Witness the rebirth of nature and the joyous celebration of the New Year during this 10- day tour starting at $4,320 per person.
Chester, NJ, September 28, 2014 – Silk Road Treasure Tours, specialists in travel to Central Asia, announces a rare opportunity to witness an Uzbek cultural event that comes but once a year: the celebration of Navruz.
Here in the West, we associate the New Year with winter, but the ancient Zoroastrian Persians and the Central Asians, felt that the New Year actually began with the first day of spring. Special feasts and celebrations mark this holiday.
As a special bonus, Silk Road Treasure Tours owner, Zulya Rajabova (recently dubbed "trusted travel Expert for Uzbekistan and the Silk Road" by TripAdvisor's Wendy Perrin) will accompany this tour. Why? Because Zulya was born and raised in Bukhara, where the main celebrations will take place. As she says: " I am from there, and I want my travelers to visit MY Bukhara; the Bukhara that tourists usually do not get to see. I look forward to taking them to the big celebration of Navruz, where I have arranged front row seating."
The ten day tour starts out in Tashkent, the cosmopolitan capitol city of Uzbekistan, travelers will visit the Old City with its sites, and the huge outdoor Chorsu market where just about anything- from hand carved cradles and Koran holders to fine silks and wedding costumes --and much more-- can be found. The next day, fly to the walled city of Khiva, one of the prime stops on the Silk Road. Wander down its many side streets and soak up its history, its palaces, caravanserais and mosques. En route to Bukhara, travelers will take an early sightseeing drive, through the vast Kyzyl Kum desert, home to nomads, still living off their herds. Samarkand never disappoints, with its stately Registan Square, the magnificent tomb of Timur, and the Bibi Hanum palace. Return to Tashkent via fast train.
This group tour has 2 guaranteed departure dates from March 16-25 2015, and March 17-26, 2016. Group tours cost $4,320 per person, and $630 for single supplement.
Price includes all costs aside from consular fees, gratuity for the guides and international airline flights: Visa support; local air tickets from Tashkent to Urgench; air-conditioned ground transportation; English-speaking guides/escort; hotel accommodations in double room; breakfast and dinner; entrance fees to museums/monuments; folklore show in Bukhara; wine tasting; pre-departure travel package and Silk Road gifts; Uzbek language classes; unlimited travel counseling.
About Silk Road Treasure Tours
Silk Road Treasure Tours specializes in custom private and group tours to Central Asia Stan countries and the most fascinating destinations along the Silk Road. Zulya Rajabova, owner of Silk Road Treasure Tours and winner of Conde-Nast's award for Best Travel Specialist, 2012 and 2013 provides expert advice to craft authentic and unforgettable journeys for tourists, academics, historians, business and special interest groups. A first-rate team of talented, multi-lingual professionals in Central Asia, Silk Road Treasure Tours offers a wealth of local knowledge and provides itinerary planning, travel arrangements, and the best in accommodation and tour guides that satisfy even the most inquisitive traveler.
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.
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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/