CENTRAL ASIA JOURNEY Five Stans’ Tour in Central Asia
Discover Central Asia for yourself and come in touch with the history of ancient civilizations by joining a modern day caravan on an epic journey to five exotic oriental countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
Tours to Central Asia starts from Almaty in Kazakhstan, driving into the majestic and topped with snow Tien Shan mountain range. Proceed on your journey to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, enjoying a demonstration of traditional nomadic horse games along the way. Fly to the fabled and charming Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan, and visit villages renowned for their silk and ceramics. Cross the border into Tajikistan for an overnight in historic Khujand where you may visit not only ancient muslim mosques and mausoleums but also, the oldest church in Tadjikistan, the Church of Maria Magdalena.
Journey overland to ever-young and beautiful Tashkent and further to Tamerlane’s capital, Samarkand, to admire the splendour of its monuments and ancient blue-tiled mosaics of minarets. Visit UNESCO listed Shakhrisabze – Green City and ancient “Dome of science and education”. Appreciate the ancient interlocking brickworks and unique wall- paintings of mystery Bukhara with its fabulous covered bazaar and explore the winding alleys of ancient museum-town Khiva. Drive through the Kara Kum Desert to listen to the legends of sand and visit the astonishing Savitsky Museum in faraway Nukus. Cross into Turkmenistan and once there explore Kunya Urgench, the ruins of the Parthian city of Nisa and those of mythical Merv, all three are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Get a final taste of Turkmen culture as you browse the Altyn Asyr Oriental Market, one of the largest markets in Central Asia, admiring deep red carpets, embroideries and handcrafted jewelry.