Caucasus & the Silk Road

74 nights from £9255

Start:Tbilisi
Finish:Xi'an
Duration:74 Nights
Group size:1 - 22
Suitable for: 18 plus
Accommodation:Comfortable Hotel 20 nights. Camping without facilities 5 nights. Wild Camp 7 nights. Guesthouse 7 nights. Homestay 8 nights. Overnight Boat 1 night. Basic Hotel 22 nights. Yurt Camp 4 nights
Physical rating:Medium
Meals:Breakfasts x 94, Lunches x 28, Dinners x 48
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Dragoman with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English

Overview

This 75 day overland tour journeys from Tbilisi to Xi'an through Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China
Highlights
  • Stay in the fascinating city of Tbilisi
  • Visit Vardzia, a cave monastery on the UNESCO World Heritage list
  • Explore Armenia's ancient city of Gyumri, with its great churches and Soviet Era grandeur
  • Visit Lake Sevan a high altitude lake known for its beaches
  • Hike to the amazing Gergeti Trinity Church at Stepantsminda
  • Visit Georgian Vineyards in Telavi for wine tasting
  • Explore the 1797 built Palace of the Sheki Khans
  • Explore the old town of Baku
  • Cross the Taklamakan Desert
  • Explore Kashgar's traditional Sunday market and Animal market
  • Guided tour of the Mogao caves, Dunhuang
  • Exploration of the oasis and the Jiaohe ruins at Turpan
  • Cross the northern end of the Tibetan Plateau
  • Camp near an adobe section of the Great Wall near Jiayuguan
  • Explore the colourful natural phenomenon of the Rainbow Mountains
  • Explore Xiahe - one of Tibets most historic cities
  • See Bingling Si's vast Buddha statue and outstanding cave sculptures
  • Explore the stunningly beautiful Mt. Kongtong and its temples
  • Guided tour of Xi'an's world famous Terracotta Warriors
  • Overland through Uzbekistan's Fergana Valley in local transport
  • See the silk-weavers of the Fergana Valley
  • Experience the daily life of the Kyrgyz mountain shepherds
  • Stay in traditional felt yurts at the incredible Song Köl Lake
  • See a demonstration from a traditional eagle hunter near Kochkor
  • Learn how Kyrgyz carpets and hats are typically made
  • Trek into the wilds of the Jeti-Oghuz Gorge
  • Walk around the incredible scenery of the Chong Kemin valley
  • Relax in the picturesque city of Bishkek
  • Explore the unique Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on a guided tour
  • Wild camp near the 'Door to Hell' Darvaza Crater
  • Overland in to the Karakum desert
  • Explore the ruined city of Kunye Urgench
  • Guided tour of the ancient and beautiful city of Khiva
  • 3 nights in Bukhara with guided tour of the many unique sites
  • Overnight in the Kyzylkum Desert staying in yurts
  • Guided tour of the historic city of Samarkand and surrounding area
  • Stay in traditional felt yurts at the incredible Song Kol Lake
Tour Staff
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas, One Local Crew Member
Transport
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Overnight Boat, Jeep, Russian Bus, Local Bus, Boat

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Start:Tbilisi
Finish:Xi'an
Duration:74 Nights
Group size:1 - 22
Suitable for: 18 plus
Accommodation:Comfortable Hotel 20 nights. Camping without facilities 5 nights. Wild Camp 7 nights. Guesthouse 7 nights. Homestay 8 nights. Overnight Boat 1 night. Basic Hotel 22 nights. Yurt Camp 4 nights
Physical rating:Medium
Meals:Breakfasts x 94, Lunches x 28, Dinners x 48
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Dragoman with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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