From the oasis cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Merv to vast and varied landscapes, Central Asia is thrillingly otherworldly. Conjuring up the romance of the Silk Road, not to mention conquerors and explorers such as Tamerlane and Marco Polo, to many of us this huge region remains a blank on the map. Lacking the mass tourism found elsewhere in Asia, a journey here offers genuine adventure.
For over two millennia, Central Asia has attracted the world’s greatest explorers, warriors and merchants, who, seduced by riches of the Silk Road, have plied the region’s trade routes and mountain passes. Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan — independent since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 — may be in their infancy but all are deeply connected to ancient folklore of the steppe, where Turks traded with Persians and nomads fought with conquerors.
Top Tours in Central Asia
We’ve travelled the length and breadth of Central Asia and tested every possible route to enable us to curate itineraries that work absolutely seamlessly, taking in the country’s many highlights at just the right pace. Packed with unique experiences and handpicked hotels, our trips deliver unforgettable travel moments.