5 - day tour over Dushanbe , Hissar

DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:

DURATION:5days/4nights

Day 1

Thursday April 16th

AM

The tour group meets at 13.30 in the hotel reception for an orientation & introduction meeting.
PM

Afternoon drive to Hissar Fortress. This large and impressive site is said to date back to the days of Cyrus the Great (around 600BC) and to have been captured 21 times by invading forces – making one question how effective a fortress it is!. Much of this area has been restored over the years and there is a lovely museum offering a nice introduction to the country and history- a great chance to learn about the country's history and catch up with local people who also visit the site.
Upon our return to Dushanbe we will stop by a local school to photograph an interesting statue of Lenin, a soviet remnant, and learn a bit about the educational system too
Meals: Lunch, dinner
Overnight: Hotel Vatan – newly built and with an excellent location. This comfortable hotel has beautiful rooms located on a designated floor with free laundry facilities, kitchen area, and reading room. Breakfast provided buffet style in the main restaurant area.

Friday, April 17th

Day 2

AM

We begin with a half-day walking tour of the sleepy capital of Dushanbe, including Victory Park, Rudaki Street, Central Park, Monument of Ismaili Somoni. We will also follow the route of the Dushanbe Marathon. Along this route, we will learn about the development of the city over the years. From its ancient origins to the Soviet-era (when it was called Frunze), to modern-day Dushanbe
PM

This afternoon is free for further exploration or for training for tomorrow’s big event, we have secured the use of Dushanbe’s premier gym should you wish to work out and get ready for the adventure ahead!
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight: Hotel Vatan, Dushanbe

Saturday, April 18th

Day 3

AM

Today is our main event! We make an early start for this unique opportunity; The Dushanbe International Half Marathon! Running with local athletes and amateurs, winding through the city, a life-changing experience – medals and prizes for finishers and winners!
PM

After the morning’s exertions, you deserve some rest! Therefore the afternoon will be free for relaxation or for further exploration with your tour leader visiting the nearby local market for some local flavours and experiences.
We also expect celebrations in some local parks to mark the City Day Holiday. So we will find them and join in, the most welcoming people in the world will definitely show you a good time on this occasion – be ready for some socializing and great photo opportunities too! Be prepared for Dancing and horse racing. 
Tonight we have a special invite to the City day celebrations to enjoy a show, dress smartly as there will be important guests.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Overnight: Hotel Vatan, Dushanbe

Sunday, April 19th

Day 4

AM

The tour continues as we depart Dushanbe and follow the Varzob river into the mountains, driving up through the Varzob Gorge where we will stop on the way for photos of this scenic area. Our goal for this morning is the small village of Takob. Upon arrival, we will hike for 30 minutes through this hamlet where we will be rewarded by a visit to a local family whose home has amazing views of the surrounding area
PM

We will have lunch given to us in the local Tajik way; sitting on the floor. You will lose count of the number of courses!
We continue our drive through the mountains until we reach our destination;  the Khoja Obi Garm Spa, a vast sanatorium built into the side of a mountain above natural hot springs – like a James Bond villain’s lair meets the hotel from The Shining! A true relic of the USSR days.
A full range of ‘treatments’ can be enjoyed here, from radon baths to massages, leeches to swimming, or simply explore and relax. This is one of those great Soviet-era buildings that are hard to find these days, you will love this experience!
After dinner, you will be taken back to Dushanbe ready for your final night.
Overnight: Hotel Vatan, Dushanbe

Monday April 20th

Day 5

End of tour. All group members will be taken to the airport for their individual flights as we bid each other a fond goodbye after this eventful epic journey!

Extensions are possible – please  tell me if you wanna do it!

The date of tour determined depending on some events and you are free to choose the date of the tour!

TOTAL PRICE FOR PER PERSON : 1112$

NOTE: THE COST WILL BE LEES IF YOU PREFER TO STAY IN HOTELS IN AVARAGE QUALITY SERVICES. I WROTE THE COST INCLUDING HIGH RATE HOTEL.


What is / is not included?
INCLUDED:
Airport pick up and drop off to and from Vatan, Dushanbe.
Hotel accommodation
A Koryo Tours leader, Tajiki tour guides and a driver per group
Marathon Entry Fee
Warm up in Dushanbe's no 1 Gym pre-marathon
All transportation in the country
All entry fees for attractions and sights
Meals where listed
NOT INCLUDED:
Flights to Tajikistan
Single room supplement (unless otherwise specified, US $50 per night)
Spending money for drinks and souvenirs
Tajikistan visa (visa fees vary at different embassies)
Tip for the guides, drivers, porters and local crew ( US $ 70 for the tour).
We occasionally have the opportunity to visit a performance - this is to be paid on the spot

Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: Visa, international flight;  Photo and video charges;  All personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service, medical expenses/insurance, etc.)  Fees for extra service (folklore performance, meetings);  Tips to the guides, Single accommodation and alcoholic beverages
What to bring: if you need any requisite thing for your own usage or other
Transport: Minivan
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.