Turkey, Iran & the Silk Route

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  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 44 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Ends Istanbul, Turkey
  • +25
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore the unique Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on a guided tour
  • Wild camp near the 'Door to Hell' Darvaza Crater
  • Overland in to the Karakum desert
  • Explore the ruined city of Kunye Urgench
Starting in Tashkent and ending in Istanbul, the tour Turkey, Iran & The Silk Route is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 44 days. You will visit Egirdir, Darvaza, Istanbul and 24 other destinations in 4 different countries. Turkey, Iran & The Silk Route is a group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

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  • On Jun 01 2018
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“Another excellent trip. My 6th with Dragoman”
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  • On Jun 04 2015
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  • On Jun 04 2015
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“Overall great trip, great leaders and great organization from their part!”
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  • Day 1: Tashkent
  • Day 2: Samarkand
  • Day 3: Samarkand
  • Day 4: Samarkand
  • Day 5: Kyzylkhum Desert
  • Day 6: Bukhara
  • Day 7: Bukhara
  • Day 8: Bukhara
  • Day 9: Khiva
  • Day 10: Khiva
  • Day 11: Kunye Urgench
  • Day 12: Darvaza
  • Day 13: Ashgabat
  • Day 14: Ashgabat
  • Day 15: Ashgabat
  • Day 16: Shirvan
  • Day 17: Damghan
  • Day 18: Khoor
  • Day 19: Yazd
  • Day 20: Yazd
  • Day 21: Zein-o-din
  • Day 22: Shiraz
  • Day 23: Shiraz
  • Day 24: Esfahan
  • Day 25: Esfahan
  • Day 26: Esfahan
  • Day 27: Tehran
  • Day 28: Tehran
  • Day 29: Zanjan
  • Day 30: Tabriz
  • Day 31: Dogubayazit
  • Day 32: Lake Nemrut
  • Day 33: Mount Nemrut
  • Day 34: Goreme
  • Day 35: Goreme
  • Day 36: Egirdir
  • Day 37: Olympos
  • Day 38: Olympos
  • Day 39: Pamukkale
  • Day 40: Selcuk
  • Day 41: Selcuk
  • Day 42: Gallipoli
  • Day 43: Istanbul
  • Day 44: Istanbul
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
  • Comfortable Hotel 15 nights
  • Yurt Camp 1 night
  • Basic Hotel 15 nights
  • Camping without facilities 4 nights
  • Guesthouse 2 nights
  • Multishare Hostel 5 nights
  • Camping 1 night
  • 52 Breakfasts
  • 12 Lunches
  • 12 Dinners
  • Any international flights to Tashkent and from Istanbul 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 Turkey, Iran & the Silk Route 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 Turkey, Iran & the Silk Route tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 12 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 55 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Turkey, Iran & the Silk Route 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 Turkey, Iran & the Silk Route 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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