Discover Cental Asia and Iran 16 DAYS/15 NIGHTS

Central Asia is the core region of the Asian continent and stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north. It is also sometimes referred to as Middle Asia, and, colloquially, «the ‘stans» (as the six countries generally considered to be within the region all have names ending with the Persian suffix «- stan», meaning «land of») and is within the scope of the wider Eurasian continent. 1dayistanbul

06:15 Arrive to Tashkent’s airport by ТК368 from Istanbul, meet and greet service, transfer to the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel and rest.

12:00 City tour in Tashkent: Old part of the city: the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, visiting the religious complex Khasti Imam: consisting of Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum (XV centure), Barak Khan Madrassah (XVI centure), Muy-Mubarak Mosque – storehouse of the well-known Koran of Khalif Osman and gold hair of prophet Muhammad; Dzhuma-mosque of Khodja Akhrar Vali, Kukeldash Madrassah (XVI), Abdulkasim Madrassah (XIX)

Overnight at the hotel 2day tashkent

Breakfast at the hotel.

08:10 Departure to Samarkand by Aforsiab high speed train.

10:10 Arrival to Samarkand

11:00 City tour in Samarkand: Mausoleum Guri Emir — Tamerlane’s Tomb (14-15th c.) Registan square — Medreseh Ulughbek (15th c.), Medreseh Shir-Dor (17th c.), Medreseh Tilla-Kori (17th c.).Ulughbek Observatory (15th c.) Bibi-Khonum Mosque, Architectural complex Shakhi-Zindeh (11-15th c.) The Ulugh Beg Observatory — built in the 1420s by the Timurid astronomer Ulugh Beg, it is considered by scholars to have been one of the finest observatories in the Islamic world

Overnight at the hotel

3daysamarkand Breakfast at the hotel

09:00 Drive to Bukhara via Shakhrisabz city

11:00 City tour: ruins of Ak-Saray Palace (14-15th c.), Dor-ut Saodat complex (Khazratiy Imam Mosque (14th c.), Jahongir mausoleum (14th c.), Dor-ut Tillavat complex: Gumbazi-Seiidan, Kok Gumbaz Mosque (15th c.)

13:00 Lunch at the guest house

14:00 Continue to Bukhara 4 hours

18:00 Arrival to Bukhara

19:00 Dinner at the local restaurant

Overnight at the hotel 4daybukhara Breakfast at the hotel 09:00 City tour in Bukhara: Ismael Samani Mausoleum (the tomb of representatives of Samanids’ dinasty at the end of IX — beginning of X), Chashma Ayub Mausoleum (Spring of Job — XIV), Bolo-Hauz Mosque (beginning of XX).

Citadel Ark (IV) – city in a city, Poi Kalon Ensemble (Pedestal of the Great), religious heart of Sacred Bukhara, consists of Minaret Kalon (XII), Kalyan Mosque (XII), Miri Arab Madrassah (XVI),  Ulugbek’s Madrassah (1417), Madrassah Nodir Divanbeghi, Abdul Aziz Khan Madrassah, Magoki-Attori Mosque (dated XII-XVI centuries), Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble (dated XIV-XVII centuries), Kosh-Madrassah Ensemble (consisting of two resisting Madari-Abdullakhan Madrassah (Abdullakhan’s mother) and Abdullakhan Madrassah. Chor-Minor (four minarets) Visit Bukhara Dome Bazaars (dated 15-16 centuries): Toki Saraffon (the Dome of Moneychangers), Toki-Telpak Furushon (the Dome of Cap makers), Toki Zargaron (the Dome of jewelers) and Tim Abdullakhan (the Center of silk)

19:00 Dinner at the guest house Doston

Overnight at the hotel 5daybukhara

Breakfast at the hotel

Road trip to Khiva via desert Kyzyl-Kum along Caravan road (10 hrs)

Arrival Khiva Hotel accommodation

Dinner at the local restaurant

Overnight at the hotel 6daykhiva

Breakfast at the hotel

City tour around Ichan-Kala architectural complex (12-19th c.), the Residence of the last Khan including Ismail Khodja Mausoleum, Mohammed Amin Khan madrassah, Kunya-Ark Castle (16-17th c.), Kalta Minor tower, Tash-Hovli Palace (19th c.), Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum (14-18th cc.), Juma Mosque (10th c.)

19:00 Dinner at the guest house

Overnight at the hotel 7daykhiva

Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer to the Uzbek-Turkmen border

Depart for Turkmen border point and arrival in Dashoguz

After the border formalities proceed to excursion on Kunya Urgench

Return to Dashoguz

Transfer to airport to take evening flight to Ashgabat

Overnight in Ashgabat 8dayashgabat

Breakfast at the hotel City tour, with visits of Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, Independence Park, Neutrality Arch, National Museum, Nissa (UNESCO) and Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum

Overnight in Ashgabat 9dayashgabat

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning drive to Mary via Anau Mosque ruins and Abiverd Silk Road town remain Upon arrival in Mary excursion to Ancient Merv (UNESCO)

