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Overview
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
Ankara Street, Ankara St, 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 - 3/31/2020Monday:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Tuesday:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Wednesday:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Thursday:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Friday:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Saturday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Duration
24h
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
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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We rented an UAZ Buhanka with Alex. With the booking and during the trip, Alex helped us with some advice about the country, the route and what to expect. Always fast response and really helpful. The car looked and drove well maintained and safe. The experience with this car was
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Response from Alex_Johnson_Bishkek, Owner at UAZ Buhanka Rental
Responded 13 Dec 2019
Dear Marc, Big thanks for coming to Kyrgyzstan in November during the "off-season". Thank you for sharing such great pictures with me as well. I'm happy to hear that you guys enjoyed your trip and loved the van! Kyrgyzstan has such amazing nature and people and the vans are set up to support wild camping. I wish you guys all the best! Enjoy Alex Johnson and the UAZ Buhanka Rental Team
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We were so excited to go (it was recommended by friends to rent a Buhanka) and although I must admit to be a bit nervous before leaving (we travel with our kids who are 3 and 4 years old)...the week has been nothing but amazing! Alex has helped us preparing an itinerary, gave
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Response from Alex_Johnson_Bishkek, Owner at UAZ Buhanka Rental
Responded 11 Nov 2019
Dear Denise and the rest of the family, You guys were great! It's always nice to rent out my camper vans to families. The kids always love the vans and love wild camping. It was nice to help you with your trip itinerary before you came to Kyrgyzstan and headed out into the mountains. Kyrgyzstan has such great nature and the van fit's just perfect here in Kyrgyzstan. I hope you guys come again one day! Enjoy Alex and the UAZ Buhanka Rental Team
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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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Response from Alex_Johnson_Bishkek, Owner at UAZ Buhanka Rental
Responded 21 Oct 2019
Dear Gitta and Franz, Thank you very much for such great feedback about your trip to Kyrgyzstan in a UAZ Buhanka! You guys were great! Thank you for taking good care of my camper van and thank you for being a very kind family. A trip to Kyrgyzstan is about slowing down to enjoy nature and enjoy the amazing landscapes all around. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the bed in the back of the van and the heater inside as well. Thanks again and I wish you all the best with your future travels. Enjoy Alex and the UAZ Buhanka Rental Team
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We rented the Buhanka for two weeks this summer to tour around Kyrgystan, an unforgettable experience. The Van: It's the perfect vehicle for many reasons: it's reliable, it's fun to drive, it's comfortable (may not look like it, but it is), it's 80L gas tanks gives you a lot of
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Response from Alex_Johnson_Bishkek, Owner at UAZ Buhanka Rental
Responded 12 Oct 2019
Thank you very much for such great feedback! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip in one of our new camper vans here in Kyrgyzstan! Kyrgyzstan is great and it's great to hear that you were able to see so many great spots at the edge of the map. Few 4x4s go where UAZ goes! Thanks for your kind words as well about my service and time I do my best to help each and every guest before they arrive with lots of trip ideas and blog posts and maps! Enjoy Alex and the UAZ Buhanka Rental Team
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We rented the UAZ Buhanka for 2 weeks in August. We drove around 1800 km in the beautiful landscapes of Kyrgyzstan. It was an amazing roadtrip. The roads are adventurous, but safe. We had some small inconveniences with the van and all the time Alex was really helpful. We thank
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Response from Alex_Johnson_Bishkek, Owner at UAZ Buhanka Rental
Responded 1 Oct 2019
Dear Hanneke & Guillermo, Thank you very much for coming to Kyrgyzstan for two weeks and thank you for renting one of our 4x4 camper vans. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip around Kyrgyzstan in a classic style 4x4 with lots of adventure. I have the feeling you will be back in Central Asia once again. Enjoy Alex and the UAZ Buhanka Rental Team
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50 reviews
Marc198621
11
Great van, Great experience, great support! great, great, great!
We rented an UAZ Buhanka with Alex. With the booking and during the trip, Alex helped us with some advice about
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DeniseRoze
61
Fantastic week driving around Kyrgyzstan
We were so excited to go (it was recommended by friends to rent a Buhanka) and although I must admit to be a bit
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FraGi135
10
Discovering Kyrgyzstan by Camper Van
We, a retired couple (70 and 65 years old) from Germany, like to think of Kyrgyzstan every day. The land of
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konradwax
Madrid, Spain
10
The VAN and the MAN
We rented the Buhanka for two weeks this summer to tour around Kyrgystan, an unforgettable experience. The Van:
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vdelsakerclaire
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
10
Just great!
We loved our Toyota land cruiser, car looked good (brand new tires) and was very comfortable. Alex gives good
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Hanneke B
10
Adventurous
We rented the UAZ Buhanka for 2 weeks in August. We drove around 1800 km in the beautiful landscapes of
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domizaugg
10
With the UAZ Hunter through Kasachstan
We rent the UAZ Hunter for a two weeks loop in Kasachstan. We traveled before with a UAZ Buhanka that we buy in
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GavinBannerman
Glasgow, United Kingdom
10
Brilliantly unique way to see Kyrgyzstan
We rented the 2018 UAZ Buhanka from Alex and Vlad. for 12 days Alex was great with communication before our trip,
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JelleDehaene
10
Excellent bumpy rides
We rented a Buhanka for 12 days. Alex and Vlad provided excellent service and communication went smooth (english
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970raphaels
21
Around Kyrgyzstan with the UAZ Patriot
Unfortunately our planned Buhanka broke down a week before our rental, Alex has organised the UAZ Patriot for a
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fje2019
Zurich, Switzerland
111
Back to the basics!
We rented the 2018 UAZ buhanka from Alex (and Vlad). First off all I would say that when renting one if Alex his
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ABUHAANI
Munich, Germany
63
Too late for Buhanka - great experience with UAZ Hunter
Alex had warned us that August is peak-season and Buhankas demanded. We waited that split moment too long for the
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Dries B
12
do it, do different
We loved this, Great adventure. Great support when needed by direct WhatsApp, lovely, great country, best vacation
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HarmJan91
21
Absolute classic rusian 4x4; a genuine experience
In April I rented a buhanka with a friend of mine, for slightly longer than a week. Allthough it was the second
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WinfredB4
11
Kyrgyzstan provided more then we asked for!
Me and my girlfriend ended our 8 months during trip in Kyrgyzstan and rented a van for two weeks. After seeing
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Key Details
  • UAZ Buhanka Rental
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Russian
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