Highlights of the Silk Road - 56 Days

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  • duration 56 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
  • Ends Xi'an , China
  • Ashgabat begin your adventure in Turkmenistan's bizarre and modern capital and explore the city on a guided minibus tour
  • Darvaza Gas Crater gaze at the unusual site of a flaming gas crater in the middle of the desert in Turkmenistan
  • Bukhara learn about the gruesome history of the Uzbek city with a visit to the Kalyan Minaret and see historic Zindon Prison
  • Kyzylkhum Desert spend the night in a traditional felt yurt and explore the rolling dunes of the desert
Start in Ashgabat and end in Xi'an, the tour Highlights Of The Silk Road - 56 Days is a guided explorer tour that takes 56 days. You will visit Karakol, Kyrgyz Fergana, Arslanbob and 27 other destinations in 5 different countries. Highlights Of The Silk Road - 56 Days is a group tour which will include accommodation, meals and others. See below for further details.

Travel from Turkmenistan to Western China on this 56-day overland group tour from Ashgabat to Xi'an. Take in the flaming Darvaza Gas Crater, the Kunye Urgench ruins and Uzbekistan's famous Silk Road cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. Camp in traditional yurts on the shore of Song Kol Lake in Kyrgyzstan and overland through the Kyrgyz Fergana Valley before taking in the highlights of China. See Shipton's Arch, marvel at the Great Wall of China and discover the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an.
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  • Day: 1 Welcome to Ashgabat
  • Day: 2 Darvaza Gas Crater
  • Day: 3 Kunye Urgench
  • Day: 4-5 Khiva
  • Day: 6-8 Historic Bukhara
  • Day: 9 The Kyzylkhum Desert
  • Day: 10-12 Stunning Samarkand
  • Day: 13-15 Tashkent
  • Day: 16 Kokand & Fergana
  • Day: 17 Arslanbob
  • Day: 18-20 Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day: 21-22 Song Kol Lake
  • Day: 23 Kochkor
  • Day: 24-25 Jeti Oguz
  • Day: 26 Russian-style Karakol
  • Day: 27-28 Cholpon Ata & Chong Kemin
  • Day: 29-30 Bishkek
  • Day: 31 Return to Kochkor
  • Day: 32 Tash Rabat
  • Day: 33-37 Kashgar
  • Day: 38-39 The Taklamakan Desert
  • Day: 40-41 Urumqi & Heavenly Lake
  • Day: 42-43 Terrific Turpan
  • Day: 44-45 Dunhuang
  • Day: 46 Jiayuguan Fort & The Great Wall
  • Day: 47 Zhangye Rainbow Mountains
  • Day: 48 Liujiaxia
  • Day: 49-51 Bingling Si Caves & Xiahe
  • Day: 52 Lanzhou
  • Day: 53-54 Pingliang & Mt Kongtong
  • Day: 55 Xi'an
  • Day: 56 The Terracotta Warriors
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • 40 nights in hotels & guesthouses
  • 11 nights camping (including 7 nights wild camping & 4 nights camping without facilities)
  • 4 nights camping in traditional yurts
  • All necessary camping equipment (excluding sleeping bags)
  • 34 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 15 dinners
  • Airport arrival transfer on day 1
  • Transportation in an overland expedition vehicle
  • Services of two crew (drivers/tour leaders) and local guides along the way
  • Guided tour of Ashgabat and visit to the Darvaza Gas Crater in Turkmenistan
  • Guided tours of Khiva, Bukhara & Samarkand in Uzbekistan
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Eagle hunter demonstration in Kyrgyzstan
  • Visit to the Great Wall and fortress at Jiayuguan
  • Excursion to see the Terracotta Warriors near Xi’an
  • International flights and visas
  • Items of a personal nature, additional meals and drinks
  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
  • Sleeping bag and roll mat - please bring your own for camping
  • Local payment - $1890pp, paid in USD
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A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 17 December 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Highlights of the Silk Road - 56 Days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Highlights of the Silk Road - 56 Days tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of the Silk Road - 56 Days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.
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