Strategically positioned along the Silk Route, the cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva were famed trading centres for the caravans that passed this way in ancient times. On this Overland trip we follow in their footsteps, discovering magnificent architecture and bustling bazaars that have changed little since the rule of Tamerlane. We'll stay with nomads in the Kyzylkum Desert, explore the imposing Oxus Valley, tour the wonders of Samarkand and head into the markets of Ashgabat to practise our bargaining skills.
Gaze up at the ancient walls surrounding Khiva
Discover the futuristic architecture of Ashgabat
Learn about Tamerlane's dynasty
Walk through Bukhara's historic Old Town
Pick up souvenirs in the bazaars of Tashkent
Discover the romance of the Silk Road in Samarkand
Spend a memorable night in a yurt stay