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

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.

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.