Lupine Travel are offering £100 off Central Asia Adventure Tours departing July 2017 covering Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Central Asia Adventure Tour Deals
Travel to Central Asia and see some of the world’s least visited countries. From Turkmenistan with its marble clad capital, Ashgabat and flaming gas crater, to historical Uzbekistan, modern Kazakhstan and the mountainous and scenic duo of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Lupine Travel offer budget tours to some of the world’s most unique and untravellered destinations – perfect for real adventurours keen to experience exciting countries. Here we take a look at Lupine Travel’s 5 Stans Tour itinerary including Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Tour departs July 2017.
Sunday July 16th
Arrive at Ashgabat airport early morning and transfer to the city centre to begin our tour. Visit the square and parks to see the huge monuments and statues of the leaders as well as Ertogrul Ghazi mosque.
We will then drive on to the archaeological ruins of Nisa (UNESCO heritage site) before visiting Turkmenbashy mosque and mausoleum.
In the afternoon we will drive to the incredible Darvaza Gas crater. En route we stop off for supplies in the desert village of Erbent. We then turn off road and drive across desert dunes.
Arrive at Darvaza early evening when the light is fading and all you can see for miles around is the glow of the crater.
Our guide will set up camp in tents at a safe distance from the crater before cooking dinner while you relax and stare in awe at the Gas crater.
Monday July 17th
After breakfast we leave Darvaza and drive North to Konye Urgench historical site. It is a UNESCO heritage site and contains the remains of the capital of Khwarezm, part of the Achaemenid empire.
In the afternoon we will drive onwards to the city of Dashoguz. check into our hotel and then take a tour of the city in the afternoon. Evening at leisure.
Tuesday July 18th
After breakfast we drive onto Konye Urgench border crossing and pass through into Uzbekistan. Our Uzbek guide will meet us here and drive to Khiva where we will check into our hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Wednesday July 19th
We will start today with sightseeing of Khiva, visiting the Ichan Kala fortress with its minarets, madrassah, mosque and mausoleums.
After lunch we will drive East across Uzbekistan to Bukhara.
On arrival, check into our hotel and spend the evening at leisure.
Thursday July 20th
In the morning we will take a half day sightseeing tour of Bukhara, visiting Samanids mausoleum, Ark fortress, Polkalon complex, trading domes and the Lyabi Hauz complex.
After lunch we will drive onwards to Samarkand where we will check into our hotel and spend the evening at leisure.
Friday July 21st
Today we tour the historical city of Samarkand, taking in Registan square, Gur Emir mausoleum, Slab bazaar, Ulugbek observatory, Afrasiab museum wall paintings and the Meros handicraft centre.
We have dinner in Samarkand before departing on the 22:00 overnight train to Termez.
Saturday July 22nd
Arrive into Termez at 9:30 and drop our luggage off at our hotel before starting a full day tour. We will visit the archaeological museum, Sultan Saadat complex, Kirk Kiz hanaka and Fayaztepa Buddhist monastery.
After a farewell dinner with our Uzbek guide, spend the evening at leisure.
Sunday July 23rd
At 9:00 we depart for the Sariosiyo border crossing. Pass the border and meet our Tajik guides.
En route to Dushanbe we will visit Hisor town to visit the Hisor fortress, one of the most important historical sites in Tajikistan. We will also visit the nearby 16th Century Kunha Medrassah, Museum of Tajik Life and the mausoleum of the Sufi Saint, Mahdumi Azam.
On arrival into Dushanbe we will visit the Museum of National Antiquities before checking into the 5 star Sheraton and spending the evening at leisure.
Monday July 24th
After breakfast we drive to Khujand, passing through the 5km Anzob ‘tunnel of death’ en route.
On arrival to Khujand we will visit the Shikh Muslihiddin mosque, Oriental bazaar (the biggest in Central Asia), the Arbob palace and the Lenin monument. Check into our hotel and have dinner at a local restaurant before spending the rest of the evening at leisure.
Tuesday July 25th
After breakfast we take a further tour of Khujand visiting the ancient city fortress. We’ll have lunch afterwards before driving to the border and then onwards to the Kyrgyz city of Osh.
Arrive in Osh and check into our hostel and spend the evening at leisure.
Wednesday July 26th
We have an early start today as we begin the longest drive of the journey – a 12 hour journey North up to the capital of Bishkek (an alternative flight option is available on request). This road rivals the Pamir Highway for the most beautiful and scenic journey in Central Asia. We pass huge mountains, canyons and valleys throughout the whole journey as well as crossing a host of different climatic zones and vegetation levels as we pass the natural and cultural divide of the country through the Fergana valley and Tien Shan mountain range.
After arriving in Bishkek early evening, we will check into our hostel before going out for a well optional beers!
Thursday July 27th
We have a well earned day of rest today with the chance to spend your day at leisure around the capital, checking out the great Soviet architecture and monuments.
Friday July 28th
In the morning we will drive out to visit Ala Archa; a beautiful alpine National Park situated in the Tian Shan mountain range. The day is free to spend hiking or relaxing around the region before returning to Bishkek in the early evening.
Saturday July 29th
Today we take a 5 hour journey up across the border and into the Kazakh city of Almaty. We will check into our hotel before taking an afternoon tour of the City, visiting Green Hill with its panoramic views of the city along with bizarre Beatles statue!
Evening at leisure.
Sunday July 30th
Today the tour ends but you are welcome to add extra nights on request.
Get £100 off with this Central Asia tour deal
Company name: Lupine Travel
Offer: £100 discount on 5 Stans tour
Promo Code: BBMLT01
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