5-Stans

  • days: 27
  • from $12,595

Flights Included

Types of travel:

Countries Visited:

  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kazakhstan

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ESCORTED TOUR - JOIN DENNIS ON 16 MAY 2020

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Now is your opportunity to explore these incredible countries with our very own Dennis Bunnik. As Joint CEO of Bunnik Tours, Dennis has travelled all over the world! He loves discovering fascinating places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Join Dennis and experience the magic of the 5-Stans as he travels on our 16th May 2020 departure! Book now as seats are strictly limited.

New dates added! We have added a new departure on 30 May 2020. Get in quick before you miss out!

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From traditional villages, ancient towns and modern bazaars, experience a journey along the renowned Silk Road. Explore Ashgabat and Khiva. Delve into the history of Khujand.  Discover the diverse Ala Archa National Park and be captivated by Almaty. 

From Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan 

Our tour starts in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, visiting all the major sites, such as the Parthian Fortress of Nisa and Ertuğrul Gazi Mosque. We'll also see the Akhal-Teke horses at Arkadash Stud Farm, in the area surrounding Ashgabat. Then arrive in Bukhara in Uzbekistan, where we'll see some of the city’s monuments and mosques, including the Lyabi-Khauz ensemble, Khanaga Magoki Attori Mosque and the stunning Madrassah Aziz Khan. There's so much to see! 

Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan 

We travel to Khujand in Tajikistan, one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. Upon arrival, we’ll stroll through Kamoli Khujandi Square, see Timur Malik Fortress and learn about the history of Khujand at the Historical Sughd Museum. Delve further into the history and life of the Tajik people, with a visit to the monument of Ismoili Somoni, which is richly decorated in gold. We’ll also walk through Rudaki Park and explore the local bazaar. We'll see the sights of Kyrgyzstan from Bishkek to Karkol and Sonkul. 

Discover Kazakhstan 

Discover Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis. Explore the Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen and ride the cable car to the top of Kok-Tobe Hill. Our final destination is Medeu, the highest mountainous ice-skating sports complex in the world!

Itinerary

Day 1. Depart Australia 

Day 2. In Transit 

Day 3. Arrive Ashgabat

Welcome to Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. We’ll begin exploring later today on a city tour. Highlights include the Parthian Fortress of Nisa, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, and Independence Park with its towering monument. We’ll continue to Ertuğrul Gazi Mosque, the Carpet Museum and the Russian Bazaar. This evening we’ll enjoy a group welcome dinner at a local restaurant. [B,L,D]

Day 4. Ashgabat 

Today we’ll explore the area surrounding Ashgabat, beginning with the Arkadash Stud Farm to see the Akhal-Teke horses. We’ll then visit Kipchak Mosque, which is believed to be the largest mosque in Central Asia. [B,L]

Day 5. Ashgabat - Daşhoguz - Khiva

We fly to Daşhoguz this morning and then cross the border into Uzbekistan. Travelling by road, our destination is Khiva. [B,L,D]

Day 6. Khiva

Discover more about Khiva on a half day walking tour, where we’ll see the truncated Kalta Minor Minaret, Kunya Ark and Madrassah Rakhimkhon. Other highlights include the Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud and Islam Khodja minaret. [B,L]

Day 7. Khiva - Urgench - Bukhara

We'll fly to the ancient city of Bukhara in Uzbekistan. On arrival, we’ll see some of the city’s monuments and mosques, including the Lyabi-Khauz ensemble, Khanaga Magoki Attori Mosque and the stunning Madrassah Aziz Khan. This afternoon we’ll see some local arts at the Hunarmand UNDP Assisted Workshop, including block printing and gold embroidery. [B,L]

Day 8. Bukhara 

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We’ll venture into the surrounding areas of Bukhara today to visit the summer residence of the last emir, the Sitorai Mokhi Khosa. We then travel to the Bahauddin Naqshband Mausoleum. [B,L]

Day 9. Bukhara 

Today is at leisure for you to relax or explore more of this captivating city. [B]

Day 10. Bukhara - Gijduvan - Samarkand

After departing Bukhara, we’ll drive to Gijduvan and discover the process involved with handmade ceramics. We then continue to the city of Samarkand. [B,L]

Day 11. Samarkand 

Walking Man

 Today is dedicated to discovering Samarkand. We start with Registan Square, a monument of medieval architecture located in the heart of the city. We’ll continue to one of the most significant mosques in Samarkand, Bibi-Khanym, followed by the Silk Road Bazaar and Shah-i-Zinda necropolis. [B,L]

Day 12. Samarkand - Tashkent

We’ll travel outside of Samarkand to visit the Ulugh Beg Observatory, built in 1420. [B,L]

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Special Experience: We'll then travel to Konigil Village to participate in a hand-made paper workshop. 

