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Western China & Central Silk Route (Ashgabat to Xi'an) - Dragoman Overland
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56 days

Western China & Central Silk Route (Ashgabat to Xi'an)

From Ashgabat to Xi'an
Tour Operator:
Dragoman Overland
Max group size:
22
Age range:
18 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
30713
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Highlights

  • Explore the Terracotta Warriors site
  • Discover Mt. Kongtong and its temples
  • Marvel at the Buddha statue
  • See Zhangye Danxia Rainbow Mountains
  • Visit Jiaohe ruins at Turpan

Itinerary

Start in Ashgabat and end in Xi'an! With the Adventure tour Western China & Central Silk Route (Ashgabat to Xi'an), you have a 56 days tour package taking you through Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and 25 other destinations in Asia. Western China & Central Silk Route (Ashgabat to Xi'an) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Ashgabat
  2. Day 2: Darvaza
  3. Day 3: Kunye Urgench
  4. Day 4: Khiva
  5. Day 5: Khiva
  6. Day 6: Bukhara
  7. Day 7: Bukhara
  8. Day 8: Bukhara
  9. Day 9: Kyzylkhum Desert
  10. Day 10: Samarkand
  11. Day 11: Samarkand
  12. Day 12: Samarkand
  13. Day 13: Tashkent
  14. Day 14: Tashkent
  15. Day 15: Tashkent
  16. Day 16: Fergana Valley
  17. Day 17: Arslanbob
  18. Day 18: Arslanbob
  19. Day 19: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  20. Day 20: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  21. Day 21: Son-Kol Lake
  22. Day 22: Son-Kol Lake
  23. Day 23: Kochkor
  24. Day 24: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  25. Day 25: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  26. Day 26: Karakol
  27. Day 27: Chong Kemin Valley
  28. Day 28: Chong Kemin Valley
  29. Day 29: Bishkek
  30. Day 30: Bishkek
  31. Day 31: Kochkor
  32. Day 32: Tash Rabat
  33. Day 33: Kashgar
  34. Day 34: Kashgar
  35. Day 35: Kashgar
  36. Day 36: Kashgar
  37. Day 37: Kashgar
  38. Day 38: Aksu
  39. Day 39: Korle
  40. Day 40: Urumqi
  41. Day 41: Urumqi
  42. Day 42: Turpan
  43. Day 43: Turpan
  44. Day 44: Dunhuang
  45. Day 45: Dunhuang
  46. Day 46: Jiayuguan
  47. Day 47: Zhangye
  48. Day 48: Liujiaxia
  49. Day 49: Xiahe
  50. Day 50: Xiahe
  51. Day 51: Xiahe
  52. Day 52: Lanzhou
  53. Day 53: Pingliang
  54. Day 54: Pingliang
  55. Day 55: Xi'an
  56. Day 56: Xi'an
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Where You'll Stay

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Yurt

Reviews About This Operator

  • GrantFeringa
    · December 15th, 2019
    James was a great driver, felt very safe with him. An all round good guy too. Grant F
  • KennethBrownell
    · September 25th, 2019
    We had an fantastic trip with Dragoman on the Silk Road in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Jan and Tanya were excellent... Show more
  • PaulSpears
    · July 16th, 2019
    Was a perfect mix of weird (Turkmenistan), culture (Uzbekistan) and nature (Kyrgyzstan) all in a month. Just as you... Show more

Dates & Availability

56 days
Western China & Central Silk Route (Ashgabat to Xi'an)
From Ashgabat to Xi'an
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  • Sunday
    25 Jul, 2021
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    18 Sep, 2021
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    29 May, 2022
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    23 Jul, 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for Silk Route between Ashgabat and Xi'an (from Ashgabat to Xi'an) is a group fund for this tour. The group fund pays for camping, hotels, food while camping, activities the group does as a whole (based on the itinerary mentioned above and in the brochure).

    The Kitty allows the group to be flexible as the hotels and campsites are not pre booked and booked by the crew while travelling which makes the whole itinerary more adabtable than the traditional tours. Sometimes you can stay an extra night at one location due to a special activity happening at the location, based on the groups wishes. All of these costs are paid at cost price and Dragoman makes no money out of it. Therefore, if money is left over in the Kitty after the tour, it will be paid back to the group members.

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Good to Know

  • Currency
    $
    US Dollar
    ¥
    Yuan Renminbi
    China
    с
    Som
    Kyrgyzstan
    UZS
    Uzbekistan Sum
    Uzbekistan
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, I, G. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, A, B, I. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, A, B, G. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, A, B, I, G.

    Type C
    Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
    Type E
    Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
    Type F
    Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
    Type A
    Turkmenistan and China
    Type B
    Turkmenistan and China
    Type I
    Uzbekistan and China
    Type G
    China
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. 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.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • 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.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before June 16th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 16th, 2021, 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.
  • Cancellation Policy
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    Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

Videos

  • Main Page Video
  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Overlanding The Silk Road
  • Dragoman - 2017
  • 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
  • Overlanding Xi'An
  • Dragoman Snippet - Uzbekistan
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