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UNIQUE SUV EXPEDITIONS FROM THE SAHARA TO THE HIMALAYAS

Journeys designed by Dusko M DuSwami

 

TURKEY + IRAN + TURKMENISTAN + UZBEKISTAN

See prices below for explanation on how, where, how long...


OverlandDreaming © across Central Asia, incl. exotic Turkmenistan!

We’ll climb Nemrut Volcano in Turkey,  check Noah’s Ark and sip cups of Turkish chai.


In Western Iran look forwatd to Takht-e-Soleyman, birthplace of Zoroastrianism.


Nobody else will show you the villages in the Northeast of the Islamic Republic, even Bandar-e-Torkeman and Gonbad-e-Qabus are not on many people’s itinerary. And let’s not forget the phallic landscape shown in the bottom picture on this page. Sufi shrines of Turkmen Iran are also not visited by many travelers...


And then:  Turkmenistan with its cults, the president’s and everybody else’s. We check out a couple of villages on the Iran/Turkmenistan border and the capital city of Ashkhabad, the center of Turkmenistan microcosm.


After Ashkhabad: the Karakum Desert, gas craters and the Turkmen “bush” nobody knows about. Then Konye Urgench: ancient minarets and palaces.


In Konye Urgench we cross the border and drive to the utterly beautiful yet sad & dry Lake Aral.


Khiva is as ancient as possible. A city museum.


And in between: the rural Uzbek real life, locals living in Soviet times, corrupt policemen, friendly fruit vendors.



Prices:


Option A: 19 days.

12 days in Iran: Tehran, Esfahan, Yazd, Kerman, Bam, Birjand, Mashad, Quchan.

3 days in Turkmenistan: Ashgabad, Darvaza, Konye Urgench.

4 days in Uzbekistan: Nukus, Muynak & Aral Lake, Khiva.

From 2900€/person.

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Option B: 23 days.

6 days in Eastern Turkey: Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Hasankeyf, Nemrut Volcano, Lake Van, Akdamar Island, Yuksekova.

10 days in Iran: Orumiyeh, Takht-e-Soleyman, Qazvin, Alamut, Esfahan, Semnan, Damghan, Khalid Nabi.

3 days in Turkmenistan: Ashgabad, Darvaza, Konye Urgench.

4 days in Uzbekistan: Nukus, Muynak & Aral Sea/Lake, Khiva.

From 3300€/person.

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Price includes:

  1. -accommodation in cozy little family-owned hotels, guesthouses - sometimes these can be exclusive establishments... sometimes a little  less exclusive...

  2. -ground transport in sturdy, comfortable, air-conditioned Japan made SUV’s

  3. -brilliant logistics & organization


Prices are based on 4 passengers per vehicle + guide/driver with booking made at least 6 months in advance. But we still need to hear from you to finalize all the technicalities and the price.


If you want to travel as a couple or as a solo traveler, see the prices below:

1 passenger per vehicle: price above x3

2 passengers per vehicle: price above x2


Discover Central Asia in the comfort of our comfortable Japan-made SUV’s: Toyota Land-cruiser and Nissan Patrol. On board with you: AC and a cool mix of world music, jazz and smooth pop.