We are proudly announce the very first dance tour of Uzbekistan – Dance Along the Silk Road. Led by Dr. Laurel Victoria Gray, an internationally recognized dance scholar, award-winning choreographer, performer and costume designer, this unique travel opportunity focuses on the history, art, and dance traditions of Central Asian. Guests will study dance with native artists "in context" while traveling along the ancient Silk Road to the legendary cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva. Even non-dancers can enjoy the beauty of special performances and meetings with leading Uzbek artists. Dr. Gray, honored by the Uzbek Ministry of Culture for "her great contributions to the development of Uzbek culture and art," will share her extensive, insider knowledge of Uzbekistan, its people and culture.
This ground-breaking 10-day tour begins in Tashkent, the capital and economic center of Uzbekistan. In Tashkent, guests will explore ancient medrassahs and mosques in the Old City and the thriving Chorsu Bazaar. Introductory dance sessions and visits to key museum collections will help travelers discover Tashkent's cultural treasures.
For the second year in a row Conde Nast Traveler® magazine awarded Zulya Rajabova, founder and president of Silk Road Treasure Tours, the title of Top Travel Specialist for Central Asia for 2013!
"In the rapidly developing Central Asia travel market, it's a personal honor to be considered one of the best in the business by the world's premier travel publication. I thank everyone who contributed to our success: our service providers, our staff, and most especially, our valued clientele," Zulya says.
Silk Road Treasure Tours specializes in private, tailor-made journeys and group tours in Central Asia to the most sought-after destinations of the legendary Silk Road including: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. A native of Uzbekistan, Zulya provides expert, and personally crafted journeys for academics, historians, business travelers, vacationers and special interest groups.
Along with its first-rate team of talented, multi-lingual professionals in Central Asia, Silk Road Treasure Tours offers a wealth of local knowledge and experience, ensuring that every detail is taken care of and all arrangements are seamless.
Enjoy the trip of a lifetime and the warm hospitality of an enduring, fascinating region. Come to Central Asia with Silk Road Treasure Tours!
Check out her Conde Nast Traveler profile at http://www.cntraveler.com/contributors/zulya-rajabova
This inspiring Central Asia trip was designed by Conde Nast Travelers' Specialist Zulya Rajabova! Now the travelers can purchase this exciting tour up to 56 per cent off retail prices.
For over 3000 years Central Asia has been a cultural and intellectual crossroads, luring travelers, traders, scholars and conquerors. The recently independent nations of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are the ultimate destinations for those seeking the trip of a lifetime.
Closed to the west for decades under Soviet government, the cities are rushing to catch up with the modern world yet most of the land remains as it has for centuries. It's a land of contrast with changing urban skylines and pristine landscapes, Silk Road culture and cuisine, thousands of years of history, some of the last unexplored territories, filled with adventure and opportunity and a tradition of hospitality unmatched anywhere in the world.
We can't wait to share with you "The Riches of Central Asia Silk Road" Download the tour information here
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Also you can check out Zulya Rajabova's Conde Nast Traveler profile
Recommend Magazine: May, 2013. When planning a trip to Uzbekistan last September, our small group of friends felt we couldn't go wrong with a tour company headed by a Uzbek native daughter who, as a guide in her home country, escorted the likes of Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright and Lyudmila Putin. And we were right. http://www.recommend.com/departments/tour-talk/kush-kelibsiz-welcome-to-uzbekistan/
We were featured in Travel Agent Magazine. Their September, 2012 issue had a special eye on Asia and the outstanding travel writer Megan Drillinger wrote a two page article featuring out Silk Raod tours in Central Asia.