Caravanserais of Caucasus & Central Asia

Istanbul - Bishkek

63 days through Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan
FROM: $8295 USD + 2,050 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus, Overnight Boat, Jeep, Russian Bus
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 18 nights
Multishare Hostel 5 nights
Camping without facilities 6 nights
Basic Hotel 10 nights
Guesthouse 5 nights
Wild Camp 7 nights
Homestay 7 nights
Overnight Boat 1 night
Yurt Camp 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 43, Lunches x 14, Dinners x 26
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
IKY
Deposit:
$435 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

The ancient Silk Road crossed the lands of the Turkey and central Anatolia, and then divided. We follow the route that headed north, crossing the Caucasus through Georgia, Azerbaijan taking us into Central Asia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

It's a wonderful 54 day trip exploring the great civilisations, fabulous ever-changing scenery and diverse cultures. If you have the time and would like an in depth experience of this incredible part of the world, then this is the journey for you.

Explore the amazing sights of Istanbul
Guided tour of Ancient Troy
Visit the Gallipoli Peninsular and the battlefields
Ancient ruins of Ephesus
Olympos Beach and Fire mountain
Ancient Mountain City of Termessos
Take an optional balloon ride over Cappadocia
Guided tour of the valley & underground cities of Cappadocia
Visit the Black Sea at Batumi
Visit the Prometheus Caves near Kutaisi

An easy trip, with a good relaxed pace, that really gives an insight into the region. A mixture of camping to allow us to get right off the beaten track, home stays, for local interaction as well as local and comfortable hotels, make this a trip that can be done by most folk with the time and an open mind but be aware crossing the Caspian Sea on the local ferry is quite an experience!

Day 1 - Istanbul (16th March 2021)

Border Information: If joining in Istanbul, you will most likely enter Turkey at Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IATA code: IST).

There will be a pre-departure meeting at 10.00am - on arrival please look out for a note from your leader with more information about this important meeting. If you are travelling beyond Tbilisi, your tour leader will need to carefully check your visa situation for your entire trip.

The afternoon will be free to explore the many sights of the incredible exotic city of Istanbul, including the Grand Bazaar, the Bosphorus River, Hagia Sophia and the phenomenal Blue Mosque!

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Istanbul before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales Team or your Sales agent if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Istanbul.

* Important note - do not bring any medicines containing tramadol, codeine, temazepam, morphine or opiates to Central Asia. These are illegal in all circumstances in most of Central Asia and you will risk arrest. If in doubt about a particular medicine, please do not bring it. See the notes at the bottom for more details. *


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Gallipoli (17th March 2021)
Day 3 - Selcuk (18th March 2021)
Day 4 - Selcuk (19th March 2021)
Day 5 - Pamukkale (20th March 2021)
Day 6 - Olympos (21st March 2021)
Day 7 - Olympos (22nd March 2021)
Day 8 - Egirdir (23rd March 2021)
Day 9 - Goreme (24th March 2021)
Day 10 - Goreme (25th March 2021)
Day 11 - Zara (26th March 2021)
Day 12 - Sumela (27th March 2021)
Day 13 - Batumi (28th March 2021)
Day 14 - Kutaisi (29th March 2021)
Day 15 - Tbilisi (30th March 2021)
Day 16 - Tbilisi (31st March 2021)
Day 17 - Lake Sevan (1st April 2021)
Day 18 - Yerevan (2nd April 2021)
Day 19 - Yerevan (3rd April 2021)
Day 20 - Armenian Highlands (4th April 2021)
Day 21 - Borjomi-Kharagauli NP (5th April 2021)
Day 22 - Mtskheta (6th April 2021)
Day 23 - Stepantsminda (7th April 2021)
Day 24 - Telavi (8th April 2021)
Day 25 - Telavi (9th April 2021)
Day 26 - Lagodekhi (10th April 2021)
Day 27 - Sheki (11th April 2021)
Day 28 - Lahij Village (12th April 2021)
Day 29 - Baku (13th April 2021)
Day 30 - Baku (14th April 2021)
Day 31 - Caspian Sea (15th April 2021)
Day 32 - Turkmenbashi (16th April 2021)
Day 33 - Ashgabat (17th April 2021)
Day 34 - Ashgabat (18th April 2021)
Day 35 - Darvaza (19th April 2021)
Day 36 - Kunye Urgench (20th April 2021)
Day 37 - Khiva (21st April 2021)
Day 38 - Khiva (22nd April 2021)
Day 39 - Bukhara (23rd April 2021)
Day 40 - Bukhara (24th April 2021)
Day 41 - Bukhara (25th April 2021)
Day 42 - Kyzylkhum Desert (26th April 2021)
Day 43 - Samarkand (27th April 2021)
Day 44 - Samarkand (28th April 2021)
Day 45 - Samarkand (29th April 2021)
Day 46 - Tashkent (30th April 2021)
Day 47 - Tashkent (1st May 2021)
Day 48 - Tashkent (2nd May 2021)
Day 49 - Fergana Valley (3rd May 2021)
Day 50 - Arslanbob (4th May 2021)
Day 51 - Arslanbob (5th May 2021)
Day 52 - Kyrgyz Fergana Valley (6th May 2021)
Day 53 - Kyrgyz Fergana Valley (7th May 2021)
Day 54 - Son-Kol Lake (8th May 2021)
Day 55 - Son-Kol Lake (9th May 2021)
Day 56 - Kochkor (10th May 2021)
Day 57 - Jeti-Oguz Valley (11th May 2021)
Day 58 - Jeti-Oguz Valley (12th May 2021)
Day 59 - Karakol (13th May 2021)
Day 60 - Chong Kemin Valley (14th May 2021)
Day 61 - Chong Kemin Valley (15th May 2021)
Day 62 - Bishkek (16th May 2021)
Day 63 - Bishkek (17th May 2021)

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17 May 21 Bishkek

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