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Central Asia Explorer

 

Summary:

Be entranced by the beauty of Kyrgyzstan and historical wonders of Uzbekistan on this 17-day tour. Traverse landscapes of alpine lakes and mountains interrupted only by dots of yurts, feel the divine artistic power of the detailed mosaics and towering min...

Duration
17 Days
Countries
2
Next Departure
29-Jun-2021
Starting at
USD 3,060.00
Price per day
USD 180.00

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Operator
Intrepid Travel
Tour
Central Asia Explorer
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Group Size
1 - 12
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Summary

Be entranced by the beauty of Kyrgyzstan and historical wonders of Uzbekistan on this 17-day tour. Traverse landscapes of alpine lakes and mountains interrupted only by dots of yurts, feel the divine artistic power of the detailed mosaics and towering minarets of ancient cities, and be welcomed into homes and family-run businesses by locals. A mix of ancient nomadic cultures, various iterations of both conservative and progressive Islam, Soviet influence and post-independence nationalism mean Central Asia is home to unique traditions. Travels here will leave you raving about the region for years to come and planning your next trip back as soon as you get home.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Bishkek
Day 2.
Bishkek
Day 3.
Don Aryk – Issyk-Kul Lake – Kochkor
Day 4.
Song-Kol Lake (3016 Metres)
Day 5.
Kyzyl-Oi
Day 6.
Suusamyr Valley – Chychkan – Kok-Bel
Day 7.
Osh
Day 8.
Osh
Day 9.
Border Crossing – Andijan – Tashkent
Day 10.
Tashkent
Day 11.
Samarkand
Day 12.
Samarkand
Day 13.
Samarkand – Shahrisabz – Bukhara
Day 14.
Bukhara
Day 15.
Gijduvan – Bukhara
Day 16.
Tashkent
Day 17.
Tashkent

Visited Countries (2): Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan

Visited cities (4): Bishkek, Bucchara, Samarkand, Tashkent

 

Remarks

Highlights

  • Central Asia is a fascinating and unique mix of ancient Silk Road culture, Soviet influence and striving to redefine nations post independence. Geographically and for a time historically, it is the real centre of Asia.
  • The much-photographed Registan in Samarkand is one of the true pinnacles of Islamic architecture. You'll be wowed by the scale, grandeur and beauty of the monuments to iconic figures such as Tamerlane and the Persian influenced madressas, mosques and mausoleums.
  • Experience for yourself the legend that is Central Asian hospitality - there's really nothing like being welcomed into a local home or yurt for a meal, chatting with stall holders at bazaars or simply marvelling at the sights alongside locals.
  • Kyrgyzstans mountains are its monuments and its majesty. The landscapes here will stay with you long after the journey is over.
  • Marvel at the beautiful Song Kol Lake, where in mid-summer you may see flocks of sheep, goats and herds of horses watched over by nomadic herdsmen and their families.
  • Stay overnight in a yurt lakeside and live like the locals have for centuries in these portable, felt lined traditional tents.
  • Reflect on the important role horses have played in the traditional Kyrgyz nomadic life style while witnessing horseback sports like odarysh (wrestling on horseback), tiyin-enish (where riders try to pick up coins at full gallop) or kok-baru (goat polo).

Travel Package

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Tour Bishkek Tashkent

This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

        

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