Silk Road & the Great Wall

Beijing - Tbilisi

91 days through China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia
FROM: $11300 USD + 3,090 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Metro, Taxi, Local Bus, Boat, Jeep, Russian Bus, Overnight Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, One Local Crew Member, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Accom:
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
Meals:
Breakfasts x 50, Lunches x 18, Dinners x 26
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ERB
Deposit:
$580 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

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.

Guided tour of Xi'an's world famous Terracotta Warriors
Explore Xi'an and its myriad of attractions
Stay overnight in a Lijiashan cliff-side guesthouse built into a cave
Visit the beautiful and ornate Black Dragon temple near Lijiashan
3 nights in Pingyao to explore sites such as Mian Shan Mountain Resort and Zhangbi Underground City
Explore the myriad of temples at Wutai Shan
2 nights to explore Datong's Hanging Monastery and the stunning Yungang Caves
Fully explore the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
Explore the Imperial city of Chengde, summer home to the Emperor's family
Discover the varied and interesting history of China at the National Museum

An amazing journey for those who love getting off the beaten track, discovering history and remarkable ways of life. This is a journey for the curious. You will stay in good hotels, hostels and home stays with some wild camping. There's a mixture of great modern roads and ancient mountain tracks. It's an easy lifestyle but be prepared for the extremes of climate.

Day 1 - Beijing (12th July 2021)
Border Information: if joining in Beijing, you will most likely enter China at Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA code: PEK).

There will be a group meeting today at 6:00pm - please look out for a note from your tour leader at the hotel reception with more information about this important meeting. The rest of the day will be free to explore the incredible city of Beijing!

Please note that many of the optional activities will only be possible for those with extra time in Beijing before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Beijing.


Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Beijing (13th July 2021)
Day 3 - Chengde (14th July 2021)
Day 4 - Chengde (15th July 2021)
Day 5 - Jinshanling (16th July 2021)
Day 6 - Datong (17th July 2021)
Day 7 - Datong (18th July 2021)
Day 8 - Wutai Shan (19th July 2021)
Day 9 - Wutai Shan (20th July 2021)
Day 10 - Pingyao (21st July 2021)
Day 11 - Pingyao (22nd July 2021)
Day 12 - Pingyao (23rd July 2021)
Day 13 - Lijiashan (24th July 2021)
Day 14 - Yan'an (25th July 2021)
Day 15 - Xi'an (26th July 2021)
Day 16 - Xi'an (27th July 2021)
Day 17 - Xi'an (28th July 2021)
Day 18 - Xi'an (29th July 2021)
Day 19 - Pingliang (30th July 2021)
Day 20 - Pingliang (31st July 2021)
Day 21 - Xiahe (1st August 2021)
Day 22 - Xiahe (2nd August 2021)
Day 23 - Xiahe (3rd August 2021)
Day 24 - Liujiaxia (4th August 2021)
Day 25 - Zhangye (5th August 2021)
Day 26 - Jiayuguan (6th August 2021)
Day 27 - Dunhuang (7th August 2021)
Day 28 - Dunhuang (8th August 2021)
Day 29 - Turpan (9th August 2021)
Day 30 - Turpan (10th August 2021)
Day 31 - Urumqi (11th August 2021)
Day 32 - Urumqi (12th August 2021)
Day 33 - Korle (13th August 2021)
Day 34 - Aksu (14th August 2021)
Day 35 - Kashgar (15th August 2021)
Day 36 - Kashgar (16th August 2021)
Day 37 - Kashgar (17th August 2021)
Day 38 - Kashgar (18th August 2021)
Day 39 - Tash Rabat (19th August 2021)
Day 40 - Tash Rabat (20th August 2021)
Day 41 - Kochkor (21st August 2021)
Day 42 - Bishkek (22nd August 2021)
Day 43 - Bishkek (23rd August 2021)
Day 44 - Chong Kemin Valley (24th August 2021)
Day 45 - Chong Kemin Valley (25th August 2021)
Day 46 - Karakol (26th August 2021)
Day 47 - Jeti-Oguz Valley (27th August 2021)
Day 48 - Jeti-Oguz Valley (28th August 2021)
Day 49 - Kochkor (29th August 2021)
Day 50 - Son-Kol Lake (30th August 2021)
Day 51 - Son-Kol Lake (31st August 2021)
Day 52 - Kyrgyz Fergana Valley (1st September 2021)
Day 53 - Kyrgyz Fergana Valley (2nd September 2021)
Day 54 - Arslanbob (3rd September 2021)
Day 55 - Arslanbob (4th September 2021)
Day 56 - Fergana Valley (5th September 2021)
Day 57 - Tashkent (6th September 2021)
Day 58 - Tashkent (7th September 2021)
Day 59 - Samarkand (8th September 2021)
Day 60 - Samarkand (9th September 2021)
Day 61 - Samarkand (10th September 2021)
Day 62 - Kyzylkhum Desert (11th September 2021)
Day 63 - Bukhara (12th September 2021)
Day 64 - Bukhara (13th September 2021)
Day 65 - Bukhara (14th September 2021)
Day 66 - Khiva (15th September 2021)
Day 67 - Khiva (16th September 2021)
Day 68 - Kunye Urgench (17th September 2021)
Day 69 - Darvaza (18th September 2021)
Day 70 - Ashgabat (19th September 2021)
Day 71 - Ashgabat (20th September 2021)
Day 72 - Turkmenbashi (21st September 2021)
Day 73 - Caspian Sea (22nd September 2021)
Day 74 - Baku (23rd September 2021)
Day 75 - Baku (24th September 2021)
Day 76 - Baku (25th September 2021)
Day 77 - Baku (26th September 2021)
Day 78 - Lahij Village (27th September 2021)
Day 79 - Sheki (28th September 2021)
Day 80 - Lagodekhi (29th September 2021)
Day 81 - Telavi (30th September 2021)
Day 82 - Telavi (1st October 2021)
Day 83 - Stepantsminda (2nd October 2021)
Day 84 - Mtskheta (3rd October 2021)
Day 85 - Borjomi-Kharagauli NP (4th October 2021)
Day 86 - Armenian Highlands (5th October 2021)
Day 87 - Yerevan (6th October 2021)
Day 88 - Yerevan (7th October 2021)
Day 89 - Lake Sevan (8th October 2021)
Day 90 - Tbilisi (9th October 2021)
Day 91 - Tbilisi (10th October 2021)

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12 Jul 21 Beijing
10 Oct 21 Tbilisi

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02 Aug 21 Beijing
31 Oct 21 Tbilisi

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