Silk Road Tour to 5 Stans and the Caucasus

31 days/30 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Half Board
Age: 0+
Price:
6,625USD
6,864USD

The Highlights of the Tour

Enjoy a life-enriching trip along the segment of the Great Silk Road and plunge into the ancient atmosphere with dazzling reminders of glorious times Start your journey from Kazakhstan - the ninth largest country in the world, the land of vast steppes, striking nature and important trading routes of the Silk Road Explore the splendid architectural masterpieces in historical cities of Uzbekistan - Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva Visit Armenia - one of the first official Christian countries in the world Travel to wine region of Georgia, Kakheti. Try local wines, wander around sun-kissed vineyards Marvel at the Mud Volcanoes in the Gobustan Reserve
Almaty - Asian pilaf - Khiva - Khor Virap - Kakheti - Baku

ITINERARY

Introduction

Our Silk Road Tour is created for those who prefer more than just a classical tour, it’s a unique opportunity to explore the hidden secrets of Central Asia and the Caucasus. This 31-day-trip offers a journey to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. You will have a great trip along the Great Silk Road to distinctive architectural gems, stroll around Asian bazaars, UNESCO Sites, taste Armenian and Georgian famous wine and try delicious traditional food. It’s just amazing how close, but yet how different they are from one another with its traditions and culture. Do not miss the opportunity and Arara will make your trip unforgettable.

Day 1 - Arrival - Almaty City Tour

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

Day 3 - Almaty - Bishkek

Bishkek Sights
First, you will be transferred to Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan border and after passing the customs your exciting journey will begin. Kyrgyzstan is a mysterious less discovered country of picturesque lakes and rivers, mountain peaks covered with eternal snows, friendly nomads and the unique flavour of Asian food. After check-in at the hotel, you will have some time for a rest. А little bit later you will have a sightseeing tour including such sights as 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 Crater

Day 17 - Darvaza - Koneurgench - Khiva

Day 18 - Khiva - Tashkent

Day 19 - Free day in Tashkent

Day 20 - Arrival in Baku - Baku City Tour

Day 21 - Gobustan - Baku

Day 22 - Baku - Shamakhi - Sheki

Day 23 - Sheki - Lagodekhi border - Tbilisi

Day 24 - Tbilisi City Tour - Mtskheta

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

Day 26 - Kakheti - Telavi - Batonis Tsikhe - Tsindandali - Tbilisi

Day 27 - Sadakhlo border - Goshavank - Haghartsin - 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, Bishkek-Tashkent
  • 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 supplement729 USD

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Any Day

Any date

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Individual

May 18, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan

7,288 USD

2+

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Saturday

Sep 12, 2020

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Monday

Oct 12, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan

6,294 USD

10

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Wednesday

Mar 10, 2021

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Apr 9, 2021

to Tashkent/Yerevan

6,625 USD

13

Spaces left
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Wednesday

Apr 14, 2021

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

May 14, 2021

to Tashkent/Yerevan

6,625 USD

13

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Wednesday

May 5, 2021

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Jun 4, 2021

to Tashkent/Yerevan

6,625 USD

13

Spaces left
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Wednesday

Jun 9, 2021

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Jul 9, 2021

to Tashkent/Yerevan

6,625 USD

13

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Wednesday

Aug 11, 2021

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Sep 10, 2021

to Tashkent/Yerevan

6,625 USD

13

Spaces left
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Wednesday

Sep 1, 2021

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Oct 1, 2021

to Tashkent/Yerevan

6,625 USD

13

Spaces left
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Wednesday

Oct 6, 2021

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Nov 5, 2021

to Tashkent/Yerevan

6,625 USD

13

Spaces left
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Any Day

Any date

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Individual

May 18, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

2+

7,288 USD

Saturday

Sep 12, 2020

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Monday

Oct 12, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

10

6,294 USD

Wednesday

Mar 10, 2021

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Apr 9, 2021

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

6,625 USD

Wednesday

Apr 14, 2021

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

May 14, 2021

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

6,625 USD

Wednesday

May 5, 2021

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Jun 4, 2021

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

6,625 USD

Wednesday

Jun 9, 2021

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Jul 9, 2021

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

6,625 USD

Wednesday

Aug 11, 2021

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Sep 10, 2021

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

6,625 USD

Wednesday

Sep 1, 2021

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Oct 1, 2021

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

6,625 USD

Wednesday

Oct 6, 2021

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Nov 5, 2021

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

6,625 USD

TRIP REVIEWS (5)

