Uncover Wonders of Central Asia in 19 days

19 days/18 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Average Age: 45-75
Breakfast
Price:
6,559CAD
7,500CAD

The Highlights of the Tour

Reveal the secrets of Kazakhstan - the ninth largest country in the world Travel to beautiful Issyk Kul Lake one of the world’s few remaining ancient lakes and the second-largest alpine lake on the planet Try exotic national dishes like Kazakh beshparmak, Asian pilaf, kumis and many others Admire the hypnotic sulfur flames of Darvaza burning gas crater Plunge into historical atmosphere of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva - the important sites of the Great Silk Road
Beshparmak - Darwaza - Uzbek bread - Bukhara - Samarkand

ITINERARY

Introduction

Central Asia offers some of the most exotic and unique wonders one can ever see on the planet. Our Uncover Wonders of Central Asia Tour is a great chance to explore all that mind-blowing natural and cultural gems of 5 Stans, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan in just 19 days. The exploration will include beautiful Big Almaty Gorge, legendary Issyk Kul Lake, stunning Seven Lakes and mysterious Darvaza gas crater and much more. Just contact our tour managers and we will start working on your life-enriching Asian adventures!

Day 1 - Arrival - Almaty City Tour

Day 2 - Almaty - Medeo - Big Almaty Lake - Almaty

Big Almaty Lake - Medeo - manti masterclass
This day you will visit the picturesque area near Almaty known for its natural gems. The first stop will be in Medeo (25 km) and Shymbulak Mountain resorts where you will have a chance to take a ski lift and reach a height of 3200 meters to enjoy the fresh mountain air and nice views. The tour will proceed to the Big Almaty Lake reservoir (45 km), which is providing the whole city with fresh water. It is not just a useful reservoir but also a very picturesque area of mountain ranges covered with Tian-Shan fir-tree, aspen and juniper, and the milky blue lake. On your way back to Almaty (30 km) there will be a stop at the Falcon Farm where people in traditional hunter costumes conduct shows with trained birds - falcons, eagles, owls, vultures, and others.
Overnight: Hotel in Almaty
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Almaty - Bishkek

Day 4 - Bishkek - Issyk Kul

Day 5 - Issyk Kul - Cholpon Ata - Grigorevka Gorge - Bishkek

Day 6 - Bishkek - Tashkent

Day 7 - Tashkent City Tour

Day 8 - Tashkent - Samarkand

Day 9 - Samarkand - Panjakent

Day 10 - Panjakent - Seven Lakes - Samarkand

Day 11 - Samarkand - Bukhara

Day 12 - Bukhara City Tour

Day 13 - Bukhara - Farab - Turkmenabat - Mary

Day 14 - Mary - Ashgabat

Day 15 - Ashgabat City Tour

Day 16 - Ashgabat - Darvaza Crater

Day 17 - Darvaza - Koneurgench - Khiva

Day 18 - Khiva - Tashkent

Day 19 - Departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • All airport and land border transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels (twin/dbl shared)
  • Meals: breakfast at the hotels, lunches and dinners as per program
  • Services for private A/C car with driver as per program (vaccinated drivers)
  • Escort English – speaking guide for all days (vaccinated guides)
  • Train tickets: Tashkent-Samarkand
  • Domestic air tickets: Khiva-Tashkent, Mary-Ashgabat
  • Entrance fees to the sites listed
  • Show program in Bukhara and show with hawks in Kazakhstan
  • Mineral water 0.5 L per day/per person
  • Visa support LOI (only to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan)

The tour price doesn't include

  • International flight tickets
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa consular fees
  • Video and photo charges
  • Porterage
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Services not included in the itinerary
  • 3* Single supplement720 CAD

