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Silk Route between Istanbul and Bishkek (Bishkek to Istanbul)

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Silk Route between Istanbul and Bishkek (Bishkek to Istanbul) - Dragoman
Silk Route between Istanbul and Bishkek (Bishkek to Istanbul) - Dragoman
Starts
Istanbul
Destinations
+25
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
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Overland truck
Start in Istanbul and end in Bishkek! With the overland truck tour Silk Route between Istanbul and Bishkek (Bishkek to Istanbul), you have a 54 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 26 other destinations. Silk Route between Istanbul and Bishkek (Bishkek to Istanbul) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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Itinerary

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

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

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Videos

  • Main Page Video
  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Overlanding The Silk Road
  • Dragoman - 2017
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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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  • James12th May 2018
    I was able to sort through the various trips until I found a couple I wanted to take. After I booked I misjudged the travel time between when one tour ended and when I had to get to the next one (I didn't realize there were no evening flights where I was). TourRadar was great in connecting me with the tour operator and they were in turn great with helping me change the itinerary so I could do both trips without any extra hassle.

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About the countries

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Currencies

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

Plugs & Adapters

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Visa

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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 10% to confirm this Dragoman booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 21 October 2018 the full payment of $5,347 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 $5347 for Silk Route between Istanbul and Bishkek (Bishkek to Istanbul), but the deposit of 10% 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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