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Central Silk Route (Ashgabat to Bishkek)

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30
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Cost/day $103
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Central Silk Route (Ashgabat to Bishkek) - Dragoman
Central Silk Route (Ashgabat to Bishkek) - Dragoman
Starts
Ashgabat
+13 Destinations
Silk Road
Ends
Bishkek
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Highlights

  • Visit the Kalon Mosque and Minaret
  • Explore the mausoleum of Ismail Samanid
  • Enjoy a cabaret dinner in Tashkent
  • Stay at the Kyzylkum Desert in yurts
  • Marvel the blue palace of Tash Khovli
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Camping
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Adventure, Overland truck, Discovery, In-depth Cultural
Start in Ashgabat and end in Bishkek! With the adventure tour Central Silk Route (Ashgabat to Bishkek), you have a 30 day tour package taking you from Ashgabat to Bishkek and through Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and 14 other destinations in Asia. Central Silk Route (Ashgabat to Bishkek) 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: Ashgabat
  2. Day 2: Darvaza
  3. Day 3: Kunye Urgench
  4. Days 4 to 5: Khiva
  5. Day 6: Bukhara
  6. Days 7 to 8: Bukhara
  7. Day 9: Nurata
  8. Day 10: Samarkand
  9. Days 11 to 12: Samarkand
  10. Day 13: Tashkent
  11. Day 14: Tashkent
  12. Day 15: Tashkent
  13. Day 16: Fergana Valley
  14. Day 17: Arslanbob
  15. Days 18 to 20: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  16. Days 21 to 22: Song Köl Lake
  17. Day 23: Kochkor
  18. Days 24 to 25: Jeti Oguz Valley
  19. Day 26: Karakol
  20. Days 27 to 28: Chong Kemin Valley-Cholpon Ata
  21. Day 29: Bishkek
  22. Day 30: Bishkek

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • 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 Ashgabat to Bishkek) 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

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

ман
Manat
Turkmenistan
лв
Som
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

Plugs & Adapters

TurkmenistanTurkmenistan, Uzbekistan and KyrgyzstanUzbekistan

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 Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. 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
Ashgabat is the starting point and Bishkek 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 16 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 (Ashgabat to Bishkek), 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 2,740 km.
  • Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
  • 247 km
  • Darvaza (Turkmenistan)
  • 247 km
  • Kunye Urgench (Turkmenistan)
  • 144 km
  • Khiva (Uzbekistan)
  • 388 km
  • Bukhara (Uzbekistan)
  • 140 km
  • Nurota (Uzbekistan)
  • 147 km
  • Samarkand (Uzbekistan)
  • 264 km
  • Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • 238 km
  • Fergana (Uzbekistan)
  • 325 km
  • Song Kul Lake (Kyrgyzstan)
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