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Yet_land_bg The Five 'Stans: An Extraordinary Experience along the Silk Road

Dates: May 1 - May 19, 2018

Total Duration: 19 days

Cost: From $8,595 per person, double occupancy

Deposit (per participant): $1,000

Activity level: Moderately Active


Tour Operator: MIR Corporation

Region: Near Middle East


Trace the path of the great camel caravans along the Old Silk Road, admiring the vaulted portals of the mosques and madrassahs, their domes cloaked in sky-blue ceramic tiles. Explore five different UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the historic Old Towns of the fabled Uzbek oases, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Wander the fabulous bazaars and step into the past on the streets of Silk Road trade centers crowned with complex Persian architecture. Along the way, lunch with a master ceramicist, learn about ongoing renovations with a local Bukharan architect, converse with teachers and students at a private kindergarten in Samarkand, and discuss current affairs with specially invited guests.

Valerie Hansen

Valerie Hansen teaches Chinese and world history. Particularly interested in the... more>>