Wonders of the Silk Road

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  • City sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • 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, Samarkand, Tashkent and 3 other destinations in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. 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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  • Jane
  • On Dec 31 2019
“Very Good”
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5 - Excellent
  • Elizabeth
  • On Apr 03 2020
“A very memorable experience, it was the first time I had done a trip of this type and I thoroughly enjoyed it. ”
Ann's review for another Explore tour
4 - Very Good
  • Ann
  • On Nov 03 2020
“All in all a very good value for money trip, we saw lots of an interesting country and met with quite a few local people.We particularly liked the 2 meals we had in private houses. The food was excellent and the hosts extremely friendly. These were excellent choices. Also the night spent at the Erg Chebbi desert camp as part of the trip was an added bonus, as were the star lit sky and wonderful sunset and sunrise. The desert camel ride also an experience. I must say our group all got on well together and we have had contact since arriving home.An excellent trip.”
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • 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
Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts
Accommodation
  • Grand Turkmen Hotel (2 nights)
  • Hotel Mary (2 nights)
  • Hotel Caravan Plaza (3 nights)
  • Hotel Musa Tura (1 night)
  • Overnight Train from Urgench to Samarkand (1 night)
  • Kamilla Boutique Hotel (2 nights)
  • Hotel Uzbekistan (1 night)
Transport
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Train
Guide
  • Explore Tour Leader(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

For any tour departures within 10 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 June 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

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:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • 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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