Central Asia Explorer

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Run by: Intrepid

Reference number: KFSR

From: £2020.00

Be entranced by the beauty and the wonder of Central Asia on this 17-day tour from the capital of Kyrgyzstan to the heartland of Uzbekistan. Take in the tranquil landscape of Song-Kol Lake; watch for wild boar and deer around Chychkan Gorge; see Solomon's Throne in historic Osh; and get your fill of mosques and museums in Samarkand. Abounding with ancient culture, divine natural beauty, intriguing relics and friendly locals, this is a journey that will leave you eager to discover more of Central Asia. NEW UPDATES FOR 2019: Based on past feedbacks, there's a minor change we'll make for 2019. On Day 7, instead of visiting and staying at Sary Chelek National Park, you'll make your way to Osh from Kok-Bel with a stop to visit Uzgen Minaret. Highlights/r/n
  • Central Asia is a fascinating and unique mix of ancient Silk Road culture, Soviet influence and striving to redefine nations post independence. Geographically and for a time historically, it is the real centre of Asia and for us, it's a mist see: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/central-asia-musts/
  • The much-photographed Registan in Samarkand is one of the true pinnacles of Islamic architecture. You'll be wowed by the scale, grandeur and beauty of the monuments to iconic figures such as Tamerlane and the Persian influenced madressas, mosques and mausoleums.
  • Experience for yourself the legend that is Central Asian hospitality - there's really nothing like being welcomed into a local home or yurt for a meal, chatting with stall holders at bazaars or simply marvelling at the sights alongside locals.
  • Kyrgyzstans mountains are its monuments and its majesty. The landscapes here will stay with you long after the journey is over. Here's what it's like to travel in Kyrgyzstan: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/kyrgyzstan-land-of-the-nomads/
  • Marvel at the beautiful Song Kol Lake, where in mid-summer you may see flocks of sheep, goats and herds of horses watched over by nomadic herdsmen and their families.
  • Stay overnight in a yurt lakeside and live like the locals have for centuries in these portable, felt lined traditional tents.
  • Reflect on the important role horses have played in the traditional Kyrgyz nomadic life style while witnessing horseback sports like odarysh (wrestling on horseback), tiyin-enish (where riders try to pick up coins at full gallop) or kok-baru (goat polo).

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
28/05/2019 13/06/2019 12 £2020.00
04/06/2019 20/06/2019 1 £2120.00
11/06/2019 27/06/2019 2 £2120.00
18/06/2019 04/07/2019 10 £2020.00
25/06/2019 11/07/2019 9 £2100.00
02/07/2019 18/07/2019 10 £2100.00
09/07/2019 25/07/2019 12 £2100.00
16/07/2019 01/08/2019 12 £2180.00
23/07/2019 08/08/2019 12 £2180.00
06/08/2019 22/08/2019 10 £2180.00
13/08/2019 29/08/2019 12 £2180.00
27/08/2019 12/09/2019 12 £2180.00
03/09/2019 19/09/2019 9 £2180.00
10/09/2019 26/09/2019 12 £2100.00
17/09/2019 03/10/2019 10 £2100.00
24/09/2019 10/10/2019 12 £2020.00
01/10/2019 17/10/2019 11 £2020.00
08/10/2019 24/10/2019 11 £2020.00
02/06/2020 18/06/2020 12 £2020.00
09/06/2020 25/06/2020 12 £2020.00
16/06/2020 02/07/2020 12 £2020.00
23/06/2020 09/07/2020 12 £2020.00
30/06/2020 16/07/2020 12 £2020.00
07/07/2020 23/07/2020 12 £2020.00
14/07/2020 30/07/2020 12 £2020.00
21/07/2020 06/08/2020 12 £2020.00
04/08/2020 20/08/2020 12 £2020.00
11/08/2020 27/08/2020 12 £2020.00
25/08/2020 10/09/2020 12 £2020.00
01/09/2020 17/09/2020 12 £2020.00
08/09/2020 24/09/2020 12 £2020.00
15/09/2020 01/10/2020 12 £2020.00
22/09/2020 08/10/2020 12 £2020.00
29/09/2020 15/10/2020 12 £2020.00
06/10/2020 22/10/2020 12 £2020.00

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