Wander Across Kyrgyzstan (2019)

Tour
$2250
13
days
Jun 07
Jun 19
2019
0/10 Spots booked
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When most people land in this region, they have absolutely no idea what to expect. By the end of their stay, they don’t want to leave. This is the ultimate tour of Kyrgyzstan.

Everywhere you look in this region there seems to be the most beautiful alpine or the most mesmerizing snow-covered mountains, the most dramatic gorges and beckoning scenery. You’ll find yourself in the heart of the Silk Road, surrounded by the kindest people welcoming you into their homes, feeding you, teaching you about their culture. It’s a region where you will stay in traditional yurts, warm guesthouses and even with local families and you will partake in local activities everywhere you go.

Kyrgyzstan is a mysterious land that few travelers reach. But for those who do travel to this country, it quickly becomes one of their favorite destinations on the planet.

Activities (this is not everything, just a general idea!):

Bishkek – orientation, city tour, markets, nightlife
Karakol – Burana tower, Cholpon Ata, Jet-Oguz, local activities
Jeti-Oguz – animal market, valley walks, yurt stay
Tamga – Issy-kul lake, local homestay, soviet spa experience, skazka canyon
Song-kul – local activities, free day with optional hiking
Kazarman – old soviet town, evening wander, local homestay
Arslanbob –  free day, optional local activities, hiking and more
Osh – Osh bazaar, city tour, animal market, Sulayman mountain

The Tour
Day 1: Bishkek
Day 2 - 3: Karakol
Day 4 - 5: Tamga
Day 6 - 7: Song-kul Lake
Day 8: Kazarman
Day 9 - 10: Arslanbob
Day 11 - 12: Osh
Day 13: Departure day from Osh
Tour Highlights
Mountains
Nomads
Desert
Cities
Local experience
History
Silk Road
Nature

What other travelers say

I’ve never been on a group tour before, but I would definitely join one of your tours again. It was a perfect mix of city/town and nature, and Masha made it all the more special. She always knew what we needed and wanted. She was able to answer all our questions whether it was Kyrgyz culture, soviet history and everything in between. If you ever branch further into the Stans, Central Asia or the Middle East I will definitely be booking a place on a tour!
Amy M. (Ireland)
It was so much more than I expected. Although I usually travel alone, and I was not sure initially if I could fit into this kind of travel, I now know that that was the best way to go. Masha….she is a guide extraordinaire! Her encyclopedic knowledge and her fluency in the Russian language was particularly invaluable, plus her constant enthusiasm, sense of fun and boundless energy…just awe-inspiring!
Kae Chee W. (Singapore)
Awesome! Good stays, cool driver, best guide, very "local" and not only sightseeing, overall a unique experience!
Reto V. (Switzerland)
It was an amazing trip! A dream come true to visit these places. It was so much fun and great to see some old friends and make some new ones. As usual Masha just makes everything a dream!  I must say that next time a laminated itinerary might be useful. I joke obviously! One of my favourite things about your tours besides the destinations and of course Masha, is the laid back, relaxed atmosphere and not feeling like we're being herded from place to place!
Amy M.
The tour was too wonderful for words. Every part of the tour was excellent. I enjoyed especially the unscheduled walks through local neighborhoods, peering into little shops, visiting the huge but organized markets, the desert yurt stay, the food in the local eateries and all the fun I had with my fellow travellers. We really had a blast. Thanks to Masha's unlimited energy and sense of fun. I came home revitalised, with a new understanding of Uzbekistan and awesome memories.
KC Wong
Masha was an amazing guide and a lot of fun. My favorites included the dinner at Masha’s friend’s home, the silk making and the pottery making. The hotels were great, too. Overall, loved it and so glad I went!
Sheri Z.
Tour
$2250
13
days
Jun 07
Jun 19
2019
0/10 Spots booked

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Tour Details

Guide: Masha Preslitskaya
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Masha Preslitskaya

Guide for: Kyrgyzstan, Iran

 

I was born in the USSR and for as long as I remember I wanted to travel to England. Imagine my surprise when in 2006 I found myself in Beijing at a tour leader training for an Australian travel company. Since then I’ve travelled and led tours all over Southeast, South, North and West Asian countries.

My passion is the Silk Road region with its history and diversity of cultures. I love old caravanserais, long drives through the countryside, history museums with 4,000 year old (and older) artifacts, and the great variety of food the region offers. My Kindle is full of history books, I always carry a can of Tiger Balm and I am one of those people who climbs every staircase for a better view and buys ice-cream at every station during a train ride. And with all my travels I actually haven’t made it to England yet!

 
Physical Level: Medium 

Physical Level: Medium


While the tour itself is not very strenuous, please note that it can involve the following: somewhat long days, a good amount of walking, being outside in potentially hot or cold temperatures, long journeys, early morning wake-ups and other similar scenarios.
Small Group (10 or less) 
Included in the tour cost: 
  • Accommodation (twin share)
  • All transportation during the tour
  • Activities and entrance fees
  • Local experiences
  • Local guides
  • Breakfast every day
  • 6 lunches/dinners
What's not included: 
  • Flights to/from Kyrgyzstan
  • Meals and activities not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Gratuities/tips
Accommodation: 

On this trip, accommodation ranges from high-quality guesthouses and mid-range hotels to traditional nomadic yurts! Prices are based on twin-share and solo travelers of the same sex will be paired together in a room with two beds. *In the nomadic yurt tents, there can be up to 6 people per tent. (If you wish to have your own room in the guesthouses/hotels, the single supplement cost is $350 USD.)

Questions? Comments?
If you have any questions or concerns about this tour, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help in any way we can.

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