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US$100.00
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2 travellers
What to Expect
What is a Buhanka and what will you tell my friends back home about the adventure you are going to have in Central Asia? Overlanding in Central Asia is quite easy and with a Buhanka you will fit in just right. These 4x4 vans are road ready and provide the most authentic experiences possible with the ease of doing it yourself. The UAZ Buhanka was created during the Soviet Union and were the idea 4x4 van for the Soviet Army. Amazingly not much has changed in the overall design, it still looks like a loaf of bread and it still has sold axels. But if it’s not broken don’t fix it right?
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Departure Time
6/1/2019 - 6/2/2019Monday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

10/1/2019 - 4/30/2020Monday - Friday:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Duration
4 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 4x4 Camper van
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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We, a retired couple (70 and 65 years old) from Germany, like to think of Kyrgyzstan every day. The land of mountains, expanses and friendly people. The journey through Kyrgyzstan has surprised us every day and amazed us and slowed down our everyday life. Thanks to our rental
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We rent the UAZ Hunter for a two weeks loop in Kasachstan. We traveled before with a UAZ Buhanka that we buy in Aktau, Kasachstan. We are used to traveling with these style of cars. So we start our journey in Bishkek and drive through the eastern part of Kasachstan. Visit the
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Response from Alex_Johnson_Bishkek, Owner at UAZ Buhanka Rental
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Dominic and Mattias, Thanks for renting our UAZ Hunter for your trip though Kazakhstan! You guys got to see it all! Such nice places like Altyn Emel Nationalpark, Charyn Canyon, Kaindy Lake, and Almaty and you got to travel in a classic Soviet Union-style 4x4 the UAZ Hunter! I hope it was a great way to conclude your huge trip to Central Asia! I'm sure we will meet again one day! Who knows I might drive a Buhanka to your house in Switzerland one day and need a bit of advice along the way. Enjoy Alex and the UAZ Buhanka Rental Team
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We rented the 2018 UAZ Buhanka from Alex and Vlad. for 12 days Alex was great with communication before our trip, sending us lots of recommendations and making himself available for any questions we had. He also sorted our border permits for us. The van itself was amazing and
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Response from Alex_Johnson_Bishkek, Owner at UAZ Buhanka Rental
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Gavin, Thank you very much for coming to Kyrgyzstan and thank you for renting one of my 4x4 UAZ Buhanka Camper vans for your self guided trip across the countryside of Kyrgyzstan! It's always nice to receive such great feedback. The UAZ is not your "typical" rental car that's for sure and the locals really respect travelers that take a local style 4x4. Thanks again for the review and thank you for renting one of our vans! All the best! Alex and The UAZ Buhanka Rental Team
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We rented a Buhanka for 12 days. Alex and Vlad provided excellent service and communication went smooth (english spoken via Alex). The buhanka van is very basic, but that’s what we expected. It was a great experience! The car is perfect to camp and travel with two or three
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Response from Alex_Johnson_Bishkek, Owner at UAZ Buhanka Rental
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Jelle and Friends, Thank you so much for coming to Kyrgyzstan and thank you for renting one of our 4x4 camper vans. It was great to help you before you came to Kyrgyzstan with lots of trip ideas and handouts for the best places to see along the way. It's great that you loved your back to the USSR 4x4 van experiences. Your right the vans are quite straight forward and basic which is great for the rough roads in Kyrgyzstan. It's great to hear that you and your 4 friends were able to enjoy Kyrgyzstan and enjoy the van! I'm sure it's a vacation that you will not forget for many years! Enjoy Alex and the UAZ Buhanka Rental Team
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Unfortunately our planned Buhanka broke down a week before our rental, Alex has organised the UAZ Patriot for a bit more $ as all other vans were busy that time. Had a few issues during the first days but the team did all possible to fix the problems, they came to remote
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Response from Alex_Johnson_Bishkek, Owner at UAZ Buhanka Rental
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Raphael, Thanks so much for the great review! You guys were able to see it all! The high mountain passes and great places like Kol Suu and Song Kol! The UAZ Patriot took you many places! Sorry that my 1992 van was not ready for you guys when you came. Some guests are rougher on the vans than normally. You guys were lucky that the UAZ Patriot was available during the peak season of August. We do our best to provide the best possible service if one of our 4x4s were to break down along the way. The roads are rough in Kyrgyzstan and the 4x4s are Russian. I'm sure you guys will come back again one day! All the best! Enjoy Alex and the UAZ Buhanka Rental Team
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