Turkmenistan, Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Turkey. Discover some of the oldest cities in the world, steeped in history and legend, from Esfahan in Iran to Troy in Turkey. Be bewildered by the bizarre city of Ashgabat, and explore the beautiful and untouched Caucasus countries of Armenia and Georgia.

Turkmenistan – Letter of Introduction support and fees, Ashgabat, Darvaza Gas Craters
– Esfahan, Tehran, Persepolis, Shiraz, Yazd, Dasht e Kavir Desert, Mashhad
– Gallipoli,  Turquoise Coast Tour, Cappadocia Region


  • Transport on expedition truck with crew
  • Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs & cooking gear
  • All road tolls and ferry crossings
  • Accommodation – 50% camping in tents, 50% basic hotels & hostels
  • Meals prepared by group or provided – approx 50%


  • Flights, visas, transfers, personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips
  • Optional excursions/side trips
  • Meals out or taken while in hotels or hostels – allow $20 day

Side trips / Optional extras

Trip/extra Cost
Turkey – WWI memorial – ANZAC Cove $10, Troy entrance and guide $15, Ephesus $10, Hamam $5, Pamukkale limestone terraces $15, Ephesus 5 hour tour $40, Ephesus entry $10 USD $10
Turkey – Ihlara Valley 2-3 hours tourist card that included many entries for Goreme USD $50
Turkmenistan – Ashgabat – Nat Museum $10, carpet museum $9, Arch of Neutrality $2 USD $21
Turkey, Goreme; Ballooning hour $180, Day tour $25, Belly dancing $30 USD $20
Iran – Tehran – Many other museums in Tehran…. Most cost between $1-6 entry USD $6
Iran – Mashaad – Day trip (average) transport, guided walk, lunch and hammam USD $35
Iran – Esfahan, Shiraz, Hashed, Tabriz, Yadz – mosques, palaces, ruins – free to $10 USD $10
Georgia – Gori – Stalin Museum $8, Gori Castle free, Uplistsikhe ancient cave city built into the mountains $2, Telavi wine tour $40 USD $8
Georgia – Tbilisi – Museums free to $5, wine tasting $15, Folk Music lunch $15 USD $5

Departure Dates

View all the dates for this tour on the departure dates page.


Map of Ashgabat to Istanbul via Georgia