Silk Road Tour to 5 Stans and the Caucasus

31 days/30 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Average Age: 45-75
Half Board
Price:
657,680RUR
826,482RUR

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 3* European class 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 (vaccinated drivers)
  • Escort English – speaking guide for all days (vaccinated guides)
  • 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
  • 3* Single supplement65,718 RUR

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Private tour

Any date

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Individual

May 18, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan

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Wednesday

Apr 10, 2024

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Friday

May 10, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan

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Wednesday

Apr 24, 2024

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Friday

May 24, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan

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Wednesday

May 8, 2024

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Friday

Jun 7, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan

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Wednesday

May 22, 2024

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Friday

Jun 21, 2024

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Sunday

Jun 16, 2024

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Tuesday

Jul 16, 2024

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Wednesday

Jul 31, 2024

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Friday

Aug 30, 2024

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Wednesday

Aug 14, 2024

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Friday

Sep 13, 2024

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Wednesday

Aug 28, 2024

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Friday

Sep 27, 2024

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Wednesday

Sep 4, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
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Friday

Oct 4, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan

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Private tour

Any date

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Individual

May 18, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

2+

826,482 RUR

Wednesday

Apr 10, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

May 10, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

697,751 RUR

Wednesday

Apr 24, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

May 24, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan
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13

657,680 RUR

Wednesday

May 8, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Jun 7, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan
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7

697,751 RUR

Wednesday

May 22, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Jun 21, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan
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8

697,751 RUR

Sunday

Jun 16, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Tuesday

Jul 16, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

697,751 RUR

Wednesday

Jul 31, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Aug 30, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

697,751 RUR

Wednesday

Aug 14, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Sep 13, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

6

697,751 RUR

Wednesday

Aug 28, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Sep 27, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

10

657,680 RUR

Wednesday

Sep 4, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Oct 4, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

10

697,751 RUR

TRIP REVIEWS (11)

Stella Flynn

Hi Sati, We are home safely. Thanks for arranging the trip for us. The tour in Turkmenistan was wonderful, your tourist guides and drivers were great. We are happy except for the meals in Khiva. We were restricted to a total amount of less than $30usd for all 3 peoples. They removed a dish from our order, or we had to pay out of our pocket. We did not have any problem with other towns. Otherwise, everything was good. Both Camy and I have been telling people how good and responsible you are. Thanks again.

28.09.2023
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Anna and Joseph Powell

Hi Ruslan, thank you so much for this incredible tour and your assistance. Armenia, with its captivating architecture, delectable cuisine, warm-hearted people, and enchanting monasteries, left a lasting impression on us. It was a destination we'll forever cherish. As for Uzbekistan, it proved to be an unexpected burst of color and culture. The mosques and traditions were unlike anything we'd encountered in our travels. Overall, we enjoyed each and every country.

26.09.2023
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Lucia Kaufmann

I just returned from what was undoubtedly the longest tour of my life, and I can't help but marvel at the incredible journey I've had. I must start by expressing my heartfelt gratitude to Hasmik, who was our guiding light throughout this remarkable journey. Her energy, enthusiasm, and unwavering support made all the difference. What truly sets Hasmik and Arara apart is their unyielding commitment to staying connected with their travelers, regardless of where you may find yourself in the world. Despite staying in 3-star hotels, what stood out was their central locations, making it incredibly convenient to explore the main attractions of each destination. I was genuinely awestruck by the wealth of culture and history that I encountered throughout our journey across these incredible countries. Some of the highlight places were Garni and Geghard in Armenia, Fann Mountains in Tajikistan, and Charyn Canyon which reminded me of the Grand Canyon in the USA. Now that I am back in Sidney, I find myself eager to share the tale of our incredible journey with everyone we meet. If you're considering an adventure of your own, don't hesitate to reach out to them; you won't be disappointed.         

26.09.2023
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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 8+ YEAR EXPERIENCE

We work only with professional guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 8 years. All our guides are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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. All our drivers are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Travelers on the tour mostly from the USA, UK, Australia and Canada

We host over 3,000+ tourists per year. Our clients are mostly from the USA, UK, Australia and Canada. Average age of our travelers is from 45 to 80. Our groups consist of travelers from all genders. There are solo travelers in most of our groups.

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

Kazakhstan (Almaty)

Discovery (Bishkek)

Karven Hotel (Issyk Kul)

Grand Art Hotel (Tashkent)

Arba (Samarkand)

Umariyon Hotel (Panjakent)

Rangrez (Bukhara)

Mizan Hotel (Ashgabat)

Qibla Tozabog Hotel (Khiva)

Auroom Hotel (Baku)

Old Town Sheki (Sheki)

Graphica Hotel (Tbilisi)

Ani Central Inn Hotel (Yerevan)

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:

Moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

Credit cards and cash:

Credit cards can be used in all capital/big cities at hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets, etc. EUR, USD and GBP can be exchanged into the local currency at exchange places and banks.

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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