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Caravanserais of Caucasus & Central Asia

 

Summary:

The ancient Silk Road crossed the lands of the Turkey and central Anatolia, and then divided. We follow the route that headed north, crossing the Caucasus through Georgia, Azerbaijan taking us into Central Asia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

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Duration
63 Days
Countries
6
Next Departure
28-Jun-2021
Starting at
USD 10,935.00
Price per day
USD 174.00

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Operator
Dragoman
Tour
Caravanserais of Caucasus & Central Asia
Travel Quality
Budget Travel
Group Size
0 - 26
Age Group
18 - 99 Years


Summary

The ancient Silk Road crossed the lands of the Turkey and central Anatolia, and then divided. We follow the route that headed north, crossing the Caucasus through Georgia, Azerbaijan taking us into Central Asia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

It's a wonderful 54 day trip exploring the great civilisations, fabulous ever-changing scenery and diverse cultures. If you have the time and would like an in depth experience of this incredible part of the world, then this is the journey for you.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Bishkek
Day 2.
Chong Kemin Valley
Day 3.
Chong Kemin Valley
Day 4.
Karakol
Day 5.
Jeti-Oguz Valley
Day 6.
Jeti-Oguz Valley
Day 7.
Kochkor
Day 8.
Son-Kol Lake
Day 9.
Son-Kol Lake
Day 10.
Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
Day 11.
Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
Day 12.
Arslanbob
Day 13.
Arslanbob
Day 14.
Fergana Valley
Day 15.
Tashkent
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Day 48.
Tbilisi
Day 49.
Kutaisi
Day 50.
Batumi
Day 51.
Sumela
Day 52.
Zara
Day 53.
Goreme
Day 54.
Goreme
Day 55.
Egirdir
Day 56.
Olympos
Day 57.
Olympos
Day 58.
Pamukkale
Day 59.
Selcuk
Day 60.
Selcuk
Day 61.
Gallipoli
Day 62.
Istanbul
Day 63.
Istanbul

Visited Countries (6): Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Visited cities (14): Ashgabat, Batumi, Bishkek, Bucchara, Goreme, Istanbul, Khiva, Kutaisi, Pamukkale, Samarkand, Stepantsminda, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yerevan

 

Details

An easy trip, with a good relaxed pace, that really gives an insight into the region. A mixture of camping to allow us to get right off the beaten track, home stays, for local interaction as well as local and comfortable hotels, make this a trip that can be done by most folk with the time and an open mind but be aware crossing the Caspian Sea on the local ferry is quite an experience!

Remarks

Highlights

  • Explore the amazing sights of Istanbul
  • Guided tour of Ancient Troy
  • Visit the Gallipoli Peninsular and the battlefields
  • Ancient ruins of Ephesus
  • Olympos Beach and Fire mountain
  • Ancient Mountain City of Termessos
  • Take an optional balloon ride over Cappadocia
  • Guided tour of the valley & underground cities of Cappadocia
  • Visit the Black Sea at Batumi
  • Visit the Prometheus Caves near Kutaisi
  • Stay in the fascinating city of Tbilisi
  • Visit Vardzia, a cave monastery on the UNESCO World Heritage list
  • Explore Armenia's ancient city of Gyumri, with its great churches and Soviet Era grandeur
  • Explore the Armenia's capital, Yerevan and learn about its extensive history
  • Visit Lake Sevan a high altitude lake known for its beaches
  • Hike to the amazing Gergeti Trinity Church at Stepantsminda
  • Visit Georgian Vineyards in Telavi for wine tasting
  • Explore the 1797 built Palace of the Sheki Khans
  • Explore the old town of Baku
  • Explore the unique Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on a guided tour
  • Wild camp near the 'Door to Hell' Darvaza Crater
  • Overland in to the Karakum desert
  • Explore the ruined city of Kunye Urgench
  • Guided tour of the ancient and beautiful city of Khiva
  • 3 nights in Bukhara with guided tour of the many unique sites
  • Overnight in the Kyzylkum Desert staying in yurts
  • Guided tour of the historic city of Samarkand and surrounding area
  • Overland through Uzbekistan's Fergana Valley in local transport
  • See the silk-weavers of the Fergana Valley
  • Stay in traditional felt yurts at the incredible Song Kol Lake
  • Experience the daily life of the Kyrgyz mountain shepherds
  • See a demonstration from a traditional eagle hunter near Kochkor
  • Learn how Kyrgyz carpets and hats are typically made
  • Trek into the wilds of the Jeti-Oghuz Gorge
  • Walk around the incredible scenery of the Chong Kemin valley
  • Relax in the picturesque city of Bishkek

Included in Price

  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
  • Breakfasts x 84, Lunches x 30, Dinners x 52
  • Comfortable Hotel 18 nightsWild Camp 10 nightsBasic Hotel 10 nightsHomestay 4 nightsYurt Camp 3 nightsCamping without facilities 6 nightsOvernight Boat 1 nightGuesthouse 5 nightsMultishare Hostel 5 nights

Important!

  • Depending on the trip, activities may include treks of 3-4 hours at altitude or across hilly terrain, multi-day treks at sea level, horseback riding, canoeing and other adventurous activities. A moderate level of fitness is required.
  • This is a fairly challenging trip; you may well be travelling at high altitudes, across deserts or through cold and windy or hot and steamy areas. The terrain and roads may be rough and the facilities can be very basic or non existent. There may be some long drive days followed by wild camps, and physically and mentally it can be tough, but there will be some rest days and time to relax as well.

Travel Package

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Tour Bishkek Istanbul

This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

 

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