Central Asia’s Silk Road

Traveling the ancient Silk Road, encounter a mélange of culture and religion, art and architecture on this exciting 17-day small group journey.  Discover Kyrgyzstan’s delightful capital, Bishkek, seeing a traditional yurt-making demonstration and enjoying a home-hosted lunch, then admire the Bronze Age Tamgaly Petroglyphs.  Visit Kazakhstan’s Russian-accented Almaty, Uzbekistan’s fascinating capital, Tashkent, and tour Khiva.  Experience an Uzbek folklore performance.  In ancient Bukhara, watch silk weavers and savor another home-hosted meal.  Legendary Samarkand then reveals its many treasures. 

Sep 12 - Sep 28, 2024  (17 Days)

$8,394 per person, double occupancy, including air from SFO

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    What to Expect

    This is a moderately active tour and participants must be able to keep up with an active group of travelers. There is a considerable amount of walking on uneven terrain and at sites of ancient ruins.  You should be in good physical condition to enjoy the tour to its fullest.  For the safety and enjoyment of each participant and the group, participants must be able to:

    • Walk on average 2-3 miles a day in cities and towns during full days of touring.
    • Walk on cobblestone, gravel and pavement.  Some walking excursions require good balance as you negotiate stairs and uneven pavement. 
    • Stand for up to approximately 2 hours at a time each day.
    • Walk up and down stairs without handrails, without the assistance of another person.
    • Get on and off motor coaches on your own.