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Silk Route between Istanbul and Ashgabat (Istanbul to Ashgabat)

Days
26
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Cost/day $98
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Starts
Ashgabat
+10 Destinations
Silk Road
Ends
Istanbul
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Highlights

  • Explore the Palace of the Shirvanshahs
  • Visit the Prometheus Caves near Kutaisi
  • Have lunch and wine tasting at a local winery
  • Stay in a Caravanserai at Sheiki
  • Take a guided tour of Ashgabat
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Camping
Transportation
Overland Truck, Ferry
Travel style
Overland truck
Start in Ashgabat and end in Istanbul! With the overland truck tour Silk Route between Istanbul and Ashgabat (Istanbul to Ashgabat), you have a 26 day tour package taking you through Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and 11 other destinations. Silk Route between Istanbul and Ashgabat (Istanbul to Ashgabat) 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
  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: Ashgabat

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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
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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 Ashgabat (from Ashgabat to Istanbul) 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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  • Elvio18th May 2018
    When our chosen tour date was full other dates were suggested. The staff was patient in guiding us with regards to our many questions related to dietary needs and other information related to the trip. The staff was friendly and respectful on every phone call.

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

ман
Manat
Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan
Lari
Georgia
Lira
Turkey

Plugs & Adapters

TurkmenistanTurkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey

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 Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Ideally 1 month before travel.

Policies

Location
Ashgabat is the starting point and Istanbul 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 18 December 2018 the full payment of $2,550 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 $2550 for Silk Route between Istanbul and Ashgabat (Istanbul to Ashgabat), 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 2,806 km.
  • Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
  • 518 km
  • Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan)
  • 266 km
  • Baku (Azerbaijan)
  • 56 km
  • Gobustan State Reserve (Azerbaijan)
  • 215 km
  • Sheki (Azerbaijan)
  • 162 km
  • Telavi (Georgia)
  • 61 km
  • Tbilisi (Georgia)
  • 64 km
  • Gori (Georgia)
  • 120 km
  • Kutaisi (Georgia)
  • 111 km
  • Batumi (Georgia)
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