Departure Date: 27/05/2019
This incredible journey will take you through the five “Stans” of Central Asia, across mountains and steppes, treading in the footsteps of those who travelled the ancient Silk Road with their caravans winding trails through the deserts, exchanging their wares and ideas, which has led to the extraordinary melting pot of cultures that exists in the region today.
Begin your journey in Astana, a living monument to modernity in Kazakhstan. Explore the sights before boarding the train south to Almaty. Enjoy an Astana city tour and boat ride along the Ishim River Discover Charyn Canyon, a natural wonder said to rival the Grand Canyon. Explore the awe-inspiring scenery and learn about Kyrgyz culture before crossing into Karakol. Then experience a Kyrgyz alpine adventure in Ala Archa National Park. Take a rewarding trek to rushing rivers, waterfalls and glaciers. The park is high altitude and much cooler than Bishkek (to enjoy it fully, bring proper footwear and clothing)
See Chon Kemin valley, a unique natural reserve where glaciers are bordered with coniferous forests and steppe. Visit the largest bazaar in Central Asia when in Osh on a city tour before arriving in Tajikistan. Continuing to Penjikent, an ancient city from the 5th century BC, via the beautiful Iskanderkul lake. According to the legend, the Lake was named after Alexander the Great, known as Iskander in the East. Your tour comes to an end in Turkmenistan, but not before you take a tour of Ancient Merv and the Ruins of Abmverd and Ashgabat City Tour.
An experienced Tour Leader accompanies the whole journey to keep your adventure on track. Local Guides are native to each destination and as certified professionals will share their immense knowledge with you with plenty of free time in between to relax or explore on your own.
28 nights accommodation (25 hotels/guesthouse, 1 tent, 2 train), 28 breakfasts, all transfers including to and from the airport. DEAL: Extend your journey in ancient lands Add 2 nights pre or post tour accommodation to your journey!
From $9890* per person, twin share
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