About the Silk Road

A Silk Road holiday or group tour takes you back in time, to a land of domed mosques, camel-led caravans, caravanserais, and the trade of exotic goods. Spreading throughout Central Asia, the historic silk road trade route is vast, spanning many regions, countries, towns and cities of the Middle East, the Stans, and Asia. It weaves through them like blood vessels in the body. Several visits to the Silk Road region will only scratch the surface of its immense history stunning places to visit.

A Silk Road trips can vary from one week to over a month and focus on one country in depth or, span the highlights of many. You can choose to trace the footsteps of ancient traders slowly and steadily by road absorbing the cultures of each place or, fly to cover greater distances concentrating on the gems each place has to offer. Whichever route you choose you can be assured that you will be travelling in much more comfort & luxury than the traders of old. At TransIndus, we can design a bespoke itinerary to suit your every need combining history, culture, adventure and nature with luxury to deliver holidays that capture the essence of the Silk Road.

We have a small selection of escorted tours and guest lecturer led tours of the Silk Road visiting the main highlights of the ancient trade route. Talk to our specialists to find out more.

The Best Time to Travel the Silk Road

Central Asia and countries along the Silk Road enjoy picture perfect spring and autumn seasons. Mild weather and little rain are perfect for sightseeing. In the summer months, it can get incredibly hot and dusty making the long distance travel quite uncomfortable whilst in winter the region experiences freezing temperatures and snow.

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Popular Silk Road Tours & Itineraries

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Designing a Silk Road Holiday

The Silk Road covers a vast network of ancient trading routes spreading across the Middle East, Central Asia, parts of the Indian Subcontinent and China. It would take many months to explore the route in it's entirety and most travellers visit only the biggest highlights of the region over the course of two or three weeks.

Our Silk Road experts have travelled the region in depth and create bespoke itineraries for every client depending on the duration, budget and travel style. 

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Our Favourite Silk Road Holidays

Uzbekistan Discovery

Uzbekistan Discovery

11 days from £1995 per person

Join TransIndus for an escorted Group Tour to Uzbekistan, a country whose cultural legacy spans more than three millennia. Marvel at the emerald, lapis blue…

Kyrgyzstan - Art of the Nomads

Kyrgyzstan - Art of the Nomads

14 days from £1995 per person

Departure 20th June 2021 Experience the sublime landscapes and fascinating nomadic culture of Kyrgyzstan in summer on a special TransIndus group tour, devised and led…

Ultimate Silk Road

Ultimate Silk Road

28 days from £7500 per person

For anyone hooked on the romance of the ancient Silk Road, this epic, month-long tour has it all. You get to experience the full gamut…

China's Ancient Silk Road

China's Ancient Silk Road

19 days from £6195 per person

Retrace the route followed by the Buddhist monks and caravan traders of the Tang Dynasty on this wonderful odyssey from the country’s heartland to the…

Legends of the Silk Road

Legends of the Silk Road

23 days from £6595 per person

Follow in Marco Polo’s footsteps on a journey from the imperial heartland of China’s eastern seaboard to the dry, dusty capitals of Central Asia –…

Great Cities of the Silk Road

Great Cities of the Silk Road

12 days from £3225 per person

To travellers crossing the great deserts of Central Asia, the splendid turquoise domes and mosaic-tiled facades of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva must have seemed like…

Silk Road Explorer: Turkmen and Uzbek

Silk Road Explorer: Turkmen and Uzbek

15 days from £3995 per person

Combining the highlights of Uzbekistan with those of neighbouring Turkmenistan, this itinerary is our recommended option for adventurous travellers wishing to experience the ruined cities…

Yunnan: Along the Tea Horse Road

Yunnan: Along the Tea Horse Road

14 days from £3830 per person

Yunnan boasts the most astounding mountain landscapes in China and you’ll experience the finest of them on this 14-day journey. Beginning in the Province’s modern…

Uzbekistan by High-Speed Rail

Uzbekistan by High-Speed Rail

8 days from £2850 per person

If you only have a week to spare then this streamlined tour, starting and ending in the capital Tashkent, is our recommended option. To squeeze…

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With the world now largely open again, now is the time to begin planning your 2022 adventures in Asia. Our Travel Specialists are ready to take your call and discuss the adventure you have spent the last 20 months dreaming of.

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