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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 to run from Mid June to Mid September

Price per person from £1250 based on two sharing

Price Includes

  • Private English speaking guide
  • Separate driver with vehicle
  • All entrance fees
  • 6 nights accomodation Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 nights in Yurts on Half Board basis

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Visas (obtained on arrival)
  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.


    1. Day 1 - To Bishkek.

      Fly to Bishkek today, and on arrival transfer to your hotel.

    2. Day 2 - Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek

      This morning drive to the Ala Archa National Park where there will be time for a gentle walk in the forested Ala Archa Gorge before returning to Bishkek for a tour of the city’s grand Soviet Era buildings and monuments.


    3. Day 3 - Burana Tower - Cholpon Ata

      Drive to the town of Cholpon Alta today, with several interesting stops en route. First, explore the ruins of the trading centre of Balasagun with its ancient Turkic tombs and Burana Tower. After lunch walk through the open air collection of rock carvings known as the ‘Stone Garden’ in Cholpan Ata.


    4. Day 4 - Cholpon Ata - Karakol town

      This morning drive along lake Issy Kul to the Russian town of Karakol stopping at Scythian burial mounds on the way. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the picturesque town of Karakol with its Chinese style mosque and church built without a single nail.


    5. Day 5 - Karakol - Djety Oguz Gorge

      Today travel to Djety Oguz Gorge. Literally translated as ‘Seven Bulls’, the gorge has seven outcrops of deep red sandstone covered with Tien Shan spruce. There will be time to walk in the gorge before you settle into a yurt camp and experience a taste of the nomadic Kyrgyz lifestyle.

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    6. Day 6 - Djety Oguz gorge – Skazka gorge – Kochkor village

      Today set off along the shores of Issyk Kul towards the village of Kochkor, stopping for a walk in Skazka Canyon. Kochkor is famous for its felt making, and there will be to watch a demonstration of this traditional craft before you spend the night in a local home.

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    7. Day 7 - Kochkor - Son Kul Lake

      Driving through dramatic scenery you reach Son Kul Lake, whose high altitude shores provide rich summer grazing grounds. In the afternoon there will be time for walking, horse riding or simply relaxing by the shores of the lake.

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    8. Day 8 - Son Kul - Bishkek

      This morning there will be further time to enjoy Son Kul Lake before you travel back to Bishkek via the spectacular Boom Gorge. In the evening after dinner enjoy a traditional Kyrgyz folklore show.


    9. Day 9 - Depart

      Today you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.


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