Central Asia FourStans Tour – Explore Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

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Central Asia Four Stans Tour - Explore Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

Central Asia Four Stans Tour

  • Vehicle
    Air Flights, Trains, Cars
  • Group Size
  • Accomodation
    3*; 4*
  • Best season
    Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Tour type
    Cultural, traditional, historical, excursion tour
  • Language
    EN, DE, ES, RU, IT, FR

Trip code: #4StansTour

Experience the Grandeur of Central Asia - Four Stans Cultural and Historical Tour

Experience the ultimate luxury tour in Central Asia’s Four Stan’s with our expertly crafted itinerary. From the rich cultural heritage of Uzbekistan to the rugged landscapes of Kyrgyzstan, our tour promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Immerse yourself in the region’s fascinating history and indulge in the finest accommodations and cuisine. Book your Tour in Central Asia now and embark on a journey of a lifetime!

Join our exclusive Four Stans tour and delve into the heart of Central Asia

  • Cultural Heritage: Exploring the rich tapestry of Central Asian culture through its famous madrassas, mosques, and historical sites connected to figures like Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great.
  • Scenic Landscapes: Witnessing the rugged natural beauty, from the steppe of Kazakhstan to the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
  • Architectural Wonders: Marveling at the unique and intricate architecture that reflects the region's historical significance along the Silk Road.
  • Culinary Delights: Savoring the flavors of Central Asian cuisine, including pilaf, samsa, lagman, and fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • Hospitality: Experiencing the renowned hospitality of the local people, which is an integral part of the region's culture.
  • Diverse Activities: Enjoying a range of activities from cultural tours to hiking and historical excursions, catering to various interests.
  • Explore ancient cities, savor traditional cuisine, and marvel at the architectural wonders of the Silk Road.
  • Bukhara Central Asia
  • Samarkand Central Asia
  • shop Asia
  • Silk Road
  • Tamerlan
  • Uzbekistan

Itinerary: Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan - Uzbekistan

Arrival in Almaty
At the international airport of Almaty you will be met by our driver, with the sign Minzifa Travel.
Transfer to hotel.
Check in to the hotel (early check in is not included)
Afternoon 3-4 hours sightseeing tour. The city of Almaty was the capital of independent Kazakhstan from 1991 to 1997.
In 1997, the capital was moved to Nur-Sultan, and since then Almaty has been called the southern capital of Kazakhstan.
Almaty remains the main commercial center of the country. The city is located in the mountainous region of southern
Kazakhstan. Almaty is the largest and the most developed city, with ethnic and cultural diversity of Kazakhstan.
You will visit Historical Museum. In the evening we will go to Kok-Tobe mountains to look at the panorama of the city.
The tour ends with a trip from the top of the hill to the city center on the famous cable car.
Overnight in Almaty

Breakfast at the hotel
Today you will have a trip to the Charyn Canyon. This is one of the unique natural monuments of Kazakhstan. The canyon is about 12 million years old and amazes with its vertical cliffs, reminiscent of ancient castles, created under the influence of wind, sun and rain. It will take you about 3 hours to reach the canyon. Meanwhile, you will be told a lot of interesting things about the history and nature of this region, the Kazakh people as well as their life and traditions.
As soon as you see the Charyn Canyon, you will immediately forget about the long distance you traveled and be amazed by the beauty and magnificence of the canyon. You can admire the grandiose panorama and then walk through the labyrinth of the Valley of Castles with its inaccessible walls hanging over you.
Then transfer to the village of Saty.
Overnight at the guest house in Saty.

Breakfast | Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning we will drive 15 km to Kaindy lake. It is located among a magnificent pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level and is famous for its origin. The lake was formed in 1911 as a result of a powerful earthquake, which caused a landslide that blocked the valley with a natural dam. Thus, the water flooded this valley. The water in the lake is very cold, so the needle tops of the flooded trees are well preserved and visible through the transparent surface of the water, and the dry stalks of fir trees come to the surface, like the masts of an underwater squadron.
Then you will return to Saty village for lunch. Afterwards you will go 15 km to Kolsai Lake. This is a very beautiful lake with an abundance of mushrooms and located far from civilization.
After the walk, I returned to Saty village.
Overnight is at the guest house.

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast you will go to Almaty airport. The journey takes about 4-5 hours.
Evening flight to Bishkek.
Overnight in Bishkek


Breakfast in the hotel.

Check out from Bishkek hotel


After breakfast a short city tour of Bishkek. It includes:

  • visiting Pobeda Square (Victory Square), 
  • Duboviy Park (Oak Park),
  • Central Ala-Too Square. 

