Istanbul To Ashgabat (44 Days) Caucasus And Persia Explorer

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Run by: Oasis Overland

Reference number: 319

From: £2075.00

Join this overland adventure through Turkey, the Caucasus states of Georgia and Armenia before travelling through Iran and ending in the isolated desert country of Turkmenistan. From Istanbul to Ashgabat, this trip is full of fascinating and varied history, demonstrating the contested and often turbulent past of this relatively unknown region. Those who do travel here are rewarded with breathtaking scenery from stunning snowy mountains to seemingly endless desert, ancient and medieval sites that rival and often outdo any found in Europe, and a wide array of eclectic cultures, with consistently friendly and welcoming locals. Day 1 Istanbul

Our first day is free in Istanbul

Days 2 to 12 Turkey

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

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

Pamukkale - hot springs and stunning waterways

Cappadoccia - explore dwellings carved from the eerily eroded landscape

Days 13 to 20 Georgia

Batumi - on the Black Sea Coast

Foothills of the Caucasus - bush camps in rural Georgia

Kutaisi - Georgi’a second largest city

Gori – birthplace of Stalin

Tbilisi – Georgia’s capital

Days 21 to 22 Georgia

Telavi – ancient wine-growing region

Days 23 to 27 Armenia

Savanavank – monastery on the shores of Lake Sevan

Yerevan – Capital of Armenia, cafes, museums and world-famous brandy

Days 28 to 43 Iran

Tabriz - explore the bazaar and the Blue Mosque

Tehran - Iran’s non-stop capital

Esfahan - discover this historic and beautiful city

Persepolis - ancient ruins partly destroyed by Alexander the Great

Shiraz & Yazd

Dasht e Kavir Desert - desert crossing with an overnight Oasis stop

Mashhad - home to the stunning Imam Reza Mosque

Turkmenistan

Ashgabat - Capital of Turkmenistan

Day 44 Ashgabat – Trip ends and transfer to airport. 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
17/04/2019 30/05/2019 Places Availabl £2075.00
15/04/2020 28/05/2020 Places Availabl £2075.00
27/05/2020 09/07/2020 Places Availabl £2075.00

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