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Specialists In Tours To Five Central Asian Countries

Since 2012 we have provided customized Central Asia tours of the incredible "stan" countries, including Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan. Our guides will take you along the silk road to admire the ancient cities and historical wonders along the way. Whether it's a history tour, a trekking adventure, or a chance to ascend the mountain peaks, Central Asia is the perfect location for anyone with a sense of wanderlust.

Make new, like-minded friends by joining a scheduled small group tour or plan a curated private tour. Either way, we are here to make your travel dreams come true.

Some of our tours include a masterclass in cooking or arts and crafts. With this hands-on approach to learning, you will take home your newly acquired skills to use even after the trip is over.

While we work well with singles and couples, we also provide family-friendly tours that give kids a chance to see where history was made.

Tours

A Journey to The Central Asia

Duration
15 days
Group Size
2 to 10

Aral Sea and Uzbekistan highlights tour 15 days

On this amazing tour you will discover Uzbekistan from northwest to the east and you will sell of Uzbekistan with desert camping, cultural and historical sites of Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, modern Tashkent and Ferghana valley with its Silk and Ikat production.

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2145
Duration
12 days
Group Size
-1 to 15

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Wonders 12 days tour

On this combined tour, you will discover two central Asian countries, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Uzbekistan has a great history, amazing architecture and Tajikistan will attract you with its beautiful mountains, and lakes. The highlights of the trip are Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Penjikent, Marguzor lakes, and Dushanbe.

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1899 USD
Duration
8 days
Group Size
At least 1

Uzbekistan Cultural & Historical Tour 8 days

This tour will bring you to the past as you visit old towns such as Ichan Kala, the museum town in open air. You will discover the city with its mosques, minarets, museums, caravan Saray, workshops. Free day walking in the city of old Bukhara you will see chayhana, cafe, restaurants, water pond, mosques, madrasa, Hanaka of Nadir Divan Bgei, gallery, workshop, and Souvenir shops. You will visit Ak Saray palace, empty tomb and Juma mosque, Jahangir's mausoleum, Kok Gumbaz mosque. Lunch in a local restaurant on our own. You will get the chance to visit the famous place in Samarkand, Registan square with 3 madarsas built in 15-17 Centuries and amazed as we also visit The Observatory of Ulughbek, Afrosiab museum with Fresco and artifacts found at Afrosiab old settlement dating back to 6 BC up to 13 AD.

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890 USD
Duration
15 days
Group Size
At least 1

Adventure trip with Aral Sea

You will start the city tour and visit old city with Hasti Imam complex and stop at the Lake Sudochie, have lunch, see the fishermen’s house. Experience an early wake up to take pictures of sun rise. Have breakfast. Transfer to Moynak village, which is known as "cemetery of ships” nowadays. You will visit famous Savitskiy museum which is one of the 2 biggest Avant-Garde museums in the world.

Witness the Khiva a museum in open air and explore with many mosques, madrasah, caravansaray, harem, minarets, workshops.

With this trip, you will see palaces, trade domes, mosques, madrasas, hanaka, Turkish hammam, the bazaar, and many souvenir shops. You will also visit Bahauddin Naqshbandiy necropilis, a holy site of central Asian Muslims then drive to Samarkand via a beautiful mountain pass of Zarafshan ranges and visit Samarkand. You will also have the chance to see local craftspeople with their work

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1790 USD
Duration
8 days
Group Size
At least 2

Uzbekistan Culinary & Cooking Tour

Art, history, countryside, food. Uzbekistan has it all. If you are interested in local food and enjoy it and have 8 days, book this Uzbekistan Culinary week trip from Tashkent to discover the region’s highlights with a local guide. Explore the city of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Tashkent with ancient history, culture, arts, crafts and delicious food. Enjoy lunch or dinner in local family where you learn and take master-class of cooking Plov, Somsa, Shurpa, Shashlik, Tuhum barak (egg stuffed dumplings) and wine tasting in Samarkand. Roam the streets of old Bukhara, and travel to Summer palace of Bukhara Emir of 19th Century to admire the architectural drama — home to the UNESCO-listed historical site. Traveling between Taskhent to Samarkand, Bukhara will be arranged by a fast train Afrosiab, transportation by air-conditioned coach.

