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AZAT - Central Asia Adventure Almaty to Tashkent

Spend two weeks discovering a part of the world well off the typical tourist track. Few Central Asia tours offer the cultural flavour this journey through Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan ds. Trek through the gorgeous landscapes of Jeti-Oguz, go horseback riding through the breathtaking valley at Chong-Kemin, stay a night in a traditional yurt and discover the unforgettable warmth of the people in these regions. Visit Central Asia and you'll wonder why you didn't get here sooner.

Inclusions

Local Living: Overnight in a Yurt, Song K l Local Living: CBT Homestay, Chong-Kemin Local Living: Community Homestay, Kuli Iskandarkul
City tour (Almaty)
Charyn Canyon stop
Karakol city tour (half-day)
Yurt building presentation (Kizil Tuu)
Felt-making workshop visit
Community-based tourism (CBT) stay
Burana Tower visit
Half-day city tour (Bishkek)
Dushanbe city tour
Hikes and picnic lunch
Mug Teppe settlement visit (Ura-Tube)
City tour (Khujand)
Khujand market visit
City tour (Tashkent)
Internal flight
Transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
14
Price From
AUD $0
Start Location
Almaty, Kazakhstan
End Location
Tashkent, Kazakhstan
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
07 May 201920 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
14 May 201927 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
21 May 201903 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
28 May 201910 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
04 Jun 201917 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
11 Jun 201924 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
18 Jun 201901 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
25 Jun 201908 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
02 Jul 201915 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
09 Jul 201922 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
16 Jul 201929 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
23 Jul 201905 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
30 Jul 201912 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
06 Aug 201919 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
13 Aug 201926 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
20 Aug 201902 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
27 Aug 201909 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
03 Sep 201916 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
10 Sep 201923 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
17 Sep 201930 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
24 Sep 201907 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $0 
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Almaty
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Almaty
Take a city tour of Almaty including the historical centre, the Zenkov Cathedral and the Monument of Independence. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore. Opt to climb green hill for a panoramic view or visit the local market.
Day 3 - Almaty/Karakol
Drive via scenic Charyn Canyon to take in more of the Kazakh landscape. Reach the border and cross into Kyrgyzstan. Enjoy an evening in Karakol.
Day 4 - Karakol/Kochkor
Visit the Prejevalskiy Museum then drive to Kizil Tuu. Stop en route for a swim in the lake. In Kizil Tuu learn how to built a yurt before continuing on to Kochkor.
Day 5 - Kochkor/Song Kul
Visit a felt-making workshop to learn more about this typical Kyrgyz craft. Opt to pick up a carpet or two. Continue on to the scenic Song Kul area and stay overnight in a traditional yurt for a true cultural experience.
Day 6 - Song Kul
Spend a full day soaking in this beautiful area. Opt to head out for some hiking or horseback riding. Enjoy another night in a yurt.
Day 7 - Song Kul/Chong-Kemin
Continue on into the scenic valley of Chong-Kemin. Stay in the local CBT (community based tourism) houses and explore the village. Soak in the stunning scenery.
Day 8 - Chong-Kemin/Almaty
Depart Chong-Kemin and stop at one of Kyrgyzstan's oldest sights, the Burana Tower. Learn more about the ancient structure (rare in a nomadic culture) before continuing on to the capital city of Bishkek for an afternoon city tour. Board an evening flight to Almaty.
Day 9 - Almaty/Dushanbe
In the morning, transfer to Almaty airport and board a flight to Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Enjoy an evening in the city.
Day 10 - Dushanbe/Kuli Iskandarkul
Enjoy a free morning visiting some sights in the capital city of Dushanbe like monuments and the main mosque. After lunch, drive through the valleys and mountains for an overnight at a local home in the stunning Iskandarkul area. Meet the locals and explore the gorgeous landscape of the Fann Mountains.
Day 11 - Kuli Iskandarkul
Spend a full day exploring. Hike in the mountains to an impressive waterfall. After a picnic lunch, return to Sarytag village.
Day 12 - Kuli Iskandarkul/Khujand
Continue on to Istaravshan and visit an ancient settlement in Ura-Tube. Enjoy an optional lunch in a local chaikhana (teahouse) before driving to Khujand. Explore the city in the afternoon, visiting the museum and a mausoleum.
Day 13 - Khujand/Tashkent
Visit the Khujand market (largest in Tajikistan) before continuing on to the border. Cross into Uzbekistan and drive to the capital city of Tashkent. Enjoy a short orientation walk in the evening before an optional dinner.
Day 14 - Tashkent
Depart at any time.