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Old 30 Oct 2012
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I travelled with one of this agencies in September this year and they didn't try to tell me where to dine but they did choose all the roads we took and most of our (expensive) accommodation.
I'm not happy with the service of that company because I think they don't have the right government contacts to foresee and prevent administrative problems. We were supposed to do two trips with them (Torugart to Takeshiken and Erenhot to Mohan) and the government cancelled our second trip. The reason there was two trips was that lack of government contacts and foresight. It was Panorama Tours (now they are called Greatway).
The guide they assign you could be a nice accommodating guy (ours was) but he is still a government agent and will still BS you into taking whatever road the government wants you to take. He is not there to take you sightseeing, he's there to make sure you go only where they want you to go.
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Originally Posted by 08Samuel View Post
Hi Omie,

thanks for your reply. In the meantime we have contacted several touring agent, and have received the following quote:

If the 3 motorcycles and stay in China 5 days the cost is: 1300 USD The cost in detail is as following: 1 Permit for enter China: 50 USD2 license plates: 30 USD *3 motorcycles = 90 USD 3 Insurance for the guest: 10 USD p/p *3= 30 USD 4 Insurance for the third person: 40 USD *3 / motorcycles = 120 USD 5 Fee for the Customs: Khoqirap Pass: 200 USD for three motorcycles Turgart pass: 200 USD for three cycles 6 Driving License: 20 USD *3= 60 USD 7 Service for the guide: 80 USD a day * 5 days= 400 USD 8 Trance for the guide: 150 USD. ( Kashgar –Khonqirap Pass and Kashgar- Irkeshitan pass).

Do you know a bit about the details? For instance the customs fee seems huge, and I don't know what "Trance for the guide" means...

Thanks a lot,Best regards,Samuel
I recently got this quote for 4x4 vehicles (4 off)
There is no reference for guide or length of time in China, which would normally be added on to the bottom price.
We plan to provide our own registered Chinese tour guide (who must be government registered etc) so our time in China could be 1 week or 10 weeks.
6550 US$ is roughly 42,575 RNB (CNY)
Enter : Kirgystan Torugart pass
Exit : Inner Mongolia Eryn Hohhut


1. Beijing Inter-provincial Permit : 700US$/per car X 4 car =2800US$
2. Xinjiang Province Permit : 250US$/ per car X 4 cars=1000US$
3. Customs entry decelerations : 170US$/per car X 4 cars=680US$
4. Customs exit decelerations : 170US$/per car X 4 cars=680US$

Temporary Driving license : 100US$/ per person X 4 person =400US$
Temporary Vehicle registrations number plates: 100US$/ per car X 4 cars =400US$

Cars Traffic Insurance obligations must buy
100US$/ per car X 4 cars=400US$ for 1 month .

Guide for Kirgystan—Kashgar border : 310US$/ meet you border and lead Kashgar ..this is border rule local guide.
Total: 6670 US$


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