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Central Asia

Central Asia, the “Five Stans” (Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) may also be referred to as the “Land of the Caravans.”  Central Asia stands at the heart of the Silk Route. It encompasses a vast range of landscapes from the deserts of Turkmenistan and the steppes of Kazakhstan to the stunning mountains of Kyrgyzstan.The silk road trade routes had a wide ranging impact on many cultures.  They opened the lines of communication and trade between previously isolated societies resulted in rich diversity and significant cultural growth well documented in the regions history. The Central Asia region is famous not only for the many branches of the silk route that ply within, but also as the birthplace of great empire builders such as the Moghuls and Tamerlane.

Enjoy a Central Asia travel experience covering parts of the Silk Route and all Five Stans with Original World and experience an exciting journey back in time.  Join our small group tour as we travel the Silk Road trade routes where participants will not only follow the historic route traveled by the caravans but will also venture into small off-the-path villages for a glimpse of rural life.

The Caucasus

The Caucasus is a region at the border of Europe and Asia, situated between the Black and the Caspian seas. It is home to the Caucasus Mountains, which contain Europe's highest mountain, Mount Elbrus. Politically, the Caucasus region is separated between northern and southern parts. The southern parts consist of independent sovereign (post Soviet) states: Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Dagestan. The northern parts are currently under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation. The Caucasus is one of the most linguistically and culturally diverse regions on Earth.

Our tour through the southern Caucasus starts in Armenia and journeys through it to Georgia and then culminates in Azerbaijan.  The tour is quite diverse as a reflection of the diverse influences of the regions including Persians, Khazars, Arabs, Huns, Turko-Mongols as well as Russians. The Caucasus also offers a variety of astounding architecture, historic ancient sites, pristine landscapes and stunning vistas just waiting to be discovered.

Silk Road Tours & Central Asia Travel

Silk Road Tours

The Heart of the Great Silk Road:

On this exciting travel adventure of the "Five Stans,"participants explore not only the classical Silk Route but also venture into small off-the-path villages for a glimpse of rural life. Includes: Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan plus The Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan. Pre-Tour to The Caucasus and Post Tour Extension to China's Silk Route also available.
Group Departures: April/May & October; follows The Caucasus Tour
Duration: 21 days
Priced From: $5565 (USD)
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The Caucasus Tour: Armenia-Georgia-Azerbaijan

This extraordinary tour of Central Asia takes you to an extremely complex and fascinating part of the world. We enjoy diversity, astounding architecture and pristine landscapes.
Group Departures: May/June & September
Duration: 21 days
Priced From: $5385 (USD)
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Map of Silk Road Tourism through Central Asia

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