Itinerary

Days 1-2 Ashgabat

Begin the adventure in the fantastic, futuristic, and slightly outrageous city of Ashgabat. Learn about how a giant earthquake forever altered both the the psyche of the city's inhabitants and the landscape itself, before browsing the Sunday Market for carpets, jewellery or ex-soviet artefacts.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 3 Geok Tepe

Travel to the spectacular Kow Ata underground lake. Take a walk around - and perhaps dip a foot into - the incongruously warm waters before continuing on and making camp for the night.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 4 Turkmenbashi

ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 5 Overnight Ferry

Continue the adventure by boarding an overnight freight ferry and travelling across the Caspian sea toward Azerbaijan. Rusty, rugged but full of memorable moments, this intrepid experience is grassroots adventuring at it's finest
ACCOM: Overnight ferry - 1

Days 6-8 Baku

Explore Azerbaijan's rapidly evolving capital. Stroll the Old Town for a hint of the regions medieval past, check out the cosmopolitan cafe culture and be romanced by the leafy parks on the seaside promenade.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 9 Gobustan

Drop by the geologically themed town of Gobustan, known for it's rock art and mud volcanoes.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 10 Sheki

Continue to the cobblestone streets and forested hills of Sheki. Explore the exquisite Khan's Palace and the Museum of History for a solid dose of Silk Rd heritage.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 11 Bush Camp

Cross the border into Georgia and get acquainted by the lush surrounds of the Alazani valley.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 12-13 Telavi

Enter into Georgia's famed wine country and spend two days exploring the vineyard clad town of Talavi. Sample unique local drops, and keep an eye out for local traditions such as grape harvests and the keipi (banquet). Then, work off all that wine-tasting by taking a walk to the sixth century Shaumta Monastery, which is beautifully located on an isolated forest hilltop.
ACCOM: Homestay - 2

Days 14-16 Tbilisi

End the adventure in Tsbilisi, one of Europe's most regal, yet largely under appreciated cities. Spend free time perusing the fine architecture, and perhaps climb to the top of Narikala Fortress for a view over the surrounding hills.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2