Silk Road - China & Kyrgyzstan Overview

Tour Asia and the famous Silk Road, from China through Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan. Explore from Beijing to Tashkent via Tash Rabat, Bishkek and Cholpon Ata on this unforgettable journey.

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    • CBSK
    • 4.62 out of 5
    • 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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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
  • Relax lakeside in Cholpon Ata
  • Explore the ‘Valley of Fairytales’

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:

    Guesthouse (4 nts), Hotel (7 nts), Overnight sleeper train (4 nts), Yurt (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private Bus, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Cholpan Ata - Petroglyphs, Chong Kemin NP - Jeti-Oguz & Barskoon Gorges, Kashgar - Sunday & Animal Bazaars, Kochkor - Women's Felt Co-op, Shamsy Valley - Burana tower, Tamga - Valley of Fairytales, Turpan - Guided local sights tour, Turpan - Tuyoq Village, 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
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $175
    CAD $186
    AUD $194
    EUR €135
    GBP £116
    NZD $230
    ZAR R1,767
    CHF FR166
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About China , Kyrgyzstan , Uzbekistan

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 Song-Kol Lake

Picturesque Song-Kol Lake is surrounded by lush pastures favoured by local nomadic herders, who come here in the summer to graze their animals.

Day 12 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.

Days 13-14 Chong Kemin National Park

Chong Kemin lies within the Tian Shan mountain range separating Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. This spectacular valley is famed for it's natural beauty, abundant wildlife and rich, varied flora.

Day 15 Cholpon Ata

Cholpon Ata is a small town on the banks of Lake Issyk-Kul with relaxing beaches and some excellent rock inscriptions dating back to 500BC.

Day 16 Tamga Village

Famous for its military sanatorium for returned Soviet astronauts, Tamga has a beachfront on the lake and lovely views of the mountains.

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.
    • 18
    • CBSK
    • 4.62 out of 5
    • 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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