Central Asia, China & the Far East
The names of the cities of Central Asia follow the greatest trade route on earth. For centuries Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva were trading posts along the Silk Road, their magnificently opulent mosques and palaces presided over by fearsome Khans. In ancient times the Chinese considered this the edge of the known world, and even today few tourists make it this far. By going overland you follow in the footsteps of the early merchants and traders who came through here.
Whether you are looking for just a few days away or want to combine trips to create an epic journey of a lifetime – perhaps from Istanbul to Beijing via Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan or the whole length of China through Indochina to Bangkok, link Beijing with Kathmandu via Tibet, or overland from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar and explore Mongolia – there’s no limit, other than how far you are willing to go in search of adventure.