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The Name of tour: Charming terrains of Tajikistan
Duration: 7 days
Visiting landmarks: Dushanbe, Khujand, Penjakent
Day 1: Dushanbe
Today you will meet the driver at the airport and then you will accompany to the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe. This day is dedicated to a highlight tour where you will have a chance to discover the interesting sites and immerse in the history. During the tour you will discover the best attractions as Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. After that you will continue the tour with discovering National park where you will have a chance to hoop photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs. Then you will explore the biggest National Flag in the world with parameters such as 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. After that you will discover Central Museum. This day you will discover the interesting Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments where you will admire the national instruments of Tajikistan. Further you will explore the national atmosphere exploring Asian bazar. After that you will discover goods, and fresh fruits and vegetables. After that you will observe a lot of colorful, interesting and remarkable sites of Tajikistan. During the tour you will also explore the facts about local residents. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe – Hissor – Dushanbe
In the morning you will travel to the ancient site of Tajikistan, Hissor fortress (VII–XVII centuries). You will travel about 35 km. In the past, the fortress was the Palace of the Bek Emir of Bukhara, the gate of the 16th century has been preserved, even in our time, it looks quite impressive and monumental. The fortress is located on a high hill and the walls are about 1 meter thick. There were loopholes for guns and cannons. You will know that previously there was a pool and a garden and across from the fortress there was a busy market square with a caravan serai and shops. Along the way you will have a chance to discover the incredible attractions as the recently renovated monuments of “Madrasa I Kuhna” (new school of 16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of “Mahdumi Azam” (16th century). After that you will travel to Dushanbe. After arrival to Dushanbe you will have a chance to discover Botanical garden and Victory Park where you will have great chance to observe a panorama view on the city. This night you will spend in the hotel.
Day 3: Dushanbe – Khujand
After breakfast you will direct to Khujand city. During the tour, you will be able to explore the beautiful scenery, charming valleys on the banks of the Syr Darya River, which is surrounded by mountains. It is the second largest city in Tajikistan. In the tour you will be able to explore that the city has beautiful sights, fresh air, clean nature. During the tour, you will learn that this is the capital of the Northern Sughd region of Tajikistan, where the population is about 149,000 people. During the tour, you will also be able to explore the Khujand Palace of Culture. During the trip, you will learn that the president was elected here for the first time. After that, you will go to the Central Mosque, which is located in the center of the city. Today you will rest in the hotel.
Day 4: Khudjand – Istaravshan – Khujand
This day you will have a wonderful trip about 100 km to Istaravshan old city. Istaravshan is the oldest city in Tajikistan with an area of 700 square meters.km with a population of about 57 thousand people, located in the Sughd region in the north of the country at the foot of the Turkestan ridge. Initially, in the IV century BC, the ancient city of Kyropol (Kurushkad) was founded on the lands of present-day Istaravshan, the founder of which was Cyrus-Kurush from the Achaemenid dynasty. When Alexander the Great conquered the lands of Central Asia, he was faced with a powerful defense of the fortress city. However, by deception, the general took possession of the city and destroyed it. Today you will discover Mugtepa, the fifteenth century Kuk Gumbaz Mosque and local bazaar. You can enjoy the Oriental atmosphere, visit the colorful Bazaar, see the powerful fortresses and enjoy your time. This day you will also have a chance to observe to admire special architecture of mosques and mausoleums. This day you will travel to Khujand. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 5: Khujand – Penjakent
In the morning you will travel to Penjakent. This day you will transfer through pass Shahriston (3 378 m). In our tour you will be able to explore that Penjikent is located in a beautiful area of Sughd region in the valley of the Zeravshan river at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level. During the tour, you will explore that it is a historical and important cultural center of Tajikistan and also became known as "Central Asian Pompeii". In the 5th-8th century, it was formed and is translated as "five villages". The history of the city itself is 5500 years old. Here were situated a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses decorated with numerous paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. It important to note that the remains of this ancient city were found only in the last century. Today you will have an opportunity to discover remains of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshipers church. This night you will spend in the hotel.
Day 6: Penjakent – Dushanbe
Today you will transfer to Dushanbe via fabulous Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. This day you will have a chance to explore the fantastic mountain passes. Don’t miss chance to take fascinating photos. Arrival to Dushanbe. This night you will spend in the hotel.
Day 7: Dushanbe – Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 075 $
04 pax – 655 $
06 pax – 700 $
08 pax – 580 $
10 pax – 625 $
Single – 150 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $
Half board – 95 $
Full board – 185 $
English speaking guide – 600 $ per group
02-04 pax – Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax – 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax – 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Dushanbe – “Meridians” Hotel 3*
Khujand – “Firuz” Hotel 4*
Penjakent – “Umariyon” Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- GBAO permit
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide