Central Asia Tour 16 Days, Premium Option

Central Asia Tour 16 Days, Premium Option - Steppe Journeys
Central Asia Tour 16 Days, Premium Option - Steppe Journeys


Start in Almaty and end in Tashkent! With the historical tour Central Asia Tour 16 Days, Premium Option, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through Almaty, Kazakhstan and 9 other destinations in Asia. Central Asia Tour 16 Days, Premium Option is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
5 to 80 year olds
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Jeep & 4WD, Plane, Mini-coach
Travel style
Historical, Family, In-depth Cultural
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrival in Almaty
    Start point Airport of Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  2. Day 2: Almaty to Bishkek
  3. Day 3: Bishkek to Issyk Kul lake
  4. Day 4: Issykul Bishkek and fly to Tashkent
  5. Day 5: Tashkent city tour
  6. Day 6: Tashkent to Samarkand by bullet train
  7. Day 7: Samarkand
  8. Day 8: Samarkand to Bukhara by bullet train or via Shahrisabz
  9. Day 9: Bukhara
  10. Day 10: Bukhara to Mary (Turkmenistan)
  11. Day 11: Mary to Ashgabat flight
  12. Day 12:
  13. Day 13: Ashgabat-Darwaza gas crater
  14. Day 14:Darwaza to Khiva (Uzbekistan)
  15. Day 15: Khiva to Tashkent
  16. Day 16: End of the tour and departure from Tashkent
    End point Airport of Tashkent, Ташкент, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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  • Accommodation

  • Flights

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Maureen Kelly's review about another Steppe Journeys tour
    4.0 - Good

    Fascinating country with very kind people despite communication limitations. The tour included many places of interest, long journeys and not much ' down time'. Odil, the organiser, was always available by phone or email to clarify anything needed and... Read more

  • DEREK JESS's review about another Steppe Journeys tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Just 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 everything went like clockwork. I was the only one on the tour but my driver's and guides looked after... Read more

  • Amy Sung's review about another Steppe Journeys tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    I wish I could hv 1 more day in Samarkand , skip the ceramic & silk workshop .

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Central Asia Tour 16 Days, Premium Option

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About the countries

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Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

Plugs & Adapters

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and TurkmenistanUzbekistanTurkmenistan


Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Kazakhstan. Ideally 6 months before travel.


Almaty is the starting point and Tashkent is the endpoint.
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For any tour departing before 18 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 December 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Steppe Journeys. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Covering a total distance of approx 3,448 km.
  • Almaty (Kazakhstan)
  • 195 km
  • Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 229 km
  • Issyk Kul Lake (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 229 km
  • Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 477 km
  • Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • 264 km
  • Samarkand (Uzbekistan)
  • 215 km
  • Bukhara (Uzbekistan)
  • 329 km
  • Mary (Turkmenistan)
  • 311 km
  • Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
  • 247 km
  • Darvaza (Turkmenistan)
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