"The Five Stans" of Mysterious Asia

Tour Type: Private Season: All year roundDuration: 15 daysCities: Almaty Astana Tashkent Samarkand Bishkek Bukhara Ala-Archa Khiva Dushanbe Khujand Ashgabat Grade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate from $3,125 USD per person

The Five Stans of Central Asia in 15 days: amazing travel itinerary through the five former USSR republics of Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan, also known as the Stans, includes the main tourist attractions and must-visit destinations at the centre of the Silk Road. It is the best itinerary to visit Central Asia and its impressive historical monuments and nature's beauties, taste traditional food and enjoy the unique local culture of hospitality!

  • Amazing adventure through five former USSR republics

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Dates & rates

Dates & rates

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Inclusions

Accommodation

  • 3* or 4* hotels, double/twin rooms including early check-in at the hotel in Almaty on day 1 and check-in after 06:00
  • 1 night Astana // 2 nights Almaty // 2 nights Bishkek // 2 nights Dushanbe // 2 nights Tashkent // 1 night Samarkand // 2 nights Bukhara // 1 night Mary // 1 night Ashgabat

Meals

  • Full breakfast in the hotels
  • Bottled water supply replenished daily

Transportation

  • Train tickets for the high-speed premium service train «Afrosiab» from Tashkent to Samarkand
  • Train tickets for the high-speed premium service night train from Astana to Almaty (economy class, 4-berth compartment)
  • Flight Mary – Ashgabat, economy
  • Meet and greet at the airport & transfers on arrival and departure
  • Group transportation as per program
  • Transportation services on comfortable air-conditioned vehicles (sedan cars or minibuses - depending on the number of tourists in a group)

Sightseeing

  • Astana guided tour: the National Museum, Hazret Sultan mosque, to Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, Baiterek
  • Astana guided tour: Orthodox Church, Water Green Boulevard, the first hi-tech museum in Kazakhstan, Khan Shatyr Shopping and Entertainment center
  • Almaty guided tour: Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, Green bazaar, Square of the Republic, Monument of Independence and State museum, Kok-Tobe hill with the tallest TV tower in the world
  • Bishkek guided tour: Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Museum of History, National Philharmonic and Osh Bazaar // Guided tour to Ala-Archa gorge (the National Park in 45 km from Bishkek)
  • Dushanbe guided tour: Museum of National Antiquities, Botanical garden, Somoni monument, Building of a national spirit, Stroll Rudaki Prospect
  • Dushanbe guided tour: Hissor town (ancient fortress of Hissor, 23 km from Dushanbe), Madrassah Kuhna, Museum of Tajik Way of life, Mausoleum of Sufi saint Mahdumi Azam
  • Khujand guided tour: Museum of archeology and fortification, Payshanba Bazaar // Tashkent guided tour: Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah, Museum of Applied Arts, Independence Square, Amir Timur Square
  • Samarkand guided tour: Registan Square (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Qori Madrasah), Gur-e Amir Mausoleum (Tamerlane’s sepulcher), Rukhabad Mausoleum (from the outside), Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory
  • Bukhara guided tour: Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade
  • Bukhara guided tour: Samani Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex (Kalyan Minaret and others), Ulugbek Madrasah, out-of-town sites (Sitora-i Mokh-i Khosa Palace, Baha-ud-Din Naqshbandi Complex)
  • Ashgabat guided tour: Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, Independence Park, Neutrality Arch, Ahalteke horse stables, National Museum, Nissa (UNESCO heritage site) and Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum // Visiting the ancient city of Merv (UNESCO heritage site)
  • Optional visit to “Sunkar” Falcons’ Farm to watch the show with hunting birds

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance fees at museums and historical parks mentioned in the program, Including a fee to the cable car in Kok-Tobe
  • Visa invitation to Turkmenistan, including Letter of Invitation, State Registration and Travel Pass (obligatory for all foreigners)

Your comfort counts

  • Services of English-speaking local guides (separate guide in each country)
  • Private tour (from 1 to 12 people)
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