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Route of the Caravans: The Silk Road - Bestway Tours & Safaris
18 days

Route of the Caravans: The Silk Road

From Ashgabat to Bishkek
Tour Operator:
Bestway Tours & Safaris
Max group size:
12
Age range:
8 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
155130
Private available:
From
US $6,095
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Itinerary

Start in Ashgabat and end in Bishkek! With the In-depth Cultural tour Route of the Caravans: The Silk Road, you have a 18 days tour package taking you through Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and 12 other destinations in Asia. Route of the Caravans: The Silk Road includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
  2. Day 2: Ashgabat/Mary (Merv)/Ashgabat (Flight)
  3. Day 3: Ashgabat
  4. Day 4: Ashgabat/Dashoguz (Flight) /Kunya Urgench/Nukus (Drive) (Uzbekistan)
  5. Day 5: Nukus/Toprak Kala/Khiva (Drive)
  6. Day 6: Khiva
  7. Day 7: Khiva/Bukhara (Drive or Train)
  8. Day 8: Bukhara
  9. Day 9: Bukhara/Shakhrisyabz/Samarkand (Drive)
  10. Day 10: Samarkand
  11. Day 11: Samarkand/Penjikent (Drive) (TAJIKISTAN)
  12. Day 12: Penjikent/Dushanbe (Drive)
  13. Day 13: Dushanbe/Tashkent (Drive) (UZBEKISTAN – 2nd entry)
  14. Day 14: Tashkent/Almaty (Flight) (KAZAKHSTAN)
  15. Day 15: Almaty
  16. Day 16: Almaty/Bishkek (Drive) (KYRGYZSTAN)
  17. Day 17: Bishkek
  18. Day 18: Depart Bishkek
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18 days
Route of the Caravans: The Silk Road
From Ashgabat to Bishkek
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    6 Sep, 2021
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    23 Sep, 2021
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    21 Oct, 2021
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    4 Apr, 2022
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    Thursday
    21 Apr, 2022
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    23 May, 2022
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    9 Jun, 2022
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    21 Jul, 2022
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    5 Sep, 2022
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    22 Sep, 2022
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    20 Oct, 2022
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Good to Know

  • Currencies
    $
    US Dollar
    с
    Som
    Kyrgyzstan
    Tenge
    Kazakhstan
    ЅМ
    Somoni
    Tajikistan
    UZS
    Uzbekistan Sum
    Uzbekistan
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, I. As a traveller from England, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, I, A, B. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, A, B.

    Type C
    Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
    Type E
    Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
    Type F
    Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
    Type I
    Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
    Type A
    Turkmenistan
    Type B
    Turkmenistan
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan 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 Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for Tajikistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
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  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before October 16th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after October 16th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Bestway Tours & Safaris. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 76 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Bestway Tours & Safaris will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    • The following cards are accepted for "Bestway Tours & Safaris" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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