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Bishkek city tour managed by Kyrgyz office of Kalpak Travel. Tour takes place on every Sunday from 21 May until 24 September. Departures are guaranteed. Meeting point is at 9:00am at Ala Too Square and the tour ends at 5:00pm at the same place. Meals are not included in the price. For reservation please call us, send an email or book the tour on our website.
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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2024

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Robert R
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I was part of a group of 7 well-traveled Americans who used Kalpak Travel to see Uzbekistan and we had one of our best vacations ever. Luca did a fantastic job taking our interests and suggestions and putting together a perfect itinerary for us. From getting off the plane in Tashkent at 4 am and meeting our guide Abdu, to getting taken back to the airport at 4 am in Samarkand, everything went seamlessly. Abdu was extremely knowledgeable, but also, funny, personable, and engaging. He read our group perfectly -knowing when we were hungry, tired or confused by all the new information. Luca was very responsive and flexible with our last minute adjustments. I would highly recommend using Kalpak in the future.
Written March 9, 2020
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LaNyonsaise
West Midlands, UK1,038 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Couples
I found this travel company through a search for group tours of Uzbekistan and, after careful comparison of itineraries, decided to book the two week tour. The attraction was the inclusion of the Fergana Valley and Nukus in addition to the usual cities of the Silk Road and the guarantee of a maximum group of twelve.
It’s a small company and all correspondence was with the director himself in Switzerland. Luca replied very promptly except on a couple of occasions when he was busy in Central Asia. I felt that he understood our needs and requirements. All arrangements were handled well, although we did have concerns that our final payment and definitive itinerary were somewhat later than we expected.
The tour itself was first class. We were six people from Australia and Britain who got along well. Our guide Nazim spoke impeccable English (as well as Russian and Uzbek), his knowledge was encyclopaedic, he was conscientious, helpful and had a good sense of humour even after two weeks of questions from a very inquisitive and well travelled group.
The hotels were all clean and comfortable, the meals were generous and of a high standard and all the transport arrangements were very good with safe drivers, two internal flights and three train journeys. Of special note were the visits to artisans and local people’s homes for meals, demonstrations, discussions and even entertainment. The insight into the lives of people of various ethnic groups was a true privilege. Uzbekistan is much more than the Silk Road and we can highly recommend this trip to a rarely visited country by a company that provides personal service.
Written May 29, 2024
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Tourist58823
3 contributions
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Mar 2023 • Friends
Uzbekistan Tour- The interaction with Kalpak prior to and post booking was easy. They were very fast in responding to questions. The itinerary covered all the highlights of this fascinating and friendly country. The guide was exceptional with great in depth knowledge which he communicated clearly with excellent English (totally fluent) The arrangements all ran smoothly and at no time did we feel rushed or missing out on anything. The standard of vehicles was high and all were in good condition. The drivers were all safe which is important on inter town roads where some of the driving can be "interesting". Overall a great tour organised efferently and at a fair price - We will certainly use Kalpak on our next Stans trip
Written April 25, 2023
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Franklin J. Hogue
Macon, GA2 contributions
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Mar 2020
The guide you get can make or break your experience in a new place. Abdu Samadov and Kalpak Travel together made our visit to Uzbekistan a lifetime memory. I was in the group of 7 with robertrS8498GF (see his review) and concur with him that this trip was arranged to perfection, starting with an arrival in Tashkent a half-hour earlier than expected but there was Abdu to greet us and give us our first of many positive impressions of him and your company.

