Turkey, Turkmen & Tamerlane's Testament

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  • duration 48 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 24
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Ends Istanbul, Turkey
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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
Start in Tashkent and end in Istanbul, the tour Turkey, Turkmen & Tamerlane's Testament is a guided adventure tour that takes 48 days. You will visit Kutaisi, Canakkale, Baku and 28 other destinations in 6 different countries. Turkey, Turkmen & Tamerlane's Testament is a group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Central Asia and the Caucasus have always been connected as trade and armies have passed along the fabled Silk Road and this trip mirrors that route. Connecting the great historic Ottoman capital of Istanbul with Tamerlane's magnificent city of Samarkand, this trip is as much a journey through history as a journey through geography.

Along the way we can explore the mountains, cultures of Georgia and Azerbaijan. Home stays are the order of the day in Georgia, and the food and wine is as much part of the trip as the magnificent scenery and the churches.

Crossing the Caspian, we head into the deserts of Turkmenistan and then the historic lands of the central Silk Road down the Oxus Valley, visiting Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand.

4.5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Kushal I
  • On Jun 04 2015
4 - Very Good
Very Good
“The camping equipment was nice and really easy to use. This was my first time camping and found it all very good. The cooking equipment was much better than I had expected it to be. I would even say that some of the food we had while camping was some of the best food I ate on the trip.”
  • Kushal I
  • On Jun 04 2015
5 - Excellent
“Dragoman did an great job at picking a route with many attractions. The trip was very well organized. It was my first overland trip and will definitely not be my last.”
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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
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus, Overnight Boat
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
  • Comfortable Hotel 16 nights
  • Multishare Hostel 5 nights
  • Camping without facilities 6 nights
  • Basic Hotel 8 nights
  • Guesthouse 5 nights
  • Wild Camp 3 nights
  • Homestay 2 nights
  • Overnight Boat 1 night
  • Yurt Camp 1 night
  • 58 Breakfasts
  • 16 Lunches
  • 34 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, Turkmen & Tamerlane's Testament tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Turkey, Turkmen & Tamerlane's Testament 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, Turkmen & Tamerlane's Testament 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, Turkmen & Tamerlane's Testament 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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