Treasures of the Silk Road with Berg Adventures – Trip Description
When Marco Polo returned to Venice from his extended 13th century travels on the Silk Road, he was ridiculed for the wondrous stories he told of the people, architecture, terrain, and cultures of Central Asia. Accused to the end of making it all up, his dying words were, “I have not told half of what I saw.”
Join Berg Adventures for a one-of-a-kind adventure as we retrace Marco Polo’s steps along the Silk Road and discover a region that even today defies description. Find yourself in landscapes as dramatic as the sweep of history that has shaped and defined Central Asia for more than a thousand years. Feel the warmth of the smiles of people we meet along the way, enjoy the cosmopolitan bustle of ancient cities, and appreciate the silent expanses of desert sand and space. From the timeless architecture of Bukhara to the pristine alpine reaches of the Fann Mountains, we will have the experiences of a lifetime, and in the end will know Marco Polo’s satisfaction of living more than we will ever have time to tell.
Updates from your adventure will be posted on bergadventures.com and on Berg Adventures Facebook page. If you would like to have a specific dispatch posted for your expedition, please contact our office for details. We will be happy to accommodate your requests. Our dispatches have been used by family and friends to follow the progress of our groups and by schools to learn about the wild places we visit. They can be a wonderful lasting archive of your adventure.