Central Asia Explorer

17 days/16 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Full Board
Age: 12+
Price:
3,674USD
4,041USD

The Highlights of the Tour

Start your trip from Kyrgyzstan - the land of unspoilt nature, summer pastures, semi-nomadic shepherds and yurts. Enjoy the beauty of legendary Issyk-Kul Lake surrounded by mountain peaks and glaciers Stroll along the cozy counters of the gratest trading centers of the Silk Road - Jayma-Bazaar Discover the hidden secrets of Uzbekistan - the country with distinctive architectural gems of the Great Silk Road, rich national cuisine and exotic atmosphere
Issyk-Kul - yurt - Uzbekistan - Asian pilaf

ITINERARY

Introduction

Do you seek views of unspoilt stunning nature and some truly epic mountain scenery? Would you like to deepen your knowledge of history? All this will become possible with our Central Asia Explorer Tour. It’s a journey around two worthy countries of Central Asia – Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. The name of the tour speaks for itself – you will spend 17 days of fully historical, cultural and natural exploration of the countries. You will have a great trip from vast steppes with unique yurts along the Great Silk Road to distinctive architectural gems. You will stroll through fantastic Asian bazaars, taste juicy organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, dried fruits and much more. Plunge into an Asian fairy tale with Arara Central Asia!

Day 1 - Arrival in Bishkek

Day 2 - Bishkek City Tour - Don Aryk - Issyk Kul

Ala-too - Oak Park - Issyk Kul
Your second day will be devoted to the exploration of Bishkek. The city tour will start from the city's main Ala-too Square. Then the way will lead to Oak Park which is one of the oldest in the country. Here you will have a chance to enjoy the beauty of old oak trees that provide pleasant shade in hot days. In autumn the park turns into a fairy tale due to crispy falling oak leaves. There is also an open-air museum with interesting sculptures. Your tour will continue to the 11th-century Burana tower. The tower is a 25 meter high and is the only remained part of the medieval city Balasagun. In the nearby local village Don Aryk, you will stop to visit a local family and plunge into the local culture. The trip will continue to the gem of Kyrgystan nature - Issyk Kul Lake. Issyk-Kul Lake is the second largest salt lake in the world, located between ridges of Northern Tien Shan at the height of 1609 m above sea level. It is located in a unique place known for its warm sandy beaches, thermal mineral springs, alpine meadows, and park-type coniferous forests. The lake is surrounded by mountain peaks and glaciers but despite that Issyk Kul never freezes. Dinner will be organized in a local restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel at Issyk Kul
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Issyk Kul - Karakol

Day 4 - Jeti Oguz - Bokonbaevo - Kochkor

Day 5 - Kochkor - Son Kul

Day 6 - Son Kul - Kyzyl-Oi

Day 7 - Suusamyr - Chychkan - Kok-Bel

Day 8 - Uzgen - Osh

Day 9 - Kyrgyz-Uzbek border - Andijan - Tashkent

Day 10 - Tashkent City Tour

Day 11 - Free Time in Samarkand

Day 12 - Samarkand City Tour

Day 13 - Bukhara City Tour

Day 14 - Bukhara City Tour

Day 15 - Gijduvan - Bukhara

Day 16 - Free Day

Day 17 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels listed below - 12 nights (twin/dbl shared), yurt - 1 night, local families - 3 nights
  • Meals: breakfast at the hotels, lunches and dinners at the local restaurants
  • Hotels and yurt camps
  • Services for private A/C car with driver per program
  • Escort English – speaking guide for all days
  • Train tickets: Tashkent – Samarkand and Bukhara - Tashkent
  • Entrance fees to sites listed
  • Show programs in Bukhara
  • Mineral water 1.0 L per day/per person

The tour price doesn't include

  • International air tickets (upon request)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa consular fees
  • Visa support LOI
  • Porterage
  • Video and photo charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not included in the itinerary
  • Single supplement461 USD

