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Days
91
Our saving
$206
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Cost/day $54
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Silk Road Overland Tour - Madventure
Silk Road Overland Tour - Madventure
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2 reviews
Starts
Istanbul
+15 Destinations
Silk Road
Ends
Beijing
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Highlights

Start in Istanbul and end in Beijing! With the overland truck tour Silk Road Overland Tour, you have a 91 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 16 other destinations. Silk Road Overland Tour includes accommodation in a hotel, hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Camping, Guesthouse, Yurt
Max Group Size
40
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Overland truck

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  • Silk Road Overland Tour reviewer 1
    Written on February 6, 2018
    2.5 - Average

    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.... Read 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 have imposed we continued the trip on local transport through South East Asia, as we state can happen on our website, and as per our baggage restrictions, you were not able to travel with the 4 large bags you had with you (we restrict the baggage to one main bag per person and state that everyone must be able to carry all of their own baggage in case we have to use local transport). You were informed of all of this in writing prior to joining the tour and no amount of abuse to the tour leader was going to change the fact that you had too much luggage and could not carry this yourself. Aside from this, after receiving several written complaints from your fellow passengers early in the tour about your abusive behaviour towards them and the local people (complete with a video of you abusing our local Turkmenistan guide because you refused to pay the $2 entrance fee to an ancient heritage site and proceeded to sneak in and take photos of the site even though taking photos was strictly forbidden, therefore placing the entire group at risk) and after receiving a complaint from our Turkmenistan travel agency that your abusive behaviour was extremely disrespectful and they no longer wished to work with us if we continued to bring people like you, I issued you a 'final warning letter' explaining the various reasons that your behaviour was not acceptable and why and that if it continued then you would be asked to leave (again as we state on the website). After receiving even more complaints from your fellow passengers stating that your behaviour had in fact worsened you were asked to leave the expedition. I realise this is upsetting for you but the tour leader was acting on my behalf, as I informed you at the time. Again, as we state on the website, our 'tour leaders' are not a 'tour guides' and you knew this before joining. Besides all this I am glad you at least enjoyed all the countries we took you to. Regards, Karen
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  • Silk Road Overland Tour reviewer 2
    Written on September 10, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    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. The... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Proposed Itinerary
  2. DAY 1 - 11, TURKEY
  3. DAY 12 - 25, GEORGIA & ARMENIA
  4. DAY 26 - 30, AZERBAIJAN
  5. DAY 31 - 36, TURKMENISTAN
  6. DAY 37 - 45, UZBEKISTAN
  7. DAY 46 - 55, TAJIKISTAN
  8. DAY 56 - 65, KYRGYZSTAN
  9. DAY 66 - 69, KAZAKHSTAN
  10. DAY 70 - 91, CHINA
  11. WANT TO EXTEND YOUR TRIP?

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

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

    • 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.

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    • Sunday
      Apr 7, 2019
      from Istanbul
      91 Days
      Saturday
      Jul 6, 2019
      to Beijing
      10+ seats left
      $206
      USD $4,947
      + $1,548 Local Payment
    • Tuesday
      Jul 9, 2019
      from Istanbul
      91 Days
      Monday
      Oct 7, 2019
      to Beijing
      10+ seats left
      $206
      USD $4,947
      + $1,548 Local Payment

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    Lira
    Turkey
    Lari
    Georgia
    ֏
    Dram
    Armenia
    ман
    Manat
    Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan
    лв
    Som
    Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
    TJS
    Somoni
    Tajikistan
    лв
    Tenge
    Kazakhstan
    ¥
    Yuan Renminbi
    China

    Plugs & Adapters

    Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and KazakhstanTurkmenistan and ChinaUzbekistan, Tajikistan and 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.

    Vaccinations

    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.

    Policies

    Location
    Istanbul is the starting point and Beijing is the endpoint.
    Trusted
    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Madventure booking. The remaining balance is then payable 200 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 10 August 2019 the full payment of $4,947 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 200 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $4947 for Silk Road Overland Tour, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Madventure will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Madventure tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 9,419 km.
    • Istanbul (Turkey)
    • 205 km
    • Gallipoli (Turkey)
    • 281 km
    • Selcuk (Turkey)
    • 663 km
    • Urgup (Turkey)
    • 488 km
    • Trabzon (Turkey)
    • 284 km
    • Kutaisi (Georgia)
    • 276 km
    • Yerevan (Armenia)
    • 455 km
    • Baku (Azerbaijan)
    • 779 km
    • Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
    • 418 km
    • Khiva (Uzbekistan)
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