Return to Mary

Overnight at hotel 10daymary

After early breakfast drive to Gonur Depe Bronze Age excavations

Upon return to Mary in the afternoon visit the History museum of Merv region

Overnight at hotel 11daymary

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning direct transfer to BP Serags

Arrival before lunch breaks at post

Arrive in Iran and Sarakhs border then drive to Mashhad and transfer to hotel, in the afternoon visiting Razavi museum, Imam Reza holy shrine, overnight in Mashhad 12daymashhad

After breakfast visiting Ferdowsi tomb in Tous

Then visiting Haroniyeh mausoleum, Nader shah tomb and museum, Gohar shad mosque, Shah Mosque (72-martyrs mosque)

Overnight in Mashhad 13mashhadgorgan

After breakfast, drive to Gorgan on the way visiting Naderi Kalat in Quchan and then Mofakham house in   Bojnourd, continue to Gonbad-e Qabous city, and visiting Qabous dome, and then arrive to Gorgan and Naharkhoran.

Overnight in Naharkhoran. 14daytehran

After breakfast, drive to Tehran via Behshahr, and continue to Sari for visiting Badabsort, then arrive to Firoozkouh, and continue to Tehran, overnight in Tehran. 15daytehran

Breakfast at hotel, visiting Golestan Palace, National museum and Jewel and Carpet museums, dinner & overnight in Tehran. 16daytehran

Early in the morning transfer to IKA for flight to Istanbul by Turkish airlines, end of Vala Parsian tour services. Tour price

PersonsPrice аor 2017 by request

included

  • Accommodation in chosen hotels (twin / dbl shared) 7 nights
  • Meals: breakfast at the hotels
  • Services for private A/C transport with driver per program with air-conditioner:
  • 1-2 pax sedan up to 4 seats
  • 3-8 pax minivan up to 10 seats
  • Escort English — speaking guide from arrival till departure (separate for each country)
  • Entrance fees to sites listed
  • All airport transfers
  • Mineral waiter 1 L per day / per person
  • Visa support (if required)

hotels list Tashkent: Shodlik palace or Similar 3+ Samarkand: City Samarkand or Similar 3 + Bukhara: Asia Bukhara or Similar 3 + Khiva: Malika Khiva or Similar 3 + not included

  • International air tickets
  • Meals (Lunches and Dinners)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa consular fees
  • Porterage
  • Photo and video charges
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary

important If a place of visit is closed to visitors it will be replaces with an alternative. During major events, accommodation may be changed and replaced with a similar category Sequence of itinerary and hotels given is subject to changes without prior notice. Hotel usage is subject to availability. No reservations are made before confirmation received from client Domestic flights are subject to change in timing and availability. If mentioned flight is not available, it will be changed to convenient one depending on tour program If mentioned hotels are not available, we will substitute them with other hotel of same class. turkmenistan part Visa support (invitation letter, registration, travel pass) Road transport as per program per city car (or 4×4 if via Darwaza) Accommodation in shared double/twin hotel rooms English-speaking guide services for the full duration of the program (escort guide from 4 pax and more) Entrance fees to all sites and activities mentioned in the program Bottled drinking water en route Porter services en route additionalpaid Domestic airline tickets (Dashoguz-Ashgabat) 65 USD per person (obligatory) Half board fixed menu lunches in local cafes/restaurants (excluding soft/alcoholic drinks) 16 USD per person per meal (optional) Half board fixed menu dinners in local cafes/restaurants (excluding soft/alcoholic drinks) 18 USD per person per meal (optional) not included Turkmenistan 10-day visa 55+2 USD per person, when obtained at land border post  (subject to change) Turkmenistan migration tax 10+2 USD per person, to be paid at land border post  (subject to change) Tipping local guide and/or drivers Personal items, souvenirs Excess luggage charges Any other service/expense not included in the section “Included” hotels list Ashgabat: Grand Turkmen 4* Mary: Mary 4* Please bring only cash USD for your local expenses in Turkmenistan, no EURO and no credit cards iranpart

  • Visa support from Tehran and doing all related formalities to have your visa issued
  • All 5 night’s accommodations in the following mentioned 3* and 4* hotels list based on B/B with buffet breakfasts in hotel restaurant
  • Professional English speaking driving guide with his own Peugeot or Samand or L90 car or English speaking tour guide for whole of the trip
  • All excursions and transfers by Toyota Haice high roof van car with driver (for 1-2 pax sedan car with guide-driver).
  • All entrance fees according to the program.
  • All portages in airports and hotels

hotels list   Mashhad: Sinoor hotel 4* or a similar hotel – for 2 nights Naharkhoran: Jahangardi Mehmansarai 3* or a similar hotel – for 1 night Tehran: Mashhad hotel 3* or Marlik hotel 3* or a similar hotel – for 2 nights excluded

  • Consolar fees ( The money that you should pay in Iran embassy or consolate to be issuedyour visa)
  • Tips to local guide and driver and his assitance
  • All international and domestic flight tickets
  • All lunches and dinners

Supplement for 5 dinners = 90 USD per person Note: Nearly jewelry Museum in Tehran is only open from Saturday to Tuesday from 14:00 to 16:30, and all central traditional local bazaars in each city are closed on Fridays.