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The Marco Polo Explorer

Days
105
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Cost/day $119
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The Marco Polo Explorer - Dragoman Overland
The Marco Polo Explorer - Dragoman Overland
Starts
Istanbul
+44 Destinations
Silk Road
Ends
Beijing
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Highlights

Start in Istanbul and end in Beijing! With the overland truck tour The Marco Polo Explorer, you have a 105 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 43 other destinations. The Marco Polo Explorer includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping
Max Group Size
22
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Overland Truck, Boat, Local Transport
Travel style
Overland Truck, Adventure, Discovery, In-depth Cultural
  • GrantFeringa's review about another Dragoman Overland tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip. Could not fault it. Wonderful memories, would like to do another Dragoman when I have the annual leave (getting enough paid holidays is a problem when working full time).

  • SallyHill's review about another Dragoman Overland tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic, amazing journey thru Mongolia for 21 days. It snowed a lot which was beautiful, we had lots of sunny days. 3 days at the hot springs was comfortable and beautiful to re charge and the incredible wild camping spots beside rivers or on top of... Read more

  • Barrie Moore's review about another Dragoman Overland tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Travelling with Dragoman through Nepal and India was a very interesting and worthwhile experience.

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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Beijing
  2. Day 2: Beijing
  3. Days 3 to 4: Chengde
  4. Day 5: Jinshanling
  5. Days 6 to 7: Datong
  6. Days 8 to 9: Wutai Shan
  7. Days 10 to 11: Pingyao
  8. Day 12: Lijiashan
  9. Days 13 to 14: Yan'an
  10. Day 15: Xi'an
  11. Day 16: Xi'an
  12. Day 17: Xi'an
  13. Day 18: Xi'an
  14. Days 19 to 20: Pingliang
  15. Days 21 to 23: Xiahe
  16. Day 24: Liujiaxia-Bingling Si
  17. Day 25: Zhangye
  18. Day 26: Jiayuguan
  19. Days 27 to 28: Dunhuang
  20. Days 29 to 30: Turpan
  21. Days 31 to 32: Heavenly Lake-Urumqi
  22. Days 33 to 34: Bayanbulak-Aksu
  23. Days 35 to 37: Kashgar
  24. Day 38: Kashgar
  25. Days 39 to 40: Tash Rabat
  26. Day 41: Kochkor
  27. Day 42: Bishkek
  28. Day 43: Bishkek
  29. Days 44 to 45: Ala Archa-Chong Kemin Valley
  30. Day 46: Karakol-Cholpon Ata
  31. Days 47 to 48: Jeti Oguz Valley
  32. Day 49: Kochkor
  33. Days 50 to 51: Song Köl Lake
  34. Days 52 to 54: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  35. Day 55: Arslanbob
  36. Day 56: Fergana Valley
  37. Day 57: Tashkent
  38. Day 58: Tashkent
  39. Day 59: Samarkand
  40. Days 60 to 61: Samarkand
  41. Day 62: Nurata
  42. Day 63: Bukhara
  43. Days 64 to 65: Bukhara
  44. Days 66 to 67: Khiva
  45. Day 68: Kunye Urgench
  46. Day 69: Darvaza
  47. Day 70: Ashgabat
  48. Day 71: Ashgabat
  49. Day 72: Ashgabat
  50. Day 73: Ashgabat
  51. Day 74: Turkmenbashi
  52. Day 75: Caspian Sea
  53. Days 76 to 77: Baku
  54. Day 78: Baku
  55. Day 79: Baku
  56. Day 80: Baku
  57. Day 81: Lahij Village-Gobustan
  58. Day 82: Sheki
  59. Day 83: Lagodekhi
  60. Day 84: Telavi
  61. Day 85: Telavi
  62. Day 86: Stepantsminda
  63. Day 87: Mtskheta
  64. Day 88: Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park-Vardzia
  65. Day 89: Armenian Highlands
  66. Days 90 to 91: Yerevan
  67. Day 92: Lake Sevan
  68. Day 93: Tbilisi
  69. Day 94: Tbilisi
  70. Day 95: Tbilisi
  71. Day 96: Kutaisi
  72. Day 97: Batumi
  73. Day 98: Sumela
  74. Day 99: Zara
  75. Days 100 to 101: Göreme
  76. Day 102: Egirdir
  77. Days 103 to 104: Olympos
  78. Day 105: Pamukkale
  79. Days 106 to 107: Selcuk
  80. Day 108: Gallipoli Peninsula
  81. Day 109: Istanbul
  82. Day 110: Istanbul

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Meals

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

Videos

  • Dragoman in Central Asia and China
  • Overlanding with Dragoman
  • Dragoman Overlanding 2018
  • Overlanding Kyrgyzstan
  • Dragoman Wild Camping
  • Snippet Kyrgyzstan - Russian Truck
  • Snippet Turkmenistan - Darvaza Crater
  • Dragoman - Georgia - Kazbegi Chuch in Mountains
  • Overlanding Istanbul
  • Overlanding Xi'An
  • Dragoman Snippet - Uzbekistan
Dragoman in Central Asia and China

Questions & Answers

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The Marco Polo Explorer

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  • Monday
    Jul 13, 2020
    from Istanbul
    105 Days
    Sunday
    Oct 25, 2020
    to Beijing
    10+ seats left
    $250
    USD $12,520
    + $3,450 Kitty
  • Monday
    Aug 3, 2020
    from Istanbul
    105 Days
    Sunday
    Nov 15, 2020
    to Beijing
    10+ seats left
    $250
    USD $12,520
    + $3,450 Kitty
  • Monday
    Jul 12, 2021
    from Istanbul
    105 Days
    Sunday
    Oct 24, 2021
    to Beijing
    10+ seats left
    $257
    USD $12,830
    + $3,450 Kitty
  • Monday
    Aug 2, 2021
    from Istanbul
    105 Days
    Sunday
    Nov 14, 2021
    to Beijing
    10+ seats left
    $257
    USD $12,830
    + $3,450 Kitty

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

Lira
Turkey
Lari
Georgia
ман
Manat
Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan
лв
Som
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
TJS
Somoni
Tajikistan
¥
Yuan Renminbi
China

Plugs & Adapters

Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and TajikistanTurkmenistan and ChinaUzbekistan, Tajikistan and ChinaChina

Visa

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.

Vaccinations

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

Policies

Location
Istanbul is the starting point and Beijing is the endpoint.
Trusted
Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Dragoman Overland booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 August 2019 the full payment of $12,520 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $12520 for The Marco Polo Explorer, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Dragoman Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Dragoman Overland tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 12,037 km.
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • 565 km
  • Goreme (Turkey)
  • 668 km
  • Batumi (Georgia)
  • 111 km
  • Kutaisi (Georgia)
  • 120 km
  • Gori (Georgia)
  • 52 km
  • Mtskheta (Georgia)
  • 91 km
  • Stepantsminda (Georgia)
  • 106 km
  • Tbilisi (Georgia)
  • 61 km
  • Telavi (Georgia)
  • 68 km
  • Lagodekhi (Georgia)
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