Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan - Mountains and Cities of the Silk Road
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Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan may be Central Asian neighbours, but they couldn’t be more different. For while Kyrgyzstan is a land of epic mountain scenery and semi-nomadic shepherds, Uzbekistan is home to the atmospheric towns of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, probably Central Asia’s most revered Silk Road trading centres.
Starting in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, we’ll spend much of our time in traditional yurts and will be introduced to the ways of mountain life on the Old Silk Road, before driving on to the ancient city of Osh. From here, we will cross the border into Uzbekistan and travel on to see the fabled cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand where merchants still ply their wares in the shadow of some of the world’s greatest architectural achievements.
If you wish to experience the contrasts and variety that this fascinating region has to offer, this is the trip for you.
DAY 1: TOUR STARTS IN BISHKEK (KYRGYZSTAN)
DAY 2: BISHKEK - SON KUL
DAY 3: IN & AROUND SON KUL
DAY 4: SON KUL - TASH RABAT
DAY 5: IN & AROUND TASH RABAT
DAY 6: TASH RABAT - KAZARMAN
DAY 7: KAZARMAN - OSH
DAY 8: OSH - KOKAND (UZBEKISTAN)
DAY 9: KOKAND - TASHKENT - KHIVA
DAY 10: IN KHIVA
DAY 11: KHIVA - BUKHARA
DAY 12: IN BUKHARA
DAY 13: BUKHARA - SAMARKAND
DAY 14: IN SAMARKAND
DAY 15: SAMARKAND - TASHKENT
DAY 16: TOUR ENDS IN TASHKENT