Travel in Tajikistan: Tour 2

Travel in Tajikistan: Tour 2
Destination:
Tajikistan
Duration: 5 days
Places to visit: Dushanbe - Seven lakes - Penjakent - Dushanbe


Day 1: Dushanbe
Meet the driver in the airport and travel to Dushanbe. Upon arrival you will have a city tour and visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Then we will drive 35 km to visit Hisor fortress (VII-XVII centuries). In past times it was the residence of the representative of the Emir of Bukhara and placed on a high hill. There is a wall of 1 m thick and loopholes for guns. Here you will see a pool and a garden as well as busy market square with a caravan serai and shops. Admire the beauty of "Madrasa I Kuhna" (16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). Afterwards visit Botanical garden and Victory Park. Transfer to a hotel for rest.

Day 2: Dushanbe - Seven lakes
Today you will travel to the Fannsky Gory (Fann Mountains). We will drive over Anzob pass of 3 372 m with outstanding panorama views. Then we will drive to the Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes). It is about 60 km south of Panjakent. Being there you can have short hiking and drive among 7 lakes. They are located on dissimilar altitudes and have diverse colors. Here you can meet locals. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Seven lakes - Penjakent
We will have a tour and travel to Penjakent through pass Shahriston of 3 378 m in the morning. The city of Penjakent ("five villages") is situated in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a gorgeous Zeravshan river valley. The five villages underway the history of this noteworthy city which is found in the 5th -8th centuries AD. In past times, Penjakent was one of the most significant cultural and crafts centers of Sogd - "Central Asian Pompeii". Astonishing city with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses ornamented with numerous paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods and others. You can see the remnants of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshipers' church. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 4: Penjakent - Dushanbe
In the morning we will travel to Dushanbe. This city is located at the confluence of two rivers - Varzob and Kofarnihon. Dushanbe is the capital of Tajikistan where its traces were found in the 5th century BC. Actually Dushanbe was more than a small village until the early 20th century. There was a big bazaar working on Mondays and called Dushanbe-Bazaar (means Monday or the second day after Saturday. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 5: Flight
Morning transfer to airport.


Price per person:
02 pax - 790 $
04 pax - 470 $
06 pax - 475 $
08 pax - 395 $
10 pax - 410 $
Single - 85 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $

Half board - 65 $
Full board - 130 $

English speaking guide - 445 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
7 Lakes - Homestay
Penjikent - "Umariyon" Hotel 3
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide