Ancient Trade Routes of Central Asia - An A&K Hosted Journey (2017)

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2017 Departures: Sep & Oct
Hosted Small Group Journeys

  • Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
  • 15 days, from AU$11,995
  • 11,995pts
  • 18 Guests

Journey Highlights

The mountains and deserts of Central Asia are the backdrop for this extraordinary adventure to the heart of the ancient Silk Road. This is one of the world’s most remote and untouched areas and during the Middle Ages was the epicentre of a powerful empire. On this journey you’ll explore Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, two countries steeped in antiquity with a lasting legacy from the warriors and emperors who made their mark. Visit some of the oldest cities in the world such as the legendary Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Each one boasts a glorious architectural legacy that is simply dazzling.

Your Host
A&K hosts are the best in the business. Each has extensive knowledge and a singular ability to bring local attractions to life. These individuals are multilingual and well travelled, each possessing fascinating insight into the diverse attractions and cultural interactions present throughout the region. In Uzbekistan you may be accompanied by Victoriya Yalanskaya, an enterprising individual born and raised in Uzbekistan. Her university studies led her to become one of our most experienced guides. Her knowledge and enthusiasm in everything Uzbek including history, local arts, textiles and ceramics is infectious which makes her a joy to travel with.

Journey Highlights

  • An intimate group size of no more than 18 guests 
  • One-on-one interaction with your A&K Host 
  • A glimpse into ancient civilisations of the Silk Road
  • Dramatic landscapes of the vast Central Asian steppe 
  • Important architectural attractions 
  • Exotic markets, bazaars and caravanserais 
  • Cultural interaction, performances and handicraft demonstration

2017 departure dates: 
16 September - 30 September 2017
7 October - 21 October 2017

Planning ahead? The 2018 Ancient Trade Routes of Central Asia Hosted Journey dates are now available. Book now to avoid disappointment.

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