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Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (from Istanbul to Xi'an)

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Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (from Istanbul to Xi'an) - Dragoman
Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (from Istanbul to Xi'an) - Dragoman
Starts
Istanbul
Destinations
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Ends
Xian
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Highlights

Start in Istanbul and end in Xian! With the overland truck tour Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (from Istanbul to Xi'an), you have a 80 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 35 other destinations. Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (from Istanbul to Xi'an) includes accommodation in a hotel, hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping
Transportation
Overland Truck

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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Xi'an
  • Day 2: Xi'an
  • Days 3 to 4: Pingliang
  • Day 5: Lanzhou
  • Days 6 to 7: Xiahe
  • Day 8: Liujiaxia-Bingling Si
  • Day 9: Zhangye
  • Day 10: Jiayuguan
  • Days 11 to 12: Dunhuang
  • Days 13 to 14: Turpan
  • Days 15 to 16: Heavenly Lake
  • Days 17 to 18: Bayanbulak-Aksu
  • Days 19 to 21: Kashgar
  • Day 22: Kashgar-Lake Karakol
  • Day 23: Lake Karakol-Kashgar
  • Day 24: Tash Rabat
  • Day 25: Kochkor
  • Day 26: Bishkek
  • Day 27: Bishkek
  • Days 28 to 29: Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day 30: Karakol-Cholpon Ata
  • Days 31 to 32: Jeti Oguz Valley
  • Day 33: Kochkor
  • Days 34 to 35: Song Köl Lake
  • Days 36 to 38: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day 39: Arslanbob
  • Day 40: Fergana City-Fergana Valley
  • Day 41: Tashkent
  • Day 42: Tashkent
  • Day 43: Samarkand
  • Days 44 to 45: Samarkand
  • Day 46: Nurata
  • Day 47: Bukhara
  • Days 48 to 49: Bukhara
  • Days 50 to 51: Khiva
  • Day 52: Kunye Urgench
  • Day 53: Darvaza
  • Day 54: Ashgabat
  • Day 55: Ashgabat
  • Day 56: Ashgabat
  • Day 57: Ashgabat-Geok Tepe
  • Days 58 to 59: Turkmenbashi
  • Day 60: Caspian Sea
  • Days 61 to 62: Baku
  • Day 63: Gobustan
  • Day 64: Sheki
  • Day 65: Lagodekhi
  • Day 66: Telavi
  • Day 67: Telavi
  • Day 68: Tbilisi
  • Day 69: Tbilisi
  • Day 70: Stepantsminda
  • Day 71: Stepantsminda-Mtskheta
  • Day 72: Gori-Kutaisi
  • Day 73: Batumi
  • Day 74: Sumela
  • Day 75
  • Day 76: Göreme
  • Days 77 to 78: Göreme
  • Day 79: Istanbul
  • Day 80: Istanbul

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  • Meals

  • Transport

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Videos

  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Overlanding The Silk Road
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Questions & Answers

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

  • April 23, 2015

    What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (from Istanbul 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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    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 and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan 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 China. Ideally 2 weeks 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
    Istanbul is the starting point and Xian is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Dragoman to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm this Dragoman booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 16 December 2017 the full payment of $8,029 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 $8029 for Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (from Istanbul to Xi'an), but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Dragoman tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 10,188 km.
    • Istanbul (Turkey)
    • 565 km
    • Goreme (Turkey)
    • 668 km
    • Batumi (Georgia)
    • 111 km
    • Kutaisi (Georgia)
    • 120 km
    • Gori (Georgia)
    • 64 km
    • Tbilisi (Georgia)
    • 61 km
    • Telavi (Georgia)
    • 68 km
    • Lagodekhi (Georgia)
    • 101 km
    • Sheki (Azerbaijan)
    • 215 km
    • Gobustan State Reserve (Azerbaijan)
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