Charlotte

Dear Rima, As promised, I am sending you my feedback on the Silk Road Tour. We had an amazingly organized tour. You were supper helpful with your informative and follow up emails. Guides and drivers were ok, we did not have any issues with them, the same is with hotels. They were nice and clean with delicious breakfast. Please tell Arthur who was our guide one more time that we enjoyed our time with him. I am sure this was right choice of a tour package in terms of days and countries included in it. We have seen many monasteries, mosques, churches and fortresses. We experienced cultures, cuisines, which trust me is quite delicious. I recommend Arara tour to anyone who is looking for a company that can organize a vacation perfectly. With Love Charlotte.

21.12.2019
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Cedric & Family

Hello, my family wants to thank Arara tour and especially Eduard who was our tour manager for organizing this amazing trip to Caucasus and Central Asia. Hotels were nice and clean, especially cascade hotel in Yerevan. Please also thank our guide Arnur in Kazakhstan, we are glad to be accompanied by him. What a beautiful countries Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are, culture, colorful mosques, architecture, traditions and of course food were life changing. Drivers were also professional and well organized. The funniest part for us was taking part in master classes. The wine tunnel in Georgia was shocking, I will never forget the panoramic view from Tatev Monastery, Bishkek city with its white houses and big Almaty lake was amazingly beautiful. One more time I want to thank and definitely will use your services again. I have sent you a small present, hope you will like it. Cedric & Family

20.12.2019
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Chow Lee, Lau Mei, Alan Yu

Well, this was a very long, probably the longest tour that I have ever had in my life. We travel almost every year with my best friends and this time we decided to combine some countries. I want to thank Rima for being so helpful, full of energy and enthusiasm. It’s probably the only company whose managers contact you regardless of where you are. I really liked the group atmosphere, everyone was so friendly and nice to each other. Guides and drivers were pretty good, except the one in Turkmenistan, I think her knowledge of English was not enough. Despite we were staying at 3* hotel, all of them were centrally located and easy to reach the main sights. Staff was nice, breakfast was quite satisfactory. Now, back to Hong Kong, we are telling everyone about Arara and Rima.
Thank You!
Chow Lee, Lau Mei, Alan Yu
18.12.2019
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TRIP MAP

map-Silk Road Tour to 5 Stans and the Caucasus
map-Silk Road Tour to 5 Stans and the Caucasus

WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

CENTRAL LOCATED HOTELS

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

GUIDES WITH 5+ YEAR EXPERIENCE

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

THE BEST PRICE IN THE MARKET FOR HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE

With Arara you book at first hand from a qualified local Armenian agency. Avoid surcharges applied by intermediaries and save money!

LICENSED AIR CONDITIONED TRANSPORT

We provide our tourists with comfortable air-conditioned transport.

3000+ SATISFIED CLIENTS PER YEAR

Every year we get a great number of positive feedback from our clients.

Own agency in Armenia, Georgia and Uzbekistan

With agencies operating in Georgia and Uzbekistan we are able to provide clients with the best price and quality services.

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Cascade (Yerevan)

Ani Central Inn (Yerevan)

Sheki Saray (Sheki)

Bridge Boutique (Tbilisi)

Margush (Mary)

Mizan (Ashgabat)

Qibla Tozabog (Khiva)

Umariyon (Panjakent)

Grand Art (Tashkent)

Arba (Samarkand)

Rangrez (Bukhara)

Azcot (Baku)

Kazakhstan (Almaty)

Discovery (Bishkek)

Karven (Issyk Kul)

PACKING CHECKLIST

Documents:

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

First aid kit:

bandaids / plasters, special medicine or drugs in permanent use, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, lip balm

Essentials:

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

Dressing:

There are no restrictions regarding clothes; scarf or shawl is advisable for churches (obligatory in Georgia for women)

Spring / Autumn:

long pants/jeans, long sleeve blouses, light raincoat, jacket, comfortable waterproof shoes, umbrella

Summer:

T-shirts, shorts, long sleeve blouses for evening, sandals, umbrella, sun protection, sunglasses, sunhat

Winter:

Warm coat, warm wool sweater, long warm trousers, long boots (waterproof), scarf, gloves

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