The Marco Polo Explorer

Beijing - Istanbul

105 days through Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia
FROM: $12540 USD + 3,430 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Metro, Taxi, Local Bus, Boat, Jeep, Russian Bus, Overnight Boat, Private Bus
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, One Local Crew Member, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Accom:
Basic Hotel, Guesthouse, Comfortable Hotel, Camping without facilities, Yurt Camp, Homestay, Wild Camp, Overnight Boat, Multishare Hostel
Meals:
Breakfasts x 57, Lunches x 20, Dinners x 32
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
EUB
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This 16 day overland tour journeys from Istanbul to Tbilisi through Georgia, Turkey

Guided tour of Xi'an's world famous Terracotta Warriors
Explore Xi'an and its myriad of attractions
Stay overnight in a Lijiashan cliff-side guesthouse built into a cave
Visit the beautiful and ornate Black Dragon temple near Lijiashan
3 nights in Pingyao to explore sites such as Mian Shan Mountain Resort and Zhangbi Underground City
Explore the myriad of temples at Wutai Shan
2 nights to explore Datong's Hanging Monastery and the stunning Yungang Caves
Fully explore the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
Explore the Imperial city of Chengde, summer home to the Emperor's family
Discover the varied and interesting history of China at the National Museum
Enjoy a guided visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing
Take the Beijing metro to the centre's famous Tiananmen Square

This is a comfortable trip, with only limited camping. It can be extremely hot and dry in the summer when we visit, however, which can be challenging; ideal for lovers of history and stunning monuments. It is great also for "eclectic shoppers" in the bazaars and markets of Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent.

Day 1 - Beijing (13th July 2020)

Meals: Breakfast


Border Information: if joining in Beijing, you will most likely enter China at Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA code: PEK).

There will be a group meeting today at 6:00pm - please look out for a note from your tour leader at the hotel reception with more information about this important meeting. The rest of the day will be free to explore the incredible city of Beijing!

Please note that many of the optional activities will only be possible for those with extra time in Beijing before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Beijing.

