• Visit Alma-Arsan Resort, one of the beautiful reserves offering an exhilarating and peaceful adventure surrounded by fresh air and stunning landscapes

  • Admire Kok-Tobe, the kingdom of crystal-clear air, hospitality and inexhaustible delight.

  • Stroll around Issyk Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world which is called "the pearl of Central Asia".

  • Enjoy your barbeque dinner near the burning gas crater in Darvaza; watch and make photos of the crater during the night time.

  • Explore Ashgabat City where there are new parks, a huge complex with fountains and statues of the great men of antiquity, museums and mosques. 


Day 1Almaty City Tour

Today your flight will touch down in Almaty. We will meet you at the airport exit with a welcome board. Then a comfortable drive will send you to the local hotel for check in.

After a rest at hotel, we will visit Alma-Arsan Resort (entry ticket included). It is one of the beautiful reserves offering an exhilarating and peaceful adventure surrounded by fresh air and stunning landscapes. Then enjoy walking along the river to observe the beauty of nature, visit Falcon Park, experience the traditional Kazakh yurt, and marvel at the waterfalls and the Valley of the Bears.

Next, let’s turn to Kok-Tobe (cable car ticket included), the kingdom of crystal-clear air, hospitality and inexhaustible delight. Kok-Tobe Park is one of the symbols of the city of Almaty and Kazakhstan, located at the peak of Mount Kok-Tobe at an altitude of 1,100 meters above sea level.

(Cable car ride, entertainment activities for both adults and children, zoo, and panoramic city and mountain views).

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Hotel: Overnight in Almaty
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    Almaty City

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Day 2Almaty - Bishkek

The tour starts with the nice buffet in the hotel, then we will stop at the Republic Square, the main square in Almaty. It was built in 1980 and is used for public events.

Then continue to the Astana Square, which serves as a venue to host variety of public events, including concerts and ceremonies. It is situated in front of the Kazakh-British Technical University and features the monument of Aliya Moldagulova and Manshuk Mametova (two female heroes of the World War II).

Our last stop is 28 Panfilov Guardsmen Park. Here you can participate in the following activities: Eternal Flame - Feeding the Birds - Zenkov Cathedral “the architectural masterpiece built of wood without a single nail”.

In the afternoon, you will take the flight to Bishkek and upon arrival, we will  transfer you to the hotel for rest.

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Hotel: Overnight in Bishkek
Meals: Breakfast
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    28 Panfilov Guardsmen Park

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    Astana Square

Day 3Bishkek City - Issyk Kul Northern Shore

Good morning! The first half of the day is dedicated to a guided Bishkek City Tour, which includes visiting the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many other places of interest.

After traditional lunch, you will be transferred to Issyk Kul Lake. Along the way, you can pay a visit to the Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Issyk Kul Lake is the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608m.above sea level), which is called "the pearl of Central Asia".

After that, enjoy your dinner and have a good night!

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Hotel: Overnight in Issyk Kul
Meals: Breakfast
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    Issyk Kul Lake

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    Central Ala-too Square

Day 4Issyk Kul - Bishkek - Tashkent

Morning after breakfast, we will drive back to Bishkek and you will take a flight to the city of Tashkent. Meet you at the airport exit of Tashkent with a welcome board. Then a comfortable drive will send you to the local hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this city. Have fun yourself and prepare for the next day!

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Hotel: Overnight in Tashkent
Meals: Breakfast
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    Tashkent City

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    Tashkent City

Day 5Tashkent - Tajikstan (Dushanbe)

Morning excursion starts from visiting the old part of Tashkent which includes: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The highlight of its exhibits is the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th century. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad). Othman was killed by non-muslims in 8th century.

After lunch, you will take the flight to Dushanbe for another half day city tour. 

