Central Asia Discovery - 63 Days

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  • duration 63 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ends Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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  • Turkey Explore cultural Istanbul, stroll around legendary Ephesus, marvel at the Sumela Monastery and discover the magical landscape of Cappadocia
  • Georgia Relax in friendly Batumi, visit the capital Tbilisi, wander around ancient Kutaisi and enjoy wine tasting in Telavi
  • Armenia Camp on the shores of Lake Sevan, explore the ancient city of Yerevan and admire the stunning Khor Virap Monastery set against the snowcapped peak of Mt Ararat
  • Azerbaijan Stay in an ancient caravanserai in Sheki, stroll around the coppersmiths village of Lahij and lose yourself in the modern metropolis of Baku
The Central Asia Discovery - 63 Days tour starts in Istanbul and ends in Bishkek. The Central Asia Discovery - 63 Days is an explorer tour that takes 63 days taking you from Istanbul to Bishkek and through other destinations in Asia.

Immerse yourself in the heart of Central Asia on this 63 day overland journey from Istanbul to Bishkek. Discover the Silk Road cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand in Uzbekistan and visit magical Cappadocia in Turkey. Stay in a caravanserai in Azerbaijan, explore Turkmenistan's bizarre capital of Ashgabat and watch an eagle hunter demonstration in Kyrgyzstan. Discover bustling Baku, camp in traditional felt yurts and discover the highlights of Georgia and Armenia.
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4 - Very Good
  • Thiha
  • From USA
  • On Jul 12 2019
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  • Mark
  • From USA
  • On Aug 20 2019
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5 - Excellent
  • Stuart
  • From Australia
  • On Feb 24 2020
  • Day: 1 Istanbul
  • Day: 2 Eceabat & Gallipoli
  • Day: 3-4 Troy, Selcuk & Ephesus
  • Day: 5 Pamukkale
  • Day: 6-7 Olympos & Chimera Fire Mountain
  • Day: 8 Termessos & Egirdir
  • Day: 9-10 Magical Cappadocia
  • Day: 11 Zara
  • Day: 12 The incredible Sumela Monastery
  • Day: 13 Batumi
  • Day: 14 Kutaisi
  • Day: 15-16 Exploring Tbilisi
  • Day: 17 Dilijan National Park & Lake Sevan
  • Day: 18-19 Yerevan
  • Day: 20 Khor Virap Monastery & Armenian Highlands
  • Day: 21 Vardzia Caves
  • Day: 22 Mtskheta
  • Day: 23 Stunning Stepantsminda
  • Day: 24-25 Telavi & wine tasting
  • Day: 26 Lagodekhi National Park
  • Day: 27 Sheki & caravanserai stay
  • Day: 28 Lahij village
  • Day: 29-30 Baku
  • Day: 31 Caspian Sea ferry
  • Day: 32 Turkmenbashi
  • Day: 33-34 Ashgabat
  • Day: 35 Darvaza Crater - The Door to Hell
  • Day: 36 The ruins of Kunye Urgench
  • Day: 37-38 Khiva
  • Day: 39-41 Bukhara
  • Day: 42 Nurata & the Kyzylkhum Desert
  • Day: 43-45 Samarkand
  • Day: 46-48 Tashkent
  • Day: 49 Fergana Valley
  • Day: 50-51 Arslanbob
  • Day: 52-53 Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day: 54-55 Song Kol Lake
  • Day: 56 Kochkor
  • Day: 57-58 Stunning Jeti Oguz
  • Day: 59 Karakol
  • Day: 60-61 Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day: 62 Bishkek
  • Day: 63 Goodbye Bishkek
  • 39 nights in hotels / hostels / guesthouses
  • 16 nights camping (including 2 nights on campsites, 5 nights wild camping and 9 nights camping without facilities)
  • 3 nights camping in traditional yurts, 3 nights in a homestay
  • All necessary camping equipment (excluding sleeping bags)
  • 44 breakfasts, 18 lunches and 25 dinners
  • Transportation in an overland expedition vehicle
  • Services of two crew (drivers/tour leaders) and local guides along the way
  • Guided tour of Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus and Cappadocia
  • Guided tour of Ashgabat and visit to the Darvaza Gas Crater in Turkmenistan
  • Guided tour of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand in Uzbekistan
  • 1 overnight ferry from Baku - Turkmenbashi
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Visits to the Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery and Khor Virap Monastery in Armenia
  • A stay in the ancient Sheki caravanserai in Azerbaijan
  • Visit to Gobustan to see the petroglyphs and mud volcanoes
  • Eagle hunter demonstration in Kyrgyzstan
  • International flights and visas
  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
  • Sleeping bag and roll mat - please bring your own for camping
  • Local payment - $2300pp, paid in USD
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Central Asia Discovery - 63 Days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 02 February 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 February 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Central Asia Discovery - 63 Days 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 Central Asia Discovery - 63 Days 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and during transport.
  • Solo travelers are required to purchase a single room for your personal use.
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