After the excursion, drive to further to Karakol town

Bishkek - Burana Tower ( 85 km, 1h 35 min)

On route you will visit Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open-air museum of Balbals (stone warriors).

Burana tower - Cholpon Ata (201 km, 3 h) 

Today you will be transferred to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608 m above sea level). The lake is called “the pearl of Central Asia”. Also we will visit today a place with ancient stone patterns –

Petroglyphs in Cholpon Ata 

Cholpon Ata - Karakol town ( 142 km, 2 h 10 min)  

After a short excursion further drive to Karakol town. In Karakol we will visit the Dungan mosque. It was built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. This will be followed by the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church.

Night is in a hotel in Karakol.


Karakol - Jeti Oguz ( 22 km, 25 min) 

Breakfast in hotel

Check-out from Karakol cottage 

Today we will drive to Jeti Oguz gorge. It’s famous for its red rocks formations that have a name Seven Bulls – Jeti Oguz.

Also you will see there the Broken Heart Mountain. If you want it is possible to go on a top of a mountain (20 minutes) to see a panorama view of the gorge. 

Jeti Oguz - Bokonbayeva ( 122 km, 2 h 5 min)

Then we continue our trip, driving in Bokonbaeva village, where we will meet a local eagle-hunter. He hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles (a traditional way of nomadic hunting).

Bokonbaevo - Karakol (135 km, 2 h 20 min)

Check in to Karakol hotel

Night in Karakol Hotel

Breakfast | Dinner

Karakol - Moldo Ashu pass  - Naryn Valley - Kochkor ( 421 km, 7 h)  

Breakfast in hotel

Today we start our drive to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan – Son Kul Lake. This lake is surrounded by mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level. Kyrgyz nomads started to come to this wonderful area with their families for rest and relaxation.

After our arrival, you will have lunch and then drive to Moldo Ashuu Pass (3201 m). It is considered one of the most beautiful passes in Kyrgyzstan. From the top of Moldo Ashu Pass, you can see almost the entire road winding up to the pass. It also affords spectacular views of the Naryn Valley and some stunning mountain ranges to the south.

In Kochkor village you will spend some time with a family that will show you the way our national felt carpets are produced. Also, you will visit a small handicraft museum there

Overnight in Kochkor Guest House

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Kochkor - Bishkek ( 200 km, 3 h)  

Breakfast at Guest House 

After meeting with locals, we will drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek city.

The road to the city goes through 33 parrots pass (3 133 m).

Transfer to Bishkek airport.

Evening flight Bishkek - Osh.
17:30 - 18:10 (subject to change )

Upon arrival in Osh, transfer to hotel (10 km, 25 min) check-in, accommodation in a hotel, rest.

Overnight in hotel in Osh


Breakfast at the hotel.

07:00 Check out from Osh hotel

Transfer to the Kyrgyz-uzbek border Dustlik. (93 km, 2 h)  

 Land Border crossing !!! Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan!

Border pass (you will go through border passing procedures, be aware, that you will be crossing the border on your own, you and your luggage might be searched - standart borders procedure)

Meeting on the Uzbek side of the border with the Uzbek driver 

So we go from the Dustlik border via Ferghana to the city of Margilan (Drive is about 1 hour with no guide)

So we go from the Dustlik border via Ferghana to the city of Margilan. The city is located 12 km from Fergana and is one of the oldest cities in the Fergana Valley. Since ancient times, Margilan has been famous for its fine silk and ikat patterns.

Visit to the artisan center (where you can see the processes of silk production)

Break for lunch at a local teahouse     

Margilan - Rishtan (50 km, 51 min)    

Our next stop is in Rishtan, a city that has been famous for its ceramics since ancient times. Ceramics of Rishtan are distinguished by rich decor, in which blue color prevails. This unique blue ishkor glaze is made by hand from natural mineral pigments and ashes from mountain plants. Today, every third family in Rishtan produces ceramics. The tour program includes a visit to the pottery workshop

Visit to the Hamza house-museum

Rishtan - Kokand ( 45 km, 53 min)  

Also visit the workshop for the manufacture of woolen rugs Gafurov Bakhromjon (village Ok Yer, mahalla Kumarik).

Next stop - Kokand we will visit the 19th century palace of Khudayar Khan. After losing his power over his dominions, Khudayar Khan spent all his money and energy decorating his city with many elegant mosques, madrasahs and his huge palace with its 113 ornate rooms - 19 of which are currently open as a museum. Another beautiful monument is the mausoleum of Modari Khan - a tomb for all women, relatives of the Khan.

