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

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Any Day

Any date

from Bishkek/Tashkent
17
days
Individual

Jun 26, 2020

to Tashkent/Bishkek

4,057 USD

2+

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Wednesday

Jun 10, 2020

from Bishkek
17
days
Friday

Jun 26, 2020

to Tashkent

3,504 USD

10

Spaces left
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Friday

Jun 12, 2020

from Bishkek
17
days
Sunday

Jun 28, 2020

to Tashkent

3,688 USD

13

Spaces left
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Monday

Aug 3, 2020

from Bishkek
17
days
Wednesday

Aug 19, 2020

to Tashkent

3,688 USD

13

Spaces left
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Monday

Aug 10, 2020

from Bishkek
17
days
Wednesday

Aug 26, 2020

to Tashkent

3,688 USD

13

Spaces left
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Monday

Sep 7, 2020

from Bishkek
17
days
Wednesday

Sep 23, 2020

to Tashkent

3,504 USD

11

Spaces left
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Monday

Sep 14, 2020

from Bishkek
17
days
Wednesday

Sep 30, 2020

to tashkent

3,688 USD

13

Spaces left
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Any Day

Any date

from Bishkek/Tashkent
17
days
Individual

Jun 26, 2020

to Tashkent/Bishkek
Space left

2+

4,057 USD

Wednesday

Jun 10, 2020

from Bishkek
17
days
Friday

Jun 26, 2020

to Tashkent
Space left

10

3,504 USD

Friday

Jun 12, 2020

from Bishkek
17
days
Sunday

Jun 28, 2020

to Tashkent
Space left

13

3,688 USD

Monday

Aug 3, 2020

from Bishkek
17
days
Wednesday

Aug 19, 2020

to Tashkent
Space left

13

3,688 USD

Monday

Aug 10, 2020

from Bishkek
17
days
Wednesday

Aug 26, 2020

to Tashkent
Space left

13

3,688 USD

Monday

Sep 7, 2020

from Bishkek
17
days
Wednesday

Sep 23, 2020

to Tashkent
Space left

11

3,504 USD

Monday

Sep 14, 2020

from Bishkek
17
days
Wednesday

Sep 30, 2020

to tashkent
Space left

13

3,688 USD

TRIP REVIEWS (4)

Jose and Emilia

I and my wife have just arrived in México city and we’ve impressed with the extraordinary, interesting and beautiful mountains in Kyrgyzstan. Till now we talk with our friends and relatives about our big impressions of these mountains. Really if you decide to visit Central Asia, you should absolutely include Kyrgyzstan in your tour. During this visit, we chose two countries from five, and our guide Anastasia told us that Kyrgyzstan stands out with its nature from the other four countries. If you are a nature lover, you should visit Kyrgyzstan, but if you are closer to the historic architecture, you should visit Uzbekistan. The cities Bukhara and Samarkand are distinguished with their amazing architecture. We were lucky with our guides and drivers, all of them were enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable. Hotels were nice, but we have the most satisfied and dissatisfied ones. The best hotel for us was the City Palace Hotel in Tashkent, its facilities and services were in the high standards, as well as the members of staff are highly qualified professionals, friendly and helpful. On the other hand, the first day of our living, we got bad mood from room service of Bek Khiva Hotel in Khiva, but after our sign, they tried to make better services. Anyway, everything was spent great and we were satisfied with how we were rested. Now as we haven’t stopped to talk about our tour with our friends, they decide to visit Central Asia too, and of course, they will use this company who had big participation and influence in our tour, without them we wouldn’t have such amazing tour!!!
Kind regards,
Jose and Emilia
15.06.2019
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William Davis

Hi Sati,
I spoke with my colleagues and they stay satisfied with how you organized and planned a tour for us. You are really amazing, energetic and smiling woman, and it’s our luck to have you as our tour operator. You can organize any kind of tour perfectly by obstructing the problems as you did during our tour. Not taking into account those solved problems (none of us wants to remember as they didn’t happen) we spent excellent time in Uzbekistan with Dilnoza and Kyrgyzstan with Zhavlon. Especially we liked Registan Square in Samarkand and Manas the Great Monument in Bishkek. I highly recommend you and your company for organization of the perfect tour. We’ll work again with you in the future for our next trip to the left parts of Central Asia and also, the Caucasus.
Thank you so much, Sati, for taking care of all of us!
Sincerely yours,
William
14.09.2018
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Isabelle Evans

Hello everyone,
It was inevitable wonderful experience and unforgettable trip to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, two different countries by history, exciting legends, architecture and cuisine. From travelling, I received new impressions, as well as long-term memories of the sights. There was a problem with car in Kyrgyzstan, because the car was old and had difficulties to move around the impassable roads, and driver wasn’t expert of such roads. No other complaints, everything was organized very well. Thanks to the company and tour operator Muzaffar for the perfect coordination!
Best regards,
Isabelle 
07.09.2018
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TRIP MAP

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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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