Silk Road Odyssey

Overview and description

karavan_saraiTravel on this trip will give you the chance to receive unusual impressions, to see untouched place time, to communicate with people, whose traditions leave in the deep past and are esteemed to this day.

You will start your journey from the ancient cities of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara. The centuries-old history is kept in chronicles of these distinctive cities. Tashkent represents a harmonious combination of the Past and Future. Architectural treasure of the Great Samarkand, comparable to a rich history of Rome and Babylon. Observable landmarks of Bukhara will make you plunge in to the city’s past.

In picturesque Fergana valley in Uzbekistan you will visit Kokand, Margilan and Rishtan cities. Your further way lies through the Osh city on the territory of Kyrgyzstan. Osh, which is a famous trade point on the Great Silk Road, is 3000 years old. From Osh the travel will go on to the Pamir highway over the Taldyk pass (3 615 m). You will view a panorama of unique landscape and mountains of an extraordinary beauty. Climbing down through the pass to Sarytash place you will see the grandeur of Pamir’s snow pinnacles. The next part of your program will be in China.

The main part of the journey will be carried in northwestern part of China, in Xingjian autonomous region. In this majestic place are tangent eastern and western civilizations.

«The native land of dances and songs», «the native land of vegetables and fruits», «the native land of precious stones», «the native land of carpets» – these are about famous cities of Xingjian. Many tourists strive to get in to this majestic region to see the great architecture of Kashgar, Turfan, Kucha, Urumqi; breathe a heaven like spirit of the nature; familiarize with uygur handicraft art and dive into unhurried world of the East.

Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Tashkent – Fergana Valley (Fergana, Kokand, Margelan, Rishtan) – Osh – Sarytash-Kashgar – Kucha, Turfan – Urumqi

Tour schedule

  • Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent

    Arrival in Tashkent and meeting in the Tashkent international airport. Transfer to the hotel for check-in. City tour along Tashkent afternoon: Khazrat Imom complex, Kukeldash Madras.
    Overnight in the hotel 4*

  • Day 2: Tashkent-Samarkand

    Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Samarkand (330 km). Arrival in Samarkand and accommodation in the hotel. Visit the splendid Madras on the Registan Square.
    Overnight in the hotel 3*

  • Day 3: Samarkand

    Breakfast in the hotel. Full sight seeing day in Samarkand: visit the Shohi-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek’s observatory, Afrosiab museum before noon; Gur Emir Mausoleum, Bibi Khanim Mosque and oriental bazaar afternoon.
    Overnight in the hotel 3*

  • Day 4: Samarkand- Bukhara

    Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Bukhara (280 km). Visit the Rabat- Malik caravan serai on the way. Arrival in Bukhara. Visit the Chor-Minor Madras and Sitorai- Mohi-Khosa palace. In the evening folk show.
    Overnight in the hotel 3*

  • Day 5: Bukhara – Tashkent

    Breakfast in the hotel. Full sight seeing day in Bukhara.
    First part of the day you will see: Mausoleum of the Samanides, Choshma Ayub Mausoleum, Ark fortress and Bolo- Hauz Mosque. Walking tour along Bukhara’s old city afternoon: from Poi –Kalyan complex you will walk through the covered bazaars, passing by Ulugbek’s madras, madras of Abdulazizkhan, Maggoki-Attori Mosque and bath-houses. The Lyabi-hauz complex will end the tour. Transfer to the airport in the evening and departure to Tashkent.
    Overnight in the hotel 4*.

  • Day 6: Tashkent-Fergana

    Breakfast in hotel. Early in the morning departure to the city of Fergana through Kokand. (300 km). The way lies through the picturesque pass Kamchik. In Kokand you visit a palace Hudoyar Khan, Dzhami’s mosque, Kamol-Kaza’s madrasah, Madarikhan’s necropolis.
    Overnight in hotel 3*

  • Day 7: Fergana- Margilan – Rishtan

    Breakfast in the hotel. Trip to Margilan (15km) – city which is famous for its silk manufacture. You will see the whole process of the manual production of silk fabric. Next, your will go to Rishtan (55km). The program in Rishtan includes visit the family of ceramist. Return to Fergana.
    Overnight in the hotel 3*

  • Day 8: Fergana – Oash- Sarytash

    Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the Dostyk Uzbekistan – Kyrgyzstan border, cross the border. Transfer to Osh (120 km). Short excursion in Osh: the Suleyman –Too Mountain rises over 100 meters in the center of the city. The most of the mountain is a part of “Great Silk Road” National Park and includes Asaf ibn- Burkhiya Museum, ruins of bath house (XI-XII cc), Takhti Suleyman Mosque and Djami Ravat Abdullakhan Mosque (both of them are of Х-ХI centuries). Unique exhibits of the museum are dated from Stone Ages till present days. Generally, theses finds were made by archeologists, historians and ethnographers. Transfer through the Taldyk pass (3615 meters) to the Altay Valley situated in Sarytash village (200km).
    Overnight in the Yurta.

  • Day 9: Sarytash-Irkeshtam- Kashgar

    Transfer to the Irkeshtam (80km) Kyrgyzstan- Chinese border after the breakfast. Transfer from Irkeshtam to Kashgar (250 km).
    Overnight in the hotel 3*

  • Day 10: Kashgar

    Breakfast in the hotel. The full day city tour: Id- Kah Mosque (1442 AD), Mausoleum of Abakha Khodji Kashgar’s ruler, “Old city” architectural park.
    Overnight in the hotel 3*

  • Day 11: Kashgar-Kucha

    Breakfast in the hotel. Visit the uygur family and tea drinking with family members before the lunch time. Transfer to Kucha by train in the afternoon. Arrival in Kucha and accommodation in the hotel.
    Overnight in the hotel 3*

  • Day 12: Kucha

    Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Cave Monasteries with frescos in Kyzyl, situated in 75 km from Kucha. Transfer to Turfan by train in the evening.
    Dinner and overnight in the train.

  • Day 13: Turfan

    Arrival in Turfan in the morning. Sight seeing in Turfan: Gaochan settlement (VII) in 46 in the east of Turfan, visit Astana and Kara-Khechjo tombs. Visit the Beseklik Cave of Thousands Buddha in the afternoon.
    Overnight in the hotel 3**

  • Day 14: Turfan –Urumqi

    Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Urumqi (200km) after the breakfast. The afternoon program includes visit the Shuymogou tourist camp (5 km to the south-east of Urumqi) and Venmyao Temple.
    Overnight in the hotel 3*


Included in tour price:

  • Visa support (if required);
  • Double accommodation with breakfast;
  • Transportation throughout the tour according to the program;
  • Sightseeing according to the program;
  • Entrance fees to the monuments and museums indicated in the program;
  • English speaking local guides for city tours (escort guide service is available on request).


Not included in tour price:

  • Early check in (before 14:00) and late checkout (after 12:00) from the hotel.
  • Single supplement;
  • Visa cost;
  • International and internal flights;
  • Photo-and video charges;
  • Additional sightseeing;
  • Meals (Lunches and Dinners);
  • All personal expenses (telephone, extra luggage fee, room service, laundry, medical expenses, insurance, etc.);
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Any other services not listed among the included.

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