Diner in Kokand

Transfer to hotel, check-in, accommodation, rest

Overnight at the hotel in Kokand.


Breakfast in hotel

Check out from Kokand hotel

Transfer to Patar Border post (57 km, 1 h)

Land Border crossing !!! Uzbekistan - Tajikistan!

Border crossing formalities. Make sure you have all the proper documents. You might be searched.

After you pass the uzbek - tajik border, meeting with our Tajik guide. 

Transfer to the Khujand city (80 km 1 h 35 min) , and visit:

  Bazar Panjshanbe; 

  Mosque / Mausoleum of Sheikh Muslihiddin.

Panjshanbe market, speaking in Eastern "Bazaar", is located in the heart of Khujand, and opposite it stands the mausoleum of Sheikh Muslihiddin. The Bazaar consists of the main pavilion and many shops, tents, and shops adjacent to it. It is always very noisy here, as not only residents of the city come to shop, but also guests from nearby villages.

One of the main historical center of ancient Khujand is the ancient mausoleum of Sheikh Muslihiddin-poet, ruler, Wonderworker. Despite numerous destructions and reconstructions, the mausoleum is still a harmonious ensemble, giving an idea of the medieval architecture of the city.

Khujand - Istaravshan ( 80 km, 1 h 15 min)

Transfer to the Istaravshan city. Istaravshan one of the oldest cities, where will visit:

  Fortress Mug-Teppa; 

  Old city; Local Bazar. 

Documents which found on mountain Mug - letters, economic records, contracts-allowed to establish that at the beginning of the 8th century our days the castle was the last refuge of the Sogdian ruler Penjikent Devashtich, who was hiding there from the Arab conquerors. The castle is mentioned in the Arabic sources as the castle of Abgar (Alargar).

The archive of documents is currently stored in the Institute of Oriental manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and material finds - in the Hermitage.

Istaravshan - Dushanbe ( 230 km, 4 h 20 min)  

Transfer to Dushanbe city. After arrival check in to Dushanbe hotel. accommodation and free time.

Overnight in Dushanbe hotel


Start day with the history and culture. Will visit Hissar. Which is 35 km and 40 min far from Dushanbe. Have a tour of Hissar fortress. Lunch.
Continue city tour – Kokhi Navruz Palace, Botanical Garden, Market Mehrgon.

For the first time the word " Hissar "("Hisor"), as the name of a settlement, city or administrative center is mentioned in the 11th century. Then this word denoted the settlement, where the state troops were located, and the craft developed. In ancient times, the city was the center of the most independent part of the Samanid state.
The former residence of Bek, the Governor of Bukhara Emir, is located 26 km West of the capital. The fortress with walls 1 m thick, with loopholes for guns and cannons was guarded by guards. Inside there was a swimming pool and a garden. The main entrance was reached by large staircases and terraces lined with brick. To this day, unfortunately, they have not survived, as, indeed, the entire building of the Palace. The only thing that remains of the fortress is a monumental gate of burnt brick with two cylindrical towers, between which there is a pointed arch, so most of the gates of Bukhara were built in the 18th-19th centuries. But even this fragment today looks very majestic and impressive.

Initially buiding "Kohi Navruz" (Palace of Nowruz) was planned as a teahouse, but during the construction become into a palace. "Kohi Navruz" has - 12 unusual halls, each of which is made in a special style. The complex has an art room, a banquet hall, a lounge room with carved stone trim, plaster room decorated with mirrors, two VIP rooms. At the same time building is ready to place 3200 guests.
Market Hall "Mehrgon" in the capital of Tajikistan Dushanbe attracts the attention of tourists not only the variety of products offered here, but also its unique architecture. The market, located in the center of Dushanbe, due to its architectural building is considered one of the most beautiful in Central Asia. The three-storey market building was built in 2014. The roof of the building is supported by columns made in the Oriental style. Part of the roof of the market is made in the form of a glass pyramid, so that the building from above freely penetrates sunlight.


