Turkic & Persian Splendours - Reverse Itinerary

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Local selling sulk caps at a market in Ashgabat

Shiraz

Goreme

Priest, Esfahan

Turish tea

Days 1-2 Ashgabat

Welcome to Turkmenistan and the futuristic architecture of Ashgabat.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 3 Shirvan

Make tracks towards the Iranian border today and explore Shirvan, nestled on the banks of Atrak River.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 4 Damghan

Take a walk around the ancient city of Damghan, perhaps stopping to visit one of the oldest mosques in the world - Jamrh.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 5 Garmeh / Dasht-e Kavir Desert

Travel into the heart of the central Iranian desert and enjoy a homestay in the small village of Garmeh.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 6-7 Yazd

Wind through the old city of Yazd - reputedly one of the oldest towns in the world. Sign up for a scrub in a local hamam or sample some tasty Iranian cuisine.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 8 Zein-o-din Caravanserai

Keep quiet at the Zoroastrian Tower of Silence before heading to the historical Zein-o-din Caravanserai.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Days 9-10 Shiraz

Explore the magnificent ruins of Persepolis en route to Shiraz. Spend free time in town visiting magnificent mosques and mausoleums or shopping in the fabulous Vakil Bazaar.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 11-13 Esfahan

With stately bridges, blue-tiled Islamic buildings and a gargantuan city square, Esfahan provides welcome splashes of lush colour after a few days in the dry countryside. Take in the splendour of this city by visiting ornate mosques and historic palaces.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 14-15 Tehran

Discover the capital of Iran, Tehran, a sprawling, fascinating and intoxicating place. Visit the impressive Golestan Palace or get lost in one of the Tehran's museums.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 16-17 Bush Camp

Camp in the wilds of this beautiful, mountainous region. Discover the unique rock formations in the enchanting Kandovan region.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2

Day 18 Dogubayazit

Nestled at the foot of Turkey's highest peak, Dogubayazit has a romantic palace-fortress that is fascinating to explore.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 19-20 Bush Camp

Travel overland into Eastern Turkey via ancient trade routes. Explore the Enchanted Valley where cones of soft volcanic rock have been carved to create mystical churches and mysterious dwellings.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2

Days 21-22 Goreme

Discover Cappadocia's Goreme Valley and underground troglodyte cities, fairy chimneys and caves. Perhaps also enjoy a traditional Turkish bath or sip tea with locals in the quaint cafes of this fascinating area of Turkey.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 23 Tuz Golu

Farewell the fairy chimneys of Goreme and travel to the beautiful salt lake, Tuz Golu.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 24-26 Istanbul

Visit Istanbul's Grand Bazaar to hunt for a bargain, admire the Blue Mosque or the imposing Aya Sofya. On the cobblestone streets of this fascinating city is where the Turkic and Persian Splendours adventure comes to an end.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2