A 9 week trip from Bishkek to Istanbul to trip through 8 countries. We see the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, land locked Uzbekistan, the deserts of Turkmenistan. Iran, with the friendliest people of the region and little visited Armenia and Georgia. And best of Turkey, ending in Istanbul.

Included
Kazakhstan – Aksu-Dzhabagly Nature Reserve
Uzbekistan
– Historic cities; Khiva, Bukhara & Samarkand
Turkmenistan – Letter of Introduction support and fees, Ashgabat, Darvaza Gas Craters
Iran
– Esfahan, Tehran, Persepolis, Shiraz, Yazd, Dasht e Kavir Desert, Mashhad
Turkey
– Gallipoli, Cappadocia Region, Turquoise Coast Tour, 

Included

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

Excluded

  • Optional Excursions
  • Flights, transfers, travel insurance, drinks, tips, visas, meals out
  • Meals out or taken while in hotels or hostels – allow $20 day
  • Meals while in hotels

Side trips / Optional extras

Trip/extra Cost
Turkmenistan – Ashgabat – Nat Museum $10, carpet museum $9, Arch of Neutrality $2 USD $21
Uzbekistan – Samarkand – entry $10, Ave of Mausoleums $5, Registan $7, Bibi Khanym Mosque $5, Afrasiab ruins & museum $4 USD $10
Iran – Esfahan, Shiraz, Hashed, Tabriz, Yadz – mosques, palaces, ruins – free to $10 USD $10
Iran – Mashaad – Day trip (average) transport, guided walk, lunch and hammam USD $35
Iran – Tehran – Many other museums in Tehran…. Most cost between $1-6 entry USD $6
Uzbekistan – Kiva City sights pass USD $13
Turkey, Goreme; Ballooning hour $180, Day tour $25, Belly dancing $30 USD $20
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

Departure Dates

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

Map

Map of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Istanbul, Turkey