Exploring the Silk Road: Central Asia

    An epic journey through the Central Asian 'stans' of the Silk Road

    • Duration

      10 Days

    • Total Destinations

      4

    • Attractions

      25

    • Pkg Id

      0000197

    Follow the footsteps of the ancient traders on the legendary Silk Road traversing 4 countries – Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. Witness the Silk Road cities as they transform from ancient trade centers to modern metropolises and relive the compelling history of the Central Asian steppes.

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    DAY 1
    Tashkent Delhi - Tashkent

    • Arrival at Islam Karimov International Airport, Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Our tour escort will meet you outside)
    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Check in to the hotel
    • Independence Square
    • Victory Monument
    • Romanov Residence,
    • Broadway Street
    • Amir Temur Square
    • Transfer back to the hotel
    • Free time to explore or relax
    • Overnight at hotel

    DAY 2
    Almaty Charvak Chimgan

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Drive to Chimgan Mountains
    • Transfer to Charvak Lake
    • Drive back to Tashkent
    • Transfer back to the hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight at hotel

    DAY 3
    Bishkek Tashkent - Bishkek

    • Check out from the hotel
    • Transfer to Islam Karimov Airport, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    • Departure from Tashkent
    • Arrival at Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Our tour escort meet you outside)
    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Check in to the hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Bishkek City Tour
    • Transfers to the hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight at hotel

    DAY 4
    Almaty Bishkek - Almaty by Road

    • Drive from Bishkek to Almaty
    • Check in to the hotel
    • Palace of the President
    • Republic Square and Monument of Independence
    • Panfilov Park
    • Abai Square
    • Palace of the Republic
    • Presidential Park
    • Transfer to hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight at hotel

    DAY 5
    Almaty Zilyoni Bazaar and Kok Tobe

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Rakhat Chocolate Factory Outlet
    • Zilyoni Bazar
    • Kok-Tobe
    • Almaty TV Tower
    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight at hotel

    DAY 6
    Almaty Medeo and Shymbulak

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Drive to Medeo Gorge
    • Shymbulak Ski Resort
    • Transfer back to the hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight at hotel

    DAY 7
    Dushanbe Almaty - Dushanbe

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Checkout from the hotel
    • Transfers to Almaty International Airport, Almaty, Kazakhstan
    • Arrival at Dushanbe International Airport, Dushanbe, Tajikistan (Our tour escort will meet you outside)
    • Transfers to the hotel
    • Check-in at the hotel
    • Rudaki Park
    • Symbol Square
    • Independent Square
    • National Library
    • Palace of Nation
    • Flag Square
    • National Museum of Tajikistan
    • Transfer back to the hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight at the hotel

    DAY 8
    Dushanbe Dushanbe

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Gissar Fort
    • Optional: Excursion to Lake Nurek
    • Drive back to Dushanbe
    • Botanical Gardens
    • Zelyoniy Bazaar
    • Transfer back to the hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight at hotel

    DAY 9
    Bishkek Dushanbe - Bishkek

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Transfer to Dushanbe International Airport
    • Flight to Bishkek
    • Arrival at Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Our tour escort will meet you outside)
    • Check in to the hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own
    • Overnight at hotel

    DAY 10
    Bishkek Leaving behind Central Asia

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Checkout from the hotel
    • Transfers for Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    • Layover at Islam Karimov International Airport, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    Top Attractions of Exploring the Silk Road: Central Asia Tour

    An epic journey through the Central Asian 'stans' of the Silk Road

    Amir Temur Square

    Amir Timur Square is surrounded with the buildings of the Uzbekistan Hotel University of Law (former Womens Gymnasium) the Amir Timur Museum well-known Tashkent Chimes and the Forums Palace - one of the most grandiose architectural structures in Tashkent. Almost all the buildings located around Amir Timur Square have historical importance

    Central Exhibition Hall Of Academy Of Arts

    near The Hotel Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace there is the Central Exhibition Hall of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan. Opened in 1974 with an exhibition area of 2500 square meters it is one of the largest halls in Central Asia. The spacious and bright rooms display pictures and sculptures of many famous masters of Uzbekistan as well as the paintings of young artists who keep the traditions of Uzbek pictorial art enriching them with modern ideas.The centerpiece of the building is occupied by a sculpture and graphics hall surrounded by halls of paintings and applied arts located already on the second floor.

