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Silk Road Overland Tour - Madventure
91 days

Silk Road Overland Tour

From Istanbul to Beijing
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
40
Age range:
18 to 80 year olds
Operated in:
English
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Places You’ll See

  • Istanbul
    Istanbul
  • Gallipoli
    Gallipoli
  • Urgup
    Urgup
  • Kutaisi
    Kutaisi
  • Yerevan
    Yerevan
  • Baku
    Baku
  • Khiva
    Khiva
  • Bishkek
    Bishkek
  • Almaty
    Almaty
  • Xian
    Xian
Image of a map showing the route of the tour

Itinerary

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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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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

            Customer Reviews

            • Overall Rating
              Good
              4.0
            • Guide
              Average
              3.0
            • Transport
              Excellent
              4.5
            • Accommodation
              Average
              2.5
            • Food
              Good
              4.0
            • 4.4
            • Silk Road Overland Tour reviewer 1
              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 Overland Tour reviewer 2
              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

            Frequently asked questions

              • 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

                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.

                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 6 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 6 June 2020, 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 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.
              • Cancellation Policy

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