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Istanbul to Singapore

25 weeks from GBP £5,650 plus local payment US$3,760 (What’s this?)

Epic overland adventure across 14 countries. Istanbul, Europe, along the ancient Silk Road to China and then through the tropics of South East Asia, to the metropolis of Singapore. Experience diverse cultures, discover unknown and often turbulent history, explore varied landscapes and surroundings from wide verdant grasslands and barren deserts to towering snow-capped mountains and dense rainforest, and get lost in some of the world's most vibrant cities.

Included
Turkey
 - 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, Darvaza Gas Craters
Uzbekistan - Historic cities; Khiva, Bukhara & Samarkand
Kazakhstan - Aksu-Dzhabagly Nature Reserve
Kyrgyzstan - Ala-Archa Nature Reserve, Lakes Issyk-Kul, Semenovskre Gorge, Yurt Stay by Lake Song Kol, Tash Rabat Caravanserai
China - Chinese guide, Letter of Introduction & fees, Jiaohe Ruins, Maogao Caves, Boat Buddha Caves at Bingling Si, Labrang Tibetan Monastery, Huanglong National Park, Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Centre, Terracotta Army 
Laos - Longtail boat trip in Phu Hin Bun National Park, Vientiane - Great Sacred Stupa of Pha That Luang, Imperial City Hue, War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City
Cambodia - Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Killing Fields, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Boat trip from Siem Reap to Battambang with Tonle Sap Lake
Thailand – Bangkok - Wat Phra Kaew & Grand Palace
Indonesia - Sumatra Jungle trek, Orangutan feeding station & inner tube river trip
Malaysia - Speed boat trip to Perhentian Islands
Singapore Sling at Raffles

Included

All accom approx 20% camping, 80% hostels; except Beach Week Thailand
Crew - Driver and Tour Leader from Istanbul to Xi’an, Tour Leader from Xi’an to Singapore
Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs, cooking gear
Fully equipped Expedition Truck from Istanbul to Xi’an

Excluded

Optional excursions/side trips
Flights; visas; transfers; personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips
Meals out or taken while in hotels or hostels - allow $20 day
Hotel & food during the ‘Beach Week’ in Thailand

Side trips / Optional extras

Turkey - WWI memorial - ANZAC Cove US$ 10
Turkey - Troy $10/15 incl entrance & guide US$ 10
Turkey - Pamukkale limestone terraces - $5-$15 US$ 10
Turkey - Ephesus 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
Turkey - Hammam US$ 5
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 - Esfahan, Shiraz, Hashed, Tabriz, Yadz - many mosques palaces, ruins from free to $10 US$ 10
Iran - Tehran - Many other museums in Tehran…. Most cost between $1-6 entry US$ 6
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
Uzbekistan - Tashkent - Bazaar US$ 0
Uzbekistan - Samarkand – entry $10, Ave of Mausoleums $5, Registan $7, Bibi Khanym Mosque $5, Afrasiab ruins & museum $4 US$ 10
Uzbekistan - Kiva City sights pass US$ 20
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
Krygystan - Horse riding at Song Kol per day US$ 15
Krygystan - Hiking guide for a group US$ 25
Krygystan - overnight yurt stay at Song Kol US$ 10
China - Museum entrances from $2 US$ 10
China - Gaochang, Bizeklik Caves & Astana Graves US$ 30
China - Huanglong Park; Cable Car US$ 20
China - Jiayuguan - Last Fort - Great Wall of China US$ 20
China - Turpan; Irrigation Channel $10, Grape Valley $10 US$ 20
China - Oasis Mingsha Shan Sand Dunes & Crescent Lake; entry $20 camel ride $18, microlite $50, sandboarding $30 US$ 118
Vietnam - HCMC, Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple day excursion US$ 10
Vietnam - Hue Royal Tombs and Perfume River Cruise US$ 15
Vietnam - HCMC, Reunification Palace or Independence Palace US$ 2
Vietnam - Mekong Delta Day Excursion US$ 60
Vietnam - Hue, DMZ Tour US$ 10
Cambodia - Guide for Angkor Wat US$ 40
Thailand - Khlong (Canal) Tour Bangkok (Half Day $40 ) Full Day US$ 80
Thailand - Bangkok, Temple and Palace Entrance Fees US$ 10
Thailand - Bangkok; Floating Markets Day Tour US$ 60
Thailand - accommodation ‘Beach Week’ from $200 to $300 US$ 300
Malaysia - Penang – Medan Return Flights US$ 200
Malaysia - Barjaya Times Square Mall and Theme Park, Kuala Lumpur US$ 10
Malaysia - Petronas Towers Entry US$ 20
Indonesia - Bat Cave Tour Bukit Lawang & Tube Hire US$ 3
Indonesia - Photo Fee at Orangutan Feeding Station US$ 5
Singapore - Cinema US$ 5
Singapore - Singapore Flyer US$ 30
Singapore - Hawkers Market meals US$ 5

Departure Dates

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Map

Map of Istanbul to Singapore

 

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