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Silk Route between Istanbul and Ashgabat (Ashgabat to Istanbul) - Dragoman
Silk Route between Istanbul and Ashgabat (Ashgabat to Istanbul) - Dragoman
Starts
Ashgabat
Destinations
+10
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
Start in Ashgabat and end in Istanbul! With the overland truck tour Silk Route between Istanbul and Ashgabat (Ashgabat to Istanbul), you have a 26 day tour package taking you through Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and 11 other destinations. Silk Route between Istanbul and Ashgabat (Ashgabat 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: Ashgabat
  2. Day 2: Ashgabat
  3. Day 3: Ashgabat-Geok Tepe
  4. Days 4 to 5: Turkmenbashi
  5. Day 6: Caspian Sea
  6. Days 7 to 8: Baku
  7. Day 9: Gobustan
  8. Day 10: Sheki
  9. Day 11: Lagodekhi
  10. Day 12: Telavi
  11. Day 13: Telavi
  12. Day 14: Tbilisi
  13. Day 15: Tbilisi
  14. Day 16: Stepantsminda
  15. Day 17: Stepantsminda-Mtskheta
  16. Day 18: Kutaisi-Gori
  17. Day 19: Batumi
  18. Day 20: Sumela
  19. Day 21: Zara
  20. Day 22: Göreme
  21. Days 23 to 24: Göreme
  22. Day 25: Istanbul
  23. Day 26: Istanbul

What's included

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  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Flights

  • Insurance

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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.

  • April 23, 2015

    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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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

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Manat
Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan
Lari
Georgia
Lira
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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 23 July 2018 the full payment of $2,414 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 $2414 for Silk Route between Istanbul and Ashgabat (Ashgabat 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 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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