The Silk Road

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4.5 Based on 8 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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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Samarkand and Bukhara : two of the greatest cities on the Silk Road
  • Almaty with its leafy streets and cafe culture
  • Kyrgyzstan’s spectacular mountain scenery
  • Issyk Kul Lake
The Silk Road trip starts from Tashkent and ends in Bishkek. The Silk Road trip is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 15 days. You will travel through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan and visit Karakol, Bukhara, Tashkent and 5 other destinations. This is a guided small group trip 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 [1] 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.[1] taxonomy/term/156
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
the silk road
5 - Excellent
“a simply amazing tour.”
silk ROAD trip
4 - Very Good
“A varied and inspiring (but arduous) journey through Central Asia, from the magnificent mosques and mausoleums of Uzbekistan, to the bleak but beautiful mountain and steppe landscape of Kyrgyzstan, this trip delivered what it promised.”
Simmering the soul on the silk road
4 - Very Good
“There's never a dull moment in this full-on, activity packed, classic road and rail journey. Squeezing three contrasting countries into just 15 days is something of a challenge and it requires stamina, energy, good humour and an open mind to get the most out of it. With just five in the group, this felt like a private trip and the intensity and space certainly benefitted an excellent itinerary. Uzbekistan has the monuments, China provides the counterpoint and nomadic Kyrgyzstan oozes impossibly beautiful mountain and lakeland vistas. Throw-in the Russian influences and the echoes of Ginghis Khan, Tamerlane, Alexander the Great and Marco Polo and you have an intriguing concoction.”
The Silk Road in September
5 - Excellent
“Overall a fantastic trip but not a relaxing one. Each country is different from the others and it feels like three holidays in one. Early starts and long journeys made for arduous travelling at times and the border crossing into China was a pain, but spectacular scenery and reasonably regular stops made it interesting and nearly every day had highlights to look forward to. The hotels were comfortable and the food was better and more varied that we were led to believe from reading previous reviews. I'd score it 9 out of 10 overall.”
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 , 13 breakfasts and 3 dinners
Transport
  • Travel by minibus and train
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival and departure transfers (for group flights only)
Others
  • Fast paced itinerary
  • Experience local culture and nature
  • Tour leader throughout (2 separate leaders)
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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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 14 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 June 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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