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.

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


  • 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


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

Side trips / Optional extras

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

Departure Dates

View all the dates for this tour on the departure dates page.


Map of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan to China