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The Great Silk Road

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The Great Silk Road - Intrepid Travel
The Great Silk Road - Intrepid Travel
Excellent
24 reviews
Starts
Hong Kong
+5 Destinations
Silk Road
Ends
Beijing
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Highlights

  • Marvel at the famous Tiananmen Square
  • Leisurely cycle the Xi’an city wall
  • Explore the Bezeklik Buddhist caves
  • Overnight in a yurt like the local Kyrgyz
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train, Yurt
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Train & Rail, Local Transport
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Discovery
Operator
Intrepid Travel
Start in Hong Kong and end in Beijing! With the discovery tour The Great Silk Road, you have a 32 day tour package taking you from Hong Kong to Beijing and through Hong Kong, China and 5 other destinations in China. The Great Silk Road is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Beijing
  2. Day 2: Xi'an
  3. Day 3: Xi'an
  4. Day 4: Xi'an - Overnight Train
  5. Day 5: Zhangye
  6. Day 6: Zhangye - Danxia Geological Park
  7. Day 7: Jiayuguan
  8. Day 8: Jiayuguan - Dunhuang
  9. Day 9: Dunhuang
  10. Day 10: Turpan
  11. Day 11: Turpan
  12. Day 12: Overnight Train
  13. Day 13: Kashgar
  14. Day 14: Kashgar
  15. Day 15: China/Kyrgyzstan border - Torugart Pass - Naryn
  16. Day 16: Bishkek
  17. Day 17: Bishkek
  18. Day 18: Don Aryk - Issyk Kul - Kochkor
  19. Day 19: Son-Köl
  20. Day 20: Kyzyl-Oi
  21. Day 21: Suusamyr Valley - Chychkan - Kok-Bel
  22. Day 22: Osh
  23. Day 23: Osh
  24. Day 24: KGZ/UZB border crossing - Andijan - Tashkent
  25. Day 25: Tashkent
  26. Day 26: Samarkand
  27. Day 27: Samarkand
  28. Day 28: Samarkand - Shahrisabz - Bukhara
  29. Day 29: Bukhara
  30. Day 30: Gijduvan - Bukhara
  31. Day 31: Tashkent
  32. Day 32: Tashkent

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

24 Reviews

Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Average
8%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
0%
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  • Written on November 7, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    This was a really nice trip and left me wanting to go back to each destination to spend more time digging into the local cutlure and sights!

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  • Written on October 31, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Group was great and trip was amazing. The tour leader was the most accomodating person and couldnt do enough extra for everyone.

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  • Written on October 30, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    ExcellentUsing local transport and hotels gives a more real sense of the country.

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  • Written on October 30, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Would recommend this trip to others.

    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • Written on October 26, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was excellent. the tour guide was fabulous.

    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • Written on October 25, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    I highly recommend Intrepid Travel small group tours.

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  • Written on October 22, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was amazing and we had a great tour guide Wei Ying, who was so knowledgeable and we loved her. She was very friendly and planned a ton of stuff for us. I highly recommend her for any trip.

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  • Written on October 20, 2010
    3.0 - Average

    I enjoyed the trip a great deal, good group. Mostly visited city\'s, would had prefered more rural / local trips, maybe walking through bamboo forests or waling in the Wudan Mountains. or visited some local crafting.

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  • Written on October 11, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    A great trip for my first time to China. An experience that I will always remember.

    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • Written on October 10, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    A fantastic trip beautiful scenery and nice travelling companions. Especially enjoyed the train experience when I thought I wouldn't\'t.

    Review collected by Intrepid Travel

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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 China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for 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 China. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 6 months before travel.

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Location
Hong Kong is the starting point and Beijing is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 14 September 2019 the full payment of $6,474 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 $6474 for The Great Silk Road, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 4,019 km.
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • 471 km
  • Yangshuo (China)
  • 1,295 km
  • Shanghai (China)
  • 1,219 km
  • Xian (China)
  • 912 km
  • Beijing (China)
  • 61 km
  • Great Wall (China)
  • 61 km
  • Beijing (China)

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