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.