The Five Stans of the Silk Road

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  • ‘Door to Hell’ giant burning gas pit in Turkmenistan
  • Islamic architecture and  ruins along the great Silk Road
  • Villages and lakes of the Fann and Tien Shan Mountains
  • Post Soviet grand monuments
  • History of traders, preachers and invaders


Day 1

Start Ashgabat
Day 2
Explore Ashgabat
Day 3
Nisa and Darvaza
To Mary
Day 5
Merv and to Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Day 6
Day 7
Bukhara to Samarkand
Day 8
Full day sightseeing in Samarkand
Day 9
Shakhrisabz and Termez.
Day 10
Termez city tour.
Days 11 – 10
Cross into Tajikistan; on to Dushanbe.
Day 11
Into the Fann Mountains and Iskanderkul Lake.
Day 12
Istravashan and Khujand
Day 13
Fergahana Valley in Uzbekistan
Day 14
To Osh and Arslan Bob in Kyrgyzstan
Day 15
Full day in Arslan Bob
Day 16
Chychkn Gorge
Day 17
Kyzyl Oi Village
Days 18 – 19
To Son Kul Lake
Day 20
Day 21
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Day 22
End Almaty


  • 23 days land only / flight inclusive
  • Travel by minibus
  • 15 nights hotels, 3 nights home stays, 2 nights yurts, 1 night cottage and 1 night guest house
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 8 dinners included
  • Single supplement available
  • Countries visited: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan


  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Western tour leader throughout (plus a local guide in each country)
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival transfers for any flight, departure transfers for group flights only

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