Central Asia and The Middle East
Travel Directors has a well-established reputation for taking adventurous tours to exciting destinations in the Middle East, and latterly, Central Asia. In fact, one of our most popular tours is The Five Stans, which was introduced into our tour repertoire in September 2013. Each year we have added additional departures as demand for this extraordinary adventure grows. The Five Stans is a breathtaking journey to some of the most fascinating countries in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. This part of the globe is home to great steppes, magical deserts, fertile valleys and some of the highest mountains in the world. Until recently shut off from the outside world, this is one of our most extraordinary travel destinations.
Treasures of Persia & the Caucasus is also proving a hit with our travellers. It is an exciting journey to the ancient heritage sites of Iran and the magnificent scenery and cultural treasure-troves of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. A diverse and fascinating tour, one of the major highlights is, perhaps, the warmth and overwhelming hospitality and friendship of the Iranian people who derive great pleasure from welcoming western visitors to their homeland. Moving into the southern Caucasus the landscape changes dramatically, with lush, green mountains and valleys, the towering majesty of Mt Ararat, and thousands of years of history. Here again, the warmth and open-heartedness of the local people is legendary.