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Silk Route of Central Asia (Istanbul to Bishkek)

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Days
54
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Cost/day $87
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Silk Route of Central Asia (Istanbul to Bishkek) - Dragoman
Silk Route of Central Asia (Istanbul to Bishkek) - Dragoman
Starts
Istanbul
+25 Destinations
Silk Road
Ends
Bishkek
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Highlights

  • Stay in Caravanserai at Sheiki
  • Explore the Palace of the Sheki Khans
  • Visit the Maiden's Tower in Baku's Old Town
  • See the Palace of the Shirvanshahs
  • Cross the Caspian Sea on ferry
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping
Max Group Size
22
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Adventure, Overland truck, Discovery, In-depth Cultural
Start in Istanbul and end in Bishkek! With the adventure tour Silk Route of Central Asia (Istanbul to Bishkek), you have a 54 day tour package taking you from Istanbul to Bishkek and through Istanbul, Turkey and 26 other destinations. Silk Route of Central Asia (Istanbul to Bishkek) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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    4.5 - Excellent

    This was one of the best holidays we have ever done . Will our Leader and Anita the driver were amazing. The experience was one big adventure from beginning to end . Can highly recommend Dragoman

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Istanbul
  2. Day 2: Göreme
  3. Days 3 to 4: Göreme
  4. Day 5: Zara
  5. Day 6: Sumela
  6. Day 7: Batumi
  7. Day 8: Kutaisi
  8. Day 9: Gori-Mtskheta
  9. Day 10: Stepantsminda
  10. Day 11: Tbilisi
  11. Day 12: Tbilisi
  12. Day 13: Telavi
  13. Day 14: Telavi
  14. Day 15: Lagodekhi
  15. Day 16: Sheki
  16. Day 17: Gobustan
  17. Days 18 to 20: Baku
  18. Day 21: Caspian Sea
  19. Day 22: Turkmenbashi
  20. Day 23: Geok Tepe
  21. Day 24: Ashgabat
  22. Day 25: Ashgabat
  23. Day 26: Darvaza
  24. Day 27: Kunye Urgench
  25. Days 28 to 29: Khiva
  26. Day 30: Bukhara
  27. Days 31 to 32: Bukhara
  28. Day 33: Nurata
  29. Day 34: Samarkand
  30. Days 35 to 36: Samarkand
  31. Day 37: Tashkent
  32. Day 38: Tashkent
  33. Day 39: Tashkent
  34. Day 40: Fergana Valley
  35. Day 41: Arslanbob
  36. Days 42 to 44: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  37. Days 45 to 46: Song Köl Lake
  38. Day 47: Kochkor
  39. Days 48 to 49: Jeti Oguz Valley
  40. Day 50: Karakol
  41. Days 51 to 52: Chong Kemin Valley-Cholpon Ata
  42. Day 53: Bishkek
  43. Day 54: Bishkek

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

Videos

  • Main Page Video
  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Overlanding The Silk Road
  • Dragoman - 2017
  • Overlanding with Dragoman
  • Dragoman Overlanding 2018
  • Overlanding Kyrgyzstan
  • Dragoman Wild Camping
  • Snippet Kyrgyzstan - Russian Truck
  • Snippet Turkmenistan - Darvaza Crater
  • Dragoman - Georgia - Kazbegi Chuch in Mountains
  • Overlanding Istanbul
  • Dragoman Snippet - Uzbekistan
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for Silk Route between Istanbul and Bishkek (from Istanbul to Bishkek) is a group fund for this tour. The group fund pays for camping, hotels, food while camping, activities the group does as a whole (based on the itinerary mentioned above and in the brochure).

    The Kitty allows the group to be flexible as the hotels and campsites are not pre booked and booked by the crew while travelling which makes the whole itinerary more adabtable than the traditional tours. Sometimes you can stay an extra night at one location due to a special activity happening at the location, based on the groups wishes. All of these costs are paid at cost price and Dragoman makes no money out of it. Therefore, if money is left over in the Kitty after the tour, it will be paid back to the group members.

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

Lira
Turkey
Lari
Georgia
ман
Manat
Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan
лв
Som
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

Plugs & Adapters

Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and KyrgyzstanTurkmenistanUzbekistan

Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 10 days before travel.

Policies

Location
Istanbul is the starting point and Bishkek is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Dragoman to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $500 to confirm this Dragoman booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 March 2019 the full payment of $4,696 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $4696 for Silk Route of Central Asia (Istanbul to Bishkek), but the deposit of $500 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Dragoman tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 5,730 km.
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • 565 km
  • Goreme (Turkey)
  • 668 km
  • Batumi (Georgia)
  • 111 km
  • Kutaisi (Georgia)
  • 120 km
  • Gori (Georgia)
  • 64 km
  • Tbilisi (Georgia)
  • 61 km
  • Telavi (Georgia)
  • 68 km
  • Lagodekhi (Georgia)
  • 101 km
  • Sheki (Azerbaijan)
  • 215 km
  • Gobustan State Reserve (Azerbaijan)
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