Group Tour to 5 Stans of Central Asia

15 days/14 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Breakfast
Age: 0+
Price:
2,924USD

The Highlights of the Tour

Reveal historical and natural treasures of Central Asia region by following the itinerary connecting all 5 Stans Admire the hypnotic sulfur flames of Darvaza burning crater in Turkmenistan Follow the Great Silk Road and make the incredible discoveries in Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva Enjoy hiking to Seven Lakes located in a paradise of Tajikistan Bargain at colorful national bazaars full of noisy atmosphere and exotic aromas Have a great time at the shores of Issyk Kul Lake - and the second-largest saline lake after the Caspian Sea
Seven Lakes - Darvaza - Samarkand - Tashkent bazaar

ITINERARY

Introduction

The uncharted territories of Central Asia are home to less discovered natural and historical treasures that should not be missed by a true connoisseur of exotic exciting adventures. Our Group Tour to 5 Stans of Central Asia is an itinerary enabling anyone to visit all the must-visit Central Asia wonders in a quite short period of time. Starting from Turkmenistan and passing through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan each day will be full of incredible discoveries, pleasant surprises and new impressions. Thus if you've already explored the Caucasus and now seek for a new exotic destination for your next trip you're at the right time at the right place! Just send us your request and from this very moment, your Asian fairy tale will start. 

Day 1 - Arrival in Ashgabat - Kow-Ata Lake - Nokhur - Ashgabat

Day 2 - Ashgabat City Tour - Darvaza - Ashgabat

Independence Park - Neutrality Arch - Darvaza gas crater
The day will be devoted to the exploration of Ashgabat sites. Ashgabat is «the city of white marble», the largest administrative, political, industrial, scientific and cultural center of the state. First, you will visit the Turkmenistan National Museum and then will head to Nissa historical complex which consists of two archaeological monuments - Old and New Nissa. Old Nissa once was the center of Parthia. The tour will proceed to the unique natural phenomenon of Turkmenistan – Darvaza. Just in the middle of the desert, you will see the unique scene of a circular large crater with burning gas that never goes out. The sight of a flame burning among the yellow sands of the desert fascinates and intrigues even experienced travelers. The crater has been burning since 1971. You will learn the interesting version of the crater appearance from your guide. In the evening you will return to Ashgabat.
Overnight: Hotel in Ashgabat
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Mary - Merv - Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan border - Bukhara

Day 4 - Bukhara City Tour

Day 5 - Samarkand City Tour

Day 6 - Samarkand City Tour

Day 7 - Uzbekistan-Tajikistan border - Seven Lakes - Panjakent - Samarkand

Day 8 - Tashkent City Tour

Day 9 - Kokand - Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border - Osh

Day 10 - Osh City Tour - Bishkek

Day 11 - Tokmok - Issyk Kul

Day 12 - Karakol City Tour

Day 13 - Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan border - Charyn Canyon - Almaty

Day 14 - Almaty City Tour

Day 15 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, a departure from Kazakhstan.

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels listed on website - 14 nights (twin/dbl shared), including early check-in at the hotel in Ashgabat on day 1
  • Meals: breakfast at the hotels, one dinner at Darvaza gas crater
  • Services for private A/C car with driver per program (vaccinated drivers)
  • Tashkent-Kokand train ticket (modern carriages, normal speed, seated places)
  • Domestic air tickets: Ashgabat-Mary, Osh-Bishkek
  • Entrance fees to the sites listed
  • Escort English – speaking guide for all days (vaccinated guides)
  • Mineral water 1.0 L per day/per person
  • Visa support (letter of invitation Turkmenistan only needed)

The tour price doesn't include

  • International flight tickets (upon request)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa consular fees
  • Video and photo charges
  • Porterage
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals besides breakfast and 1 dinner
  • Services not included in the itinerary
  • Single supplement 429 USD

