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Tajikistan Discovery

From £1900 for 17 days
Trip Overview
Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan sprawl across the vast expanses of Central Asia but are still hidden from many visitor’s minds, despite offering outstanding beauty, simplicity and a feeling of complete remoteness. The allure lies in the heritage of the Silk Road, where ideas, culture and people flowed from East to West, and in the green field backcountry and sweeping mountain landscapes that play host to the traditional nomadic lifestyle. Journey through cities featuring crumbling reminders of Soviet occupation and influence and out into the stunning wilds, where the ancient history of these long-lived nations – Persian and Mongol, Buddhist and Muslim – becomes clearer. While political and military forces have battled over these regions, life in these isolated areas has changed little in the past centuries – the families you will stay with in their homes have remained, while empires have fallen.
Essential Info
Starts: Bishkek
Ends: Tashkent
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IKFST
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
What's Included

Meals

16 Breakfasts included
6 Lunches included
7 Dinners included

Transport

Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Guesthouse/Hotel with private rooms (11 nights),Guesthouse/Homestay multishare (5 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Experience the legendary hospitality of Central Asia. With five nights spent across Tajikistan's excellent homestay network, you'll immerse yourself in local life

•   Skirting the border with Afghanistan, get glimpses of the other side, from the hair-raising Afghan-built footbridges (ovrings) to the exotic imports on display in Khorog's local bazaar

•   Enjoy a picnic lunch as you take in the splendour of Karakul, the largest lake of some 800 in the Pamirs

•   Soaring along the iconic Pamir Highway is an unforgettable experience, especially in fine weather when the mighty peak of Muztag Ata rears its head

•   Dushanbe is perfect final stop. With included visits to the Hissor Fort and National Museum of Antiquities, you can discover the nation's capital while learning more about the country's fascinating past

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 6th Oct 2020
Returning: 22nd Oct 2020
£2,505pp

* Plus $100 KGS
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Availability: Good
Departing: 27th Apr 2021
Returning: 13th May 2021
£2,345pp
£1,993pp

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Fully Booked
Departing: 14th May 2021
Returning: 30th May 2021
£2,235pp
£1,900pp

* Plus $100 KGS
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Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Jun 2021
Returning: 17th Jun 2021
£2,300pp
£1,955pp

* Plus $100 KGS
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 22nd Jun 2021
Returning: 8th Jul 2021
£2,235pp
£1,900pp

* Plus $100 KGS
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Availability: Good
Departing: 27th Aug 2021
Returning: 12th Sep 2021
£2,325pp

* Plus $100 KGS
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Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 21st Sep 2021
Returning: 7th Oct 2021
£2,325pp

* Plus $100 KGS
G
Fully Booked
Departing: 28th Sep 2021
Returning: 14th Oct 2021
£2,235pp

* Plus $100 KGS
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Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Oct 2021
Returning: 21st Oct 2021
£2,235pp

* Plus $100 KGS
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Central Asia! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm tonight. If you arrive early, be sure to explore Bishkek. You'll find it's a relaxed city of wide streets, trees and parklands, and a palpable Soviet past. The State Museum of Fine Arts is the city's premiere museum and TSUM Department Store in the city centre is renowned for having the best range of Kyrgyz souvenirs for shopping.
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