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Silk Road Tours offers the following alternative tours in this region. Please get in touch for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Tashkent Palace Hotel is one of Tashkents original hotels being built in 1958. It is well located in the heart of Tashkent, opposite the famous Alisher Navoi Opera House. Its 232 rooms are elegantly appointed rooms, some with views of the Opera Theatre. The hotel offers a main restaurants serving traditional Uzbek and international cuisine, as well a “Piano” and “Jazz” bar. Hotel guests may enjoy the outdoor swimming pool with poolside snack bar, sauna, massage, solarium and fitness club. A thoroughly recommended choice when staying in Tashkent.View Images
Situated in Bukhara’s winding medieval back streets and close to the lively cafes of Lyabi-House square, this charming 19th century residence was skilfully renovated and converted into a boutique hotel in early 2008. The rooms are built around a central courtyard and are decorated in traditional style with wood carving and hand painted walls. All rooms feature modern en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and satellite TV. Breakfast is served in the beautifully decorated original dining room and other meals are available upon request.View Images
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.
Arrive in Tashkent and in the afternoon explore the largest city in Central Asia, including Amir Timur Square, the Navoi Theatre and the earthquake memorial before visiting Chorsu Bazaar, a huge open-air market, and discovering the mausoleums and madrassahs of Old Tashkent.
Take an early morning flight to Khiva and travel across the arid plains of Khorezm to the stunning city fortresses of Toprak Kala and Ayaz Kala. After time exploring the ruins, return to Khiva to stay overnight.
Today spend a day exploring e remotest of Uzbekistan’s ancient Khanates. The almost perfectly preserved citadel of Ichan Kala is a masterpiece of Islamic architecture, and you will have time to explore its many highlights including the bustling bazaar of Dishan Kala.
Today is a long drive through the Kyzyl Kum, or Red Desert, to Bukhara.
Bukhara is certainly the most atmospheric Silk Road city in Uzbekistan, if not Central Asia. Its medieval streets house mosques, madrassahs, caravanserais and trading domes where you can sense the ghosts of merchants and traders past.
This morning travel out of Bukhara to visit the Sitorai Makhi Khosa, the palace of the last Emir, which is an eclectic mix of Russian and Central Asian design. In the afternoon, return to Bukhara to wander its magical maze of streets at your leisure.
Today travel from Bukhara to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz, birthplace of Uzbekistan’s great hero Tamerlane. The summer palace of Ak Serai is an impressive sight, and was originally flanked with 65-metre high towers and had a 40-metre high arch at its entrance. Continue to Samarkand.
Samarkand, Pearl of the East, is a fabulous city whose very name conjures up the aroma of spices and visions of silk traders. Explore its many sights, including Registan Square, Shah-i-Zinda and the Bibi Khanum mosque.
Today you will have another full day in Samarkand with your driver and guide to dig deeper into its delights. There will also be time to visit Koni Ghil Silk Paper Centre to observe the traditional methods involved in making silk paper.
This morning is transfer through the cotton fields to Tashkent airport (a journey of 3-4 hours) for your departure flight.
B = Breakfast provided
L = Lunch provided
D = Dinner provided