Mongolia, Great Wall & Pandas from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in Beijing (China), Chengdu (China), Chongqing (China), Dali (China), Datong (China), Pingyao (China). Available from 9 Apr 2020 to 7 Jun 2021 this 61 day trip costs from £3,931.25 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.
Asia is the continent where overlanding all started, and Dragoman has been the leading operator there since our first trucks went through in the 1980s - take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading into the wilds, well away from the usual tourist trail. From Ulaanbaatar we will head west through the central region of Mongolia, past the fascinating Erdene Zuu monastery to the phenomenal natural beauty of the Orkhon Valley and the Tsenkher hot springs. We then make the stunning journey north to the remote and spectacular Khövsgöl Lake before heading back towards the capital. The country is an overlander's paradise, with challenging roads, stunning scenery such as desolate rolling plains, glistening lakes and beautiful forests in which we can wild camp anywhere we like, and a unique and welcoming culture. From Ulaanbaatar we will journey through the hauntingly-beautiful and desolate plains of southern Mongolia, arriving at the bustling Chinese capital of Beijing, home to the famous Forbidden City and countless other highlights. From Beijing we will head to the old imperial summer retreat of Chengde before visiting the breathtaking Great Wall of China! We will move on to the phenomenal Buddha caves of Yungang and the Buddhist temples of Wutai Shang before arriving in the traditional old town of Pingyao. From there we will overland through the cave village of Lijiashan en route to the historic city of Xi'an, home to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors! We will then head to the sacred Buddhist mountain of Wudang Shan en route to the mighty Yangtze River, and our ferry journey through the stunning area of the Three Gorges. In China's southern provinces we visit the incredible ancient Buddha caves of Dazu, the giant pandas in Chengdu, the collosal Great Buddha of Leshan and the phenomenal sacred mountain and golden temple of Emei Shan! Travelling through the breathtaking scenery of Yunnan province, we arrive in the atmospheric old town of Lijiang, visit the magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge, and explore the ancient pagodas and Naxi culture of Dali before heading to the delightful city of Kunming. Join us on this unforgettable epic Asian overlanding experience!