The Silk Road: Marco Polo & Golden Cities of Central Asia - 2022

Ashgabat • Khiva • Bukhara • Samarkand • Tashkent
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What to Expect
Moderate Activity Level
Very Different Cultural Immersion

Active Activity Level

PACING:

  • This adventure is moderately-paced
  • You’ll visit two countries and five cities. Each tour involves a 1 to 2 mile walk. If you wish not to walk this long, you can stop halfway and wait for the group to return.
  • There will be one short regional flight as well as two domestic train rides, each approximately two hours long.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT:

  • This is a tour for active travelers.
  • There is moderate walking on this adventure, but travelers should be able to walk 1-2 miles unassisted.
  • This tour is not appropriate for handicapped individuals or those with walking difficulties. Please note that the cruise is not handicap accessible.

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION:

  • Travelers at times will encounter dust and heat — all of which are part of the environment of the region, especially when traveling close to the desert.
  • Most sightseeing is on air-conditioned coaches with guides. Walking is required throughout the tour. Steps are to be expected, as well as occasional steep and/or uneven terrain during sightseeing.
  • Travelers will need to carry their own baggage for approximately a third of a mile during the border crossing from Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan.

CLIMATE:

  • Temperatures are at their highest during the summer, and coldest in November departures.
  • Travelers should bring appropriate clothes, including a rain coat.
  • Since the weather is unpredictable, please check weather sites online for 10-day forecasts closer to your departure date to plan your packing accordingly.

ACCOMODATIONS:

We pride ourselves on offering the best accommodations wherever we travel. Central Asia is a developing region, some hotels are not quiet up to Western standard yet, while your hotels in Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara may not be same level of luxury you 'd normally expect from Vantage, you can rest assured that they are best accommodations available.

Average High/Low Temperature (Fahrenheit)

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Ashgabat

H

46

52

62

75

85

96

100

99

89

76

61

49

L

29

32

41

52

61

70

74

71

61

50

40

33

Khiva

H

35

42

55

72

84

94

97

94

83

69

52

39

L

19

24

34

48

59

68

71

67

55

43

32

24

Bukhara

H

37

36

49

60

63

68

73

75

74

61

50

39

L

27

24

35

46

53

59

63

62

54

42

35

29

Samarkand

H

43

48

58

70

80

90

93

92

83

72

59

48

L

27

30

38

48

55

63

65

63

55

45

38

31

Tashkent

H

37

45

54

64

79

88

91

90

81

64

54

45

L

21

27

37

46

55

63

64

61

52

41

36

28

Almaty*

H

28

32

45

61

62

74

87

83

63

40

62

53

L

33

38

46

55

63

72

77

75

67

57

48

39

*Extension only



Important Notice: The above day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Vantage Adventure Leader or regional expert.

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