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Trip Type Trip Type Classic Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Guided Experiences Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ocean Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Tour Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Independent Package A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ocean Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

Tour Styles

Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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$ 1,784 $ 10,000+

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Turkmenistan - All Trips

22 trips from 13 tour companies with 7 reviews

All Turkmenistan tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 4.6 for all Turkmenistan trips.

Turkmenistan - All Trips

22 trips from 13 tour companies with 7 reviews

All Turkmenistan tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 4.6 for all Turkmenistan trips.

 
Tashkent to Isfahan
21 days

Tashkent to Isfahan

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By World Expeditions
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Physical:
Physical Level
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, Cultural
Visits:
Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Isfahan, Persepolis, Samarkand, Shiraz, Silk Road, Tehran
$ 5,160
From $ 7,139
Popular
$ 243per day
Highlights
  • Experience Registan Square in Samarkand
  • Discover the desert city of Bukhara & incredible architectural monuments
  • Visit the ancient Persian ruins at Persepolis
  • Explore the exquisite cities of Shiraz and Isfahan
  • Take in the wonderful culture and sights of Tehran
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Xi'an to Istanbul Overland
80 days

Xi'an to Istanbul Overland

4.7 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By Intrepid Travel
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Overland Journeys, Around the World
Visits:
Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Blue Mosque, Bukhara, Cappadocia, Great Wall of China, Istanbul, Kashgar, Rabat, Samarkand, Silk Road, Tbilisi, Tibet, Narikala Fortress
$ 11,050
From $ 15,470
Popular
$ 138per day
Highlights
  • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an
  • Admire the Buddhist art at the Mogao Caves
  • Cross the infamous Torugart Pass from Kyrgyzstan to China
  • See the dramatic glaciers adorning the Ala Archa Canyon
  • Admire quaint Karakol
  • Meet local shepherds on a yurt stay
  • Explore the historic town of Bukhara
  • Walk the ancient walls of Khiva
  • Discover the romance of the Silk Road in Samarkand
  • Explore the hub of East and West in Istanbul
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Turkmenistan Discoverer
10 days

Turkmenistan Discoverer

4.7 | Excellent | 22 Reviews
By Peregrine Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits:
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Silk Road
$ 3,355
From $ 4,529
$ 336per day
Highlights
  • Enjoy the full experience of surprising ashgabat, exploring this marbled city that was largely rebuilt following a destructive earthquake in earthquake in 1948.
  • Traverse across the country on an overnight train journey in twin share cabins from ashgabat to dashoguz.
  • Explore sprawling silk road ruins of mary, merv and others with a local guide - testaments to the once grand empires that ruled these lands.
  • Watch the sun set over the surreal flames of the darvaza crater with a night camping in the desert.
  • Stop by yerbent, a settlement in central karakum desert, and learn about survival in this harsh and arid environment.
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Jewels of Uzbekistan
11 days

Jewels of Uzbekistan

4.7 | Excellent | 22 Reviews
By Peregrine Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits:
Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Silk Road, Taj Mahal
$ 2,285
From $ 2,997
$ 202per day
Highlights
  • The largest city in central asia, tashkent will surprise you with its soviet legacy and it's contemporary culture.
  • Join a local family in their home for a cooking class of the quintessential central asian rice dish - plov.
  • Stop by the famed ceramics town of gijduvan and visit a ceramics maker in their workshop.
  • Explore the vast chorsu bazaar - one of asia's oldest markets.
  • Steeped in silk road history and immortalised in many a tale, the unesco-protected town of khiva is as photogenic as it is legendary.
  • Absorb the magic of uzbekistan's "holiest city" as you tour the minarets, madressas and mosques of bukhara.
  • Witness the extraordinary architecture of samarkand's registan. this public square is one of the true wonders of the islamic world.
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Best of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
13 days

Best of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits:
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Samarkand
$ 1,784
From $ 2,024
$ 115per day
Highlights
  • Bargain your way through traditional bazaars
  • Stay overnight in a local yurt camp
  • Visit the desert community of erbent
  • Marvel at derweze (known as the "door to hell")
  • See the city treasures of ashgabat
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Uzbek & Turkmen: Cities Of The Silk Road
14 days

