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. In 44 days this trip will excite, amaze and constantly surprise you.

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


  • Accommodation – 50% camping in tents, 50% basic hotels & hostels
  • Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs & cooking gear


  • Flights, transfers, travel insurance, drinks, tips, visas, meals out
  • Optional Excursions

Side trips / Optional extras

Trip/extra Cost
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
Turkey, Goreme; Ballooning hour $180, Day tour $25, Belly dancing $30 USD $20
Turkmenistan – Ashgabat – Nat Museum $10, carpet museum $9, Arch of Neutrality $2 USD $21
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
Georgia – Tbilisi – Museums free to $5, wine tasting $15, Folk Music lunch $15 USD $5
Georgia – Gori – Stalin Museum $8, Gori Castle free, Uplistsikhe ancient cave city built into the mountains $2, Telavi wine tour $40 USD $8

Departure Dates

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


Map of Istanbul to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan