Arrive at any time.
Visit the spectacular Great Wall of China. Opt to take in a kung fu show or a Chinese acrobats show.
Take a guided tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City with free time in the afternoon to explore before an overnight train to Xi’an.
Arrive to Xi’an and take an orientation walk. Opt to cycle around the city walls, visit the Muslim Quarter or the Big Goose Pagoda.
Take a guided tour to see the Terracotta Warriors with an included lunch at a local farmer’s house.
In the morning, hop on an overnight train to Dunhuang.
Arrive to Dunhuang and take a guided visit to the UNESCO-listed Mogao Grottoes. Enjoy a free afternoon to wander the town centre or visit sights further afield.
Opt to visit the unique Mingsha Sand Dunes for sunrise to climb the massive dunes and enjoy a camel ride. Overnight train to Turpan.
Arrive in Turpan, the lowest point in Asia. Enjoy a city tour with a local guide including the ancient Karez water system.
Drive to Urumqi and fly to Kashgar. Take an orientation walk of the city and head out for an optional dinner.
Enjoy the Sunday markets in Kashgar, including the famous Sunday bazaar and fascinating animal market.
Drive to the border via the Torugart Pass. Continue to Tash Rabat, a small community of Kyrgyz nomads high in the Tian Shan mountain range. Overnight in a yurt.
Enjoy the scenic mountains in the morning then drive to Kochkor to visit women at a carpet-making workshop. Enjoy a homestay in the community-based tourism (CBT) houses.
Travel to Karakol with a guided village tour. With free time, opt to check out the Przhevalsky Museum, the local market, Dungan Mosque or the Orthodox church.
Stay in Cholpon-Ata for the night. Enjoy a free afternoon to hang out on the beach, visit the petroglyphs or take a boat tour on the lake.
Travel to the capital city Bishkek. Stop en route at the Burana Tower. Enjoy free time to shop, visit the city and enjoy the nightlife.
Explore the city or opt to go further afield for a hike in Ala Archa National Park.
Fly to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Take an orientation walk to get to know the city.
Take an included sightseeing tour of the city with a local guide before free time to explore.
Fly to Urgench and drive to UNESCO-listed Khiva. Enjoy a half-day tour of this ancient city.
Travel day through the desert to Bukhara, one of the most charming cities in the country.
Take an included city tour with a local guide. Use some free time to visit a local hammam (bathhouse) or pick up some souvenirs.
Travel on to Samarkand. Take an orientation walk and opt to visit the Amir Timur Mausoleum.
Enjoy a tour of the city with a local guide. In the evening, enjoy a plov-cooking demonstration and dinner with a local family.
Travel back to Tashkent for a final evening together.
Depart at any time.