Tajik wonder tour: Tour 7
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe – Hissor – Khujand – Istaravshan – Penjakent – Dushanbe
Day 1: Dushanbe
When you arrive at the airport, the guide and driver will meet you and accompany to Dushanbe. We will have a city tour and visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, House of parliament, National park, Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world of about 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Then we will visit Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments and Asian bazaar. In the end of day is transfer to a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe – Hissor – Dushanbe
Guests will drive 35 km to visit Hisor fortress (VII–XVII centuries). This ancient site has encouraged areas and citadel. The fortress used to be the house of the representative of the Emir of Bukhara and located on a high hill and was well defended with 1 m thick walls and loopholes for cannons with pool, garden as well as market square with a caravan serai and shops. In Hisar see the recently restored monuments of “Madrasa I Kuhna” of the 16th-17th centuries, mosque; the mausoleum of “Mahdumi Azam” of the 16th century. Return to Dushanbe. Then we will visit Botanical garden and Victory Park with a panorama view on the city. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Dushanbe – Khujand
In the morning we will travel to Khujand city. Khujand 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. It is the capital of the northernmost province of Tajikistan. Nowadays it is called Sughd. Then we will visit the Cultural Palace of Khujand. The first president of Tajikistan was indicated over there. Afterwards we will go to see Central Mosque situated in the middle of the city. Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Khujand – Istaravshan – Khujand
We will drive 100 km to Istaravshan old city. Istravshan is an ancient center of trade and craft as well as one of the ancient cities in Central Asia. It is a museum city with its history of the II-VI cc BC. In Persian notes the city was recognized as Kurukuda, In Sogdian ancient notes as Kurushkuda while modern scholars classify it with Cyruspol or Cyrus Eskhata initiated in VI century BC by Cyrus the Great. We will visit Mugtepa, the fifteenth century Kuk Gumbaz Mosque and local bazaar. You will immerse in the atmosphere of lively oriental bazaars, visit grand fortresses, and relish superior architecture of mosques and mausoleums. Then we will drive back to Khujand. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 5: Khujand – Penjakent
The next destination is visiting Penjakent. We will pass Shahriston (3 378 m). This amazing city is located in Khujand area of Tajikistan in an attractive Zeravshan river valley and found in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent in past times was one of the most important cultural and crafts centers of Sogd, called "Central Asian Pompeii". It had a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, dwelling houses ornamented with numerous paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. The carcasses of this ancient city were found only in the last century. Nowadays everyone can see the remnants of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshipers church. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 6: Penjakent – Dushanbe
The last day of a tour will start by driving to Dushanbe via Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. The road will go over a mountain passes with a lot of opportunities of photo stops. We will reach to Dushanbe. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 7: Dushanbe – Airport
In the morning is 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
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