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Silk Road Tours

Silk Road Tours offer tailor made holidays through Central Asia, The Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa

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Prices and Availability

Available from June to September

Price per person from £1730 based on two sharing

Price Includes

  • Private English speaking guide
  • Separate driver with vehicle
  • All entrance fees
  • 7 nights medium locally graded accommodation
  • 3 nights homestays
  • Overnight train Turkistan to Almaty
  • Full Board basis

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Visas (both obtained before travel)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses (drinks, tips etc)

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Silk Road Tours offers the following alternative tours in this region. Please get in touch for more information.

  • Uzbekistan's Silk Road Cities - 10 Days
  • This 10 day comprehensive tour visits the most important sites along the Uzbek section of the Great Silk Road. From the remote Khanate of Khiva, to the winding medieval streets of Buhkara and the graceful symmetry of Samarkand’s Registan Square, discover the fascinating history of the legendary trade route.

  • Undiscovered Turkmenistan - 7 Days
  • This short tour of Turkmenistan takes in the main highlights of a fascinating and unusual country. For those with more time, an extension to travel through the Kara Kum Desert and camp by the Darvaza flaming gas crater can easily be arranged.

  • Along China's Silk Road - 14 Days
  • The eastern end of the Silk Road crosses deserts and mountains and passes through bustling trading posts which are a melting pot of Central Asian society. Discover the lesser-known sights of China on this fascinating two-week tour.

  • Lost Cities of the Silk Road - 14 Days
  • Explore the highlights of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan on this comprehensive two-week tour, following the ancient Silk Road and visiting some of its most evocative and well-preserved sites.

  • Kyrgyzstan Explorer - 9 Days
  • Delve into the scenic heart of Kyrgyzstan enjoying the magnificent scenery around Lake Issy Kul , the Tien Shan mountains and Son Kul. Stay in a traditional Yurt and discover Kyrgyzstan's nomadic way of life.

  • Tashkent to Bishkek - 21 Days
  • Covering four of Central Asia’s five “Stans”, this comprehensive tour takes in the iconic Silk Road cities in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan before exploring the Islamic cities and former trading posts of southern Kazakhstan. In complete contrast to these historical delights, the journey finishes with time spent in the spectacular mountains of Kyrgyzstan, where you will discover a country steeped in ancient nomadic traditions.

  • Complete Uzbekistan - 14 Days
  • Discover the heart of the Silk Road in Central Asia with this comprehensive tour that takes in all the significant sites of Uzbekistan such as Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. This trip also offers the opportunity to visit the Karakalpakstan region to see the Savistsky art collection in Nukus and the ships graveyard at Moynaq. The Ferghana Valley, the first place where Sericulture developed outside of China and home to the famous 19th century Khanate of Kokand.

    Silk Road Tours can modify these tours to meet to your exact requirements. Get in touch for more information.

    Featured Hotels

    Silk Road Lodge - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    The Silk Road Lodge is a small, privately owned hotel built in 2000 in the centre of Bishkek. The 28 rooms are large and all have private bathrooms. The hotel has a bar and a restaurant for breakfast only though there are many restaurants nearby. Its central location and friendly service make it a popular choice for visitors to Bishkek.

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    Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Discovery - 12 Days

    A comprehensive tour of mountainous Kyrgyzstan and neighbouring Kazakhstan’s fascinating south. Ala Archa and Aksu Djabagly National Parks offer the chance to journey deep into the beautiful Tien Shan, while the ruins of Otrar and the profusion of ancient monuments scattered throughout Kazakhstan speak of its importance along the Silk Road. The vast landscapes of this remote region mean that long journeys are inevitable, but the scenery and sights along the way make the travel worthwhile, and the overnight train from Turkistan to Almaty allows you to experience a slice of local life.


    1. Day 1 - Depart UK

      Fly from London to Bishkek today.

    2. Day 2 - Sightseeing tour of Bishkek

      Dominated by the snow-capped Kyrgyz Altau mountains today you will have a chance to discover this fascinating city visiting the state museum, monument to the national hero Manas and the sights, sounds and smells of the oriental Osh Bazaar.


    3. Day 3 - Full day Excursion to Ala Archa Natural Park

      Today travel to the stunning Ala Archa National Park stopping at the mausoleum of Kyrgyz hero Baytik Baatyr enroute. In the park there will be an opportunity for a walk through the beautiful gorge of the Ala Archa River before later returning to Bishkek.


    4. Day 4 - Bishkek city – Talas town

      Travel to the town of Talas crossing the Tuy Ashuu Pass, which offers great views of the beautiful Susamyr Valley. In the valley the nomadic families and try their fresh yoghurt as well as kumis, a drink made from fermented mare’s milk. Tonight you will stay in a local family home in Talas.

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    5. Day 5 - Manas village and Besh Tash National Park

      This morning the monument, museum and mausoleum of Manas, the national hero before exploring Besh Tash National Park which is known for its biodiversity, with over 800 plant species, and for the mammals such as snow leopards, lynx, deer and ermine.

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    6. Day 6 - Talas town - Taraz town

      Today drive to the border with Kazakhstan, stopping first at the site of the 8th century battle of Talas, in which Arab caliphs defeated the Tang Dynasty in a campaign to take control of Central Asia. After crossing the border, drive to the town of Taraz and spend the afternoon exploring this ancient city.


    7. Day 7 - Taraz town – Aksu Djabagly Natural Park.

      Today first of all visit the ancient mausoleum in Aisha Bibi which is widely celebrated as a monument to love and fidelity. Afterwards continue to Aksu Djabagly Reserve in the western Tien Shan, a rich and diverse arm of the Himalaya with climates ranging from subtropical to alpine and over 3000 species of flora and fauna.


    8. Day 8 - Aksu Djabagly – Sairam - Otrar – Turkistan.

      Today drive to Turkistan stopping first at the village of Sairam to discover its ancient mausoleums. Continue to the ruins of Otrar, a ghost town along the Silk Road which once held a key position connecting Kazakhstan with China, Europe and the Middle East.


    9. Day 9 - Turkistan city tour - Night train to Almaty.

      Today visit the Mausoleum of Khodzha Akhmed Yassawi whose tomb is a pilgrimage site for Kazakh Muslims. Also visit his underground mosque and hammam (steam bath), as well as the State History Museum. Later board an overnight train to Almaty.


    10. Day 10 - Arrival to Almaty.

      The train arrives in Almaty this afternoon, and from the station you will drive to the famous skating rink in the Medeo Valley. Nearby, a high dam protects the valley, and Almaty itself, from devastating mudslides, and a walk to the top of the dam offers incredible views of the Tien Shan Mountains.


    11. Day 11 - Almaty Sightseeing tour.

      On today’s sightseeing tour of the former Kazakh capital, discover the colourful Zenkov Cathedral in Panfilov Park as well as the city’s many monuments and museums, as well as the lively food market of Zelyony Bazaar and the central mosque.


    12. Day 12 - Almaty city- Airport.

      Early in the morning you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home.


    B = Breakfast provided
    L = Lunch provided
    D = Dinner provided