If you haven’t been to Tajikistan before and are looking for the perfect introduction, look no further than the In-Depth tour of Tajikistan. On this tour you will be treated to a variety of attractions, including museums, ancient settlements and buildings, fabulous local shopping opportunities, mosques and mausoleums. Aside from this, the excursion on the fifth day to one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty in the country, featuring seven exquisite lakes, makes it a perfectly rounded trip with a great variety of experiences waiting for you. Read on to discover other highlights of the trip.
You will be met by your guide at the airport who will transfer you with your group to the hotel, where you can have a rest before breakfast.
Your full day of sightseeing includes visits to:
Return to the hotel and overnight in Dushanbe.
After breakfast, you will drive to Khodjent (170 miles, 5-6 hours)
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. During the day, you will visit the following places:
On arrival in Khodjent, your sightseeing of the city will include:
Dinner at local restaurant before heading to your hotel. Overnight in Khodjent.
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by sightseeing in Khodjent, including visits to the following tourist locations:
After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll continue the tour with a visit to the Kairakkum water reservoir. Dinner will be taken at a local restaurant.
Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Khodjent.
Breakfast will be served at the hotel, after which you will drive to Penjikent via Istaravshan (160 miles 5-6 hours). Your sightseeing on the fourth day includes visits to:
Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Penjikent.
After breakfast you will drive to the Seven Lakes and Sarazm ruins (50 miles + 50 miles, round trip). Sarazm one of the earliest ancient settlements in Central Asia, with around 5500 years of civilization. In 2010, Sarazm was added to the list of Human heritage sites by UNESCO. Haft Kul is the name given to seven lakes of different colors in mountains of Tajikistan, which make up 120 miles of watery beauty. Ranging in colour from azure to turquoise, they are of outstanding natural beauty.
The lakes are called: Mijgon, Soya, Hushyor , Nophin lakes (7,000 feet above sea level), Khurdak, Marguzor, Hazorchashma lakes (7,800 feet above sea level) Enjoy a picnic at the lakeside before your drive back to Penjikent. Overnight in Penjikent.
Following breakfast, you will drive to Sary Tag village via the Iskanderkul Lake (150 miles – app. 6-7 hours drive). Iskanderkul is known as a lake of Alexander the Great, due to the Persian pronunciation of Alexander. The area of the lake is 115 square miles, and is said to be one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the former Soviet Union. This place has a connection with him, as Alexander and his army had a rest on the shore after each campaign they fought. Arrival and accommodation at a local house. Dinner and overnight at the Cottage.
Breakfast followed by the drive to Dushanbe (100 miles, 3-4 hours).
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Dushanbe.
Departure to the airport at 5:10am.
Included in the package:
We’d rather take a loss than let you down. We guarantee that any tour you booked will happen even if the group is not full. If that occurs, we might adjust certain technical details like driving you around in a mini-bus or sedan instead of a coach, or letting you join one of our partners’ scheduled departures, but we’ll still take you to places we promised.