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Ultimate Silk Road: Beijing to Ashgabat - Intrepid Travel
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Ultimate Silk Road: Beijing to Ashgabat

From Beijing to Ashgabat
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Beijing
  2. Day 2: Xi'an
  3. Day 3: Xi'an
  4. Day 4: Xi'an - Overnight Train
  5. Day 5: Zhangye
  6. Day 6: Zhangye - Danxia Geological Park
  7. Day 7: Jiayuguan
  8. Day 8: Jiayuguan - Dunhuang
  9. Day 9: Dunhuang
  10. Day 10: Turpan
  11. Day 11: Turpan
  12. Day 12: Overnight Train
  13. Day 13: Kashgar
  14. Day 14: Kashgar
  15. Day 15: Kashgar
  16. Day 16: Bishkek
  17. Day 17: Bishkek
  18. Day 18: Don Aryk - Issyk Kul - Kochkor
  19. Day 19: Son-Köl
  20. Day 20: Kyzyl-Oi
  21. Day 21: Suusamyr Valley - Chychkan - Kok-Bel
  22. Day 22: Osh
  23. Day 23: Osh
  24. Day 24: KGZ/UZB border crossing - Andijan - Tashkent
  25. Day 25: Tashkent
  26. Day 26: Samarkand
  27. Day 27: Samarkand
  28. Day 28: Samarkand - Shahrisabz - Bukhara
  29. Day 29: Bukhara
  30. Day 30: Gijduvan - Bukhara
  31. Day 31: Tashkent
  32. Day 32: Tashkent
  33. Day 33: Khiva
  34. Day 34: Khiva
  35. Day 35: Konye-Urgench - Darvaza
  36. Day 36: Yerbent - Ashgabat
  37. Day 37: Ashgabat
  38. Day 38: Mary
  39. Day 39: Merv - Mary
  40. Day 40: Ashgabat
  41. Day 41: Ashgabat
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Where You'll Stay

          Sleeper Train

              Reviews about this operator

              • October 06, 2019
                Great trip! Saw great sights, stayed in very nice hotels (in general), and had great guides. My only negative comment is that there were a couple of days where they try to fit too much into the itinerary, so that we didn't eat dinner until very... Show more
              • September 24, 2019
                Some aspects of the trip were exceptional, others were, frankly, problematic. The overarching theme is that Intrepid, frankly, seems to have very little understanding of what is actually happening on the ground with its local operators. Starting with... Show more
              • December 08, 2019
                This was a trip that went "off the beaten track". We saw few westerners after we left Sapa until we got back to Hanoi. There was one other tour group that was following a similar itinerary to us and this group accounted for most of the westerners we... Show more


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              Ultimate Silk Road: Beijing to Ashgabat

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              Frequently asked questions

                • Do I need a visa for this tour?

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                • Are meals included?

                  Selected meals are included as per the itinerary.

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                • About the countries


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                  Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

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                  Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


                  These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
                  • Typhoid - Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
                  • Hepatitis A - Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
                  • Cholera - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
                  • Tuberculosis - Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
                  • Hepatitis B - Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
                  • Rabies - Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
                  • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for China and Kyrgyzstan. Ideally 10 days before travel.
                  • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
                  • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for China. Ideally 6 months before travel.
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