Central Asia Follow the Ancient Silk Road tour through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan
with Dr. Jennifer Rose
Why Take The Silk Road Tour?
- Traverse Central Asia with a tour of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
- Tour all UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Turkmenistan: Merv, Nissa and Kunya-Urgench
- Tour all UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan: Bukhara, Khiva, Samarkand, Shakrisabz
- Central Asia Tour is led by Silk Road specialist, Dr. Jennifer Rose
- Spend a full day in the old walled city of Khiva
- Limited to a maximum of 14 participants
‘Silk Road’ – the very phrase conjures up images of camel caravans heavily laden with precious goods, slowly moving along barely-visible tracks through an endless desert. Conquered by names engraved in history books – Alexander the Great, Genghiz Khan,Tamerlane – Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan are where empires were born. But the merchants, missionaries, and warriors who traversed these paths also carried the major religions of Zoroastrianism (one of the world’s oldest religions), Buddhism, Christianity, Manicheaism, and Islam over the course of time. And the architectural remains of these great belief systems are as breathtaking as they are grand.
Travel with Far Horizons on the Silk road tour to these Central Asia countries that echo with history and along the way explore the legendary cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Nisa, Merv and Dushanbe, to name only a few, as we piece together the remnants of this ancient trade route.
“I loved the trip, the best I’ve taken. Everything came together: the extraordinary sites, the guides, the group, the chance to stay in some charming hotels, the pace, everything. I also appreciate feeling confident that the itinerary has been carefully planned and that I can rely on the trip staff for whatever I need.” – Jan Austin
The Silk Road Tour Daily Itinerary
Day 1: Depart USA.
Day 2: In transit.
Day 3: Arrive in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Nisa.
Day 4: Anau. Ashgabat City tour.
Day 5: Merv.
Day 6: Konye Urgench. Cross into Uzbekistan. Drive to Khiva.
Day 7: Jambas Kala. Toprak Kala. Kyzyl Kala.
Day 8: Khiva city tour.
Days 9 and 10: Bukhara.
Day 11: Travel by train to Samarkand.
Day 12: Samarkand city tour.
Day 13: Shakhrisabz.
Day 14: Samarkand to Tashkent.
Day 15: Tashkent city tour.
Day 16: Cross into Tajikistan. Khujand. Fly to Dushanbe.
Day 17: Dushanbe city tour.
Day 18: Fly to the USA.