Uzbek & Turkmen: Cities Of The Silk Road

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By Wild Frontiers Travel
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits:
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Silk Road
$ 4,013
From $ 5,212
Popular
$ 287per day
Highlights
  • See the stunning sights of Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara
  • Enjoy Crossing the Oxus River
  • Visit to archaeological sites of Merv & Gonur Depe
  • Explore the bizarre sights of Ashgabat
  • See the Darvaza gas crater, one of the “100 places to visit before you die”
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The Five Stans of the Silk Road
23 days

The Five Stans of the Silk Road

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By Exodus Travels
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural
Visits:
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Silk Road
$ 5,655
From $ 6,905
$ 222per day
Highlights
  • ‘Door to Hell’ giant burning gas pit in Turkmenistan
  • Islamic architecture and  ruins along the great Silk Road
  • Villages and lakes of the Fann and Tien Shan Mountains
  • Post Soviet grand monuments
  • History of traders, preachers and invaders
  • 20th July 2019 departure: accompanied by photographer and National Geographic Explorer, George Kourounis
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Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan Discoverer
19 days

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan Discoverer

4.7 | Excellent | 22 Reviews
By Peregrine Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits:
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Silk Road
$ 4,960
From $ 6,696
$ 261per day
Highlights
  • Join a local family for a cooking class on the classic central asian rice dish - plov
  • Stop in the famed ceramics town of gijduvan and join a ceramics maker for a demonstration of their artform
  • Enjoy a full day of guided exploration in tashkent including the outstanding chorsu bazaar - one of asia's oldest markets and a testament to the friendly spirit of the locals
  • Steeped in silk road history and immortalised in many a great tale, the unesco-protected town of khiva is as photogenic as it is legendary
  • With two full days and an array of included activities in bukhara, there's plenty of time to absorb the magic of central asia's 'holiest city'
  • Witness the extraordinary medressas of samarkand's registan. this public square is one of the true pinnacles of islamic architecture
  • Dip in the temperate waters of kow-ata, a hidden thermal lake that reaches as far as 60 metres underground
  • Explore sprawling silk road ruins of mary, merv and others with a local guide - once testaments to grand empires
  • Witness the eternal flames of the darvaza crater, aka the 'door to hell' as you camp nearby – one of the strangest, most mesmerising geological oddities on earth
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Central Asia Journey
14 days

Central Asia Journey

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By World Expeditions
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, Cultural
Visits:
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Silk Road
$ 2,899
From $ 4,059
$ 207per day
Highlights
  • Explore historic Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan
  • Discover the ancient walled city of Khiva, a World Heritage Site
  • Journey to Registan Square and take in the minarets and medressas in Samarkand
  • Venture to the medieval city of Bukhara and enjoy memorable sightseeing
  • Marvel at the impressive archaeological site of Merv
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The Five Stans of the Silk Road
26 days

The Five Stans of the Silk Road

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits:
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Samarkand
$ 4,099
From $ 5,534
$ 158per day
Highlights
  • Explore the soviet-esque capital of bishkek
  • Witness how kyrgyz felt is made
  • Marvel at charyn canyon
  • Browse the stalls khujand markets
  • Stay overnight in a local yurt
  • Camp under the stars near derweze crater
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Tashkent to Ashgabat
10 days

Tashkent to Ashgabat

4.7 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By Intrepid Travel
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits:
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Silk Road
$ 2,176
From $ 2,867
$ 212per day
Highlights
  • This incredible journey takes you through parts of Central Asia that few people can find on a map, let alone have considered travelling to.
  • Steeped in Silk Road history and immortalised in many great tales, the UNESCO-protected town of Khiva is as photogenic as it is legendary.
  • Explore the sprawling ruins of Mary, Merv and other ancient kingdoms and contemplate the remnants of empires that once ruled these vast lands.
  • Witness the eternal flames of the Darvaza Crater, aka the 'Door to Hell' as you camp nearby – one of the strangest, most mesmerising geological oddities on earth.
  • Ashgabat rose from the devastation of an earthquake in 1948 and has enjoyed a surreal and futuristic makeover - witness its often bizarre, but certainly memorable architecture on a city tour.
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Bishkek to Ashgabat
26 days

