The Great Silk Road Route

The Great Silk Road

The Great Silk Road

5 Countries

China – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan – Iran

Duration: 35 days / 34 nights

Best time for traveling: April – October

This program is an example route for Great Silk Road tour, which will take you in 35 days through 5 countries.

Silk Road Scenery

Silk Road Scenery

We would be happy to build tailor made itinerary according to your interest, budget and duration.
We can pick and mix between the different countries of this region.

For thousands of years the Great Silk Road was connecting China to the Mediterranean and facilitating cultural exchange between two major civilizations of that time – the Eastern and the Western one. For thousands of years numerous caravans with expensive silk, exotic spices and gems were moving along this famous trading route, immense caravanserais, majestic mosques and madrassas were rising along the road. And now you have got a possibility to follow that same ancient route yourself!

 

You have an opportunity to visit five Asian republics, through the territory of which camel cades were passing long ago, and those are China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran. This tour is unique from the beginning to the very ending: starting from the

Silk Road Architecture

Silk Road Architecture

grandiose Chinese wall, mystical Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven in China to Azadi Tower and numerous palaces of majestic Iran. As you are en route the ruins of ancient cities give place to large-scale modern cities, exciting local legends are significantly amplified by the impressive surrounding landscape, and spicy atmosphere of the charming East hides at each dastarkhan ( traditional Asian Inn), in every madrasah and is reflected as a subtle sparkle in the eyes of each passer-by…

Possible Itinerary  (as an example):

China: Beijing – train crossing- Xian – train crossing- Lanchow – Labrang – Lanchow –train crossing- Tzu-U-Guan – Dunhuang – train crossing-Turpan – Urumqi- Flight from Urumqi to Kashgar, from Kashgar travelling by land towards Kyrgyzstan’s crossing.

Crossing to Kyrgyzstan: Irkeshtam pass – Yurt Camp under Lenin peak – Osh Land

Crossing to Uzbekistan: Fergana – Margilan – Fergana – Rishtan – Kokand – Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Khiva – Konye -Urgench.

Land Crossing to Turkmenistan: Drive from Konye- Urgench to Dashogu, flight from Dashoguz to Ashgabat – Mary – Merv – Mary.

Land Crossing from Sarakhs to Iranian side and drive to Mashad: flight from Mashhad to Shiraz – Persepolis – flights from Shiraz from Isfahan and from ishafan to Teheran.

Camels at sunset on the Silk Road

Camels at sunset on the Silk Road

Flight back from Teheran.

Domestic air flights:
o Urumqi – Kashgar air flight;
o Dashoguz – Ashgabat air flight;
o Mashhad – Shiraz air flight;
o Shiraz – Isfahan air flight;
o Isfahan – Tehran air flight;

• Domestic railroad crossings:
o Beijing – Xian train
o Xian – Lanchow train
o Lanchow – Tza-U-Guan train
o Dunhuang – Turpan train
• Visa invitations

This is very long route. Speak with us and  we can tailor made program from one to all of five countries on the Silk Road.

Send us your enquiry to info@journeyboutique.com or call to +44(0) 1534758983 and we will be back with the offer within 24 hours, which can, to a degree, be adjusted to suit your budget.

Your package’s price  will include: accommodation in double/twin sharing room, breakfasts, air conditioned transport according to the programme, English speaking driver- guide, admission fees for sightseeing spots listed in itinerary, taxes.

Price does not include: international flights, personal travel insurance, optional tips, visa fee (if required), meals not mentioned in itinerary, camera fees ( if applicable), drinks/other personal expenses.

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