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The Great Silk Road

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highlights
  • Visit the lesser known Hanyangling Mausoleum, of the Han Dynasty. In our opinion this site is far more authentic and interesting than the better known Terracotta Warriors.
  • Visit the incredible UNESCO World Heritage site of the Mogao Caves, a important Buddhist site of the Silk Road.
  • Overnight in a yurt. Yurts are the traditional dwellings of the Kyrgyz people, made of felt and tarpaulins on a round frame.
  • Uncover Samarkand's Registan, probably the most recognisable of all Central Asia's monuments
The Great Silk Road tour starts in Beijing and ends in Tashkent. The Great Silk Road is an Explorer tour that takes 28 days taking you from Beijing to Tashkent and through 23 other destinations in Asia.

TRIP CHANGES FOR 2018:
From 1st January 2018 we are adding an extra day in Kyrgyzstan to enable us to enjoy the country at a more relaxed pace given the long distances between destinations. There are some changes to the itinerary as a result of this, with added stops in Kyzyl Oi and Kok Bel in Kyrgyzstan. We have also replaced Shakhrisabz with Gijduvan in order to continue to have an authentic experience of small town Uzbekistan after the recent renovations of the historic centre in Shakhrisabz. Travellers booked on this combination trip will now meet the Bishkek to Tashkent travellers in BIshkek on day 16, so will no longer miss out on this destination. These changes mean the trip will now be 32 days duration.
what’s included Accommodation
  • Hotel (22 nts), Overnight Sleeper Train (2 nts), Guesthouse/Homestay (6 nts), Yurt (1 nt)
Transport
  • Overnight Sleeper Train , Private Bus , Public Bus , High Speed Train , Metro/Subway
Meals
  • 17 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners & 6 Lunch
Group Leader
  • One group leader will accompany you on this tour. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you to have the best possible trip
Included activities
  • Xi'an - Muslim Quarter Walking Tour
  • Xi'an - Hanyangling Mausoleum
  • Zhangye - Danxia Landform Geological Park
  • Jiayuguan - Hanging Great Wall
  • Jiayuguan - Fort
  • Dunhuang - Mogao Caves
  • Dunhuang - Crescent Moon Lake & Singing Sand Mountains
  • Turpan - Jiaohe Ancient City
  • Kashgar - Sunday & Animal Bazaars
  • Bishkek - City Tour
  • Osh - Bazaar
  • Osh - Solomon's Throne
  • Tashkent - Museum of Applied Arts
  • Tashkent - City Tour
  • Samarkand - Ulug Beg Observatory
  • Samarkand - Bibi Khanum Mosque
  • Samarkand - Guri Amir Mausoleum
  • Samarkand - Shakh-I-Zinda Mausoleum Complex
  • Bukhara - Ismail Samani Mausoleum
  • Bukhara - City Tour
  • Bukhara - Ark Fortress
  • Bukhara - Kalon Mosque
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Beijing and from Tashkent are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this The Great Silk Road tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 28 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Age Requirement 15 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Beijing, China/Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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The Great Silk Road tour requires that you have a travel insurance covering emergency evacuation and repatriation.

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Bookmundi only requires a deposit of 250 USD to confirm this tour. For any departures before 15 March 2018 full payment is required.

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For this The Great Silk Road 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 The Great Silk Road tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 58 days of departure.
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