    Lake Charvak

    Lake Charvak is a popular resort in Tashkent and several holiday makers from all over Uzbekistan and neighbouring countries visit the reservoir. Villages on the banks and surroundings offer wide range of hotels, dachas, houses and tapchans to accommodate tourists

    Chimgan

    Chimgan or Chimgon is a ski resort located in a mountain range named Tian Shan near Chirchiq Uzbekistan.

    Presidential Residence

    Republic Square also known as Independence Square or New Square is the main square in Almaty Kazakhstan. It is used for public events. The former presidential palace now used as municipal offices is on its south side.

    Monument of Independence

    The Golden Warrior Monument also known as the Golden Man Statue or the Statue of the Golden Warrior stands on Republic Square in the former capital of Kazakhstan Almaty. The monument celebrates the independence of Kazakhstan the identity of its people and the role of the city of Almaty as capital of Kazakhstan until 1997 when the capital moved to Astana.

    Astana Square

    Astana Square or Old Square is a city square in Almaty Kazakhstan. It is the second largest square in Kazakhstan after Republic Square. It hosts many public events concerts and ceremonies.

    Panfilov Park

    The Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen is located in east-central Almaty in the area surrounding the Zenkov Cathedral. It is dedicated to and named after the Panfilov heroes which were the 28 soldiers of an Almaty infantry unit who died while defending Moscow from the German invasion during theGreat Patriotic War.

    Abai Square and Palace of Republic

    Palace of the Republic is a concert hall building located in Almaty Kazakhstan. It is intended for concerts festivals and other cultural events. It was one of the premiere sites for the Eurasia film festival. Outside with the fountains on the square in front of the Palace and the monument of the Kazakh poet Abai Palace of the Republic is one of the main known attractions of Almaty from the Kunaev era. The building is located at the cross road section of Prospekt Dostyk and Abai Avenue. It is considered as a monument based on an urban planning and architecture since January 26 1982.

    Zelenyy Bazar Almaty

    High-roofed indoor farmers market lined with stalls & tables selling meat vegetables & dry fruits.

    Kok Tobe

    Kok Tobe (meaning 'Green Hill') is a local recreational point on a hill top where there’s a TV tower and you get a nice view of Almaty city. A cable car connects downtown Almaty with a popular recreation area at the top of Kök Töbe, a mountain just to the southeast. The city television tower, Almaty Tower, is located on the hill. It has a variety of tourist attractions, such as a zoo, amusement-park style rides and restaurants

    Shymbulak

    Shymbulak is a ski resort near Almaty, located in the upper part of the Medeu Valley in the Zaiilisky Alatau mountain range, at the elevation of 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) above sea level. The resort area is about 25 kilometers south of Almaty city by the Medeo road. It is accessible by cable car which takes off from a place in Medeo Valley, about 25 minutes drive from Almaty. This one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kazakhstan

    Medeo

    The Medeu is a high-altitude sports complex near Almaty located at an altitude of 1691 meters above sea level. It is considered to be the worlds largest high-mountain skating rink. The skating rink was named after the Maloalmatinsky volost Medeu Pusurmanov. He built three wooden huts for the wintering of his family there and began the development of the tract in the foothills of the Zailiysky Alatau. Medeu became a well-known entrepreneur patron of educational institutions and participated in the planting of the city.

    National Museum of Tajikistan

    The National Museum of Tajikistan is a museum in Dushanbe the capital city of Tajikistan. The museum has a total area of 24 000 m of which over 15 000 m are exhibition halls.

    Flagshtok Dushanbe

    The Dushanbe Flagpole is a flagpole located in front of the Palace of Nations in Dushanbe Tajikistan. At 165 metres it was the 02nd tallest free-standing flagpole in the world from its completion in 2011 until the 2014 erection of the 171 m Jeddah Flagpole

    National Library Dushanbe

    The National Library of Tajikistan was officially opened in 2012. A nine-storey building with a total space of 45.000m and containing approximately 10 million books is the largest library in Central Asia.

    National Museum of Antiquities

    The National Museum of Tajikistan is a museum in Dushanbe the capital city of Tajikistan.Many of the exhibits which focus largely on archaeological finds represent key pieces of Central Asian history and trump the copies in the National Museum.

    Dousti Square

    Dousti Square is a square in Dushanbe Tajikistan. It is connected to Rudaki Avenue and Hofizi Sherozi Avenue. It is the largest in Dushanbe. The name Dousti is the Tajik word for friendship.Dousti Square is a square in Dushanbe Tajikistan. It is connected to Rudaki Avenue and Hofizi Sherozi Avenue. It is the largest in Dushanbe. The name Dousti is the Tajik word for friendship.

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