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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Istanbul, Turkey

62 days from GBP £2,850 plus local payment US$1,720 (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.

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


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


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

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 of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Istanbul, Turkey


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