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Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (Istanbul to Xi'an) - Dragoman
Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (Istanbul to Xi'an) - Dragoman
Starts
Istanbul
Destinations
+37
Ends
Xian
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Highlights

  • Visit Kashgar's Animal market
  • Explore the oasis and the Jiaohe ruins at Turpan
  • Enjoy a guided tour to Mogao caves
  • Take a camel ride to Crescent Moon Lake
  • See the red sandstone of the Flaming Mountains
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping
Transportation
Overland Truck
Start in Istanbul and end in Xian! With the overland truck tour Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (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 (Istanbul to Xi'an) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Istanbul
  2. Day 2: Göreme
  3. Days 3 to 4: Göreme
  4. Day 5: Zara
  5. Day 6: Sumela
  6. Day 7: Batumi
  7. Day 8: Kutaisi
  8. Day 9: Gori-Mtskheta
  9. Day 10: Stepantsminda
  10. Day 11: Tbilisi
  11. Day 12: Tbilisi
  12. Day 13: Telavi
  13. Day 14: Telavi
  14. Day 15: Lagodekhi
  15. Day 16: Sheki
  16. Day 17: Gobustan
  17. Days 18 to 20: Baku
  18. Day 21: Caspian Sea
  19. Day 22: Turkmenbashi
  20. Day 23: Geok Tepe
  21. Day 24: Ashgabat
  22. Day 25: Ashgabat
  23. Day 26: Darvaza
  24. Day 27: Kunye Urgench
  25. Days 28 to 29: Khiva
  26. Day 30: Bukhara
  27. Days 31 to 32: Bukhara
  28. Day 33: Nurata
  29. Day 34: Samarkand
  30. Days 35 to 36: Samarkand
  31. Day 37: Tashkent
  32. Day 38: Tashkent
  33. Day 39: Tashkent
  34. Day 40: Fergana Valley
  35. Day 41: Arslanbob
  36. Days 42 to 44: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  37. Days 45 to 46: Song Köl Lake
  38. Day 47: Kochkor
  39. Days 48 to 49: Jeti Oguz Valley
  40. Day 50: Karakol
  41. Days 51 to 52: Chong Kemin Valley-Cholpon Ata
  42. Day 53: Bishkek
  43. Day 54: Bishkek
  44. Day 55: Kochkor
  45. Day 56: Tash Rabat
  46. Day 57: Kashgar
  47. Day 58: Lake Karakol
  48. Day 59: Kashgar
  49. Days 60 to 61: Kashgar
  50. Days 62 to 63: Aksu-Bayanbulak
  51. Days 64 to 65: Heavenly Lake
  52. Days 66 to 67: Turpan
  53. Days 68 to 69: Dunhuang
  54. Day 70: Jiayuguan
  55. Day 71: Zhangye
  56. Day 72: Liujiaxia
  57. Days 73 to 75: Xiahe-Bingling Si
  58. Day 76: Lanzhou
  59. Days 77 to 78: Pingliang
  60. Day 79: Xi'an
  61. Day 80: Xi'an

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  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Overlanding The Silk Road
  • Dragoman - 2017
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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 24 June 2018 the full payment of $6,324 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 $6324 for Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (Istanbul to Xi'an), but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.
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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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