This trip is an overland trip run in an overland truck. In addition to paying for your trip, you're require to make a separate payment to your tour leader at the start of the trip, usually in USD. Kitties are flexible and change as prices are updated. Therefore you should check the latest kitty amount on this website before you depart.
A kitty is a group fund which covers all accommodation, meals while camping (not in hotels) and activities listed as included. It's a system unique to overlanding to provide the maximum flexibility and best value on the road (you get everything at cost price!). The kitty is your money, not ours, so any amount left over is divided among the group as a refund.Close
|Trip Code||Start Date||End Date||Currency||Kitty|
|EUX||Thursday 26 Mar 2015||Saturday 13 Jun 2015||USD||2730.00|
|EUX||Thursday 16 Apr 2015||Saturday 04 Jul 2015||USD||2730.00|
|EUX||Thursday 07 May 2015||Saturday 25 Jul 2015||USD||2730.00|
|EUX||Tuesday 07 Jul 2015||Thursday 24 Sep 2015||USD||2750.00|
|EUX||Tuesday 11 Aug 2015||Thursday 29 Oct 2015||USD||2750.00|
|EUX||Tuesday 01 Sep 2015||Thursday 19 Nov 2015||USD||2750.00|
|EUX||Tuesday 15 Sep 2015||Thursday 03 Dec 2015||USD||2750.00|
|EUX||Thursday 24 Mar 2016||Saturday 11 Jun 2016||USD||2730.00|
|EUX||Thursday 14 Apr 2016||Saturday 02 Jul 2016||USD||2730.00|
|EUX||Tuesday 31 May 2016||Thursday 18 Aug 2016||USD||2750.00|
|EUX||Thursday 09 Jun 2016||Saturday 27 Aug 2016||USD||2730.00|
|EUX||Tuesday 05 Jul 2016||Thursday 22 Sep 2016||USD||2750.00|
|EUX||Thursday 07 Jul 2016||Saturday 24 Sep 2016||USD||2730.00|
|EUX||Tuesday 26 Jul 2016||Thursday 13 Oct 2016||USD||2750.00|
|EUX||Tuesday 06 Sep 2016||Thursday 24 Nov 2016||USD||2750.00|
Journeys of freedom & discovery. Travelling in purpose-built trucks or 4x4s you’ll see all the highlights but also get far off the beaten track. Led by a professional crew or driver, groups help with the cooking & setting up camp, enjoying a real hands on experience.
Our Basic tours offer superb value and are ideal for those who are happy to forgo some creature comforts in favour of an authentic and fun experience. Under the leadership of a fully trained tour leader, you will enjoy all the highlights and freedom of independent travel with the convenience, security and companionship of a small group.
Follow in the footsteps of the traders who travelled this ancient route linking east to west on our hugely popular Silk Route overland trip. Starting in Istanbul, the cosmopolitan Turkish city which bridges Europe and Asia, you'll overland through Turkey, through Cappadocia's Goreme Valley, before crossing over to the mountainous land of Georgia, staying in remote mountain homestays before overlanding through Azerbaijan and across the Caspian Sea. a land of From there, it's into Central Asia 'proper': Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Haggle at Sunday markets, visit remote desert communities, discover amazing National Parks, stay with local families in yurts, visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Khiva and explore the gems of the Silk Route – Bukhara and Samarkand. The mountain kingdom of Kyrgyzstan is for many, a highlight of this route – and you'll stay in traditional yurts at Song Kul Lake to learn about nomadic life. Crossing through the Tian Shan mountains, through the awesome Torugart Pass, you'll reach Western China, to explore Kashgar before overlanding skirting the edge of the Taklamakan Desert, to Turpan and Dunhuang; experiencing Tibetan culture in Xiahe, one of the main pilgrimage sites for Tibetan Buddhists and crossing the Tibetan Plateau. The trip ends in Xi'an, with a visit to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors.
Border Information: if joining in Istanbul, you will most likely enter Turkey at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. There will be a pre-departure meeting at 10:00am - on arrival please look out for a note from your leader with more information about this important meeting. If you are travelling beyond Tbilisi, your tour leader will need to carefully check your visa situation for your entire trip. The afternoon will be free to explore the many sights of the incredible exotic city of Istanbul, including the Brand Bazaar, the Bosphorous River and the phenomenal Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia! In Istanbul we will stay in dorm accommodation in a fantastic hostel with good facilities, which is a 5 minute walk from the Blue Mosque. *Important note - 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.*
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