Central Asia


Trace the ancient Silk Road in today's Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and come to understand the diversity of cultures as you visit important sites and meet with experts and local people.

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 Shah-i-Zinda Mausoleum, Samarkand  Shah-i-Zinda, Samarkand  The Chor-Minor Madrassah in Bukhara  Domes of the Bibi-Khanym Mosque in Samarkand  Panorama of the ancient city of Khiva, Uzbekistan  Ruins of Nisa, Turkmenistan  Antique jars and carpets in a Samarkand shop  Kerchiefs and women’s wear, Turkmenistan  National Uzbek dish pilau with quails and eggs  Dry fruits in a bazaar in Tashkent  The Guri Amir Mausoleum in Samarkand  Mir-i Arab Madrasah, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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For the convenience of our travelers, Smithsonian Journeys includes an on-tour Provided Insurance Plan through Travel Guard with the price of your tour. This travel insurance plan includes emergency evacuation insurance up to $50,000 (if tour was booked before 5/1/2014) or up to $100,000 (if tour was booked after 5/1/2014).  It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. You will receive details on this included insurance with your Tour Confirmation and Tour Bulletins after you book a tour.

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