Central Asia Explorer

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Central Asia Explorer - Intrepid Travel
Central Asia Explorer - Intrepid Travel


Start in Bishkek and end in Tashkent! With the in-depth cultural tour Central Asia Explorer, you have a 17 day tour package taking you from Bishkek to Tashkent and through Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and 8 other destinations in Asia. Central Asia Explorer is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Home-stay, Guesthouse, Yurt
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Physical Rating
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure
  • Barbara Lebwohl's review about another Intrepid Travel tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    I liked the guide, the itinerary and the people in the group. Also the driver was very good.

  • Annette Cilengiroglu's review about another Intrepid Travel tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent tour learnt so much history thanks to our great tour guide he was so helpful and would go above and beyond to make your trip memorable the accommodation was good and also was the traveling from each place will definatly travel Intrepid again.

  • cheryl fraser's review about another Intrepid Travel tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Jerry was a great guide, very personable, clearly loves his country and showing off it's fantastic history. I, personally, could have used a bit more fun in the tour, perhaps some bumper cars, gokarting, etc. or even just going down the crazy slide that I... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Bishkek
  2. Day 2: Bishkek
  3. Day 3: Don Aryk - Issyk Kul - Kochkor
  4. Day 4: Son-Köl
  5. Day 5: Kyzyl-Oi
  6. Day 6: Suusamyr Valley - Chychkan - Kok-Bel
  7. Day 7: Osh
  8. Day 8: Osh
  9. Day 9: Kyrgyzstan/Uzbekistan border - Andijan - Tashkent
  10. Day 10: Tashkent
  11. Day 11: Samarkand
  12. Day 12: Samarkand
  13. Day 13: Samarkand - Shahrisabz - Bukhara
  14. Day 14: Bukhara
  15. Day 15: Gijduvan/Bukhara
  16. Day 16: Tashkent
  17. Day 17: Tashkent

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services


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About the countries

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Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

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Kyrgyzstan and UzbekistanUzbekistan


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 Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. 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. Ideally 10 days before travel.


Bishkek is the starting point and Tashkent is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 23 March 2019 the full payment of $2,532 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2532 for Central Asia Explorer, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 1,893 km.
  • Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 125 km
  • Song Kol Lake (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 64 km
  • Kochkor (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 64 km
  • Song Kol Lake (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 183 km
  • Toktogul (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 152 km
  • Osh (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 314 km
  • Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • 264 km
  • Samarkand (Uzbekistan)
  • 66 km
  • Shakhrisabz (Uzbekistan)
  • 222 km
  • Bukhara (Uzbekistan)
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