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Xi'an to Ashgabat Overview
- 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Travel on an overland adventure from the Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an to the zany city of Ashgabat. Travel through some of the planet's most remote, wild and unique wildernesses along the legendary Silk Road from China. Pass through the mountain-scapes of Kyrgzystan, pitch a tent beneath the stars in the Karakum Desert and shop with locals at Kashgar's Sunday market. From China to Uzbekistan and beyond, this adventure will introduce you to the friendly and hospitable locals who call these rugged lands home. If you're longing for an epic overland journey, away from the tourist crowds and through some of the world's last wild terrains, then this tour is for you.
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Gaze up at the ancient walls surrounding Khiva and imagine how they once provided sanctuary for weary Silk Road travellers. Explore the historic and perfectly preserved Old Town, beautifully decorated in classic turquoise tiles.
Follow a local trading route through harsh desert sands, and meet the nomadic people who call this inhospitable region home.
Drive across the Karakum Desert. If time allows, see the amazing Darvaza Gas Crater.
End your adventure among the futuristic architecture of Ashgabat's skyline. Spy the world's largest hand-woven rug or learn about the city's traumatic history at the Earthquake Museum.
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