As both Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are two desert countries, Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan Combined Tour provides a unique taste and experience on Uzbekistan Tour Packages. When Uzbekistan represents Kyzylkum Desert, Turkmenistan represents Karakum Desert. In Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan Tours, one can see the monuments of both countries describing the legendary story and history of these two Central Asia countries which were divided by the largest river of Central Asia Amudarya River.
During Uzbekistan And Turkmenistan Historic Tour, one can watch the historical sites like madrasahs, mausoleums, minarets, and other monuments with great ancient architecture as both countries display history of Central Asia.
On Uzbekistan Tours, below are the some major cities with different sites everyone are interested to visit during Turkmenistan And Uzbekistan Highlights Tour.
Uzbekistan is the home of ancient historical monuments with great value in the entire Central Asia. Located centrally along the Silk Road route, the imperial cities of Uzbekistan long served as the commercial base for traders of various regions. These cities now are major sightseeing destination for millions of tourists during Uzbekistan Tours. The Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan Tour covers these cities.
As one of the oldest cities in Central Asia and located on the Great Silk Road, Tashkent was an important commercial hub for traders dating back to 8th Century. The top sites in Tashkent you can visit in Uzbekistan Tour Packages are
Old City Tashkent
Tashkent Polytechnical Museum
Samarkand city is famous as, “Crossroad of Cultures” due to its ideal location along the Silk Route that facilitates transcontinental trade and relations. In Uzbekistan Tours Packages, main sightseeing spots are:
Ulugh Beg Observatory
Known as a preserved medieval city in Central Asia, Bukhara city is 2,000 years old. From the ancient times, it was an important economic, cultural trading centre for different dynasties and empires. Numerous tombs, madrasahs, mausoleums can be found in this city. The main sightseeing spots are
Old Part of Bukhara
Having a centuries old history, Khiva is known for “open air museum”, Khiva has many madrasahs, mosques, minarets and palaces. The main sights on Uzbekistan Tours are:
Kalta Minor Minaret
Islam Khoja Complex.
Urgench is divided in between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Modern Urgench is located in the territory of Uzbekistan close to the Uzbek-Turkmen border. The top sights one should visit are
Urgench Youth Lake Complex
Al Beruniy Memorial complex
Walking tour in Samarkand:
Known as the largest cities in case of both area and population, Ashgabat is the capital city of Turkmenistan. Though the city completely destroyed in an earthquake in 1948, it has been constantly renovated since then. The main sights to visit in Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan Tours are:
Old and New Nisa
National Museum of History
Monument of Neutrality
Known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kunya was the capital of Khorezm region Situated in the north-western part of Turkmenistan. The monuments have distinctive Islamic architectural methods and decors applied to them. The top sites to visit in Uzbekistan Tours are:
Mausoleums of TurabekKhanum
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Gate of the Caravanserai
Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum
There is nothing as per law in Uzbek that a woman must wear, so you can bring your clothes that you love to wear. However, the country has its own culture and we believe you won’t like to offend it. So, we recommend packing some light shirts, t-shirts, jeans and long-sleeved dresses covering knees. You need to wear a scarf or something that covers your head while entering a mosque. You can pack some swim-dress to wear near your pool at your hotel.
Well, it’s really up to you. Bring as much as you want to spend in Uzbekistan. The country is not much expensive but most for paying most of the things you will need cash. Cards are not much accepted here. You can exchange your money at the airport or in any hotel or banks of Uzbekistan (both in private & govt. bank). Keep in mind that you need to pay tips in restaurants and to porters (not mandatory, but expected as it’s almost a custom to tip).
No, drinking tap water isn’t considered safe in Uzbekistan. We highly recommend using bottled water while you are in Uzbekistan. Also, make sure to eat clean and well-cooked food. If you are visiting Uzbek inn hot time make sure to keep big water bottles as you will feel thirsty due to the hot climate especially in the day time.
Well, the answer is No. Uzbekistan is not only a magical country with a rich history and spectacular natural beauty but also a very friendly country to visit. If you are afraid of if it is safe, then let us tell you even the country is safe for solo woman travelers. Uzbek people are warm and friendly. They will easily welcome you as their guest. Choose a reliable tour operator and explore the best of the country without any fear.
Of course, you can avail alcohol in Uzbekistan. It is kind of part of their life. Alcohol is taken by many Uzbek people especially, the Russians. Soviet people introduced Vodka and other alcoholic drinks that are now a part of their life. However, some very strict Muslims don’t prefer drinking. However, it is allowed and legal in the country.
Uzbekistan is famous for its ancient cities like Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Termez, and Tashkent that are explained in many historical stories. These places have some stunning old Islamic architecture buildings that make it famous. As well, the natural beauty, mountains, and rich history of the country usually fascinate its travelers.
Uzbek people eat many types of food in their daily life. The dishes of Uzbekistan are delicious. Mostly they eat and drink soups, meat dishes, floury dishes, bread, milk, and oriental sweets. They share their culinary style mostly with Turkic people. Mostly they have a whole meal in one pot. You can try some local cuisine during your visit to Uzbekistan like; Plov, Shashlik, Lagman Soup, Shurpa, Dimlama, Chuchvara, Samsa, and more.
While visiting to Uzbek you are recommended to have the following vaccination-
The country is best to visit at any time except the summer season (July & August). During these 2 months, the country is at its highest temperature that goes up to 40-degree Celsius. However, spring and autumn are a great time to visit Uzbek i.e. from April to May and September to early November. During this period the country remains dry with a clear sky and cool temp.
The tropical climate of the country is great for malaria mosquitoes; hence once malaria was the worst health threat in Uzbekistan. To protect people from falling ill in malaria the govt. of Uzbek has taken various steps and in 2010 the country became malaria-free. Now it has won the WHO certificate as a malaria-free country. Hence, you can stay stress-free about malaria.
In July 2018, Uzbekistan started an E-visa facility and there are 76 nationalists can apply for a visa online. You can go to the official E-visa site, and apply for your e-visa by filling a form online. The total cost is 20USD. It takes 2 to 3 working days for processing your visa and then you can get a confirmation in your mail. The payment you can do only in the working hours. If you are not from a country where you can go for e-visa, then you can go with the traditional way. You can book it from the embassy.
There are 21 countries that enjoy visa free entry to Uzbekistan. Here is the cost for Uzbekistan-
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa- US$60 to US$100 for most nationalities
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa - $160 for US nationalities
Additional entry cost- $10Per entry