Touring the Five Stans: A Photo Journey through Central Asia

Stans   Often thought of as one of our most exotic explorations,  each Stan holds a unique history and culture that has been shaped over the centuries and influenced by many empires. While on tour to the Five Stans, expect to see 2000 year old fortresses, famous silk road cities that captured the imagination of leaders like Alexander the Great, cultural epicentres from the 14th centuries, remote oasis’, local bazaar, grand mosques, stunning 19th century palaces with European and Asian influences, and gorgeous drives through snow-capped peaks and deep valleys with vast vistas. Of course, also expect to see the old world charm mix in with Soviet era architecture. Our Five Stans tour has been a hit with our groups, and runs twice annually. Here is a preview of what you’ll see on this amazing 21 day tour through Central Asia, as shown by our senior tour leader and professional photographer, Jonathan Hodgson. All photos are from his Instagram account (@owilybug).

Zenkov Cathedral. #Almaty #Kazakhstan #travel #asia @adventuresabroadtravel

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Zarafshan Valley. #Tajikistan #asia #travel #nature @adventuresabroadtravel A photo posted by Jonathan Hodgson (@owilybug) on

Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum. #Samarkand #silkroad #uzbekistan #asia #travel @adventuresabroadtravel

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Kalan Mosque. #Bukhara #uzbekistan #asia #kalanmosque #travel @adventuresabroadtravel A photo posted by Jonathan Hodgson (@owilybug) on

Walls of Ichan-Qala. #Khiva #uzbekistan #asia #travel @adventuresabroadtravel

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