Tajikistan trip: Tour 7
Day 1: Dushanbe
Happy to see travelers on a tour in Tajikistan. Meet the driver at the airport and travel to Dushanbe. On arrival you will have a city tour and visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Then we will to National park, Ministry of Inner Affairs where you can admire the biggest National Flag in the world of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. The tour will be continued to Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. Then we will visit Asian bazaar and learn more about local life buying and selling goods. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe - Hissor - Dushanbe
The tour will start by travelling 35 km to visit Hisor fortress (VII-XVII centuries). This site has fortified areas and citadel and used to be the dwelling of the delegate of the Emir of Bukhara and was located on a high hill and was well defended with 1 m thick walls and loopholes for guns. There was a pool and a garden. Crossways from the fortress there was a busy market square with a caravan serai and shops. From the entrance gate with its two towers. Also, you will see "Madrasa I Kuhna" of the 16th-17th centuries, mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). We will visit Botanical garden and Victory Park with a panorama view on the city. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 3: Dushanbe - Khujand
Today we will travel to Khujand city. Khujand is the second largest city of Tajikistan situated on the Syr Darya River at the mouth of the Fergana Valley. The population of the city is 149,000. It is also the capital of the northernmost province of Tajikistan or Sughd. In the afternoon we will visit a Cultural Palace of Khujant where the first president of Tajikistan was elected. We will see Central Mosque as well. Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Khudjand - Istaravshan - Khudjand
In the morning we will travel 100 km to Istaravshan old city. Istravshan is a prehistoric center of trade and craft as well as one of the ancient cities in Central Asia. It is really a museum city with of the II-VI cc BC. In Persian literature the city was known as Kurukuda, In Sogdian primeval notes as Kurushkuda while modern scholars identify it with Cyruspol or Cyrus Eskhata originated in VI century BC by Cyrus the Great. The next destination is the Mugtepa, the fifteenth century Kuk Gumbaz Mosque and local bazaar. You will admire colorful oriental bazaars, visit grand fortresses, and enjoy special architecture of mosques and mausoleums. We will drive back to Khujand. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 5: Khujand - Penjakent
In the morning we will travel to Penjakent through pass Shahriston (3 378 m). The city of Penjakent ("five villages") is situated in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a gorgeous Zeravshan river valley. The city was found in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent was one of the most imperative cultural and crafts centers of Sogd and called "Central Asian Pompeii". It was a well-organized city with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, dwelling houses adorned with numerous paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods where the traces were found only in the last century. In addition, you can see dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshipers church. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Penjakent - Dushanbe
In the morning we will travel to Dushanbe through Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. The road will go over a mountain passes and capture vibrant photos. On arrival to Dushanbe. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Dushanbe - Airport
Transfer to airport.
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
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
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