancient 5th-century fortress of the Bukhara Ark
Explore the colossal Kalon Mosque and Minaret, which has survived without restoration for 850 years and impressed Genghis Khan so much that he ordered the building to be spared
Visit the magnificent 16th-century architectural ensemble surrounding the Lyab-i Hauz ponds, once the city's principal source of water
9-10. Tag: Khiva
Today we have a full day drive to the incredible historic town of Khiva.
On the next day, we have a guided tour of the ancient city of Khiva during the morning. In the afternoon we will have plenty of free time to further explore this wonderfully preserved Khanate town.
In Khiva we will stay in a comfortable hotel.
The small historic town of Khiva in Uzbekistan was once the capital of the Khwarezmid Empire, one of Central Asia's most powerful states in the 12th Century CE until they were invaded by Genghis Khan in 1220 CE. Khiva once again rose to prominence as the centre of the Khanate of Khia between 1500 CE and 1924, when the area was fully incorporated into the Soviet Union.
The city's long history is fascinating, and fortunately much of the magnificent architecture has been incredibly well preserved. The ancient walls that used to provide sanctuary for the travellers on the Silk Road are intact, as is the old town that the walls were built to protect. Many of the buildings are beautifully decorated in classic turquoise tiles. As well as exploring the streets of the old city, you should make sure you visit the Kukhna Ark and Juma Mosque, Pakhlovan Mahmus Mausoleum and Islam Hodja Madrassa.
See the beautiful turquoise Kalta Minor Minaret, one of the iconic symbols of Khiva
Visit the Mohammed Rakhim Khan Madrassa, a museum dedicated to the Khan that surrendered to the Russians in 1873
Explore the incredibly photogenic blue palace of Tash Khovli in Khiva
Learn all about the Khoezm culture and handicrafts at the Islam Hodja Madrassa, Khiva's newest monument
Explore the incredible Juma Mosque and the 12th century fortress of the Kukhna Ark
Visit the mausoleum of Pahlavon Mohammed, the legendary 14th-century poet, philosopher, wrestler, and patron saint of Khiva
Fahrzeit: ca. 10 Std.
11. Tag: Khiva - Kunye Urgench
This morning we will drive across the border into Turkmenistan, visit the markets in the border town of Dashoguz, and explore the Kunye Urgench ruins to wards the end of the day.
We will wild camp in the deserts near Kunye Urgench tonight.
About Kunye Urgench:
Kunye Urgench is one of Turkmenistan's most important historic sites, and was once a major city along the Silk Road. Situated on the shores of the Amu Daria River, the area has been settled since the 5th-Century BCE and came to prominence under the rule of the Persian Khwarezem Empire in the 11th Century CE. The city managed to flourish even after Genghis Khan's invasion of 1221, only being finally destroyed and abandoned after an attack by the warlord Timur in 1373. Timur did a very thorough job in demolishing the city, there are still plenty of old ruined buildings from the 11th-14th centuries dotted around, including a mosque, mausoleum and the towering 60-metre-high Kutlug-Timur minaret, the highest in Central Asia.
Overland into the green Oxus Valley to theancient ruined city of Kunye Urgench
Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.
Verpflegung: 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen
12. Tag: Kunye Urgench - Darvaza
Today we continue south through the Karakum Desert. We will have an included side trip to the amazing flaming Darvaza Gas Crater (also known as the 'Door to Hell'!).
We will wild camp in the deserts near Darvaza Crater tonight.
Darvaza is a tiny settlement in the Karakum Desert of Turkmenistan, which is the location of one of the world's more unusual highlights - the flaming Darvasa Gas Crater, sometimes dramatically called 'The Door to Hell'. The crater formed as a result of an industrial accident - Soviet oil prospectors started drilling in 1971 expecting to find oil, and when only gas was found underneath the ground collapsed to form the crater. Worried about the gas released into the air, they deliberately set the crater on fire to burn off the excess, expecting this to only last a few weeks - however the natural gas supply turned out to be much more plentiful, and it's been burning away ever since!
