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

Group of 1812 days, from AU$12,540
India & the Riches of Rajasthan – A Luxury Small Group Journey

Explore vibrant Rajasthan, the cultural heartland of northwest India, rich in Hindu, Jain and Muslim heritage, where you meet talented local artisans; visit stunning fortresses, palaces and temples as well as the Taj Mahal.

Group12 days, from AU$12,540
Private11 days, from AU$9,430
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$9,430
Group of 1816 days, from AU$11,495
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
Private16 days, from AU$35,375
Golden Eagle: Caspian Odyssey

A breathtaking rail journey across six countries located close to the shores of the Caspian Sea - Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

Private16 days, from AU$35,375

Featured Accommodation

Omar Kayyam 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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