Day 13. Tashkent

Today we’ll explore this city on a full day of sightseeing, commencing with a walking tour of the old town. We’ll visit the Barak Khana Seminary and Tillya Sheikh Mosque, known for its rare copies of the Koran. Our next stops are the Chorsu Bazaar, the Museum of Applied Arts, the famous Tashkent Metro and Amir Temur Square. [B,L,D]

Day 14. Tashkent - Oybek Border - Khujand

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 We travel to Khujand in Tajikstan, one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. Upon arrival, we’ll stroll through Kamoli Khujandi Square, see Timur Malik Fortress and learn about the history of Khujand at the Historical Sughd Museum. Our last stop is Arbob Cultural Palace, the former headquarters of a Soviet collective farm built in the 1950s. [B,L,D]

Day 15. Khujand - Iskanderkul Lake - Dushanbe

After breakfast we travel by road to the beautiful mountain lake of Iskanderkul and learn about its glacial origin. We then continue to the city of Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. [B,L,D]

Day 16.  Dushanbe - Bishkek 

We’ll delve further into the history and life of the Tajik people today starting with a visit to the monument of Ismoili Somoni, which is richly decorated in gold. We’ll also walk through Rudaki Park and explore the local bazaar. After dinner this evening, we’ll transfer to the airport for our flight to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. [B,L]

Day 17. Bishkek

Today we’ll explore the capital of Kyrgyzstan on a sightseeing tour, starting with Pobeda Square, Duboviy Park, Central Ala-Too Square and the Asian Bazaar. 

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 We’ll then discover the incredibly diverse Ala Archa National Park. [B,L,D]

Day 18. Bishkek - Cholpon Ata 

This morning we’ll travel to Issyk-Kul Lake before visiting the Burana Tower. 

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Special Experience: Watch amazing horseman skills while attending the normadic horse games, a traditional sport in Kyrgyzstan  [B,L,D]

Day 19. Cholpon Ata - Karakol

This morning we’ll see some incredible views on a boat cruise along Issyk-Kul Lake and at Semenovskoye Gorge. Our next stop is Karakol, the 4th largest city in Kyrgyzstan. En route, we’ll discover ancient stone inscriptions dating back to 800 BC. Upon arrival in Karakol, we’ll visit Dungan Mosque. [B,L,D]

Day 20. Karakol - Bokonbaevo

We’ll see the amazing landscapes of the Skazka Canyon and Barskaun Gorge, where we’ll hike to the waterfall, known as ‘Tears of Leopard’. This afternoon, we’ll travel to Bokonbaevo and attend an eagle hunting show. 

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Special Experience: Participate in a flatbread making class at a traditional yurt (traditional rounded tent). Flaky flatbreads are very popular in Kyrgyzstan and are typically served alongside soup. [B,L,D]

Day 21. Bokonbaevo - Sonkul 

Today we’ll travel to Sonkul via the southern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake. En route, we’ll stop at Kyzyl Tuu Village and assist in a yurt building workshop. [B,L,D]

Day 22. Sonkul - Bishkek - Almaty 

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Special Experience: We'll depart for Bishkek city, where we'll meet with the locals and learn how felt carpets are made. We'll also have the opportunity to make our own carpet.  

Our next stop is a small handicraft museum, with displays of silver decorations, horse saddle decorations and carpets. This evening we’ll fly to Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis.  [B,L]

Day 23. Almaty

Walking Man

 Discover Kazakhstan on a city sightseeing tour of Almaty including the Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen. We’ll also visit the Central State Historical Museum and take a cable car ride to the top of Kok-Tobe Hill for incredible views. [B,L,D]

Day 24. Almaty

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We’ll immerse ourselves into the customs of the Kazakh people during a visit to the Ethnographic Recreation Centre.