Uzbekistan is a beautiful country with wonderful people. If you have never been, or perhaps never even thought of Uzbekistan as a travel destination, change your ways and add it to your list. But, by all means, go with Kalpak Travel and, if at all possible, insist on experiencing the country with Abdu Samadov--intelligent, educated, interesting, personable, kind, flexible, funny, and a sorcerer with an iPhone camera.
Written March 9, 2020
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Lydia D
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Oct 2022
We booked an 8 day Best of Uzbekistan trip and added 3 nights so we could fly direct from the UK. Luca was absolutely brilliant with suggestions for places to go and sites to visit to make best use of the time, he arranged drivers, guides, meals and hotels and they were all excellent. We visited Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Shakrisabz and Tashkent, each very different from one another but all really interesting, welcoming and as photographers offered great shots. In Samarkand we had dinner in a local property and a plov cooking demonstration, great fun and as the lone vegetarian, I can put my hand on my heart and say I had an excellent meal!
Written October 13, 2022
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TravelerToo
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The Best of Central Asia Tour with Kalpak Travel was the trip of a lifetime. Luca, the founder of Kalpak Travel, was engaged and responsive from the moment I inquired about this trip following the Silk Road through the 5 Stans of Central Asia. He was quick to answer emails (When does that man sleep?), offered suggestions, and provided needed information about the tour details and even general information on other travelers.

Kalpak did an excellent job of coordinating all aspects of the visit, including visas, flights, guides, and hotels. The hotels were very nice and exceeded my pre-trip expectations. The itinerary was fantastic, much more comprehensive than other tours which I considered and our trip leader and local guides were top notch. I feel fortunate to have spent the 24 days of this trip with an interesting, fun, international group of 10 other travelers.

For anyone interested in Central Asia, look no further than Kalpak Travel. What an amazing experience.
Written July 15, 2023
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Pat H
Thames Ditton, UK153 contributions
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May 2022 • Friends
We loved our tour of Uzbekistan! From the start of the process Luca was very helpful and provided lots of information, then when we had to reschedule twice because of the pandemic he moved the booking on and kept the price the same. As we got closer to actually going we had lots of questions which Luca answered very comprehensively. The organisation of the tour was excellent and our guide Umid was exceptional. Uzbekistan was a long time coming because of the pandemic but it fully lived up to our expectations and Kalpak was a big part of that. Would recommend highly.
Written July 17, 2022
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Paul M
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Sep 2021
Thank you Luca for a truly amazing trip to Uzbekistan.

The entire week was organized without a hitch thanks to our guide Mirzabek Ruzmetov. His encyclopedic knowledge of the country and delightful stories of local characters kept us entertained for many hours.

We were impressed by the choice of hotels which were very clean and comfortable. The food was a revelation as we had expected rather stodgy fare but were served tasty and healthy varieties of dishes.

Again, thank you and we will certainly recommend Kalpak Travel to all adventurous spirits we meet along the way.
Written September 24, 2021
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linda b
3 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Friends
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In April/May 2024, we visited Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. The trip included travel by plane, train, and van, and was a great value for our money. Luca, Kalpak's owner, was always available, before, during, and after the trip. The travel, accommodations, and food were amazing. And our guides, Aygul Aranlyyeva (Turkmenistan), Aybek Permanov (Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan), Timur Kaskenor (Uzbekistan), Shakhboz Akramzadeh (Tajikistan), and Veronika Derunova (Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) were all incredibly knowledgable, personable, accommodating, and were able to answer all the questions from our very inquisitive group of 10 travel friends. We could not have asked for a better experience and highly recommend that anyone with a desire to learn-- visit Central Asia, learn about this important part of our world and collective history, challenge your assumptions, and certainly engage Kalpak Travel.
Written May 15, 2024
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Caymus97
Zug, Switzerland3 contributions
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Jun 2023
Kalpak organized a tailor-made 2 week trip touring the Stans. Luca was very helpful with advice in the planning stage already given the current situation in terms of the land border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
The chosen travel route included all 5 countries, even though Almaty (Kazakhstan) was only chosen to have easier access to Kyrgyzstan given above reason. I am an experienced traveler but the lack of knowledge of Russian led me to the decision to engage drivers or guides to make the experience more relaxing. Kalpak organized the entire trip, including the Turkmenistan visa and invitation letter. Given all the border crossing, drivers, guides, planes and trains it was a true pleasure to say that everything worked out well even with flexibility asked for changes form our side. Luca was available online when needed. I can only give Kalpak the best of a review given how great, enjoyable and relaxing the entire trip was taking in account everything we covered in 2 weeks. Thank you!
Written July 12, 2023
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