Join this challenging expedition along ancient trading routes, following in the tracks of the old Silk Road. Discover some of the oldest cities in the world steeped in history and legend. Visit the legendary ’Stan’s’ taking in the bizarre city of Ashgabat and the splendour of the Old Registan in Uzbekistan. Get outdoors in Kazakhstan and hike in the Aksu-Dzhabagly Nature Reserve, keeping an eye out for bears! End your trip in the City of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Day 1 Turkmenistan
Ashgabat – Arrive and transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Day 2 Ashgabat – Free time and City Tour
Days 3 to 4 Turkmenistan
Kara-Kum Desert – drive€ross the barren desert
Darvaza Gas Craters – the ‘Door to Hell’, a result of Soviet-era gas exploration.
Kunye Ugench - see the 60mtr high minaret
Days 5 to 14 Uzbekistan
Aral Sea - see ships marooned in the desert
Khiva - explore the ancient medressas, mausoleums and museums.
Bukhara - an important stop on the Silk Rd of old & home to over 350 mosques & 100 Islamic colleges.
Kyzylkum Desert - beauty & harshness in one.
Samarkand - as old as Babylon, view the beauty of the Registan, medressas & mosques.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s capital
Days 15 to 19 Kazakhstan
Aksu-Dzhabagly Nature Reserve – green valleys, wildlife and snow capped peaks!
Time to explore this southern corner of Kazakhstan.
Bishkek - the Kyrgyzstan capital. Soviet built city with tree lined boulevards and parks. A chance to let our hair down, relax and maybe remind our taste buds about western food!
Day 20 Your trip ends after breakfast. 20 Days - Central Asia & South East Asia - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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