Wonders of the Silk Road

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  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • Ends Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Ashgabat Explore Turkmenistan's remarkable capital city, a rich mix of ancient and modern
  • Khiva Discover the historic heart of one of the great Silk Road cities
  • Bokhara Guided visits to the Abdul Khan Madrasah and the Emir's Palace
  • Samarkand Marvel at Tamerlane's magnificent city, including Registan Square and the ShahiZinda
Starting in Ashgabat and ending in Tashkent, the trip Wonders Of The Silk Road is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 13 days. You will be touring through Khiva, Tashkent, Bokhara and 3 other destinations in Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Wonders Of The Silk Road is a small group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

Discover the rich culture and tumultuous history of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan on this exploration through ancient trading cities and along the fabled Silk Road. Ashgabat - Explore Turkmenistan's remarkable capital city, a rich mix of ancient and modern Khiva - Walk through the 'open air museum', the historic heart of one of the great Silk Road cities Samarkand - Discover the beautiful, intricately mosaicked mosques and madrassahs of Tamerlane's city
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT EXPLORE
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Based on 176 reviews
Suro's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Suro
  • On Jan 07 2020
“Tour Leader Myo Thura handled the group and all individual requests diligently and made our trip smooth and enjoyable. He faced challenging circumstances with an individual in the group and handled the situation diplomatically and courteously.”
Margaret's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Margaret
  • On Dec 13 2019
“patagonia is a beatuiful country and carolina was just the best guide you could wish for. lots of travelling but worth it for the experiences.”
June's review for another Explore tour
4 - Very Good
  • June
  • On Dec 10 2019
“Very Good”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Trip starts in Ashgabat. Free morning and afternoon city tour
  • Day 2 : In Ashgabat, visit Sunday market and Nissa Fortress; free afternoon
  • Day 3 : Drive to Mary stopping at Kaka Oasis
  • Day 4 : From Mary, explore the ancient site of Merv; afternoon visit to Mary Historical Museum
  • Day 5 : Drive across the border to Bokhara (Uzbekistan); afternoon orientation walk
  • Day 6 : In Bokhara, discover the Ark Citadel, Emir's Palace and Char Minar Mosque
  • Day 7 : Free day in Bokhara for further exploration
  • Day 8 : Drive through the Kyzylkum desert to Khiva
  • Day 9 : In Khiva, orientation tour of the Old City; drive to Urgench to take sleeper train to Samarkand
  • Day 10 : In Samarkand, discover Registan Square, Gur Emir Mausoleum and Bibi-Khanym Mosque
  • Day 11 : In Samarakand, visit Ulug-Beg Observatory and the Shah-i-Zinda; free afternoon
  • Day 12 : Drive to Tashkent, explore the city and ride the Tashkent Metro
  • Day 13 : Tour ends in Tashkent
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 9 nights comfortable hotel
  • 1 night simple overnight train
  • 2 nights simple hotel
Meals
  • 12 Breakfast
Transport
  • Bus, Train
Guide
  • Explore Tour Leader(s), Driver(s)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Ashgabat 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 Wonders of the Silk Road tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Wonders of the Silk Road tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 284 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 22 January 2021 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Wonders 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.

Visa

For this Wonders 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
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