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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan to China

62 days from GBP £2,900 plus local payment US$1,400 (What’s this?)

Follow in the tracks of the old Silk Road.  Discover some of the oldest cities in the world steeped in history and legend.  Visit the legendary 'Stan's' taking in the bizarre city of Ashgabat and the splendour of the Old Registan in Uzbekistan.  Get outdoors in Kazakhstan and hike in the Aksu-Dzhabagly Nature Reserve, keeping an eye out for bears!  Kyrgyzstan amazes with it's deep mountain lakes and perenially snow capped peaks, before crossing the mighty Torugat Pass and traversing the whole of China.  Pandas, Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall.

Included
Turkmenistan - Letter of Introduction support and fees, Ashgabat, Darvaza Gas Craters
Uzbekistan - Historic cities; Khiva, Bukhara & Samarkand
Kazakhstan - Aksu-Dzhabagly Nature Reserve
Kyrgyzstan - Ala-Archa Nature Reserve, Lakes Issyk-Kul, Semenovskre Gorge, Yurt Stay by Lake Song Kol, Tash Rabat Caravanserai
China - Chinese guide, Letter of Introduction & fees, Jiaohe Ruins, Maogao Caves, Boat Buddha Caves at Bingling Si, Labrang Tibetan Monastery, Huanglong National Park, Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Centre, Terracotta Army

Included

Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs & cooking gear
Accommodation - 50% camping in tents, 50% basic hotels & hostels
Transport in expedition truck
All road tolls and ferry crossings
Crew - Driver & Tour Leader from start to Xi’an, Tour Leader Xi’an onwards
Transport Xi'an to Singapore

Excluded

Optional Excursions
Flights, transfers, travel insurance, drinks, tips, vsas, meals out
Meals out or taken while in hotels or hostels - allow $20 day

Side trips / Optional extras

China - Museum entrances from $2 US$ 10
Krygystan - Horse Riding, Ranger, Entry in Aksu Nat. Reserve US$ 15
Krygystan - Horse riding at Song Kol per day US$ 15
Krygystan - overnight yurt stay at Song Kol US$ 10
Turkmenistan - Ashgabat - Nat Museum $10, carpet museum $9, Arch of Neutrality $2 US$ 21
Uzbekistan - Samarkand – entry $10, Ave of Mausoleums $5, Registan $7, Bibi Khanym Mosque $5, Afrasiab ruins & museum $4 US$ 10
Uzbekistan - Bukhara - Ark US$ 5
Uzbekistan - Kiva City sights pass US$ 13
Kazakhstan - Entry to Aksu National Park US$ 10
Kazakhstan - Day Hiking, Ranger & Entry in Aksu Nat. Reserve US$ 30
China - Oasis Mingsha Shan Sand Dunes & Crescent Lake; entry $20 camel ride $18, microlite $50, sandboarding $30 US$ 118
China - Jiayuguan - Last Fort - Great Wall of China US$ 20
China - Turpan; Irrigation Channel $10, Grape Valley $10 US$ 20
China - Gaochang, Bizeklik Caves & Astana Graves US$ 30
China - Huanglong Park; Cable Car US$ 20

Departure Dates

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