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 Small group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • Ends Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date prior to 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour You can select a new tour run by the same operator up to 30 days before departure.
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
  • Tashkent Mingle with the locals at Chorsu market in the vibrant Uzbek capital
Start in Ashgabat and end 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 Samarkand, Khiva, Bokhara and 3 other destinations in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. "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
5 - Excellent
Based on 295 reviews
  • Gavin
  • On Dec 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Gavin's review for another Explore tour
“Excellent holiday which exceeded my high expectations.”
  • Mark
  • On Nov 11 2020
5 - Excellent
Mark's review for another Explore tour
“A thoroughly enjoyable trip even though none of the group had originally planned to be in the Lakes. The group itself was excellent as a whole and when split in the smaller 'covid' groups - lots of fun, experience, laughter and shared experiences. A real treat, well done Explore for thinking on your feet and creating this trip when we couldn't go to where we'd all planned.”
  • Andrew
  • On Apr 01 2020
5 - Excellent
Andrew's review for another Explore tour
“A thoroughly enjoyable holiday with two very different experiences. No hesitation in recommending this 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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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
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 27 March 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 March 2022, 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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