Bishkek to Ashgabat

4.7 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By Intrepid Travel
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Visits:
Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Silk Road
$ 5,165
From $ 6,973
$ 199per day
Highlights
  • Central Asia is a fascinating and unique mix of ancient Silk Road culture, post-soviet culture and striving to redefine nations post independence. Geographically and for a time historically, it is the real centre of Asia
  • The much-photographed Registan in Samarkand is one of the true pinnacles of Islamic architecture. You'll be wowed by the scale, grandeur and beauty of the monuments to iconic figures such as Tamerlane and the Persian influenced madressas, mosques and mausoleums
  • Experience for yourself the legend that is Central Asian hospitality - there's really nothing like being welcomed into a local home or yurt for a meal, chatting with stall holders at bazaars or simply marvelling at the sights alongside locals
  • Kyrgyzstans mountains are its monuments and its majesty. The landscapes here will stay with you long after the journey is over
  • Marvel at the beautiful Son-Kol Lake, where in mid-summer you may see flocks of sheep, goats and herds of horses watched over by nomadic herdsmen and their families
  • Stay overnight in a yurt lakeside and live like the locals have for centuries in these portable, felt lined traditional tents
  • Reflect on the important role horses have played in the traditional Kyrgyz nomadic life style while witnessing horseback sports like odarysh (wrestling on horseback), tiyin-enish (where riders try to pick up coins at full gallop) or kok-baru (goat polo)
  • Explore sprawling ruins of Mary, Merv and others with a local guide and contemplate these remnants of empires that once ruled this vast land
  • Witness the eternal flames of the Darvaza Crater, aka the 'Door to Hell' as you camp nearby – one of the strangest, most mesmerising geological oddities on earth
  • Ashgabat rose from the devastation of an earthquake in 1948 and has enjoyed a surreal and futuristic makeover
More
Tashkent to Ashgabat
15 days

Tashkent to Ashgabat

4.7 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By Intrepid Travel
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Overland Journeys
Visits:
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Silk Road
$ 2,260
From $ 3,164
$ 151per day
Highlights
  • Pick up souvenirs in the bazaars of Tashkent
  • Experience the romance of the Silk Road in Samarkand
  • Spend a memorable night sleeping in a yurt
  • Walk through Bukhara's historic Old Town
  • Gaze up at the ancient walls surrounding Khiva
  • Discover the futuristic architecture of Ashgabat
  • Learn about Tamerlane’s dynasty
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Ashgabat to Bishkek
30 days

Ashgabat to Bishkek

4.7 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By Intrepid Travel
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Overland Journeys
Visits:
Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Silk Road
$ 3,940
From $ 5,516
$ 131per day
Highlights
  • Visit the wilds of Chong Kemin National Park
  • Be amazed by the ferocity of the Darvaza Gas Crate
  • Walk the lively streets of Ashgabat
  • Uncover Soviet memorabilia in Chorsu Bazaar
  • Practise your echoes in the canyons of Djety Oguz
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Ultimate Silk Road: Beijing to Ashgabat
41 days

