Along Central Asia's Silk Road

Date: Sat, May 7, 2022 - Mon, May 23, 2022

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: From $6,594

Activity Level: Active

Region: Asia & the Far East

Arrangements: Odysseys Unlimited

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Traveling the ancient Silk Road connecting East and West, encounter a mélange of culture and religion, art and architecture.  On this exciting 17-day small group journey, relish the exotic – embracing the humanity shared with the welcoming people of Central Asia.  Discover the showpiece Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, and explore the UNESCO archaeological sites of Nisa and Kunya-Urgench.  A tour of Khiva’s “inner city,” another UNESCO site, uncovers this Uzbek city’s storied past.  In ancient Buhkara, watch silk weavers at work and enjoy a traditional meal in a Sufi miniaturist’s home.  Board a jeep for a thrilling overnight desert excursion, stopping to see Bronze Age petroglyphs, then ride camels and overnight at a yurt camp.  Legendary Samarkand reveals its treasures during a three-night stay, followed by exploration of Uzbekistan’s fascinating capital, Tashkent, with its ancient Quran.  Spend a day touring Russian-accented Almaty, ascending a mountain for panoramic views and a farewell dinner.  

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and mail to Duke Travels, Box 90572, Durham, NC 27708, or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone and let us know you are mailing your reservation form to hold your space.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at duketravels@duke.edu or 919-684-2988

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