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Silk Route between Istanbul and Bishkek (from Istanbul to Bishkek)

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Cost/day $99
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Silk Route between Istanbul and Bishkek (from Istanbul to Bishkek) - Dragoman
Silk Route between Istanbul and Bishkek (from Istanbul to Bishkek) - Dragoman
Starts
Istanbul
Destinations
+25
Ends
Bishkek
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Highlights

Start in Istanbul and end in Bishkek! With the overland truck tour Silk Route between Istanbul and Bishkek (from Istanbul to Bishkek), you have a 54 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 26 other destinations. Silk Route between Istanbul and Bishkek (from Istanbul to Bishkek) includes accommodation in a hotel, hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping
Transportation
Overland Truck

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Itinerary

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

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  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Flights

  • Insurance

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Videos

  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Overlanding The Silk Road
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Questions & Answers

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

  • April 23, 2015

    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

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    Currencies

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

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    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 10% to confirm this Dragoman booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 December 2017 the full payment of $5,367 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 $5367 for Silk Route between Istanbul and Bishkek (from Istanbul to Bishkek), 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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