Trip idea in Uzbekistan

Mysteries of the Silk Route

Trip cost ex. international flights
from £4,880 per person
24 days
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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.

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Day 1
  • Transfer from Beijing International airport to your hotel
  • At leisure in Beijing
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
  • The Magnificent Terracotta warriors
Day 4
  • Transfer from Xian to the airport
  • Flight from Xian to Lanzhou
  • Transfer from Lanzhou to Xiahe
Day 5
  • The Monks of Labrang Monastery
  • Beautiful Sangke Grassland
Day 6
  • Transfer from Xiahe to Lanzhou via Binglingshi caves
  • Transfer from Lanzhou to the train station
  • Train from Lanzhou to Dunhuang overnight
Day 7
  • Transfer from Dunhuang train station to your hotel
  • Famous Mogao Caves
  • Crescent Lake - an incredible oasis in the Gobi Desert
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
  • Transfer from Turpan train station to your hotel
  • Exploring Turpan - "the Land of Fire"
Day 10
  • Karez system - the life source of Turpan
  • Transfer from Turpan to the train station
  • Train from Turpan to Kashgar overnight
Day 11
  • Transfer from Kashgar train station to your hotel
  • At leisure in Kashgar
Day 12
  • Kashgar's famed Sunday bazaar
  • The largest mosque in China - Idkah and Apak Khoja’s Tomb
Day 13
  • Transfer from Kashgar to Naryn via the Torugart Pass
  • The Torugart Pass
Day 14
Song Kol
  • Transfer from Naryn to Song Kol Lake
  • Experience the Life of Nomads
Day 15
Song Kol
  • At leisure at Song Kol
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
  • A journey on the Tashkent Metro
Day 18
  • Transfer from Tashkent to the train station
  • Train from Tashkent to Samarkand
  • Transfer from Samarkand station to your hotel
  • Glorious Samarkand
Day 19
  • Paper-making workshop in Konigil village
  • Excavations of the ancient Afrosiab
  • Delicious food and Uzbek hospitality
Day 20
Shakhrisabz, Bukhara
  • Transfer from Samarkand to Shakhrisabz
  • Shakhrisabz - the birthplace of Temur
  • Transfer from Shakhrisabz to Bukhara
Day 21
  • Full day exploring fabulous Bukhara
  • Delicious home-cooked meal
Day 22
  • Transfer from Bukhara to Khiva
  • At leisure in Khiva
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
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  • Transfer from Tashkent to the International airport