We’ll then travel to Medeu, the highest mountainous ice-skating sports complex in the world, and stop at Medeu Dam for amazing panorama views. [B,L]

Day 25. Depart Almaty

Today is free for you to enjoy at leisure. Explore Almaty some more, or simply relax at the hotel until our departure this evening. [B] 

Day 26. In Transit 

Day 27. Arrive Australia 

 

Walking Man

Level of fitness: This tour features 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity on 1 or more days.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return-economy class flights from Australia to Central Asia. Taxes Included.
  • 4 economy-class flights within Central Asia.
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour.
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Express train from Samarkand to Tashkent.
  • Tipping Made Easy, $370pp pre-paid 

Accommodation & Meals

  • 19 nights in 3-5 star hotels
  • 1 night in a traditional yurt with shared bathroom facilities
  • 2 nights in local guest houses with shared bathroom facilities
  • 23 breakfasts, 21 lunches and 11 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based guides 
  • English-speaking locally based national guide

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Sightseeing:

Explore ancient ruins, the Silk Road and great monuments of Turkmenistan

  • Explore the city of Ashgabat. Highlights include the Parthian Fortress of Nisa, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, and Independence Park with its towering monument. We’ll continue to Ertuğrul Gazi Mosque, the Carpet Museum and the Russian Bazaar.
  • Explore the surrounds of Ashgabat, starting with the Arkadash Stud Farm to witness the Akhal-Teke horses, then on to the Kipchak Mosque, believed to be the largest mosque in Central Asia and monument to Turkmenistan's first president. 

Observe ancient Islamic architecture, ancient cities and Silk Road history in amazing Uzbekistan

  • Discover the walled city of Khiva on foot, including the truncated Kalta Minor Minaret, Kunya Ark and Madrassah Rakhimkhon. Other highlights include the Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud and Islam Khodja minaret.
  • See the amazing decorated ceiling of the Tashauli Palace and visit the Friday Mosque with its beautifully carved wooden pillars.
  • Travel to Bukhara, a major medieval center for Islamic theology.  Witness amazing monuments, mosques and observe ancient decorating processes. Visit Lyabi-Khauz ensemble, Khanaga Magoki Attori Mosque and the stunning Madrassah Aziz Khan.
  • See some local arts at the Hunarmand UNDP Assisted Workshop, including block printing and gold embroidery.
  • Continue outside of Bukhara and visit the summer residence of the last emir of Bukhara the Sitorai Mokhi Khosa.  We then travel to the Bahauddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum and learn about the great theologian of the XIV century founder of the Sufi Order.
  • Drive to Gijduvan and witness the process of making hand-made ceramics while observing day to day life of the locals.
  • Experience an in depth look at the city of Samarkand including the heart of the city - Registan Square; visit the three madrasahs of Ulug-Bek, Tillya-Kori and Sher-Dor and visit the Gur Emir - the Mausoleum of Great Tamerlane. Continue to one of the most significant mosques of Samarkand - Bibi-Khanym, followed by the Silk Road Bazaar and Shah-i-Zinda necropolis.
  • Travel outside of Samarkand to visit the Ulugh Beg Observatory built in 1420 by the Astronomer Ulugh Beg. Considered by scholars to have been one of the finest observatories in the Islamic World.
  • Travel to Konigil Village, outside of Samarkand and visit a paper-making workshop while participating in some of the processes involved in hand-making paper production.
  • Travel on one of the fastest trains in Uzbekistan, the AFROSIYOB Express Train to Tashkent.
  • Explore the capital of Uzbekistan on a full day of sightseeing.  Visit the Barak Khana Seminary and Tillya Sheikh Mosque, known for its rare copies of the Koran. Our next stops are the Chorsu Bazaar, the Museum of Applied Arts, the famous Tashkent Metro and Amir Temur Square. 

Explore Tajikistan with it culturally rich history dating back to 4th Millennium BCE

  • Discover one of the oldest cities in Central Asia - Khujand and stroll through Kamoli Khujandi Square. See Timur Malik's Fortress and learn about the history of Khujand at the Sughd Museum.  Learn about the famous poet and ruler of Khujand of the XII Century - Sheikh Muslihiddin and stroll through the colourful Panjshanbe Bazaar (Khujand's Central Market). 
  • Visit the Arbob Cultural Palace, the former headquarters of a Soviet collective farm built in the 1950's.
  • Travel to the mountain lake of Iskanderkul and learn of its glacial origin.  
  • Travel to Dushanbe and Delve further into the history and life of the Tajik people.  Visit the monument of Ismoili Somoni richly decorated in gold and walk through Rudaki Park with its beautiful canopy of mature trees. Explore the local Bazaar and Botanical Gardens.
  • Visit the cultural palace "Kohi Navruz" while witnessing traditional architecture of the Tajik people.
  • Stop at Hisor Town and visit the ancient fortress of Hisor.
  • Brows the Medrassah Kuhna & Museum of Tajik Way of Life and delve deeper into the Islamic and pre-islamic history of Tajikistan at the Museum of National Antiquities.

