Wander to Kyrgyzstan / Uzbekistan (2018)
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 deserts. 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 and Uzbekistan are mysterious lands that few travelers reach. But for those who do travel to these countries, they quickly become two of their favorite destinations on the planet.
(You can either take the complete tour of both Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan or you can opt for a shorter tour by joining on Day 6 in Osh and covering only the Uzbekistan portion of the trip.)
Activities (this is not everything, just a general idea!):
Osh – Osh bazaar, city tour, animal market, Sulayman mountain
Fergana – silk workshop, Khan’s palace
Tashkent – full city tour, bazaar, free time
Samarkand – visit with local family, Registan Square, Bibi-Khanum mosque, ancient bath house
Nurata Yurt Camp – desert experience, traditional village, camel excursion
Bukhara – full city tour, old city, Kalyan minaret, Ark fortress, Bolo Hauz mosque, local crafts bazaar
Tashkent – evening out on the town, farewell dinner
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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
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.
- Accommodation (twin share)
- All transportation during the tour
- Activities and entrance fees
- Local experiences
- Local guides
- Breakfast every day
- 6 meals (short) / 8 meals (long)
- Flights to/from Kyrgyzstan/Uzbekistan
- Flight to Osh (for short tour)
- Meals and activities not mentioned
- Travel insurance
- Passport/visa fees
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 $275 / $350 USD.)
Subject to change – All itineraries are subject to change due to unforeseen situations. Read more »