The Greek tale of Jason and the Argonauts has been told for 3,000 years, now you can follow a piece of this history on this Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan adventure. Beginning in Turkey’s mesmerizing capital, Istanbul you’ll overland though Cappadocia, visiting the underground cities of the Goreme valley before heading north east to Sumela, skirting the Black Sea before crossing over to Georgia. You’ll discover the port town of Batumi, the ancient city of Kutaisi and the history of Gori, to Georgia’s charming capital, Tbilisi. From here you'll cross over to
Overland expedition vehicle.
A mixture of small hotels & hostels with some camping at campsites and wild camping.
2 Dragoman crew plus 1 local crew in Georgia and Turkmenistan.
Overnight in an atmospheric converted Caravanserai at Sheiki
Day trip to Gobustan to see the mud volcanoes and the petroglyphs
Guided trip around old town Baku including the Maiden Tower & Shirvan Shakh Palace
24 hour ferry crossing of the Caspian Sea. Don't read too much into the word 'ferry'
Hike to Tsminda Sameba Church (approx 1.5 hrs), the 14th-century Holy Trinity Church above Kazbegi
Guided tour of Tbilisi's old town.
Overland through eastern Georgia and the wine growing region - time to stock up
Shaumta Monastery, Telavi
Time to explore historic Istanbul and its markets
2-3 nights to discover Cappadocia's Goreme Valley and underground troglodyte cities and caves
Guided tour of Cappadocia's Goreme Valley, and underground cities and caves
Exploration of the Black Sea mountain monastery at Sumela
Explore Turkmenistan's unique underground Lake and swim in crystal clear waters natually heated to around 36°C
Overland from Turkmenbashi via the stunning underground lake at Bakharden to Ashgabat
Explore, shop and haggle at the vast Tolkuchka Sunday Market
Aya Sofya, Istanbul
Guided city tour of Istanbul
Basilica Cistern, Istanbul
Topkapi Palace (incl. harem), Istanbul
Turkish Hamam (incl. massage), Istanbul
Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Istanbul
Chora Church, Istanbul
Take a hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia
Explore historic Baku