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The Khan's Silk Road (Tbilisi to Xi'an)

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The Khan's Silk Road (Tbilisi to Xi'an) - Dragoman
The Khan's Silk Road (Tbilisi to Xi'an) - Dragoman
Starts
Tbilisi
+33 Destinations
Silk Road
Ends
Xian
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Highlights

  • Visit the site of the Terracotta Warriors
  • Enjoy drive along the Karakorum Highway
  • See the Zhangye Danxia Rainbow Mountains
  • Discover the Jiaohe ruins at Turpan
  • Stay at a yurt at the Heavenly Lake
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Camping
Transportation
Overland Truck, Ferry
Travel style
Adventure, Overland truck, Discovery, In-depth Cultural
Start in Tbilisi and end in Xian! With the adventure tour The Khan's Silk Road (Tbilisi to Xi'an), you have a 70 day tour package taking you through Tbilisi, Georgia and 31 other destinations in Asia. The Khan's Silk Road (Tbilisi to Xi'an) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
  • GrantFeringa's review about another Dragoman tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip. Could not fault it. Wonderful memories, would like to do another Dragoman when I have the annual leave (getting enough paid holidays is a problem when working full time).

  • Barrie Moore's review about another Dragoman tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Travelling with Dragoman through Nepal and India was a very interesting and worthwhile experience.

  • Jihong Jin's review about another Dragoman tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    It is my good fortune and privilege to travel with a group of fine individuals, to know everyone, and to make friends with everyone. This is a very special trip to me, it is the journey not just the destination, I learned and accomplishd a lot. Tanja,... Read more

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Itinerary

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

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

Videos

  • Main Page Video
  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Overlanding The Silk Road
  • Dragoman - 2017
  • Dragoman in Central Asia and China
  • Overlanding with Dragoman
  • Dragoman Overlanding 2018
  • Overlanding Kyrgyzstan
  • Dragoman Wild Camping
  • Snippet Kyrgyzstan - Russian Truck
  • Snippet Turkmenistan - Darvaza Crater
  • Dragoman - Georgia - Kazbegi Chuch in Mountains
  • Overlanding Xi'An
  • Dragoman Snippet - Uzbekistan
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • What is the kitty payment?

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

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

Lari
Georgia
ман
Manat
Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan
лв
Som
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
¥
Yuan Renminbi
China

Plugs & Adapters

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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.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. Ideally 2 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
Tbilisi is the starting point and Xian is the endpoint.
Max group size
22 is the maximum group size for The Khan's Silk Road (Tbilisi to Xi'an).
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 $500 to confirm this Dragoman booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 12 February 2019 the full payment of $7,535 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 $7535 for The Khan's Silk Road (Tbilisi to Xi'an), but the deposit of $500 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 8,725 km.
  • Tbilisi (Georgia)
  • 61 km
  • Telavi (Georgia)
  • 68 km
  • Lagodekhi (Georgia)
  • 101 km
  • Sheki (Azerbaijan)
  • 215 km
  • Gobustan State Reserve (Azerbaijan)
  • 56 km
  • Baku (Azerbaijan)
  • 266 km
  • Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan)
  • 518 km
  • Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
  • 247 km
  • Darvaza (Turkmenistan)
  • 247 km
  • Kunye Urgench (Turkmenistan)
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