The 5 ‘Stans of Central Asia: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan are an underappreciated world of their own. This region is home to a little bit of everything. Friendly and diverse locals, tasty food, Islamic architecture, and alpine national parks are just the beginning of what makes these five countries a must for any traveller.
Our tour will take you to all the highlights of these countries. Prepare to see the ‘Gates of Hell’ Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan, tour the historic city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan, roam the Hisor Fortress in Tajikistan, pass huge mountains, canyons, and endless trees on a drive to Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek, and explore Almaty, the cultural heart of Kazakhstan.
These destinations are just a taste of what you will experience on our Central Asia trip. If a two-week journey isn’t enough for you, we run a twenty-day summer tour that dives even deeper into this fascinating region. Join us on your next Central Asian adventure today!
Our current upcoming group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.
We run multiple 5 Stans tours each year, starting in Ashgabat and finishes in Almaty.
Only Turkmenistan has a lengthy visa process. For most nationalities, e-visas are available for Tajikistan and visa on arrival for Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
Our 3 week 'Stans tour runs once per year.
This tour is priced from £1995 per person. Rooms are on a twin basis. Deposit required is £500 per person.
Single supplement is priced from £395 (2 week tour) or we can allocate someone for you to share with (subject to availability).
It is also possible to finish the tour in Bishkek on day 14 for a reduction in price of £89.
For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, click here