Central Asia has long tugged at the heartstrings of the adventurous. With its sunny blue skies and striking landscapes, spectacular ancient cities and Islamic architecture, complex histories and fascinating cultures; it’s easy to see why this is such a captivating region.
A cultural crossroads between Asia, Europe and the Middle East, it was across these remote lands that nomadic empires, conquerors and Silk Road traders traversed, leaving behind a rich cultural and archaeological legacy.
Retrace history as you explore the stunning oasis cities of the Silk Road, admiring the vaulted domes, towering minarets and intricate tile work of medieval Islamic architecture. Tour imperial palaces, mosques and mausoleums, wander the cobbled streets of historic walled towns and shop for colourful wares in ancient market bazaars.
Discover contrasting desert and mountain landscapes, cycle along glacial rivers or tackle a challenging mountaineering expedition on one of the region’s highest peaks.
Journey through luscious green valleys dotted with farms and grazing livestock, trek among dramatic glaciers and snowcapped peaks and explore fairytale stone villages where age-old traditions have been preserved.
Whichever route you take, don’t miss the outstanding landscapes and cultural treasures of Central Asia!