Definitely one of the world's more unusual countries, Turkmenistan is known for its eccentric former ruler Turkmenbashi, who instigated a cult of personality and named days of the week after himself. But few people know that it's actually one of Asia's most rewarding places to explore. Unlock the secrets of a hidden land on an unusual and captivating journey.
This epic adventure through the five 'stans' gives you a comprehensive overview of this fabled land. Discover the remarkable cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, rub shoulders with nomadic herders of the shores of Lake Song Kul, traverse the wild landscapes of Kazakhstan and learn about the ancient civilisations that made up the Silk Road.
The countries of the Silk Road are some of the most evocative on the planet, filled with the romance of traders from the east, lost cities and forgotten empires. Visit Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara, explore the mountains of Tajikistan, stay at the flaming gas crater of Darwaza and explore the bizarre monuments of Ashgabat.