Silk Road - China & Kyrgyzstan Overview

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      USD $3,160
      CAD $3,365
      AUD $3,495
      EUR €2,430
      GBP £2,090
      NZD $4,145
      ZAR R31,810
      CHF FR2,995
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Take a Silk Road journey from Beijing to Tashkent

The Silk Road originally extended over 6,000 km through ancient China, India, Persia, Europe and Arabia, linking the mighty civilisations of the East and the West. Journey along this historic route and explore remote areas only just opening up to foreign visitors. Travel from bustling Beijing through the mountainous heartlands of Kyrgyzstan and to exotic Tashkent, following the path of this incredible route. Witness the legends of the Silk Road come to life on this memorable tour.

  • Sample Peking duck in Beijing
  • See the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an
  • Ride the Silk Road railway
  • Have a traditional family-style lunch in Tuyoq Village
  • Explore Kashgar’s Sunday Bazaar
  • View Soviet memorabilia in Bishkek
  • Be awestruck by Sary-Chelek Lake
  • See a three-storey yurt in Osh

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Beijing, China
  • Finish:

    Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (6 nts), Yurt (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Minibus, Private Bus, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Kochkor - Women's Felt Co-op, Turpan - Guided local sights tour, Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1244kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. You must provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking in order us to process your letter of invitation to obtain your Uzbekistan visa en route. See Visa information in the Trip Notes for further requirements. 2. Due to a change in Bishkek - Tashkent flight schedules, 2014 tours will travel overland between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on a revised itinerary. Please see Trip Notes for more details.

  • Total price from

    USD $3,160
    CAD $3,365
    AUD $3,495
    EUR €2,430
    GBP £2,090
    NZD $4,145
    ZAR R31,810
    CHF FR2,995
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $175
    CAD $186
    AUD $194
    EUR €135
    GBP £116
    NZD $230
    ZAR R1,767
    CHF FR166
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Silk Road - China & Kyrgyzstan Summary

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Days 1-2 Beijing

Beijing has a long and colourful history and this rapidly modernising city is an amazing whirl of ancient sites, modern buildings, bicycles, people, shops and eateries.

Days 3-4 Xi'an

As the start of the ancient trading route the Silk Road and an imperial centre for 2,000 years, Xi'an has a fascinating history and rich cultural sites to discover.

Day 5 Silk Road Railway

Connecting eastern, southern and western Asia with Europe and parts of Africa since around 200BC, the Silk Road is a series of trade routes that literally transformed the world.

Days 6-7 Turpan

Once an important staging post on the Silk Road, Turpan is an attractive town famous for its vineyards, stone fruits, melons and the nearby Flaming Mountains.

Days 8-9 Kashgar

Traditionally an important trading city along the Silk Road, Kashgar is still at the crossroads of trade due to its location in the heart of Central Asia.

Day 10 Tash Rabat

Built in the 15th century, Tash Rabat was an important caravanserai (roadside inn) for Silk Road travellers and there are still impressive ruins to explore.

Day 11 Kochkor/Chong Kemin

Journey out to Kochkor/Chong Kemin. Visit the local museum and a women’s cooperative that makes popular felt carpets (‘shyrdaks’), before settling in for the night at a local homestay.

Days 12-13 Bishkek

With roads lined with trees, wide boulevards and a relaxed atmosphere, Bishkek is a former Silk Road rest stop that was ruled by Russia until independence in 1991.

Day 14 Suusamyr Valley/Chychkan Gorge

Climb into the clouds on the drive out to the Suusamyr Valley – one of the most remote regions of Kyrgyzstan. Spot the yurts nestled among the lush mountain landscape. In the Jalal-Abad Region, be entranced by the natural splendour of the Chychkan Gorge. Take a walk in the scenic surrounds and keep your eyes peeled for deer and wild boar.

Day 15 Sary Chelek NP/Arkyt Village

Drive out to the quaint Arkyt Village, deep in the heart of the Sary-Chelek National Park. Not too far from the village is the spectacular Sary-Chelek Lake. A place of majestic beauty, you’ll have to pick your jaw up off the floor before you reach for the camera.

Day 16 Osh

Enjoy a walk through the national park and enjoy a picnic lunch before driving out to the city of Osh. Located in the Fergana Valley, Kyrgyzstan’s second-largest city dates back to the 5th century BC. Check out the famous three-storey yurt and visit the impressive Suleiman Too.

Days 17-18 Tashkent

One of the largest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent is a mix of Russian and Uzbek styles, where extravagant mosques sit alongside modern highways and Soviet monuments.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,160
      CAD $3,365
      AUD $3,495
      EUR €2,430
      GBP £2,090
      NZD $4,145
      ZAR R31,810
      CHF FR2,995
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