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

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
Group of 1816 days, from AU$11,595
Iran: A Journey Through Persia - An A&K Hosted Journey (2018)

2018 Departures: Apr, May, Sep & Oct

Group16 days, from AU$11,595
Group of 1816 days, from AU$11,495
Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan: Ancient Trade Routes of Central Asia - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2019)

The mountains and deserts of Central Asia are the backdrop for this extraordinary adventure to the heart of the ancient Silk Road. This is one of the world’s most remote areas and, during the Middle Ages, was the epicentre of a powerful empire.

Group16 days, from AU$11,495
Group of 1815 days, from AU$11,995
Ancient Trade Routes of Central Asia- An A&K Hosted Journey (2018)

2018 Departures: May & Sep

Group15 days, from AU$11,995

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