Highlights of the Silk Road

  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Ends Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • +13
The trip Highlights Of The Silk Road starts from Almaty and ends in Tashkent. This is an explorer tour that takes 21 days. You will travel through Khujand, Ashgabat, Khiva and 12 other destinations visiting Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and 3 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The trip includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover the highlights of the five “Stans” of Central Asia all in three weeks. This journey will take you through mountain passes set against breathtaking views, ancient bazaars and wonderous cities, all following the tracks of the explorers of old.
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Susan's review for another Sundowners Overland tour
5 - Excellent
  • Susan
  • From Australia
  • On Nov 08 2019
“Central Asia is one of the best adventure places that I have travelled and Sundowners offered an amazing tour. I would certainly recommend this tour to travellers looking to do any overland journey.”
Pieta's review for another Sundowners Overland tour
5 - Excellent
  • Pieta
  • From New Zealand
  • On Dec 01 2019
“This journey ticked so many boxes on my Bucket List and I loved every minute. So many contrasts a real highlight of my travel experiences. Excellently guided with fabulous behind the scenes support. Thank you Sundowners Overland!”
Jenny's review for another Sundowners Overland tour
5 - Excellent
  • Jenny
  • From Australia
  • On Nov 14 2019
“Just back from the Five Golden Stans trip. Great group of travellers and Anya was a fantastic guide. The trip was exciting, challenging, invigorating, educational and culturally different. Would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about a part of the world which is unknown to Westerners. Be prepared to experience wonderful culture, great food and the friendliest and most hospitable people. Previously, The Persian Caravan was my favorite journey, but the Five Golden Stans may just beat it! Well done Sundowners!”
  • Day 1: Almaty
  • Day 2: Almaty
  • Day 3: To Bishkek
  • Day 4: Bishkek to Chon Kemin
  • Day 5: To Lake Issyk Kul
  • Days 6: Return to Bishkek
  • Day 7: Bishkek and fly to Tashkent
  • Day 8: To Khujand
  • Days 9: Dushanbe via Istaravshan
  • Day 10: Dushanbe
  • Day 11: Iskanderkul Lake and Penjikent
  • Days 12: To Samarkand
  • Day 13: Samarkand
  • Day 14: To Bukhara
  • Day 15: Bukhara
  • Day 16: Mary - Welcome to Turkmenistan
  • Day 17: Fly to Ashgabat
  • Day 18: To Darvaza Crater
  • Day 19: To Khiva via Shavat Border
  • Day 20: Khiva
  • Day 21: Fly to Tashkent
  • 19 hotel / guesthouse (twin share) 1 tent Optional single supplement available for hotel stays on this journey – prices available on request.
  • 20 breakfasts 2 lunches 2 dinners
  • All transfers once on tour (excludes airport).
  • An experienced Tour Leader accompanies the whole journey to keep your adventure on track. Local Guides are native to each destination and as certified professionals will share their immense knowledge with you. 24/7 support is available in the office and on the ground.
  • And enjoy plenty of free time to explore independently.
  • Any international flights to Almaty and from Tashkent are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Highlights of the Silk Road tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of the Silk Road tour. You can cancel the tour up to 80 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 79 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 19 February 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 February 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 79 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Highlights of the Silk Road tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Highlights of the Silk Road tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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