Central Asia

Central Asia is the heart of the Asian continent stretching from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north.

Central Asia is the heart of the Asian continent stretching from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north. Comprising five independent republics, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan, it covers an area of nearly 4 million square kilometres and includes some of the most sparsely populated regions on earth. Its terrain varies from the vast grassy steppes of Kazakhstan in the north and the Aral Sea drainage basin in the south to desert regions, agricultural land and high mountain ranges.

With its medieval blue-domed cities, crowded bazaars and dramatic landscapes, Central Asia encapsulates the romance of the Silk Road like nowhere else and is home to some of the world’s most legendary cities - Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva - as well as the archaeological remains at Merv of one of the least-known civilisations.

Tour Highlights

Browse our Central Asia Journeys to discover curated itineraries with enviable highlights.

  • Discover the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism in the quaint oasis town of Yazd in Iran 
  • Visit ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara
  • Explore Ashgabat which is home to the world’s largest hand-woven carpet.

Central Asia Countries

Featured Central Asia Journeys

Private8 days, Call for a quote
Sichuan Delights

​Travel back in time to China’s western hinterlands and discover a place where traditional customs have remained unaltered for centuries.

Private8 days, Call for a quote
Group of 1814 days, from AU$9,595
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Iran: A Journey Through Persia - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2020)

This unique journey reveals why Iran is widely regarded as one of the most cultured nations on earth with a 5,000-year-old history and some of the world’s most extraordinary ancient sites.

Group14 days, from AU$9,595
Group of 1816 days, from AU$11,495
special offer
Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan: Ancient Trade Routes of Central Asia - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2020)

The mountains and deserts of Central Asia are the backdrop for this extraordinary adventure to the heart of the ancient Silk Road.

Group16 days, from AU$11,495
Private17 days, Call for a quote
China, Tibet & the Yangzi

Unlock ancient secrets and witness natural wonders in a journey through the very best of China and Tibet. From Beijing’s Forbidden City to the Dalai Lama’s Potala Palace and Shanghai’s futuristic skyline.

Private17 days, Call for a quote

Featured Accommodation

Omar Khayyam Hotel

​With a unique location in the heart of Bukhara’s Old City, Omar Khayyam Hotel is within walking distance of the most important ancient monuments.

Zandiyeh Hotel

Located in the heart of Shiraz, the hotel’s design was inspired by the traditional architecture of the city.

Grand Shiraz

The Grand Hotel Shiraz is well positioned, located in the heart of the city, close to many local attractions.

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