The Ancient Silk Road with Sujata Raman - An A&K Hosted Journey (2017)

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3 - 12 Sep 2017
Hosted Small Group Journeys

  • The Orient, China
  • 10 days, from AU$10,995
  • 10,995pts
  • 18 Guests

Journey Highlights

The ancient Silk Road was a network of overland trade routes that linked China with the Mediterranean. For a thousand years or so, merchants made the journey with caravans of camels loaded with rubies, jade, metals, amber, musk and of course silk. From Beijing our adventure starts in earnest in Dunhuang, the last stop for caravans to rest and replenish before facing the inhospitable desert beyond. We traverse this vast hinterland of Asia, the rugged and desolate landscapes and once-flourishing oasis cities and trading outposts. Visit sites important to both the Buddhist and Uighur culture and explore the cities of Urumqi, Turfan and Kashgar - names that have captured the imagination for centuries.

Your Guest Host
Sujata Raman is Regional Managing Director of Abercrombie & Kent Australia/ Asia Pacific, a position she has held for over a decade. Passionate about seeing the world and experiencing its cultures, she has lived on three continents and visited all seven over many years in a variety of different ways. Having travelled extensively in China and recently returned from Central Asia, the ancient Silk Road of western China represents a natural progression towards an understanding of this fascinating region.

Journey Highlights 

  • An intimate group size of no more than 18 guests
  • One-on-one interaction with your host 
  • Special access to the rich gallery of Buddhist art at the Mogao Caves 
  • The outer reaches of the Great Wall of China 
  • Camel safari in the Mingshashan Sand Dunes 
  • Up-close observation of Turfan’s ingenious Kerez irrigation channels
  • The Sunday market in the fabled city of Kashgar 
  • Special culinary experiences along the way

2017 departure date: 
3 September - 12 September 2017

Planning ahead? The 2018 Ancient Silk Road Hosted Journey dates are now available. Book now to avoid disappointment.



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