Discover Tajikistan Tour 7

Discover Tajikistan: Tour 7, Tajikistan tours 

Discover Tajikistan: Tour 7
Destination: Tajikistan 
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Hissor - Khudjand - Istaravshan - Penjakent - Dushanbe


Day 1: Dushanbe
We are glad to see you in Tajikistan. On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to Dushanbe. You will have a city tour and visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Then walk to the National park where we can see Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world - 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. This tour will be continued visiting Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments as well Asian bazaar full of oriental goods. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 2: Dushanbe - Hissor - Dushanbe
We will travel 35 km to visit Hissor fortress (VII-XVII centuries) used to be the residence of the delegate of the Emir of Bukhara and situated on a high hill with 1 m thick walls and loopholes for guns and cannons. You can see a pool and a garden and crossways from the fortress there was a busy market square with a caravan serai and shops. In Hisar include we can see the recently restored monuments of "Madrasa I Kuhna" (16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). Afterwards we will visit Botanical garden and Victory Park with a panorama view on the city. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Dushanbe - Khujand
This tour will start by travelling to Khujand city. Khujand is the second largest city of Tajikistan and located on the Syr Darya River at the mouth of the Fergana Valley. The population of the city is 149,000. It was the capital of the northernmost province of Tajikistan, now called Sughd. In the second part of day it was a Cultural Palace of Khujand where the first president of Tajikistan was chosen. In addition, you will visit Central Mosque situated in the middle of the city. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 4: Khudjand - Istaravshan - Khudjand
On this tour we will drive 100 km to Istaravshan old city. Istravshan is a prehistoric center of trade and one of the ancient cities in Central Asia. It is called a museum city with its history dating back to II-VI cc BC. In Persian literature the city was known as Kurukuda, In Sogdian ancient notes as Kurushkuda while contemporary scholars classify it with Cyruspol or Cyrus Eskhata founded in VI century BC by Cyrus the Great. We will visit Mugtepa, the fifteenth century Kuk Gumbaz Mosque and local bazaar. After sightseeing in Istaravshan we drive return to Khujand. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 5: Khujand - Penjakent
We will drive to Penjakent through pass Shahriston (3 378 m). The city of Penjakent or so called "five villages", located in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a charming Zeravshan river valley found in the 5th-8th centuries AD. This city was one of the most important cultural and crafts centers of Sogd and called "Central Asian Pompeii". It was a city with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses adorned with numerous paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods but traces were found only in the last century. Nowadays travelers will 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. We will pass over a mountain passes and capture many photos. Arrival to Dushanbe. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Dushanbe - Airport
Have a safe flight! 


Transport:
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


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
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:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- GBAO permit
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide