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To ancient Turkestan

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Tour itinerary: Uzbek-Kazakh border – Chimkent - settlement “Otrar” – Turkestan - Kazak-Uzbek border
Season: all the year round
Days: 2Nights: 1
Price: by request
Tour description:

Many years ago Turkestan was a capital of Kazakh Khanate. So we can explain a large number of monuments on its territory. All monument and places close related to Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, recognized Sufi thinker and poet.

Day 1
Uzbek-Kazakh border – Chimkent - settlement “Otrar” – Turkestan
Meeting on Uzbek-Kazakh border at check-point “Zhibek-Zholy” (ex. Chernyaevka)
Transfer to Shymkent city (290 km). Short stop for dinner.
Continue driving to Turkestan. En-route visit the museum site of ancient settlement “Otrar” in Shaulder village. Excursion to Arystan-Baba Mausoleum (XIX c), who was spiritual master of Khoja Ahmed Yassawi. Visit ruins of Otrar city (XI-XII c).
Arrival in Turkestan. Accommodation In “Yassy” hotel, overnight.
Day 2
Turkestan - Kazakh-Uzbek border

Breakfast in the hotel.

Start excursion with visiting Akhmed Yassawi maussoleum complex: gallery of stone statues, archeological museum, historical (cultural reserve) museum “Azaret-Sultan”, gates (Darvaza) (XIX c.), Esimkhan mausoleum (XVI c.), Rabia Sultan Begim mausoleum (XV c.), Akhmed Yassawi mausoleum (XII-XIV c.c.), “Zhuma” mosque (1878 year), underground mosque Khilovat (XII-XV c.c.), oriental baths (XV-XVI c.c.).

Transfer to Kazakh-Uzbek border ~ 285km - check-point “Zhibek-Zholy” (ex. Chernyaevka) 

End of the tour.





Yassy hotel



Prices are available by request. In the case of interest and further reservation, please contact us by
Tour Price includes:

- Double / twin accommodation with breakfasts;
- Entrance fees to the museums and tourist sites according to the program;
- Transportation service in Kazakhstan;
- Local guide service

Tour Price does not include:

- Air tickets for international flights;

- Transport service in Uzbekistan;
- Fees for the use of photo and video cameras at the monuments;
- Meals (lunches and dinners).  


Tour reviews:
"Tour to Kazakhstan, Turkestan from Uzbekistan"
Mr. Mumin, who is staff, was helpful. I didn't visit Otral but Architectural monuments of Turkestan. Anur Tour respond to my request flexibly. It was impressive experiense. Thank you, Anur Tour!
Author: Naoto Hori
Reviewed: 17 may 2015
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