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The Five Stans of the Silk Road

Starts: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Finishes: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Visit: Bishkek, Chong-Kemin, Ozero Sonkël’, Bokonbayevo, Jety-Oguz, Karakol, Saty Village, Almaty, Dushanbe, Kŭli Iskandarkŭl, Khŭjand, Tashkent, Samarkand, Aydar Kŭl Camp, Bukhara, Khiva, Dashoguz, Darvaza, Ashgabat

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Budget

Overview

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See all the 'stans (well, most of them) on this comprehensive 26-day tour through Central Asia. Learn about nomadic life in Song Köl, explore natural landscapes like Kaindy Lake's sunken forest, and witness the hustle and bustle of capital cities and their bazaars, cathedrals, and historical sites. Along the way, you'll sleep like the locals do in homestays and yurts to get even closer to this underexplored destination.

Highlights

    • Explore the Soviet-esque capital of Bishkek
    • Witness how Kyrgyz felt is made
    • Marvel at Charyn Canyon
    • Browse the stalls Khujand markets
    • Stay overnight in a local yurt
    • Camp under the stars near Derweze crater

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 242149
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Budget
Transport: Private vehicles, plane, walking.
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Budget

Starts: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Finishes: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Duration: 26 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Yurt Building Demonstration, Barskoon Your Local Living Moment: Overnight in a Yurt, Ozero Sonkël’ Your Local Living Moment: Bokonbayevo Village Homestay, Bokonbayevo Your Local Living Moment: Community Homestay, Kŭli Iskandarkŭl Your Local Living Moment: Overnight in a Yurt, Aydar Kŭl Camp
    • Half-day city tour (Bishkek)
    • Burana Tower visit (Bishkek)
    • Przhevalsky Museum visit (Karakol)
    • Yurt building presentation (Kizil Tuu)
    • Saty village stay
    • City tour (Almaty)
    • Charyn Canyon Visit
    • City tour (Dushanbe)
    • Waterfall hike (Kŭli Iskandarkŭl)
    • City tour (Khujand)
    • Mug Yepe Visit (Istaravshan)
    • Market visit (Khujand)
    • City tour (Samarkand)
    • Walking tour (Bukhara)
    • Chashma Complex and Holy Spring Visit (Nurata)
    • Fortress of Alexander the Great visit (Nurata)
    • City tour (Bukhara)
    • Khiva Ancient City tour
    • City tour (Tashkent)
    • Felt-making workshop visit
    • Hikes and picnic lunch
    • Derweze (Door to Hell)
    • Erbent visit
    • City tour (Ashgabat)
    • Internal flight
    • Transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotels/guesthouses (19 nts), yurts (3 nts), CBT homestays (2 nts), tented camp (1 nt).
    • 24 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicles, plane, walking.
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $4,099 ($158/day)

Deposit:

$350 per person for bookings made 70 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 70 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

Itinerary

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Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan Bishkek, Chong-Kemin, Ozero Sonkël’, Bokonbayevo, Jety-Oguz, Karakol, Saty Village, Almaty, Dushanbe, Kŭli Iskandarkŭl, Khŭjand, Tashkent, Samarkand, Aydar Kŭl Camp, Bukhara, Khiva, Dashoguz, Darvaza, Ashgabat

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Tour Operator

G Adventures

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