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. 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.

Central Asia Countries

Featured Central Asia Journeys

Private11 days, from AU$10,745
Ancient Wonders of Persia

One of the most cultured nations on earth, Iran is full of surprises. Its people are warm and welcoming and its monuments dazzling.

Private11 days, from AU$10,745
Private8 days, from AU$7,395
Highlights of Uzbekistan

Home to Central Asia’s most impressive architecture, Uzbekistan has ancient ruins and relics aplenty.

Private8 days, from AU$7,395
Group of 1815 days, from AU$11,995
Ancient Trade Routes of Central Asia- An A&K Hosted Journey (2018)

2018 Departures: May, Sep & Oct

Group15 days, from AU$11,995
Private4 days, from AU$2,855
Fergana Valley

​Although the Fergana Valley stretches across three Central Asian countries, it is at its most beautiful in eastern Uzbekistan with a backdrop of the Tien Shan mountains.

Private4 days, from AU$2,855


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