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Tour Code : AXF
The journey is provided by
Exodus Travel
Destinations : Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan
Tour Starts : Bishkek
Tour Ends : Bukhara
Group Size : 4 - 16
Ages : 16+
Activity :
14 days from
NOK 31 500

Overview

Explore the best of the Silk Road in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

For centuries, merchant caravans made their way through deserts, across steppes and over mountains, creating trade routes between the great civilisations of the Mediterranean and China. Art and religion spread both east and west and cities with impressive architecture sprouted alongside nomadic communities of eagle hunters. Follow Marco Polo’s footsteps and uncover the natural and cultural treasures of Central Asia on this two-week trip visiting the best sites on the Silk Road, from Bukhara and Samarkand to the Tien Shan mountains.

Highlights
  • Marvel at the Islamic architecture of Registan Square in Samarkand
  • Wander through the Silk Road city of Bukhara, full of domes and minarets
  • Enjoy the mountains and lakes of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
  • Explore the Charyn Canyon in Kazakhstan
  • Stay a night in a Kyrgyz yurt
  • Get a taste of rural Uzbekistan in the small town of Urgut
Key Information
  • Accommodation in standard hotels plus one night in a yurt, one night in a simple guesthouse and one night on a sleeper train
  • 11 breakfasts and three dinners included
  • Fast-paced itinerary
  • Travel by minibus and comfortable, modern trains
  • Experience Silk Road cities, culture and nature
  • Enjoy easy walks in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
  • Optional extension to the Silk Road city of Khiva
Inkludert
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout (two separate leaders)
  • 11 breakfasts and three dinners
Not included
  • Travel Insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Optional extension to Khiva

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Important Information

The trip destination
  • Accommodation in standard hotels plus one night in a yurt, one night in a simple guesthouse and one night on a sleeper train
  • 11 breakfasts and three dinners included
  • Fast-paced itinerary
  • Travel by minibus and comfortable, modern trains
  • Experience Silk Road cities, culture and nature
  • Enjoy easy walks in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
  • Optional extension to the Silk Road city of Khiva
Food
There are 11 breakfasts and three dinners included. The only breakfast not included is after the overnight train. Common dishes in the region include shish kebabs and plov, which you’ll probably see plenty of. The kebabs can be from different meats, including lamb and beef, while plov is a rice-based dish (variants elsewhere are known as pilaf or pilau rice). Another main food is bread, especially in Uzbekistan where it is baked and sold everywhere. There are normally a couple of opportunities to try home-cooked meals. Tea is also plentiful, both black and green, and drunk with most meals and throughout the day. Please note, vegetarian food choices may be rather limited. If you are strictly vegetarian or have any special dietary requirements, please notify us well in advance. In this region, the availability of certain specialised products for restricted diets, eg gluten-free or dairy-free, is minimal or non-existent and we strongly recommend you bring these specialised dietary items from home. Drinking water is included and will be provided in large containers – please bring a reusable bottle with you.
Weather

These areas of Central Asia have long, extremely hot summers, but the winters are very cold. The July and August departures may be rather hot in the lowlands with afternoon temperatures often reaching 35C-40C (95F-104F) or more, which can make sightseeing tiring. Other trips are planned for spring and autumn, when the temperature should not be below 5C (41F) at night and may be up to 25C-30C (77F-86F) during the day. In the Kyrgyzstan highlands, temperatures are generally cooler. Sunny weather with clear blue skies should be experienced but there can be some rain in spring and autumn. Occasionally, there are periods of unexpectedly hot or cold weather.

Is this trip for you?

This is a fast-paced trip with long days and early starts to make the most of the areas we visit within two weeks.

There are some walks, especially in Kyrgyzstan, including in Ala Archa National Park, Chon-Kemin and Djety Oguz. You should be comfortable sightseeing on foot for a few hours at a time.

The roads are generally paved but there are dirt sections. There are long drives on a few days, including the journey from Karakol to Almaty, which is about six hours excluding stops. We also use a long overnight train from Almaty to Tashkent. Most accommodation is modest but clean, mostly with private facilities. At the yurt camp, facilities are shared. At the guesthouse in Chon-Kemin, private facilities are not guaranteed.

Tourist services and facilities can be patchy and erratic; tolerance and flexibility are required, but the rewards are an insight into local life and a discovery of a beautiful, fascinating part of the world. Group meals can take longer than normal as often there are no English menus and the restaurant staff may not speak English – you leader will translate and help order for the group.

Temperatures can vary from very hot to cold depending on the time of year, day and location.

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