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Trip to the Stans — Three Wonders of Central Asia

Tour Type: group or private Season: April - OctoberDuration: 21 daysGroup tour dates: 12 Apr 2020 - 02 May 202025 Sep 2020 - 15 Oct 2020Cities: Tashkent Khiva Bukhara Samarkand Tashkent Osh Bishkek Issyk-Kul Lake Almaty Nur-Sultan Grade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate from $3,699 USD per person

The journey to Central Asia is a chance to dive into the medieval and mysterious east culture. Treasures of the Great Silk way, azure mosques of Samarkand and Bukhara, ancient cities and modern capitals, national parks and beautiful nature - Asia is unique, and that is what attracts travelers from all over the world. It is one of the best itineraries to visit Central Asia.

  • Amazing adventure through three former USSR republics

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Dates & rates

Dates & rates

RATE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ROOM: $0 USD
TOTAL TRIP COSTS: $3,699 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Accommodation in hotels on twin/double sharing basis, including early check-in on arrival
  • Check-in at other hotels at 14:00, check-out at 12:00
  • 3 nights Tashkent // 2 nights Khiva // 2 nights Bukhara // 2 nights Samarkand // 1 night Osh // 2 nights Bishkek // 2 nights Issyk-Kul Lake // 3 nights Almaty // 2 nights Nur-Sultan
  • 1 night in yurt camp (2 persons/yurt) sharing basis

Meals

  • Group tour: welcome dinner
  • Full breakfast in the hotels and yurt camp
  • A bottle of mineral water on each day of the tour

Transportation

  • Services of comfortable transport during the tour, including airport - hotel - airport transfers
  • Internal flight tickets Tashkent - Urgench (economy class, baggage allowance 20 kg)
  • Internal flight tickets Osh - Bishkek (economy class, baggage allowance 20 kg)
  • Internal flight tickets Almaty - Nur-Sultan (economy class, baggage allowance 20 kg)
  • Train tickets (economy class) for high-speed premium service train «Afrosiab» (Samarkand - Tashkent)
  • Train tickets (economy class) for train Tashkent - Kokand

Sightseeing

  • Tashkent guided tour: Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah, Independence Square, Amir Timur Square, Minor Mosque
  • Khiva guided tour: Pakhlavan Mahmoud Complex, Kunya-Ark Fortress, Kalta Minor Minaret, Islam Khoja Minaret and Madrasah, Tash Khauli-Khan Palace, Juma Mosque, Muhammad Amin-Khan Minaret and Madrasah, Avesta Museum
  • Bukhara guided tour: Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex (Kalyan Minaret and others), Ulugbek Madrasah, Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah. After lunch visit Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble
  • Guided tour around Samarkand: St. Daniel Mausoleum, Afrosiab museum & settlement, Silk paper workshop // Kokand guided tour: the Palace of Khudayar Khan, Mausoleum of Modari Khan, Juma Mosque
  • Osh guided tour: Suleiman Mount, a historical museum, Babur's Mosque // Bishkek guided tour: the central square of Ala-Too, the flagpole (and the changing of the guard), the monuments to Lenin and Freedom, the monument to Manas
  • Issykul guided tour // Aydarkul lake guided tour // Visiting the ruins of the ancient city Balasagyn and Burana tower // Charyn National Park guided tour // Big Almaty Lake guided tour // Visiting “Sunkar” Falcons’ Farm
  • Visiting the museum of Petroglyph in Cholpon-Ata and museum of the famous Russian explorer of Central Asia N.M. Prjevalsky
  • Karakol guided tour: a Dungan mosque (19 century), the wooden Russian Orthodox Cathedral of The Holy Trinity
  • Almaty guided tour: the Green Bazaar, Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, the Kok-Tobe hill with the tallest TV tower in the world, short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty ca
  • Nur-Sultan guided tour: Independence Square, where all modern sites are located (Palace of Independence, Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, National Museum, Hazret Sultan mosque), the Baiterek Monument
  • Guided tour to Alzhir - Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions, located in 45 km to the west from Hur-Sultan // Visiting Nur Alem center & shopping center of Khan-Shatyr

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all listed attractions
  • Since 1 February 2019 no Visa needed for the citizens of 62 countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, European Union, Norway, Switzerland
  • Citizens of the USA have to apply for e-visa ($20, issued in 3 days online)
  • An electronic visa allows a single entry into Uzbekistan for up to 30 days, and is valid for 90 days from the date of issue

Your comfort counts

  • Meals: Half board (lunches) - extra 770 AUD/550 USD/person for tour
  • Meals: Full board - extra 1427 AUD/1015 USD person for tour
  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line
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  • The group tour is fully escorted by a bilingual tour director
  • Group size 20 people maximum. All our group departures are guaranteed.
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