Istanbul to Bishkek Overview

Travel to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkey. Istanbul’s Blue Mosque and visit Kazakhstan and Iran. Travel to Tehran and Tashkent as you tour from Istanbul to Bishkek.

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See Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan as you travel from Turkey to Kyrgyzstan.

Get off the beaten track and explore the ancient cultures and modern cities of the Central Asia and the Middle East. Beginning with the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, this Overland quest follows the ancient silk road across desert landscapes, mountain kingdoms and remote valleys. See the Persian splendour of Persepolis, navigate Uzbekistan’s mountain passes and explore futuristic Ashgabat - this remote part of the world is brimming with surprises. From Turkey to Turkmenistan and beyond, this adventure will challenge perceptions and broaden horizons.

  • Visit Istanbul and tour the Blue Mosque
  • Explore the sprawling Ishak Pasa Palace
  • Travel to Tehran and explore hidden delights in Iran's capital
  • Discover the romance of the Silk Road in Samarkand
  • Gaze up at the ancient walls surrounding Khiva
  • Walk through Uzbekistan’s historic city of Bukhara
  • Visit Kyrgyzstan’s epic Song-Kol Lake

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Finish:

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 19
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (10 nts), Camping (with facilities) (5 nts), Guesthouse (2 nts), Homestay (2 nts), Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (29 nts), Yurt (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Ali Qapu Palace, Animal market, Ashgabat - Sunday Market, Bukhara - Guided walking tour, Esfahan walking tour, Goreme - Guided Goreme Valley tour, Guided tour of ancient ruins of Persepolis, Guided walking tour, Iman Mosque entrance and guided tour, Ishak Pasha Palace, Jameh Mosque, Jeti-Oghuz - Hiking, Khiva - Guided city tour, Kochkor - Regional Museum, Kochkor - Women's Felt Co-op, Konye-Urgench - Ancient City ruins, Samarkand - Guided city tour, Tehran walking tour, Visit to Lake Tuz

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    2337kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights. 2. Due to a British government travel warning, from September 2012 this itinerary will no longer be able to visit Iran. It will instead travel from Turkey to Georgia and then through Azerbaijan to Turkmenistan. Passengers already booked to travel in 2012 have been notified. The new itinerary for 2013 will be published by November.

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Days 50-51 Song-Kol Lake

Spend the night in a yurt near Song-Kol Lake and join in a game of ulak-tartysh.

Day 52 Bush Camp

Make tracks back to Bishkek, stopping to camp in the wilderness overnight.

Days 53-54 Bishkek

Relax on the final days in Bishek. Why not stroll through the city's markets and haggle for bargains. Alternatively, relaxing in an Oak Park cafe and reflecting on the adventure is another good option!
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