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The 5 Stan-s - Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan - Penguin Travel
21 days

The 5 Stan-s - Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan

From Bishkek to Ashgabat
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
12
Age range:
18 to 80 year olds
Operated in:
English
Our saving: $29
From
US $1,575
+ $221 Local Payment
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  2. Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Chon Kemin - Valley
  3. Day 3: Chon Kemin – Kochkor – Tosor (270km, 6h)
  4. Day 4: Tosor – Jety Oguz - Karakol-Tepke (ca. 150km, 4-5h)
  5. Day 5: Karakol (Kyrgyzstan) – Charyn Canyon (Kazakhstan) - Almaty (400km, 7-8h)
  6. Day 6: Almaty
  7. Day 7: Almaty (Kazakhstan) – Dushanbe (Tajikistan)| City Tour
  8. Day 8: Dushanbe – Iskander Kul – Penjikent (290km, 7h), Fann Mountains & Pamir highway Tour
  9. Day 9: Seven Lakes Day Trip (optional)
  10. Day 10: Penjikent – Istarafshan – Khujand (270km, 6h-7h)
  11. Day 11: Khujand
  12. Day 12: Khujand (Tajikistan) – Tashkent (Uzbekistan) (180km, 4h)
  13. Day 13: Tashkent – Samarkand (270km, ca. 2h)
  14. Day 14: Samarkand – Bukhara (train, ca.1.5 h)
  15. Day 15: Bukhara
  16. Day 16: Bukhara – Khiva (480 km, 8-9h driving)
  17. Day 17: Khiva
  18. Day 18: Khiva (Uzbekistan) – Kunya Urgench (Turkmenistan) – Darvaza Gas Crater (400km, 7-8h)
  19. Day 19: Darvaza – Ashgabat (280km, 5h)
  20. Day 20: Ashgabat – Goekdepe – Ashgabat (250km, 5h)
  21. Day 21: Departure
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What's included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
    Camping
      Yurt

        Reviews about this operator

        • November 05, 2019
          This was my first trip out of the USA and the tour was everything I hoped for and much more. It was a great tasting of each country, the culture the sites and the local tour guides was a really nice touch. Vera is an excellent tour guide, from working... Show more
        • October 30, 2019
          Great tour. Simply amazing
        • October 27, 2019
          The itenerary was good as it covered the Countries I wanted to visit. The guides are good and driver too.

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        The 5 Stan-s - Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan

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        • Saturday
          May 23, 2020
          from Bishkek
          21 Days
          Friday
          Jun 12, 2020
          to Ashgabat
          10+ seats left
          $29
          USD $1,575
          + $221 Local Payment
          Sharing a multi-bed room
        • Saturday
          Sep 5, 2020
          from Bishkek
          21 Days
          Friday
          Sep 25, 2020
          to Ashgabat
          10+ seats left
          $29
          USD $1,575
          + $221 Local Payment
          Sharing a multi-bed room

        Frequently asked questions

          • Do I need a visa for this tour?

            Visa requirements are always changing so it is best to contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

          • Is travel insurance recommended?

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          • Are meals included?

            Selected meals are included as per the itinerary.

          • Is there a guide?

            A guide is not included unless otherwise stated on the itinerary.

          • Is transport included?

            Transport is not included in this tour.

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          Good to know

          • About the countries

            Currencies

            лв
            Som
            Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
            лв
            Tenge
            Kazakhstan
            TJS
            Somoni
            Tajikistan
            ман
            Manat
            Turkmenistan

            Plugs & Adapters

            Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and TurkmenistanTajikistan and UzbekistanTurkmenistan

            Visa

            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.

            Vaccines

            These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
            • Typhoid - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
            • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
            • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
            • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
            • Rabies - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, 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 Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Ideally 10 days before travel.
            • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
            • Cholera - Recommended for Tajikistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
          • Payment information
            • For any tour departing before 21 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 21 January 2020, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Penguin Travel. 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.
            • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Penguin Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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