Along Central Asia’s Silk Road

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OCT. 11-27, 2022 $5,495
Bishkek, Almaty, Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent
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Along Central Asia's Silk Road

OCT. 11-27, 2022
Bishkek, Almaty, Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent

Traveling the ancient Silk Road, 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 Central Asia’s welcoming people. Discover Kyrgyzstan’s delightful capital, Bishkek, experiencing traditional Kyrgyz culture at a yurt-making demonstration and enjoying a home-hosted lunch, then admire the Bronze Age Tamgaly Petroglyphs. Spend a day touring Kazakhstan’s Russian-accented Almaty and attend a falconry demonstration. Highlights of Uzbekistan’s fascinating capital, Tashkent, include its treasured 7th-century Quran and Chorsu Bazaar. Touring of Khiva uncovers this Uzbek city’s storied past. See a folklore performance at a yurt camp. In ancient Bukhara, watch silk weavers work and savor a traditional meal in a Sufi miniaturist’s home. Visit a century-old ceramics workshop. Legendary Samarkand then reveals its treasures, including regal Registan Square and Tamerlane’s mausoleum. Sample a historic winery’s offerings. Returning to Tashkent, visit a renowned ceramicist’s studio.

Cost: $5,495
Odysseys Unlimited
Activity Level: Moderate Activity
COVID-19 Information:

Health and Safety Protocols

  • Odysseys Unlimited will waive the $200 per person penalty associated with tour deposits.
  • Each guest’s $500 deposit will be fully refundable up until the final payment due date: 95 days prior to tour departure.

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Odysseys Unlimited. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.