Tehran to Tashkent Silk Road tour, tailor made

Price
£4890 excluding flights
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Duration
17 Days
Countries
Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Type
Tailor made
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Description of Tehran to Tashkent Silk Road tour, tailor made

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£4890 excluding flights
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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Silk Road
Silks and spices gave the world brilliance and flavour, but the men who travelled the Silk Road shared the priceless gifts of art, architecture and, a...
Iran
The words of Rumi, the Persian poet whose verses remain popular eight centuries after his death, are strangely prescient of modern day Iran, a country...

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Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We have a strict environmental policy to make sure that the fragile eco-structure of the desert is not damaged or spoilt in any way. Our guides from Tehran to Tashkent are trained to uphold this policy and all clients are fully briefed on appropriate/responsible behaviour whilst in wilderness areas. Our “Leave No Trace” ethic is applied to all trips in all regions, and as tour operators is something we are careful to promote, especially in rural areas such as the Koppe Dag mountains. In each area we employ and develop close relationships with drivers and guides. We feel the interaction between our friends in Iran, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan and our clients offers both parties a valuable understanding between cultures.

People

In Uzbekistan we use local ground handlers who in turn book locally run hotels, providing employment for a number of members of staff and support families. The ground handlers also use local drivers and local guides at the sites – our clients are taken to local family run restaurants. This means that all the operational costs go directly into the local economy.

In Central Asia we have developed unique relationships with many of the semi-nomadic peoples of the region and through our form of interactive, socially conscience tourism have helped them adapt to the modern, changing world by providing important income opportunities. With Sogan Bai, an eagle hunter from the shores of Lake Issyk Kul, or Noorgul, a shepherdess from the pristine Son Kul, or Nazira and her family at Tash Rabat, we have been responsible for introducing them to the homestay market, helping them to provide good, clean and interesting accommodation which in term allows them to educate their children, improve their standard of living and look after their ill.

In order to facilitate an enduring support structure for the communities we visit, and to show a commitment to these values, in January 2009 we set up a charitable foundation through which we can channel funds to both existing NGOs and our own development projects. In addition to organising ethically sensitive tours, having our own charitable foundation allows us to raise money – through the cost of our tours, charity trips and fund raising events – which can then be used to fund various projects in education, sanitation, reforestations and a number of other important issues facing developing communities. Wherever possible we are happy for our clients to visit these projects to see for themselves where and how this money is being spent. This is a very exciting development for us and something we hope in time will become a major part of our organisation.

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