Tours in Tajikistan: Tour 5

Tours in Tajikistan: Tour 5, Tours in Tajikistan

Tours in Tajikistan: Tour 5
6 days

Day 1: Oibek - Khujand
In Tajikistan, the driver will meet you on the border and transfer to Khujand city. It is the second largest city of Tajikistan. It is located on the Syr Darya River at the mouth of the Fergana Valley. The population of the city is 149,000. Also it was the capital of the northernmost province of Tajikistan, today Sughd. In the second part of day we will visit Cultural Palace of Khujand where the first president of Tajikistan was selected. Visit Central Mosque that is located in the middle of the city. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 2: Khujand - Istravshan - Khujand 
In the morning we will visit Istravshan ancient center of trade and craft in Central Asia. It is a museum city with its history found in the II-VI BC. In Persian literature the city was recognized as Kurukuda, In Sogdian ancient transcripts as Kurushkuda while modern academics 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. Learn more about colorful oriental bazaars, visit imposing fortresses, and appreciate special architecture of mosques and mausoleums. We will drive back to Khujand. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Khujand - Seven Lakes
In the morning we will travel to the Fannsky Gory (Fann Mountains). The road to the lakes goes over pass Shahriston (3 378 m). It is one of the most popular hiking areas. The tour will be continued to the Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes). It is about 60 km south of Panjakent. We will have a short hiking tour. There road goes lengthways a gorge where 7 lakes are located. You will see them on diverse altitudes and have unlike colors. Night is in a homestay.

Day 4: Seven Lakes - Penjakent
We will drive to Penjakent. The city of Penjakent ("five villages") is situated in Khujand area of Tajikistan in an attractive Zeravshan river valley originated in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent was one of the most significant cultural and crafts centers of Sogd. It was named "Central Asian Pompeii". It was a city with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses ornamented with abundant paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. The remains of this primeval city were found only in the last century. Travelers will see the remains of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshipers church. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 5: Penjakent - Dushanbe
We will travel to Dushanbe over Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. We will pass over a mountain passes and take many photos. The second half of the day is committed to a guided city tour where we can visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, House of parliament and Jomi theatre. The next destination is walking to the National park to see Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world. It is 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Later on we will visit Archeological museum and Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 6: Flight
Transfer to the airport.

02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10- pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex 

Price per person:
02 pax - 825 $
04 pax - 515 $
06 pax - 545 $
08 pax - 455 $
10 pax - 485 $
Single - 100 $

Half board - 75 $
Full board - 150 $ 

English speaking guide - 590 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Khujand - "Firuz" Hotel 4*
Marquzor - Homestay
Penjakent - "Umariyon" Hotel 3*
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour                                            

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide