steppes, deserts and bustling markets

Turkmenistan  Tajikistan  Uzbekistan  Kazakhstan  Kyrgyzstan Karakalpakstan Gorno-badakshan

The land of the 'stans sits at the crossroads of mighty empires that once thrived along and around the legendary Silk Road. This is one of the most ethnically diverse regions of the former USSR and a place where old myths, timeless traditions, and recent history blend together to form a curious mix of Islamic architectonic grandeur, out-of-the-world nomadic settlements, and Soviet concrete melancholia. Join us for a trip to the very heart of Soviet Asia and let us guide you through its world-famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path sights. From the colourful minarets of Samarkand to the green summer pastures in Kyrgyzstan, from the high peaks of Tajikistan to the disappearing waters of the Aral Sea in Karakalpakstan, and across scorching sands, lush forests, and caravan cities, we'll show you the Soviet Stans in all their glory.

In addition to the itineraries published on the website we also offer tailored adventures, unusual travel routes and short city trips across and beyond Soviet Central Asia. Examples include: Soviet-centric tours in Mongolia, off-the-wall expeditions in Xinjiang, challenging hiking trails in the Yaghnob Valley, and 4x4 excursion across the Ustyurt Plateau. Just email us at for more info about unadvertised tours.

I have not told half of what I saw in Central Asia. 
― Marco Polo