Today we have a day tour to Iskanderkul lake, known as Alexander the Great lake.
We will drive 140 km in 3 – 3,5 hours. On the way I will go through Pass and Tunnel Anzob. Upon arrival we will walk to the lake to take pictures and enjoy the breathtaking views. Later we have a short hike to the grand Fann Niagara waterfall (1.5 km, 20 min), and Snake lake. After that, I will drive to another side of the lake to see the cave and springs.
After finishing, I will drive to the Sarytag village and accommodate.
Iskanderkul is a mountain lake in Tajikistan on the Northern slopes of the Hissar range in the fann mountains.
The name of the lake Iskanderkul comes from "Iskander" - so in the East called Alexander the great, and "Kul" - which in Turkic languages means lake. That is, it is the lake of Alexander the great.
According to legend, during his conquests, Alexander the great stopped for a halt on the shore of the lake, and his favorite horse Bucephalus caught a cold after drinking the icy water of Iskanderkul. When he recovered, he climbed a high rock, and threw himself into the water. Alexander waited a few days, and leaving at the lake grooms, took his army. And since then, at the full moon on Iskanderkul you can see a snow-white horse that comes out of the water to graze on the picturesque shore

Overnight in village


Breakfast in Guest House
In the morning we have a short walk around the village and drive to Panjakent city.
Today we will visit:
Panjakent Local Bazar
Ancient town SARAZM - UNESCO World Heritage Site - 5500 years
Sarazm is the oldest settlement of the settled peoples of Central Asia, who lived from the fourth millennium to the end of the third millennium BC. In 2010, it was included in the World Heritage List. It is located on the territory of Tajikistan, 15 km west of the district center Penjikent, on the left bank of the Zeravshan River. Well-preserved palace and religious buildings, public and residential buildings are of great historical and cultural value. Artifacts made of metal and stone, as well as numerous jewelry made of precious stones and worked shells, were found at the site. The settlement is located within the Bactrian-Margian archaeological complex. The destruction of the settlement coincides with the invasion of this territory by nomadic Indo-Iranian tribes.
The name "Sarazm" comes from the Tajik word "sarzamin" (beginning of the earth).

Transfer to the border Tajikistan - Uzbekistan border

On the Uzbek side you will be met by uzbek driver
Transfer to Samarkand
Accommodation, rest
Overnight in Samarkand


Samarkand City Tour

Breakfast at hotel

10:00 A full day guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand.
Gur-Emir Mausoleum (“the grave of Emir”).
Registan square, which was the center of Samarkand during centuries. Registan Square is a complex of three monuments: Ulugbek Madrassah (15 th century), Sher-Dor Madrassah (17 century) and Tilla-Kari Madrassah (17 century).

13:00 Break for lunch

Bibi Khanym mosque (the 15th century) it was the biggest mosque in CA
Siyob Bazaar (shopping time)
Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, where you will find a complex consisting of more than twenty buildings, unique in Central Asia.

Duration of tour: 5-6 hours

Free time in Samarkand

Overnight in Samarkand hotel


Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 Country excursion 30 km from Samarkand:
The paper factory of Cunha Meros (a re-created manual production of ancient paper from the mulberry tree, here you will see the entire process of paper production)
The Ulugbek Observatory is a unique structure of the 15th century, at the moment there is a fragment of the measuring instrument "Sulce Fakhri"
The Mausoleum of the Prophet Daniel is a holy place of worship for the three religions of the Muslim, Christian and Jewish
Museum Afrosiyeb - Ancient city of Samarkand.
Lunch in Chayhana
The duration of the excursion program is 3-4 hours.
Transfer to railway station
Departure from Samarkand to Bukhara
Arrival in Bukhara
Transfer to hotel
Overnight in Bukhara


Breakfast in the hotel
10:00 Start of the excursion program in Bukhara.
Visit to the Mausoleum of Ismail Samani
The mausoleum of Chashma Ayub (the well of Job), is located near the Samanid Mausoleum.
Visit the Bolo House mosque of the 18-20th century.
Fortress Ark-Citadel of Emir of Bukhara.
Lunch in the local teahouse
Continuation of the sightseeing tour:
The Poi Kalyan complex includes the Kalon Mosque and the Kalyan Minaret, the Mir-Arab Madrassah,
Madrasah of Ulugbek and Abdulazizhan,
Ancient trading domes,
The Magoki-Attori Mosque of the 12th century
Lyabi Hauz Complex, consisting of three architectural monuments: Kukeldash Madrasah, Nodir Divan-Begi and Khanaka Madrasah of the 17th century.
Duration of the excursion program: 5 - 6 hours
Night in the hotel of Bukhara


Breakfast in the hotel
10:00 Excursion program outside the city:
A trip to the summer palace of the Emir of Bukhara "Sitorai Mohi Hosa".
The mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi, the founder of the Sufi order of Nashbandi,
"Chor Bakr" - Necropolis, Unique Monument of "Chor Minor" 1807 -1809.
Lunch in the local teahouse, where they cook the most delicious shish kebab in Uzbekistan
14:00 Departure to Khiva
The road to Khiva through the Kyzylkum Desert (Red Sands) is the 11th largest desert in the world. During the journey, a stop will be made near the Amu Darya River so that you can enjoy the magnificent scenery.
21:00 Arrival time to Khiva, transfer to the hotel, rest
Free time in Khiva
Overnight in Khiva Hotel



10:00 Guided sightseeing program in Khiva and its surroundings.
Khiva city tour in Ichan Kala inner city.

