The Five Stans of the Silk Road

About The Five Stans of the Silk Road

See all the 'stans (well, most of them) on this comprehensive 26-day tour through Central Asia. Learn about nomadic life in Song Köl, explore natural landscapes like Kaindy Lake's sunken forest, and witness the hustle and bustle of capital cities and their bazaars, cathedrals, and historical sites. Along the way, you'll sleep like the locals do in homestays and yurts to get even closer to this underexplored destination.
Group Size
Max 16, avg 12
24 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners
Private vehicles, plane, walking.
Standard hotels/guesthouses (19 nights), yurts (3 nights), CBT homestays (2 nights), tented camp (1 night).
Your G for Good Moment: Yurt Building Demonstration, Barskoon Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group, Bishkek Your Local Living Moment: Overnight in a Yurt, Ozero Sonkël’ Your Local Living Moment: Bokonbayevo Village Homestay, Bokonbayevo Your Local Living Moment: Community Homestay, Kŭli Iskandarkŭl Your Local Living Moment: Overnight in a Yurt, Aydar Kŭl Camp
Half-day city tour (Bishkek)
Burana Tower visit (Bishkek)
Przhevalsky Museum visit (Karakol)
Yurt building presentation (Kizil Tuu)
Saty village stay
City tour (Almaty)
Charyn Canyon Visit
City tour (Dushanbe)
Waterfall hike (Kŭli Iskandarkŭl)
City tour (Khujand)
Mug Yepe Visit (Istaravshan)
Market visit (Khujand)
City tour (Samarkand)
Walking tour (Bukhara)
Chashma Complex and Holy Spring Visit (Nurata)
Fortress of Alexander the Great visit (Nurata)
City tour (Bukhara)
Khiva Ancient City tour
City tour (Tashkent)
Felt-making workshop visit
Hikes and picnic lunch
Derweze (Door to Hell)
Erbent visit
City tour (Ashgabat)
Internal flight
Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.