Group Tour to Five Wonders of Central Asia

15 days/14 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Breakfast
Age: 0+
Price:
2,771USD

The Highlights of the Tour

Enjoy an amazing travel itinerary through the main tourist attractions of 5 Stans with your tour mates Get stunned with the mysterious Darvaza burning gas crater in Turkmenistan Explore Samarkand - one of the most ancient cities on the earth Plunge into the fairy tale of Tajikistan while admiring the extraordinary beauty of Seven Lakes. Enjoy the complete silence, tranquility and breathtaking views. Have a trip to the gem of Kyrgystan nature - Issyk Kul Lake - the second largest salt lake in the world Visit "Grand Canyon’s little brother" in Kazakhstan
Seven Lakes - Darvaza - Osh - Uzbekistan bread

ITINERARY

Introduction

The uncharted territories of Central Asia's 5 Stans are home to mind-blowing natural wonders. We are sure you've never before seen anything like these fascinating sights and thus we decided to launch our exciting Group Tour to Five Wonders of Central Asia enabling to uncover the natural gems of the region. From the fiery mouth of Darvaza to the fairy tale Seven Lakes and breathtaking Charyn Canyon - this 15-day group trip promises to be unforgettable. It is also the great itinerary covering impressive historical monuments of Central Asia, acquaintance with traditional food and immersion into the uniqueness of the local culture of hospitality!

Day 1 - Arrival in Ashgabat - Kow-Ata Lake - Nokhur - Ashgabat

Day 2 - Ashgabat City Tour - Darvaza - Ashgabat

National Museum - Nissa Fortress - Darvaza Gas Crater
After breakfast, you will have a short sightseeing tour around Ashgabat. The tour will include visits to Turkmenistan National Museum and Old Nissa ancient settlement which once was the capital of Parthia. Old Nissa is a huge fortress with various palace and temple structures. During the tour, you will also see the Independence Park and Neutrality Arch. After lunchtime, you will head to Darvaza burning gas crater (Door to Hell) which is a stunning unique natural sight. Here you will have a chance to watch fire erupting in the middle of the desert. The appearance of this site is still shrouded in secrets. It happened in 1971 when Soviet geologists found gas accumulation in this place. They started to drill at the site where they tapped into the underground cavern. However, there took place an incident: all the equipment and transport fell down in the big hole. In order to prevent the release of poisonous gases from the hole, they decided to burn it off. Geologists assumed that the fire would go out in a few days, but they were mistaken. Since 1971, the natural gas from the crater has been continuously burning day and night. Return to Ashgabat (slow driving after dark). Arrival at the hotel before or just after midnight.
Overnight: Hotel in Ashgabat
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Mary - Merv - Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan border - Bukhara

Day 4 - Bukhara City Tour

Day 5 - Samarkand City Tour

Day 6 - Samarkand City Tour

Day 7 - Uzbekistan-Tajikistan border - Seven Lakes - Penjikent - Samarkand

Day 8 - Tashkent City Tour

Day 9 - Kokand - Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border - Osh

Day 10 - Osh City Tour - Bishkek

Day 11 - Tokmok - Issyk Kul

Day 12 - Karakol City Tour

Day 13 - Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan border - Charyn Canyon - Almaty

Day 14 - Almaty City Tour

Day 15 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, a departure from Kazakhstan.

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Accommodation in hotels listed on website - 14 nights (twin/dbl shared), including early check-in at the hotel in Ashgabat on day 1
  • Meals: breakfast at the hotels, one dinner at Darvaza gas crater
  • Services for private A/C car with driver per program
  • Tashkent-Kokand train ticket (modern carriages, normal speed, seated places)
  • Domestic air tickets: Ashgabat-Mary, Osh-Bishkek
  • All airport transfers
  • Entrance fees to the sites listed
  • Escort English – speaking guide for all days
  • Mineral water 1.0 L per day/per person
  • Visa support (letter of invitation Turkmenistan only needed)

The tour price doesn't include

  • International flight tickets (upon request)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa consular fees
  • Video and photo charges
  • Porterage
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not included in the itinerary
  • Meals besides breakfast and 1 dinner
  • Single supplement 408 USD

