UNIQUE holiday specialists Beyond Travel have recently added five new exclusive small group special journeys to their collection for 2016, including the ‘Central Asian Odyssey’ tour that explores the legendary Silk Road cities of Khiva, Samarkand and Bukhara.
Early bookers can receive up to $500 in Travel Vouchers per couple to use against any additional Beyond Travel service.
Featured in their recently-released 2016 Preview brochure this exclusive small group tour has been carefully designed to offer Australian travellers an insight to lesser travelled regions of the world by combining areas of natural beauty and National Parks with in-depth guided tours and a focus on authentic local experiences.
The new 17-day itinerary begins in the capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty and travels to Charyn Canyon before crossing the border into Kyrgyzstan, visiting Karakol- to have dinner with a local family, the picturesque Jety Oguz famous for its extraordinary red sandstone cliffs, Chon Kemin to visit its open-air museum of petroglyphs dating back to the 2nd millennium BC and Bishkek before boarding your flight to Uzbekistan.
Spend a day exploring the capital Tashkent before joining your high speed train to the ancient city of Samarkand- an important part of the ancient traders’ route the Silk Road. Travel to the 1000-year-old city Bukhara and across the black and red deserts to the remote oasis city Khiva- the gateway for caravans in and out of China.
Priced from $6995 per person twin share, it includes 16 nights accommodation with daily breakfast and a large selection of other meals, comprehensive sightseeing with an English speaking guide, transportation in coach, rail and plane, arrival and departure transfers and gratuities and hotel porterage.
A four day Turkmenistan extension, featuring the Darvaza ‘Gates Of Hell” and Ashgabat is available after the tour.
There are four guaranteed departures in 2016, May 24, August 23, September 6 and 20.