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Central Asia Explorer

From £2230 for 17 days
Trip Overview
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.
Essential Info
Starts: Bishkek
Ends: Tashkent
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IKFSR
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
What's Included

Meals

16 Breakfasts included
6 Lunches included
6 Dinners included

Transport

Private Bus,Metro,High Speed Train

Accommodation

Guesthouse/Homestay (4 night),Hotel (11 nights),Yurt (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Uncover all facets of Samarkand's incredible Registan. This much-photographed public square is one of the true pinnacles of Islamic architecture

•   Experience for yourself the legend that is Central Asian hospitality

•   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.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 27th Apr 2021
Returning: 13th May 2021
£2,230pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 4th May 2021
Returning: 20th May 2021
£2,275pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 11th May 2021
Returning: 27th May 2021
£2,320pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 18th May 2021
Returning: 3rd Jun 2021
£2,410pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 25th May 2021
Returning: 10th Jun 2021
£2,410pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Jun 2021
Returning: 17th Jun 2021
£2,320pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Jun 2021
Returning: 24th Jun 2021
£2,320pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Jun 2021
Returning: 1st Jul 2021
£2,320pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 27th Jul 2021
Returning: 12th Aug 2021
£2,340pp
£2,295pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Bishkek! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm tonight. Tomorrow you’ll take a tour of the city, so don’t stress too much if you don’t have time to see much today. Bishkek is tree-lined town of parks and gardens, handsome houses and wide streets perfect for strolling. If you arrive with time to spare, maybe head out in search of some samsa (pastry pockets filled with meat and vegetables).
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