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:
669,095RUR
840,827RUR

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 supplement66,859 RUR

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Private tour

Any date

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Individual

May 18, 2020

to Tashkent/Yerevan

840,827 RUR

2+

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Wednesday

Jul 31, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
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Friday

Aug 30, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan

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13

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Wednesday

Aug 14, 2024

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Friday

Sep 13, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan

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Wednesday

Aug 28, 2024

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Friday

Sep 27, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan

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Sep 4, 2024

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Friday

Oct 4, 2024

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Wednesday

Sep 11, 2024

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Friday

Oct 11, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan

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Wednesday

Apr 23, 2025

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Friday

May 23, 2025

to Tashkent/Yerevan

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Wednesday

May 7, 2025

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Friday

Jun 6, 2025

to Tashkent/Yerevan

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Wednesday

May 14, 2025

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Friday

Jun 13, 2025

to Tashkent/Yerevan

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Wednesday

May 21, 2025

from Almaty/Baku
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days
Friday

Jun 20, 2025

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+

840,827 RUR

Wednesday

Jul 31, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Aug 30, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

709,862 RUR

Wednesday

Aug 14, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Sep 13, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan
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6

709,862 RUR

Wednesday

Aug 28, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Sep 27, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan
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10

669,095 RUR

Wednesday

Sep 4, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Oct 4, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan
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10

709,862 RUR

Wednesday

Sep 11, 2024

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Oct 11, 2024

to Tashkent/Yerevan
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12

709,862 RUR

Wednesday

Apr 23, 2025

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

May 23, 2025

to Tashkent/Yerevan
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13

709,862 RUR

Wednesday

May 7, 2025

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Jun 6, 2025

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

709,862 RUR

Wednesday

May 14, 2025

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Jun 13, 2025

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

669,095 RUR

Wednesday

May 21, 2025

from Almaty/Baku
31
days
Friday

Jun 20, 2025

to Tashkent/Yerevan
Space left

13

709,862 RUR

TRIP REVIEWS (13)

Julianna Henderson

Hi, Arara, me and my friends would like to express our sincere gratitude for one of the best trips of our
lives. We are really glad that we chose you to organize this trip. For me, this was one of the longest, but at
the same time the most colorful journeys I've ever had. I took a lot of photos full of unforgettable
memories, learned a lot about the history of the Silk Road and each country in particular. And what a
pleasure and fun it was taking part in master-classes! The wine tunnel in Georgia impressed me so much
that I couldn’t resist buying several bottles of wine, and in Armenia I couldn’t pass by all these colorful
dried fruits. The nature in Kazakhstan was breathtaking, Darvaza gas crater was the highlight in
Turkmenistan. Samarkand was one one of the most beautiful cities we have ever visited. The guides were
brilliant and friendly.
And of course the fast and smooth communication with our tour manager Hayku was beyond praise.
Thank you!

12.05.2024
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Evelyn W

I had doubts for a long time because of the impressive length of this package, but in the end, every second of this trip was fully justified. To plan such a long, intense tour while maintaining adequate pace and balance seemed like something fantastic, but Arara Tours coped with this task at a truly high level. Of course, there were some inconveniences during the trip, as we had domestic flights to move from one Stan to the other, but it was well handled. The hotels in the Caucasus were at better level than the hotels in the Stans, but not too big difference. The guides were good at English and had a deep knowledge of their countries. We enjoyed almost all the guides’ service, but were particularly happy with our guides in Kazakhstan, Georgia and Armenia. After the trip we still keep in touch in a hope that we will be back to your amazing regions in future. Thank you for an unforgettable trip!

02.05.2024
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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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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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