Silk Road & the Great Wall

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  • Trekking
  • Adventure
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 91 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 26
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Tbilisi, Georgia
  • +50
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Guided tour of Xi'an's world famous Terracotta Warriors
  • Explore Xi'an and its myriad of attractions
  • Stay overnight in a Lijiashan cliffside guesthouse built into a cave
  • Visit the beautiful and ornate Black Dragon temple near Lijiashan
The trip Silk Road & The Great Wall starts from Beijing and ends in Tbilisi. This is a trekking trip that takes 91 days. You will travel through Nurata, Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Dunhuang and 48 other destinations visiting Kyrgyzstan, China and 5 more countries. This is a guided group tour. The trip includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

There is no doubt that the heart of the Silk Route is the Stans, and, in particular, Uzbekistan. Just the mention of the names of Samarkand, Bukhara or Khiva conjure up the "mythical" trade route and it was the world's greatest trade route before sea power assigned it to the backwaters of history. That is about to all change again, as China begins its massive new project of the New Silk Road.

That is what this trip is all about the connectivity of Asia, the connection between the Caucasus, (Georgia and Azerbaijan), Central Asia, (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan) and, lastly, China and the great deserts of Western China. The eastern terminus of the Silk Road is Xi'an, but on this journey we add on a trip to the north and to the Great Wall and Beijing.

5 - Excellent
Based on 1,020 reviews
Andrew's review for another Dragoman tour
5 - Excellent
  • Andrew
  • On Jun 04 2015
“The trip was well organised and worthwhile. The entire crew, Tanja, Andy and Samson where all excellent. The places we visited were interesting and the guides used were all helpful and knowledgable. Thank you.”
Maxine's review for another Dragoman tour
5 - Excellent
  • Maxine
  • On Jun 04 2015
“Helen and Duncan did a great job considering it was their first time navigating this trip. Helen always presented us with a great variety of optional activities we could enjoy.”
Allan's review for another Dragoman tour
4 - Very Good
  • Allan
  • On Mar 22 2019
“Excellent organization; truly excellent leaders; truck was great, in very good shape; full itinerary; generally good choice of modestly priced hotels”
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  • Day 1: Beijing
  • Day 2: Beijing
  • Day 3: Chengde
  • Day 4: Chengde
  • Day 5: Jinshanling
  • Day 6: Datong
  • Day 7: Datong
  • Day 8: Wutai Shan
  • Day 9: Wutai Shan
  • Day 10: Pingyao
  • Day 11: Pingyao
  • Day 12: Pingyao
  • Day 13: Lijiashan
  • Day 14: Yan'an
  • Day 15: Xi'an
  • Day 16: Xi'an
  • Day 17: Xi'an
  • Day 18: Xi'an
  • Day 19: Pingliang
  • Day 20: Pingliang
  • Day 21: Xiahe
  • Day 22: Xiahe
  • Day 23: Xiahe
  • Day 24: Liujiaxia
  • Day 25: Zhangye
  • Day 26: Jiayuguan
  • Day 27: Dunhuang
  • Day 28: Dunhuang
  • Day 29: Turpan
  • Day 30: Turpan
  • Day 31: Urumqi
  • Day 32: Urumqi
  • Day 33: Korle
  • Day 34: Aksu
  • Day 35: Kashgar
  • Day 36: Kashgar
  • Day 37: Kashgar
  • Day 38: Kashgar
  • Day 39: Tash Rabat
  • Day 40: Tash Rabat
  • Day 41: Kochkor
  • Day 42: Bishkek
  • Day 43: Bishkek
  • Day 44: Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day 45: Chong Kemin Valley
  • Day 46: Karakol
  • Day 47: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  • Day 48: Jeti-Oguz Valley
  • Day 49: Kochkor
  • Day 50: Son-Kol Lake
  • Day 51: Son-Kol Lake
  • Day 52: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day 53: Kyrgyz Fergana Valley
  • Day 54: Arslanbob
  • Day 55: Arslanbob
  • Day 56: Fergana Valley
  • Day 57: Tashkent
  • Day 58: Tashkent
  • Day 59: Samarkand
  • Day 60: Samarkand
  • Day 61: Samarkand
  • Day 62: Kyzylkhum Desert
  • Day 63: Bukhara
  • Day 64: Bukhara
  • Day 65: Bukhara
  • Day 66: Khiva
  • Day 67: Khiva
  • Day 68: Kunye Urgench
  • Day 69: Darvaza
  • Day 70: Ashgabat
  • Day 71: Ashgabat
  • Day 72: Turkmenbashi
  • Day 73: Caspian Sea
  • Day 74: Baku
  • Day 75: Baku
  • Day 76: Baku
  • Day 77: Baku
  • Day 78: Lahij Village
  • Day 79: Sheki
  • Day 80: Lagodekhi
  • Day 81: Telavi
  • Day 82: Telavi
  • Day 83: Stepantsminda
  • Day 84: Mtskheta
  • Day 85: Borjomi-Kharagauli NP
  • Day 86: Armenian Highlands
  • Day 87: Yerevan
  • Day 88: Yerevan
  • Day 89: Lake Sevan
  • Day 90: Tbilisi
  • Day 91: Tbilisi
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Metro, Taxi, Local Bus, Boat, Jeep, Russian Bus, Overnight Boat
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, One Local Crew Member, Local Crew Member in certain areas
  • Comfortable Hotel 23 nights
  • Basic Hotel 30 nights
  • Guesthouse 10 nights
  • Camping without facilities 5 nights
  • Yurt Camp 5 nights
  • Homestay 5 nights
  • Wild Camp 10 nights
  • Overnight Boat 1 night
  • 104 Breakfasts
  • 36 Lunches
  • 52 Dinners
  • Any international flights to Beijing and from Tbilisi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Silk Road & the Great Wall tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Silk Road & the Great Wall tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 12 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 July 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Silk Road & the Great Wall 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 Silk Road & the Great Wall 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.

Local Payment The local payment is a group fund, paid separately from the trip price on the first day of the tour. It covers everything that the group does together on the ground. This is primarily hotel accommodation and campsite fees, meals whilst camping (but not while eating in restaurants), and included activities and puts money directly back to the local community. The local payment, or kitty system, is unique to overlanding tours and provides maximum flexibility and best value on the road - you can see exactly what is being paid for, you get everything at cost price, it keeps costs competitive by leveraging group expenses and saves on administrative costs. The fund is run by the tour guide, and any excess left over at the end is returned equally to the group. Local prices are estimated in USD when we print the brochure then reviewed monthly as local costs and exchange rates vary throughout the year. It's therefore important once you book your trip to check the website regularly and just before departure for any changes to the amount.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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