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

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80
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Cost/day $102
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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
+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 (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.

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Itinerary

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

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  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Flights

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Videos

  • Main Page Video
  • 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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About the countries

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Currencies

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Georgia
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Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan
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Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
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Visa

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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 23 April 2018 the full payment of $8,122 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 $8122 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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