Group Tour to 5 Stans of Central Asia

15 days/14 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Average Age: 45-75
Breakfast
Price:
3,225EUR

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
  • 3* Single supplement 363 EUR

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Private tour

Any date

from Ashgabat/Almaty
15
days
Individual

May 18, 2020

to Almaty/Ashgabat

3,683 EUR

2+

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Sunday

May 5, 2024

from Ashgabat
15
days
Sunday

May 19, 2024

to Almaty

3,225 EUR

13

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Sunday

Jun 9, 2024

from Ashgabat
15
days
Sunday

Jun 23, 2024

to Almaty

3,225 EUR

13

Spaces left
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Sunday

Aug 18, 2024

from Ashgabat
15
days
Sunday

Sep 1, 2024

to Almaty

3,225 EUR

13

Spaces left
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Sunday

Sep 15, 2024

from Ashgabat
15
days
Sunday

Sep 29, 2024

to Almaty

3,225 EUR

8

Spaces left
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Sunday

Sep 29, 2024

from Ashgabat
15
days
Sunday

Oct 13, 2024

to Almaty

3,225 EUR

9

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+

3,683 EUR

Sunday

May 5, 2024

from Ashgabat
15
days
Sunday

May 19, 2024

to Almaty
Space left

13

3,225 EUR

Sunday

Jun 9, 2024

from Ashgabat
15
days
Sunday

Jun 23, 2024

to Almaty
Space left

13

3,225 EUR

Sunday

Aug 18, 2024

from Ashgabat
15
days
Sunday

Sep 1, 2024

to Almaty
Space left

13

3,225 EUR

Sunday

Sep 15, 2024

from Ashgabat
15
days
Sunday

Sep 29, 2024

to Almaty
Space left

8

3,225 EUR

Sunday

Sep 29, 2024

from Ashgabat
15
days
Sunday

Oct 13, 2024

to Almaty
Space left

9

3,225 EUR

TRIP REVIEWS (7)

Lynda Tan

Dear Sati, thanks for asking, we are back home safely after our long flight. Thank you for organizing our private tour for Central Asia. We are so glad we found your company as others refused to arrange our last minute tour. But you could run all the arrangements in a timely manner. Everything was as we asked for and planned. The only issue as you know was at the Turkmenistan border check point where it took an hour to check all our documents, but our guide was there and helped through the process. The check-point officers did not speak good English.
We had a great time, thank you so much! Planning the Caucasus tour with you already, guys

02.10.2023
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Timothy Lawrence

I recently embarked on an incredible adventure through Central Asia. Turkmenistan was our starting point. Ashgabat is a stunning city, filled with grand buildings and beautiful parks. The people were friendly, and the food was simple but delicious in all five countries. This tour was a whirlwind of history, culture, and natural beauty. Each country had its own charm and unique experiences to offer. Special thanks to all the guides and our tour manager Ruslan who efficiently answered all of our questions throughout the booking process and the tour as well.

30.09.2023
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Matthew Court

Thank you Sati, my journey was just great. I have traveled to 90 countries but I have never been to the 5 stans. I am so happy I took this tour, everything was great, the accommodations, the food and especially the guides. We had very different but just wonderful guides in each country. The only thing that upset me was that I sprained my ankle when we were in Almaty, and you were also really helpful and nice to ask one of your employees to come and help me at the doctor’s. Thank God it was not anything major and I was able to do the tour the next day. A perfect highlight was the overnight in the Yurts in Darvaza crater and the picnic dinner. It was so much fun.
Thanks again

01.10.2023
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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 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.

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

Ak Altyn Oteli (Ashgabat)

City Samarkand (Samarkand)

Sun Rise (Osh)

Green Yard (Karakol)

Sayram (Tashkent)

Fatima Hotel (Bukhara)

Kazakhstan (Almaty)

Discovery (Bishkek)

Umariyon Hotel (Panjakent)

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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