Small Group Tours with a difference

On this 5 Stans tour in the veiled heart of Central Asia, a tapestry of secrets unravels across a timeless expanse. Each of the 5 stans of Central Asia is different to the last. Uzbekistan, a land of history, blue domes and conquering heroes. Kyrgyzstan, a land of untouched wilderness and natural beauty. Kazakhstan, the mother of ‘dark tourism’. Tajikistan, home to the open road of the Pamir Highway and Turkmenistan, a place closed off and at times utterly bizarre.


  • Wander the streets of the ‘two ladies’ of Uzbekistan, Bukhara and Samarkand, ‘City of Legend’; wander the blue domed mosques and fortresses and stand on the shoulders the of giants of the ancient world
  • Explore the vast natural beauty of Kyrgyzstan with its Alpine ‘jailoo’ meadows, stunning lakes, pretty waterfalls and the impressive Jeti Ozguz and ‘fairy-tale’ gorges
  • Camp out at the Darvaza Crater, the legendary ‘Gate to Hell’ and explore the sites of the strange city of Ashgabat
  • Visit the ruins of the ancient Sogdian town of Panjakent and wander the streets of cosmopolitan Dushanbe in Tajikistan
  • Discover the ex-Soviet legacy of the 5 Stan’s in Kazakhstan and explore the horizons of the vast steppe.
  • Stay in traditional hotels, guest houses and yurts set up in the picturesque countryside and experience the overnight train in Kazakhstan

Be sure to book your spot early, this small group tour through some of the worlds least visited countries is sure to sell out quick!

Why choose Inverted Atlas?

Travel Different

Take the road less travelled, discover hidden wonders away from the usual tourist trail and completely immerse yourself in the destination with hotels, restaurants and experiences that both compliment your trip and which you wouldn’t get anywhere else.

Lovingly Curated

Each tour at Inverted Atlas is someone’s ‘baby’. Tours are created by passionate individuals who are experts in the destinations and often the person who created the tour leads the tour making the trip leader the go to person from start to finish.

Single Friendly

We don’t believe in penalising singles for travelling alone. You can choose to share with another single of the same sex if you’re ok with making a new friend or pay the single supplement which we charge at cost price to us with no profit. We just love our singles that much!

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What people are saying about Inverted Atlas

“We would follow Kristina anywhere”

Kristina (trip leader) gave us that authentic sense that we had become part of the landscape and that stepping out of our comfort zones we had renewed our delight in the variety of what life has to offer; it may only come once as recent events have proven. Kristina, now with her new travel company, and her professional staff have the acumen and the enthusiasm to make it happen, to take the worry out of travel but not the personal accomplishment that comes with doing the extraordinary.
Bill and Bev McLean
Northern NSW. Australia

“We had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs!”

I was fortunate enough to take a 7 week trip along the Silk Road from Beijing to Istanbul. The knowledge and coordination required to manage this successfully is huge. Our Tour Leader, Kristina, certainly came up with the goods. Transport across 8 countries without missing a train or bus. Even when our bus broke down on the way to the station, she had the presence of mind to commandeer a local bus for us so we wouldn’t miss our train!  She co-ordinated seamless border crossings in some of the most remote and challenging environments, and hotel check-ins throughout were a breeze. She managed to balance her responsibility for the safety of the group with our freedom for independent exploration.
Lyn Krivohlavy

“Completely blew every other travel experience I’d had out of the water.”

Key highlights for me were floating in the Dead Sea (a strange but incredible experience), standing on a stage that Socrates (Socrates!) himself spoke at and just absorbing the history, and finally, the evening when Kristina (trip leader) convinced a local shop owner to open up late at night so a few of us could do some shopping privately before we left the town – something that only she could do because of her rapport with the locals! Her knowledge of the different towns and cities we visited, as well as her understanding of the history at each place made this a magical trip of a lifetime.
JJ McConnachie
New Zealand

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Kristina’s next trip is our ‘Invaders, Traders & Pyramid Builders’ – Archaeology Trip to Egypt

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