The Five Stans of Central Asia
tour in 15 days

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Tour



Group #4: 16 – 30 August  – guaranteed
Group #5: 6 – 20  September – guaranteed
Group #6: 4 – 17 October  – guaranteed 

Cost of the tour is 3235 USD on twin sharing basis


Start on an extraordinary adventure across the heart of Central Asia with our “Five-Stan Tour,” exploring the unique wonders of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. Traverse the ancient Silk Road as you witness the architectural splendors of Samarkand and Bukhara, marvel at the modern marvels of Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, and delve into the breathtaking landscapes of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. 

From the futuristic cityscapes to the pristine mountain ranges, each destination offers a tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty. Encounter the warm hospitality of diverse communities and immerse yourself in the rich traditions that have flourished along these historic trade routes. This tour promises an unforgettable journey through the heartland of Central Asia, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Five stan tour in Central Asia
Five stan tour, Darvaza


Arrival in Ashgabat early in the morning. Meet at the airport and further group transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and rest.

After breakfast meet the local guide. Today we make a day trip to Nohur village, located in Kopetdag Mountains – here we visit tribal cemetery and pilgrim site; get acquainted with the local craftsmen, specialising in silk weaving. En route to Nohur village – visit Turkmenbashi mosque-mausoleum and Kow-Ata underground lake. Return to Ashgabat in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.


After breakfast start of the half-day sightseeing tour around the city. Visit National Museum of Turkmenistan, Nissa ancient fortress (UNESCO Heritage site), Independence Park and Neutrality Arch. After lunch transfer to the most unique site in Central Asia – Darwaza burning gas crater.

Arrival in Darwaza before sunset. Enjoy barbeque dinner near the burning gas crater; watch and make photos of the crater during the nighttime. Return to Ashgabat (slow driving after dark). Arrival at the hotel before or just after midnight. Overnight at the hotel.

 breakfast, dinner

After breakfast meet the guide and further transfer to the airport; flight to Mary. Upon arrival – transfer to visit the ancient city of Merv, which is also included into the list UNESCO Heritage Sites.
Exploring the region.

Further transfer to the land border with Uzbekistan. Border formalities. Meet Uzbek team of guide and driver and further transfer to Bukhara. Accommodation at the hotel on arrival. Rest and overnight.


After breakfast start of the guided sightseeing tour around Bukhara: Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex (Kalyan Minaret and others), Ulugbek Madrasah, Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah.

After lunch visit Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade. Return to the hotel for rest and overnight.


Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning. At 11:00 meet the guide and visit the out-of-town site, located in 20 min driving from Bukhara – Sitorai-Khosa, the summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara

Further transfer to the railway station and transfer to Samarkand by a high-speed train. 

On arrival – accommodation at the hotel and rest. 


After breakfast start of the guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand: visit Registan Square (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Qori Madrasah), Gur-e Amir Mausoleum (Tamerlane’s sepulcher), Rukhabad Mausoleum (from the outside); after lunch visit Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory. Return to the hotel. Rest and overnight.


After early breakfast we take a day trip to Tajikistan – the important part of ancient Sogdiana. In the morning – transfer to the land border with Tajikistan. Border formalities.

Meet Tajik guide and driver and drive to the region of Seven Lakes. The Seven Lakes are located in the west of Fann mountains; each of them has its own color. At the last of Seven Lakes – Khozorchashma Lake we enjoy a picnic. After lunch drive to Penjikent.

Sightseeing in Penjikent includes visiting of the following sites: Rudaki Museum, local Bazaar and mosque. Further visit ancient Penjikent which was a major Sogdian city and was destroyed by Arab conqueror. By the evening – return to the land border with Uzbekistan. Border formalities and transfer to the hotel. Rest and overnight.

 breakfast, lunch

Breakfast at the hotel. Road transfer to Tashkent

Arrival by the lunch time. On arrival – start exploring the capital city of Uzbekistan. Visit Minor white Mosque, Independence Square, Amir Timur Square and Tashkent metro. Accommodation at the hotel in the evening. Overnight in Tashkent. 


After early breakfast transfer to the railway station for further transfer to Kokand by train, 07:55-12:16 (clean carriages, normal speed, seated places). On arrival in Kokand – one of the ancient cities of Fergana valley, start the city tour.

Visit Palace of Khudayar Khan and Juma Mosque. Further transfer to Rishtan – luch at the guesthouse and watch the pottery. After lunch transfer to the land border with Kyrgyzstan. Border formalities. Meet Kyrgyz team of guide and driver and further transfer to Osh. En route to the hotel – evening sightseeing tour in Osh. 

Accommodation at the hotel. Rest and overnight.

 breakfast, lunch 

After breakfast meet the guide and start the city tour in Osh. Visit Suleiman Mount, one of the main shrines of the Islamic world in Central Asia. On the mount visit to a historical museum, located in the main cave. After that walk up the hill and watch a little mosque of Babur, The Great Mogols Dynasty founder, and take a bird eye’s view of the city.

After lunch transfer to the airport and flight to Bishkek. On arrival – short sightseeing tour and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and overnight at the hotel in Bishkek.


Breakfast at the hotel. Meet the guide and driver and drive to the second largest alpine lake in the world – Issyk-Kul Lake. On the way visit the ruins of the ancient city Balasagyn and Burana tower. Upon arrival accommodation at the hotel and rest.


Breakfast at the hotel. Start driving to Karakol. On the route visit the museum of Petroglyph’s in Cholpon-Ata and museum of the famous Russian explorer of Central Asia N.M. Prjevalsky.

Upon arrival city tour in Karakol. Visit a Dungan mosque(19century), a unique construction built in Chinese style with no nails used. Also, see the wooden Russian Orthodox Cathedral of The Holy Trinity built at the end of the 19th century. Walk around the central bazaar to feel the real life of the city. Accommodation at the hotel.


Early breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Karakol at 08:00. Transfer to the land border with Kazakhstan. Border formalities. Further transfer to Almaty.

En route visit spectacular Charyn Canyon. The Charyn Canyon is located in the Charyn National Park about 215 km east of Almaty and approximately a 3 hour drive via the A 351 and A 352. The Canyon has been described as the Grand Canyon’s little brother. The Canyon itself is approximately 150 km long, and, in places up to 300 meters deep. One area of particular interest is an area of 2 km called the Valley of Castles, due to the pillars and rock formations forming imposing, almost man-made structures. Arrival in Almaty by the evening. Accommodation and overnight.

 breakfast, lunch

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, the sightseeing tour in Almaty (10 hours). Visit the following places: the Green Bazaar, Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. Next visit of the Kok-Tobe hill with the tallest TV tower in the world. Short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway.

After lunch, transfer to Medeo – the world highest rink and Shymbulak – mountain resort. Take a cable car to 3200 meters altitude to enjoy breathtaking landscapes. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.


Transfer to the International airport of Almaty. Departure from Kazakhstan.



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