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Along Central Asia’s Silk Road

Oct. 5–21, 2020

Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited


Activity Level: Moderate

To learn more, call Odysseys Unlimited at 1-888-370-6765

Traveling the ancient Silk Road connecting East and West, we encounter a mélange of culture and religion, art and architecture that conjures tales of trade and treasure, intrigue and empire. On this exciting small group journey, we relish the unfamiliar – and embrace the humanity we share with the welcoming people of Central Asia.

Highlights

  • White marble city of Ashgabat
  • UNESCO archaeological sites of Nisa
  • Historic walled city of Khiva
  • Visits with local artisans
  • Extensive Bukhara touring
  • Home-hosted lunch in Bukhara
  • Legendary Samarkand
  • Central Asian bazaars in five cities
  • Visit to Gur Emir Mausoleum
  • Tashkent touring, including world’s oldest Quran
  • Russian-accented Almaty

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Day 2: Arrive Ashgabat

Day 3: Ashgabat

Day 4: Ashgabat/Nisa

Day 5: Ashgabat/Dashoguz/Khiva, Uzbekistan

Day 6: Khiva

Day 7: Khiva/Bukhara

Day 8: Bukhara

Day 9: Bukhara/Gijduvan

Day 10: Bukhara/Samarkand

Day 11 & 12: Samarkand

Day 13: Samarkand/Tashkent

Day 14: Tashkent

Day 15: Tashkent/Almaty, Kazakhstan

Day 16: Almaty

Day 17: Depart for U.S.

Program Itinerary is subject to change. See final brochure for complete details.

Cost Details

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