10:00 Guided sightseeing program in Khiva:
Khiva’s old city, known as Ichan Kala, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the carpet workshop. Guided sightseeing program in Khiva:
You will see palaces with the rich mosaic, unique beautiful minarets, madrassas and mosques such as:
Kunya-Ark Fortress,
Pahlavan Mahmud complex ,
Tash-Khawli Palace (Harem),
Kalta-Minor Minaret,
Islam Khoja Complex.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
Visit woodcarving and carpet workshops.
Juma Mosque and Minaret,
Minaret and Mosque of Khodja-Islam,
Tim of Ala-Kuli Khan,
Madrassah of Abdulla-Khan,
Madrassah of Muhamad Amin-Khan ,
Madrassah of Muhamad Rakhim-Khan,
Walls and gates.

Duration of tour: 5 - 6 hours
Free time in Khiva

Overnight in Khiva


Breakfast at hotel
Meet your driver at hotel and Transfer to Urgench airport
Departure from Urgench to Tashkent by plane
Arrival in Tashkent

Transfer to hotel
Free time in Tashkent!

Overnight in Tashkent hotel

Duration: 5 - 6 hour

Breakfast at hotel

14:00 Sightseeing program around the center of Tashkent.
Hasti Imam complex Including:
Tashkent Islamic Institute under name of Imam Bukhori
Kaffal Shashi Madrasah,
Barak Khan Madrasah,
Tillys-Sheik Mosque,
“Muyi Muborak” Madrasah and Library, where the holy Al-Qur'an, the world's oldest one, stained with the blood of Caliph Usman who was reading it at the time of his assassination in Medina in ad656. “Muyi Muborak” means 'the sacred hair', a reference to a holy relic held here: a hair said to have belonged to the Prophet Muhammad
The Biggest Juma Mosque in Tashkent
Chor-Su Bazaar (market) (the one of the biggest bazaars in Tashkent).
The Museum of Applied Arts
Amir Timur Square
Duration of tour: 4-5 hours

Overnight in Tashkent hotel

Duration: 4 - 5 hour

Transfer to Tashkent International Airport
Departure from Tashkent Flight:

End of Tour!




20 breakfast, 4 dinner, 2 lunch


Air Flights, Trains, Cars


  • Hotel (Almaty) (1 night)
  • Guest House (Saty) (1 night)
  • Guest House (1 night)
  • Hotel Bishkek (1 night)
  • Hotel Karakol (1 night)
  • Guest House Kochkor village (1 night)
  • Yurt camp Son Kul lake (1 night)
  • Hotel (Osh) (1 night)
  • Hotel Tashkent (3 night)
  • Hotel Dushanbe (2 night)
  • Guest House Sarytag village (1 night)
  • Hotel Samarkand (2 night)
  • Hotel Bukhara (2 night)
  • Hotel Khiva (2 night)


  • All transfer and transportation during the whole tour (according itinerary)
  • Accommodation based on Double bedroom at boutique hotels (according itinerary
  • Breakfast at hotels
  • Accompanied by local certified English speaking Tour Leader/Guide During the whole itinerary.
  • Entrance tickets to all indicated sightseeings in program


“Please note that we use a local supplier for your arrival airport transfer. As tourism is a growing industry in Central Asia, your driver may not speak English.”

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$8,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
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$7,738 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $403 USD

$7,738 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $403 USD


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Timur Alimov

Dear friends!

My name is Timur Alimov, and I represent our group of travel experts in Uzbekistan and Central Asia. Our travel experts will guide you through Uzbekistan and Central Asia. For the past ten years we have been gathering and guiding groups of more then 10000 happy travelers. We can show the country through the eyes of the locals, as if you come not as a tourist, but as a guest visiting friends. We give to our travelers only the routes that we checked personally or it was checked by our guides. Some members of My team has traveled this route more than 10 times, and during these trips we have made a lot of friends in each cities who become our friends and help us.

Our travel company office is based in Bukhara, but our travel experts are set in each country we represent. Company is officially registered and has certificates and tourist licenses # T-0087 Unique Travel issued by state gov of Uzbektourism.

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