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Silk Road Group Overland Tour - Madventure
91 days

Silk Road Group Overland Tour

From Istanbul to Beijing
Tour Operator:
Madventure
Max group size:
36
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
76156
From
US $5,195
+ $2,000 Local Payment
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Itinerary

Start in Istanbul and end in Beijing! With the overland truck tour Silk Road Group Overland Tour, you have a 91 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 16 other destinations. Silk Road Group Overland Tour includes accommodation in a hotel, hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - 11: TURKEY
  2. Day 12 - 25: GEORGIA & ARMENIA
  3. Day 26 - 30: AZERBAIJAN
  4. Day 31 - 36: TURKMENISTAN
  5. Day 37 - 45: UZBEKISTAN
  6. Day 46 - 55: TAJIKISTAN
  7. Day 56 - 65: KYRGYZSTAN
  8. Day 66 - 69: KAZAKHSTAN
  9. Day 70 - 91: CHINA
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What's Included

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

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
Hotel
Camping
Guesthouse
Yurt

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Average
    2.8
  • Itinerary
    Rather poor
    2.0
  • Guide
    Average
    2.3
  • Transport
    Good
    3.3
  • Accommodation
    Average
    2.7
  • Food
    Good
    3.3
  • 4.4
  • JC
    · January 06, 2020
    This trip should've been brilliant but turned out mediocre. Thinking Madventure, just don't. Spend the extra for a much better run organisation. Karen, the company owner, was devious & deceitful in her dealings with us. Only after we had paid did she... Show more
    Madventure commented on this review
    Hi Julie. I am sorry to hear your trip experience with us was only mediocre. We have been running that tour for 15 years and strive to improve it every time. Unfortunately before your tour started China changed their foreigners driving age limits and... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • Silk Road Group Overland Tour reviewer 2
    · February 06, 2018
    The countries we visited were amazing,the tour guide was not knowledgeable nor polite , she was always swearing with a bad language at the driver “her boyfriend “ , she didn’t help the group to be happy, nor her boss Karen , the owner of Madventure.... Show more
    Madventure commented on this review
    Hi Rania, You were not issued a visa for Iran so with out a valid visa you were not able to enter Iran by land, it is as simple as that. As we were not issued a permit to enter Thailand with the vehicle due to recent foreign vehicle restrictions they... Show more
    Trip date: July 2017
  • Silk Road Group Overland Tour reviewer 3
    · September 10, 2016
    My wife and I completed the Beijing to Istanbul 'Silk Road' trip with the Madventure company in August 2016, and want to provide the following information to anyone else who might wish to consider it. Firstly, did we like it? We absolutely loved it.... Show more
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    Trip date: March 2016

Dates & Availability

91 days
Silk Road Group Overland Tour
From Istanbul to Beijing
No credit card fees
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  • April 2021
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    4 Apr, 2021
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    3 Jul, 2021
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FAQs

    • In terms of accommodation, what do I need to know about ths trip?

      The Silk Road trip is a mixture of accommodation. You get to stay in really nice hotels sometimes and then camp in the total wilderness other times. Occasionally you will stay in dorms with other people and other times you will be in a yurt in Kyrgyzstan! It all depends on where you are and what accommodation is available. The trip itself visits some incredible places well off the beaten track so if this type of travel sounds like your type of thing then the tour operator would love to have you join.

    • What is the deadline for booking a tour?

      It is recommended to book 4 to 6 months prior to departure so that you'll have enough time for visa applications and other preparations.

    • Does the price listed include the local payment needed for this tour?

      The tour payment that you see is the total price and includes the Local Payment.

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    Good to Know

    • About the countries

      Currencies

      $
      US Dollar
      Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan
      Lari
      Georgia
      ֏
      Armenian Dram
      Armenia
      UZS
      Uzbekistan Sum
      Uzbekistan
      ЅМ
      Somoni
      Tajikistan
      с
      Som
      Kyrgyzstan
      Tenge
      Kazakhstan
      ¥
      Yuan Renminbi
      China

      Plugs & Adapters

      Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstanand KazakhstanTurkmenistanand ChinaUzbekistan, Tajikistanand ChinaChina

      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 Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Tajikistan and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and China. Ideally 6 months before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before February 22nd, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after February 22nd, 2021, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Madventure. 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 200 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 Madventure will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Madventure" 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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