Silk Road Through the Stans

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Run by: Travel The Unknown

Reference number: 197

From: £3995

Follow in the footsteps of ancient Silk Road merchants through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Behold its crystal-clear lakes, ancient caravanserais, ubiquitous Lenin statues and traditional felt and yurt-making. In Uzbekistan, explore the majestic Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Wander through impressive mausoleums and fortresses, observe skillful craftsman and traverse the salt flats of the Kizil Kum Desert along the Oxus River.

Cross into Turkmenistan, one of the most mysterious countries in the world, to visit ancient Kunya-Urgench (Tamarlane's inspiration), the ancient settlements of Merv and the crumbling fortress of Old Nisa. Finally, spend some time in the surreal marble-and-gold capital of Ashgabat.

NOTE: This trip can follow on from the Silk Road through China and can continue to join the Silk Road through Persia for the ultimate Silk Road adventure.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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