Turkey & Georgia Overland Itinerary

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turkey bursa whirling dervishes dancing celebration

turkey bazar lights delight market store candy sweets

turkey cappadocia hot rainbow coloured air balloons

turkey cappadocia dinner tourists travellers local cuisine restaurant

turkey Fethiye lycian tomb cliff ocean

turkey gallipoli lone pine cemetary remembrance monument

turkey homestay local family welcome village

turkey istanbul delight sweets candy market

Day 1 Istanbul

Travel to Turkey and walk through the only city in the world that spans two continents. Haggle for a bargain at the Grand Bazaar or soak up the eclectic vibe over a smooth Turkish coffee.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1

Day 2 Eceabat/Gallipoli

The town of Eceabat becomes the base from which to explore Gallipoli's morbid past.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1

Days 3-4 Selcuk

Explore the remains of Turkey’s famous mythological gem of Troy. Travel to Ephesus and learn the secrets of the Roman empire.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 5 Pamukkale

Tiptoe through Pamukkale's renowned Travertine pools before heading to the Roman baths at the adjacent hot springs of Hierapolis.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 6 Konya

Travel to Turkey’s secret city of Konya, which is intertwined with the Whirling Dervish sect of Islam and the mesmerising religious dance it is famous for.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 7-8 Goreme

The quirky, honeycombed, volcanic rock that rises from the ground in peculiar cone-shapes in Goreme are an infamous silhouette in the heart of Cappadocia. Why not take to the skies in a hot-air balloon for a unique vista?
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Day 9 Bush camp

Depart the mystical scenes of Goreme and drive north through the lunar landscapes. Spend the evening camped beneath the bright European stars.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 10 Sumela/Trabzon

Hike the streets that cling to the steep mountainsides, or feast on fresh seafood in Trabzon on the Black Sea coast.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 11 Batumi

Before leaving Turkey to travel to Georgia, pay a visit to the breathtaking Byzantine Monastery of Sumela.
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Days 12-13 Mestia

Travel to Georgia and dig in to a locally prepared feast at a traditional homestay, why not spend a day conquering the hike across the Chalato Galcier?
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Homestay - 1

Day 14 Kutaisi

Visit Georgia’s beautiful city of Kutaisiand tour the architectural brilliance of the Bragrati Cathedral.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Day 15 Gori/Bush camp

Explore the medieval military stronghold of Gori and learn the importance of this historic site.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 16-17 Kazbegi

Travel to Kazbegi and relax amongst the hospitality of your Georgian hosts in a traditional homestay. Rise early for a jaunt on foot through the countryside to visit the Tsminda Sameba Church.
ACCOM: Homestay - 2

Days 18-19 Telavi Wine Region

Georgia's Telavi Wine Region is the oldest wine producing region in the world. Visit the historic Tsindali Winery and become familiar with the local specialties.
ACCOM: Homestay - 2

Days 20-21 Tbilisi

Travel to Tbilisi, the jewel in Georgia’s architectural crown. Enjoy a guided walk through the Old Town or spend free time wandering through the Byzantine fortresses and cathedrals.
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