Tehran, Tashkent & Turkmen

Tashkent - Tehran

29 days through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran
FROM: $5590 USD
Overland Expedition Vehicle
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Comfortable Hotel 14 nights
Yurt Camp 1 night
Basic Hotel 9 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Guesthouse 2 nights
Breakfasts x 22, Lunches x 3, Dinners x 3
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

If you want to explore and marvel at the blue mosques and architecture of Central Asia then this is the trip for you. Uzbekistan's Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand fight for supremacy with Iran's stunning cities of Esfahan, Shiraz and Yadz. The sheer quantity and quality of these magnificent cities defies belief.

Add in the history, civilisations and religion of the region and you have a fascinating journey. Sitting in the middle of this Islamic world, are the living relics of the 2000 year old Zoroastrian culture that is found around Yadz in central Iran and the remains of the "greatest city on Earth" Persepolis, the capital of the ancient Persian empire which was destroyed by Alexander the Great.

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
Guided tour of the ancient and beautiful city of Khiva
3 nights in Bukhara with guided tour of the many unique sites
Overnight in the Kyzylkum Desert staying in yurts
Guided tour of the historic city of Samarkand and surrounding area
Visit the sufi complex in Bastam, Iran
Walking tour of ancient Damghan

An easy trip staying mainly in comfortable hotels or guesthouses; this is a trip for travellers who enjoy history, architecture and culture and meeting peoples of different backgrounds.

Day 1 - Tashkent (31st August 2021)

Border Information: if joining in Tashkent, you will most likely enter Uzbekistan at Tashkent International Airport (IATA code: TAS).

There will be a pre-departure meeting at 10:00am - please look out for a note from your leader at the reception of the joining hotel upon arrival with more details about this important meeting. Your leader will need to carefully check your visas at this initial meeting.

We will then have a free afternoon to explore the Uzbek capital of Tashkent.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Tashkent 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 Tashkent.

*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.*

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel

Day 2 - Samarkand (1st September 2021)
Day 3 - Samarkand (2nd September 2021)
Day 4 - Samarkand (3rd September 2021)
Day 5 - Kyzylkhum Desert (4th September 2021)
Day 6 - Bukhara (5th September 2021)
Day 7 - Bukhara (6th September 2021)
Day 8 - Bukhara (7th September 2021)
Day 9 - Khiva (8th September 2021)
Day 10 - Khiva (9th September 2021)
Day 11 - Kunye Urgench (10th September 2021)
Day 12 - Darvaza (11th September 2021)
Day 13 - Ashgabat (12th September 2021)
Day 14 - Ashgabat (13th September 2021)
Day 15 - Ashgabat (14th September 2021)
Day 16 - Shirvan (15th September 2021)
Day 17 - Damghan (16th September 2021)
Day 18 - Khoor (17th September 2021)
Day 19 - Yazd (18th September 2021)
Day 20 - Yazd (19th September 2021)
Day 21 - Zein-o-din (20th September 2021)
Day 22 - Shiraz (21st September 2021)
Day 23 - Shiraz (22nd September 2021)
Day 24 - Esfahan (23rd September 2021)
Day 25 - Esfahan (24th September 2021)
Day 26 - Esfahan (25th September 2021)
Day 27 - Tehran (26th September 2021)
Day 28 - Tehran (27th September 2021)
Day 29 - Tehran (28th September 2021)

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31 Aug 21 Tashkent
28 Sep 21 Tehran

$5,590 USD

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30 Aug 22 Tashkent
27 Sep 22 Tehran

$5,800 USD

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