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1239 USD
Duration
4 days
Group Size
At least 1

Uzbekistan 4 days short trip

Spend all day sightseeing in this splendid city that include the Ark Fortress, Ismail Samani mausoleum, Bolo Hauz mosque, Kalon mosque and minaret, the ancient trade domes now wonderful bazaars, Lyabi Haus complex, Chor Minor and the Jewish synagogue. Enjoy a full-day tour of golden Samarkand, visiting Registan square, Bibi Khanum mosque, Gur Emir mausoleum, Siob bazaar, Shakhi-Zinda complex, Ulugbek observatory, Afrosiab site and museum.

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690 USD
Duration
12 days
Group Size
At least 1

Uzbekistan 12 days trip with Ferghana valley

Visit Savitskiy museum as one of the 2 Avan-Garde museums in the world which display the art of the Soviet era, the national costumes of Karakalpak people, their traditions. Experience Nomads’ life, and visit ruins of the castle dating back to 1-5 AD. You will have the chance to witness 3 famous Kalta minor a short minaret which means left unfinished when the ruler died but it is supposed to be the highest minaret in Uzbekistan.

Visit Summer palace Sitorai Mohi Hossa and Bahuddin Naqshbandiy necropolis, the holy shrine of Uzbek Muslims and one of the sufiy leaders in Islam. you can have a masterclass of ceramic or embroidery masterclass and see local craftspeople with their work

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1689 USD
Duration
9 days
Group Size
At least 1

Uzbekistan 9 days with Ayazkala Yurt

Visit old and modern capital of Uzbekistan. The history of Tashkent goes back to 2500 year and it was called with different names in its history, it was known as Chach, Binkat, Shosh, Toshqand and the last name is Toshkent. You will also visit to Gur Emir mausoleum, the burial place of Amir Temur, his spiritual teacher and his sons and grand sons.

Visit The observatory of Ulughbek, Afrosiab museum with Fresco and artifacts found at Afrosiab old settlement dating back to 6 BC up to 13 AD. Explore trade Domes of Bukhara: Taki Sarafan, Taki Telpakfurushon and Taki Zargaron and ancient Jewish quarter with a school and synagogue.

Be excited to witness the ruins of Ayazkala fotress dating back to 1 BC to 4 AD, it was the main cities of Zoroastrian fireworshippers. After arrival you will have free time and walking up to hills of Ayazkala, camel riding activity and dinner outside in open air or in Yurt if the weather is not too cold.

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1390 USD
Duration
9 days
Group Size
At least 1

Uzbekistan 9 days with hiking trip

This tour will let you witness old sites and museums such as Hasti Imam complex, Barakhan madrasah, Mui Mubirak library with Osam Koran, Chorzu bazar, Tashkent metro, Museum of Applied Arts, Independence square and Firendship square and many more.

Spend the day in mountain resort area: Charvak lake, boating and walking in Chinara village where you can see petroglyphs site and also to mountains with a local mountain guide (female) and discover, wander around Ugam Chatkal gorge, Bedlersay and Chimgan mountains. Chairlift, horse riding, or Quadra cycle are available.

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1349 USD
Duration
21 days
Group Size
2 to 10

Combined Countries Tour 21 days

This trip includes all the countries in Central Asia where you'll get the chance to visit different historical and cultural sites, explore multiple world-known museums, witness the beauty of natural tourist spots, try Asian Cuisines, and hear amazing first-hand stories from the locals.

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3490 USD
Duration
12 days
Group Size
At least 1

Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstam 12 days Tour

Sightseeing around Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstam where you will witness and visit different museums such as Kza Almaty includes visiting of Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, National Musical Instruments Museum, Central State Museum, Medeo.

You'll get the chance to visit different historical and cultural sites, explore and enjoy the beauty of natural tourist spots, try Asian Cuisines, and hear amazing first-hand stories from the locals.

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1350 USD
Duration
16 days
Group Size
At least 1

Central Asia 16 days tour

Discover Central Asian 4 countries include Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan. You'll get the chance to visit Panfilov Park, Zenkov wooden cathedral, St.Nicholas cathedral, the National Musical Instruments museum, Almaty's Green bazaar.

