North & Central Asia Travel Tours & Trips

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
Camp near the 'Gates of Hell' - the Darvaza Gas Crater
Amberd Fortress
Etchmiadzin Cathedral
Geghard Monastery
Khor Virap Monastery with Mount Ararat
Talin Monastery
Burana Tower of ancient Balasagun
  • Trips & tours in North & Central Asia

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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

    Andrew - New Zealand, 15 Sep, 2012
    Overall Rating

    Public transport was used almost exclusively. This was great for seeing the country up close and engaging with the Japanese people who were great, helpful and very honest. The only negative about the tour was that it involved far more walking than I had been lead to believe. This was not a problem for the younger members of the tour but was defintely a problem for the seniors. The brochure descibes the grade as "Culture" which page 11 of the brochure descibes as "There may be a little walking". Well there was more than "a little walking". In some cases we had to walk a mile of more just to see a temple, shrine or castle. I did appreciate staying in a Buddist temple and Ryukans as I expreinced Japanese Culture.

    Japan Revealed

    Kieran - Australia, 20 Oct, 2012
    Overall Rating

    People i toured with didn't know there is walking in this trip I did I enjoyed. The tour guide was excellent Akemi worked hard to make everybody happy and friendly I had a great tour enjoyed every minute of it Japan has so much wonders the land,castles,monks,temples and the people of Japan very helpful

    Japan Revealed

    Joseph - United States, 20 Oct, 2012
    Overall Rating

    I had hoped to get into real mountains, but we stayed mostly in the foothills.

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