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

Central Silk Route (Ashgabat to Bishkek)

From Ashgabat to Bishkek
Tour Operator:
Dragoman Overland
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US $4,885
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  • 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


Start in Ashgabat and end in Bishkek! With the Adventure tour Central Silk Route (Ashgabat to Bishkek), you have a 30 days tour package taking you 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, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Ashgabat
  2. Day 2: Darvaza
  3. Day 3: Kunye Urgench
  4. Day 4: Khiva
  5. Day 5: Khiva
  6. Day 6: Bukhara
  7. Day 7: Bukhara
  8. Day 8: Bukhara
  9. Day 9: Kyzylkhum Desert
  10. Day 10: Samarkand
  11. Day 11: Samarkand
  12. Day 12: Samarkand
  13. Day 13: Tashkent
  14. Day 14: Tashkent
  15. Day 15: Tashkent
  16. Day 16: Fergana Valley
  17. Day 17: Arslanbob
  18. Day 18: Arslanbob
  19. Day 19: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  20. Day 20: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  21. Day 21: Son-Kol Lake
  22. Day 22: Son-Kol Lake
  23. Day 23: Kochkor
  24. Day 24: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  25. Day 25: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  26. Day 26: Karakol
  27. Day 27: Chong Kemin Valley
  28. Day 28: Chong Kemin Valley
  29. Day 29: Bishkek
  30. Day 30: Bishkek
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Customer Reviews

  • G
    · December 15th, 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 16th, 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

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30 days
Central Silk Route (Ashgabat to Bishkek)
From Ashgabat to Bishkek
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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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Good to Know

  • Currencies
    US Dollar
    Uzbekistan Sum
  • 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, A, B, I. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, A, B.

    Type C
    Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
    Type E
    Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
    Type F
    Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
    Type A
    Type B
    Type I
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, 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 Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 10 days 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.
    • 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.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before October 3rd, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after October 3rd, 2021, 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 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.
    • The following cards are accepted for "Dragoman Overland" 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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