what countries do your central asia tours visit?
Our tours cover all the highlights of Central Asia including Uzbekistan, the jewel the crown of the Silk Road. The there is Turkmenistan -a secretive and largely closed off country that very much charts its own future based on vast gas wealth. We cross vast Kazakhstan, a land of mighty steppe and mountain ranges. The much smaller Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan offer stunning mountain scenery and nomadic culture. Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan are an often overlooked but historically important trip of countries in the Caucasus. All of this is squeezed in between the two giants of Russia and China - destinations in their own right but also covered in part in some of these trips.
See under the tours listed further down below for more details on these countries and the range of superb travel experiences and sights they can offer.
is central asia safe to visit?
A visit to Central Asia is an adventure and is certainly beyond the tourism norms. This is why we only offer such trips using comfortable and secure private tourist trains. By travelling using this method of transport and with guides and tour leaders with plenty of experience in this part of the world there should be no more more issues of safety than you would have with a trip anywhere else in the world.
when is the best time to travel the silk road?
Undoubtedly spring and autumn are the times to travel through Central Asia, Caucasus and the Silk Road. The summers are far too hit for comfort and the winters very cold. Spring offers good climate but the best time we feel is autumn where the climate is good and the skies clear.
HOW DO WE GET STARTED ORGANISING a central asia tour?
Below you will find the tours we offer in Central Asia. We only book private trains so as to maintain the highest standards and we use the Tsars Gold, Golden Eagle and Imperial Russia train. Have a look through the tours and then the best thing to do is contact us by phone on +44 020 8816 8925, email or the form below so we can start planning your BAM adventure!