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Route of the Caravans: The Silk Road  - Bestway Tours & Safaris
Route of the Caravans: The Silk Road - Bestway Tours & Safaris
Starts
Ashgabat
+12 Destinations
Silk Road
Ends
Bishkek
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Highlights

Start in Ashgabat and end in Bishkek! With the in-depth cultural tour Route of the Caravans: The Silk Road , you have a 18 day tour package taking you from Ashgabat to Bishkek and through Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and 12 other destinations in Asia. Route of the Caravans: The Silk Road is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
8 to 80 year olds
Max Group Size
12
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Historical
Operator
Bestway Tours & Safa...

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 01: Arrive Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
  2. Day 02: Ashgabat/Mary (Merv)/Ashgabat (Flight)
  3. Day 03: Ashgabat
  4. Day 04: Ashgabat/Dashoguz (Flight) /Kunya Urgench/Nukus (Drive) (Uzbekistan)
  5. Day 05: Nukus/Toprak Kala/Khiva (Drive)
  6. Day 06: Khiva
  7. Day 07: Khiva/Bukhara (Drive or Train)
  8. Day 08: Bukhara
  9. Day 09: Bukhara/Shakre Sabz/Samarkand (Drive)
  10. Day 10: Samarkand
  11. Day 11: Samarkand/Penjikent (Drive) (TAJIKISTAN)
  12. Day 12: Penjikent/Dushanbe (Drive)
  13. Day 13: Dushanbe/Tashkent (2019: Flight - 2020: 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(B, D)
  18. Day 18: Depart Bishkek

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

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    • Monday
      Apr 6, 2020
      from Ashgabat
      18 Days
      Thursday
      Apr 23, 2020
      to Bishkek
      10+ seats left
      $177
      USD $5,718
      Sharing a twin room
    • Monday
      May 25, 2020
      from Ashgabat
      18 Days
      Thursday
      Jun 11, 2020
      to Bishkek
      10+ seats left
      $177
      USD $5,718
      Sharing a twin room
    • Monday
      Jul 6, 2020
      from Ashgabat
      18 Days
      Thursday
      Jul 23, 2020
      to Bishkek
      10+ seats left
      $177
      USD $5,718
      Sharing a twin room
    • Monday
      Sep 7, 2020
      from Ashgabat
      18 Days
      Thursday
      Sep 24, 2020
      to Bishkek
      10+ seats left
      $177
      USD $5,718
      Sharing a twin room
    • Monday
      Oct 5, 2020
      from Ashgabat
      18 Days
      Thursday
      Oct 22, 2020
      to Bishkek
      10+ seats left
      $177
      USD $5,718
      Sharing a twin room

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    ман
    Manat
    Turkmenistan
    лв
    Som
    Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
    TJS
    Somoni
    Tajikistan
    лв
    Tenge
    Kazakhstan

    Plugs & Adapters

    TurkmenistanTurkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and KyrgyzstanUzbekistan and Tajikistan

    Visa

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    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Tajikistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. Ideally 6 months 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.

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    Location
    Ashgabat is the starting point and Bishkek is the endpoint.
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    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 2 February 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 2 February 2020, 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 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    Cancellation policy
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    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Bestway Tours & Safaris will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 3,373 km.
    • Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
    • 340 km
    • Merv (Turkmenistan)
    • 340 km
    • Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
    • 453 km
    • Dashoguz (Turkmenistan)
    • 87 km
    • Kunya Urgench (Turkmenistan)
    • 41 km
    • Nukus (Uzbekistan)
    • 135 km
    • Khiva (Uzbekistan)
    • 388 km
    • Bukhara (Uzbekistan)
    • 215 km
    • Samarkand (Uzbekistan)
    • 60 km
    • Penjikent (Tajikistan)
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