Crescent Lake, Dunhuang, Gansu, China, Karakul Lake, Xinjiang, China, Shah-i-Zinda Mosque, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Journey Along the Great Silk Road

10 May to 7 June 2018

Along the famed Silk Routes between China and the West, this tour encounters superb sites of the world’s cradle of culture for more than two millennia with some of the most glorious examples of ancient architecture, painting, sculpture, peoples and landscapes. Join us and retrace the ancient trading routes from the Chinese heartland to the vast desert regions of Shaanxi and Xinjiang provinces. Travel through China’s last great wilderness, over the mighty Tien Shan and Pamir mountains and encounter great steppes, magical deserts, fertile valleys and some of the highest mountains in the world; and people who live a lifestyle little changed from ages past. You’ll see the famed Golden Eagle Hunters.

Journey along the Great Silk Road will be escorted and managed by Julie Presser, Principal, Adelaide Secondary School of English. Julie lived and worked in India in the mid-nineteen eighties and has also been a keen traveller to many Asian destinations since 1975. Following the completion of her Post-Graduate Certificate “Including Studies of Asia in Curriculum” from Flinders University, she has participated in and escorted a number of study tours for educators and leaders to Thailand, Laos, Korea, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

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What are they saying about Zen Oriental Journeys?

The group of people were great, diverse personalities, and people with lots of knowledge and experience in Asia travel. Den and I can still not wipe the smiles from our faces!! We loved the trip and it was certainly an amazing journey and a real insight for us as toAsia’s vastness, diversity, complexity, interesting history, beauty, delicious food, fabulous people and much, much more!

We'll certainly keep a close eye on Lee's future trips and highly recommend Zen Oriental Journeys to everyone.

Thanks for an absolutely fabulous experience. We have thoroughly enjoyed every single moment. The unique tour you put together introduced us to peoples and places we would never ventured to do ourselves. If it had not been for you and your close attention to every detail of the program we’d be so much the poorer.

We would also like to send a huge thank you to Lee whose superb knowledge, communication and meticulous attention to detail allowed us all to experience such an amazing trip in multifaceted and fascinating countries.

Departure date: 10 May 2018
Duration: 29 days
Hotel Standards: 3 - 5 star standard


Price per person twin share (Land only): AUD 8150.00
Single Supplement: AUD 1344.00
Airfare ex Adelaide or (other capitals by arrangement): AUD 1399.00

Watch this space or send an email to Lee Grafton or ring 0401 123 347


Costs have been based on prices prevailing at the time of the finalization of the tour program and are subject to change based on currency exchange fluctuations, your departure city (other than Adelaide) and minimum group size contingency. Please visit or ring 1300 139 281 for information on current Government travel advice.

Bookings will be processed in order of receipt. Any bookings after this date will be accepted subject to visa processing, flight availability, land content and room availability. Such booking must be paid in full after confirmation of your acceptance in the tour. Special conditions and additional charges to airfares and package prices may apply depending on date of booking

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