Central Asia Explorer

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Ends Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Wander through the grand square Registan in Samarkand, admiring the imposing architecture from afar and the detailed craftmanship on the tiling up close.
  • Walk under pointed arches and between dometopped mausoleums the size of apartments in the ShakiZinda necropolis, which has pieces from the 14th–19th century.
  • Travel along the Chychkan River beneath the towering peaks of Kyrgyzstan’s Tien Shan range, mountains even more spectacular for emptiness of the valleys below them.
  • Stay in a classic feltlined yurt on the shore of alpine SongKol Lake, where you can watch the sunset behind craggy mountains before warming yourself by the stove.
The Central Asia Explorer tour starts from Bishkek and ends in Tashkent. The Central Asia Explorer tour is a city sightseeing trip that takes 17 days taking you through Bishkek, Son-Köl, Tashkent, Bishkek and 7 other destinations in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Be entranced by the beauty of Kyrgyzstan and historical wonders of Uzbekistan on this 17-day tour. Traverse landscapes of alpine lakes and mountains interrupted only by dots of yurts, feel the divine artistic power of the detailed mosaics and towering minarets of ancient cities, and be welcomed into homes and family-run businesses by locals. A mix of ancient nomadic cultures, various iterations of both conservative and progressive Islam, Soviet influence and post-independence nationalism mean Central Asia is home to unique traditions. Travels here will leave you raving about the region for years to come and planning your next trip back as soon as you get home.
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  • Anonymous
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  • On Apr 12 2019
“It was excellent. I was educated about the Turkish culture. I have seen so much and learned so much. It was value for money”
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Bishkek
  • Day 2: Bishkek
  • Day 3: Don Aryk – Issyk-Kul Lake – Kochkor
  • Day 4: Song-Kol Lake (3016 metres)
  • Day 5: Kyzyl-Oi
  • Day 6: Suusamyr Valley – Chychkan – Kok-Bel
  • Day 7: Osh
  • Day 8: Osh
  • Day 9: Border crossing – Andijan – Tashkent
  • Day 10: Tashkent
  • Day 11: Samarkand
  • Day 12: Samarkand
  • Day 13: Samarkand – Shahrisabz – Bukhara
  • Day 14: Bukhara
  • Day 15: Gijduvan – Bukhara
  • Day 16: Tashkent
  • Day 17: Tashkent
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse/Homestay (4 night), Hotel (11 nights), Yurt (1 night)
Meals
  • 16 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 6 Dinner
Transport
  • Private Bus , Metro , High Speed Train
Included Activities
  • Bishkek - City Tour
  • Shamsy Valley - Burana tower
  • Don Aryk - Local home visit & horsemanship demonstration
  • Kochkor - Market
  • Kochkor - Women's Felt Co-op
  • Uzgen - Uzgen Minaret & Complex
  • Osh - Sulaiman-Too Mountain
  • Osh - National Historical and Archaeological Museum Complex
  • Tashkent - Chorsu Bazaar
  • Tashkent - Khast Imom Complex & Moyie Mubarek Library Museum
  • Tashkent - History Museum of the People of Uzbekistan
  • Samarkand - Bibi-Khanym Mosque
  • Samarkand - Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum
  • Samarkand - Shakh-I-Zinda
  • Samarkand - Registan
  • Samarkand - Paper making workshop & home cooked lunch
  • Shakhrisabz - Ak Saray Palace
  • Shakhrisabz - Kok-Gumbaz Mosque
  • Shakhrisabz - Dor-ut Tilovat Memorial Complex
  • Shakhrisabz - Dorus Saodat Complex
  • Bukhara - Ismail Samani Mausoleum
  • Bukhara - Sitorai Mohi Hosa Palace
  • Bukhara - Chor-Bakr Necropolis
  • Bukhara - Ark Fortress
  • Bukhara - Kalon Mosque
  • Vobkent - Minaret
  • Gijduvan - Ceramics workshop
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Bishkek and from Tashkent are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Central Asia Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Central Asia Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 25 July 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Central Asia Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Central Asia Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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