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The Marco Polo Explorer - Dragoman Overland
105 days

The Marco Polo Explorer

From Istanbul to Beijing
Tour Operator:
Dragoman Overland
Max group size:
22
Age range:
18 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
133855
From
US $12,875
+ $3,430 Kitty
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Itinerary

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

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
Hotel
Home-stay
Camping
Berth / Cabin
Guesthouse
Yurt

Reviews About This Operator

  • GrantFeringa
    · December 15, 2019
    James was a great driver, felt very safe with him. An all round good guy too. Grant F
  • KennethBrownell
    · September 25, 2019
    We had an fantastic trip with Dragoman on the Silk Road in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Jan and Tanya were excellent... Show more
  • JanisHumberstone
    · October 21, 2019
    It was a fun experience, with a nice bunch of people. We joined late in the trip but were made welcome from the start... Show more

Dates & Availability

105 days
The Marco Polo Explorer
From Istanbul to Beijing
No credit card fees
Select a departure month
  • Upcoming departures
  • July 2021
  • August 2021
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Upcoming departures
  • Monday
    Jul 12, 2021
    Sunday
    Oct 24, 2021
    $12,875
    + $3,430
    Kitty
  • Monday
    Aug 2, 2021
    Sunday
    Nov 14, 2021
    $12,875
    + $3,430
    Kitty

FAQs

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Good to Know

  • About the countries

    Currencies

    $
    US Dollar
    Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan
    Lari
    Georgia
    UZS
    Uzbekistan Sum
    Uzbekistan
    с
    Som
    Kyrgyzstan
    ЅМ
    Somoni
    Tajikistan
    ¥
    Yuan Renminbi
    China

    Plugs & Adapters

    Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstanand TajikistanTurkmenistanand ChinaUzbekistan, Tajikistanand 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.

    Vaccines

    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.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before October 3rd, 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after October 3rd, 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Dragoman Overland. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Dragoman Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    • The following cards are accepted for "Dragoman Overland" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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