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Hotel: Overnight in Dushanbe
Meals: Breakfast
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    Chorsu Bazaar

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    Kukaldash Madrasah

Day 6Dushanbe - Penjikent

Today's highlight is a morning excursion to Penjikent. The city of Penjikent ("five villages") is located in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a picturesque Zeravshan river valley. The five villages originated during the remarkable history of 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent in that time was one of the most important cultural and crafts centers of Sogd. It was even named "Central Asian Pompeii". It was a superbly fortified well-organized city with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses decorated with numerous paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. The ruins of this ancient city were found only in the last century.

Today you can see the remains of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshipers church.

After visiting, have a good rest at your hotel and look forward to the next day!

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Hotel: Overnight in Penjikent
Meals: Breakfast
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    Penjikent Ancient Settlement

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    Penjikent City

Day 7Penjikent - Samarkand City Tour (Tajik-Uzbek border) - Khiva

This wonderful day will start from visiting Samarkand via Tajik-Uzbek border Jartepa. Samarkand is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. As the second largest city of Uzbekistan, it is of the same long history as city of Babylon or Rome.

Today you will visit its most outstanding sights such as Registan Square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is a complex of three fascinating Madrasahs back to 15-17th centuries. The main highlight of Samarkand is that no person can stop admiring its beauty and majesty. Architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindeh represents a big collection of mausoleums back to 11-15th centuries being a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his successful campaign in India.

Then in the evening, you will take the overnight train to Khiva.

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Hotel: Overnight in the Train
Meals: Breakfast
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    Mausoleum Guri Emir

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    Registan Square

Day 8the Oldest City Khiva

Today enjoy a full day wonderful sightseeing tour in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. It is inside of Ichan-Qala, the inner city in Khiva round with strong walls. Centuries aged buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses transformed Ichan-Qala into a unique city-monument. Ichan-Qala consists of over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969, Ichan-Qala was designated as a historical and architectural conservation area. The most remarkable sites in it are the Kunya-Ark fortress dating back to 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, an incredible sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s.

After visiting, back to your hotel and have a good rest!

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Hotel: Overnight in Khiva
Meals: Breakfast
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    The Oldest City Khiva

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    The Oldest City Khiva

Day 9Khiva - Shavat/Dashoguz Border - Turkmenistan (Darvaza)

In the morning, we will transfer you to Shavat/Dashoguz border to Turkmenistan, and visit the architectural monuments of Kone-Urgench, Khorezm capital during 10th-12th centuries.

During the tour, we will visit the Mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, Tyurabek-Khanum, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, and the highest minaret in Central Asia KutlykTimur.

Then drive to the most unique site in Central Asia--Darvaza - Gas crater. We will arrive in Darvaza before sunset. Enjoy your barbeque dinner near the burning gas crater; watch and make photos of the crater during the night time. Have a good rest!

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Hotel: Overnight in Turkmenistan (Darvaza)
Meals: Breakfast
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    Darvaza Gas Crater

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    Mausoleum Of Tyurabek-khanum

Day 10Darvaza - Ashgabat City Exploration

The journey will begin from driving 4hrs to explore the capital of Turkmenistan. Ashgabat was founded in 1881, located to north of the border with Iran at the Kopet Dag foothills. It was named after a Persian word “eshg” which means love and “abad”, (menas populated and well-maintained).

Here, we will visit new parks, a huge complex with fountains and statues of the great men of antiquity, museums and mosques.

Then enjoy your night and have a good rest!

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Hotel: Overnight in Ashgabat
Meals: Breakfast
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Day 11Ashgabat Departure

Always hard to say goodbye. Today you will end your enjoyable Central Asia Tour and be transferred to the airport based on your flight schedule. We wish you a happy flight home and hope we can serve you again in the future!

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Hotel: No Accommodation
Meals: Breakfast

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  • Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.

  • Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.

  • All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary

  • Domestic flights and 2nd class express train listed in the itinerary

  • Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)

  • Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.

  • Travel and health insurance when travel with us.

  • 8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.


  • International and domestic flights not indicated.

  • Food, Lunch or dinner not specified

  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

  • Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned


  • We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.

  • There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.

  • Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.


We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.


All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.


Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.

Climate and Altitude

Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.

We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.

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