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THE GREAT SILK ROAD - 4 'STANS, Oct. 20-Nov. 6, 2020

Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Join Regina on an historic 16 day adventure along the Great Silk Road through Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, & Kazakhstan). See UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ancient petroglyphs, shop amazing bazaars, sleep 1 night in a yurt and soak up amazing culture & history! This magnificent trip is a once in a lifetime journey through time! As a bonus--you can depart a day earlier & take a 4x4 through the desert to spend a night by the iconic Darvaza Gas Crater, aka, "Door To Hell"--a photogs dream or add a night in Istanbul! **GROUP SIZE 10-16 Itinerary Oct. 19, Depart USA evening IF YOU ARE ADDING DARVAZA CRATER Oct. 20, Depart USA evening IF YOU ARE NOT ADDING DARVAZA CRATER Oct. 22, Arrive Ashgabat, Turkmenistan...Our guide meets us at airport, rest of day to relax Oct. 23, Ashgabat • Ashgabat City Tour • Altyn Asyr Bazaar • Nisa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site • Arch of Neutrality • Independence Park • 'Olympic' Village • Ertugrul Ghazi Mosque Meals: B,L Oct. 24, Ashgabat • Khiva, Uzbekistan • Fly to Dashoguz • Border Crossings • Dashoguz City Tour • Folklore Concert "Khalfi" Meals:B,L.D Oct. 25, Khiva • Khiva Walking Tour • Ichon Qala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site • Monument to al-Khworizmi • Ata Darvaza Gate • Muhammad Amin-Khan Madrassah • Kunya Ark• Zindan (Prison) • Muhammad Rahim-Khan Madrassah • Sayid Alauddin Mausoleum • Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum • Islam Khoja Madrassah & Minaret • Juma Mosque • Allakulli-Khan Madrassah • Tash-Hauli Meals:L,D Oct. 26, Khiva • Bukhara • Train ride via the Kyzyl Kum Desert • Bukhara City Tour UNESCO World Heritage Site • Nadir Divan-Begi Khanaka & Madrassah • Kukeldash Madrassah • Magoki Attori Mosque Meals:B,L Oct. 27, Bukhara • Kalon Mosque and Minaret • Ark Citadel • Bolo Hauz Mosqu • Samani Mausoleum • Artisan Development Center • Ulugbek Madrassah • Bazaar: Trade Domes of Bukhar • Dance Performance with dinner in Private Uzbek Home Meals:B,D Oct. 28, Bukhara • Emir's Summer Palace • Bahauddin Naqshband Mausoleum • Chor Minor • Suzani Coop Workshop in Shafrikan Village • Plov Cooking Class & Meal Meals:B,D Oct. 29, Bukhara • Navoi • Nurata • Yamgikazgan Village • Sarmish Gorge Petroglyphs • Debaland Khasan & Khusein Mosque • Explore Nurata City Tour • Yamgikazgan Meals:B,L,D Oct. 30, Yamgikazgan Village • Kyzl Kum Desert • Samarkand • Aydarkul Lake • Camel Safari to Kyzyl Kum Desert to our Yurts! Meals:B,L,D Oct. 31, Samarkand Uzbekistan • Samarkand City Tour UNESCO World Heritage Site • Registan Square• Gur-Emir Mausoleum • Bibi Khanum Mosque • Siab Bazaar • Shah-i-Zinda Complex • Afghan-Uzbek Silk Carpet Factory • Bread Baking Demonstration • Janona Dance Troupe Performance Meals:B,D Nov. 1, Explore Penjikent • Visit a local school • Penjikent Excavations & Museum of Archaeology • Penjikent NGO Speaker • Rudaki Museum • Central Bazaar Meals:B,L Nov. 2, Samarkand • Tashkent • Afrosiab History Museum • Ulug Bek Observatory • Paper-making Workshop • Afternoon free Meals:B,L Nov. 3, Tashkent City Tour • Independence Square • Alisher Navoi Opera & Ballet Theater • Courage Monument • Khast Imam Square • Rakhimov Family Art Studio • Oldest Koran • Chorsu Bazaa • Metro • Human House Meals:B,L Nov. 4, Tashkent • Almaty, Kazakhstan • Morning Free • Fly from Tashkent to Almaty • Mid-afternoon times anticipated • Time Permitting, a brief orientation of Almaty Meals: B Nov. 5, Almaty City Tour • Green (Zelyony) Bazaar • Panfilov Park • Zenkov Cathedral • Art Center with Felt-making master class • Falcon Farm Meals:B,L Nov. 6, Depart Almaty/Arrive USA same day or add 1 nite in Istanbul Nov. 6-7 Meal:B Tour: $4999* double/$5599* single Darvaza Gas Crater Add On: $500* Nonrefundable Deposit: $500* *Add 3% if paying by Credit Card - Air taxes are subject to change ***A signed waiver & proof of insurance required*** Approx Air Cost from USA: $1200 1 night Istanbul Stopover: $159 Insurance: $289 and up based on age Visas: $299 approx.

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EGYPT & NILE CRUISE, Nov 18-28, 2017

Chicago O'Hare International Airport

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