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The Five Stans of the Silk Road

Duration: 23 days
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5 countries, 3 weeks, 1 epic trip through Central Asia's Silk Road

This adventure is a big one. Some would say epic. Spend 23 days travelling the Silk Road through five countries in the heart of Central Asia.

Your backdrop for these three weeks will be vast deserts, fertile valleys, rolling steppe, and majestic mountains. The five Stans offer changing and varied landscapes from ancient towns, traditional villages, and modern cities. The history here is rich and you won’t leave unaffected.

Highlights:

  • Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
  • See the Door to Hell – a giant burning gas pit in Turkmenistan
  • Visit old Soviet monuments
  • Learn the history of traders, preachers, invaders, philosophers, astronomers and more
  • See UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Merv and Shakhrisabz

This journey covers a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Most of the drives are 4-5 hours through areas where the infrastructure is not always well developed. Be prepared for basic amenities. Though this is not a highly active trip, the pace and climate can be tiring. Your guides will help you navigate the culture and leave you with a deep respect for the way of life in this area.

Get ready for grand monuments, alpine lakes bordered by yurt villages, intricately tiled mosques, rural villages, colourful markets, and more.

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Why you'll love this adventure

  • A chance to explore one of the greatest multi-country land journeys in the world
  • Discover Islamic architecture and ruins along the great Silk Road
  • Villages and lakes of the Fann and Tien Shan Mountains
Start
Ashgabat
Finish
Almaty
Trip Duration
23 Days
Group Size
min 5, max 16
Activity
Culture, Explorer
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Private Departure, Solo Traveller

Dates

From

Saturday

22 June 2024

To

Sunday

14 July 2024

From

Saturday

29 June 2024

To

Sunday

21 July 2024

From

Saturday

6 July 2024

To

Sunday

28 July 2024

Itinerary

Please make an enquiry and we'll send you the full itinerary for each day including meals, activities, travel and accommodation.

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What's included

  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Western tour leader throughout (plus a local guide in each country)
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival transfers for any flight, departure transfers for group flights only

Trip notes

Price

From £4,699 GBP

Min age

16

Meals

All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 8 dinners included

Additional notes

This adventure can also be booked with UK return flights by the operator – to get prices, dates and availability for the flight option please complete an enquiry form today and mention your flight interest in the message section. Thanks!

Tour operator

If you’re looking for a company with experience you can’t beat these guys. This operator started life in February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments.

For the company, and people who work for them “it’s all about adventure” which is what they were founded on and what they are still about today. Their trips take place all around the world where they help travelers to delve into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to a country’ unique identity.

We love that their groups and guides travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise the impact, to ensure that every holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.

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