Five Stans Adventure is based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. But that doesn’t suggest that we work specifically in Uzbekistan. In fact, our specialty covers all of the Central Asia tours! If you’re looking to visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan – or all of them – we are the premier tour operator in Central Asia!
Many people are unaware that Kazakhstan covers an area the size of Europe, but with good planning you can visit the most ancient cities (Turkistan), most modern cities (Astana), and everything in between. This difference gives the traveler a fascinating perspective of Kazakh culture and society.
When people think of Kyrgyzstan they think of mountains, and no Central Asia tours would be complete without a trip through them – or to the top! There are 158 mountain ranges in this small country and the only challenge you face is to decide which one to see. While most people spend time in the dynamic capital city of Bishkek and enjoy the local hospitality, others like to spend a day or two in the mountains on horseback.
Tajikistan should be at the top of the list for those travelers going on a Central Asia tours. Many empires throughout history have claimed this area, notably the Sogdiana and more recently the Soviet Union. To this day archaeologists are discovering more artifacts left behind by the Sogdians in Penjakent and continues to be a popular stop for travelers.
Turkmenistan is one of the more neglected countries of the region, but this will change as more as more people learn about the region. As a part of your Central Asia tours you will visit Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, but you will quickly learn that Merv was one of the greatest cities of the Islamic world during medieval times and still possess the architectural wonders of that era.
Greg has lived and worked in Central Asia since 1997. His hands-on understanding of the people, culture, and tourist destinations provides our clients the opportunity to feel comfortable knowing that they are in good hands. His travels throughout Central Asia have given him the opportunity to interact with many professionals in the tourism industry that enables him to providing the highest quality of services anywhere in the world.