Central Asia is considered to be off beaten track comparing to other world destinations, but it hasn't been so centuries ago. Along the route of Silk Road there was exchange of not only goods, but also knowledge, experience, skills and cultures. Nowadays, Silk Road countries such as Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan present a riot of colors, diversity of cultures, a great number of various landscapes and different nationalities keeping ancient traditions to these dates. These things are waiting for you to explore, following the footsteps of merchants of Silk Road. We can design any type of tour combining these countries based on all-inclusive packages or offer you car rent services to do more independent travelling.
Let's learn what we can see in each of these countries. It is best to start your travelling in Kazakhstan, as there are many direct flights and from there you can take a flight or land borders for any of other four countries. Kazakhstan's huge territory allows offering a big variety of landscapes starting from deserts, steppes, forests and mountains. The places that are worth visiting are as follows: Almaty, Issyk Lake, Big Almaty Lake, Charyn canyons, Altyn Emel national park, Kolsai and Kaindy Lakes, Turkestan, Otrar and Nur-Sultan, the capital city.
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are neighboring countries and share two common borders that tourists can cross during their travel on the Silk Road. Even though Pamir Mountains are quite popular, there are not as much tourists as you can imagine. The secluded villages of Murgab, Langar, Ishkoshim and Kalai Khum present a certain isolated beauty and charm. The lakes of Karakul, Iskanderkul and Bulunkul are must-visits. Kyrgyzstan also boasts with high mountains reaching 7, 000 meters but has a totally different landscape. It is also a country of lakes, including Issyk Kul, the largest alpine alke, Son Kul lake, where it is possible to encounter nomads and many others. There are many cultural sites here as well. You can have a great tour combining these two countries where you can also rent a car without driver.
Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan will also make a wonderful tandem between each other. During the tour in two countries you will be amazed by amazing cultures, history of the two people and historical sites. Of course, no other country can be more proud than Uzbekistan for the presence of the greatest creations of Silk Road architecture. In cities like Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva you have a chance to see UNESCO sites. However, Turkmenistan can also boast with ancient cities like Mary, Merv, Dashoguz, Kunya Urgench and Nisa the period of which vary from the millennium BC to the medieval ages.
Visiting at least of one of Central Asia countries you will be closer to revealing secrets and charms of the great Silk Road. We offer you to learn great history, experience amazing cultures, taste the most delicious foods, enjoy the most astonishing views on our Silk Road tours. We recommend also to use our cars for rent as well!