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 USD
Essential Russia

8

$2,300

China's Silk Road

15

$3,281

Japan Revealed

12

$4,395

Explore Japan

12

$5,330

Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan Discoverer

19

$4,395

Yangzi & Beyond

15

$3,700

Wonders of Winter Japan

10

$5,070

Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia

17

$3,575

Explore Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia

15

$3,555

South West China

15

$3,405

Splendours of China

29

$8,420

Kyrgyzstan Explored

12

$3,095

Jewels of Uzbekistan

12

$2,480

Treasures of Tibet

13

$5,220

Treasures of Tibet

15

$5,215

Treasures of Taiwan

9

$3,310

Mongolia Experience

11

$4,350

Mongolia Experience

14

$4,605

Turkmenistan Discoverer

9

$3,045

Shanghai Experience - Independent

4

$817

The North Pole - 50 Years of Victory 2016

14

$29,745

Ultimate Northwest Passage (Kapitan Khlebnikov) 2016

18

$23,345

Great Wall Experience - Independent

5

$1,180

Beijing Experience - Independent

4

$710

Xi'an Experience - Independent

4

$550

Grand Silk Explorer

36

$9,760

Splendours of China

28

$7,335

What our travellers are saying about the region

Mongolia Experience, July 2016

leonie Ohnemus

Mongolia Experience, July 2016

Pedlar Mark

Yangtze & Beyond, June 2016

Maureen McMillan

Mongolia Experience, July 2016

Ian Smith