On this journey, wonderful local guides will accompany guests throughout the trip. Christine Robison, who has managed 14 other tours to Central Asia since 1999 will host the tour along with noted regional expert, Raisa Gareeva, will take travelers through Uzbekistan.
You will witness how Central Asia locals have been looking both to their roots and towards the future in the years that have passed since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Visit Samarkand and see its marvelous Registan. You will understand why Tamerlane declared, "Let them know our strength by seeing our architecture." Cross the routes of Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and Tamerlane.
Marvel at the dazzling colored tile work and the geometric ornamentation of the Islamic architecture of the historic madrasahs (universities), minarets, mosques, and mausoleums throughout the region. Visit fabled bazaars along the ancient Silk Road. Walk the ancient narrow streets of the living "city museum" of Khiva. Visit beautiful and serene Lake Issyl-Kul in Kyrgyzstan.
Enjoy fashion shows of traditional costumes and elegant contemporary designs. Visit the workshops of talented local artists, including silk weavers, potters, and rug weavers. Visit a unique children's Arts and Crafts Center and enjoy their work and a performance. Be treated to "surprise" invitations to local cultural and/or social events. Enjoy musical and dance entertainment in incredible historical settings.
Experience delicious, traditional dishes at a meal in a colorful nomadic felt "yurt." Enjoy delicious local cuisine specialties and visit and dine in many private homes.
This tour is limited to 15 people, and includes:
- all hotels (deluxe), and the most interesting and attractive or best available at each location visited
- flights within Central Asia
- all arrival and departure transfers
- all meals
- snacks in the bus
- bottled water at meals, on the bus, and in your room
- wine, beer, or non-alcoholic beverages with lunch and dinner
- all tips for guides, drivers, porters, and meals
- all entrance fees
- all music and dance show fees
- complimentary guide book and map
- luggage tags and straps
- baggage handling
- multilingual tour manager
- experience local guides
- traveler's insurance
Cost is only $9,560 for this all-inclusive tour. For a 25-day tour, that's only $382 a day for accommodations, air travel and ground transportation within the country, all meals, and all entrance fees - a real bargain in today's world of travel!
For more information, please contact Christine Robison of Baraka Journeys: 1107 Fair Oaks Ave., #811, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3311, USA, 626-570 -1700, email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit their website: http://www.barakajourneys.com/barakajourneys/Home.html