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

Private13 days, from AU$31,755
Golden Eagle: A Taste of the Silk Road (Moscow - Almaty)

Discover a land of fable and legend. Ancient Silk Road cities, bustling markets and stunning desert scenery await as we ply the Silk Road trading routes by private train on a 13 day adventure between Moscow and Almaty.

Private13 days, from AU$31,755
Private17 days, from AU$16,560
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, from AU$16,560
Private16 days, from AU$41,905
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$41,905
Private12 days, from AU$21,610
Golden Eagle: Land of the Midnight Sun

Incomparable cities, remote communities, dramatic fjords, abundant wildlife, serene forests and stories recounting a turbulent history awaits you on this adventure of a lifetime.

Private12 days, from AU$21,610

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