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Turkey->Iran->Pakistan border-to-border tour

Hello,


I am working up logistics/pricing for a cross-Iran tour, which for me an a US citizen/US passport holder, means a having a guide. My plan is to be on a motorcycle, traveling eastward from the Turkey/Iran border to Pakistan. I'd like to see some historical/interesting places, not just burn across. Timing-wise, my hope is to begin the tour sometime between mid-May and mid-June. I'm in touch with a tour provider and have provided a list of places and rough dates.

(Also considering crossing into Iran from Iraqi Kurdistan. Researching...)

So, some questions:


1. Has anyone done this in the recent past, and if so, any advice or insights to share?

2. Is anyone interested in joining? 2 or 4 wheels OK! The more, the merrier (also cheaper)



Thanks,
Sean

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In case anyone is interested in knowing, I received a quote for a Turkey->Pakistan tour through the usual "greatest hits" historic cities/sites, 15 nights and 16 days: 3510€ in total
This is for me on a motorcycle, guide in their own vehicle.
Included:
Accommodation
Tourguide

Visa
Health insurance
Vehicle insurance



Excluded:
Entrance fees
Road taxes
Meals
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Greetings from Switzerland.
So my visa for Iran will only be approved if I do not enter with the motorcycle. Reason given by the relevant ministries/department is "the current situation". (For those of you reading this in the future, there is currently a hot war in Israel with Hamas and Hezbollah, and the usual proxies are supporting their sides.)

The tour operator said that the moto could be trucked to the Pakistan border. Cost for truck transport unknown at this time.
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