The Name of tour: “Central Asian Pompeii” tour
Duration: 6 days
Visiting landmarks: Dushanbe, Iskanderkul Lake, Penjakent, Khujand
Day 1: Dushanbe
This day you will meet the driver at the airport and escort you to Dushanbe. You will have a fascinating city tour today and explore the amazing sites. In course of the tour you will discover amazing sites as Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. After that you will transfer to National park where you will admire the views and make photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs. Further you will explore the biggest National Flag in the world – 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Don’t miss a chance to visit Central Museum. In addition you will explore Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments that was named after talented artist Gurminj. After that you will explore the colorful life of the city and buy souvenirs, dry fruits and take photos in Asian bazar. This day you will discover the entire popular tourist’s attraction and immerse into the ancient history of Tajikistan. This night you spend in the hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe – Iskanderkul Lake
Today you will have a chance to explore the fabulous Mountain lake – Iskanderkul (2 255 m. a. s. l.). You are going to explore that lake was named after the commander Alexander the great and is situated right in the heart of the Fann Mountains. During the tour you will have a chance to see an excellent area for hiking and trekking. After arrival you will be amazed by the fantastic charm of the water surface, explore the fascinating nature and relax. Don’t miss chance to walk along it beaches. You will capture the fantastic beauty of the nature. This day you will also also have a chance to discover the fabulous 38 meters waterfall “Fann Niagara”. And it will take about 40 minutes. Tajikistan ranks second in terms of water resources among the CIS countries and first among the Central Asian countries. The country has more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. You will rest the night in the homestay.
Day 3: Iskanderkul – Penjakent
This day you will travel to Penjakent. The company's customers on the tour will be able to explore that ancient Penjikent was a very interesting and prosperous city in the past. It was a Sogdian city in pre-Islamic Central Asia. The city has a name from Persian as "Five villages". The city itself is located in a picturesque area of Sughd region, in the valley of the Zarafshan River, at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level. In the past, the city was formed about 5500 years ago. And as you know, the city began to exist around 5-8 centuries. Because the city wasis unique and a center of culture and craft, it was called "Central Asian Pompeii". In ancient times here were a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses decorated with numerous paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. During the tour you will explore that here was in the last century was found the ruins of this ancient city. Guests can admire today the remains of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshipers church. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 4: Penjikent – Khujand
After breakfast you will travel to Khujand city. In course of the tour you will discover Istaravshan and its mosque. Khujand is located on the Syr Darya River in the mouth of the beautiful Ferghana valley. This is the second largest city in Tajikistan. Khujandis the capital of Sughd, northern region of Tajikistan. The population of the city is 149,000. During the tour you will discover the gorgeous Cultural Palace of Khujand. Before here was the first president of Tajikistan. After that you will explore the Central Mosque. You will find it in the middle of the city. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Khujand – Dushanbe
In the morning you will travel to the capital Dushanbe. This day you will travel along Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. Along the way you will be amazed by the fabulous views of the mountains and gorges. In course of the tour you will also have a chance to discover the territory and take photos. After that you will arrive to Dushanbe. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Dushanbe – Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport.
Price per person:
02 pax – 935 $
04 pax – 560 $
06 pax – 590 $
08 pax – 490 $
10 pax – 520 $
Single – 110 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $
Half board – 80 $
Full board – 160 $
English speaking guide – 520 $ per person
02-04 pax – Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax – 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax – 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Dushanbe – “Meridians” Hotel 3*
Iskandarkul – Home stays
Penjakent – “Umariyon” Hotel 3*
Khujand – “Firuz” Hotel 4*
- 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