Per Person (US dollars)
|23-day Trip||US$ 8780|
|Tip Kitty||US$ 345|
Note: Single space may be available. The single Supplement is US$ 2890 for a private room.
Please call us to verify availability prior to booking.
Discounts Per-person (US dollars)
|Book before March 1, 2018||subtract $500|
|Alumni discount: For those who have previously been on one of our Private Journeys||subtract $100|
Due at time of booking - Deposit 1 - US$ 3000
Due April 15, 2018 - Deposit 2 - US$ 3000
Due June 15, 2018 - Tour Balance
Pre-tour hotel price for extra nights prior to start of tour (including breakfast, taxes & hotel fees)
US $ (Not yet available)
Just about everything!
Some parts of Central Asia can present significant challenges when it comes to getting things done, finding good food and getting around so we take this into account when planning what to include along the way.
We include many meals, transfers, transportation, hotels, guides and drivers and driver's helpers, group luggage-handlers' fees, group activities, all site admission fees and the assistance of our own staff along the way. This approach gives our guests a more carefree experience and reduces the hassle factor considerably.
Breakfasts: At most of our hotels you will wake up to a feast including breads, rolls, pastries, yogurt, fruit, cereals, eggs, meats and Asian dishes.
Lunches and Dinners: 20 lunches and 10 dinners are included. There will be a selection of Asian and Western meals throughout the trip, with an emphasis on Asian. Some restaurants will be simple and some will very nice indeed.
We include all transportation whenever the group moves from one place to another. This includes our comfortable coaches, minibuses, vans, trains and more.
We also include internal flights during the trip
Unlike many other travel companies, we include all transfers during the trip including arrival transfers from the Bishkek airport to the hotel and final departure transfers from the hotel to Ashgabat airport on the last day of your trip.
Private Guides and Drivers
In all locations we will be accompanied by a professional local guide and drivers.
Hotel accommodation in all locations
We include a wonderful selection of hotels and resorts along the way. To see details on our hotels, click "Our Hotels" on the previous webpage.
In a few locations during this trip we are using the best hotels available even though they may not meet our normal standards.
Entrance fees, park fees and other fees for all sites included in the tour.
This tour includes a significant number of historical, cultural and religious sites, each of which charges for admission. These costs are included in the tour price.
If you were to travel through this region on your own, you would be paying significant amounts for each of these items, separately on the spot, every day.
We include a comprehensive Trip Planning Guide which is distributed about four months prior to departure.
We also provide a pre-departure package containing detailed instructions for your arrival, a comprehensive packing list, contact numbers and more.
As well, along the way, we issue scores of local maps and related information.
Plus we include the full support of the TrailFinders' Tour Leader and a few surprises along the way.
The payment of group tips is administered by TrailFinders staff during the journey on behalf of our guests, thereby freeing them from the hassles of reaching in their pocket every few hours to tip guides, drivers, train crews, assistants, facilitators, hotel staff and so on. The tip amounts are collected from our guests at time of booking and while they are not technically "included in the tour price" they are collected ahead of time to avoid inconveniencing our guests during the trip.
What's not included?
We do not include the following specific items in the price of our land tour.
- International air between Canada and Asia. We are experts in international airfares and can help you decide which routing and airline would be best for you. Please call us at 613-789-1900 or 888-765-7662 and we can discuss current options with you. If you are arranging your own air transportation, please check with us first.
- Travel Insurance premiums
- Visit to a Travel Medicine clinic and any prescribed vaccines or tablets
- As on any trip, you will of course be expected to pay on the spot for your own personal expenses such as any meals that are not included, drinks, laundry, souvenirs and so on.
We have estimated extra costs. Please click on the button below.
If you have any questions at all concerning trip costs, please call us. We strive for absolute accuracy and honesty.
International Air Recommendations
We are well aware of all airlines and all routings between Canada and Central Asia and are available to assist you in determining your best option. If you are planning to book your own air tickets, please speak with us first and we can discuss your options.
For those of you who are planning to use Aeroplan points to book air seats, we recommend that you do this well in advance. Points seats are severely limited on each aircraft and they go fast, especially if you are looking for Business Class seats. Again, please speak with us first.
We are always available to arrange your international air tickets according to your preferences. Please call us at 613-789-1900 or 888-765-7662.