Explore and expand your experience in Central Asia by going to different sites like Grigorevka Gorge – Cholpon Ata, Issyk Kul, Tashkent flight, Tashkent, -Samarkand by fast train Afrosiab, Bukhara via Shahrisabz, and Ashgabat.

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2980 USD
Duration
13 days
Group Size
At least 1

Tajikistan & Kyrgyzstan 13 days Tour

Dushanbe, Hojand, Penjikent, Osh, Karakol, Toktagol, Bishkek are the location you'll expect for this tour. Be excited about what Tajikistan & Kyrgyzstan can offer including mountains, lakes, and sightseeing historical sites, Asian Cuisines, and stories from first0hand locals.

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2340 USD
Duration
11 days
Group Size
At least 1

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan tour (option without Ashgabat and Mary)

This trip includes lots of cultural and historical heritage, museums, and natural tourist spots adventure.

Have the chance to see the KhudoyarKhan Palace, Jami Mosque and Norbut-biy Madrasah, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Samani dynasty and Chashma-Ayub
mausoleums.

Visit mausoleums of Turebek-Khanym, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il Arslan, Najmad-din-Kubra, Sultan Ali. Discover the Kutlug Timur Minaret and Kyrk Molla hill and of course the Darwaza gas crater.

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2190 USD
Duration
14 days
Group Size
At least 1

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan tour (option with Ashgabat and Mary)

This trip includes Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Ashgabat, Mary, Darwaza, Dashouz, Kunya Urgench where you will see lots of cultural and historical heritage, museums, and natural tourist spots.

Have the chance to see the KhudoyarKhan Palace, Jami Mosque and Norbut-biy Madrasah, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Samani dynasty and Chashma-Ayub
mausoleums.

Visit mausoleums of Turebek-Khanym, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il Arslan, Najmad-din-Kubra, Sultan Ali. Discover the Kutlug Timur Minaret and Kyrk Molla hill and of course the Darwaza gas crater.

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2690 USD
Duration
11 days
Group Size
At least 1

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan tour (option 3 with Darwaza & Ashgabat )

This trip includes Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Ashgabat, Darwaza, Dashouz, Kunya Urgench where you will see lots of cultural and historical heritage, museums, and natural tourist spots.

Visit the monuments of medieval KunyaUrgench (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the former capital of the medieval Khorezmshah Empire. We will also visit the 14 century mausoleum of Turabek Hanum, one of the best living examples of the architecture of its period.

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2190 USD
Duration
13 days
Group Size
At least 1

Central Asia 13 days tour

Discover and explore the Central Asia countries: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan & Turkmenistan. This 13-day tour will surely be an amazing trip as you visit lots of historical and cultural sites, breath-taking museums that have ceramics, embroidered clothes, and other antique displays.

You will witness some of the UNESCO heritage sites and world-known natural tourist spots and have a chance to hear legendary stories from the locals as you taste the local cuisines that are only in Central Asia.

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2798 USD
Duration
14 days
Group Size
At least 1

Central Asia 14 days tour

Wonderful trip in Central Asia visiting main sites of 3 stan countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan. This Central Asia 14 days tour KZ, KG, UZ will be an amazing tour as you visit multiple historical and cultural sites, museums, mountains, lakes, food, and local interaction.

Visit Applied Arts museum, Chorsu bazar, Hasti Imam complex with Osman Koran of 8 c, Independence square, Metro of Tashkent, Fine arts museum. In the morning you'll get the view of Issyk Kul lake, Kyrgyzstan’s largest lake and at about 180 km long by 70 km wide and 668 meters deep at the deepest point, (the average depth is about 300 meters), it is the world's second largest mountain lake – and the fifth deepest lake in the world.

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2980 USD
Duration
1 day
Group Size
At least 1

1 day trip to Chimgan

This hiking trip will start in Chimgan area to Kiziljar Mt. to Akshuran mountain pass then down along Karankul stream. Along with your hiking adventure, you will also about to experience seeing beautiful views of the different natural tourist spots.

