The Five Stans of the Silk Road

Turkmenistan,  Uzbekistan,  Tajikistan,  Kyrgyzstan,  Kazakhstan

forestFree offset: 23 Trees

Tour length 23 days

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Vast deserts, rolling steppe, fertile valleys and majestic mountains form the backdrop to the five former Soviet republics of Central Asia, which are commonly known as the five Stans. Among this changing and varied landscape are traditional villages, ancient towns and modern cities, which tell a tale of advancing Greek and Persian armies, marauding Mongolian hordes, traders selling wares along the Silk Road, philosophers, astronomers, Communist experiments and post-Soviet eccentrics. Journey past giant burning gas pits, intricately tiled mosques, alpine lakes bordered by yurt camps, grand monuments, rural villages and colourful markets on this epic trip through the heart of Central Asia.
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Tour ID 103220
Tour length 23 days
Language English
Group size 16
Age range 16 - 99

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Exodus Adventure Travels

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Day 1: Start Ashgabat
Day 2: Ashgabat to Darvaza Crater − the 'Door to Hell' (breakfast,dinner)
Day 3: Nisa and Ashgabat (breakfast)
Day 4: To Mary (breakfast)
Day 5: Merv and to Bukhara, Uzbekistan (breakfast)
Day 6: Bukhara (breakfast)
Day 7: Bukhara to Samarkand (breakfast)
Day 8: Full day sightseeing in Samarkand (breakfast)
Day 9: Shakhrisabz and Boysun. (breakfast)
Day 10: Boysun and Sangardak Waterfall (breakfast)
Day 11: Cross into Tajikistan; on to Dushanbe. (breakfast)
Day 12: Into the Fann Mountains and Iskanderkul Lake. (breakfast,dinner)
Day 13: Istravashan and Khujand (breakfast)
Day 14: Fergana Valley in Uzbekistan (breakfast)
Day 15: To Osh and Arslan Bob in Kyrgyzstan (breakfast,dinner)
Day 16: Full day in Arslanbob (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 17: Chychkn Gorge (breakfast,dinner)
Day 18: Kyzyl Oi Village (breakfast,dinner)
Day 19-20: To Son Kul Lake (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 21: Bishkek (breakfast)
Day 22: Almaty, Kazakhstan (breakfast)
Day 23: End Almaty (breakfast)

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