Silk Road Journey Itinerary

Travel to China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, and take a Silk Road Journey from Beijing to Tashkent via Tash Rabat, Bishkek, Samarkand and Bukhara.

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uzbekistan bukhara palace sunshine green gold

china beijing maos tomb ancient gold

china kashgar market fruit sellers local produce

china khoten silk road tapestries handmade sewn market

china xian great mosque gardens stone temple

china xian terracotta warriors statues ancient

kyrgyzstan mountains green fields trees forest blue sky

uzbekistan margilon silk local handmade production market

Days 1-3 Beijing

Travel to China and visit Beijing. Explore the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall of China.
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Days 4-5 Xi'an

Visit Xi'an and marvel at the ancient Terracotta Warriors.
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Day 6 Silk Road Railway

Make friends with local Uyghurs and watch the desert unfold on this spectacular journey.
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Days 7-8 Turpan

Flanked by the Flaming Mountains in East Turkistan, this lush oasis is a popular stop for travellers.
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Days 9-10 Kashgar

Experience the bustle of the Sunday bazaar, a hub for traders from all over Central Asia.
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Day 11 Tash Rabat

The passage into Kyrgyzstan winds over the Torugart Pass. Stay overnight in a traditional yurt.
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Day 12 Song-Kol Lake

Watch nomadic herders graze their flocks on lush alpine pastures.
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Day 13 Bishkek

Discover gardens and cafés in Kyrgyzstan’s leafy capital.
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Day 14 Chong Kemin National Park

See unique wildlife in the vast expanse of Chong Kemin.
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Day 15 Tamga

Stay in a small town once frequented by Soviet cosmonauts who had returned from space endeavours.
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Day 16 Karakol

Visit the frontier town of Karakol, full of traditional cottages, age-old trees and orchards.
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Day 17 Cholpan Ata

Admire the pristine blue waters of Lake Issyk-Kul.
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Days 18-19 Tashkent

Wander around the amazing sights of the multicultural capital of Uzbekistan.
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Days 20-21 Samarkand

Samarkand is one of Central Asia's oldest and most attractive cities.
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Day 22 Shakhrisabz

Feast on Uzbek cuisine at a homestay in leafy Shakhrisabz.
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Days 23-24 Bukhara

Marvel at the minarets and medressas in this bustling Silk Road destination.
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Days 25-26 Tashkent

Narrow lanes, extravagant mosques and Soviet architecture give the Uzbek capital of Tashkent an absorbing, multicultural atmosphere. Relax and look back on the Silk Road Journey adventure.
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