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Central Asian Explorer (Xi'an to Istanbul)

Days
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Cost/day $124
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Central Asian Explorer (Xi'an to Istanbul) - Dragoman Overland
Central Asian Explorer (Xi'an to Istanbul) - Dragoman Overland
Starts
Xian
+55 Destinations
Silk Road
Ends
Istanbul
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Highlights

Start in Xian and end in Istanbul! With the adventure tour Central Asian Explorer (Xi'an to Istanbul), you have a 89 day tour package taking you through Xian, China and 54 other destinations. Central Asian Explorer (Xi'an to Istanbul) 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, Jeep & 4WD, Overland Truck, Boat
Travel style
Adventure, Overland Truck, Discovery
Operator
Dragoman Overland

Itinerary

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

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  • 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).

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

    This was my second trip with Dragoman and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The organisation is great and the staff make the trip super special. It's a great way to see countries from a slightly different perspective as well as visiting the main sights. I've been to... Read more

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

    Was a perfect mix of weird (Turkmenistan), culture (Uzbekistan) and nature (Kyrgyzstan) all in a month. Just as you thought you’d seen enough minarets and ancient cities the trip switched to mountains and lakes. It was also a good balance of included... Read more

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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
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    They have been seamless! Easy and quick responses and I came with a price which they quickly matched! Much better than the original company I was using! Amazing service!

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

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

Plugs & Adapters

China and TurkmenistanChinaChina, Tajikistan and UzbekistanTajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Turkey

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 China, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for China, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for China and Tajikistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for China, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for China, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Turkey. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for China, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. 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 and Tajikistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.

Policies

Location
Xian is the starting point and Istanbul is the endpoint.
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Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 18 September 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 September 2019, a minimum payment of $99 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 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
Cancellation policy
TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Dragoman Overland. Please familiarise yourself with the Dragoman Overland payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Dragoman Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Payment methods
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.

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 12,678 km.
  • Xian (China)
  • 252 km
  • Pingliang (China)
  • 262 km
  • Lanzhou (China)
  • 152 km
  • Xiahe (China)
  • 110 km
  • Liujiaxia (China)
  • 31 km
  • Binglingsi Grottoes (China)
  • 413 km
  • Zhangye (China)
  • 191 km
  • Jiayuguan (China)
  • 330 km
  • Dunhuang (China)
  • 413 km
  • Turpan (China)
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