Trip idea in Uzbekistan

Mysteries of the Silk Route


from £5,280 pp

(ex international flights)


24 days

This is one of the world's truly great journeys - something that everyone wants to do in their lifetimes. A total journey of nearly 5000 km, going over one of the world's most fascinating and isolated international borders (the Torugart Pass - 3752m) and reaching deep into the histories of China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, this unforgettable trip will open your eyes to this wonderful region of the world.

We will tailor this trip to you. Change anything - from excursions to accommodation to places visited.

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Day 1 - Beijing

  • Transfer from Beijing International airport to your hotel
  • At leisure in Beijing
Beijing, Xian

Day 2 - Beijing, Xian

  • Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City
  • Transfer from Beijing to the airport
  • Flight from Beijing to Xian
  • Transfer from Xian airport to your hotel

Day 3 - Xian

  • The Magnificent Terracotta warriors

Day 4 - Xiahe

  • Transfer from Xian to the airport
  • Flight from Xian to Lanzhou
  • Transfer from Lanzhou to Xiahe

Day 5 - Xiahe

  • The Monks of Labrang Monastery
  • Beautiful Sangke Grassland

Day 6 - Lanzhou

  • Transfer from Xiahe to Lanzhou via Binglingshi caves
  • Transfer from Lanzhou to the train station
  • Train from Lanzhou to Dunhuang overnight

Day 7 - Dunhuang

  • Transfer from Dunhuang train station to your hotel
  • Famous Mogao Caves
  • Crescent Lake - an incredible oasis in the Gobi Desert
Dunhuang, Liuyuan

Day 8 - Dunhuang, Liuyuan

  • The Western 1000 Buddha Caves
  • Transfer from Dunhuang to the train station in Liuyuan
  • Train from Liuyuan to Turpan overnight

Day 9 - Turpan

  • Transfer from Turpan train station to your hotel
  • Exploring Turpan - "the Land of Fire"

Day 10 - Turpan

  • Karez system - the life source of Turpan
  • Transfer from Turpan to the train station
  • Train from Turpan to Kashgar overnight

Day 11 - Kashgar

  • Transfer from Kashgar train station to your hotel
  • At leisure in Kashgar

Day 12 - Kashgar

  • Kashgar's famed Sunday bazaar
  • The largest mosque in China - Idkah and Apak Khoja’s Tomb

Day 13 - Naryn

  • Transfer from Kashgar to Naryn via the Torugart Pass
  • The Torugart Pass
Song Kol

Day 14 - Song Kol

  • Transfer from Naryn to Song Kol Lake
  • Experience the Life of Nomads
Song Kol

Day 15 - Song Kol

  • At leisure at Song Kol
Kochkor, Tashkent

Day 16 - Kochkor, Tashkent

  • Transfer from Song Kol to Kochkor
  • Authentic village experience at Kochkor
  • Transfer from Kochkor to Bishkek
  • Transfer from Bishkek to the airport
  • Flight from Bishkek to Tashkent
  • Transfer from Tashkent airport to your hotel

Day 17 - Tashkent

  • A journey on the Tashkent Metro

Day 18 - Samarkand

  • Transfer from Tashkent to the train station
  • Train from Tashkent to Samarkand
  • Transfer from Samarkand station to your hotel
  • Glorious Samarkand

Day 19 - Samarkand

  • Paper-making workshop in Konigil village
  • Excavations of the ancient Afrosiab
  • Delicious food and Uzbek hospitality
Shakhrisabz, Bukhara

Day 20 - Shakhrisabz, Bukhara

  • Transfer from Samarkand to Shakhrisabz
  • Shakhrisabz - the birthplace of Temur
  • Transfer from Shakhrisabz to Bukhara

Day 21 - Bukhara

  • Full day exploring the monuments of Bukhara
  • Delicious home-cooked meal

Day 22 - Khiva

  • Transfer from Bukhara to Khiva
  • At leisure in Khiva
Khiva, Tashkent

Day 23 - Khiva, Tashkent

  • An Oriental fairy tale - a walk around Khiva
  • Transfer from Khiva to Urgench airport
  • Flight from Urgench to Tashkent
  • Transfer from Tashkent airport to your hotel

Day 24

  • Transfer from Tashkent to the International airport