Tour title: Towards adventures in Tajikistan
Places to visit: Dushanbe, Iskanderkul Lake, Penjakent, Khujand
Day 1: Dushanbe
Today you will be picked up by your driver in the airport and then transfer to Dushanbe. This day you will fascinate the interesting sights of the city. You will visit during the tour Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Then you will adore National park where you can make photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world - 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. In the second part of the day you will explore Central Museum and Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. To see the real life of the city, you should visit the Asian Bazaar, which sells useful goods. You will be able to enjoy interesting purchases for memory here. Today you will enjoy beautiful views of the capital and see many valuable sights related to the history of the country. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul Lake
The tour route will lead you today to high Mountain lake - Iskanderkul (2 255 m. a. s. l.). The beautiful lake is located in the heart of the fan mountains, which belong to the high mountains of the Pamir - Alay. Here you will enjoy amazing scenery. This territory is considered one of the most beautiful in Tajikistan. Upon arrival you the lake you will fascinate the beaches and walk along it beaches. This is an amazing place to have a rest. Also we will hike 40 minutes to see a waterfall. In Tajikistan, such water resources include: it has the highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. Night is in a homestay.
Day 3: Iskanderkul - Penjakent
After breakfast the tour route will take you to Penjakent. Since ancient times, Penjakent was the most important cultural and craft center of Sogdiana, the era of Zoroastrianism. There is an opinion that it was even called "Central Asian Pompeii". The ancient settlement, as well as the modern city, is called Penjakent, which means "five villages" in Tajik, which once may have given birth to a glorious city, which according to scientists is no less than 5500 years old. There was located a superbly fortified well-organized city with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses decorated with numerous paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. These days the tourists can see the remains of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshipers church. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 4: Penjikent - Khujand
This day you will transfer to fascinating Khujand city. In course of the tour you will discover Istaravshan and its mosque. Khujand is an ancient city located in the Northern part of Tajikistan. Its history spans more than 2.5 thousand years. This land was trodden by Alexander the great, who named the city after Alexandria Eshata. The population of the city is about 149,000 people. This day you will explore a Cultural Palace of Khujand. At this place the first president of Tajikistan was elected. In the tour you will also visit Central Mosque that is situated in the middle of the city. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 5: Khujand - Dushanbe
After breakfast you will transfer to capital of Tajikistan Dushanbe. This day you will drive over fabulous Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. You will have a chance to fascinate the the amazing landscapes of Tajik mountains during our short stops. 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