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Central Silk Route (Bishkek to Ashgabat) - Dragoman Overland
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Central Silk Route (Bishkek to Ashgabat)

From Bishkek to Ashgabat
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Dragoman Overland
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US $3,370
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  • Explore the Guri-Amir Mausoleum
  • See the stunning plaza of The Registan
  • Visit the Ulug Beg Observatory
  • Discover wild camping in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan
  • Take a tour to the mausoleum of Shah-I-Zinda


Start in Bishkek and end in Ashgabat! With the adventure tour Central Silk Route (Bishkek to Ashgabat), you have a 30 day tour package taking you through Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and 11 other destinations in Asia. Central Silk Route (Bishkek to Ashgabat) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Bishkek
  2. Day 2: Chong Kemin Valley
  3. Day 3: Chong Kemin Valley
  4. Day 4: Karakol
  5. Day 5: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  6. Day 6: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  7. Day 7: Kochkor
  8. Day 8: Son-Kol Lake
  9. Day 9: Son-Kol Lake
  10. Day 10: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  11. Day 11: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  12. Day 12: Arslanbob
  13. Day 13: Arslanbob
  14. Day 14: Fergana Valley
  15. Day 15: Tashkent
  16. Day 16: Tashkent
  17. Day 17: Samarkand
  18. Day 18: Samarkand
  19. Day 19: Samarkand
  20. Day 20: Kyzylkhum Desert
  21. Day 21: Bukhara
  22. Day 22: Bukhara
  23. Day 23: Bukhara
  24. Day 24: Khiva
  25. Day 25: Khiva
  26. Day 26: Kunye Urgench
  27. Day 27: Darvaza
  28. Day 28: Ashgabat
  29. Day 29: Ashgabat
  30. Day 30: Ashgabat
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
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Where You'll Stay


Customer Reviews

  • G
    · December 15, 2019
    James was a great driver, felt very safe with him. An all round good guy too. Grant F
    Trip date: June 2017
  • P
    · July 16, 2019
    Was a perfect mix of weird (Turkmenistan), culture (Uzbekistan) and nature (Kyrgyzstan) all in a month. Just as you thought you’d seen enough minarets and ancient cities the trip switched to mountains and lakes. It was also a good balance of included... Show more
    Dragoman Overland commented on this review
    Thank you for your great review of your trip with Dragoman. We're delighted to hear your group was the perfect mix!
    Trip date: May 2019

Dates & Availability

30 days
Central Silk Route (Bishkek to Ashgabat)
From Bishkek to Ashgabat
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  • What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for Silk Route between Ashgabat and Bishkek (from Bishkek to Ashgabat) is a group fund for this tour. The group fund pays for camping, hotels, food while camping, activities the group does as a whole (based on the itinerary mentioned above and in the brochure).

    The Kitty allows the group to be flexible as the hotels and campsites are not pre booked and booked by the crew while travelling which makes the whole itinerary more adabtable than the traditional tours. Sometimes you can stay an extra night at one location due to a special activity happening at the location, based on the groups wishes. All of these costs are paid at cost price and Dragoman makes no money out of it. Therefore, if money is left over in the Kitty after the tour, it will be paid back to the group members.

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  • About the countries


    Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

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    Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and TurkmenistanUzbekistanTurkmenistan


    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. 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.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before 24 July 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 24 July 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Dragoman Overland. 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 60 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.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Dragoman Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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