Caravanserais of Caucasus & Central Asia

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  • duration 63 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 24
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ends Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore the amazing sights of Istanbul
  • Guided tour of Ancient Troy
  • Visit the Gallipoli Peninsular and the battlefields
  • Ancient ruins of Ephesus
The trip Caravanserais Of Caucasus & Central Asia starts in Istanbul and ends in Bishkek. This is an adventure trip that takes 63 days. You will travel through Kyrgyz Fergana, Tashkent, Yerevan and 38 other destinations visiting Uzbekistan, Georgia and 5 more countries. This is a guided group tour. The trip includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

The ancient Silk Road crossed the lands of the Turkey and central Anatolia, and then divided. We follow the route that headed north, crossing the Caucasus through Georgia, Azerbaijan taking us into Central Asia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

It's a wonderful 54 day trip exploring the great civilisations, fabulous ever-changing scenery and diverse cultures. If you have the time and would like an in depth experience of this incredible part of the world, then this is the journey for you.

5 - Excellent
Based on 1,020 reviews
  • Hilary
  • On Sep 15 2018
5 - Excellent
Hilary's review for another Dragoman tour
“I loved it - it's a relaxed but essentially very organised means of travelling to places that are not really possible as a solo traveller.”
  • Danuta
  • On Jun 04 2015
4 - Very Good
Danuta's review for another Dragoman tour
“We had local guides at all attractions and they were very good.”
  • Ben
  • On Jun 04 2015
5 - Excellent
Ben's review for another Dragoman tour
“All crew were very good!”
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  • Day 1: Istanbul
  • Day 2: Gallipoli
  • Day 3: Selcuk
  • Day 4: Selcuk
  • Day 5: Pamukkale
  • Day 6: Olympos
  • Day 7: Olympos
  • Day 8: Egirdir
  • Day 9: Goreme
  • Day 10: Goreme
  • Day 11: Zara
  • Day 12: Sumela
  • Day 13: Batumi
  • Day 14: Kutaisi
  • Day 15: Tbilisi
  • Day 16: Tbilisi
  • Day 17: Lake Sevan
  • Day 18: Yerevan
  • Day 19: Yerevan
  • Day 20: Armenian Highlands
  • Day 21: Borjomi-Kharagauli NP
  • Day 22: Mtskheta
  • Day 23: Stepantsminda
  • Day 24: Telavi
  • Day 25: Telavi
  • Day 26: Lagodekhi
  • Day 27: Sheki
  • Day 28: Lahij Village
  • Day 29: Baku
  • Day 30: Baku
  • Day 31: Caspian Sea
  • Day 32: Turkmenbashi
  • Day 33: Ashgabat
  • Day 34: Ashgabat
  • Day 35: Darvaza
  • Day 36: Kunye Urgench
  • Day 37: Khiva
  • Day 38: Khiva
  • Day 39: Bukhara
  • Day 40: Bukhara
  • Day 41: Bukhara
  • Day 42: Kyzylkhum Desert
  • Day 43: Samarkand
  • Day 44: Samarkand
  • Day 45: Samarkand
  • Day 46: Tashkent
  • Day 47: Tashkent
  • Day 48: Tashkent
  • Day 49: Fergana Valley
  • Day 50: Arslanbob
  • Day 51: Arslanbob
  • Day 52: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day 53: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day 54: Son-Kol Lake
  • Day 55: Son-Kol Lake
  • Day 56: Kochkor
  • Day 57: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  • Day 58: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  • Day 59: Karakol
  • Day 60: Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day 61: Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day 62: Bishkek
  • Day 63: Bishkek
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus, Overnight Boat, Jeep, Russian Bus
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
  • Comfortable Hotel 18 nights
  • Multishare Hostel 5 nights
  • Camping without facilities 6 nights
  • Basic Hotel 10 nights
  • Guesthouse 5 nights
  • Wild Camp 7 nights
  • Homestay 7 nights
  • Overnight Boat 1 night
  • Yurt Camp 3 nights
  • 88 Breakfasts
  • 28 Lunches
  • 52 Dinners
  • Any international flights to Istanbul and from Bishkek are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Caravanserais of Caucasus & Central Asia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Caravanserais of Caucasus & Central Asia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 11 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Caravanserais of Caucasus & Central Asia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Caravanserais of Caucasus & Central Asia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Local Payment The local payment is a group fund, paid separately from the trip price on the first day of the tour. It covers everything that the group does together on the ground. This is primarily hotel accommodation and campsite fees, meals whilst camping (but not while eating in restaurants), and included activities and puts money directly back to the local community. The local payment, or kitty system, is unique to overlanding tours and provides maximum flexibility and best value on the road - you can see exactly what is being paid for, you get everything at cost price, it keeps costs competitive by leveraging group expenses and saves on administrative costs. The fund is run by the tour guide, and any excess left over at the end is returned equally to the group. Local prices are estimated in USD when we print the brochure then reviewed monthly as local costs and exchange rates vary throughout the year. It's therefore important once you book your trip to check the website regularly and just before departure for any changes to the amount.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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