Day 2 - Beijing (14th July 2020)
Day 3 - Chengde (15th July 2020)
Day 4 - Chengde (16th July 2020)
Day 5 - Jinshanling (17th July 2020)
Day 6 - Datong (18th July 2020)
Day 7 - Datong (19th July 2020)
Day 8 - Wutai Shan (20th July 2020)
Day 9 - Wutai Shan (21st July 2020)
Day 10 - Pingyao (22nd July 2020)
Day 11 - Pingyao (23rd July 2020)
Day 12 - Pingyao (24th July 2020)
Day 13 - Lijiashan (25th July 2020)
Day 14 - Yan'an (26th July 2020)
Day 15 - Xi'an (27th July 2020)
Day 16 - Xi'an (28th July 2020)
Day 17 - Xi'an (29th July 2020)
Day 18 - Xi'an (30th July 2020)
Day 19 - Pingliang (31st July 2020)
Day 20 - Pingliang (1st August 2020)
Day 21 - Xiahe (2nd August 2020)
Day 22 - Xiahe (3rd August 2020)
Day 23 - Xiahe (4th August 2020)
Day 24 - Liujiaxia (5th August 2020)
Day 25 - Zhangye (6th August 2020)
Day 26 - Jiayuguan (7th August 2020)
Day 27 - Dunhuang (8th August 2020)
Day 28 - Dunhuang (9th August 2020)
Day 29 - Turpan (10th August 2020)
Day 30 - Turpan (11th August 2020)
Day 31 - Urumqi (12th August 2020)
Day 32 - Urumqi (13th August 2020)
Day 33 - Korle (14th August 2020)
Day 34 - Aksu (15th August 2020)
Day 35 - Kashgar (16th August 2020)
Day 36 - Kashgar (17th August 2020)
Day 37 - Kashgar (18th August 2020)
Day 38 - Kashgar (19th August 2020)
Day 39 - Tash Rabat (20th August 2020)
Day 40 - Tash Rabat (21st August 2020)
Day 41 - Kochkor (22nd August 2020)
Day 42 - Bishkek (23rd August 2020)
Day 43 - Bishkek (24th August 2020)
Day 44 - Chong Kemin Valley (25th August 2020)
Day 45 - Chong Kemin Valley (26th August 2020)
Day 46 - Karakol (27th August 2020)
Day 47 - Jeti-Oguz Valley (28th August 2020)
Day 48 - Jeti-Oguz Valley (29th August 2020)
Day 49 - Kochkor (30th August 2020)
Day 50 - Son-Kol Lake (31st August 2020)
Day 51 - Son-Kol Lake (1st September 2020)
Day 52 - Kyrgyz Fergana Valley (2nd September 2020)
Day 53 - Kyrgyz Fergana Valley (3rd September 2020)
Day 54 - Arslanbob (4th September 2020)
Day 55 - Arslanbob (5th September 2020)
Day 56 - Fergana Valley (6th September 2020)
Day 57 - Tashkent (7th September 2020)
Day 58 - Tashkent (8th September 2020)
Day 59 - Samarkand (9th September 2020)
Day 60 - Samarkand (10th September 2020)
Day 61 - Samarkand (11th September 2020)
Day 62 - Kyzylkhum Desert (12th September 2020)
Day 63 - Bukhara (13th September 2020)
Day 64 - Bukhara (14th September 2020)
Day 65 - Bukhara (15th September 2020)
Day 66 - Khiva (16th September 2020)
Day 67 - Khiva (17th September 2020)
Day 68 - Kunye Urgench (18th September 2020)
Day 69 - Darvaza (19th September 2020)
Day 70 - Ashgabat (20th September 2020)
Day 71 - Ashgabat (21st September 2020)
Day 72 - Turkmenbashi (22nd September 2020)
Day 73 - Caspian Sea (23rd September 2020)
Day 74 - Baku (24th September 2020)
Day 75 - Baku (25th September 2020)
Day 76 - Baku (26th September 2020)
Day 77 - Baku (27th September 2020)
Day 78 - Lahij Village (28th September 2020)
Day 79 - Sheki (29th September 2020)
Day 80 - Lagodekhi (30th September 2020)
Day 81 - Telavi (1st October 2020)
Day 82 - Telavi (2nd October 2020)
Day 83 - Stepantsminda (3rd October 2020)
Day 84 - Mtskheta (4th October 2020)
Day 85 - Borjomi-Kharagauli NP (5th October 2020)
Day 86 - Armenian Highlands (6th October 2020)
Day 87 - Yerevan (7th October 2020)
Day 88 - Yerevan (8th October 2020)
Day 89 - Lake Sevan (9th October 2020)
Day 90 - Tbilisi (10th October 2020)
Day 91 - Kutaisi (11th October 2020)
Day 92 - Batumi (12th October 2020)
Day 93 - Sumela (13th October 2020)
Day 94 - Zara (14th October 2020)
Day 95 - Goreme (15th October 2020)
Day 96 - Goreme (16th October 2020)
Day 97 - Egirdir (17th October 2020)
Day 98 - Olympos (18th October 2020)
Day 99 - Olympos (19th October 2020)
Day 100 - Pamukkale (20th October 2020)
Day 101 - Selcuk (21st October 2020)
Day 102 - Selcuk (22nd October 2020)
Day 103 - Gallipoli (23rd October 2020)
Day 104 - Istanbul (24th October 2020)
Day 105 - Istanbul (25th October 2020)
Departing
Finishing
Total Price (USD)
13 Jul 20 Beijing
25 Oct 20 Istanbul
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$12,540 USD + 3,430 USD Kitty

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12 Jul 21 Beijing
24 Oct 21 Istanbul
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02 Aug 21 Beijing
14 Nov 21 Istanbul
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