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Istanbul to Peking

15 weeks from GBP £4,150 plus local payment US$2,300 (What’s this?)

Join our exploratory Trans Asia Istanbul to Beijing overland trip over 15 exciting weeks through twelve countries; taking in such wonderfully evocative place names as Cappadocia, Mt Ararat, Isfahan, Shiraz, Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent and the Karakum & Gobi Deserts.

Included
Turkey
- Gallipoli,  Turquoise Coast Tour, Cappadocia Region.
Iran - Esfahan, Tehran, Persepolis, Shiraz, Yazd, Dasht e Kavir Desert, Mashhad
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

Transport in expedition truck
Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs & cooking gear
All road tolls and ferry crossings
All accommodation approx 20% camping, 80% simple hotels/hostels
Crew - Driver & Tour Leader from start to Xi’an, Tour Leader Xi’an onwards
Accommodation - 50% camping in tents, 50% basic hotels & hostels
Fully equipped Expedition Truck from Istanbul to Xi’an

Excluded

Flights (in case of flyover)
Visas from $600- $750, depends on nationality
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

Turkey - Troy $10/15 incl entrance & guide US$ 10
Turkey - Ephesus US$ 10
Turkey - Pamukkale limestone terraces - $5-$15 US$ 10
Turkey - Efes 5 hours - guide and transport US$ 40
Turkey, Goreme; Ballooning hour $180, Day tour $25, Belly dancing $30 US$ 20
Turkey - Ihlara Valley 2-3 hours tourist card that included many entries for Goreme US$ 50
Turkey - Hammam US$ 5
Iran - Esfahan, Shiraz, Hashed, Tabriz, Yadz - mosques, palaces, ruins - free to $10 US$ 10
Iran - Mashaad - Day trip (average) transport, guided walk, lunch and hammam US$ 35
Iran - Tehran - Many other museums in Tehran…. Most cost between $1-6 entry US$ 6
Uzbekistan - Bukhara - Ark US$ 5
Uzbekistan - Kiva City sights pass US$ 13
Uzbekistan - Samarkand – entry $10, Ave of Mausoleums $5, Registan $7, Bibi Khanym Mosque $5, Afrasiab ruins & museum $4 US$ 10
Krygystan - Horse Riding, Ranger, Entry in Aksu Nat. Reserve US$ 15
Krygystan - overnight yurt stay at Song Kol US$ 10
Krygystan - Horse riding at Song Kol per day US$ 15
Turkmenistan - Ashgabat - Nat Museum $10, carpet museum $9, Arch of Neutrality $2 US$ 21
China - Museum entrances from $2 US$ 10
Georgia – Tbilisi - Many Museums from free to $5, wine tasting $15 US$ 5
Georgia – Gori - Stalin Museum $8, Gori Castle free US$ 8
Georgia - Prometheus Caves US$ 7
Georgia - Kazbegi Trinity Cathedral - transport, entrance free US$ 5
Georgia - Gremi Monastery US$ 5
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 - Huanglong Park; Cable Car US$ 20
China - Gaochang, Bizeklik Caves & Astana Graves US$ 30
China - Turpan; Irrigation Channel $10, Grape Valley $10 US$ 20
China - Jiayuguan - Last Fort - Great Wall of China US$ 20

Departure Dates

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Map

Map of Istanbul to Peking

 

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