Rent an iconic Russian 4x4 and self-drive around Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
Pickup the car in Bishkek or Almaty and head for the mountains. Able to go on virtually any road in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, our Ladas are purchased new from the dealer and won't be more than a few years old. They sport a 1.7 liter fuel injected engine, power steering, a manual 5-speed gearbox, and windows that you roll down by hand. Channel your inner Soviet farmer, and drive a Niva today.
Please note, Ladas are not known for being 100% reliable. Most of the time there are only minor issues like a blown fuse or some new noise or vibration. Just know that you may face problems, and these are part of the adventure. Nivas have two doors and a back hatch. So great for two people, tighter for 3, and very tight for 4.
Recommended destinations: Naryn, Tash Rabat, Barskoon, Issyk Kul, Karakol, Kegen, Charyn Canyons, and Altyn Emil.