Spend two weeks discovering a part of the world well off the typical tourist track. Few Central Asia tours offer the cultural flavour this journey through Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan does. Trek through the gorgeous landscapes of Jeti-Oguz, go horseback riding through the breathtaking valley at Chong-Kemin, stay a night in a traditional yurt and discover the unforgettable warmth of the people in these regions. Visit Central Asia and you'll wonder why you didn't get here sooner.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Take a city tour of Almaty including the the historical centre, the Zenkov Cathedral and the Monument of Independence. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore. Opt to climb green hill for a panoramic view or visit the local market.
Drive via scenic Charyn Canyon to take in more of the Kazakh landscape. Reach the border and cross into Kyrgyzstan. Enjoy an evening in Karakol.
Charyn Canyon Visit
Border Crossing (Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan)
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 420km)
Visit the Prejevalskiy Museum then drive to Kizil Tuu. Stop en route for a swim in the lake. In Kizil Tuu learn how to built a yurt before continuing on to Kochkor.
Przhevalsky Museum Visit
Yurt Building Demonstration
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 315km)
Visit a felt-making workshop to learn more about this typical Kyrgyz craft. Opt to pick up a carpet or two. Continue on to the scenic Song Kul area and stay overnight in a traditional yurt for a true cultural experience.
Felt Workshop Visit
Overnight in a Yurt
Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 130km)
Spend a full day soaking in this beautiful area. Opt to head out for some hiking or horseback riding. Enjoy another night in a yurt.
Overnight in a Yurt
Continue on into the scenic valley of Chong-Kemin. Stay in the local CBT (community based tourism) houses and explore the village. Soak in the stunning scenery.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 230km)
Depart Chong-Kemin and stop at one of Kyrgyzstan's oldest sights, the Burana Tower. Learn more about the ancient structure (rare in a nomadic culture) before continuing on to the capital city of Bishkek for an afternoon city tour. Board an evening flight to Almaty.
Burana Tower Visit
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 160km)
Plane (1.50-2.00 hours)
There may be more travellers joining the group here. Opt to attend an evening welcome meeting to get to know them.
Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Enjoy a free morning visiting some sights in the capital city of Dushanbe like monuments and the main mosque. After lunch, drive through the valleys and mountains for an overnight at a local home in the stunning Iskandarkul area. Meet the locals and explore the gorgeous landscape of the Fann Mountains.
Spend a full day exploring. Hike in the mountains to an impressive waterfall. After a picnic lunch, return to Sarytag village.
Continue on to Istaravshan and visit an ancient settlement in Ura-Tube. Enjoy an optional lunch in a local chaikhana (teahouse) before driving to Khujand. Explore the city in the afternoon, visiting the museum and a mausoleum.
Mug Tepe Visit
Private Vehicle (1.25 hour(s), 80km)
Private Vehicle (2.25 hour(s), 145km)
Some travellers will be joining the group here as they start their journey into Uzbekistan.
Border Crossing (Tajikistan - Uzbekistan)
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 178km)
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Trip Name: Central Asia Adventure – Almaty to Tashkent
Duration: 14 Days
From Price: 1599
Trip Code: 153330
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