Asia and Oceania

Paul Craven

Paul Craven

I love travelling off the beaten track and have been lucky enough to see many places in countries that few will ever visit. It is rewarding to design custom made travel itineraries that include these far off locations. These journeys can start at the Turkish/Iranian border, take you through the Caucasus, Central Asia, China, Indo-China, Mongolia before returning to Europe via Russia on the Trans-Mongolian Railway. I have personal experience and knowledge of each of these countries and have enormous pleasure introducing travellers to unique destinations.


Paul has been named Condé Nast Traveller’s chosen specialist for travel to Central Asia and the Silk Route. Paul joined the Steppes team in 1994, already having travelled the length and breadth of Central Asia. He is rightly regarded as one of the top specialists for the area, regularly travelling the Chinese Silk Route and visiting the ‘Stans’ including the Fergana Valley in Uzbekistan.


The place I would most like to return to?

Northern Myanmar

Your one luxury when you travel

Toilet roll

Your best travel advice

Relax and enjoy the ride

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