Central Asia Discovery – 63 day tour

FROM ONLY R97,665 pps

Ref – TTTV131

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Turkey – explore cultural Istanbul, stroll around legendary Ephesus, marvel at the Sumela Monastery and discover the magical landscape of Cappadocia
Armenia – camp on the shores of Lake Sevan, explore the ancient city of Yerevan and admire the stunning Khor Virap Monastery set against the snow-capped peak of Mt Ararat
Turkmenistan – gaze at the bizarre buildings of Ashgabat, visit the flaming Darvaza Gas Crater and explore the ruined city of Kunye Urgench
Kyrgyzstan – hike in the Kyrgyz Fergana Valley, watch an incredible eagle hunter demonstration, relax on the shore of Song Kol Lake and end our adventure in charming Bishkek
Georgia – relax in friendly Batumi, visit the capital Tbilisi, wander around ancient Kutaisi and enjoy wine tasting in Telavi
Azerbaijan – stay in an ancient caravanserai in Sheki, stroll around the coppersmiths village of Lahij and lose yourself in the modern metropolis of Baku
Uzbekistan – visit the ancient Silk Road cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, discover Soviet-style Tashkent and sleep in a yurt in the Kyzylkhum Desert

INCLUDED

44 breakfasts, 18 lunches and 25 dinners
16 nights camping (including 2 nights on campsites, 5 nights wild camping & 9 nights camping without facilities)
1 overnight ferry from Baku – Turkmenbashi
Services of two crew (drivers/tour leaders) and local guides along the way
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Visits to the Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery & Khor Virap Monastery in Armenia
Visit to Gobustan to see the petroglyphs and mud volcanoes
Guided tour of Khiva, Bukhara & Samarkand in Uzbekistan
39 nights in hotels / hostels / guesthouses
3 nights camping in traditional yurts, 3 nights in a homestay
All necessary camping equipment (excluding sleeping bags)
Transportation in an overland expedition vehicle
Guided tour of Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus & Cappadocia
A stay in the ancient Sheki caravanserai in Azerbaijan
Guided tour of Ashgabat and visit to the Darvaza Gas Crater in Turkmenistan
Eagle hunter demonstration in Kyrgyzstan

NOT INCLUDED

International flights and visas
Tipping – an entirely personal gesture
Local Payment: $2300pp, paid in USD
Items of a personal nature, additional meals and drinks
Sleeping bag and roll mat – please bring your own for camping

 

 


 

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