Name of tour: “Central Asian Pompeii” tour
Length: 6 days and 5 nights
Overnight stays: Dushanbe, Iskanderkul Lake, Penjakent, Khujand
Day 1: Dushanbe
You will meet the driver at the airport and escort you to Dushanbe. Today you will have a city tour in this wonderful capital. You are going to experience such amazing sites as Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Then you will continue your tour with visiting National park where you will admire the views and make photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs. Then you will observe the biggest National Flag in the world – 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. The tour will offer you to visit Central Museum. After that you will discover Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments that was named after talented artist Gurminj. This day you will also see the colorful life of the city and buy souvenirs, dry fruits and take photos in Asian bazar. Today you will observe the entire popular tourist’s attraction and discover the ancient history of Tajikistan. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe – Iskanderkul Lake
This day you will departure to the fascinating Mountain lake – Iskanderkul (2 255 m. a. s. l.). This beautiful lake was named after the commander Alexander the great and is located right in the center of the Fann Mountains. These mountains are distinguished by their beauty and are an excellent area for hiking and trekking. Upon arrival to the lake you will be amazed by the charm of the water surface, explore the fascinating nature and relax. Don’t miss chance to walk along it beaches. Here you will get wonderful photos. You will be offered to explore the fabulous 38 meters waterfall “Fann Niagara”. And it will take about 40 minutes. Tajikistan ranks second in terms of water resources among the CIS countries and first among the Central Asian countries. The country has more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. This night will be in the homestay.
Day 3: Iskanderkul – Penjakent
This day you will travel to Penjakent. Ancient Penjikent was a small but flourishing town of the soghdians in pre-Islamic Central Asia. From Persian, it translates as "Five villages". It is located in a picturesque area of Sughd region, in the valley of the Zarafshan river, at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level. The city was formed about 5500 years ago. It is possible that the five villages began their existence in the 5th-8th century. Due to the fact that the city was a center of crafts and culture of Sogdiana, he was nicknamed as "Central Asian Pompeii". In ancient times here were a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses decorated with numerous paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. It was well-organized city. You will learn that the last century was found the ruins of this ancient city. Visitors can admire today 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
In the morning you will transfer to Khujand city. During the tour you will explore Istaravshan and its mosque. Khujand is located on the Syr Darya River in the mouth of the beautiful Ferghana valley. This is the second largest city in Tajikistan. This city is the capital of Sughd, northern region of Tajikistan. The population of the city is 149,000. In course of the tour you will explore the outstanding Cultural Palace of Khujand. Previously here was elected the first president of Tajikistan. Then you will discover the Central Mosque. You will find it in the middle of the city. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 5: Khujand – Dushanbe
After breakfast you will transfer to the capital Dushanbe. You will transfer along Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. You will be inspired by the fascinating views of the mountains and gorges. During the tour you will have a chance to have photo stops. Then you will arrive to Dushanbe. This night will be spent 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