The Five Stans of the Silk Road

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 26 days
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Ends Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the Sovietesque capital of Bishkek.
  • Witness how Kyrgyz felt is made.
  • Marvel at Charyn Canyon.
  • Browse the stalls of Khujand's markets.
The tour The Five Stans Of The Silk Road starts from Bishkek and ends in Ashgabat. This is a city sightseeing tour that takes 26 days. You will travel through Dashoguz, Aydar Kŭl, Saty and 16 other destinations visiting Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and 3 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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.
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Bishkek
  • Day 2: Bishkek/Chong-Kemin
  • Day 3: Chong-Kemin/Song Kul
  • Day 4: Song Kul/Tamga
  • Day 5: Tamga/Jety-Oguz
  • Day 6: Jety-Oguz/Karakol
  • Day 7: Karakol/Saty Village
  • Day 8: Saty Village/Almaty
  • Day 9: Almaty/Dushanbe
  • Day 10: Dushanbe/Kŭli Iskandarkŭl
  • Day 11: Kŭli Iskandarkŭl
  • Day 12: Kŭli Iskandarkŭl/Khŭjand
  • Day 13: Khŭjand/Tashkent
  • Day 14: Tashkent
  • Day 15: Tashkent/Samarkand
  • Day 16: Samarkand
  • Day 17: Samarkand/Aydar Kŭl Camp
  • Day 18: Aydar Kŭl Camp/Bukhara
  • Day 19: Bukhara
  • Day 20: Bukhara/Khiva
  • Day 21: Khiva
  • Day 22: Khiva/Dashoguz
  • Day 23: Dashoguz/Darvaza
  • Day 24: Darvaza/Ashgabat
  • Day 25: Ashgabat
  • Day 26: Ashgabat
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Standard hotels/guesthouses (20 nts), yurts (4 nts), homestay (1 nt).
Meals
  • 24 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 9 dinners
    Note: Allow USD500-650 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Private vehicles, plane, walking.
Staff & experts
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Yurt Building Demonstration, Barskoon
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group, Bishkek
  • Your Local Living Moment: Overnight in a Yurt, Ozero Sonkël’
  • Your Local Living Moment: Tamga Village Stay, Tamga
  • 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
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Bishkek and from Ashgabat 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 The Five Stans of the Silk Road 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 The Five Stans of the Silk Road tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure.

Travel Insurance

The Five Stans of the Silk Road 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 The Five Stans of the Silk Road 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.

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Travel Style : ClassicAll of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 3 - AverageSome tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
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