The five stans of Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan are at the heart of the historic Silk Road.  With landscapes as varied as deserts, steppes and mountain ranges, and cultural influences from nomads to city dwellers, the region appeals to lovers of history, lesser-travelled lands and scenery alike. Get ready for a hugely varied journey into the heart of Asia.
The five stans of Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan are at the heart of the historic Silk Road.  With landscapes as varied as deserts, steppes and mountain ranges, and cultural influences from nomads to city dwellers, the region appeals to lovers of history, lesser-travelled lands and scenery alike. Get ready for a hugely varied journey into the heart of Asia.
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan

The tour is fabulous and there is a lot to cover on those hot days (42-44C). The sites, history, landscapes, food, mountains, rivers & lakes were all magnificent but their people were the lands greatest asset. With Kathy we would smile and try to communicate even with sign language complementing them on how beautiful their children or their costumes were and they would smile back and even were eager to have their picture taken with us. To them tourism is a new concept and we were welcomed everywhere.
Among the highlights: Ashgabat - the city of white marble; Samarkand - the city of most colourfull madrassas; Darvaza - Door to Hell; Iskanderkul Lake - a lovely break from touring; Fann Mountains beauty; fields of cotton, potatoes, corn, wild flowers, etc.; Tien Shan mountains magnificent drive up to Son Kul Lake and the yurt camp ... and so much more. I must say, that the tour, exception for Turkmenistan & part of Uzbekistan who make numerous references to it, falls short on the 'Silk Road' narrative but it is an adventure that will remain among the highlights of my life.

​Aida - Calgary AB

Central Asia Discovery

Small Group Holiday

23

CA$

days from

8175

The five stans of Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan are at the heart of the historic Silk Road.  With landscapes as varied as deserts, steppes and mountain ranges, and cultural influences from nomads to city dwellers, the region appeals to lovers of history, lesser-travelled lands and scenery alike. Get ready for a hugely varied journey into the heart of Asia.

Activity / Theme

Country

Culture

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan

Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Moderate

Leisurely / Moderate

Transportation

Accommodation

Minibus

Mostly hotels with some homestays, cottages, yurt camps, and a guest house

Months of Operation

June, July, August, September

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

You will visit both deserts and high mountains so please come prepared for temperatures anywhere between single digits and the high 30s (ºC).

Itinerary

DAY 1 Start Ashgabat
DAY 2 Ashgabat
DAY 3 Nisa and Darvaza
DAY 4 To Mary
DAY 5 Merv, to Bukhara
DAY 6 Bukhara
DAY 7 To Samarkand
DAY 8 Samarkand
DAY 9 Shakhrisabz and Termez.
DAY 10 Termez.
DAY 11 To Dushanbe.
DAY 12 Fann Mountains, Iskanderkul Lake.
DAY 13 Istravashan and Khujand
DAY 14 Fergahana Valley
DAY 15 To Osh and Arslan Bob
DAY 16 Arslan Bob
DAY 17 Chychkn Gorge
DAY 18 Kyzyl Oi Village
DAYS 19-20 Son Kul Lake
DAY 21 Bishkek
DAY 22 Almaty
DAY 23 End Almaty

Inclusions

All accommodation
All transport and listed activities
Western tour leader and local guide in each country
All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 8 dinners

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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