SOURCE: Adventure Center

November 09, 2006 08:03 ET

See the Real Kazakhstan and Turn the Tables on Borat

EMERYVILLE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 9, 2006 -- The Sacha Baron Cohen character Borat has brought a great deal of attention to the country of Kazakhstan, especially now since the Borat movie is the most popular film in the country. Millions of people have watched Borat make his cross-country trip across America. While Borat is quick to inform the people he encounters about the customs of his "native" Kazakhstan, the movie is really more about the United States than this former Soviet Union republic.

The ninth largest country in the world by area, Kazakhstan's history is rich with cultural influences deposited during hundreds of years of exploration, trading and wars. It is also home to the world's least well-known mountain range, the Tian Shan. Adventure Center offers several trips that reveal all of these aspects of this isolated, yet welcoming country.

Sharing borders with Russia and China, Kazakhstan's Rhubarb Road served as a sister route to the Silk Road, along which goods and customs traveled. On the Rhubarb Road trip, make your way from Moscow to Beijing and on the way explore seldom-visited towns and outposts in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Or for the ultimate Kazakhstan experience fly into the former capital of Almaty to join the Heart of the Celestial Mountains trek, the ultimate aim of which is to stand before the massive marble peak of Kan Tengri -- one of the most northerly peaks of over 22,000 feet on our planet. To achieve this involves a major trek through majestic alpine scenery, possible encounters with nomad people in wild Kazakhstan valleys and a helicopter flight to Inylchek Glacier to walk in the shadows of Tian Shan's highest peaks.

Let Borat keep you laughing, but if it is learning and adventure that you crave, any of Adventure Center's Kazakhstan trips will provide you with opportunities that no movie can provide.

To learn more about these trips and over 1,000 other adventure travel experiences, contact Adventure Center via, or call 1-800-227-8747.

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