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Swiss-based Kalpak Travel are the authorities in organising small group and private tours to Central Asia. Unlike most tour operators, Kalpak Travel focus exclusively on Central Asia, giving them unparalleled expertise and top-quality operations. The founders, Luca and Aijan, spend most of the year in the region; researching new routes, uncovering unique experiences for their guests, and quality checking every hotel and guesthouse. Their guests come from as far afield as Australia, North America, and beyond, to get a unique insight into the fascinating culture and history of the "Five Stans."

Good to know

  • Flexible rebookings: change dates at no cost
  • Small groups, max 12 people
  • The leading Central Asia specialists

Key information

Destinations Destinations Central Asia
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Active, Trekking, Solo Travel
Tour Type Tour Type Custom itinerary, Group tour, Private tour

Testimonials

What people are saying about Kalpak Travel

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Sten-Enok, Norway
01/11/2018

I got a tip to visit the webpage for Kalpak and have not regretted since. They arrange trips to Central Asia and do it really well. They are professional, respond to inquiries instantly, are very flexible and know the region well. I was in contact with Luca for a combination of mountain biking and trekking in the Fann mountains in Tajikistan. My experience is solely positive; truly professional and passionate about the region.

Mind you, Kalpak uses local resources and is responsible tourism. I really recommend Kalpak Travel! They make astonishing trips to Central Asia and are professional, serious and responsible.

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Spencer, Australia
01/07/2018

We had a fabulous 13-day tour of Central Asia - Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan - in May/June. Luca, the owner of Kalpak Travel, has been very reliable and committed to giving excellent service. He was constantly keeping in touch during our trip to ensure that everything was running smoothly.

The guides in each city spoke excellent English and were extremely informative on all aspects of Central Asia. In Almaty, we were invited to have dinner at our tour guide's home. The food was fabulous and we had a wonderful evening….

We were very lucky to have Kalpak Travel as our tour company which exceeded our expectations with flying colours. We highly recommend Kalpak Travel if you are planning a hassle-free tour of Central Asia.

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Rebecca, USA
01/07/2018

We had a wonderful 3.5 week trip through the 5 Stans. I feel like I've seen the highlights in case I don't get the opportunity to return, but I most certainly DO want to return and see more. These are the warmest and most welcoming people I have every encountered.

My regret is that Kalpak does not arrange trips for other parts of the world, as I truly enjoyed every minute of working with them, and would love to do so again. SUPERLATIVE service.

Kalpak Travel tours

Highlights of the "Five Stans"

Explore the heart of the Silk Road

22 days From €4,580 Group tour Editor's Pick
Destinations Destinations Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Cities
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In Depth Uzbekistan

Guided tour of Uzbekistan's historical highlights

14 days From €2,590 Group tour Editor's Pick
Destinations Destinations Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, Termez, Derbent
Activity Activity Culture
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Historical cities of the Silk Road

In the footsteps of Marco Polo

15 days From €4,060 Group tour
Destinations Destinations Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Activity Activity Culture, Cities
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Best of Uzbekistan

Where the ancient and modern world collide

8 days From €1,540 Group tour
Destinations Destinations Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent
Activity Activity Culture
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Explore Kazakhstan

Overland through the giant of Central Asia

8 days From €1,590 Group tour
Destinations Destinations Nur-Sultan (Astana), Astana, Charyn Canyon, Altyn Emel National Park, Turkestan
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Culture
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Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan

Land of nomads and Silk Road traders

15 days From €2,480 Group tour
Destinations Destinations Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Culture
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Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan multisport

Exhilarating adventures far from the tourist trail

15 days From €2,840 Group tour
Destinations Destinations Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Active, Trekking, Biking, Horseback Riding
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Biking & Trekking in Tajikistan

Multisport action in the Fann Mountains

15 days From €2,270 Group tour
Destinations Destinations Yagnob Valley, Dushanbe, Fann Mountains
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Active, Trekking, Biking
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Fann & Pamir mountains

Easy-going hikes through the Pamir Mountains

20 days From €3,140 Group tour
Destinations Destinations Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Culture
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What's included

All trips with Kalpak Travel include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Included Accommodation

Kalpak trips visit a combination of quality hotels, traditional Yurt camps, guesthouses, and camping (all equipment provided). Get in touch for more information.

Included Guided excursions

Expert, English-speaking guides accompany you throughout the entire trip, giving you unique insights into the local culture and history.

Included Ground transfers

All airport collections, hotel transfers and rail journeys are included.

Included All meals

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in the price. You're not obliged to eat every meal with the group, and your guide will happily direct you to recommended local restaurants and markets if you prefer.

Included Internal flights

Domestic/internal flights are included.

Included Camping equipment

All equipment for overnight stays in Yurt camps is provided.

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