The Marco Polo Explorer

Beijing - Istanbul

105 days through China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey
FROM: $12540 USD + 3,430 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Metro, Taxi, Local Bus, Boat, Jeep, Russian Bus, Overnight Boat, Private Bus
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, One Local Crew Member, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 24 nights
Basic Hotel 34 nights
Guesthouse 11 nights
Camping without facilities 8 nights
Yurt Camp 5 nights
Homestay 5 nights
Wild Camp 10 nights
Overnight Boat 1 night
Multishare Hostel 5 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 57, Lunches x 20, Dinners x 32
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
EUB
Deposit:
$580 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This 16 day overland tour journeys from Istanbul to Tbilisi through Georgia, Turkey

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

This is a comfortable trip, with only limited camping. It can be extremely hot and dry in the summer when we visit, however, which can be challenging; ideal for lovers of history and stunning monuments. It is great also for "eclectic shoppers" in the bazaars and markets of Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent.

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 - Kutaisi (10th October 2021)
Day 92 - Batumi (11th October 2021)
Day 93 - Sumela (12th October 2021)
Day 94 - Zara (13th October 2021)
Day 95 - Goreme (14th October 2021)
Day 96 - Goreme (15th October 2021)
Day 97 - Egirdir (16th October 2021)
Day 98 - Olympos (17th October 2021)
Day 99 - Olympos (18th October 2021)
Day 100 - Pamukkale (19th October 2021)
Day 101 - Selcuk (20th October 2021)
Day 102 - Selcuk (21st October 2021)
Day 103 - Gallipoli (22nd October 2021)
Day 104 - Istanbul (23rd October 2021)
Day 105 - Istanbul (24th October 2021)

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