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ROUTE OF THE CARAVANS

Travel through the heart of the legendary Silk Road. Embark on a journey through the enigmatic sites and unique cultures of this mystical region in Asia.

Travel Style

Cultural

Start

Ashgabat

Finish

Bishkek

Trip Code

RC90

Countries

5

Number of countries visited

Days

18

Duration of the trip

Pace

3

Pace level 3: Average
$

Price

Inquire about a price

Itinerary

ROUTE OF THE CARAVANS
Trip Code: RC90

This itinerary can be modified to meet your travel needs.

  • Overview

    About this Trip

    • Operator: Epik Escapes
    • Countries: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
    • Style: Cultural (Discovery)
    • Duration: 18 days
    • Pace: 3 (Average)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Visit 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (* Denotes a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
    • Travel through the heart of the Silk Road
    • Visit the birthplaces of Tamerlane and Babur, founder of the Moghul Empire
  • Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

    Day 1

    Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

    Nusay Hotel or Yyldyz Hotel

  • Ashgabat

    Day 2

    Visit the Parthian Fortress of Nisa*, Tolkuchka Bazaar, Bedev hippodrome, the State Museum of History, the Grand Mosque and the Presidential Square.

    Nusay Hotel or Yyldyz Hotel
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Mary • Ashgabat

    Day 3

    Flight to Mary to explore ancient Merv*, visiting Gaiyur Kala, Erk Kala, Sultan Kala, and the Mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar. Return flight to Ashgabat.

    Nusay Hotel or Yyldyz Hotel
      Breakfast and lunch.

  • Dashoguz • Kunya-Urgench • Nukus

    Day 4

    Flight to Dashoguz and explore Kunya-Urgench*, part of the Achaemenid Empire. Cross the border into Uzbekistan and continue to Nukus.

    Jipek Joli Hotel
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Nukus • Khiva

    Day 5

    Visit the Krakalpakstan Regional Museum to see the collection of Russian Avant-Garde period paintings collected by Igor Savitsky. Drive to Khiva for a walking tour of the Itchan Kala*.

    Malika Kheivak Hotel or Euro Asia Hotel
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Bukhara

    Day 6

    Flight to Bukhara. Afternoon walking tour through the Historic Centre of Bukhara*, visiting several mosques, madrasas and the hat seller's market. Evening folklore show.

    Omar Khayyam Hotel or Hotel Zargaron Plaza Hotel
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Bukhara

    Day 7

    Visit the tomb of Ismail Samani and many 17th-century madrasas.

    Omar Khayyam Hotel or Hotel Zargaron Plaza Hotel
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Bukhara • G'ijduvon • Samarkand

    Day 8

    Visit the Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace, the Mausoleum of Bakhoutdin Naqshbandani and the Chor Bakr Necropolis. Drive to G'ijduvon to visit a madrassa built by Ulugh Beg and other buildings. Continue to Samarkand.

    Grand Samarkand Hotel or Sultan Boutique Hotel
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Samarkand

    Day 9

    Explore the historic town on Samarkand* visiting the Registan Ensemble, Bibi-Khanum Mosque, the Shaki-Zinda compound, the Gur-Emir ensemble and Ulugh-Beg's Observatory.

    Grand Samarkand Hotel or Sultan Boutique Hotel
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Samarkand • Shakhrisyabz

    Day 10

    Visit the Afrosiyob Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Drive to Koni Ghil to see craftsmen making mulberry paper and continue to the Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz*, the birthplace of Tamerlane.

    Shakre Sabz Star Hotel
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Dushanbe

    Day 11

    Drive to the Tajikistan border and continue to Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

    Serena Hotel
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Dushanbe

    Day 12

    Visit the National Museum of Tajikistan, the Gurminj Musical Instruments Museum, the Statue of Ismail Samani and Rudaki Park.

    Serena Hotel
      Breakfast and lunch.

  • Khujand • Tashkent

    Day 13

    Drive to Khujand and explore the town. Cross the border to Uzbekistan and continue to Tashkent.

    Lotte Hotel
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Tashkent • Almaty

    Day 14

    Explore Uzbekistan's capital, visiting the Old City and Chor-Su Bazaar. Evening flight to Almaty, Kazakhstan.

    Otrar Hotel or Voyage Grand Hotel
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Almaty • Tamgaly • Bishkek

    Day 15

    Visit Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, St. Nicholas Cathedral and the Green Bazaar. Drive through the Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor*, stopping at the Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly*. Cross the border to Kyrgyzstan and continue to Bishkek.

    Ambassador Hotel or Plaza Hotel
      Breakfast and lunch.

  • Bishkek • Burana • Issyk Kul Lake

    Day 16

    City tour of Bishkek. Drive to Balasagun and visit the Burana Tower*. Continue to Cholpon-Ata with Bronze period petroglyphs and Issyk Kul Lake surrounded by the Tian Shan Mountains.

    Four Seasons Karven Resort
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Issyk Kul Lake

    Day 17

    Visit the Preshevalsky Museum and Monument. Afternoon at leisure.

    Four Seasons Karven Resort
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Bishkek

    Day 18

    You are transferred to Bishkek Airport for your flight back home.

      Breakfast and dinner.


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