Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan

Central Asia Expedition

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Explore the lands that boast truly astonishing cultural, architectural, and natural heritage. Surrounded by mystical deserts and towering mountains, discover the Three Stans, three former Soviet republics of Central Asia. From the well-preserved Silk Road cities of Uzbekistan to the lush greenery and lakes of Kazakhstan, and from ancient mountain fortresses to snow-capped peaks in Kyrgyzstan, experience destinations each with its own unique story to tell. 

Central Asia Expedition

USD 4,100
PHP 241,900
Rate Per Adult
Without Flights
USD 4,100
PHP 241,900
With Flights
Solo Traveller Additional Charge
USD 1,300
PHP 70,800
Children 2 - 13 years old
80% of the adult rate
Children below 2 years old
Group Size
10-12 pax
Travel Dates
July 26 - August 4, 2024 | August 22-31, 2025 | August 22-31, 2026
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  • Led by an Access Expert
  • 5-star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation for the whole duration
  • Entrance fees to the attractions
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Experiences as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional local guide and driver
  • Photobook of the Central Asia Expedition
  • Economy-class train tickets:
  • Tashkent – Samarkand
  • Samarkand – Bukhara
  • Bukhara – Tashkent


  • International flights to Central Asia
  • Personal travel insurance 
  • Visa fees and assistance

Important Notes to Remember

  • Extension of your stay is possible if you wish to enjoy more of the Central Asia.
  • The meeting point of the tour is in Almaty. Anyone around the world is allowed to join the experience.
  • You may arrive a day before, and the meet-up is on the first day at the hotel.
  • We can arrange private airport transfers for you on the day of your arrival and departure.
  • If a visa is needed for any reason, we can help you process and arrange it.
  • Card payments are subject to service fees.

Day 01: Almaty

Welcome to Almaty! Upon your arrival, you will be warmly received by our local guide. and will be escorted to the hotel for a seamless check-in process, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable start to your stay. Rest well and prepare for an exciting exploration of Almaty in the days ahead.


Day 02: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty

Today, explore the Issyk Gorge, a gem nestled in the Trans-Ili Alatau region, tracing the historic Kuldja Tract once traversed by ancient trade caravans. Pause at the Issyk State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve en route, where a treasure trove of exhibits awaits, showcasing the rich history and culture of the Saka period. Marvel at a replica of the Golden Man, along with other gilded artifacts, ancient ceramics, weaponry, and equestrian gear, all housed within a detailed model of a Saka burial mound.

The adventure continues with a visit to the serene mountain lake, Issyk, cradled in its valley. Elevate your mountain exploration to Kok-Tobe Hill, strategically positioned near Almaty, offering a panoramic vista of the cityscape. At the foothills of the world's tallest TV tower lies Kok-Tobe Park, discover a tribute to "The Beatles," and visit a shop brimming with national souvenirs and curiosities. As the day unfolds, cap off the experience with a swift descent on the renowned Almaty cableway, whisking you from the hill's summit back into the heart of the city center.


Day 03: Almaty - Bishkek

Today is a day of cultural immersion as you delve into the rich history of Almaty. Begin your exploration at the Ascension Cathedral, a remarkable testament to architectural ingenuity and the second-highest wooden structure globally, offering insights into the city's storied past.

Continue your journey to the Square of the 28 Panfilov Heroes, a poignant monument honoring the valor of 28 Almaty soldiers who reportedly sacrificed their lives defending Moscow from German forces during the Great Patriotic War. The solemn significance of this landmark echoes through the city's history.

Then take a scenic drive to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Upon your arrival, transition seamlessly to your hotel, where a comfortable check-in awaits. Rest after a day of cultural and historical discovery. Unwind and prepare for the adventures that await in Bishkek.


Day 04: Bishkek

Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Bishkek as the entire day unfolds with an exploration of its key landmarks. Traverse the city's vibrant tapestry of attractions, beginning with the monumental Pobeda Square (Victory Square) and the serene expanse of Duboviy Park (Oak Park). Marvel at the grandeur of Central Ala-Too Square, soak in the cultural richness at the National Arts Museum, and revel in the harmonious melodies of the National Philharmonic.

Next, head to the bustling Asian Bazaar, a sensory delight of vibrant hues and lively sounds, to capture the market's energy of exchanging goods, before heading back to the hotel to cap off the day.


