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Central Asia Tour Overview
Start in Bishkek and end in Ashgabat. With the in-depth guided tour, The Five Stans of the Silk Road, you have a 26-day tour package taking you through Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and 17 other destinations in Asia. Hike in Kolsay Lakes National Park, marvel at Amir Timur Mausoleum in Samarkand and wander through colourful bazaars.
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 cathedrals, and historical sites. Visit astounding museums, unique red rock formations and dine in family homes. This unforgettable adventure takes you off the regular tourist route for an immersive cultural experience.
The Five Stans of the Silk Road includes accommodation in hotels, traditional yurts and a homestay, as well as an expert guide, meals, transport, international flights from Australia and more.SEE FULL ITINERARY
Inclusions at a glance
- Return international economy airfares to Bishkek & from Ashgabat
- Fly from Melbourne, including checked baggage (ask for other cities)
- Flying with Malaysian Airlines & Turkish Airlines
- 25 nights accommodation
- 25 nights in standard hotels/guesthouses
- 3 nights in yurts
- 1 night homestay
- 25 Breakfasts, 5 lunches and 9 dinners
- Fully experienced tour guide
- Transport in private vehicles
- One-way flight from Almaty to Dushanbe
- Sightseeing and walking tours as per the itinerary
- See all the ‘stans’ (well most of them) on a comprehensive Central Asia tour
- Discover under-explored destinations with expert guides by your side
- Includes must-see sights and flights from Australia!
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Fly to Kyrgyzstan
Arrive in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek/Chong-Kemin (1B, 1D)
Chong-Kemin/Song Kul (1B, 1L, 1D)
Song Kul/Tamga (1B, 1L, 1D)
Tamga/Karakol (1B, 1L)
Karakol (1B, 1D)
Karakol/Saty Village (1B, 1D)
Saty Village/Almaty (1B)
Dushanbe/Kuli Iskandarkul/ Gazza Village (1B, 1D)
Gazza Village (1B, 1L, 1D)
Gazza Village to Khujand (1B)
Samarkand/Aydar Kŭl Camp (1B, 1D)
Aydar Kŭl Camp/Bukhara (1B)
Dashoguz/Darvaza (1B, 1L, 1D)
Depart Ashgabat, Fly to Australia (1B)
More about Kazakhstan
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My Travel Experience Review
Visit exotic locations and places that wouldn't be possible without the support of an escorted group. In addition to the accommodation, sightseeing and transport around Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan, all flights are included.
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This tour departs monthly from May to October.
Departures are subject to availability and prices may vary at time of booking.
Please ask us for your preferred date and we will advise availability and cost.
Is this trip right for you?
This itinerary provides the security of an escorted tour, with some included activities and the freedom to explore on your own. The active trip covers a lot of ground and during the adventure you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Please be aware that while hotels and guesthouses has been chosen for their cleanliness and standard of service, accommodation facilities can be basic. Stays in yurts (traditional tents) and homestays have shared facilities. This is a tour for travellers with an adventurous spirit and in good physical health.
Important to remember...
This tour is subject to travel between counties being unrestricted and border crossings being possible at the time of departure. Alternative routes may be necessary if restrictions are in place.
The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.
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