Sustainable travel in Central Asia
We are aware of the relationship between travel and sustainability. And we realize that not or little travelling is the most sustainable. If you still want to see other parts of the world, such as the Central Asian countries, then you have come to the right place.
You will probably arrive in Central Asia by plane. By train, from Europe, is also possible, and adventurous, but you will need considerably more time for your holidays. If you do visit the countries by plane, and we will provide the tickets, you can indicate if you want us to book a CO2 surcharge.
Most attractions outside the cities can only be reached by car in the countries of Central Asia. In Kyrgyzstan and in Tajikistan you will almost entirely have to rely on transport by car. While in Kazakhstan there are excellent trains between the cities, in Uzbekistan as well. In Turkmenistan, one good rail connection is the long south side, but you will mainly travel by car.
Kyrgyzstan in particular has an excellent network of homestays, which we make extensive use of. That is the same goes in Tajikistan. Homestays exist in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, but are not widespread. The phenomenon is not yet known in Turkmenistan.
The poorest countries in the region are Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Especially for these countries, tourism revenues are important for economic development and poverty reduction. Which, next to sustainable travel in Central Asia is another goal of ours.