Departure Date: 11/05/2020
Begin your adventure in Tashkent before boarding the train to Samarkand the next morning. The following day embark on a tour of Registan, and after that, a day to explore Samarkand as you please. The next morning, journey through the spectacular Zerafshan Mountains to Shakhrisabz, the birthplace of Tamerlane, before continuing on to Bukhara. You are free to explore Bukhara the following day before departing for the ancient desert city of Khiva the next morning.
After a tour of Khiva, at noon the next day, you will be transferred to Urgench for your overnight train back to Tashkent.
The following morning, travel to the rarely visited oasis of Fergana Valley, a historically important staging-post of the Silk Road. Stop at ancient Kokand, the potters’ town of Rishton and the silk-weaving town of Margilan. Travel across the border to Osh, and visit the spiritual Suleiman Mountains as well as its colourful bazaar.
Continue on to Sary Tash around midday and drive through the Tien Shan Mountains to the Irkeshtam Pass and the legendary Silk Road market town of Kashgar with its magnificent yellow-tiled Id Kah Mosque the following day,. After exploring Kashgar, you will stay near one of the few remaining Silk Road caravanserais before going on to Tash Rabbat the following day.
After a night in the Tash Rabat Yurt Camp, you will be driven to Cholpon Ata where you will pass the snow-capped peaks of Tien Shan and Lake Issyk Kul, one of the world’s largest bodies of fresh water which, despite an altitude of 1,600 metres, never freezes. Next, Bishkek, where you explore the breathtaking Ala-Archa National Park and take a hike along the canyon before returning to Tashkent the following day.
Prices based on a group of a minimum of 8 adults, maximum 15, on a twin share accommodation basis for 23 days from 11th May 2020 to 2nd June 2020. *A minimum of 8 paying travellers is required on this tour to operate as an “exclusive” tour. Bookings less than the minimum stated will be transferred over to a regular Silk Road Adventure departing Tashkent on the same day with an additional night in Tashkent at the end of the tour.
Prices from AED 18,696.00 per person
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