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Silk Route between Istanbul and Ashgabat
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26 days between Ashgabat and Istanbul or vice versa...
Asia is the continent where overlanding all started, and Dragoman has been the leading operator there since our first trucks went through in the 1980s - take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading into the wilds, well away from the usual tourist trail. Starting in the magnificent historic city of Istanbul, we overland to the magical land of Cappadocia and to the breathtaking ancient monastery of Sumela. We then head to the wonderful country of Georgia and discover the ancient city of Kutaisi and Stalin's birthplace of Gori before arriving in the delightful capital, Tbilisi. From Tbilisi we journey to the Georgian wine regions of Telavi, before crossing into Azerbaijan and discovering its charming towns and ancient petroglyphs. After an adventurous ferry crossing over the Caspian Sea, we arrive in the reclusive desert land of Turkmenistan, visiting the Kow-Ata underground lake en route to the bizarre capital city of Ashgabat. Join us on this unforgettable epic overlanding experience on the Silk Road!

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"Heroes of the Turkmen people" statue, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Ashgabat

Border Information: if joining in Ashgabat, you will most likely enter Turkmenistan at Ashgabat International Airport (IATA code: ASB).

There will be an important group meeting at 10:00am - please look out for a welcome note from your tour leader when you arrive at the joining hotel in Ashgabat.  In the afternoon we have the option of visiting the famous Ashgabat Sunday Market.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Ashgabat before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Ashgabat. If arriving at Ashgabat airport you will also need to have a confirmed arrival transfer and representative from our local supplier to meet you at the airport. Please contact your sales agent for prices and to book. 

In Ashgabat we will stay in a comfortable hotel with good facilities.

*Important note - any tobacco products are practically illegal in Turkmenistan, so please do not bring them or use them in Turkmenistan. Also please do not bring any medicines containing tramadol, codeine, temazepam, morphine or opiates to Central Asia. These are illegal in all circumstances in most of Central Asia and you will risk arrest. If in doubt about a particular medicine, please do not bring it. See the notes at the bottom for more details.*

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Explore, shop, and haggle at the vast Altyn Asyr Sunday Bazaar

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Included Explore the unique and bizarre Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on a guided tour of the city Included in Kitty
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17 Sep
2017
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12 Oct
2017
26 Days

Ashgabat to Istanbul
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$2,370 + $970 = $3,340
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29 Oct
2017
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23 Nov
2017
26 Days

Ashgabat to Istanbul
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$2,370 + $970 = $3,340
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22 Mar
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16 Apr
2018
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Istanbul to Ashgabat
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$2,440 + $940 = $3,380
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17 May
2018
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11 Jun
2018
26 Days

Istanbul to Ashgabat
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$2,390 + $940 = $3,330
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14 Jun
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9 Jul
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Istanbul to Ashgabat
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$2,440 + $940 = $3,380
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16 Sep
2018
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11 Oct
2018
26 Days

Ashgabat to Istanbul
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$2,440 + $970 = $3,410
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