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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Istanbul, Turkey

62 days from GBP £2,680 plus local payment US$1,600 (What’s this?)

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, vsas, meals out
Meals out or taken while in hotels or hostels - allow $20 day
Meals while in hotels

Side trips / Optional extras

Turkmenistan - Ashgabat - Nat Museum $10, carpet museum $9, Arch of Neutrality $2 US$ 21
Uzbekistan - Samarkand – entry $10, Ave of Mausoleums $5, Registan $7, Bibi Khanym Mosque $5, Afrasiab ruins & museum $4 US$ 10
Iran - Esfahan, Shiraz, Hashed, Tabriz, Yadz - mosques, palaces, ruins - free to $10 US$ 10
Iran - Mashaad - Day trip (average) transport, guided walk, lunch and hammam US$ 35
Iran - Tehran - Many other museums in Tehran…. Most cost between $1-6 entry US$ 6
Uzbekistan - Kiva City sights pass US$ 13
Turkey, Goreme; Ballooning hour $180, Day tour $25, Belly dancing $30 US$ 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 $10 US$ 10
Turkey - Ihlara Valley 2-3 hours tourist card that included many entries for Goreme US$ 50

Departure Dates

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Map

Map of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Istanbul, Turkey

 

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