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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Istanbul, Turkey

62 days from GBP £2,670 plus local payment US$1,600 (What’s this?)

9 weeks 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

Accommodation; half camping in tents, half simple hotels
Meals prepared by group or provided - approx 50%
Transport in expedition truck
Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs, cooking gear

Excluded

Optional excursions/side trips
Meals while in hotels
Flights; visas; transfers; personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips

Side trips / Optional extras

Uzbekistan - Kiva City sights pass US$ 20
Uzbekistan - Samarkand – entry $10, Ave of Mausoleums $5, Registan $7, Bibi Khanym Mosque $5, Afrasiab ruins & museum $4 US$ 10
Uzbekistan - Tashkent - Bazaar US$ 0
Turkey – Goreme - Ballooning 1 hour $180, Turkish night $20, full day tour $25, Belly dancing night $30 US$ 20
Turkey - Ihlara Valley 2-3 hours tourist card that included many entries for Goreme US$ 50
Turkey - WWI memorial – ANZAC Cove $10, Troy entrance and guide $15, Ephesus $10, Hammam $5, Pamukkale limestone terraces $15 US$ 10
Georgia - Batumi bike hire per hour US$ 2
Georgia – Tbilisi - Many Museums from free to $5, wine tasting $15 US$ 5
Georgia – Gori - Stalin Museum $8, Gori Castle free US$ 8
Georgia - Prometheus Caves 2 hours US$ 7
Georgia - Lagodekhi NP hikes US$ 0
Georgia - Kazbegi Trinity Cathedral - transport, entrance free US$ 5
Georgia - Gremi Monastery US$ 5
Iran - Tehran - Many other museums in Tehran…. Most cost between $1-6 entry US$ 6
Iran - Esfahan, Shiraz, Hashed, Tabriz, Yadz - many mosques palaces, ruins from free to $10 US$ 10
Iran - Mashaad - Day trip (average) transport, guided walk, lunch and hammam US$ 35
Turkmenistan - Ashgabat - Nat Museum $10, carpet museum $9, Arch of Neutrality $2 US$ 21
Uzbekistan - Bukhara - Ark US$ 5
Kazakhstan - Entry to Aksu National Park US$ 10
Kazakhstan - Day Hiking, Ranger & Entry in Aksu Nat. Reserve US$ 30
Kyrgyzstan - Museum Entrances from $2 to $10 US$ 10

Departure Dates

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Map

Map of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Istanbul, Turkey

 

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