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Central Silk Route

 

Summary:

If there are two, must see Central Asian countries on the Silk Route, they are Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan; two very different destinations with a mutual history stretching from antiquity to the days of the Soviet Union.

Uzbekistan is the mor...

Duration
30 Days
Countries
3
Next Departure
28-Jun-2021
Starting at
USD 4,715.00
Price per day
USD 157.00

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Operator
Dragoman
Tour
Central Silk Route
Travel Quality
Budget Travel
Group Size
0 - 26
Age Group
18 - 99 Years


Summary

If there are two, must see Central Asian countries on the Silk Route, they are Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan; two very different destinations with a mutual history stretching from antiquity to the days of the Soviet Union.

Uzbekistan is the more visited of the two, because of its fabulous culture and Islamic architectural splendour. The cities of Khiva, Bukhara and fabled Samarkand are really unrivalled. Each has its own unique flavour, history and monuments. The sheer grandeur and colour of Samarkand make it peerless, whereas the quiet beauty of Bukhara and the tranquillity of Khiva make both unmissable.

Kyrgyzstan is about the vast mountains, valleys and lakes of the Tian Shan Mountains and the nomadic horsemen that live there, who become our hosts and guides. It's a wonderful place for hiking and riding. Add in the deserts of Turkmenistan and the bizarre Darvaza Crater and you have an epic journey.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Bishkek
Day 2.
Chong Kemin Valley
Day 3.
Chong Kemin Valley
Day 4.
Karakol
Day 5.
Jeti-Oguz Valley
Day 6.
Jeti-Oguz Valley
Day 7.
Kochkor
Day 8.
Son-Kol Lake
Day 9.
Son-Kol Lake
Day 10.
Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
Day 11.
Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
Day 12.
Arslanbob
Day 13.
Arslanbob
Day 14.
Fergana Valley
Day 15.
Tashkent
Day 16.
Tashkent
Day 17.
Samarkand
Day 18.
Samarkand
Day 19.
Samarkand
Day 20.
Kyzylkhum Desert
Day 21.
Bukhara
Day 22.
Bukhara
Day 23.
Bukhara
Day 24.
Khiva
Day 25.
Khiva
Day 26.
Kunye Urgench
Day 27.
Darvaza
Day 28.
Ashgabat
Day 29.
Ashgabat
Day 30.
Ashgabat

Visited Countries (3): Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Visited cities (6): Ashgabat, Bishkek, Bucchara, Khiva, Samarkand, Tashkent

 

Details

An easy relaxed pace with plenty of hotels, yurt home stays and beautiful wild camps. Off the beaten track travel, day hikes and horse riding mixed with city and cultural tours to make this a well balanced and fascinating journey.

Remarks

Highlights

  • Overland through Uzbekistan's Fergana Valley in local transport
  • See the silk-weavers of the Fergana Valley
  • Stay in traditional felt yurts at the incredible Song Köl Lake
  • Experience the daily life of the Kyrgyz mountain shepherds
  • See a demonstration from a traditional eagle hunter near Kochkor
  • Learn how Kyrgyz carpets and hats are typically made
  • Trek into the wilds of the Jeti-Oghuz Gorge
  • Walk around the incredible scenery of the Chong Kemin valley
  • Relax in the picturesque city of Bishkek
  • Explore the unique Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on a guided tour
  • Wild camp near the 'Door to Hell' Darvaza Crater
  • Overland in to the Karakum desert
  • Explore the ruined city of Kunye Urgench
  • Guided tour of the ancient and beautiful city of Khiva
  • 3 nights in Bukhara with guided tour of the many unique sites
  • Overnight in the Kyzylkum Desert staying in yurts
  • Guided tour of the historic city of Samarkand and surrounding area

Included in Price

  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
  • Breakfasts x 52, Lunches x 18, Dinners x 24
  • Comfortable Hotel 10 nightsWild Camp 7 nightsBasic Hotel 5 nightsHomestay 2 nightsYurt Camp 3 nightsCamping without facilities 2 nights

Important!

  • Depending on the trip, activities may include treks of 3-4 hours at altitude or across hilly terrain, multi-day treks at sea level, horseback riding, canoeing and other adventurous activities. A moderate level of fitness is required.
  • This is a fairly challenging trip; you may well be travelling at high altitudes, across deserts or through cold and windy or hot and steamy areas. The terrain and roads may be rough and the facilities can be very basic or non existent. There may be some long drive days followed by wild camps, and physically and mentally it can be tough, but there will be some rest days and time to relax as well.

Travel Package

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Tour Bishkek Ashgabat

This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

 

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