Silk Road Tour

31 days/30 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Breakfast
Age: 15+
Price:
6,681USD
7,349USD

The Highlights of the Tour

Enjoy a trip along the great segment of the Silk Road, where every corner still exudes a timeless aura of those glorious times and traditions. Reveal the secrets of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva that house impressive historical heritage, splendid architecture, and colorful bazaars. Visit Armenia - the country that have deep rooted traditions of Christianity, the land of high mountains and remote monasteries. Try world-known Georgian wines. Set your foot on "The Land of the Sacred Fire" - Azerbaijan.
Samarkand - Asian pilaf - Uzbek ornaments - Zvartnots Temple - Caucasian BBQ - Gobustan NP

ITINERARY

Introduction

For a long period of time, the Great Silk Road was a vital link between east and west, spreading wealth, philosophy, faith and empire. We created our Silk Road Tour for all those who want to have a deep immersion into the secrets and legends of those glorious times. The trip route will pass through the great segment of the Silk Road covering such countries as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Each destination offers something completely original and specific, the life-enriching experiences for young and adults, from mountains to deserts and from ancient religious monuments to modern cities. The tour is impregnated with cultural peculiarities, historical facts, dramatic views, national spices and aromas of exotic Central Asia and charming South Caucasus.

Day 1 - Arrival - Almaty City Tour

Day 2 - Almaty - Medeo - Big Almaty Lake - Almaty

Day 3 - Almaty - Bishkek

Bishkek Sights
This day you will leave Kazakhstan and have a trip to Kyrgyzstan. First, you will pass the customs and then head to Bishkek – the capital of the country. The trip will take about 3 hours and will pass by a newly built highway surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. Kyrgyzstan is a land of unspoilt mountain capes, beautiful pastures, friendly shepherds and exotic Asian food. After your arrival in Bishkek, you will have a check-in and some time for a rest. The further tour program includes visits to the local bazaar, Panfilov Park, Ala-Too Square and monuments to national heroes.
Overnight: Hotel in Bishkek
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Bishkek - Issyk Kul

Day 5 - Issyk Kul - Cholpon Ata - Grigorevka Gorge - Bishkek

Day 6 - Bishkek - Tashkent

Day 7 - Tashkent City Tour

Day 8 - Tashkent - Samarkand

Day 9 - Samarkand - Panjakent

Day 10 - Panjakent - Seven Lakes - Samarkand

Day 11 - Samarkand - Bukhara

Day 12 - Bukhara City Tour

Day 13 - Bukhara - Farab - Turkmenabat - Mary

Day 14 - Mary - Ashgabat

Day 15 - Ashgabat City Tour

Day 16 - Ashgabat - Darvaza Gas Crater

Day 17 - Darvaza - Koneurgench - Khiva

Day 18 - Khiva - Tashkent

Day 19 - Free day in Tashkent

Day 20 - Baku City Tour

Day 21 - Gobustan - Baku

Day 22 - Baku - Shamakhi - Sheki

Day 23 - Arrival in Tbilisi

Day 24 - Tbilisi City Tour - Mtskheta

Day 25 - Ananuri - Kazbegi - Gudauri - Gergeti - Tbilisi

Day 26 - Kakheti - Telavi - Tsinandali - Tbilisi

Day 27 - Sadakhlo border - Goshavank - Dilijan - Sevan - Yerevan

Day 28 - Yerevan City Tour - Echmiadzin - Yerevan

Day 29 - Khor Virap - Noravank - Yerevan

Day 30 - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan

Day 31 - Departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • All airport and land border transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels (twin/dbl shared)
  • Meals: breakfast at the hotels, lunches and dinners as per program
  • Services for private A/C car with driver as per program
  • Escort English – speaking guide for all days
  • Train tickets: Tashkent-Samarkand
  • Domestic air tickets: Khiva-Tashkent, Mary-Ashgabat
  • Entrance fees to the sites listed
  • Show program in Bukhara and show with hawks in Kazakhstan
  • Mineral water 0.5 L per day/per person
  • Visa support LOI (only to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan)
  • 4-wheel drive vehicle for Gergeti Trinity Church
  • Wine tasting in Sighnaghi
  • 24-hour office support

The tour price doesn't include

  • International flight tickets
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa consular fees
  • Video and photo charges
  • Porterage
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Services not included in the itinerary
  • Single supplement

