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The Silk Road Photography Tour

12th - 22nd Oct, 2020 - AVAILABLE

Tutored by Paul Sanders and

£6899.00 pp / Deposit -£400.00

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The Silk Road primarily refers to the terrestrial routes connecting China with the Mediterranean, it wasn’t a single road but a series of routes that crossed mountains, rivers and skirted lakes. The trade route established in the 14th century linked China with the Roman Empire and derives its name from the principal export of China at the time, silk. Trade was not the only thing that travelled the route; cultures, languages, music, art, poetry, religion and lifestyle were shared. 

Genghis Khan used the routes to explore and expand his empire, Marco Polo travelled and chronicled the routes for years becoming familiar with every culture along the routes. Even Joanna Lumley has made a TV programme about it as she travelled the silk road in 2017.

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At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Moderate
  • Included
    • ACCOMMODATION IN COSY, COMFORTABLE LODGINGS
    • TRANSPORT WITH A NEW, COMFORTABLE MINIBUS
    • ALL MEALS
    • ALL TAXES AND FEES
    • A KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDE
    • BOTTLED WATER AND REFRESHMENTS WHILE ON THE BUS AND WHILE EXPLORING SIGHTS
    • A COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION PACK WITH MAPS, LITERATURE, USEFUL KNOWLEDGE AND GIFTS
    • ENTRY TICKETS TO ALL SIGHTS
    • HIGH-SPEED TRAIN BETWEEN Tashkent, BUKHARA and SAMARKAND
    • Chartered flight into Khorog
  • Excluded
    • INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
    • MEDICAL AND TRAVEL INSURANCE
    • Tajikistan visa
    • UZBEKISTAN VISA
    • PERSONAL EXPENSES SUCH AS PHONE CALLS, LAUNDRY, INTERNET, DRINKS APART FROM THOSE INCLUDED
    • TIPS
  • Duration 7+ Night Tours
  • Tour Code UZE02
The Silk Road Photography Tour

The Silk Road Photography tour

The Silk Road primarily refers to the terrestrial routes connecting China with the Mediterranean, it wasn’t a single road but a series of routes that crossed mountains, rivers and skirted lakes. The trade route established in the 14th century linked China with the Roman Empire and derives its name from the principal export of China at the time, silk. Trade was not the only thing that travelled the route; cultures, languages, music, art, poetry, religion and lifestyle were shared. 

Genghis Khan used the routes to explore and expand his empire, Marco Polo travelled and chronicled the routes for years becoming familiar with every culture along the routes. Even Joanna Lumley has made a TV programme about it as she travelled the silk road in 2017.

The influence of the former Soviet rule is evident in many places throughout our trip, from architecture to language.

We will unlock our adventure of this incredible and diverse route, visiting and photographing ruins, mountain passes, dried up rivers and lakes, mixing this with a rich tapestry of locals and bustling markets.  

The beauty of the Tashkent Metro is one of our first stops as we set off through Uzbekistan, a country of incredible contrast as they bring their own identity into play in the main cities but the villages outside are like stepping back in time to a forgotten era. As part of the cultural structure we spend time visiting Jewish, Iranian and Gypsy families in their homes. 

A highlight of Uzbekistan is the Registan at sunset, this magnificent building - once a religious school is now partially restored and looks incredible in the evening light. As we cross into Tajikistan we will encounter the stunning landscape that surrounds the village of Veshab. You’ll get to experience the sights sounds and exotic aroma of Dushanbe before we adventure along the Pamir Highway bordering Afghanistan over the river. The mountains tower around us and villagers will come to see us as we stop and experience the local life.  

This is an experience not to be missed as we travel together through landscape and cultures that are a photographers dream, creating memorable moments and our own iconic images.

5/5

Independent Feedback based on 1 verified reviews

Kar Hin Gan - 21st Oct, 2019

Unique adventure for those willing to endure some loss of sleep and long trips across a country full of historical and cultural significance. Amazing, hard-working guides provided access to sights and experiences not found elsewhere, and lots of opportunities for amazing pictures. If you have the time and money and can put up with a little hardship, I'd definitely recommend this!

For tours outside of the UK, we will select a recommended flight which will depart from a London airport to the destination. In most cases (unless stated otherwise), the tour leaders will greet you at the destination airport from this flight and return you to the airport at the end of the tour.

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You are welcome to make alternative travel arrangements. If doing so, please ensure you are at the destination airport for the arrival time of the recommended flight to ensure you can take the transfer to the hotel. Alternatively you can arrange your own transfers and meet the group at the hotel on the first night.

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