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Tian Shan, Taklamakan & Lower Tibet (Bishkek to Xi'an) - Dragoman Overland
27 days

Tian Shan, Taklamakan & Lower Tibet (Bishkek to Xi'an)

From Bishkek to Xian
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
22
Age range:
18 to 99 year olds
Operated in:
English
From
$3,260
-16%
US $2,727
+ $810 Kitty
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Bishkek
  2. Day 2: Kochkor
  3. Day 3: Tash Rabat
  4. Day 4: Kashgar
  5. Day 5: Kashgar
  6. Day 6: Kashgar
  7. Days 7 to 8: Kashgar
  8. Days 9 to 10: Aksu-Bayanbulak
  9. Days 11 to 12: Heavenly Lake
  10. Days 13 to 14: Turpan
  11. Days 15 to 16: Dunhuang
  12. Day 17: Jiayuguan
  13. Day 18: Zhangye
  14. Day 19: Liujiaxia
  15. Days 20 to 22: Xiahe-Bingling Si
  16. Day 23: Lanzhou
  17. Days 24 to 25: Pingliang
  18. Day 26: Xi'an
  19. Day 27: Xi'an
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What's included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
    Home-stay
      Camping

        Reviews about this operator

        • September 01, 2018
          A great trip, full of adventures, laughter, culture and history. Could not recommend it highly enough but be prepared for wild camping and basic facilities - which I think is the best bit!
        • October 21, 2019
          It was a fun experience, with a nice bunch of people. We joined late in the trip but were made welcome from the start and felt part of the group from the outset.
        • September 25, 2019
          We had an fantastic trip with Dragoman on the Silk Road in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Jan and Tanya were excellent tour guides and drivers. The group was diverse and enjoyable to be with. Travelling in the truck was unique. I highly recommend the tour.

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        Tian Shan, Taklamakan & Lower Tibet (Bishkek to Xi'an)

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        • August 2020
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        • Monday
          Jun 29, 2020
          from Bishkek
          27 Days
          Saturday
          Jul 25, 2020
          to Xian
          10+ seats left
          $533
          $3,260
          -16%
          USD $2,727
          + $810 Kitty
          Sharing a twin room
        • Monday
          Aug 24, 2020
          from Bishkek
          27 Days
          Saturday
          Sep 19, 2020
          to Xian
          10+ seats left
          $533
          $3,260
          -16%
          USD $2,727
          + $810 Kitty
          Sharing a twin room
        • Monday
          Jun 28, 2021
          from Bishkek
          27 Days
          Saturday
          Jul 24, 2021
          to Xian
          10+ seats left
          $53
          USD $3,287
          + $810 Kitty
          Sharing a twin room
        • Monday
          Aug 23, 2021
          from Bishkek
          27 Days
          Saturday
          Sep 18, 2021
          to Xian
          10+ seats left
          $53
          USD $3,287
          + $810 Kitty
          Sharing a twin room

        Frequently asked questions

        • What is the kitty payment?

          Dragoman's Kitty for Silk Route between Bishkek and Xi'an (from Bishkek 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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          China

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          Visa

          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.

          Vaccines

          These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
          • Typhoid - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
          • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
          • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan and China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
          • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Kyrgyzstan and China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
          • Rabies - Recommended for 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.
        • Payment information
          • For any tour departing before 5 February 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 5 February 2020, 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 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.
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