INSIDER’S TIP EXPERIENCE NOWRUZ
Nowruz coincides with the spring equinox in March. This typically falls on March 20 or 21, though some countries extend the celebrations for up to two weeks
Go with the flow! Nowruz is a family affair and you might well be invited to join in the celebrations by a local host. Join in with everything you can.
Kazakhstan Uzbekistan Turkmenistan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Kazakhstan (March 21–24), Kyrgyzstan (March 21), Tajikistan (March 20–23), Turkmenistan (March 21–22), Uzbekistan (March 21); and in West Asia: Azerbaijan (March 20–26) and Iran (March 20–24)
Travel the Unknown ( www.traveltheunknown. com) comes recommended, helping travellers experience the less visited parts of Central Asia with both independent and small group tours, giving you a taste of multiple countries in the region so you can compare and contrast their varied cultural traditions. From Almaty, Air Astana has connecting flights to • Kyrgystan (Biskek) – Daily • Tajikistan (Dushanbe) – 4x weekly • Uzbekistan ( Tashkent) – 6x weekly • Azerbaijan (Baku) – 3x weekly • Iran ( Tehran) – 4x weekly
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