North & Central Asia Travel Tours & Trips

Camp near the 'Gates of Hell' - the Darvaza Gas Crater
The speed, strength and beauty of the Akhal-Teke horses
Ashgabat's Tolkuchka Bazaar - trading in the spirit of the old Silk Road
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Merv
Ateshgah Fire Temple
Baku
Caucasus Mountains
Qobustan
The silk artisans and colourful bazaars of Fergana Valley
Traditional central Asian yurt stay near the mud-walled Ayaz Kala ruins on the edge of the Kyzyl-Kum Desert
  • Trips & tours in North & Central Asia

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    From US $4670

    Japan Revealed - 12 days

    Surrounded by thick forests and mountains, Koya-San is home to over 2000 shrines, temples, towers, stupas and other religious buildings. A couple of hours from...
    Countries visited: Japan
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    From US $3940

    Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia - 17 days

    "The mountains sing. Their hoary peaks, in their snow-white fur hats, carry on a conversation among themselves. They are laconic witnesses of time long...
    Countries visited: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
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    From US $3990

    Japan Sushi to Sake - 12 days

    Becoming a sushi chef, or itamae, as they're known in Japan, is no mean feat. An apprentice must work for four to five years under the supervision of a...
    Countries visited: Japan
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    From US $10175

    Silk Road & Pamir Adventure - 41 days

    The artworks found in the Magao Caves rate among the oldest and most alluring ancient Buddhist pieces in the world – some of them dating back 1000...
    Countries visited: China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
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    From US $9285

    Grand Silk Explorer - 38 days

    According to local legend, in the planning stages of the Jiayu Pass an official asked how many bricks would be needed. 99,999 the designer answered. When the...
    Countries visited: China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
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    From US $2930

    Kyrgyzstan Explored - 14 days

    A beautiful emblem of Kyrgyz life, the shyrdak is an intricately decorated woollen carpet made using traditional methods that have been passed down from mother...
    Countries visited: China, Kyrgyzstan
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    From US $2990

    Turkmenistan Discoverer - 9 days

    In the middle of the Karakum Desert lies one of the earth’s strangest oddities – the Door to Hell. It looks as the name suggests – a...
    Countries visited: Turkmenistan
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    From US $2860

    Tajikistan Discovery - 15 days

    The Wakhan Valley is a land of extremes. Below the spectacular peaks of the Pamir and Hindu Kush ranges, the Ismaili Muslim locals live hard lives as...
    Countries visited: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
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    From US $1930

    Jewels of Uzbekistan - 12 days

    Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva: home to desert caravans, ancient fortresses and dazzling bazaars. Persian heritage is embraced in Uzbekistan and untouched...
    Countries visited: Uzbekistan
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    From US $4605

    South Korea Explored - 10 days

    The 7th century Buseoska Temple is one of the oldest wooden buildings still standing in South Korea. Its name, meaning ‘floating stone’, derives...
    Countries visited: South Korea
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  • Why we love North & Central Asia

    • For a few thousand years, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan were the true centres of the world, where East quite literally met West
    • The cities of Tashkent, Bishkek and Samarkand drip with the stories of conquest, wealth and trade
    • Take a yak safari through lush green hills and watch an eagle-hunting contest in Mongolia
    • Enjoy a cold beer while lying on your Turkish sunbed in the Lyabi Hauz in Bukhara. This plaza was built in 1620 around a courtyard and pool shaded by mulberry trees

    Safety information

    Your safety is our top priority. It’s one of the main things we consider when designing and operating our trips. Here’s some of the ways we help to keep you safe, and a few of the things you can do to make your trip memorable for all the right reasons. Before you travel We monitor travel alerts provided by the Australian, UK, USA and Canadian governments on a daily basis. Before a tour goes on sale we assess any risks and decide how to reduce and manage these. If we determine that an entire trip, part of a trip or an activity is too risky we won’t do it. It’s as simple as that. If we can’t address the issues and improve conditions we might modify an itinerary, change the accommodation or even decide not to travel to a certain location. Our overseas staff and local leaders are trained to address any health and safety concerns during trips. Before you travel, we’ll give you an emergency phone number. You’ll also get comprehensive pre-departure information, with information about vaccinations and other relevant health issues. We’ll also tell you if there’s any special clothing or equipment you need to bring. During your trip: You local leader is trained in first aid and always carries a first aid kit. Being a local means that if something does go wrong they know fastest and most effective way to get help. We’ll also give you a 24-hour emergency number in addition to the emergency destination telephone number. What you can do: Read through all the information we send you. If you’ve got any questions we’re always available to help. Keep an eye out for travel alerts by consulting your local Foreign Office. We also monitor these daily so that we can modify tours if necessary. Get some medical travel advice about the countries you are visiting, particularly about vaccinations and the type of personal first aid kit you should carry. Make sure you tell us any medical conditions, special needs or dietary requirements you might have. Get your vaccinations and take relevant medication well before travelling so they have time to take effect.

  • From our Blog

    Turkmenistan: the enigmatic jewel of Central Asia

    Turkmenistan is sort of Central Asia’s North Korea, which isn’t a slogan any tourism board would be rushing into print, but let us explain.

    Locked away from the world since independence from the USSR in 1990, the country’s first two decades were dominated by the eccentric late dictator ‘...

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    Lights, camera, travel: 7 iconic film sets you should visit this year

    By James Shackell

    “There’s no place like home,” Judy Garland says in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, before clicking her heels and picturing sleepy Kansas. And while these words are enshrined in cinema history, we think Dorothy might have had a different approach to travel if she’d seen...

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    The sense of adventure: 4 fantastic treks in Asia

    Asia is incredibly diverse in its landscape and topography – from volcanic ranges and snowy peaks to sun drenched beaches and tropical rainforests.  It’s also home to some of the best, most rewarding and scenic treks the world has to offer.

    Here are four of our favourites.

    Wilson Trail...

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    An insight into Uzbek culture

    Uzbekistan is a jewel in Central Asia’s crown. Abundant with culture and natural resources, the country serves as a perfect example of the region’s enigmatic allure. Home to three of the most incredible cities in Central Asia – Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara – Uzbekistan also plays host to the type of...

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    South Korea's great outdoors

    When you think of South Korea, it's generally images of the bustling metropolis of Seoul that spring to mind. But we want to change that.

    To us, South Korea is a country full of surprises, dotted with misty mountains, unspoiled fishing ports, bustling markets and sleepy country villages. Take a...

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  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    Secrets of Central Asia

    Steve and Penny - Australia, 23 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was a great trip. We saw such interesting and different places and met lovely people. We experienced very different cultures and environments from our own. Would recommend it.

    Jewels of Uzbekistan

    Bradley - United States, 28 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall, the tour was very comfortable, with no major mishaps. The structure of the tour was ideal: the tourist cities alternated with glimpses of the countryside. I think that was absolutely the right choice for the itinerary. Indeed, my favorite memories may be of the countryside, rather than the cities I had come to see.

    Japan Revealed

    Gloria - Japan, 23 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent tour guide, unbelievable experience, far exceeded our expectations. Additional guides for several guided tours around the locations.

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