Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China
The Historic Silk Road

Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand
- Bishkek - Lake Issyk Kul - Naryn - Kashgar - Urumqi - Turpan - Beijing

About the Program:
Length: 19 days
Min/max: 6/15
Tour type: cultural adventure

The name 'Central Asia' has always stirred up visions of the untamed and exotic. Until recently, the region has been largely inaccessible to western travellers.

Central Asia is the native land of ancient civilizations-the great states of Bactria and Khorezm, Sogd and Parthia. The Great Silk Roads from China to Central Asia came this way. Many conquerors (such as Alexander the Great, Chingizkhan and the Arabian Khalifat) went through these lands with fire and sword, sweeping away everything in their path.

The geniuses, scientists, enlighteners, poets - Avicenna, Ulugbek, Navoi, Khayam - were born in these countries.

Majestic cities with beautiful palaces, mosques, minarets and madrasahs were erected over thousands of years. Many of them were ruined; yet tourists still have an opportunity to admire many remaining parts of these constructions.

Medieval monuments of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Merv, Pendjikent, Kunya-Urgench are well known all over the world. Such "pearls" of ancient architecture as Shakhi-Zinda Ensemble, Bibi Khanum. Registan, Mausoleum of Samanids, Gur-Emir, Kalyan Minaret, Ichan-Kata city museum (Khiva) and others will strike you by their resplendence of decorative art, and the consummate skill of ceramic artists. They can be compared only with the architectural masterpieces of Egypt, India, China, ancient Greece and ancient Rome. Nowadays, Central Asia like in those old times, when innumerable treasures were being transported along the caravan roads of the Great Silk Way still has a special role.
2011 - 2012
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COST (Per Person)
Land only (twin): upon request 
Single supplement: upon request 

Price includes:
  • Domestic air and land transportation
  • Transfers in each city
  • 4 & 5-star hotels in major centers and best
    available in remote areas
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Service of English-speaking guides
Price excludes:
  • International flight from/to home country.
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended).
  • Gratuities (approximately USD$5 per person, per day).
  • Airport departures taxes.
  • Personal expenses.



Day1 – Tashkent
Upon arrival in Tashkent, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel.
Sheraton Hotel

Day 2 – Tashkent

City sightseeing.
B/L/D Hotel Sheraton

Day 3 – Tashkent/Urgench/Khiva

Morning flight to Urgench and upon arrival, transfer to hotel in Khiva. Sightseeing.
B/L/D Asia Hotel Khiva

Day 4 – Khiva

Full day tour of the ancient town of Khiva.
B/L/D Asia Hotel Khiva


Day 5 – Khiva/Bukhara
Full day drive to Bukhara across Kyzyl Kum. Sightseeing en route. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and rest.
B/L/D Asia Hotel Bukhara

Day 6 – Bukhara

Full day sightseeing in Bukhara.
B/L/D Asia Hotel Bukhara

Day 7 – Bukhara/Samarkand

Drive for five hours to Samarkand. Sightseeing en route. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
B/L/D Asia Hotel Samarkand

Day 8 – Samarkand

Full day sightseeing in Samarkand.
B/L/D Asia Hotel Samarkand

Day 9 – Samarkand/Tashkent/Bishkek

Morning drive back to Tashkent and depart for Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
B/L/D Hyatt Regency Bishkek

Day 10– Bishkek
Full day sightseeing in Bishkek.
B/L/D Hyatt Regency Bishkek

Day 11– Bishkek/Lake Issyk Kul

Morning trip to Ala Archa Gorge followed by a picnic lunch. Afternoon drive to Lake Issyk Kul and visit Burana Tower en route.
B/L/D Royal Beach Hotel

Day 12– Lake Issyk Kul/Naryn

Visit the Museum of Petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata. Afternoon drive to Naryn. Sightseeing en route.
B/L/D Celestial Mountains Hotel

Day 13– Naryn/Kashgar
Drive to the China border via Tash Rabat, the old caravanserai, once a popular stop on the old Silk Road. Meet up with the guide from China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Drive to Kashgar.
B/L/D International Hotel East-West

Day 14– Kashgar

Sightseeing in Kashgar.
B/L/D International Hotel East-West

Day 15– Kashgar/Urumqi

Enjoy your day at the Sunday Bazaar in Kashgar. Evening fly to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang.
B/L/D Holiday Inn Urumqi

Day 16– Urumqi
Morning drive to Heavenly Lake. Afternoon visit the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region museum.
B/L/D Holiday Inn Urumqi

Day 17– Urumqi/Turpah/Urumqi

Drive to Turpan, once the capital of the Uygurs and an important staging post on the Silk Road. Turpan is also the second lowest point on earth. Return to Urumqi after sightseeing.
B/L/D Holiday Inn Urumqi


Day 18 – Urumqi/Beijing
Morning flight to Beijing, capital of China. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Evening farewell dinner and cultural show.
B/L/D International Hotel

Day 19 – Beijing/Home city

Morning city sightseeing. Afternoon transfer to the airport for return flight. Arrive home on the same calendar day.