Hello dear traveller,
Let us present you wonderful tours in five stan countries of Central Asia! First of all, let's have a look how they are different from each other, these countries as Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. We wrote down the countries in such an order not by chance. It will be best to organize a Silk Road tour in such a consequence according to logistics. Or you can combine two or three of them as you wish and rent a car from us.
What you should not miss in Turkmenistan is to see white marble city of Ashgabat, touch the ruins of ancient Nisa, Merv, and Kunya Urgench, take a photo by the edge of Darwaza gas crater, enjoy the moon like landscape of Yangi Kala canyons, go down the cave to see the underground lake Kow -Ata. These and many other attractions are waiting for you to discover during your tours in Turkmenistan.
Uzbekistan is the most touristic country among the others and is justified by a big abundance of architecture left in a great condition from the medieval ages. You will see countless of castles, mausoleums, mosques, and madrasahs in cities of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva.
Tajikistan will be a total contrast to the previous two countries with high passes, emerald-green lakes, crushing cliffs and rivers. The main highlight is the Pamir Highway with more than 7,000 meters tops, but there are other mountain chains like Fann and Zeravshan not inferior in beauty and majesty. Tour to Tajikistan will give you a spirit of adventure and extreme. You can also rent a car here.
Kyrgyzstan is close to Tajikistan and is also mountainous, but has an exceptional landscape varying from lowland valleys, forests and high mountains. You will be amazed by nomadic culture, learn the traditions and watch spectacular shows of horse games, eagle show, folklore and felt carpet shows. Here we offer great chance to experience on a car for rent without a driver.
Kazakhstan will be a great ending of the Silk Road tour as well as a country for a separate visit. It has beautiful nature with lakes, national parks, mountains, steppes, as well as architectural monuments like in Turkestan, Otrar, Almaty. You can combine both nature and culture.
Our company can provide you all types of tours to each of these countries separately, and combine some with each other. We have a big experience in organizing custom-made tours and will be happy to share it with you. Come and join us!
Horse games and other national games
We are glad to see you travelling in Kyrgyzstan and inform you about nomads, horse games and other national games. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you are going to hear about nomads who used to show their strength by professional horse riding. When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you will see that, all national games are related with horses.
During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you are going to get acquainted with the competitive team game Kok-Boru. It consists of two teams of 8 people. Their purpose is to throw the dead goat into the opponent's goal. We have to admit that, it is very difficult to throw 20-pound carcass.
In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will be impressed how Kyrgyz horses are strong and endurant. The next amazing game you are going to see in your tours in Kyrgyzstan is Erenish. It is almost same as Kok - Boru, but riders must to throw an opponent off the horse. We are sure that, you will like it in your in Kyrgyzstan. We present to your attention the next interesting game you must take a part in your tours in Kyrgyzstan is Kyz-Kuumai.
"Kyz Kuumai" game is used to be popular among nomads. We would like to tell you that, eastern men are always conquered loved ones by singing serenades under their windows as well as writing poems, but Kyrgyz prefer to show their power by perfect horse riding. When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you will find out that, "Kyz - Kuumai" is translated as "Catch up the girl". In general, this game is used to be part of wedding tradition. Actually, the game consists of bride and groom, where a groom must to catch a bride and kiss her. If bride doesn't want to marry him, she has right to hit him. We are sure that, you will love this game in your tours in Kyrgyzstan.
We would like to present you next game in your tours in Kyrgyzstan is wrestling-alysh. It is considered to be national wide - spread game in Greco-Roman and free style wrestling. There is also intellectual game as toguz korgool. The main features of this game are based on improving intellectual abilities and military strategic thinking.
When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you will be told about eagle hunting which used be an important part of Kyrgyz culture in the 12th and 13th centuries. It is important to note that, an excellent eagle and good horse cost the same price
Travelling in Kyrgyzstan will give you opportunity to get acquainted with berkutchi. Berkutchi has opportunity to domesticate and train eagles; they are also respected among Kyrgyz and foreigners as well. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will be told that, berkutchi can afford to provide enough meat not only for a family but for a whole village as well. We are sure that, you will like it in your tours in Kyrgyzstan. Furthermore, skill of berkutchi are possible not for everyone. It is passed from generation to generation as well as it is expensive entertainment.
During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will have opportunity to see the berkut (golden eagles). They are famous due to their golden feathers at the back of head. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will see them hunting on hares, foxes and lynxes. It is important to note that, female birds are bigger and can hunt even wolves. The average life of a golden eagle is 40-50 years. Tours in Kyrgyzstan will inform that, birds must be caught in young age and trained by one person 3-4 years and only after 20 years, they will have opportunity to find mate and nest. Eagle pairs stay together for life. When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, we recommend you to come from late October due to eagle season which will last for about 4 months. You will be impressed not only by eagles but hawks and falcons as well in your tour in Kyrgyzstan.