Small group tours of the Stans

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06 Sep 2021
US $5830
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25 Apr 2022
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

This trip covers a wide array of locations, from natural areas such as the Seven Lakes, Iskanderkul Lake, Skazka Canyon, the Valley of the Flowers and Jety-Oguz gorge to many cities, towns and villages. In instances such as these, we rely on our knowledgeable, local guides who are mindful about protecting the environment in which you travel, and they do a fantastic job of promoting having a minimum impact whilst traveling, whether in natural or urban areas.

Though this trip does contain a number of flights, given its scale and the numerous, distant locations visited, it simply would not be possible without them. Across all of our trips in all destinations, we work hard to ensure the logistics, including transport, are as eco-friendly as possible. We strongly believe the numerous benefits this lengthy and in-depth provides outweighs the negative environmental impact of the flights.

Finally, to you, our traveler: we ask you to be vigilant about disposing of your waste and recycle where possible. During your trip you will be asked if you have any waste to dispose of when it is a suitable time in the itinerary. This ensures we make it as easy as possible for our travelers to be eco-friendly whilst traveling. Similarly, we strongly advise all travelers to bring a reusable water bottle - this is an easy way to save plastic waste and is detailed in our ‘What to Bring’ trip notes for all trips to all destinations. Your guide will remind you where and when you can fill up your re-usable water bottle. We also encourage general sustainability - limited use of air-con for instance. This is something we care about strongly as an organisation and try to pass on to our travelers.

The Impacts of this Trip

As regular travelers, one thing that never ceases to amaze and inspire us is the kindness and generosity of local people. We firmly believe that they are who make these places special, and that they should benefit from our visit. Therefore, as first preference, we use local guides and visit locally-owned lodges, shops and eateries. We do our best to ensure that the benefits of our tours reach as widely as possible into the communities where they operate. Across the 'Stans' our tours only use local drivers, assistants, cooks and staff, who all ensure that supplies are purchased locally. Our belief is that all operational costs should go directly into the local economy wherever possible. Improving employment opportunities in remote regions is a powerful tool in tourism and something that goes right to the heart of our responsible travel ethos.

This itinerary includes visits to bazaars in Istaravshan, Panjshanbe and Dushanbe. These are all excellent opportunities for our travelers to support local craftspeople, including traditional wood-and-metalworkers. This tour also supports countless museums, fortresses, mausoleums, archaeological sites and important cultural gems. The monetary support that visitors provide has a significant impact on the continued running of these locations, and ultimately, the continued preservation and exhibition of the proud history and culture of all four countries visited on this trip.


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