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Silk Route between Istanbul and Ulaanbaatar (from Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar)

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Cost/day $98
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Silk Route between Istanbul and Ulaanbaatar (from Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar) - Dragoman
Silk Route between Istanbul and Ulaanbaatar (from Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar) - Dragoman
Starts
Istanbul
Destinations
+56
Ends
Ulaanbaatar
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Highlights

Start in Istanbul and end in Ulaanbaatar! With the discovery tour Silk Route between Istanbul and Ulaanbaatar (from Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar), you have a 120 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 52 other destinations. Silk Route between Istanbul and Ulaanbaatar (from Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar) includes accommodation in a hotel and campsites as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
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: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 2: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 3: Ögii Lake
  • Day 4: Kharkhorin
  • Days 5 to 6: Orkhon Valley
  • Days 7 to 8: Tsenkher
  • Day 9: Tsetserleg-Tamir River
  • Day 10: Chuulut Canyon
  • Day 11: Khorgo
  • Days 12 to 13: Mörön-Zuun Lake
  • Days 14 to 15: Khövsgöl Lake
  • Days 16 to 18: Bulgan-Selenge River
  • Day 19: Amarbayasgalant Monastery
  • Day 20: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 21: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 22: Sainshand
  • Day 23: Erlian
  • Day 24: Beijing
  • Day 25: Beijing
  • Day 26: Beijing
  • Days 27 to 28: Chengde
  • Day 29: Jinshanling
  • Days 30 to 31: Datong
  • Days 32 to 33: Wutai Shan
  • Days 34 to 35: Pingyao
  • Day 36: Lijiashan
  • Days 37 to 38: Yan'an
  • Day 39: Xi'an
  • Day 40: Xi'an
  • Day 41: Xi'an
  • Day 42: Xi'an
  • Days 43 to 44: Pingliang
  • Day 45: Lanzhou
  • Days 46 to 47: Xiahe
  • Day 48: Liujiaxia-Bingling Si
  • Day 49: Zhangye
  • Day 50: Jiayuguan
  • Days 51 to 52: Dunhuang
  • Days 53 to 54: Turpan
  • Days 55 to 56: Heavenly Lake
  • Days 57 to 58: Bayanbulak-Aksu
  • Days 59 to 61: Kashgar
  • Day 62: Kashgar-Lake Karakol
  • Day 63: Lake Karakol-Kashgar
  • Day 64: Tash Rabat
  • Day 65: Kochkor
  • Day 66: Bishkek
  • Day 67: Bishkek
  • Days 68 to 69: Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day 70: Karakol-Cholpon Ata
  • Days 71 to 72: Jeti Oguz Valley
  • Day 73: Kochkor
  • Days 74 to 75: Song Köl Lake
  • Days 76 to 78: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day 79: Arslanbob
  • Day 80: Fergana City-Fergana Valley
  • Day 81: Tashkent
  • Day 82: Tashkent
  • Day 83: Samarkand
  • Days 84 to 85: Samarkand
  • Day 86: Nurata
  • Day 87: Bukhara
  • Days 88 to 89: Bukhara
  • Days 90 to 91: Khiva
  • Day 92: Kunye Urgench
  • Day 93: Darvaza
  • Day 94: Ashgabat
  • Day 95: Ashgabat
  • Day 96: Ashgabat
  • Day 97: Ashgabat-Geok Tepe
  • Days 98 to 99: Turkmenbashi
  • Day 100: Caspian Sea
  • Days 101 to 102: Baku
  • Day 103: Gobustan
  • Day 104: Sheki
  • Day 105: Lagodekhi
  • Day 106: Telavi
  • Day 107: Telavi
  • Day 108: Tbilisi
  • Day 109: Tbilisi
  • Day 110: Stepantsminda
  • Day 111: Stepantsminda-Mtskheta
  • Day 112: Gori-Kutaisi
  • Day 113: Batumi
  • Day 114: Sumela
  • Day 115
  • Day 116: Göreme
  • Days 117 to 118: Göreme
  • Day 119: Istanbul
  • Day 120: Istanbul

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  • Transport

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  • Insurance

  • Meals

  • Optional Extras
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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 Ulaanbaatar (from Ulaanbaatar to Istanbul) 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, China and Mongolia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Mongolia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Mongolia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Mongolia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Mongolia. 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 and Mongolia. Ideally 6 months before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Istanbul is the starting point and Ulaanbaatar 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 22 December 2017 the full payment of $11,778 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 $11778 for Silk Route between Istanbul and Ulaanbaatar (from Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar), 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 14,368 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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