Ultimate Silk Road: Beijing to Ashgabat

4.7 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By Intrepid Travel
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits:
China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Beijing, Bukhara, Kashgar, Samarkand, Silk Road
$ 8,710
From $ 11,759
$ 212per day
Highlights
  • Follow the route of the ancient Silk Road, travelling in the footsteps of countless generations of nomads and traders
  • Discover the unreal, rainbow-coloured landscape of Zhangye, a UNESCO site that looks like countless pots of bright paint have been spilled across sandstone mountains. You won't be able to put your camera away!
  • Uncover the ‘other terracotta warriors’ in Xi’an’s Hanyangling Mausoleum, an authentic and more personal burial site that’s home to tens of thousands of buried pottery figures
  • Experience the unique atmosphere of Kashgar’s Sunday Market
  • Central Asia is a fascinating and unique mix of ancient Silk Road culture, Soviet influence and striving to redefine nations post independence. Geographically and for a time historically, it is the real centre of Asia.
  • The much-photographed Registan in Samarkand is one of the true pinnacles of Islamic architecture. You'll be wowed by the scale, grandeur and beauty of the monuments to iconic figures such as Tamerlane and the Persian influenced madressas, mosques and mausoleums.
  • Experience for yourself the legend that is Central Asian hospitality - there's really nothing like being welcomed into a local home or yurt for a meal, chatting with stall holders at bazaars or simply marvelling at the sights alongside locals.
  • Kyrgyzstans mountains are its monuments and its majesty. The landscapes here will stay with you long after the journey is over.
  • Marvel at the beautiful Song Kol Lake, where in mid-summer you may see flocks of sheep, goats and herds of horses watched over by nomadic herdsmen and their families.
  • Stay overnight in a yurt lakeside and live like the locals have for centuries in these portable, felt lined traditional tents.
  • Reflect on the important role horses have played in the traditional Kyrgyz nomadic life style while witnessing horseback sports like odarysh (wrestling on horseback), tiyin-enish (where riders try to pick up coins at full gallop) or kok-baru (goat polo).
More
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The Five Stans of the Silk Road George Kourounis Photography Adventure
23 days

The Five Stans of the Silk Road George Kourounis Photography Adventure

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By Exodus Travels
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural
Visits:
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Silk Road
$ 5,655
From $ 6,905
$ 222per day
Highlights
  • ‘Door to Hell’ giant burning gas pit in Turkmenistan
  • Islamic architecture and ruins along the great Silk Road
  • Villages and lakes of the Fann and Tien Shan Mountains
  • Post Soviet grand monuments
  • History of traders, preachers and invaders
  • 20th July 2019 departure: accompanied by photographer and National Geographic Explorer, George Kourounis
More
Highlights Tour 
9 days

Highlights Tour 

4.3 | Great | 100+ Reviews
By Evaneos
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits:
Turkmenistan
$ 2,084
$ 304per day
The Silk Road Aboard the Golden Eagle & Shangri-La Express tour
21 days

The Silk Road Aboard the Golden Eagle & Shangri-La Express

5.0 | Excellent | 10 Reviews
By GeoEx
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Train & Rail Journeys, Cultural
Visits:
China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Beijing, Bukhara, Moscow, Samarkand, Silk Road, Terra Cotta Warriors, Xian
$ 24,959
$ 1,189per day
Highlights
  • 4,000 miles along the Silk Road between Moscow and Beijing, with Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
  • Ride camels in the Gobi Desert, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors, and soak up Islamic architecture in Khiva
  • Opt for an abridged 13-day trip aboard the Golden Eagle from Moscow to Almaty (or reverse)
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NEW The Stans of Central Asia: Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan tour
16 days

NEW The Stans of Central Asia: Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan

Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays
Visits:
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Samarkand
$ 5,995
$ 375per day
Highlights
  • Enjoy an exclusive glimpse into the archives of the Savitsky Museum
  • Visit the opulent 18th-century Bolo Hauz Mosque and the Chashma Ayub Mausoleum
  • Visit with a local ceramic master and learn about the centuries-old traditions of this ancient art form.
  • Exploring Samarkand, one of the oldest cities in the world
  • Including by the troops of Alexander the Great, the Arab Caliphate, and Genghis Khan.
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Along Central Asia’s Silk Road
17 days

Along Central Asia’s Silk Road

4.9 | Excellent | 9 Reviews
Type:
Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays
Visits:
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Samarkand
$ 5,794
$ 341per day
Highlights
  • White marble city of Ashgabat
  • UNESCO archaeological sites of Nisa and Kunya Urgench
  • Historic walled city of Khiva
  • Visits with local artisans
  • Extensive Bukhara touring
  • Petroglyphs at Sarmishsay Gorge
  • Home-hosted lunch in Bukhara
  • Desert excursion and yurt camp overnight
  • Legendary Samarkand
  • Central Asian bazaars in six cities
  • Private visit to Gur Emir Mausoleum
  • Tashkent touring, including world’s oldest Quran
  • Russian-accented Almaty
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