Follow one of the world’s most well renowned highways; the Silk Road. In a challenging expedition which takes you through some of the oldest cities in the world, discover the ancient trading routes through the ‘Stan’s’ including a stop in the Turkmenistan capital, Ashgabat, which holds the Guinness world record for the most white marble on Earth. We’ll also stop off in splendored Old Registan in Uzbekistan. Once we reach Kazakhstan there will be the chance to hike in the Aksu-Dzhabagly Nature Reserve, where native bears can be spotted. Our tour ends in the City of Bishkek in 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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