Day 05: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek

Begin the day journeying towards Ala Archa Gorge, an awe-inspiring natural park nestled in the Tien Shan mountain range. During the Soviet era, this exclusive walking haven was reserved for VIPs. Immerse yourself in the Gorge's beauty with a hike, absorbing the breathtaking scenery. Return to Bishkek to explore the city's history at the museum before concluding the day at your hotel.


Day 06: Bishkek - Chunkurchak - Bishkek - Tashkent

Indulge in a picturesque morning drive to Chunkurchak Gorge, a hidden gem among Kyrgyzstan's landscapes. Nestled in the Ala Too Mountains, this small yet stunning gorge unfolds as a genuine "jailoo" or pasture, offering panoramic views of the valley. Wander through the green expanses, marvel at the red clay canyon, and be captivated by the snow-capped peaks of the mountains.

After that, return to Bishkek to prepare for your transfer to the airport, guiding you to Tashkent. Upon arrival, proceed to your hotel, where a seamless check-in awaits.


Day 07: Tashkent - Samarkand

After breakfast, take an unforgettable train ride to Samarkand. This destination is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan and is the second-largest city in Uzbekistan, with the same age as the cities of Babylon or Rome. As you arrive, visit its most outstanding sights, such as Registan Square, a complex of three fascinating madrasahs dating back to the 15th and 17th centuries that is also the main highlight of Samarkand and that no person can stop admiring for its beauty and majesty. You will also have the time to explore Shakhi-Zindeh, which represents a large collection of mausoleums dating back to the 11th through 15th centuries and is a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque is also a must-visit site you don’t want to miss. After Tamerlane's successful campaign in India, this structure was built in her honor. Then, proceed to your hotel to check in and stay the night.


Day 08: Samarkand - Bukhara

Explore more of Samarkand today. Visit the Ulughbek observatory, which Ulughbek, one of Samarkand's most illustrious kings and scientists, built in the 15th century. Following that, take a stroll down the local version of Broadway, which is lined with souvenir shops, teahouses, sweet shops, and workshops. Then, you may go shopping for traditional Uzbek handicrafts and delicacies in Siab, the national market, or the oriental bazaar. Don't miss out on seeing the carpet factory, where more than 400 women sew carpets using age-old methods. Thereafter, get ready for your night train to Bukhara. Proceed to your hotel to check-in after your arrival.


Day 09: Bukhara

Today, enjoy a day filled with amazing visits to the highlights of Bukhara. First is a drive to the most ancient citadel in Bukhara, dating back to the 4th century, named Citadel Ark, which served as a palace for several dynasties of the Bukhara Empire. Then, visit the Samanid mausoleum, a true work of Persian architecture from the 9th to 10th centuries. The journey continues with stops at Bolo-Hauz mosque, also known as the mosque of forty columns, and Chashma Ayub, popularly known as Job's Well, both of which were constructed in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Go around the retail domes and check out Nodir Divan Begi, one of the most well-known madrasahs in Bukhara and a component of the Lyabi House Ensemble, Bukhara's most well-known and popular central viewing location. On your last stop, check out the Poi Kalon complex, an excellent illustration of Bukhara's architectural prowess. Three buildings from the 12th to 16th centuries make up this complex: the Kalon minaret, the Kalon mosque, and the Mir Arab Madrasah. After that, head to the hotel afterwards to rest and stay the night.


Day 10: Bukhara - Tashkent

Begin the day with an early train ride from Bukhara to Tashkent. The whole day is dedicated to exploring Tashkent. Visit Independence Square, which is the main square of the country and was erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Then, walk along the local Broadway, a walking street between Independence Square and Amir Timur Square. You also have the chance to ride on the famous Tashkent metro, one of the most beautiful subways in the world. Following that, visit the old part of the city, which includes Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah, and the Hast Imam complex, which consists of several madrasahs, mosques, and mausoleums. The highlight of its exhibits is the Othman Quran, which is the world’s oldest Quran copy, dating back to the 8th century. The Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad). Othman was killed by non-Muslims in the 8th century. His blood spread over the Quran, which you can still see on its pages.

After a fulfilling day and completing the Central Asia journey, prepare for your transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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This birthday trip was memorable and amazing!

It was truly a beautiful experience from start to finish. Thank you Angely of Access Travel for an unforgettable trip to Central Asia.

Jodi Sta. Maria
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