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The Grand Silk Route Journey

  • Train Journey on Silk Route

  • Visit to the Issyk Kul Lake

  • Folklore Show in Bukhara

  • Visit Panjakent in Tajikistan

  • Afrosiyob town in Samarkand

The Luxury Train Adventure

If you are in search of a journey of immense proportions on the legendary Silk Road, the Great Silk Road Adventure is the perfect choice. This unforgettable journey whisks you away to three Central Asian countries on the comfortable Orient Silk Road Express private train. Visit Kazakhstan’s lush metropolis Almaty at the foot of the Alatau mountains. Marvel at the beauty of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. Uzbekistan beckons with blue domes and fairy-tale scenery straight out from the Arabian Nights.

JOURNEY DATE

TRIP LENGTH

14 days, 13 nights

PRICE

₹7,44,000

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The Plan

  • Day 1 Welcome to Kazakhstan
  • Day 2 Almaty - City of the Apple
  • Day 3 Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
  • Day 4 Exploring Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Day 5 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Day 6 Kokand, Uzbekistan
  • Day 7 Journey Through Time, Shahrisa
  • Day 8 Samarkand, Uzbekistan
  • Day 9 Panjakent, Tajikistan
  • Day 10 Samarkand, Uzbekistan
  • Day 11 Khiva, Uzbekistan
  • Day 12 Bukhara, Uzbekistan
  • Day 13 The Samanid Mausoleum
  • Day 14 Departure
  • Day 1

    Welcome to Kazakhstan

    We arrive at Almaty International Airport (Suggestion- Ex Delhi, Air Astana; Arrival @15:20) and transfer to the hotel for check-in(Check in after 03:00 pm). Overnight stay in Almaty.

    Rahat Palace Hotel, Almaty or similar (4*)
  • Day 2

    Almaty - City of the Apple

    After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to enjoy a sightseeing tour which includes the Zenkov Cathedral—a wooden Russian Orthodox cathedral—the Wedding Palace, the Kazakh State Circus, and the Central Mosque. Have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, board the The Orient Silk Road Express Train. Dinner and overnight stay on board.

    Stay on board (Orient Silk Road Express Train)
  • Day 3

    Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

    This morning you will reach the breathtaking Issyk Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan. Proceed to visit to the Center of Nomadic Culture and then walk at the lake. You can also opt to swim in the lake and take a boat ride on the Issyk Kul lake. Later, proceed to your train which will move forward to Bishkek. Dinner and overnight stay on board.

    Stay on board (Orient Silk Road Express Train)
  • Day 4

    Exploring Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    After breakfast on board you arrive in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. During a city tour, you discover numerous points of interest. In the afternoon, an excursion takes you to the Ala Archa National Park. In the evening, return back to the train to depart for Uzbekistan. Dinner and overnight stay on board.

    Stay on board (Orient Silk Road Express Train)
  • Day 5

    Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    In the morning, your train arrives in Tashkent. After breakfast on board, transfer to Tashkent for the sightseeing tour. Enjoy witnessing the Kukeldash Madrasa, the Kavoj and Amir Timur monuments, and typical Uzbek mud-brick houses. Post tour, arrive at the hotel and check in. Dinner and overnight stay in Tashkent.

    Hotel Mercure, Tashkent (4*) or similar
  • Day 6

    Kokand, Uzbekistan

    After breakfast at the hotel, check out. Transfer to your train. In the afternoon, you reach the city of Kokand. Here you visit the Palace of Khudayar Khan, before heading back to the train. Dinner and overnight stay on board.

    Stay on board (Orient Silk Road Express Train)
  • Day 7

    Journey Through Time, Shahrisa

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board. Today you will experience a traditional folklore performance of this region. The train will move to Shahrisabz, and you will have a day to this beautiful city. In the evening, the train heads for Samarkand. Dinner and overnight stay on board.

    Stay on board (Orient Silk Road Express Train)
  • Day 8

    Samarkand, Uzbekistan

    After breakfast on board, you will move to the city Samarkand. Today you will discover the necropolis of Shah-i-Zinda, the Afrasiyab excavation site, and Registan Square. Post the city tour, transfer to the hotel and check in. Dinner and overnight stay in Samarkand.

