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Grand Asian Caravan

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Grand Asian Caravan - Sundowners Overland
Grand Asian Caravan - Sundowners Overland
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1 review
Starts
Beijing
Destinations
+26
Ends
Istanbul
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Highlights

  • Great Wall of China (Mutianyu section)
  • Abakh Hoja Tomb & Id Kah Mosque
  • Silk Factory
  • Ancient Merv
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
15
Transportation
Train & Rail, Private Vehicle
Travel style
Discovery
Start in Beijing and end in Istanbul! With the discovery tour Grand Asian Caravan, you have a 42 day tour package taking you through Beijing, China and 27 other destinations. Grand Asian Caravan is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as meals, transport and more.

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    Written on August 3, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    It was the experience of a lifetime- following the route of the Silk Road and experiencing the variety of landscapes and contemplating the difficulties of early travellers. - Wayne and Gail V

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Arrive Beijing
  2. Day 2: Beijing and on to Xian
  3. Day 3: Xian
  4. Day 4: Xian to Dunhuang
  5. Days 5: Dunhuang
  6. Day 6: To Liuyuan and onto Turpan
  7. Day 7: Turpan
  8. Day 8: Turpan to Kashgar
  9. Days 9- 10: Kashgar
  10. Day 11: Over the Irkeshtam Pass to Sary Tash
  11. Day 12: Sary Tash to Osh
  12. Day 13: Osh to the Fergana Valley
  13. Day 14: Fergana and to Tashkent
  14. Days 15-16: Tashkent and Samarkand
  15. Days 17-19: Bukhara via Shakhrisabz
  16. Day 20: Mary via Merv
  17. Days 21 - 22: Ashgabat
  18. Day 23: Ashgabat to Mashhad
  19. Day 24: Mashhad and to Isfahan
  20. Days 25-26: Isfahan
  21. Day 27: Isfahan and to Tehran
  22. Day 28: Tehran and to Tabriz
  23. Day 29: Arrive Tabriz
  24. Day 30: Tabriz and to Goris
  25. Days 31-33: Goris and to Yerevan
  26. Day 34: Yerevan to Dilijan
  27. Days 35-36: Dilijan and to Tbilisi
  28. Day 37: Tbilisi to Gudauri
  29. Day 38: Borjomi via Gori
  30. Day 39: Vardzia and to Kars
  31. Day 40: To Istanbul via Ankara
  32. Days 41-42: Istanbul

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • Do you have any age restrictions?

    These journeys are suitable for almost everybody and age is rarely a factor. A willingness to be involved, a positive and flexible approach to travel and an understanding of the particular demands of your chosen journey will ensure your enjoyment on one of the most satisfying and rewarding travel experiences of your life.

    A minimum age of 18 applies to our Fully Escorted Tours.

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  • Friday
    May 3, 2019
    from Beijing
    42 Days
    Thursday
    Jun 13, 2019
    to Istanbul
    7 seats left
    $1,614
    $10,760
    -15%
    USD $9,146
  • Friday
    May 17, 2019
    from Beijing
    42 Days
    Thursday
    Jun 27, 2019
    to Istanbul
    6 seats left
    $1,614
    $10,760
    -15%
    USD $9,146
  • Friday
    Jun 14, 2019
    from Beijing
    42 Days
    Thursday
    Jul 25, 2019
    to Istanbul
    10+ seats left
    $1,584
    $10,560
    -15%
    USD $8,976
  • Friday
    Sep 6, 2019
    from Beijing
    42 Days
    Thursday
    Oct 17, 2019
    to Istanbul
    10+ seats left
    $1,614
    $10,760
    -15%
    USD $9,146
  • Friday
    Sep 20, 2019
    from Beijing
    42 Days
    Thursday
    Oct 31, 2019
    to Istanbul
    10+ seats left
    $1,584
    $10,560
    -15%
    USD $8,976
  • Friday
    May 1, 2020
    from Beijing
    42 Days
    Thursday
    Jun 11, 2020
    to Istanbul
    8 seats left
    $598
    USD $10,162
  • Friday
    May 15, 2020
    from Beijing
    42 Days
    Thursday
    Jun 25, 2020
    to Istanbul
    10+ seats left
    $598
    USD $10,162
  • Friday
    Jun 12, 2020
    from Beijing
    42 Days
    Thursday
    Jul 23, 2020
    to Istanbul
    6 seats left
    $598
    USD $10,162
  • Friday
    Sep 4, 2020
    from Beijing
    42 Days
    Thursday
    Oct 15, 2020
    to Istanbul
    10+ seats left
    $598
    USD $10,162
  • Friday
    Sep 18, 2020
    from Beijing
    42 Days
    Thursday
    Oct 29, 2020
    to Istanbul
    10+ seats left
    $598
    USD $10,162

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About the countries

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Currencies

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Yuan Renminbi
China
лв
Som
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
ман
Manat
Turkmenistan
Rial
Iran
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Dram
Armenia
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Georgia
Lira
Turkey

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

Policies

Location
Beijing is the starting point and Istanbul 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 20% to confirm this Sundowners Overland booking. The remaining balance is then payable 75 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 9 December 2018 the full payment of $8,976 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 75 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $8976 for Grand Asian Caravan, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Sundowners Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Sundowners Overland tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 9,755 km.
  • Beijing (China)
  • 912 km
  • Xian (China)
  • 1,422 km
  • Dunhuang (China)
  • 413 km
  • Turpan (China)
  • 1,181 km
  • Kashgar (China)
  • 238 km
  • Sary Tash (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 95 km
  • Osh (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 88 km
  • Fergana (Uzbekistan)
  • 238 km
  • Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • 264 km
  • Samarkand (Uzbekistan)
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