The crater is truly a breathtaking sight, especially at night - it's about the size of a football pitch and ablaze with fire, truly looking like the entrance to the underworld!
See the bizarre and incredible burning gas crater at Darvasa, popularly known as the 'Door to Hell'
Fahrzeit: ca. 7 Std.
Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen
13. Tag: Darvaza - Ashgabat
Today we will complete our drive to the interesting capital of Ashgabat, usually arriving mid-afternoon.
In Ashgabat we will stay in a decent quality local hotel.
Ashgabat is a unique modern city that has been extensively rebuilt since the country gained independence in 1991. Little is left of the original Russian Imperial city as most of it was destroyed in a massive earthquake in 1948, and today the city centre is a bizarre mix of futuristic and outrageous public buildings that are an extraordinary sight - these include many ornate marble buildings and extravagant golden statues of the president.
Ashgabat's Sunday Market is famous along the whole Silk Road - this wonderful market stretches for hundreds of acres into the desert. Carpets, camels, clothes, pigs, jewellery, goats, cars, chickens, hats and ex-Soviet military paraphernalia are readily available.
Fahrzeit: ca. 6 Std.
14. Tag: Ashgabat
Today we will have an included tour of the city of Ashgabat using local minibuses.
Learn about the history and culture of Turkmenistan at the huge National Museum in Ashgabat - USD10
Explore the unique and bizarre Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on a guided tour of the city
15. Tag: Ashgabat
Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in Ashgabat. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact us if you are interested in booking extra nights of accommodation.
Please note that due to strict Turkmenistan Laws, foreigners are not permitted to travel outside of Ashgabat without being accompanied by an official guide from a registered company. If you wish to explore Turkmenistan further any additional time must be booked through our registered supplier as a private tour and we must be notified at the time of booking as it is not possible to travel with 2 different company’s in the same visit. Any additional nights in Turkmenistan must also be booked at a registered hotel in Ashgabat.
Bitte beachte, dass die Tour ein Local Payment verlangt. Dieser Betrag ist vor Ort zu zahlen und Beitrag zur Gemeinschaftskasse, die von der Crew und der Gruppe zusammen verwaltet wird. Mit dem Geld werden Unterbringung, einige Mahlzeiten und einige der eingeschlossenen Aktivitäten bezahlt. Das Local Payment wird entweder am ersten Tag der Reise oder - wenn es sich um eine Kombination von Reisen handelt - phasenweise während der Tour eingesammelt. Dieser Betrag ist Bestandteil des Gesamtreisepreises und muss vor Ort in bar entrichtet werden.
Bei dieser Tour sind nicht nur Zuschauer, sondern aktives Mitglied der Gruppe. Alle Teilnehmer packen bei den täglich anfallenden Aufgaben mit an. Dazu gehören beispielsweise die Unterstützung bei der Zubereitung der Mahlzeiten, Einkaufen, Geschirrspülen oder Saubermachen. Jeder in der Gruppe beteiligt sich und man wechselt sich täglich mit den Aufgaben ab. Der Spaß steht dabei im Vordergrund!
Echtes Abenteuer für budgetbewusste Reisende, die Unabhängigkeit mit der Sicherheit einer Gruppe verbinden wollen oder ein Maximum an Flexibilität suchen. Du kannst alles erwarten, aber keine Extras, die du nicht in Anspruch nehmen wollst. Das bedeutet in der Regel einfache Unterkünfte, einige inkludierte Highlights und viel Freiraum für eigene Erkundungen. So hast du unterwegs die Möglichkeit, dir aus zahlreichen optionalen Aktivitäten je nach Interessen, Reisebudget und Schwierigkeitsgrad dein persönliches Programm zusammenstellen.
Diese Tour kann bei Nichterreichen der Mindestteilnehmerzahl 56 Tage vor Abreise abgesagt werden. Bitte beachten Sie dies bei Buchung der Flüge.