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

To book now, or for more information about this or other tours, call us on 0208 728 2478 or email us at info@silkroadtours.co.uk.

Prices and Availability

Price per person from £1740 based on two sharing

Price Includes

  • Internal flights
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Separate driver with vehicle
  • All entrance fees
  • Medium locally graded accommodation
  • 7 nights accomodation Bed and Breakfast basis

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Turkmen Visa (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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    President Hotel - Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

    Opened in 2004, The President is undoubtedly one of the finest hotels in Turkmenistan. Located on the road to Archabil, 10 km from the centre of Ashgabat in the park district, this luxury hotel offers 152 well appointed rooms. There is a restaurant onsite and a buffet breakfast is served in the dining room. Other amenities include swimming pool, sport facilities and laundry service.

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    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.

    Itinerary:

    1. Day 1 - Arrival - Ashgabat City Tour

      Arrive in Ashgabat. This afternoon take a tour of the gleaming city of Ashgabat. Prior to independence Ashgabat was a fairly nondescript place but in recent years it has been transformed into ‘The White City’ – there is even a presidential decree which states that all major new buildings have to be faced with white marble tiles of a specific size!

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    2. Day 2 - Ashgabat - Dashoguz - Konye Urgench

      This morning take a flight to Dashoguz. In the afternoon explore Konye Urgench with your driver and guide. This one time capital of Khorezm flourished in the 12th century before being pillaged first by the Mongols and then by Tamerlane.

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    3. Day 3 - Dashoguz - Nisa - Geok Depe - Kow Ata - Ashgabat

      This morning fly from Dashoguz back to Ashgabat. In the afternoon visit the ancient Parthian city of Nisa before visiting one of Turkmenistan’s most revered sites – Geok Depe. If time allows later visit the underground lake of Kow Ata, whose waters stay a constant 35C.

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    4. Day 4 - Ashgabat - Anew - Nadir Shah - Mary (Merv)

      Driving east from Ashgabat, visit the ancient settlement of Anew, where some of the earliest evidence of the cultivation of grain has been found. Continuing eastwards, explore the 18th century Nadir Shah fortress before arriving in Mary.

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    5. Day 5 - Gonur Depe

      Today travel into the Kara Kum Desert to visit Gonur Depe. This important Bronze Age palace complex is still in the process of being excavated and it is thought that it may have been the capital of the recently discovered Margiana civilisation. Return to Mary.

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    6. Day 6 - Merv - Ashgabat

      This morning visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Merv which at its height it was a major industrial centre and one of the most important places on the entire Silk Road. Later in the afternoon catch a flight back to Ashgabat

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    7. Day 7 - Depart

      This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

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