Trip reference number: 354
Trip Operator: Oasis Overland
A sweeping and varied expedition that has it all – majestic vistas with snowcapped mountains and crystal clear lakes, buzzing modern cities, ancient sites embedded in the history of Central Asia and a mixture of cultures, flavours and sights that will constantly surprise you. Follow the ancient traders of the Silk Road and through the heart of Asia on this once-in-a-lifetime overland adventure! Days 1 to 2 Georgia
Telavi – ancient wine-growing region
Days 3 to 7 Armenia
Savanavank – monastery on the shores of Lake Sevan
Yerevan – Capital of Armenia, cafes, museums and world-famous brandy
Days 8 to 22 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
Day 23 Turkmenistan
Ashgabat – Free time and City Tour
Days 24 to 25 Turkmenistan
Kara-Kum Desert – drive€ross the barren desert
Darvaza Gas Craters – the ‘Door to Hell’, a result of Soviet-era gas exploration.
Kunye Ugench - see the 60mtr high minaret
Days 26 to 35 Uzbekistan
Aral Sea - ships marooned in the desert
Khiva - explore the ancient medressas, mausoleums and museums.
Bukhara - an important stop on the Silk Rd of old & home to over 350 mosques & 100 Islamic colleges.
Kyzylkum Desert - beauty & harshness in one.
Samarkand - as old as Babylon, view the beauty of the Registan, medressas & mosques.
Drive south towards Tajikistan border.
Stop off in the unesco Town of Shahrisabz (time allowing).
Dushanbe – Tajikistan’s Capital.
Days 36 to 41 Fann Mountains – 5000 mtr + peaks.
Iskanderkul Lake and Tajikistan’s highest waterfall.
Khujand – an important city on the old Silk Road.
Fergana Valley – the home of silk and where the great route started from.
Osh – home to oldest bazaar in Central Asia.
Stunning mountains and lakes
Bishkek - the Kyrgyzstan capital. Soviet built city with tree lined boulevards and parks. A chance to let our hair down, relax and maybe remind our taste buds about western food!
Days 42 to 43 Bishkek - the Kyrgyzstan capital. Soviet built city with tree lined boulevards and parks. A chance to let our hair down, relax and maybe remind our taste buds about western food!
Days 44 to 56 Please note: Our 2nd August 2019 departure does not visit Almaty. Please contact us for an itinerary for this departure.
Almaty - Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis
Lake Issyk-Kul - a massive mountain lake with magnificent scenery & loads of€tivities to choose from.
Karakol/Jeti Orguz Region - hiking into the surrounding Terskay Ala-Too Mountains.
Lake Song Kol - Traditional yurt stay, horseback riding and trekking the surrounding areas.
Tash Rabat - visit this ancient caravanserai.
Days 57 to 58 Scenic camping spots
Bishkek - capital city
Day 59 Your trip ends after breakfast. 59 Days - Central Asia & South East Asia - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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