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Mountain Kingdoms of the Silk Road + Golden Road to Samarkand (2020)

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Mountain Kingdoms of the Silk Road + Golden Road to Samarkand (2020) - Explore!
Mountain Kingdoms of the Silk Road + Golden Road to Samarkand (2020) - Explore!
Starts
Bishkek
Destinations
+18
Ends
Tashkent
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Highlights

Start in Bishkek and end in Tashkent! With the discovery tour Mountain Kingdoms of the Silk Road + Golden Road to Samarkand (2020), you have a 23 day tour package taking you from Bishkek to Tashkent and through Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and 17 other destinations in Asia. Mountain Kingdoms of the Silk Road + Golden Road to Samarkand (2020) includes an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
14 to 85 year olds
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Jeep & 4WD
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: In Bishkek; afternoon city sightseeing
  2. Day 2: Drive to Karakol via Burana Tower and Issyk Kul Lake
  3. Day 3: Explore Karakol; walk in Djety Oguz Gorge
  4. Day 4: Drive to Kochkor; visit waterfalls en route
  5. Day 5: Spend the night in a traditional yurt at Song Kul Lake
  6. Day 6: Morning at Song Kul; return to Kochkor
  7. Day 7: Scenic drive through the mountains to Suusamyr Valley
  8. Day 8: Walking in Chichkan Gorge; afternoon drive to Toktogul Reservoir
  9. Day 9: Mountain drive to Djalal-Abad.
  10. Day 10: Discover Arslanbob, walk through walnut woodland, visit waterfall
  11. Day 11: Drive to Osh; cross border into Uzbekistan and drive to Fergana City
  12. Day 12: Drive via ceramic workshop in Rishtan to Tashkent
  13. Day 13: Free morning. Afternoon city sightseeing; ride the flamboyant Metro
  14. Day 14: Fly to Urgench in western Uzbekistan and drive to the ancient city of Khiva
  15. Day 15: In Khiva, visit the Old Citadel; free afternoon
  16. Day 16: Scenic drive through vast plains to Bokhara
  17. Day 17: In Bokhara, discover blue-tiled domes and minarets; learn about the city's history
  18. Day 18: Free day to explore Bokhara's sights further
  19. Day 19: Drive to Yangikasgan desert camp for overnight in a yurt; optional camel ride
  20. Day 20: Drive to Samarkand; afternoon exploration of the city's monuments including Registan Square
  21. Day 21: In Samarkand, discover magnificent mosques and mausoleums; free afternoon to explore further
  22. Day 22: In Samarkand, free morning; afternoon high-speed train to Tashkent
  23. Day 23: Tour ends in Tashkent

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About the countries

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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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Location
Bishkek is the starting point and Tashkent is the endpoint.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Explore! booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 April 2019 the full payment of $4,038 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $4038 for Mountain Kingdoms of the Silk Road + Golden Road to Samarkand (2020), but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Availability
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 3,468 km.
  • Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 64 km
  • Burana (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 165 km
  • Issyk Kul Lake (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 92 km
  • Karakol (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 220 km
  • Kochkor (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 64 km
  • Song Kul Lake (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 64 km
  • Kochkor (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 168 km
  • Chichkan (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 402 km
  • Toktogul (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 60 km
  • Arslanbob (Kyrgyzstan)
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