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CEN­TRAL ASIAN AD­VEN­TURES

NEW trans­port links, eas­ier visa ac­cess and pro­grammes such as Joanna Lum­ley’s Silk Road Ad­ven­ture are all help­ing to make Cen­tral Asia a grow­ing des­ti­na­tion with in-the-know trav­ellers, tour op­er­a­tor In­trepid Travel has re­vealed. It has added two new tours for 2019 – in­clud­ing its first Uzbek­istanonly itin­er­ary – fol­low­ing a 50% growth in book­ings to Cen­tral Asia this year.

Uzbek­istan Ad­ven­ture is a nine-day trip, from £945pp. Be­gin­ning and end­ing in the cap­i­tal Tashkent, you will fol­low in the foot­steps of traders, pil­grims and Alexan­der the Great, sleep in a yurt in the desert and spend an evening at a home stay with a fam­ily in the Nu­ratau Moun­tains. Tashkent to Ash­ga­bat, mean­while, is a 10-day tour through Uzbek­istan and Turk­menistan, from £1,520pp.

To book visit in­trepid­travel.com or call 0808 274 5111.

TIME TO REACH FOR THE SKIS

INGHAMS is of­fer­ing a seven­night early-sea­son ski hol­i­day on a half board ba­sis at the fourstar Sportho­tel Panorama in Cor­vara, Dolomites Ski Area, Italy, from £794 per per­son based on three shar­ing. Price in­cludes re­turn flights from Lon­don Gatwick to Inns­bruck and air­port trans­fers, valid for de­par­ture on De­cem­ber 15. To book, visit inghams.co.uk/ ski-hol­i­days or call 01483 791114.

MOUN­TAINS TO CLIMB

AC­TIV­ITY hol­i­day spe­cial­ist Sherpa Ex­pe­di­tions has a new UK itin­er­ary next year. The 268-mile Pen­nine Way across Eng­land is a 20-day self-guided hike launch­ing in April. Prices start from £1,340pp, in­clud­ing B&B and lug­gage trans­fers. Visit sher­pa­ex­pe­di­tions.com

Joanna Lum­ley on her Silk Road Ad­ven­ture for ITV

Sportho­tel Panorama

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