An introduction to Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan) Travel and Group Holidays with Wendy Wu Tours

CENTRAL ASIA Overview

Kyrgyzstan

Time - Kyrgyzstan is 4 hours behind Australian EST

Language - The official national language is Kyrgy, however, English and Russian are widely spoken.

Entry Requirements - Passports must be valid for six months beyond the length of stay. For travellers to Kyrgyzstan, Visas are not required for Australian passport holders for stays of up to 60 days. Visas are required for Australian travellers to Uzbekistan, the price of which is included in the fully inclusive price of our group tours for Australian passport holders (providing all applications are received by Wendy Wu Tours within the required visa processing time frame). We require all passports to be sent to our office 90 days prior to departure.

ISSY KUL

The landscape surrounding Issy Kul embraces amazing scenery. In the south it is possible to see trails of the ancient civilisations and caravanserais established along the Silk Road route, dating back to the 5th Century when the route passed between China’s Xinjiang Province and Bishkek.

BISHKEK

Located at the foot of the Alatau Mountains and part of the Tian Shan Range, Bishkek was originally established by Silk Road traders. Upon independence in 1991 it became the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

Uzbekistan

Time - Uzbekistan is 5 hours behind Australian EST

Language - The official national language is Uzbek, however, English and Russian are widely spoken.

Entry Requirements - Passports must be valid for six months beyond the length of stay. For travellers to Kyrgyzstan, Visas are not required for Australian passport holders for stays of up to 60 days. Visas are required for Australian travellers to Uzbekistan, the price of which is included in the fully inclusive price of our group tours for Australian passport holders (providing all applications are received by Wendy Wu Tours within the required visa processing time frame). We require all passports to be sent to our office 90 days prior to departure.

BUKHARA

Central Asia’s holiest city has a history dating back more than 1,000 years. It is considered to be the cultural centre with the Old Town referred to as an architectural wonder, offering a glimpse of pre-Russian tradition with its many fortresses and medressahs.

TASHKENT

Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan and dates back to the 3rd Century. The city’s Silk Road heritage is retained in the Chorsu Bazaar and museums, while the modern city has interesting Soviet relics, statues and architecture.

SAMARKAND

The city of Samarkand is one of Central Asia’s oldest settlements and has great significance to the Silk Road. Made famous by James Flecker’s poem, The Golden Road to Samarkand, no other city is more reminiscent of the Silk Road’s history.

CENTRAL ASIA Group Tours

Group Tour Name Prices From No of Days Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Road to Samarkand $7,899 26

CENTRAL ASIA Short Stays

Private short stay packages for the independent traveller.

 

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