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Silk Route between Xi'an and Beijing
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17 days between Beijing and Xi'an or vice versa...
Asia is the continent where overlanding all started, and Dragoman has been the leading operator there since our first trucks went through in the 1980s - take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading into the wilds, well away from the usual tourist trail. This short but intensive trip is a fantastic blend of active adventure and cultural sites, and is absolutely packed with some of the phenomenal highlights of China every single day, making it one of the best holiday-length trips in our catalogue! We start in the huge historic city of Xi'an, home to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors, fascinating museums, colossal city walls, and a vibrant market district and nightlife! We will journey to Mao Tse-Tung's old headquarters of Yan'an and the amazing cave village of Lijiashan on our way to the stunning town of Pingyao, a traditional town that provides an authentic slice of 'Old China' and has plenty of fantastic highlights to explore. We then head to the holy Buddhist pilgrimage site of Wutai Shan and past the phenomenal Hanging Monastery on our way to Datong, home to some of the most incredible Buddha caves in China at the Yungang Grottoes. We will visit the breathtaking Jinshanling section of the magnificent Great Wall of China before heading to the old imperial summer retreat of Chengde, home to some huge parks and inpressive temples. We will then arrive in China's bustling capital of Beijing, home to the famous Forbidden City and countless other highlights! Join us on this wonderful and unforgettable overland experience in China!

Itinerary

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Chairman Mao's portrait at Tianan'men Square, Beijing
Beijing

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 options listed below 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.

In Beijing we will stay in a comfortable hotel with good facilities.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Head out to see an acrobatic or martial arts show in Beijing, always an incredible mix of athleticism and choreography

CNY 250
Optional

Discover all about the varied and interesting history of China at the National Museum, with its huge collection of over a million artifacts

Free
Optional Explore the vast Temple of Heaven, once the site of an annual religious ceremony conducted by the Emporer to pray for a good harvest CNY 10
Optional Visit the beautiful Tibetan-style Lama Temple (Yonghe Temple) in Beijing Free
Optional See the iconic modern 'Bird's Nest' Stadium, the centrepiece of the 2008 Olympic Games CNY 50
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At first the sight of the truck, it was not as expected. But it grew on me, and having a refillable drinking water tank was definetly a plus!
Ryan Dwight K - - 4th June 2015
Both crew were extremely helpful, friendly and funny, which made the trip more enjoyable.
Urvashi P - - 4th June 2015
Claire was fantastic trying to accommodate everyone special requests.
Ryan Dwight K - - 4th June 2015
Zoe and Yan were very personable - I felt safe and cared for.
Barbara L - - 4th June 2015
Both Domingo and Euan were helpful and did their jobs perfectly.
Elva B - - 4th June 2015
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9 Jul
2017
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25 Jul
2017
17 Days

Beijing to Xi'an
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$1,600 + $540 = $2,140
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20 Aug
2017
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5 Sep
2017
17 Days

Beijing to Xi'an
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$1,600 + $540 = $2,140
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25 Apr
2018
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11 May
2018
17 Days

Xi'an to Beijing
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$1,600 + $540 = $2,140
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9 Jun
2018
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25 Jun
2018
17 Days

Xi'an to Beijing
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$1,640 + $540 = $2,180
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Beginning:

Sun
8 Jul
2018
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24 Jul
2018
17 Days

Beijing to Xi'an
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$1,640 + $540 = $2,180
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Mon
20 Aug
2018
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5 Sep
2018
17 Days

Beijing to Xi'an
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$1,640 + $540 = $2,180
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Wed
24 Apr
2019
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10 May
2019
17 Days

Xi'an to Beijing
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$1,640 + $540 = $2,180
available
Beginning:

Sat
8 Jun
2019
Ending:

Mon
24 Jun
2019
17 Days

Xi'an to Beijing
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$1,640 + $540 = $2,180
available
Beginning:

Mon
8 Jul
2019
Ending:

Wed
24 Jul
2019
17 Days

Beijing to Xi'an
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$1,640 + $540 = $2,180
available
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Mon
19 Aug
2019
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Wed
4 Sep
2019
17 Days

Beijing to Xi'an
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$1,640 + $540 = $2,180
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