Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar

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  • duration 27 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Tashkent, Uzbekistan
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Marvel at The Great Wall at Mutianyu
  • Explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Summer Palace in Beijing
  • Visit Xian and the famous Terracotta Warriors
  • Cross the Torugart pass in the Tian Shan mountains on one of the world's most remote high altitude roads
The tour Silk Road To Samarkand Via Kashgar starts in Beijing and ends in Tashkent. This is an adventure trip that takes 27 days. You will travel through Uzbekistan, China and Kyrgyzstan and visit Xian, Kashgar, Jiayuguan and 12 other destinations. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

An extraordinary journey following the ancient Silk Road from China to Uzbekistan. This extraordinary journey follows the ancient silk route from its source in Xian, China, through an ever changing landscape to the fabled city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan. We begin with a tour of Beijing visiting all the sights before transferring to Xian by train to view the remarkable Terracotta Warriors. Along the China Silk Road we will also visit Xiahe and the enormous Tibetan monastery at Labrang, the Buddhist frescos in the Mogao Caves and the serene 'Heaven's Lake' deep in the Tian Shan mountains, before flying to Kashgar in time for the famous Sunday markets. We depart China over the Torugart Pass and cross into Central Asia, visiting the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, the tree lined streets of Tashkent and the walled city of Khiva. Continuing to Bukhara, we savour its rich history as we stroll through the bazaars, mosques and magnificent Summer Palace before travelling to Samarkand to view the impressive domes and minarets of The Registan - a collection of madrasahs, and one of the most impressive sights in Central Asia.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 16 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
“Great way to discover Central Asia....it's history, culture & people.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 01 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
“We recently completed the Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar tour. This was an absolutely amazing trip with knowledgeable guides in all three countries. A special mention must go however to our China guide, Stoney. A truly wonderful human being. The guides (also Olga in Kyrygzstan) were a font of information. Everything was so well organised. Stunning landscape, abundant history and full on activities. Transport and accommodation outstanding as were the meals provided throughout the journey. This trip was well worth waiting for.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Beijing
  • Day 2 : Visit to The Forbidden City
  • Day 3 : The Great Wall & The Summer Palace
  • Day 4 : In Beijing, night train to Xi'an
  • Day 5 : Xi'an City tour
  • Day 6 : Terracotta Warriors & Goose Pagoda
  • Day 7 : Train to Lanzhou, transfer to Linxia
  • Day 8 : Boat trip to Bing Ling Temple, transfer to Xiahe
  • Day 9 : Labrang Monastery, return to Lanzhou & night train to Jiayuguan.
  • Day 10 : In Jiayuguan
  • Day 11 : To Dunhuang
  • Day 12 : Mogao Caves & train to Turpan
  • Day 13 : In Turpan (or Tulufun)
  • Day 14 : Drive to Ürümqi
  • Day 15 : Heaven's Lake, flight to Kashgar
  • Day 16 : Markets of Kashgar
  • Day 17 : Drive to Naryn via Torugart Pass
  • Day 18 : Drive to Lake Issyk-Kul
  • Day 19 : Drive to Bishkek
  • Day 20 : Visit Ala Archa National Park, flight to Tashkent
  • Day 21 : Morning flight to Urgench, transfer to Khiva
  • Day 22 : In Khiva
  • Day 23 : Train to Bukhara
  • Day 24 : In Bukhara
  • Day 25 : Train to Samarkand
  • Day 26 : In Samarkand
  • Day 27 : Train to Tashkent, city tour, trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Comfortable well located hotels and guesthouses on a twinshare basis
Meals
  • 26 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 15 dinners
Transport
  • All internal transport by A/C 2nd Class train or private air conditioned vehicles
  • Internal flights Urumqi/Kashgar, Bishkek/Tashkent/Khiva valued at approx. USD$481
  • Group airport transfers on first & last days
Guide
  • National tour leader in China and Central Asia plus local specialist guides throughout
Others
  • Local sightseeing, including entrance fees to monuments as listed in itinerary
  • Emergency medical kit
  • Assistance in arranging visas
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Meals not indicated in the program
  • Any optional tours, and entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Expenditure of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry
  • Visas – Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan (plus an administration fee), China – note visa costs subject to change without notice and may vary according to group size.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • International airfares and taxes
  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Excess luggage charges
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 09 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 October 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar 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.

Visa

For this Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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