    Grand Samarkand, Samarkand (4*) or similar
  • Day 9

    Panjakent, Tajikistan

    Breakfast at the hotel. We will drive towards Panjakent, Tajikistan (65 km/ 2 hours). You will visit the historic Rudaki museum, the Alim Dodcho mosque and the old ruins of the old town at the banks of the river Zeravchan. Drive back to Samarkand and transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Samarkand.

    Grand Samarkand, Samarkand (4*) or similar
  • Day 10

    Samarkand, Uzbekistan

    Have a leisurely breakfast and transfer to the train to continue the onward journey. Dinner and overnight stay on board.

    Stay on board (Orient Silk Road Express Train)
  • Day 11

    Khiva, Uzbekistan

    Breakfast on board. Today you will visit Khiva. Enjoy the sightseeing tour of Khiva. After the tour, return back to the train. Dinner and overnight stay on board.

    Stay on board (Orient Silk Road Express Train)
  • Day 12

    Bukhara, Uzbekistan

    Have breakfast on board. The train has reached Bukhara. In Bukhara’s Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage), you see the almost fifty-metre tall Kalyan Minaret and the Lyabi Hauz ensemble by the pond. In a madrassa courtyard you watch a performance of local dances. Post the sightseeing, transfer to the hotel and check in. Dinner and overnight stay in Bukhara.

    Hotel Asia Bukhara, Bukhara (3*) or similar
  • Day 13

    The Samanid Mausoleum

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we drive to the splendid Mir-e-Arab Madrassa and the Samanid Mausoleum. Afterwards to the massive Ark Citadel, a city within a city that was once the seat of government of Bukhara’s former rulers. Dinner and overnight stay in Bukhara.

    Hotel Asia Bukhara, Bukhara (3*) or similar
  • Day 14

    Departure

    Have a leisurely breakfast and transfer to the train. The train will now depart for Tashkent. On arrival in Tashkent, transfer to the hotel and check in. The rest of the day is free for leisure on your own. Post dinner, transfer to the airport for the flight departure @ 01:25 am (04th Oct 2024).

    Hotel Mercure, Tashkent (4*) or similar
  • Wanderers posing with Itchan Kala in Khiva
  • Registan Square - Samarkand - Uzbekistan
  • Hazrati Imam complex in Tashkent - Uzbekistan
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Fare Breakup

Journey Date

Total Trip Price: ₹7,44,000
Pay By Installments Fare
Super Early Bird Sale -₹8,000
Deposit ₹20,000
01 April 2024 Installment 1 ₹1,00,000
01 May 2024 Installment 2 ₹3,00,000
03 June 2024 Installment 3 ₹1,00,000
01 August 2024 Installment 4 ₹2,32,000

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Inclusions

  • Twin sharing accommodation as per the program in hotels stay
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Aladdin coach with two shared toilet and one shower-access on the train
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • E- Visa Fee- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan & double entry visa for Uzbekistan
  • Insurance up to 69 years of age
  • Group transfers by comfortable coach
  • English speaking guide as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fee as per the itinerary
  • Excursion to Tajikistan from Samarkand
  • 5% GST
  • 5% TCS
  • Tips for drivers and guides

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Optional excursions & activities
  • Individual Airport Transfer
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as roadblocks, accidents & any medical evacuations. Any train delays, or re-scheduling etc.
  • Meals and all other services which are not mentioned in the aforementioned itinerary.
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered, laundry, phone calls and medical expenses
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation or arriving by flight that does not match with the majority of the group
  • Porter fees in Hotels and Airports
  • Any service not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Cancellation policy for this trip is different. Please refer to the itinerary

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  • What does twin share price mean?

    Twin share price is the price mentioned against a package and it refers to the cost per head for a double sharing accommodation. If you'd like to upgrade to Single Occupancy, please select this at the time of checkout
  • What is the visa procedure for Uzbekistan

    Visa for Uzbekistan is a group visa, the passports are submitted in the Embassy 2 weeks prior and it is received from the Embassy a day before the departure date.
  • Can WOW book the flights for us?

    Definitely! We routinely book and manage flights for our Wanderers. We recommend that travelers get their flights booked through us as this comes in handy when there are issues to do with cancellations or re-routings.
  • How safe is to travel with The WOW Club?

    Your safety is our number one priority. We've designed our itineraries since 2005, keeping this in mind. We always ensure access to emergency contacts throughout the trip.
  • Why don't you include flights in the Package cost?

    Since our wanderers are located a variety of locations in India and outside India - it is impossible to include flights in the trip cost.

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