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120 USD
Duration
2 days
Group Size
At least 1

2 days trip to mountains

The ascent of the Big Chimgan Mt. (3339 meters high) 1.5 days with overnight at the foot (1700 meters high) of Chimgan Mt. for better adaptation for the successful ascent the next day.

There are gorgeous views around during the ascent. We can see Kumbel Mt. (2300 m.), Amirsoy, Krjintau mountain range with Minbulak Mt., which altitude is 2834 meters.

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230 USD

Why choose us?

We Are The Premier Provider Of Adventurous Central Asia Trips

Let us take you on a journey you'll never forget. Our expert guides specialize in the history and culture of Central Asia. We are a highly trained group with contacts that can take you into those out-of-the-way places where only the locals go.

Let us take care of all the details, so you can just enjoy your holiday. Our hotels are hand-picked. You'll ride in an air-conditioned motor coach, and all meals are included. For tours that involve local flights and train journeys, based on the itinerary, we will take care of that too.

Food

Asian Food has been known in the world for its magical flavors and spices that can only be found in some other parts of Asia such as Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries. Be excited to experience going to Chorsu market or Alay Market to buy fresh ingredients and learn some recipes from the locals. Other than tasting the food, you can also be part of a cooking class where you will surely learn how to prepare and cook Asian Cuisines that you can bring and cook at any time and anywhere.

Expert Guides

One of the things to consider when it comes to traveling especially tours that involve cultural, historical, local adventures, outdoor activities is the person who has credentials and a high level of local knowledge and experience. In Steppe Journeys, we guarantee that our expert guides have all the criteria and are well-trained and well-versed in what they do and teach. We make sure that every customer will bring home a smile and joy from the trips we offer.

Affordable Adventure

Steppe Journeys offers tours that every person wishes to experience. Our multi-day Uzbekistan tours include meeting with the locals, listening to life-lesson stories, trying a variety of food, seeing cultural, historical, religious sites, and many other things to explore. If you are fond of outdoor activities, you can try our hiking tours, mountain climbing, horse riding, nature sightseeing. What excites us most is we only not to explore one country but all around Central Asia and we want you to be with us!

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Location

Visit The Semi-Arid Or Dry Desert Landscape Of Central Asia

The triangle-shaped Fergana Valley is divided between three republics from the former Soviet Union. They are eastern Uzbekistan, southern Kyrgyzstan, and northern Tajikistan. Generally considered an important staging point for the Silk Road, travelers here enjoy taking time to traverse the landscapes and meet friendly people.
Typical food in this area includes grains like rice, wheat, millet, or barley. Most meals will include flatbread or noodles. Dumplings are popular as well, including manti or chuchvara dumplings made with lamb or beef. A typical main dish here is called plov, with more than 200 different variations. It's generally made from lamb or beef fried with onions and carrots.

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Prepare to go on an adventure like never before, and all from the comfort of your couch. With Steppe Journeys you can easily explore new locations anytime you like and check them off your wishlist. All that’s left to do is find the perfect time for you. Browse this site to learn more about upcoming tours and book yours today. You can choose one tour in Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan or any stan countries or you can combine all 5 countries if you have time and passion to see them all. From unforgettable sights to undiscovered corners, there’s just so much to see and explore. Choose from one of my private tours or opt for a guided group tour. If you have any questions or are ready to book your tour, feel free to get in touch

Most western countries can visit Central Asia without a visa and stay in the country for 30 days with no visa. Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan do not require visas from Western and European countries. Tajikistan visa can be obtained online for $30 per person paid online and the visa is issued within working days and you will get it in your email box. Turkmenistan visa can be obtained on spot at the border if you cross from Uzbekistan or at the airport of Ashgabat on arrival. The Visa fee is about $80 per person. For more details on how to get a visa please contact me at tashkent@steppekourneys.com

Central Asian countries do not require travel insurance, but you can contact your insurance company in your home country if you like to have one.

Payment for the tour can be made via bank wire to our account in Uzbekistan. By visa car terminal on arrival or in cash USD or Euro or Local currency. After you book the tour we may request to make a deposit payment of 40-50% of the total cost and the balance 60-30 days before arrival.

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