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Fables of the Silk Road By World Journeys

September 2025

Explore the cultural diversity and wonderful scenery of the ‘Five Stans’ of Central Asia. This varied landscape is home to traditional villages, ancient towns and glorious cities with time worn trading routes. Vast armies, marauding Mongolian hordes, philosophers, explorers and traders have travelled these roads in times past. Visit Uzbekistan’s architecturally stunning cities of Bukhara, Khiva and Samarkand, see the canyons and lakes of Kazakhstan, the mountains and culture of Kyrgyzstan, the natural way of life in Tajikistan and the ancient desert city of Merv in Turkmenistan.

YOUR JOURNEY AT A GLANCE
• Experience the stunning and diverse landscapes of Kazakhstan
• Visit ancient mosques and Orthodox churches in Kyrgyzstan
• Marvel at the wonderful intricate architecture of Uzbekistan
• Explore Central Asia’s largest oriental bazaar at Payshanba in Khujand, Tajikistan
• Follow in the footsteps of Tamerlane through the mighty cities of Samarkand, Bhukara and Tashkent
• Bask in the opulence of Ashgabat and the history of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan.

**SPECIAL EXPERIENCES**

**See the extraordinary Dzhety-Oguz Gorge in Kyrgyzstan**
This 37 km long ridge of bright red rocks dotted with waterfalls is a spectacular sight.

**Experience traditional cuisine**
Enjoy tasting regional specialties made by locals in a yurt.

**Chat with exceptional artisans in Fergana**
See how the magnificent Khan Atlas silk is produced.

**Vibrant markets and bazaars**
Spend time exploring the array of fresh food and exquisite handicrafts.

**The beautifully preserved medieval town of Khiva**
Explore this remarkable town, its magnificent Juma mosque and caravanserai.

29 Days from $18,995 Price Per Person