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Tour: Explore the Silk Road with Sister Cities International

August 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - September 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Journey to Uzbekistan: August 22, 2019 – September 2, 2019

Tour to Kyrgyzstan: September 2, 2019 – September 7, 2019


Explore the Silk Road with Sister Cities International to trace the past and present of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. A new Uzbek president has ushered in a new era of modernization and development. Meet with city officials to learn about sweeping changes. Visit the fabled UNESCO-listed oases of Uzbekistan’s Khiva, Samarkand, and Bukhara (Santa Fe’s Sister City), and the capital, Tashkent (Seattle’s Sister City). Savor the incredible sky-blue tile work, woven brick construction, brilliant fabrics of the Silk Road and warm hospitality of Central Asia.

An optional 6 day post-tour will take you to Colorado Spring’s Sister City; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; to see one of the country’s last remaining Silk Road watchtowers, learn about the art of Kyrgyz felt-making, and see a performance of a favorite Kyrgyz folk tale: the Epic of Manas.

To Register

Travel will be organized by MIR Corporation. Please contact Alex Whan at alexander@mircorp.com or 844-243-4720.

To sign up for the tour, a $750 per person, non-refundable deposit secures your space. Final payment is due by 23 June 2019.

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Trip Highlights

Visit a sixth-generation Uzbek ceramicist whose Tashkent family has been making pottery since the 1790s. Explore the Savitsky Museum (a remote outpost housing banned avant-garde Russian art). See the backstreets and bazaars of UNESCO cities Khiva, Bukhara, and Samarkand. Meet with mayors and other officials of Tashkent, Bukhara, and Khiva. This trip is a once in a lifetime opportunity to discover the former center of the Silk Road with like-minded citizen diplomats!


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Trip Fees

$2,990 per person (double occupancy)

$295 – Single room supplement for Uzbekistan tour

$2180 – Cost for optional Kyrgyzstan post-tour, double occupancy

$295– Single room supplement for Kyrgyzstan post-tour


August 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
September 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm