Helen & Steve Mace

If you want a holiday full of variety & total contrast, love mountains, walking & monuments, look no further than the 'Silk Road: Wild Mountains Fabled Towns' tour. Kyrgyzstan has absolutely stunning scenery in the mountains & such welcoming and friendly locals; Uzbekistan has beautiful monuments. The two countries couldn't be more different. We have just returned from this trip and have wonderful memories of it. The combination of staying in small hotels, a homestay, yurt & mountain camps make it varied and fun. Admittedly the yurt & mountain camps were basic, but to experience the remoteness & beauty of Kyrgyzstan you had no choice and, in our opinion, they were actually the most enjoyable of all the accommodation used & were well worth roughing it for.