Following in the footsteps of the great traders and explorers of old, this grand tour takes you along the route of the ancient Silk Road through western China and over the high passes into Central Asia, to the fabled khanates of Bukhara and Samarkand.
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Prices are per person using economy class flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.
- Discover the glorious Mogao Caves at Dunhuang.
- Take the Karakoram Highway to Lake Karakul.
- Discover the glories of ancient Samarkand.
The tour combines the worldrenowned cultural and historical sites of the Silk Route with some of the planet’s most stunning scenery. En route you’ll visit the magnificent Buddhist Grottoes at the oasis town of Dunhuang, haggle with the locals at the incredible Kashgar Sunday Market and cross the towering 3,752m Torugart Pass into Kyrgyzstan, one of Asia’s hidden gems.
Commencing in Beijing, this three-week tour is timed to avoid the worst of the summer heat, and hopefully coincide with the alpine flowers in Kyrgyzstan. Much of the route is covered by private coach, though a few reliable domestic flights cover the great distances quickly and conveniently.
Due to the remoteness of many of the regions, accommodation is often simple in nature, but always clean and comfortable.
What makes an Audley Group Tour?
We design each of our group tours with the same philosophy as our tailor-made journeys - trips that allow you to explore the highlights of a country, while getting beneath the surface to discover the real people, places and cultures.