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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    Found 15 trips displayed below
    From US $8735

    Best of China & Mongolia - 24 days

    One could spend hours staring at the faces of the Terracotta Warriors – each with their own individual expression. This silent army of thousands has...
    Countries visited: China, Mongolia
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    From US $3385

    Mongolia Experience - 11 days

    One glimpse of Bayanzag, set against the Gobi Desert skyline, makes it easy to see why these blazing sandstone bluffs were named the 'Flaming Cliffs'....
    Countries visited: Mongolia
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    From US $2555

    Treasures of the Tsars - 8 days

    Russia’s Golden Ring comprises several cities and small towns north-east of Moscow dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries, all of which played a...
    Countries visited: Russia
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    From US $2585

    Treasures of Taiwan - 9 days

    Viewed from a distance, the Yehliu Cape forms the shape of a crouching turtle whose last dying breath, according to local legend, rises again in a column of...
    Countries visited: Taiwan
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    From US $4875

    Splendours of Russia & Ukraine - 12 days

    Boasting its own dramatic and tragic past, Russia is a treasure trove of cultural marvels. From the backstreets, bridges and cathedrals of St Petersburg to...
    Countries visited: Ukraine, Russia
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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

    Japan Revealed

    Christine - Canada, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Taiyo, our guide was FANTASTIC! Was patient with us and answered all our questions. We even had fun finding the names of some of the foods we were trying. Great tips on shopping locations for some items we were looking for and communicating our needs to the shop owners. Enjoyed the traditional B&Bs the most and especially the temple night. Mediation lessons with the monks was instructive and helpful. Wished we could have spent an another night there. Lots of walking on this trip plus LOTS of steps and transportation exchanging. If you are not prepared for lots of walking and being responsbile to carry or handle your own luggage, I would not not recommend this trip. Otherwise a fantastic trip and one I planning to repeat in 2015.

    Jewels of Uzbekistan

    Garth - Australia, 29 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had a wonderful time. The group was very friendly. The tour guide excellent. I do have one concern about the tour route. We traveled from Khiva via some desert forts and a yurt camp to Bukhara. The road was in very poor condition and we averaged about 35kmph. I would suggest if possible flying over this section. We could visit a closer yurt camp to Khiva - one was nearby with better facilities - and then either fly or train to Bukhara. The 10 hour spent in the bus was a thorough waste of time.

    Japan Revealed

    Meryl - Australia, 15 Sep, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    I loved the mix of temples, cities and landscapes on this tour. Like previous Peregrine tours I have done, it caters for travellers who do not expect to be carted everywhere in a bus and stay in 4 star hotels. Some of the older people on my tour (over 80 years) found the accommodation unsuitable and they were also struggling with the amount of walking required when sight-seeing. The itinerary on Peregrines website should make this clear.

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