Grand Asian Caravan

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  • Explorer
  • Train tour
  • Overland Journeys
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  • duration 42 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Xian, China
  • Ends Istanbul, Turkey
Starting in Xian and ending in Istanbul, the tour "Grand Asian Caravan" is a guided explorer tour that takes 42 days. You will be traveling through Xian and Istanbul in Turkey and China. "Grand Asian Caravan" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Amazing and diverse sightseeing experiences in some the world’s remotest corners bring rich rewards on this unique, challenging journey. Come with us along the Silk Road, to the beautiful Caucasus and retrace ancient routes of trade and conquest.
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Susan Mann
  • From Australia
  • On Nov 08 2019
5 - Excellent
Amazing tour
“Central Asia is one of the best adventure places that I have travelled and Sundowners offered an amazing tour. I would certainly recommend this tour to travellers looking to do any overland journey.”
  • Day 1: Arrive Xian
  • Day 2: Xian
  • Day 3: Xian to Dunhuang
  • Day 4: Dunhuang
  • Day 5: To Liuyuan and onto Turpan
  • Day 6: Turpan
  • Day 7: Turpan to Kuqa
  • Day 8: Kuqa
  • Day 9: Kashgar
  • Day 10: Kashgar
  • Day 11: Over the Irkeshtam Pass to Sary Tash
  • Day 12: Sary Tash to Osh
  • Day 13: Osh to the Fergana Valley
  • Day 14: Fergana and to Tashkent
  • Day 15: Tashkent and Samarkand
  • Days 16: Samarkand
  • Day 17: Bukhara via Shakhrisabz
  • Day 18: Bukhara
  • Day 19: Bukhara
  • Day 20: Mary via Merv
  • Day 21: Ashgabat
  • Day 22: Darvaza Gas Crater
  • Day 23: To Khiva via Shavat Border
  • Day 24: Khiva
  • Day 25: Khiva and to Tashkent
  • Day 26: Arrive Tashkent and flight to Tbilisi
  • Day 27: Tbilisi
  • Day 28: Kakheti
  • Day 29: Gudauri
  • Day 30: Return to Tbilisi
  • Day 31: To Dilijan
  • Day 32: Hermon
  • Day 33: To Goris
  • Day 34: To Yerevan
  • Day 35: Yerevan
  • Day 36: Yerevan
  • Day 37: Yerevan to Gyumri
  • Day 38: Vardzia
  • Day 39: Vardzia and to Kars
  • Day 40: To Istanbul via Ankara
  • Day 41: Istanbul
  • Day 42: Istanbul
  • 34 hotel / guesthouses (twin share)1 homestay  (shared)1 tent5 train (shared 4-berth) Optional single supplement available for hotel stays on this journey – prices available on request.
  • 36 breakfasts 3 lunches 7 dinners
  • All transfers including to and from the airport.
  • Comprehensive schedule of sightseeing with certified Local Guides. You’ll have a generous sprinkling of free time to relax or explore on your own.
  • An experienced Tour Leader accompanies the whole journey to keep your adventure on track. Local Guides are native to each destination and as certified professionals will share their immense knowledge with you. 24/7 support is available in the office and on the ground.
  • Any international flights to Xian 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 Grand Asian Caravan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Grand Asian Caravan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 78 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 77 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 07 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 January 2022, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 77 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Grand Asian Caravan 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 Grand Asian Caravan 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.

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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