From the frozen reaches of Russia down to the rugged green shores of Taiwan, North & Central Asia are laden with intricate tales, contrasting landscapes and diverse cultures.   

Pockets are bottomless in North & Central Asia and digging deep can take you to parts of the world you didn't know existed. The trio of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan are among the conquered yet feel unexplored. Mongolia's vast desert lands can look inhospitable to the rest of the world, but are actually dotted with warm communities and thriving oases. China's history and dynasties are cloaked in myth, progression and armour. European and African influences thread in from the west, coming undone the further east you go. This is a place where life's loose ends are tied.

Why we love North & Central Asia

  • Japan embraces its ancient traditions and intertwines them with the country's elaborate aspects of technology and modern ideals. From the temples and shrines of Nikko and Kyoto's Geisha culture, to the neon metropolis of Tokyo - Japan is a puzzle box that's worth solving
  • The Great Wall of China cannot be comprehended with statistics and imagery. This is a masterpiece of human engineering that has been built by the hands of millions and loved by more. An independent experience of the wall lays the foundations for an amazing trip around China
  • Russia is larger than you'll ever imagine. Determined to swat any western influence that come her way, the major cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg retain a distinct Russian character that is like nowhere else on Earth. Emrace a culture unlike your own
  • For a few thousand years, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan were the true centres of the world, where east quite literally met west. No longer used as a thoroughfare for explorers and traders, these countries are now traipsed by travellers looking for real adventure
  • The spectacularly primitive lands of Mongolia are warm, friendly and open to adventurers. Join a yak safari through lush green hills, then search for the Eurasian badgers and Mongolian gazelles of Hustai National Park. This is a remote country with a wild, beating heart
  • Enjoy a cold drink while lying on a Turkish sunbed in the Lyabi Hauz of Bukhara. This plaza was built in 1620 around a courtyard and pool shaded by mulberry trees, providing the ideal setting to watch the world go by and soak in the unique culture of Uzbekistan

Our destinations in North & Central Asia

North & Central Asia trips

Trip Name Days From CAD
Yangzi & Beyond

15

$4,255

South West China

14

$4,045

Essential Russia

8

$2,365

Splendours of China

28

$8,895

Explore Japan

12

$6,465

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan Discoverer

19

$5,475

Treasures of Tibet

15

$6,175

Wonders of Winter Japan

10

$6,455

Explore Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia

15

$3,620

Spirit of the Silk Road - Limited Edition

13

$3,755

Secrets of Sichuan - Limited Edition

13

$3,560

Treasures of Taiwan

11

$4,595

Mongolia Experience

14

$4,743

Great Wall Experience - Independent

5

$1,385

Beijing Experience - Independent

4

$860

The North Pole - 50 Years of Victory

14

$38,490

What our travellers are saying about the region

Yangzi & Beyond, April 2017

Michael Cave

South West China, April 2017

Margaret Woodhall

Explore Japan , April 2017

Carol Jones

Explore Japan , March 2017

Robyn Mitchinson