The Silk Road of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Walking tour
  • Active and outdoor
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 23 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Ends Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • The Silk Road Experience the contrasts of the dramatic mountains of Kyrgyzstan and the plains of Uzbekistan
  • Yurt stays Sample nomadic life both in on the shores of Song Kul Lake and the desert of Uzbekistan
  • Mountain scenery Stand on the shores of sublime alpine lakes surrounded by snowcapped peaks
  • Bokhara Admire Islamic architecture and browse bustling bazaars
The trip The Silk Road Of Kyrgyzstan And Uzbekistan starts from Bishkek and ends in Tashkent. This is an active and outdoor tour that takes 23 days taking you through Bishkek, Bokhara, Tashkent, Kochkor and 10 other destinations in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Journey through the remote landscapes of Central Asia along the ancient Silk Road, on this fascinating adventure into the heart of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Experience the wild mountain landscapes of Kyrgyzstan before crossing over the border onto the vast plains of Uzbekistan. Discover mountain villages, stay in traditional yurts as nomads do and mingle with locals in bazaars, as well as see some of the most striking Islamic architecture in the region.
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  • Dermot
  • On Jun 03 2020
“Uganda is a surprisingly interesting country, full of lovely friendly people. The scenery is often beautiful and the animals, especially the gorillas are brilliant. It was a privilege to visit and was one of our best holidays ever.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Linda
  • On Nov 03 2020
“Fantastic trip for me as it had all my favourite activities - wildlife and birdwatching, archaeology/history, and water-based activities eg. canoeing, boat and lagoon trips, swimming and particularly fantastic snorkelling. We were very unfortunate with the weather at Placencia so all boat trips were cancelled. Wilfred decided to leave Tikal earlier to see if we could get earlier ferry to Caye Caulker - we didn't manage this but still managed to organise a 2 -hour snorkelling trip on arrival, which was great, and partly made up for the lost trip at Placencia. I don't understand why you shortened the trip at Caye Caulker, because the snorkelling and other boating activities there are superb. I was very envious of the 3 people with the extra night there. I realise you changed it because of some criticism in the past - but nearly everyone on our trip went specifically to Belize, rather than any other Central American country because of the excellent snorkelling. It is also not that unusual to have a spell of adverse weather so you need more than 2 whole days on trip for possible trips. There are also lots of boat trip potential even if you are not interested in getting in the water.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Joy
  • On Jan 18 2020
“We loved the holiday and met some great people. The trip seemed expensive considering the low end accommodation (and the fact Slovakia is quite cheap) and we had to pay for skiing and most lunch / dinners ourselves.”
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Day 1 : In Bishkek; afternoon city sightseeing
  • Day 2 : Drive to Karakol via Burana Tower and Issyk Kul Lake
  • Day 3 : Explore Karakol; walk in Djety Oguz Gorge
  • Day 4 : Drive to Kochkor; visit waterfalls en route
  • Day 5 : Spend the night in a traditional yurt at Song Kul Lake
  • Day 6 : Morning at Song Kul; return to Kochkor
  • Day 7 : Scenic drive through the mountains to Suusamyr Valley
  • Day 8 : Walking in Chichkan Gorge; afternoon drive to Toktogul Reservoir
  • Day 9 : Mountain drive to Djalal-Abad.
  • Day 10 : Discover Arslanbob, walk through walnut woodland, visit waterfall
  • Day 11 : Drive to Osh; cross border into Uzbekistan and drive to Fergana City
  • Day 12 : Drive via ceramic workshop in Rishtan to Tashkent
  • Day 13 : In Tashkent, city tour; free afternoon
  • Day 14 : Fly to Urgench in western Uzbekistan and drive to the ancient city of Khiva
  • Day 15 : In Khiva, visit the Old Citadel; free afternoon
  • Day 16 : Scenic drive through vast plains to Bokhara
  • Day 17 : In Bokhara, discover blue-tiled domes and minarets; learn about the city's history
  • Day 18 : Free day to explore Bokhara's sights further
  • Day 19 : Drive to Yangikasgan desert camp for overnight in a yurt; optional camel ride
  • Day 20 : Drive to Samarkand; afternoon exploration of the city's monuments including Registan Square
  • Day 21 : In Samarkand, discover magnificent mosques and mausoleums; free afternoon to explore further
  • Day 22 : In Samarkand, free morning; afternoon high-speed train to Tashkent
  • Day 23 : Tour ends in Tashkent
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 22 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 7 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Tien-Shan Guesthouse (1 night)
  • Altamira Hotel (2 nights)
  • Kochkor Family Guesthouse (2 nights)
  • Song Kul Lake Yurt Camp (1 night)
  • Baytur Resort (1 night)
  • Kok-Bel Hotel (1 night)
  • Rosa Park hotel (2 nights)
  • Hotel Voyage (1 night)
  • Hotel Uzbekistan (3 nights)
  • Hotel Musa Tura (2 nights)
  • Hotel Caravan Plaza (3 nights)
  • Kyzyl-Kum Safari Yurt Camping (1 night)
  • Kamilla Boutique Hotel (2 nights)
Transport
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Flight
Guide
  • Explore Tour Leader(s)
  • Local Guide(s)
Others
  • 4WD
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Bishkek 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 The Silk Road of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan 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 The Silk Road of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan 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 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 July 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

The Silk Road of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan 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 The Silk Road of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan 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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