The Silk Road: Empires of Central Asia (land tour)
Monday, May 21, 2018 to Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Tour Leader: Matthew Canepa
Retrace the fabled Silk Road in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, following in the footsteps of Alexander, Genghis Khan, and Marco Polo across vast deserts, mountains, and the steppes of Central Asia to cities as old as Babylon and Rome. Visit six UNESCO World Heritage sites (Merv, Nisa, Kunya Urgench, Bukhara, Shakrisabze, and Samarkand) and remote archaeological sites (Gonur-Depe, Izmukshir, Paikent), meet local artists and professionals, admire a variety of museum collections, and stroll through ancient towns (Ashkabad, Khiva, Tashkent) and bazaars.
$7,945 (12-16 participants) per person double occupancy.
$8,245 (10-11 participants) per person double occupancy.
$865 single supplement (limited availability).
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Monday, May 21, 2018 - Depart Home
Tuesday, May 22 - Ashgabad, TURKMENISTAN
Wednesday, May 23 - Ashgabad
Thursday, May 24 - Ashgabad | Nisa | Anau | Ashgabad | Mary
Friday, May 25 - Mary | Gonur-Depe | Mary
Saturday, May 26 - Mary | Merv | Mary | Ashgabad
Sunday, May 27 - Ashgabad | Tashauz | Kunya Urgench | Khiva, UZBEKISTAN
Monday, May 28 - Khiva
Tuesday, May 29 - Khiva | Ellik Kala | Khiva
Wednesday, May 30 - Khiva | Bukhar
Thursday, May 31 - Bukhara
Friday, June 1 - Bukhara | Paikent | Bukhara
Saturday, June 2 - Bukhara | Shahrisabz | Samarkand
Sunday, June 3 - Samarkand
Monday, June 4 - Samarkand | Tashkent
Tuesday, June 5 - Tashkent
Wednesday, June 6 - Tashkent | HOME
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