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Istanbul to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

44 Days from GBP £2,100 plus local payment US$1,275 (What’s this?)

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


Flights; visas; transfers; personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips
Optional excursions/side trips
Meals out or taken while in hotels or hostels - allow $20 day

Side trips / Optional extras

Turkey - WWI memorial – ANZAC Cove $10, Troy entrance and guide $15, Ephesus $10, Hammam $5, Pamukkale limestone terraces $15 US$ 10
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
Georgia - Batumi bike hire per hour US$ 2
Georgia – Tbilisi - Many Museums from free to $5, wine tasting $15 US$ 5
Georgia - Prometheus Caves 2 hours US$ 7
Georgia – Gori - Stalin Museum $8, Gori Castle free US$ 8
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

Departure Dates

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Map of Istanbul to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan


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