Discover Central Asia!
Central Asia still remains terra incognita for many westerners. It includes the five former USSR republics of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, also known as the Stans, which became independent countries only in 1991. Hidden behind the Soviet iron curtain for nearly the whole 20th century, they are now new, and so quite intriguing, tourism destinations to explore, promising enjoyable travel experiences. Among the manmade tourist attractions in the region stand out the world-famous masterpieces of Islamic architecture, especially those of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva; and there is an impressive number of Islamic shrines and pilgrimage places, as well as fascinating ruins of ancient Zoroastrian and Buddhist temples and settlements in the region - all with most interesting historical and legendary backgrounds to them. The immense territory of the Stans boasts very diverse terrains - deserts and steppes, oases and valleys, and very high mountains - and so offers unique opportunities to enjoy almost all types of adventure tourism activities.
«Resort in the Pamirs»
Consider the great opportunity of family vacations in a resort alpine camp in the Pamir Mountains, Kyrgyzstan, where nationals of CIS and 44 other countries can enter visa-free. Come with your children to enjoy the exciting recreational program (optional), including easy trail hiking, horse riding excursions, mountain bike riding and even paragliding - all these and other thrilling activities possible in the vicinity of a comfortable and well- equipped yurt camp on Edelweiss Meadow (3,600 m) at the foot of Lenin Peak (7,134 m) with terrific alpine views around.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan. Tour at the foot of Lenin Peak - 10 days
«Expedition to Lenin Peak»
The Lenin Peak (7,134 m) today is one of the most popular, easy of access and because of that most frequented peaks among 7,000m-odd summits of Pamir. It’s a common belief that the Lenin Peak is one of the easiest of the CIS’s four 7,000m-odd peaks to climb. To the certain extent that’s true but not in all. One should remember that the altitude over 7,000m makes the peak an object of high-altitude climbing. The route in itself is not a technically difficult one and normally is carried out by mountaineers climbing in a roped-up-pair manner.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan. Program of ascension to Lenin Peak - 21 days.
«To the heart of Tamerlane`s empire»
This fascinating culture and informative tour to the Central Asia will meet you with old history and culture of Uzbekistan, ways of the Great Silk Road, worldwide famous monuments of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. These cities still keep inside the memory of Alexander the Great, Genghiz-Khan, many trade caravans of the Great Silk Road. Exactly here beaten of the cultural life the heart of the majestic empire of Tamerlane. Everyone, who has ever heard of the beauty and wealth of fertile Central Asian lands, has surely heard of the outstanding Central Asian politician and commander called Tamerlane as well!
Countries: Uzbekistan. Excursion tour in Uzbekistan - 8 days.
«To Aral Sea via Kyzyl-Kum desert»
We offer you to take part in real adventure. Besides classic excursions in cities famous with great history you will have opportunity to visit the most unexplored places of Uzbek land! Fantastic landscapes: dunes of Kyzyl-Kum desert, steppes, mountains, rocks, admiring with the beauty, ancient fortresses of Zoroastrism, whose walls are still keep the mysteries of the past, stoned remains of dinosaurs and trees, the vegetable and animal kingdom among hot sands- all that is just a small part of many things which you will see during this trip. You will visit settlements, lost in desert, meet with culture and way of living of the local people and reach the bank of Aral Sea, overcome hundreds of kilometers of the road by desert!
Countries: Uzbekistan. Adventure Jeep Tour - 16 days.
«Great Silk Road»
During the thousand of years this famous road had jointed China to the Mediterranean and at the same time - two old hugest civilizations of that period - Oriental and Western. Many years this road was used for numerous caravans with expensive materials, silk, exotic spices and precious stones and as result- many grandiose palaces, majestic mosques and madrassahs appeared along the road. Today you also can go trough the same old road! Along ancient ways of the Great Silk Road!
«Sogdiana - the Pearl of the East»
This tour will guide you across two Central Asian republics - Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan - where two powerful states - Bactria and Sogdiana - were located in ancestry. The ruins of ancient fortresses of Merv, Khwarezm, Penjikent and Afrosiab are preserved till nowadays and remind of the bygone might of perished empires. Well, let’s meet the ancestry! The tour “Sogdiana - the Pearl of the East” will guide you across two Central Asian republics - Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan - where two powerful states - Bactria and Sogdiana - were located in ancestry.