Ashgabat To Istanbul (44 Days) Persia And Caucasus Explorer

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Run by: Oasis Overland

Reference number: 309

From: £2075.00

Join an adventure as we visit the fascinating and eclectic countries of 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! Day 1 Turkmenistan

Ashgabat – Arrive and transfer from the airport to the hotel.

Days 2 to 16 Iran

Mashhad - home to the stunning Imam Reza Mosque

Dasht e Kavir Desert - in search of the Asiatic Cheetah

Shiraz & Yazd

Persepolis - ancient ruins partly destroyed by Alexander the Great

Tehran

Esfahan - explore this historic and beautiful city

Tabriz - explore the 35km labyrinthine bazaar and the Blue (Kabud) Mosque

Days 17 to 20 Armenia

Yerevan – World-famous brandy distillery

Savanavank – monastery on the shores of Lake Sevan

Days 21 to 24 Georgia

Telavi - ancient wine-growing region

Days 25 to 32 Georgia

Tbilisi – Georgia’s capital city

Gori – birthplace of Stalin

Kutaisi - Georgi’a second largest city

Foothills of the Caucasus - bush camps in rural Georgia

Batumi - on the Black Sea Coast

Days 33 to 43 Turkey

Cappadoccia - explore dwellings carved from the eerily eroded landscape

Pamukkale - hot springs and stunning waterways

Ephesus - built by the Greeks 1000 years BC, then rebuilt by the Romans

Gallipoli - visit the battlegrounds and war graves of the forces that fought here in WWI.

Day 44 Istanbul - trip ends after breakfast 44 Days - Central Asia & South East Asia - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
24/09/2018 06/11/2018 Places Availabl £2075.00
05/09/2019 18/10/2019 Places Availabl £2075.00
27/09/2019 09/11/2019 Places Availabl £2075.00
31/08/2020 13/10/2020 Places Availabl £2075.00
22/09/2020 04/11/2020 Places Availabl £2075.00

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