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Private tour

Any date

from Ashgabat/Almaty
15
days
Individual

May 18, 2020

to Almaty/Ashgabat

3,216 USD

2+

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Monday

Sep 13, 2021

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Sep 27, 2021

to Almaty

2,924 USD

13

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Monday

May 2, 2022

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

May 16, 2022

to Ashgabat

2,924 USD

13

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Monday

Jun 6, 2022

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Jun 20, 2022

to Ashgabat

2,924 USD

13

Spaces left
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Monday

Aug 15, 2022

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Aug 29, 2022

to Ashgabat

2,924 USD

13

Spaces left
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Monday

Sep 12, 2022

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Sep 26, 2022

to Ashgabat

2,924 USD

13

Spaces left
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Private tour

Any date

from Ashgabat/Almaty
15
days
Individual

May 18, 2020

to Almaty/Ashgabat
Space left

2+

3,216 USD

Monday

Sep 13, 2021

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Sep 27, 2021

to Almaty
Space left

13

2,924 USD

Monday

May 2, 2022

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

May 16, 2022

to Ashgabat
Space left

13

2,924 USD

Monday

Jun 6, 2022

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Jun 20, 2022

to Ashgabat
Space left

13

2,924 USD

Monday

Aug 15, 2022

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Aug 29, 2022

to Ashgabat
Space left

13

2,924 USD

Monday

Sep 12, 2022

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Sep 26, 2022

to Ashgabat
Space left

13

2,924 USD

TRIP REVIEWS (4)

Lucy Newman

For a long time, visiting the cities of Central Asia was my aspiration, and Araratour was a brilliant assistant in organizing this. For several months, I spoke with Satine, who was fantastic; Very helpful, patient and tailor-made 5 country tour and day trip to Penjikent, Tajikistan.

Throughout the tour, Araratour had very knowledgeable guides who showed all the main attractions of the city. They were all relaxed, friendly and provided many opportunities to explore the incredible monuments. They also helped recommend restaurants and bars suitable for tourists. It was the same in Penjikent with a separate guide and driver. By the way, we were guided by wonderful drivers from place to place and I was very grateful for the airport transfer as part of the tour.

Overall, if you are planning to visit Central Asia, I can recommend Araratour highly enough. They will help you organize your ideal itinerary.

03.09.2021
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Dustin Burnett

Our experience with Araratour has been outstanding in every way. From our initial communication to our friendly guides to our comfortable rooms and logistics, everything went perfectly and smoothly, allowing us to fully enjoy our stay in Central Asia.

Araratour helped us design a customized itinerary based on our interests. The company has organized domestic flights, train tickets, accommodation and guide services in each country. Each of our guides was better than the other. Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable and adapted to our needs and desires. We had great drivers who ensured our safety and comfort along the entire route.

All hotels and rooms arranged by Araratour were comfortable. The people who worked in these premises were also interested in having a good place to spend the evening.

I cannot imagine a better experience in Central Asia; Of course, there is no more organized and connected tour operator in the country. If you are planning a trip to Central Asia, use the services of Araratour. It will help you organize your journey of a lifetime.

01.09.2021
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Paul McKeering

When planning a trip to Central Asia, my wife and I really wanted to see Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Somehow, by chance, we found Araratour on the Internet, talked there with Satine. Already at this stage we liked them: they answered quickly and informatively, the proposals were clear. After arriving in Ashgabat, Araraotur demonstrated that they can not only write and speak, but also do everything clearly and conscientiously. The transport was serviceable and clean, the guides knew the material perfectly, they could present it well and were just interesting people, able not only to talk about the excursion, but also on general topics. Having enjoyed spending time on this vacation with Araratour, we also advised our daughter (she works as the marketing director of a branch of a large international company) to organize and spend with this company their annual trip, which attracts about a hundred people from Europe. According to his daughter's feedback, Araratour did not disappoint, everything was perfectly organized. This means that this company can be trusted to carry out not only individual tours, but also large events. Well done.

28.08.2021
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WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

CENTRAL LOCATED HOTELS

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

GUIDES WITH 5+ YEAR EXPERIENCE

We work only with professional guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 5 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.

3000+ SATISFIED CLIENTS PER YEAR

Every year we get a great number of positive feedback from our clients.

Own agency in Armenia, Georgia and Uzbekistan

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

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Umariyon (Panjakent)

Kazakhstan (Almaty)

Discovery (Bishkek)

Ak Altyn Oteli (Ashgabat)

Fatima Boutique (Bukhara)

City Samarkand (Samarkand)

Sun Rise (Osh)

Green Yard (Karakol)

Sayram (Tashkent)

PACKING CHECKLIST

Documents:

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

Essential:

Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in the city, cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, a camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

Other:

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

Clothing for spring/autumn:

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

Clothing for summer:

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

Clothing for winter:

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

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