5 Stans - 23 Days Central Asia Tour

23 days/22 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Full Board
Age: 12+

The Highlights of the Tour

Start your journey from Kazakhstan - the birthplace of nomadic tribes, and a solid segment of the Great Silk Road Visit the the gem of Kyrgystan nature - Issyk Kul Lake - the second largest salt lake in the world. Have a trip to the world-famous third largest city of Uzbekistan – Samarkand which is one of the most ancient cities on the earth. Travel along the Great Silk Road and visit one of the best-preserved oasis-cities ancient Marv in Turkmenistan Walk along the bright Asian bazaars and taste vegetables, fruits, spices, dried fruits, nuts, honey, etc
Issyk Kul - bazaar - Samarkand - Marv



Looking for a life-enriching trip? Our 5 Stans Tour is the more extended and full version of the exploration of Central Asia. The 23-day trip includes a journey to Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. That is a great chance to visit 5 countries that have different traditions and cultural peculiarities but for centuries their nations have been connecting with each other. The trip will take you along the Great Silk Road and will give you a chance to admire architectural masterpieces, get stunned at natural miracles, and make friends with friendly locals. Your highlights will be the legendary Issyk Kul Lake, Samarkand, Bukhara and Marv ancient towns, modern Ashgabat city, impressive museums, and noisy bazaars. Our 5 Stans Tour is a great combination of culture, history, nature, and cuisine. Just get acquainted with the detailed itinerary below and send us your request, and our professional managers will start your trip organization.

Day 1 - Arrival in Almaty

Day 2 - Almaty City Tour

Zenkov Cathedral - St. Nicholas Cathedral - Musical Instr. Museum - Bazaar
This day will be devoted to the full exploration of Almaty city. It is the former capital of Kazakhstan and one of the largest settlements in the country. Till nowadays, it has retained the status of cultural, financial and economic center and a millionaire city. Despite its modernization, the city managed to preserve its unique original national flavor and color and now friendly welcomes its guests. Your sightseeing program will include the main sights of the city: Panfilov Park, Zenkov Wooden Cathedral, St. Nicholas Cathedral, National Musical Instruments Museum, Central State Museum, Almaty's Green Bazaar, and an observatory. Panfilov Park is probably the most popular recreation area of locals. It was founded in 1870 on the place of a Cossack village cemetery and after a semi centenary, it was renamed to commemorate Panfilov soldiers who died during the WWII. In Almaty Green Bazaar you will plunge into a real Asian atmosphere; its shelves offer smoked fish, spices, medicinal herbs, cheeses, sausages and enormous hunks of fresh meat among which the main place belongs to horsemeat. Here you will find such unique national products as kymyz (fermented horse milk) and shubat (fermented camel milk). In the National Musical Instruments Museum, you will get acquainted with ancient Kazakh musical instruments the most ancient of which belongs to the 17 century. Dinner will be served in the local restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel in Almaty
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Almaty - Bishkek

Day 4 - Bishkek - Issyk Kul

Day 5 - Bishkek - Tashkent

Day 6 - Tashkent City Tour

Day 7 - Tashkent - Samarkand

Day 8 - Samarkand City Tour

Day 9 - Samarkand - Bukhara

Day 10 - Bukhara City Tour

Day 11 - Bukhara - Farab - Turkmenabat

Day 12 - Mary - Ashgabat

Day 13 - Ashgabat City Tour

Day 14 - Ashgabat - Darvaza - Dashoguz

Day 15 - Dashoguz - Koneurgench - Khiva

Day 16 - Khiva - Tashkent

Day 17 - Tashkent - Khujand City Tour

Day 18 - Khujand - Panjakent

Day 19 - Panjakent - Seven Lakes - Dushanbe

Seven Lakes
The day will be devoted to Tajikistan's natural gems. You will head to the countries most popular hiking area located at Fan Mountains. Your destination will be Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes). This cascade of 7 mountain lakes of extraordinary beauty is located at the foot of Fann Mountains. This area is really worth visiting. The lakes have different colours and stun with their natural beauty, clean and transparent water. It is a real paradise! You will take a hiking trail passing along a gorge where 7 lakes are located. On the way, you can enjoy the complete silence, tranquillity and breathtaking views to the surrounding mountains. During the hike you will have a chance to meet local people, to watch their customs and everyday life. After hiking we will continue our way to Dushanbe. Dinner will be served in the local restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel in Dushanbe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20 - Dushanbe City Tour

Day 21 - Nurek - Dushanbe

Day 22 - Istaravshan - Khujand - Tashkent

Day 23 - Departure


The tour price includes

  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels listed below (twin/dbl shared)
  • Meals: breakfast at the hotels, lunches and dinners at the local restaurants/hotels
  • Services for private A/C car with driver per program
  • Escort English – speaking guide for all days
  • Fast train tickets Tashkent-Samarkand
  • Domestic air tickets: Mary-Ashgabat, Ashgabat-Dashoguz, Khiva-Tashkent
  • Entrance fees to the sites listed
  • Show program in Bukhara
  • Mineral water 1.0 L per day/per person
  • Visa support (letter of invitation)

The tour price doesn't include

  • International flight tickets (upon request)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa consular fees
  • Porterage
  • Video and photo charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not included in the itinerary
  • Single supplement46,324 RUR


Geraldine and Mark

My husband and I have spent wonderful time in Central Asia. Arara helped us to organize the trip and took great care of us. Our tour agent Tatev was very easy to deal with both via emails and Whatsapp. There were so many unforgettable experiences in Uzbekistan (which we liked the most!). The best part of the trip was making many friends along the way, discussing our impressions with other group members and meeting so many hospitable and nice locals during the tours. Finally I can say that the whole trip went almost 100% as planned. My warmest greetings to our guides (especially Ayna), who were so supportive and kind.

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I loved this trip so much! The program was very diverse and eventful, yet preserved pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere. Hotels and vehicles were really comfortable, though the roads might sometimes be tiring. The flights were all on time, and helped us escape the long roads. I am mostly satisfied with guides as well, we had a different guide in each country, some of them were not very fluent in English, but were so friendly, polite and supportive. I will recommend your company to my colleagues and friends!!

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Lucas and Henry

Dear Tatev,

I want you to know that we have enjoyed our trip greatly. Thank you for the excellent communication & organization pre and during our trip. We had travelled with Arara 2 years ago to Armenia and Georgia. This year Tatev offered us this beautiful trip to the 5 Stan countries. I should say this was the best choice for us. We have always appreciated ancient Asian culture, UNESCO sites and the marvelous nature of such regions. Thank you once again for organizing this for us. Our warmest greetings to our guide in Uzbekistan Adam!!

Lucas and Henry from Australia

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map-5 Stans - 23 Days Central Asia Tour
map-5 Stans - 23 Days Central Asia Tour


Local Tour Operator - first hand prices

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


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.


Firuz (Khujand)

Ak Altyn (Ashgabat)

Karven (Issyk-Kul)

Bek (Khiva)

Kazzhol (Almaty)

Rangrez (Bukhara)

Plaza (Bishkek)

Uzboy (Dashoguz)

Jeyhun (Turkmenabat)

Atlas (Dushanbe)

Navruz (Tashkent)

Arba (Samarkand)



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


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


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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