Best of Central Asia

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 30 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 15+ years old
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  • Starts Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan
  • Ends Tashkent
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the history and architecture of the Silk Road, visiting ancient mausoleums and mosques on guided tours in the cities of Turkistan, Sayram and Otrar.
  • Travel alongside locals and admire wild, sweeping vistas on train rides across the Kazakh steppe, then experience the hospitality of Central Asia with five nights spent across Tajikistan's excellent homestay network.
  • Surround yourself with the surreal landscapes of the AltynEmel National Park, including the mysterious singing sand dunes, then visit Grand Canyon's 'little brother', Charyn Canyon.
  • Soaring along the iconic Pamir Highway is an unforgettable experience, especially in fine weather when the mighty peak of Muztag Ata rears its head.
The Best Of Central Asia trip starts from Nur-Sultan (Astana) and ends in Tashkent. The Best Of Central Asia trip is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 30 days. You will travel through Toktogul, Penjikent, Bishkek and 18 other destinations visiting Turkey, Uzbekistan and 4 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The trip includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Take a journey across the vast expanses of Central Asia on an expedition through the rugged and remote regions of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. From the glossy modernity of Nur-Sultan with its futuristic cityscapes, to the spellbinding ancient architecture of Samarkand’s mosques and mausoleums: visit unique cities and distant villages as you cross hundreds of kilometres of epic mountain passes and surreal landscapes – incomparable to anywhere else on earth. While political and military forces have battled over these regions for centuries, life in these isolated areas has changed very little – adding to the allure of this expansive cultural landscape. This is a trip designed for the true adventurer, for those craving escapism, outstanding beauty, unrivalled hospitality and the feeling of complete remoteness.
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  • On Mar 27 2017
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  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Mar 02 2019
“This trip took us to see parts of Thailand less frequented by tourists. It was well organized, offered good food and a good mix of activities and private time. Our guide Damrong Thepkong, was very professional and kept everything moving”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Nur-Sultan (Astana)
  • Day 2: Nur-Sultan (Astana)
  • Day 3: Baikonur
  • Day 4: Baikonur
  • Day 5: Turkistan
  • Day 6: Turkistan – Shymkent/Overnight train
  • Day 7: Altyn-Emel National Park
  • Day 8: Altyn-Emel National Park – Almaty
  • Day 9: Almaty
  • Day 10: Almaty – KAZ/KGZ Border Crossing – Karakol
  • Day 11: Karakol
  • Day 12: Bishkek
  • Day 13: Bishkek
  • Day 14: Bishkek
  • Day 15: Chychkan/Toktogul/Kok Bel
  • Day 16: Osh
  • Day 17: Sary Tash
  • Day 18: Kyrgyzstan/Tajkistan Border Crossing – Murgab
  • Day 19: Langar
  • Day 20: Ptup
  • Day 21: Khorog
  • Day 22: Khorog
  • Day 23: Kala-i Khum
  • Day 24: Dushanbe
  • Day 25: Dushanbe
  • Day 26: Penjikent
  • Day 27: Tajikistan/Uzbekistan Border Crossing – Samarkand
  • Day 28: Samarkand
  • Day 29: Tashkent
  • Day 30: Tashkent
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse/Hote with private rooms (20 nights), Overnight Train (1 night), Guesthouse/Homestay multishare (8 nights)
Meals
  • 29 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, 9 Dinner
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Plane , Train , Overnight Sleeper Train
Included Activities
  • Nur-Sultan - City tour
  • Baikonur - Yuri Gagarin Museum & House
  • Baikonur - Cosmodrome
  • Baikonur - Space Museum
  • Otrar - Ancient settlement
  • Turkistan - Yasui Mausoleum
  • Almaty - Central State Museum
  • Almaty - Museum of Kazakh Musical Instruments
  • Almaty - Kok Tobe Hill
  • Almaty - Panfilov Park
  • Almaty - Medeu
  • Almaty - Zenkov Cathedral
  • Charyn Canyon - National Park
  • Karakol - Dungan Mosque
  • Karakol - Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral
  • Karakol - Przhevalskiy Museum
  • Karakol - Jeti Orghuz Canyon Hike
  • Cholpan Ata - Petroglyphs
  • Bishkek - City Tour
  • Osh - Suleiman's Mountain
  • Osh - Bazaar
  • Tajikistan - Karakul Lake
  • Langar - Petroglyphs
  • Vrang - Buddist Stupa
  • Ptup - Yamchun Fort
  • Khorog - Regional Museum
  • Khorog - Pamir Botanical Gardens
  • Khorog – Bazaar
  • Dushanbe - City Tour
  • Dushanbe – Hissor Fort
  • Dushanbe – National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan
  • Samarkand - Shakh-I-Zinda
  • Samarkand - Registan
  • Samarkand - Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum
  • Samarkand - Bibi-Khanym Mosque
  • Samarkand - Paper making workshop & home cooked lunch
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Nur-Sultan (Astana) 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 Best of Central Asia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
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 15 March 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Best of Central Asia 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 Best of Central Asia 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.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Central Asia 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.
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