Our Central Asia Tours
On our group tours of Central Asia- we discover the beautiful countryside as well as the region's emerging cities. From camping in a canyon, experiencing nomadic games to wandering the magical, ancient Silk Road cities- this tour has it all. Our adventure leaders help you dive into a region that's yet to be discovered by the majority of tourists and marvel at the incredible culture and awe-inspiring landscapes.
About our Central Asia Trips
Our Central Asia tour takes you through urban areas, rural areas and everywhere in between. Every step of the way we travel with respect and care. We use public transport, stay in small hostels and with local communities, and ensure we clear up after ourselves as we travel.
The Adventure Leaders
Your guide will be an expert on the places we visit and English-speaking, leading you through fascinating, budget friendly, authentic experiences. Whether that be showing you through the micro-brews of Almaty, introducing you to Kyrgyz eagle hunters or taking you into traditional bath-houses.
Each trip is different, but our travelers come from all over the world and from every background. Before your Central Asia group trip why not connect with fellow Dragon Trippers or meet people on The Dragon Trip Facebook page.
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Travel the real Central Asia
On our group tours of Central Asia- we discover the beautiful countryside as well as the region’s emerging cities. From camping in a canyon, experiencing nomadic games to wandering the magical, ancient Silk Road cities- this tour has it all. Our adventure leaders help you dive into a region that’s yet to be discovered by the majority of tourists and marvel at the incredible culture and awe-inspiring landscapes.
About our Central Asia Tours
Central Asia can get bitingly cold in the winters and stiflingly hot in the summers so we are careful to only put on tours at suitable times. The best times to travel are in May/June and September as you get warm days and can access all the countryside.
On our Central Asia trip, you’ll take a combination of buses and trains. All modes of transport we use are clean and reliable, while also bringing a taste of the country’s daily life.
We stay in a variety of accommodation which helps to showcases the places that we visit. In the cities, we’ll stay in hostels that are well-located, buzzing and offer a snapshot into an emerging culture in the region. In the more rural areas- we’ll use more traditional accommodation. One night is spent camping (we provide the tents) and we spend a couple of nights staying in yurts near Lake Issyk-Kul.
Central Asian cuisine has a really mixture and we’ll do our best to give our travellers the chance to sample a whole range of the delicacies on offer. Plov is the staple of Uzbek cuisine and it’s a broth with meats, vegetables and spices and is ubiquitous in the region. There’s also the nomadic cuisine which tends to be hearty fair. There’s laghman- delicious noodles which we try at the Dungan family meal. Breads (non) and salads are popular and a common snack are mantu (dumplings.) In Kyrgyyzstan, we’d recommend – Samsa- a meat pie made with pastry. Throughout the region, there’s a range of fermented dairy products and we’ll be sure to sample a range of these drinkable yoghurts such as Katyk.
There are typically free on arrival, or not required for the majority of Europeans including the UK. There’s also generous visa on arrival policies for North American and Antipodeans but we’d advise checking with our pre-trip team before you travel.