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 1816 days, from AU$11,495
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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
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
Private8 days, from AU$8,215
Highlights of Uzbekistan

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

Private8 days, from AU$8,215
Private11 days, from AU$9,785
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$9,785

Featured Accommodation

Hotel Asia Fergana

​Conveniently located in the historic centre of Fergana, the Hotel Asia Fergana is a comfortable 4-star hotel with polite, friendly service.

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.

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