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Caucasus & the Silk Road

 

Summary:

Duration
75 Days
Countries
6
Next Departure
28-Jul-2021
Starting at
USD 12,880.00
Price per day
USD 172.00

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Operator
Dragoman
Tour
Caucasus & the Silk Road
Travel Quality
Budget Travel
Group Size
0 - 26
Age Group
18 - 99 Years


Summary

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Xi'an
Day 2.
Xi'an
Day 3.
Pingliang
Day 4.
Pingliang
Day 5.
Xiahe
Day 6.
Xiahe
Day 7.
Xiahe
Day 8.
Liujiaxia
Day 9.
Zhangye
Day 10.
Jiayuguan
Day 11.
Dunhuang
Day 12.
Dunhuang
Day 13.
Turpan
Day 14.
Turpan
Day 15.
Urumqi
...
..................
Day 60.
Baku
Day 61.
Baku
Day 62.
Lahij Village
Day 63.
Sheki
Day 64.
Lagodekhi
Day 65.
Telavi
Day 66.
Telavi
Day 67.
Stepantsminda
Day 68.
Mtskheta
Day 69.
Borjomi-Kharagauli Np
Day 70.
Armenian Highlands
Day 71.
Yerevan
Day 72.
Yerevan
Day 73.
Lake Sevan
Day 74.
Tbilisi
Day 75.
Tbilisi

Visited Countries (6): Armenia, China, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Visited cities (16): Ashgabat, Bishkek, Bucchara, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Kashgar, Khiva, Pingliang, Samarkand, Stepantsminda, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Urumqi, Xian, Yerevan, Zhangye

 

Remarks

Highlights

  • Explore Kashgar's traditional Sunday market and Animal market
  • Cross the Taklamakan Desert
  • Exploration of the oasis and the Jiaohe ruins at Turpan
  • Guided tour of the Mogao caves, Dunhuang
  • Camp near an adobe section of the Great Wall near Jiayuguan
  • Explore the colourful natural phenomenon of the Rainbow Mountains
  • Cross the northern end of the Tibetan Plateau
  • 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
  • Stay in traditional felt yurts at the incredible Song Köl Lake
  • Experience the daily life of the Kyrgyz mountain shepherds
  • 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 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
  • Explore the Armenia's capital, Yerevan and learn about its extensive history
  • 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

Included in Price

  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, One Local Crew Member, Local Crew Member in certain areas
  • Breakfasts x 88, Lunches x 34, Dinners x 50
  • Comfortable Hotel 19 nightsBasic Hotel 21 nightsGuesthouse 7 nightsCamping without facilities 5 nightsYurt Camp 5 nightsHomestay 5 nightsWild Camp 10 nightsOvernight Boat 1 night

Important!

  • Depending on the trip, activities may include treks of 3-4 hours at altitude or across hilly terrain, multi-day treks at sea level, horseback riding, canoeing and other adventurous activities. A moderate level of fitness is required.
  • This is a fairly challenging trip; you may well be travelling at high altitudes, across deserts or through cold and windy or hot and steamy areas. The terrain and roads may be rough and the facilities can be very basic or non existent. There may be some long drive days followed by wild camps, and physically and mentally it can be tough, but there will be some rest days and time to relax as well.

Travel Package

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Tour Xian Tbilisi

This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

 

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