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Pre-trip: Tajikistan: Khujand, Dushanbe
Post-trip: Kyrgyzstan: Cholpon-Ata, Karakol, Bishkek   Kazakhstan: Almaty
Countries: 2
Cities: 7
Days: 18
Average Group Size: 13 Travelers
Central Asia Submitted by William C. Thornton, 20-time traveler from Georgetown, Texas

Adventurous traveler William T. took the “silk” road less traveled and captured some truly remarkable faces, places, and cultural facets of Central Asia, including Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

19:38 2710 views
Marie and Nancy's Uzbekistan Trip Experience

Join this mother-daughter duo on their journey along the Silk Road as they witness the iconic sites of the Stans, interact with local people on the streets, and enjoy a Home-Hosted meal with an Uzbek family.

07:51 1282 views
ReelEarth: Brothers of the Red Sands

Meet two brothers from the rural Uzbek village of Eski Dongalak—one who stayed home to continue the family tradition of caring for camels and one who moved to the city of Navoi to study.

11:55 853 views
Larry in the Stans Submitted by Lawrence Aubert, 41-time traveler from Maineville, Ohio

Join traveler Lawrence A. as he explores the Stans, from discovering the iconic mausoleums and palaces of Khiva to meeting a local golden eagle trainer in Kyrgyzstan.

05:40 524 views
Local Perspective

Get a taste for what awaits you along the Silk Road by meeting a few people who call Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan home.

08:58 4343 views

The Stans of Central Asia: Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan

83% of travelers rated this trip excellent

The overall traveler excellence rating is based on the results of post trip surveys completed by travelers who have taken this trip. Travelers can choose to rate their experience “excellent,” “good,” “fair,” and “poor;” this percentage indicates how many travelers rated their experience “excellent.” More than 70% of travelers complete this survey after returning from their trip. Travelers rate excellence across their entire travel experience, focusing on the categories below:

  • Trip Experience Leader: 94% of travelers rated their Trip Experience Leader “excellent,” citing his or her facilitation of people-to-people interactions, communication skills, and overall performance.
  • Learning & Discovery: 93% of travelers rated the learning and discovery activities on this adventure “excellent,” citing its authentic cultural experiences and controversial conversations.
  • Solo Women Excellence: 84% of solo women travelers who joined us independently or shared a room with a mother, daughter, sister, or friend rated their experience on this adventure “excellent.”
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