The Marco Polo Explorer

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 105 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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 Marco Polo Explorer tour starts in Beijing and ends in Istanbul. The Marco Polo Explorer tour is an explorer trip that takes 105 days. You will travel through Stepantsminda, Baku, Istanbul and 58 other destinations visiting Turkey, Uzbekistan and 6 more countries. This is a guided group tour. The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This 16 day overland tour journeys from Istanbul to Tbilisi through Georgia, Turkey
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT DRAGOMAN
5 - Excellent
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Philip's review for another Dragoman tour
5 - Excellent
  • Philip
  • On Sep 19 2017
“Enjoyed wild camps and scenery in Kyrgyzstan and the spectacular settings of the historic sites in Uzbekistan.”
Stine's review for another Dragoman tour
5 - Excellent
  • Stine
  • On Jun 04 2015
“Impressive work in all aspects, no matter if it was maintaining the truck or making sure that everybody was having a good time!”
Peter's review for another Dragoman tour
5 - Excellent
  • Peter
  • On Jun 04 2015
“Both Dom and Euan were excellent leaders!”
ITINERARY Expand All
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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: Kutaisi
  • Day 92: Batumi
  • Day 93: Sumela
  • Day 94: Zara
  • Day 95: Goreme
  • Day 96: Goreme
  • Day 97: Egirdir
  • Day 98: Olympos
  • Day 99: Olympos
  • Day 100: Pamukkale
  • Day 101: Selcuk
  • Day 102: Selcuk
  • Day 103: Gallipoli
  • Day 104: Istanbul
  • Day 105: Istanbul
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Meals
  • 120 Breakfasts
  • 40 Lunches
  • 64 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Metro, Taxi, Local Bus, Boat, Jeep, Russian Bus, Overnight Boat, Private Bus
Guide
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, One Local Crew Member, Local Crew Member in certain areas
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Beijing and from Istanbul 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 The Marco Polo Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Marco Polo Explorer 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.

Payment

A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days before departure.

Travel Insurance

The Marco Polo Explorer 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 The Marco Polo Explorer 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.

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