The Trip Price is payable as a deposit of GBP600 to secure your place on the expedition, and then the balance is payable 10 weeks prior to the start date of the expedition.

The Local Payment (LP) is part of your overall trip payment and is the most cost effective and practical way to get hard currency to Asia to pay for a variety of your day-to-day local costs (i.e. all meals prepared by the group, campsite fees, gas, and certain activities listed in the brochure) which cannot be pre-paid from the UK. The Kitty is payable to your Tour Leader on departure in US$ cash only. Please Note: Your Tour Leader will only accept US$ notes (especially $100) that are issued on or after 2006 as older notes are more difficult to change.


  • Accommodation fees (20% camping & 80% in hotels, hostels, guesthouses, yurts & homestays)
  • Meals prepared by group (approximately 30%)
  • Fully equipped Oasis Overland Expedition Truck (Istanbul to Xi’an)
  • Ground transport (Xi’an to Singapore)
  • All road tolls & ferry crossings
  • Camping & cooking gear
  • Services of Oasis Overland crew (Driver and Tour Leader from Istanbul to XI’an, Tour Leader from Xi’an to Singapore)
  • Turkmenistan & China letter of invitation support and fees
  • Local English speaking guides in Turkmenistan & China
  • Included Activities

Not included

  • Visas (US $600 – $750 depending on nationality)
  • Meals taken while in hotels (allow US $20/day)
  • Accommodation during the “Beach Week” in Thailand
  • Penang-Medan return flights
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes and transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Optional activities

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