Tour of the cities of the Silk Road from Dushanbe, 5 Days

Tour program:

Day 1: Dushanbe - Gissar – Dushanbe

Arrival in Dushanbe. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Sights of the capital and the largest city of Tajikistan. The excursion will begin with a visit to the National Museum, the exposition of which will acquaint you with the history and art of Tajikistan. It is here that the famous statue "Buddha in Nirvana" is kept - the most famous and valuable exhibit of the museum. Further you will go to the Botanical garden, where century-old trees grow, and then in the local market. Departure to the country (30 km) on the inspection of the Gissar fortress of the 18th century. Visiting two local madrassas and a mausoleum. Return to Dushanbe. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Dushanbe - Istaravshan – Khujand

In the morning transfer to Khujand (300 km, 5-6 hours) through the Anzoba tunnel. Lunch in the local teahouse. After lunch, passing through the tunnel of Shahristan with a stop in Istaravshan. Visit to the local market. Further study of the architectural complex Hazrati Shokh, consisting of the mausoleum of Hazrati Shokh, the mass graves of Kusam Ibn Abbas, the mausoleum of Khudoyar Valami and Namazgah mosque (XIX century). After you go to Mug-Tepp, one of the oldest settlements in Istaravshan. Arrival in Khujand. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Khujand

In the morning - tour of Khujand. Visit to the Archaeological Museum, Sheikh Muslikhiddin Mosque, the largest in Tajikistan on the market named "Payshanba", Arbob Palace (20th century), as well as the symbol of friendship of peoples - Kairakkum hydroelectric power station, "Tajik Sea". Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Khujand – Penjikent

After breakfast transfer to Penjikent (260 km, 5-6 hours), accommodation at the hotel. Meet the guide and start the tour of the local attractions. You visit the Museum of Rudaki - the famous poet who was born in Penjikent. Then you will go to ancient Penjikent, where you will see the ruined ruins of Sogdian city (5th century). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Penjikent - Iskanderkul – Dushanbe

Drive to Iskanderkul. Lake Iskanderkul was named after Alexander the Great, which was named in the east by Iskander. According to the well-known legend, Alexander the Great visited here the road from Central Asia to India. Arrival in Dushanbe. Hotel accommodation.

Day 6: Airport transfer.

Number of days: 5
Covered regions:
Dushanbe
Pamir
Wakhan valley
Fann mountains
North
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: 1. Visa 2. Insurance
Transport: SUV 4x4
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January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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