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Private tour

Any date

from Almaty/Tashkent
19
days
Individual

May 6, 2020

to Tashkent/Almaty

7,185 CAD

2+

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Wednesday

Apr 10, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

Apr 28, 2024

to Tashkent

6,559 CAD

13

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Wednesday

Apr 24, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

May 12, 2024

to Tashkent

6,559 CAD

13

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Wednesday

May 8, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

May 26, 2024

to Tashkent

6,559 CAD

13

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Wednesday

May 22, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

Jun 9, 2024

to Tashkent

6,559 CAD

13

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Sunday

Jun 16, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Thursday

Jul 4, 2024

to Tashkent

6,559 CAD

13

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Wednesday

Jul 31, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

Aug 18, 2024

to Tashkent

6,559 CAD

13

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Wednesday

Aug 14, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

Sep 1, 2024

to Tashkent

6,559 CAD

13

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Wednesday

Aug 28, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

Sep 15, 2024

to Tashkent

6,559 CAD

13

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Wednesday

Sep 4, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

Sep 22, 2024

to Tashkent

6,559 CAD

13

Spaces left
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Private tour

Any date

from Almaty/Tashkent
19
days
Individual

May 6, 2020

to Tashkent/Almaty
Space left

2+

7,185 CAD

Wednesday

Apr 10, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

Apr 28, 2024

to Tashkent
Space left

13

6,559 CAD

Wednesday

Apr 24, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

May 12, 2024

to Tashkent
Space left

13

6,559 CAD

Wednesday

May 8, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

May 26, 2024

to Tashkent
Space left

13

6,559 CAD

Wednesday

May 22, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

Jun 9, 2024

to Tashkent
Space left

13

6,559 CAD

Sunday

Jun 16, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Thursday

Jul 4, 2024

to Tashkent
Space left

13

6,559 CAD

Wednesday

Jul 31, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

Aug 18, 2024

to Tashkent
Space left

13

6,559 CAD

Wednesday

Aug 14, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

Sep 1, 2024

to Tashkent
Space left

13

6,559 CAD

Wednesday

Aug 28, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

Sep 15, 2024

to Tashkent
Space left

13

6,559 CAD

Wednesday

Sep 4, 2024

from Almaty
19
days
Sunday

Sep 22, 2024

to Tashkent
Space left

13

6,559 CAD

TRIP REVIEWS (7)

Susan McDonald

Hello Ruslan, thank you so much for your efficient work and overall excellent service. We initially were thinking of joining a group but since we wanted to make a lot of modifications we ended up taking this tour as a private one. You were really patient with us throughout the whole process, thank you! We had just a marvelous journey and everything was the way we desired.
For the future travelers, be prepared to have an average level of fitness to endure some of the long drives.     

02.10.2023
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Martin Campbell

Hi Sati, we returned back home to Australia. What a wonderful trip we had. It was a once in a lifetime journey that I will never forget. The amazing food and hospitable countries were things that I was so impressed with. I want to particularly thank all the guides because they did an amazing job in their countries and answered all our questions. Please, share our greetings with Guzal, our guide in Uzbekistan and Nazima in Tajikistan, who did a remarkable job to fulfill all our needs and were very caring. The other guides were also great, very knowledgeable and professional. The standard rooms in the hotel in Samarkand were smaller, then a typical 3* hotel would have, but the upgraded deluxe room was way better, thank you for your understanding and for the upgrade. Overall we had a satisfying journey. 

29.09.2023
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Ben Handfold

Hi Hasmik, I am happy to let you know that we greatly enjoyed our tour. Some days were really long, especially the border crossing ones, but eventually they were worth it. The sights were amazing, so much history and culture, and great scenery. Thank you for your efforts.

29.09.2023
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TRIP MAP

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WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

OWN AGENCY IN ARMENIA AND GEORGIA

With agencies operating in Georgia, we are able to provide clients with the best price and quality services.

CENTRAL LOCATED HOTELS

We choose only the best hotels located in the city center close to the main sights.

GUIDES WITH 8+ YEAR EXPERIENCE

We work only with professional guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 8 years. All our guides are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

THE BEST PRICE IN THE MARKET FOR HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE

With Arara you book at first hand from a qualified local Armenian agency. Avoid surcharges applied by intermediaries and save money!

LICENSED AIR CONDITIONED TRANSPORT

We provide our tourists with comfortable air-conditioned transport. All our drivers are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Travelers on the tour mostly from the USA, UK, Australia and Canada

We host over 3,000+ tourists per year. Our clients are mostly from the USA, UK, Australia and Canada. Average age of our travelers is from 45 to 80. Our groups consist of travelers from all genders. There are solo travelers in most of our groups.

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Fatima Hotel (Bukhara)

Kazakhstan (Almaty)

Discovery (Bishkek)

Karven Hotel (Issyk Kul)

Grand Art Hotel (Tashkent)

Arba (Samarkand)

Umariyon Hotel (Panjakent)

Rangrez (Bukhara)

Qibla Tozabog Hotel (Khiva)

PACKING CHECKLIST

Documents:

Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)

Essential:

Moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, a camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

Credit cards and cash:

Credit cards can be used in all capital/big cities at hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets, etc. EUR, USD and GBP can be exchanged into the local currency at exchange places and banks.

Other:

First-aid kit (plaster, antibacterial gel, cold medicine), umbrella

Spring / Autumn:

Light clothing and clothing with long sleeves for a cool evening, rainproof shoes and raincoat in case of rain

Summer:

Light clothing preferably made of natural fabric, a hat for sun protection, sunglasses

Winter:

Warm clothing, coats, waterproof warmed shoes, scarf, gloves

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