Optional Activities

Optional activities on this expedition are paid for in cash on the day and organised during your trip so you can decide whilst travelling which activity/ies you may want to do. Prices listed are only a guide and may be dependent on fluctuating exchange rates and minimum numbers. Please note this list is not exhaustive and there are other activities available along the journey depending on your interests.

GEORGIA
Prices from
Gremi Architectural Complex
GEL 2
Hike to Nekresi monastery (if time allows)
Free

AZERBAIJAN
Yanar Dag natural gas vents & Suraxani Zoroastrian Fire Temple (if time allows), Baku
AZN 10

TURKMENISTAN
National Museum, Ashgabat
USD 10
Carpet Museum, Ashgabat
USD 10
Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque, Ashgabat
Free

KYRGYZSTAN
Folklore demonstration including learning about handicrafts, an outdoor concert of traditional music and helping to erect a yurt
KGS 1000

CHINA
Id Kah Mosque, Kashgar
CNY 20
Silk Road Museum, Kashgar
CNY 15
Afaq Khoja Mausoleum, Kashgar
CNY 15
Grape Valley, Turpan
CNY 40
Emin Minaret mosque (tallest minaret in China), Turpan
CNY 30
Bike hire, Turpan
CNY 5
Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Turpan
CNY 20
Gaochang, Turpan
CNY 40
Bike hire, Dunhuang
CNY 20
Crescent Moon Lake, Dunhuang
CNY 120
Gansu Provincial Museum & "Galloping Horse" bronze sculpture, Lanzhou
Free
Labrang Monastery, Xiahe
CNY 40
Hiking in mountains and valleys, Xiahe
Free
Sangke or Ganjia grasslands day trip, Xiahe
CNY 400
Bell & Drum Towers, Xi'an
CNY 40
Muslim Quarter & Great Mosque, Xi'an
CNY 30
Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an
CNY 30
Tomb of Emperor Jingdi, Xi'an
CNY 90
Forest of Stelae Museum, Xi'an
CNY 50
Walk or cycle city walls, Xi'an
CNY 80
Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an
CNY 80
Royal Palace of Daming, Xi'an
Free
Shuanglin Temple, Pingyao
CNY 25
Zhenguo Temple, Pingyao
CNY 25
Mian Shan Mountain Resort day trip
CNY 160
Wang family compound & Zhang BI underground village
CNY 205
Nine Dragon Screen, Datong
CNY 10
Walk the unrestored Great Wall from Jinshangling to Simitai (if open to the public)
CNY 50
Putuo Zongcheng Temple, Chengde (modelled after the famous Potala Palace in Tibet)
CNY 80
Sledgehammer Rock, Chengde (if time allows)
CNY 130
National Museum, Beijing
Free
Acrobatic or Martial Arts show, Beijing
CNY 250
Summer Palace, Beijing
CNY 60
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
CNY 10

MONGOLIA
Khamaryn Khiid Monastery, Sainshand
Free
Dechinchoinkorlin Khiid, Sainshand (when open for visitors)
Free

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