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

Start End Price Space left
Any Day

Any date

from Bishkek/Tashkent
17
days
Individual

Jun 26, 2020

to Tashkent/Bishkek

4,057 USD

2+

Spaces left
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Friday

Jun 11, 2021

from Bishkek
17
days
Sunday

Jun 27, 2021

to Tashkent

3,688 USD

13

Spaces left
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Monday

Aug 2, 2021

from Bishkek
17
days
Wednesday

Aug 18, 2021

to Tashkent

3,688 USD

13

Spaces left
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Monday

Sep 13, 2021

from Bishkek
17
days
Wednesday

Sep 29, 2021

to Tashkent

3,688 USD

13

Spaces left
Book now
Any Day

Any date

from Bishkek/Tashkent
17
days
Individual

Jun 26, 2020

to Tashkent/Bishkek
Space left

2+

4,057 USD

Friday

Jun 11, 2021

from Bishkek
17
days
Sunday

Jun 27, 2021

to Tashkent
Space left

13

3,688 USD

Monday

Aug 2, 2021

from Bishkek
17
days
Wednesday

Aug 18, 2021

to Tashkent
Space left

13

3,688 USD

Monday

Sep 13, 2021

from Bishkek
17
days
Wednesday

Sep 29, 2021

to Tashkent
Space left

13

3,688 USD

TRIP REVIEWS (7)

Alexander and Mary Alice

We visited Central Asia and enjoyed our trip so much. It was my wife’s birthday which we decided to spend away from home, at this extraordinary part of the world. The time we spent at Nomad’s Dream Yurt camp was so special, filled with warmth and beauty. The hotels were also of high quality, though we prefer and enjoy mostly camping.

My warmest greetings to all the guides throughout the trip who became our good friends. I want to thank Tatev for her perfect organizational and communication skills and punctuality. The itinerary she chose for us fit all our needs. We have already recommended your tour company to our relatives and friends!

18.10.2019
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Edmund

Such a fantastic trip you have organized for us, Tatev. The cities we visited, Bishkek, Tashkent, Bukhara among all, excelled at their diversity, beauty and lively atmosphere. Hotels and vehicles were comfortable and had all the facilities inside. We have enjoyed the company of our guides and learnt a lot about these ancient places.

Thank you Arara for this unforgettable experience.

18.12.2019
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Jenny and Ted

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time in Central Asia countries. We explored Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan during our trip. Each of them gave us adorable memories and fascinated with their culture and marvelous nature. Our two guides Sophie and Vlad, made us fall in love with their countries. They were very polite and had sufficient knowledge of English.

We do hope to return one day and visit all the places the tour didn’t manage to cover. And Arara is number one company we will use for our future tours.

17.12.2019
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TRIP MAP

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map-Central Asia Explorer

WHY BOOK WITH ARARA CENTRAL ASIA

Local Tour Operator - first hand prices

By booking with us you buy from the first hand without any additional commissions.

CENTRAL LOCATED HOTELS

We choose only the best hotels located in the city center close to the main sights

Certified Guides

We work only with professional certified guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 5 years

Best price/quality combination

We are responsible for the quality of our tours and guarantee that all the packages have the best value for money.

Well-maintained itineraries and smooth tour operations

In all our tour packages everything is thought out in advance that's why the tour goes on smoothly without any problems.

Knowledgeable tour advisers and fast communication

Аfter the interaction with us, you will be as pleased as possible with the process of communication, obtaining the necessary information and the speed of work of our employees.

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Karven (Issyk-Kul)

City Palace (Tashkent)

Bek (Khiva)

Grand Superior (Samarkand)

Nomad’s Dream Yurt Camp (Son Kul)

Karagat (Karakol)

Sun Rise (Osh)

Discovery (Bishkek)

Lyabi House (Bukhara)

PACKING CHECKLIST

Documents:

Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)

Essential:

Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in the city, cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, a camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

Other:

First-aid kit (plaster, antibacterial gel, cold medicine), umbrella

Clothing for spring/autumn:

Light clothing and clothing with long sleeves for a cool evening, rainproof shoes and raincoat in case of rain

Clothing for summer:

Light clothing preferably made of natural fabric, a hat for sun protection, sunglasses

Clothing for winter:

Warm clothing, coats, waterproof warmed shoes, scarf, gloves

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