The Silk Road

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4.5 Based on 25 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Ends Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Samarkand and Bukhara : two of the greatest cities on the Silk RoadAlmaty with its leafy streets and cafe cultureKyrgyzstan’s spectacular mountain sceneryIssyk Kul Lake
The "The Silk Road" tour starts from Tashkent and ends in Bishkek. The "The Silk Road" tour is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 15 days. You will travel through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan and visit Almaty, Karakol, Tashkent and 5 other destinations. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

For centuries great caravans of merchants made their way through deserts, across steppes and over mountains, creating trade routes between the great civilisations of the Mediterranean and China. Art and religion spread both East and West and grand cities with impressive architecture sprouted alongside nomadic tribes of eagle-hunters. Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo and uncover the natural and cultural treasures of Central Asia on this two week trip through Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan taking in some of the Silk Road’s best sites, from Bukhara and Samarkand to the Tien Shan Mountains.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 03 2019
4 - Very Good
A varied tour of beautiful buildings and scenery.
“A very busy, varied tour. Most of the hotels were of a good standard with one or two not so good. The Hotel Asia Mountains 1 has been mentioned in a review already - take ear plugs so that you drown out the trains.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 17 2019
5 - Excellent
A couple of tips
“Previous reviews have covered most things and are worth reading.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 06 2019
4 - Very Good
Marvellous Islamic architecture.
“The visits to Samarkand and Bukhara were the principal things I wanted to see apart from Khiva which I did on my own before the main trip. Exodus booked the flights for me and I booked the hotel in Khiva myself.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 23 2019
5 - Excellent
Rouna's Silk Road
“This is a truly spectacular once in a lifetime trip which I will never forget. I would never have been able to travel to such and so many places in the time available if it weren't for Exodus. The contrast between the three 'Stans' Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is infinitely fascinating. The hot deserts, magnificent Muslim architecture, Madrashahs, Mausoleums, Markets and magnanimous hearts of the people of Uzbekistan to the epic mountains, rivers, lakes, forests and awesome pride and grace of the people of Kyrgyzstan (especially the Eagle Hunters which is only one of many highlights on this trip).”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Tashkent
  • Day 2: Full day Tashkent
  • Day 3: AXF: Morning train to Samarkand, visit Registan Square and other sites of the city
  • Day 4: Continue our exploration of Samarkand; transfer to Bukhara.
  • Day 5: Explore Bukhara's many historical sites.
  • Day 6: Another day exploring Bukhara before catching the late afternoon train to Tashkent.
  • Day 7: Morning in Tashkent, overnight train to Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  • Day 8: Full day exploring Almaty.
  • Day 9: Day trip to Issyk and Turgen Gorge.
  • Day 10: Almaty to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan; afternoon visit Bishkek.
  • Day 11: Issyk Kul and Djety Oguyz Gorge where we overnight in a yurt camp.
  • Day 12: Explore the gorge on foot; drive to Karakol.
  • Day 13: Cholpon Ata on the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake, burial mounds and petroglyphs.
  • Day 14: Travel through the Boon Gorge, and visit the Burana Tower before returning to Bishkek.
  • Day 15: End Bishkek
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Accommodation in en suite standard hotels with one night in a yurt and one night on a sleeper train,All accommodation
Meals
  • 13 breakfasts and 3 dinners included,Tour leader throughout (2 separate leaders)13 breakfasts and 3 dinners
Transport
  • Travel by minibus and train
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Arrival and departure transfers (for group flights only)
Others
  • Fast paced itinerary
  • Experience local culture and nature
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Tashkent and from Bishkek 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 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 The Silk Road tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 18 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

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 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:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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