Silk Road cultural vacation, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan
Discover two of Central Asia's most strikingly contrasting neighbours, swooping from wild nomad-trekked Kyrgzystan to the fabled Silk Road towns of Uzbekistan.
Biskhek Son Kul Yurts and ancient caravanserais Bukhara Samarkand Khiva Osh Kokand Fergana Valley Margilon Rishton Kyzyl Kum Desert Tien Shan mountains Tashkent
£2950To£2995 excluding flights
Price includes all activities/equipment, tour leaders, local guides and drivers, meals, transport (excluding international flights), accommodation and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary. Optional Single Supplement: from £235
Description of Silk Road cultural vacation, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan
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Trips are on full board basis, and include transport as outlined in itinerary, twin-share accommodation and entrance fees.
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3 Reviews of Silk Road cultural vacation, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan
3.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 21 Aug 2016 by Anne TealWe were able to get a small sense of what the Silk Road merchants must have experienced, and also an insight into some pretty remote parts of Central Asia. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Sep 2015 by Joan GodmanOne of the best trips I have been on !! Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Aug 2013 by Roger SladeA series of memorable experiences that will continue to be thought about in the weeks and months to come. Read full review
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Planet and peopleIn Central Asia we have developed unique relationships with many of the semi-nomadic peoples of the region and through our form of interactive, socially conscience tourism have helped them adapt to the modern, changing world by providing important income opportunities. With Sogan Bai, an eagle hunter from the shores of Lake Issyk Kul, or Noorgul, a shepherdess from the pristine Son Kul, or Nazira and her family at Tash Rabat, we have been responsible for introducing them to the homestay market, helping them to provide good, clean and interesting accommodation which in term allows them to educate their children, improve their standard of living and look after their ill.
The wonderful thing about this kind of interactive tourism is that everyone gains – the nomads financially and us with the wonderful welcome and experience they give us. On our horse treks, we work exclusively with the fine horse-man Anar Bek, who along with his family and members of the local community, ensure that the horses we trek with are well treated, well fed and well looked after. Wherever possible we stay in locally owned accommodation, eat in locally owned establishments and purchase supplies from the local nomads.