Beginning in Turkmenistan’s Capital Ashgabat, in Central Asia, this exciting overland trip covers four fascinating and very different countries in just twenty-four days, ending in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.
Starting in the heart of Asia you will feel as if you have almost returned to Europe. You will encounter friendly locals, a diverse and long history, a unique and varied culture, lively and cosmopolitan cities, and vast, stunning landscapes that range from arid desert to rugged mountains, with dense forests and snow-capped peaks as we reach the Caucus states of Armenia and Georgia.
This tour has a focus on Iran, as you’ll travel there on your second day. You’ll visit Mashhad, the Dasht e Kavir Desert, Shiraz, and Persepolis. You’ll be treated to typical Iranian food and meet some fascinating people along the way! Read the detailed Itinerary below to find out more. 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
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 24 Days - Central Asia & South East Asia - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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