Discover the arts and natural beauty of Kyrgyzstan

  • Explore the capital of Kyrgyzstan and visit Pobeda Square, Duboviy Park, Central Ala-Too Square and the Asian Bazaar.
  • Examine the amazing arts of this region at the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Kyrgyz State Philharmonic Hall.
  • Discover the incredibly diverse Ala Archa National Park, rich in flora and fauna as well as some amazing landscapes.
  • Travel to the 7th deepest lake in the world, Issyk-Kul Lake and witness the surrounds of this epic lake while on a boat cruise.
  • Visit The Burana Tower and learn what little exists of the ancient city of Balasagun, established by the Karakhanids at the end of the 9th Century.
  • Witness the eerie Balbal statues believed to have been left by the GokTurks - nomadic confederation of Turkic people established before Islam.
  • Watch amazing horseman skills while attending the nomadic horse games, a traditional sport in Kyrgyzstan.
  • On the way to Karakol, discover ancient stone inscriptions dating back to 800 B.C., believed to have been made more than 2000 years ago by the Shamans.
  • Visit the Dungan Mosque in Karakol, established by Chinese Muslims who fled persecution in the 1800's.
  • See the amazing landscapes of the Skazka Canyon and Barskaun Gorge.
  • Attend an eagle-hunting show in Bokanbaevo and participate in the baking of flatbread in a traditional oven at a yurt.
  • Stop at Kyzyl Tuu Village and participate in a yurt workshop.
  • On return to Bishkek, meet with the locals and learn how national felt carpets are made while being able to make our own carpet. Visit a small handicraft museum with displays of silver decorations, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more.

Visit the economic powerhouse of Central Asia, Kazakhstan

  • Discover Kazakhstan on a city sightseeing tour of Almaty including the Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen - a memorial for an Almaty infantry who died fighting Nazi German invaders outside of Moscow in World War II. Today also includes a the Central State Historical Museum with a broad range of history of Kazakhstan on display.
  • Take a cable-car ride to the top of Kok-Tobe Hill with breathtaking views of Almaty below.
  • Immerse yourself into the life of nomads and the customs of Kazakh people at the Ethnographic recreation centre "Huns".
  • Travel to Medeu, the highest mountainous ice skating sports complex in the world and stop at Medeu Dam which protects the city from destructive mudflows. On top of the dam, enjoy an amazing panorama view of the largest mountain skating ring in the world.

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

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Valid From: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth
Other departure cities: Please contact our office for applicable pricing
Tips: Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $370pp pre-paid
Taxes: Total cost includes - air taxes, $345pp
Single supplement: from $1,525
  • Day/Date Variations: Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
  • Taxes & Fuel Costs: Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
  • T&C: All prices shown are per person based on twin share and include airfares and all taxes. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

Fitness to Travel

Let's Talk Fitness

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At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.
We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.
Our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.
Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:
1. Generous amounts of free time
2. Lots of walking
3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:
1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda
4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:
1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
4. Carry their own luggage
5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation listed is subject to change and should be used as a guide only. Every effort is made to avoid changes, however should it be necessary then accommodation of a similar standard will be confirmed.

Archabil Hotel, Ashgabat

This luxurious hotel is located on the southern outskirts of Ashgabat, 10 km from the center of the city. All 152 rooms are furnished with high-end European furniture. The hotel provides a pool, restaurant and indoor sport ground. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; swimming pool; indoor sport ground; restaurant/bar 

Malika Kheivak, Khiva

This 22-room hotel in the heart of the Ichon-Qala is one of Khiva's most modern and comfortable choices. Built in 2008, the hotel is located near the historical fortress of Khiva and next to the Islam Khoja Minaret.The furnishing and fittings are modern and stylish, with wooden floorboards, good bathrooms and comfortable mattresses. 

Facilities: free wifi; restaurant; cafe; air-conditioning; mini bar 

Omar Khayyam, Bukhara

Set in Bukhara, Omar Khayyam Hotel has a bar, a garden and a terrace. The hotel is located in a fantastic located, situated in walking distance of all ancient monuments. The hotel provides many facilities, including a restaurant, 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi.

Facilities: free wifi; restaurant; safe deposit box; outdoor furniture 

Sultan Hotel Boutique, Samarkand

Sultan Hotel Boutique is located in Samarkand and offers a restaurant, a rooftop terrace with stunning views of the surroundings. The hotel is within a 30-minute walk from Samarkand city centre and Registan Square is only a 5-minute walk away.

Facilities: free wifi; restaurant; safe deposit box; room service; sun terrace 

Lotte City Hotel, Tashkent

Featuring an outdoor pool and a health club, this centrally located hotel offers air-conditioned rooms, and a roof top terrace. The classic-style rooms at Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace each feature satellite TV and a work desk. 