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Any Day

Any date

from Ashgabat/Almaty
15
days
Individual

May 18, 2020

to Almaty/Ashgabat

3,060 USD

2+

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Monday

Sep 14, 2020

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Sep 28, 2020

to Almaty

2,782 USD

13

Spaces left
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Monday

May 3, 2021

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

May 17, 2021

to Almaty

2,782 USD

13

Spaces left
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Monday

Jun 7, 2021

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Jun 21, 2021

to Almaty

2,782 USD

13

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Monday

Aug 16, 2021

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Aug 30, 2021

to Almaty

2,782 USD

13

Spaces left
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Monday

Sep 13, 2021

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Sep 27, 2021

to Almaty

2,782 USD

13

Spaces left
Book now
Any Day

Any date

from Ashgabat/Almaty
15
days
Individual

May 18, 2020

to Almaty/Ashgabat
Space left

2+

3,060 USD

Monday

Sep 14, 2020

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Sep 28, 2020

to Almaty
Space left

13

2,782 USD

Monday

May 3, 2021

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

May 17, 2021

to Almaty
Space left

13

2,782 USD

Monday

Jun 7, 2021

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Jun 21, 2021

to Almaty
Space left

13

2,782 USD

Monday

Aug 16, 2021

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Aug 30, 2021

to Almaty
Space left

13

2,782 USD

Monday

Sep 13, 2021

from Ashgabat
15
days
Monday

Sep 27, 2021

to Almaty
Space left

13

2,782 USD

TRIP REVIEWS (3)

Annabelle

Hi Sati,
As you know, I travelled to Central Asia with my parents and spent a great time. We had very informative and friendly guides like Lola in Tajikistan and Jennet in Turkmenistan, as well as drivers moved on the roads smoothly though the parts of Kyrgyzstan were difficult to pass. As the air-conditioning of the car was broken at the beginning of the tour, we want to thank you for a quick response to the problem. All the hotels were nice, but there were the broken shower and hot water problems in the hotel of Tajikistan. Sati, once again many thanks for your hard work. I will definitely be in touch with you soon for future travel.
Sincerely,
Annabelle
04.05.2019
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Gabriel

My friend Bev and I chose a trip to the five wonders of Central Asia by the enthusiastic tour manager Muzaffar’s advice. The most exotic moments of our adventure were the Seven Lakes in Tajikistan. However, in Turkmenistan, we were impressed with Independence Park of Ashgabat, made of white marble and gold. During the days that we spent in Kazakhstan, we liked the hospitability and kindness of people, from Kyrgyzstan the breathtaking nature and from Uzbekistan the Great Silk Road. We were absorbing the history of Central Asia as we go along and were eager for more. All our guides were helpful and informative; our favourite guide was Jennet in Ashgabat, as well as guide Bobozhon and driver Murad in Seven Lakes. All along the way, food and accommodations were good. We especially liked the Navvat restaurant in Almaty. Internet connections were good in the hotels. Thanks again to Muzaffar for organizing a perfect tour for us!! Of course, we’ll recommend this company to our friends for their future travellings.
Regards,
Gabriel
14.04.2019
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Sam and Louisa

Hi there!
I travelled with my husband to all five countries of Central Asia. Everything in all countries, besides Tajikistan and Kazakhstan, was well-organised. I highlighted these two countries because we spent here very few days and couldn’t see and communicate with all traditions, customs and culture of the countries. In other countries, the program was spread very well and we didn’t have such kind of problem. I’ll suggest developing these parts of the tour. All guides were knowledgeable and experienced, but we want to separate Anjelika from Uzbekistan and Bobozhon from Tajikistan that they were very hospitable and friendly, and even took us to their home to communicate closely with their traditions and customs. Our drivers were experts and punctual, though some vehicles were old. Look and services of the hotels were nice. Overall, we both were satisfied for wonderful days!!!
Best of Luck,
Louisa
07.04.2019
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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

Ak Altyn (Ashgabat)

City Palace (Tashkent)

Daniel Hill (Tashkent)

Fatima (Bukhara)

City Samarkand (Samarkand)

Sun Rise (Osh)

Discovery (Bishkek)

Green Yard (Karakol)

Kazakhstan (Almaty)

Tri Korony (Cholpon-Ata)

Samir (Tashkent)

Umariyon (Panjakent)

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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