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The Silk Road

A Journey Through Time

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The Silk Road

Luxury Group Travel | 20 Days
  • Travel a fabled Silk Route through China, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan
  • Stunning natural scenery and tales of grand civilizations
  • See Xian’s magnificent Terracotta Warriors
  • Samarkand and Bukhara, living museums with stunning Islamic architecture
  • Meet with potters and weavers, and dine with locals in their homes

The Silk Road: A Journey through Time  ties together whole passels of civilizations, epochs, and sceneries. And it tells the grand tale of one of humankind’s most important arteries of trade and culture. With Xian and Tashkent as its bookends, this adventure traverses the heart of Asia by following one of the Silk Road’s major branches. Skirting deserts, loping over mountains, and crossing rare borders we experience fantastic sites, such as a ground-level look at the Terracotta Warriors and Urumchi, earth’s most landlocked place. Interwoven throughout are personal interactions bringing these fabled places to life.


"Tese was extraordinary. Her humor, intelligence, and compassion were a gift to each of us. Truly exceptional. There were no strings left untied on our trip. Her respect for each of us and for everyone she came in contact with was noble. She was inclusive of everyone—drivers, guides, travelers. She is the real deal." –Mary T.

Trip Overview

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– DON C.
1 – 3

In Xian, China, we enjoy a close-up view of the Terracotta Warriors, discover the Shaanxi History Museum and Great Mosque, and feast on dumplings.

4 – 7

After exploring Dunhuang's Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, we ride camels on the Singing Sand Mountain and marvel at Urumchi's remarkably preserved “Xinjiang Mummies.”

8 – 10

At Kashgar's renowned Sunday bazaar, we browse sweets and Uyghur silks, explore the town, then set out across the Pamir Mountains and Turugart Pass.

11 – 13

Kyrgyzstan's stunning alpine scenery awaits from Ala Archa National Park to deeply blue Issyk Kul lake We lunch with a local family outside of Bishkek.

14 – 16

Fly via Tashkent (Uzbekistan's capital) to Bukhara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site beloved for its wealth of mosques, madrassas, mausoleums, and bazaars.

17 – 20

In the cultural crossroads of Samarkand, behold the sensational Registan and a spectacular funerary complex, and spend time with artisans We return to Tashkent to catch flights home.



Tese Wintz Neighbor

With a master’s degree in China Regional Studies, it's no surprise that Tese has traveled extensively around the world, especially in Asia. She has lived in China and Hong Kong, and led some of the first bicycle tours in China. Currently residing in Seattle, Tese has led more than 50 trips in Asia.

GeoEx guide Tese Wintz Neighbor riding a camel in the desert.

Dates & Prices


09/10/22 – 09/29/22   Led by Tese Wintz Neighbor


For a similar trip, see our Epic of Central Asia journey. Or to privatize this trip, give our experts a call at 800-777-8183.


Group Trip: TBA per person

based on double occupancy


Please check back for 2022 pricing.


  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of a GeoEx trip leader, local guides, drivers, and other staff
  • Some gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

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