Facilities: free wifi; swimming pool; fitness centre; safe deposit box; restaurant 

Khujand Deluxe Hotel, Khujand

Khujand Deluxe Hotel is a small five-storey hotel in the eastern part of Khujand. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. 

Facilities: free wifi; restaurant; air-conditioning 

Hilton, Dushanbe

Located in Tajikistan’s capital city of Dushanbe, the Hilton is located 7 minutes from the airport and within easy reach of government offices, businesses and popular attractions. The hotel features spacious rooms and upscale amenities within walking distance of significant historical sites, beautiful monuments and tranquil gardens and parks. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; swimming pool; safe deposit box; restaurant 

Plaza Hotel, Bishkek

Plaza Hotel Bishkek is located in the city centre, within a 5-minute walk of the Bishkek White House and 1 km from Ala-Too Square. The hotel features a spa and wellness centre, indoor pool, sauna and gym. Free WiFi and free parking are available on site.

Facilities: free wifi; safe deposit box; restaurant; swimming pool 

Hotel Resort "Karven Four Seasons", Cholpon Ata

This stunning hotel resort is situated in Sary-Oy and has an outdoor pool and sauna. Guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. The hotel This hotel has a private beach area and bike hire is available. 

Facilities: safe deposit box; restaurant; swimming pool; sun terrace 

Nomad's Dream Yurt Camp, Sonkul

This camp includes 15 authentic Kyrgyz yurts. Guests are provided with essential items and can use the restaurant available at the camp site. 

Facilities: heating, essential items (towels, bed sheets), hot water 

Novotel Almaty City Center, Almaty

Located in Almaty, Novotel Almaty City Center provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness centre and a bar.

Facilities: free wifi; restaurant; swimming pool; fitness centre 

Weather

Weather

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Currency

Currency

Turkmenistani Manat

The official currency of Turkmenistan the Turkmenistani Manat

  • 1 Manat  = 100 tenge
  • Manat notes are in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500

Uzbekistani Som

The official currency of Uzbekistan is the Uzbekistani Som (лв)

  • 1 Som  = 100 Tiin
  • Som notes are in denominations of 200, 500, 1000, 5000, 10000, 50000, 100000
  • Coins are in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100

Tajikistani Somoni

The official currency of Tajikistan is the Tajikistani Somoni 

  • 1 Somoni  = 100 diram
  • Somoni notes are in denominations of  1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500
  • Coins are in denominations of 1, 3, 5, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50

Kyrgyzstani Som

The official currency of Kyrgyzstan is the Kyrgyzstan Som (лв)

  • 1 Som  = Tyin
  • Som notes are in denominations of 200, 500, 1000, 2000,  5000, 10000

Kazakhstani Tenge

The official currency of Kazakhstani is the Kazakhstani Tenge (₸)

  • 1 Tenge = 100 Tiin
  • Tenge notes are in denominations of 200, 500, 1000, 2000,  5000, 10000
  • Coins are in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100

Visa Information

Visa Requirements

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Please note, Australian passport holders need to obtain a visa for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details.

  • Australian passport holders
    • A visa is required for travel to Turkmenistan. This visa needs to be applied for prior to travel through Bunnik Tours. Please contact your travel agent for more information.
    • A Tajikistan E-visa needs to be applied for prior to travel. This can be applied for here:  https://www.visa.gov.tj/index.html
    • A Turkish E-visa needs to be applied for prior to travel. This can be applied for here: https://www.evisa.gov.tr
  • Non-Australian passport holders
    • Please check with your travel agent on visa requirements.

The following government websites are also a handy source of general information.

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Special Experiences!

  • Travel to Konigil Village to participate in a hand-made paper workshop. 
  • Watch amazing horseman skills while attending the nomadic horse games, a traditional sport in Kyrgyzstan. 
  • Participate in a flatbread making class at a yurt (traditional rounded tent). Flaky flatbreads are very popular in Kyrgyzstan and are typically served alongside soup. 
  • Meet with the locals and learn how felt carpets are made in Bishkek city. We’ll also have the opportunity to make our own carpet. 

Trip Info

Group Size

Min: 6 | Max: 20

Transportation

Plane, coach, van, train & cable car

Tips

Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $370pp pre-paid

Tour Highlights

• See the Akhal-Teke horses at Arkadash Stud Farm • Explore Bukhara and its surrounding areas • Travel to Konigil Village to participate in a hand-made paper workshop • Watch amazing horseman skills in Kyrgyzstan • Learn how felt carpets are made in Bishkek

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