“From the first contact with Odil at Steppe Journeys to the final flight home we were well looked after and everything ran smoothly. We didn't need to worry about a thing! Our guides in Bukhara and Samarkand were excellent and very knowledgeable giving us a...“
- Over 30 years of touring experience
- Explore ancient cultures and open steppes
- Experts in Central Asian travel
- Local guides in each city
Central Asia is a region of ancient cultures, fairy-tale cities, open steppes, deserts, and majestic peaks. Combining the warmth of Central Asian hospitality and the professionalism and reliability of the Steppe Journeys team ensures an unforgettable experience. Base...
Central Asia is a region of ancient cultures, fairy-tale cities, open steppes, deserts, and majestic peaks. Combining the warmth of Central Asian hospitality and the professionalism and reliability of the Steppe Journeys team ensures an unforgettable experience. Based in Tashkent and with over 30 years of combined tourism experience, the Steppe Journeys team can organize your tours to Central Asia: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Western China and beyond. Steppe Journeys has organized textile tours, botanical tours, architectural tours and other special interest tours. We are happy to put you in touch with clients who have travelled with us. We pride ourselves on the personalized service we offer our clients.Read more
11 Steppe Journeys Reviews
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- MaureenUzbekistan Cultural Tour (Tashkent to Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and back to Tashkent)4.0 - GoodWritten on September 24, 2019Fascinating country with very kind people despite communication limitations. The tour included many places of interest, long journeys and not much ' down time'.…Read moreSteppe Journeys commented on this reviewDear Maureen Great to hear you have enjoyed the trip. Thank you very much and warm regards Odil
- DEREKUzbekistan Cultural Tour (Tashkent to Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and back to Tashkent)4.5 - ExcellentWritten on September 11, 2019Just returned from a 8 day tour of Uzbekistan with Steppe Journeys. From being picked up at the airport to returning me back to it for the journey home every…Read moreSteppe Journeys commented on this reviewHi Derek Thank you very much for the feedback, we are very happy you enjoyed the trip to Uzbekistan. It would be great to see you again on our tours in Central Asia. best regards Odil, Steppe Journeys
- AmyAral Sea & Uzbekistan Legends - 12 Days4.5 - ExcellentWritten on August 19, 2019I wish I could hv 1 more day in Samarkand , skip the ceramic & silk workshop .Steppe Journeys commented on this reviewThank you very much for the feedback. It will help us to better suite travelers’ choice. Hope you did enjoy the trip overall. Cheers Odil
- MagedieUzbekistan Cultural Tour (Tashkent to Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and back to Tashkent)4.5 - ExcellentWritten on August 13, 2019Had an amazing time in Uzbekistan. Steppe journeys looked after me so well throughout my trip. Thank you so much!Steppe Journeys commented on this reviewYou are welcome Magedie! Thank you very much for the review.
- MariaUzbekistan Cultural Tour (Tashkent to Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and back to Tashkent)4.5 - ExcellentWritten on June 30, 2019Steppe travel is basically Odil...he takes care of everything and is extremely meticulous and attentive. I did not meet him at any stage but he was in touch wit…Read more
- GDGeorginaUzbekistan Cultural Tour (Tashkent to Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and back to Tashkent)5.0 - ExcellentWritten on June 2, 2019I had a fantastic trip with Steppe Journeys. The team were professional, helpful, organised and very accommodating. The tour ran very smoothly and everything fa…Read moreSteppe Journeys commented on this reviewThank you Georgina We are very happy you enjoyed your trip in Uzbekistan . Hope to see you again in Uzbekistan or in Central Asia on our tours. With best regards Steppe Journeys team.
- UAUsharaniUzbekistan Cultural Tour (Tashkent to Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and back to Tashkent)4.5 - ExcellentWritten on April 21, 2019Very knowledgeable and friendly
- JWJaneUzbekistan 7 Day Cultural Tour (from Tashkent to Bukhara, Samarkand, and back to Tashkent)4.5 - ExcellentWritten on March 26, 2019From the first contact with Odil at Steppe Journeys to the final flight home we were well looked after and everything ran smoothly. We didn't need to worry abou…Read moreSteppe Journeys commented on this reviewDear Jane Thank you very much for your valuable feedback about your trip in Uzbekistan. We are glad you enjoyed you trip. Look forward to seeing you again in Central Asia. Odil, Steppe Journeys
- AHAmandaUzbekistan Cultural Tour (Tashkent to Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and back to Tashkent)4.0 - GoodWritten on March 25, 2019Very well organised tour. Ran without a hitch. Very knowledgeable guides, who were able to answer all of my questions. I would highly recommend the tour.Steppe Journeys commented on this reviewDear Amanda Thank you very much for the valuable feedback, we are glad you enjoyed the trip. With warm regards Odil
- KkhatoonCentral Asia Combined Silk Road Tour4.0 - GoodWritten on December 6, 2018it was over all well conducted tour . We had excellent guides and drivers to make our travel in a new country very comfortableSteppe Journeys commented on this reviewthank you for your feedback, we highly appreciate it. We will be happy to see you again.
Steppe Journeys Tours
- Uzbekistan Cultural Tour (Tashkent to Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and back to Tashkent) 8 daysStarts TashkentEnds Tashkent$863
- Central Asia Combined Silk Road Tour 21 daysStarts BishkekEnds Tashkent$3,385
- Uzbekistan 7 Day Cultural Tour (from Tashkent to Bukhara, Samarkand, and back to Tashkent) 7 daysStarts TashkentEnds Tashkent$737
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Questions & Answers
Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.
Is there a dress code?
In general you can dress how you wish as if you were in your home country. However when entering open mosques during sightseeing it is recommended for women to cover their heads with light scarf and wear shorts that are longer than knee length.
Is WIFI available?
WIFI is usually available in all hotels however sometimes there can be an additional charge for this, you also have the option of using the internet at a local cafe.
What is the voltage so I can charge my devices?
Voltage throughout the region is 220-250V. You will find in most of the hotels there are European-style sockets with 2 round pins. You may wish to take an adaptor if yours is different.
Are you able to drink the tap water?
It is recommended to always drink bottled water rather than tap water, bottled water will be readily available for you.
What is the local language?
Generally through Central Asia, Russian is the 'second language' and people in the service and tourism sectors often speak English and a range of other European languages.
Official languages are: Uzbekistan = Uzbek, Kazakhstan = Kazakh, Kyrgyzstan = Kyrgyz , Turkmenistan = Turkmen. These all belong to the Turkish language group.
Is it possible to use credit cards?
Merchants will generally prefer you to pay in cash however in any high standard hotels you will be able to pay via Mastercard or Visa without any issues.
Are we able to change money and what is the local currency?
Only four currencies are convertible in Central Asia which are; US dollar, Euro, UK pounds and Japanese yen. There are exchange offices located at airports on arrival, hotels and local banks to change any money you wish. Uzbekistan's currency is 'soum', Kazakhstan 'tenge', Kyrgyzstan 'sum', Tajikistan 'somoni' and Turkmenistan 'manat'.
What is the weather like in central Asia?
You will find that Uzbekistan has a strictly continental climate: summer is hot and winter is cold. The best time to travel in that area is spring, summer or autumn; if you like dry cold with a snowy winter then it is best to visit in winter as it can be very beautiful also at that time.