Silk Road

Authentic Silk Road Journey of a Lifetime

Published in Silk Road

The ancient Silk Road routes connected East and West; from China to Turkey, through Central Asia to India, Persia and the Middle East. A trade route for hundreds of years and a cultural bridge linking cultures, religions, languages. and traditions. Caravans took years to ply the routes that now take only days for us as we explore destinations in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and the China Silk Road.

This tour is the perfect combination of culture, adventure, ancient and modern history and natural wonders; visit UNESCO World Heritage sites and magnificent mountain ranges and deserts. Clamber over the ruins of Parthian fortresses, feel the shimmer in the desert night of a giant gas crater, enjoy the friendly hospitality of nomadic yurt camps and fabulous boutique hotels. Marvel at the beauty of medieval turquoise tiles glittering in the sun and trek around a stunning glacial Lake in Kyrgyzstan on local ponies. Shop the bazaars from Samarkand to Ashgabat, still as bustling as ever, and discover a world of traditional tastes and authentic cultural experiences. Feel the pulse of civilization thrumming through the treasures of the Silk Road!

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Gems of Kyrgyzstan

Published in Kyrgyzstan

The grand, rugged Kyrgyz Republic is an adventurer's dream come true! Over eighty per cent mountainous, Kyrgyzstan boasts some of the highest altitudes and the second largest mountain lake in the world. Picturesque, with stunning sunsets, Issyk-kul is also a premier bird watching destination. Eighty different nationalities call Kyrgyzstan home and you will never find a warmer welcome, be it in a yurt in the valleys or in a home in the capital, Bishkek. Historical and cultural monuments, from primitive rock petroglyphs and the remains of ancient settlements and medieval fortresses, to Soviet era architecture lie in wait for you. Its a road less traveled, with treasures for everyone.  Come explore the Silk Road history and wealth of natural beauty that is Kyrgyzstan! Visitors are honored guests and welcome at celebrations and festivals or to a meal with a local family. A semi-nomadic nation, there's horseback trekking and hiking in the foothills, and dining under the stars. Shop for wool, silk, and embroidered fashion and home décor at artisan workshops and museums of fine arts. Kyrgyzstan is the lair of the snow leopard, and new discoveries on road of the intrepid traveler! 

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Hidden Treasures of Nomadic Mongolia

Published in Mongolia

Endless steppe, sky and vast desert horizons bordered by remote, pristine mountain ranges have lured outdoor adventurers to Mongolia for centuries. The land of Chinggis and Kublai Khan, the Mongolian Empire once extended as far east as Korea, south to Vietnam, and west to Hungary. Formerly inaccessible to the outside world, travelers are discovering the gifts that this amazing country of rosy-cheeked smiles has to offer: unparalleled star gazing, horseback and camel riding, fossil hunting, and overnights in traditional gers. Ulaan Baatar offers museums, monasteries and monuments. Once outside the city,  there are green mountains and blue lakes, and safaris across the Gobi Desert. Discover the beauty of Mongolia for yourself!

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Wonders of the China Silk Road

Published in China

Adventure to the Silk Road cities of China! Routes plied by adventurers, merchants, conquerors and dreamers for centuries. Visit the Great Wall, legendary Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Fabulous Xian reveals the secrets of the Emperor's tomb. Explore the Mogao Caves and Mingsha Singing Dunes in Dunhuang. Enjoy a sunset view of the best desert scenery along the Silk Road. Fly to Urumqi to explore the Xinjiang museum, home to archaeological treasures from the Silk Road and the region's minority cultures. Enjoy picturesque Hong Shan Park and the Red Hill Pagoda and shop the Grand Bazaar for Uyghur silk and Chinese cotton. Immerse yourself in the sensory delight of exotic herbs, spices, fruits and nuts on display in the bazaars, in the bounty of Turpan's Grape Valley, and in the delights of Kashgar's 2000 year old Sunday Bazaar.

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