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Any Day

Any date

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Individual

May 18, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan

7,379 USD

2+

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Saturday

Apr 18, 2020

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Monday

May 18, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan

6,373 USD

11

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Saturday

May 23, 2020

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Monday

Jun 22, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan

6,708 USD

13

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Saturday

May 30, 2020

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Monday

Jun 29, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan

6,708 USD

13

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Saturday

Aug 22, 2020

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Monday

Sep 21, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan

6,708 USD

13

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Saturday

Sep 12, 2020

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Monday

Oct 12, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan

6,373 USD

10

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Any Day

Any date

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Individual

May 18, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

2+

7,379 USD

Saturday

Apr 18, 2020

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Monday

May 18, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

11

6,373 USD

Saturday

May 23, 2020

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Monday

Jun 22, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

6,708 USD

Saturday

May 30, 2020

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Monday

Jun 29, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

6,708 USD

Saturday

Aug 22, 2020

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Monday

Sep 21, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

6,708 USD

Saturday

Sep 12, 2020

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Monday

Oct 12, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

10

6,373 USD

TRIP REVIEWS (5)

il Bianchi

Hi Eduard, we are back to Brazil safe and sound. My family is grateful for what you have organized for us. Despite the fact 9 people in the group, you could manage to please everyone’s desires. It was always my dream to travel with my whole family and with the help of Arara my dream came true. We have never travelled this much longer and the itinerary was arranged perfectly in order to not spent much time on the roads. Concerning guides in all countries, all of them were well prepared and special thanks to Arthur who was assisting us in Armenia.
Just a small concern, we did not like that much the passport control process in Azerbaijan which I totally agree does not have anything to do with Arara but I have written a letter to the embassy concerning the current situation on that and hope it will help in the near future.
We really enjoy the picturesque scenery of Mtskheta, the panoramic view from Garni Pagan Temple, the town of love Sighnaghi in Georgia. I can’t forget how beautiful the big Almaty lake was, monasteries, mosques which we have visited were just perfectly selected for us. Drivers were professional too, hotels in all countries were nice and clean except the one in Turkmenistan. Guides (Shukhrat, Anastasia, Bobozhon and Jennet) in Central Asia were amazing and knowledgeable, they told us interesting legends about their countries. 
Thanks one more time for your assistance and please thank whole Arara stuff for being so motivated and well prepared. I will definitely recommend your services to my friend and colleagues.
Cheers!
25.10.2019
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Amelia Brightman

Central Asia gets a bad rap for being unsafe and difficult to travel to but I can say having returned from my trip that this reputation is undeserved. As a woman travelling alone, many friends worried that I would have problems and warned against going on this trip but I am thankful that I was not deterred. In Central Asia, I found kind and helpful people as my guides Lola and Anastasia, an astounding variety of remarkable landscapes and a deep history (not to mention delicious food!). I want to say thank you to Arara for organizing my tour, calming my fears and showing me the beauty of Central Asia. I would like to thank Tatev especially for her work in organizing everything, she was kind, professional and very fast with responding to my emails.

08.09.2019
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Silvia, Adam, Albert and Natalie

My friends and I travel together every other year, and this year we decided on Central Asia. We picked Central Asia in 19 days tour because we wanted to spend a good amount of time in the region and wanted to see at least some all 5 Central Asian countries. We travelled with Arara two years ago in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan and had an excellent experience with them then, so when we found out they had started offering tours to Central Asia, we naturally chose to travel with them again. Like in the Caucasus, the tour was a fantastic mix of nature, history and experiences with the local people, and for the history lovers in our group especially the trip was more than perfect. My personal highlight was the day we spend at the ancient city of Merv. Our guide was full of knowledge and went above and beyond in showing us the sights amongst the ruins of the city. Also, the guides from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan were very hospitable and helped us to explore the extraordinary secrets of history and nature of both countries. For any fellow world travellers and history lovers, I can recommend Arara and especially their 19-day tour in Central Asia (along with their tour across Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia)!

18.05.2019
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WHY BOOK WITH ARARA CENTRAL ASIA

Local Tour Operator - first hand prices

By booking with us you buy from the first hand without any additional commissions.

CENTRAL LOCATED HOTELS

We choose only the best hotels located in the city center close to the main sights

Certified Guides

We work only with professional certified guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 5 years

Best price/quality combination

We are responsible for the quality of our tours and guarantee that all the packages have the best value for money.

Well-maintained itineraries and smooth tour operations

In all our tour packages everything is thought out in advance that's why the tour goes on smoothly without any problems.

Knowledgeable tour advisers and fast communication

Аfter the interaction with us, you will be as pleased as possible with the process of communication, obtaining the necessary information and the speed of work of our employees.

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Grand Art (Tashkent)

Karven (Issyk-Kul)

Rangrez (Bukhara)

Discovery (Bishkek)

Kazakhstan (Almaty)

Umariyon (Panjakent)

Arba (Samarkand)

Qibla Tozabog (Khiva)

Margush (Mary)

Cascade (Yerevan)

Nemi (Baku)

Bridge Boutique (Tbilisi)

PACKING CHECKLIST

Documents:

Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)

Essential:

Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in the city, cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, a camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

Other:

First-aid kit (plaster, antibacterial gel, cold medicine), umbrella

Clothing for spring/autumn:

Light clothing and clothing with long sleeves for a cool evening, rainproof shoes and raincoat in case of rain

Clothing for summer:

Light clothing preferably made of natural fabric, a hat for sun protection, sunglasses

Clothing for winter:

Warm clothing, coats, waterproof warmed shoes, scarf, gloves

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