Preparing for Your Central Asia Tours

Preparing for Your Central Asia Tours
Nov 06, 2015
By Greg Stephenson

On the face of it, traveling can seem like such a simple affair. Some of my experienced friends can quickly put their affairs in order and be on a plane in no time. For the rest of us, this isn’t a realistic approach, especially when you’re about to embark on a Central Asia tours. To help alleviate any qualms or misgivings you may have, I’d like to humbly submit my list of suggestions.

  • Passport: Get your passport now. If you’ve got one, verify home much time it has until it expires. Most countries will not issue a visa if your passport expires in 6 months, so keep yourself updated. To be on the safe side, apply a 9 month expiration rule to yourself.
  • Airline/Hotel Loyalty Programs: Check you airline for any points you have accumulated through the years. After all, you might have a perk or two that you didn’t know about. Your credit cards are a good source for travel perks, too. Many people check their programs four times a year to keep them up to date because businesses are known to delete your account if it hasn’t been used. Also, sign up for loyalty programs if you haven’t already done that.
  • How’s your luggage?: Take a look at your luggage for any signs of wear and tear. Of course, you can always buy new luggage during your Central Asia tours, but why do you want to waste time in a store when you could be at the Registan?
  • Make a List: What do you want to see during your Central Asia tours? While this may seem a tad intimidating, it’s possible to arrange an itinerary that simultaneously fits your budget includes the best of Central Asia.
  • Travel Apps: Install the latest travel apps on your phone for airlines, flights, hotels, and weather.
  • Global Entry: Long-distance flights can be made easier by paying the fee to allow you to pass through customs quickly. After all, who likes to wait in line after sitting on an airplane for hours?
  • Travel Photos: Put pictures of your favorite Central Asia sites on your refrigerator, desk, or nightstand. The awe inspiring Registan or the famous Astana skyline will help keep you focused on your plans and remind you of the trip of a lifetime!
  • Plan Your Trip: Stop the negativity and make it happen! Traveling to Central Asia is easier than you think and the experiences you bring home will surpass all previous ones.
Greg Stephenson

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.

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