Countries: Oman + United Arab Emirates + Iran + Armenia + Georgia Distance: 4,967 km
From the sands of the Arabian Peninsula, through glorious Persia, and on to the snow-capped Caucasus Mountains of Georgia we follow in the footsteps of ancient traders, calling at myriad settlements once domains of vanished civilisations to uncover priceless archaeological treasures.
Admire the impressive Grand Mosque and the Palace of Sultan Qaboos in Muscat.
Experience local life with a stay in a Bedouin camp in Wahiba Sands.
Observe the colourful haggling of herdsmen and traders at Nizwa’s impressive fortified souq.
Admire the intricate mosaics and architecture of the Imam Mosque and other splendid blue-tiled buildings in Isfahan.
Discover the ruins of the ancient Persian capital of Persepolis that still tell the story of unquestionable glory and power of the Achaemenid Empire.
Contrast the Islamic wonders and culture with the monasteries and churches of Armenia and Georgia, two of the oldest Christian countries in the world.
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