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Western China & Central Silk Route (Xi'an to Ashgabat)

Days
56
 
 
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US $ 6,485
Cost/day $116
+ $1,860 Kitty
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Western China & Central Silk Route (Xi'an to Ashgabat) - Dragoman Overland
Western China & Central Silk Route (Xi'an to Ashgabat) - Dragoman Overland
Starts
Xian
+25 Destinations
Silk Road
Ends
Ashgabat
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Highlights

  • Learn about the history of the ancient Silk Road
  • See how Kyrgyz carpets and hats are made
  • Visit the site of the Terracotta Warriors
  • Enjoy the journey through the Parks of Kyrgyzstan
  • Discover Lake Issyk-Kul
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping
Max Group Size
22
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Adventure, Overland Truck
Operator
Dragoman Overland
Start in Xian and end in Ashgabat! With the adventure tour Western China & Central Silk Route (Xi'an to Ashgabat), you have a 56 day tour package taking you through Xian, China and 23 other destinations in Asia. Western China & Central Silk Route (Xi'an to Ashgabat) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Xi'an
  2. Day 2: Xi'an
  3. Days 3 to 4: Pingliang
  4. Days 5 to 7: Xiahe
  5. Day 8: Liujiaxia-Bingling Si
  6. Day 9: Zhangye
  7. Day 10: Zhangye-Jiayuguan
  8. Days 11 to 12: Dunhuang
  9. Days 13 to 14: Turpan
  10. Days 15 to 16: Heavenly Lake-Urumqi
  11. Days 17 to 18: Bayanbulak-Aksu
  12. Days 19 to 21: Kashgar
  13. Day 22: Kashgar
  14. Days 23 to 24: Tash Rabat
  15. Day 25: Kochkor
  16. Day 26: Bishkek
  17. Day 27: Bishkek
  18. Days 28 to 29: Ala Archa-Chong Kemin Valley
  19. Day 30: Karakol-Cholpon Ata
  20. Days 31 to 32: Jeti Oguz Valley
  21. Day 33: Kochkor
  22. Days 34 to 35: Song Köl Lake
  23. Days 36 to 38: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  24. Day 39: Arslanbob
  25. Day 40: Fergana Valley-Fergana City
  26. Day 41: Tashkent
  27. Day 42: Tashkent
  28. Day 43: Samarkand
  29. Days 44 to 45: Samarkand
  30. Day 46: Nurata
  31. Day 47: Bukhara
  32. Days 48 to 49: Bukhara
  33. Days 50 to 51: Khiva
  34. Day 52: Kunye Urgench
  35. Day 53: Darvaza
  36. Day 54: Ashgabat
  37. Day 55: Ashgabat
  38. Day 56: Ashgabat

What's included

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  • Guide

  • Transport

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  • GrantFeringa's review about another Dragoman Overland 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).

  • CarolineMilne's review about another Dragoman Overland tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was my second trip with Dragoman and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The organisation is great and the staff make the trip super special. It's a great way to see countries from a slightly different perspective as well as visiting the main sights. I've been to... Read more

  • PaulSpears's review about another Dragoman Overland tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Was a perfect mix of weird (Turkmenistan), culture (Uzbekistan) and nature (Kyrgyzstan) all in a month. Just as you thought you’d seen enough minarets and ancient cities the trip switched to mountains and lakes. It was also a good balance of included... Read more

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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 Ashgabat and Xi'an (from Xi'an to Ashgabat) 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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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
  • Overlanding Xi'An
  • Dragoman Snippet - Uzbekistan
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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

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

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 China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. 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 and Kyrgyzstan. 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.

Policies

Location
Xian is the starting point and Ashgabat is the endpoint.
Trusted
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Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 18 September 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 September 2019, a minimum payment of $99 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.
Cancellation policy
TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Dragoman Overland. Please familiarise yourself with the Dragoman Overland payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Dragoman Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Payment methods
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.

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 7,450 km.
  • Xian (China)
  • 252 km
  • Pingliang (China)
  • 262 km
  • Lanzhou (China)
  • 152 km
  • Xiahe (China)
  • 110 km
  • Liujiaxia (China)
  • 600 km
  • Jiayuguan (China)
  • 330 km
  • Dunhuang (China)
  • 413 km
  • Turpan (China)
  • 410 km
  • Urumqi (China)
  • 656 km
  • Aksu (China)
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