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Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (Xi'an to Istanbul)

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80
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Cost/day $104
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Starts
Xian
+36 Destinations
Silk Road
Ends
Istanbul
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Highlights

  • Explore the Gansu Corridor to Jiayuguan Fort
  • See the Early Christian underground cities
  • Discover Mt. Kongtong and its temples
  • Visit the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti
  • Learn about the Karez water system
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Camping, Guesthouse
Transportation
Jeep & 4WD, Overland Truck, Ferry
Travel style
Overland truck
Start in Xian and end in Istanbul! With the overland truck tour Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (Xi'an to Istanbul), you have a 80 day tour package taking you through Xian, China and 34 other destinations. Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (Xi'an to Istanbul) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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    Written on July 25, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was such a wonderful experience. I think rating the accommodation does not give a complete picture. Some of the most memorable experiences involved pretty ordinary accommodation. The mix was perfect
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Xi'an
  2. Day 2: Xi'an
  3. Days 3 to 4: Pingliang
  4. Day 5: Lanzhou
  5. Days 6 to 7: Xiahe
  6. Day 8: Liujiaxia-Bingling Si
  7. Day 9: Zhangye
  8. Day 10: Jiayuguan
  9. Days 11 to 12: Dunhuang
  10. Days 13 to 14: Turpan
  11. Days 15 to 16: Heavenly Lake
  12. Days 17 to 18: Bayanbulak-Aksu
  13. Days 19 to 21: Kashgar
  14. Day 22: Kashgar
  15. Days 23 to 24: Tash Rabat
  16. Day 25: Kochkor
  17. Day 26: Bishkek
  18. Day 27: Bishkek
  19. Days 28 to 29: Ala Archa-Chong Kemin Valley
  20. Day 30: Karakol-Cholpon Ata
  21. Days 31 to 32: Jeti Oguz Valley
  22. Day 33: Kochkor
  23. Days 34 to 35: Song Köl Lake
  24. Days 36 to 38: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  25. Day 39: Arslanbob
  26. Day 40: Fergana Valley
  27. Day 41: Tashkent
  28. Day 42: Tashkent
  29. Day 43: Samarkand
  30. Days 44 to 45: Samarkand
  31. Day 46: Nurata
  32. Day 47: Bukhara
  33. Days 48 to 49: Bukhara
  34. Days 50 to 51: Khiva
  35. Day 52: Kunye Urgench
  36. Day 53: Darvaza
  37. Day 54: Ashgabat
  38. Day 55: Ashgabat
  39. Day 56: Ashgabat
  40. Day 57: Ashgabat-Geok Tepe
  41. Days 58 to 59: Turkmenbashi
  42. Day 60: Caspian Sea
  43. Days 61 to 62: Baku
  44. Day 63: Gobustan
  45. Day 64: Sheki
  46. Day 65: Lagodekhi
  47. Day 66: Telavi
  48. Day 67: Telavi
  49. Day 68: Tbilisi
  50. Day 69: Tbilisi
  51. Day 70: Stepantsminda
  52. Day 71: Stepantsminda-Mtskheta
  53. Day 72: Kutaisi-Gori
  54. Day 73: Batumi
  55. Day 74: Sumela
  56. Day 75: Zara
  57. Day 76: Göreme
  58. Days 77 to 78: Göreme
  59. Day 79: Istanbul
  60. Day 80: Istanbul

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

Videos

  • Main Page Video
  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Overlanding The Silk Road
  • Dragoman - 2017
Main Page Video

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 Istanbul and Xi'an (from Xi'an 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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    Everyone has been extremely helpful throughout my booking and planning for this vacation. I really appreciate their help.

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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 and Azerbaijan
Lari
Georgia
Lira
Turkey

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, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. 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 Istanbul 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 16 December 2018 the full payment of $8,330 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 $8330 for Silk Route between Istanbul and Xi'an (Xi'an to Istanbul), 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 10,257 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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