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Central Silk Route (Bishkek to Ashgabat)

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
Days
30
Our saving
$155
From
US $ 3,100
Cost/day $103
+ $920 Kitty
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Starts
Bishkek
+10 Destinations
Silk Road
Ends
Ashgabat
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Highlights

  • 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
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Camping
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Adventure, Overland truck
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 from Bishkek to Ashgabat and 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, transport and more.
  • Fiona Woods's review about another Dragoman tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was one of the best holidays we have ever done . Will our Leader and Anita the driver were amazing. The experience was one big adventure from beginning to end . Can highly recommend Dragoman

  • coraldonaldson's review about another Dragoman tour
    4.0 - Good

    great way to see places that have minimal local transport, with transportation to sights with no hassel

  • VictoriaStephenson's review about another Dragoman tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    A great trip, full of adventures, laughter, culture and history. Could not recommend it highly enough but be prepared for wild camping and basic facilities - which I think is the best bit!

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Bishkek
  2. Days 2 to 3: Ala Archa-Chong Kemin Valley
  3. Day 4: Karakol-Cholpon Ata
  4. Days 5 to 6: Jeti Oguz Valley
  5. Day 7: Kochkor
  6. Days 8 to 9: Song Köl Lake
  7. Days 10 to 12: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  8. Day 13: Arslanbob
  9. Day 14: Fergana Valley
  10. Day 15: Tashkent
  11. Day 16: Tashkent
  12. Day 17: Samarkand
  13. Days 18 to 19: Samarkand
  14. Day 20: Nurata
  15. Day 21: Bukhara
  16. Days 22 to 23: Bukhara
  17. Days 24 to 25: Khiva
  18. Day 26: Kunye Urgench
  19. Day 27: Darvaza
  20. Day 28: Ashgabat
  21. Day 29: Ashgabat
  22. Day 30: Ashgabat

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Additional Services

Videos

  • Main Page Video
  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Overlanding The Silk Road
  • Dragoman - 2017
Main Page Video

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • 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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  • Debra2nd June 2018
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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

лв
Som
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
ман
Manat
Turkmenistan

Plugs & Adapters

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and TurkmenistanUzbekistanTurkmenistan

Visa

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.

Vaccinations

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.

Policies

Location
Bishkek is the starting point and Ashgabat is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Dragoman to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm this Dragoman booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 January 2019 the full payment of $3,100 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 $3100 for Central Silk Route (Bishkek to Ashgabat), but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Dragoman tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,604 km.
  • Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 118 km
  • Chong-Kemin National Park (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 198 km
  • Karakol (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 220 km
  • Kochkor (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 64 km
  • Song Kol Lake (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 499 km
  • Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • 264 km
  • Samarkand (Uzbekistan)
  • 215 km
  • Bukhara (Uzbekistan)
  • 388 km
  • Khiva (Uzbekistan)
  • 144 km
  • Kunye Urgench (Turkmenistan)
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