City tour

Tour to the cities of Ancient Traditions

During the five-day tour to the Tajik ancient and modern attractions, you will find yourselves in the atmosphere of colorful oriental bazaars, visit majestic fortresses, and enjoy special architecture of mosques and mausoleums.

Places to visit: Dushanbe, Istaravshan and Khujand
Best time: Spring, summer and autumn
Duration: 5 Days

Brief tour description

During the five-day tour to the Tajik ancient and modern attractions, you will find yourselves in the atmosphere of colorful and bustling oriental bazaars (including Payshanba bazaar- the largest market in the whole Tajikistan), visit the ancient palaces and majestic fortresses, and enjoy special architecture of mosques and mausoleums - skillful creation of architects of the past centuries. The tour will be also best remembered for the visit Istaravshan (past Ura tube) - one of the Central Asian oldest cities, sprang up more than 2500 years ago.

Tour Program:

Day 1: Arival to Dushanbe
Start sightseeing in the capital of Tajikistan. Visit Botanical garden- very beautiful garden with many old trees is the favorite place of Tajik people, Tajikistan United Museum (closed on Mondays) that includes the exhibits on history, natural history and art (Buddha in Nirvana is one of the valuable exhibits of the museum), Samani Monument, the Building of a national spirit, Stroll Rudaki Prospect and the Main Mosque of Dushanbe. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Dushanbe
Visiting Hissar district to see the Hissor Fortress. Hissar Fortress (18th c) is located 30 km west of Dushanbe. Beside the fortress there are two Madrasahs (18th and 19th c) and one mausoleum of 16th century. Coming back to Dushanbe, Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Dushanbe Istaravshan - Khujand
In the morning depart Dushanbe and drive to Khujand (250 km, 5 - 6 h.). Drive through Anzob tunnel. Lunch at local Chaihana. In the afternoon drive through Shakhristan tunnel with stop in Istaravshan. Visit a local bazaar; Hazrat Shah architectural complex, which consists of Hazrat Shah Mausoleum, the grave of brother of Kusam ibn Abbas, Khudayar Valami Mausoleum, and Namazgah Mosque dating back to 19 C. Continue to Mug Teppe, one of the ancient settlements located in Ura -Tube. The city is believed to be founded by King Cyrus in the North-East boundary of his empire. Arrival in Khujand. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 1.5 - 2 hours

Day 4: Khujand
In the morning sightseeing Khujand. Visit the Museum of Archeology and Fortification, Shaikh Muslihiddin Mosque, and the Payshanba Bazaar, the biggest bazaar in Tajikistan, Arbob Palace named after S. Urunhodlaev (20th c), Tajik Sea Kayraccum HPS (Hydro Power Station) - the symbol of Peoples Friendship, built in 1968. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6 hours

Day 5: Khujand Oybek (Tajik-Uzbek Boarder) Tashkent
After the breakfast transfer to Tashkent (80 km, 1 h 30 min), through Oybek cross border point. End of the tour.

Dushanbe City Tour

Duration: 1 Day

Take a city - tour to Dushanbe to discover this city the name of which means Monday. You will visit main sights of the city and its surroundings: National Museum, Hissar fortress, Museum of Musical Instruments of Gurminj and monument of Ismail Samani.

Places to visit: National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan, Hissar fortress, Madrasah Kukhna, Gurminj Musical Instruments Museum, Statue of Ismail Somoni and Rudaki Park. 
Best time: Spring, summer and autumn.

Khujand City Tour

Duration: 1 Day

The excursion in Khujand will consist of visiting bright and colorful oriental bazaar "Payshanba", the biggest one in Tajikistan. You will be charmed by their quiet streets, variety of delicious fruits and hospitality of local people.            

Places to visit: Museum of Archeology and Fortification, Shaikh Muslihiddin Mosque, Payshanba Bazaar and Hydro Power Station
Best time: Spring, summer and autumn.

City Tour with visiting the 7 lakes in Penjikent - 1

Places to visit: Dushanbe, Penjikent, 7 lakes, Khujand and Istaravshan
Best time: Spring, summer and autumn
Duration: 7 Days

Tour description
Explore Tajikistan through amazing sceneries of the capital, mountains, lakes and mosques. This country is prominent of its spiritual places and nature, where most mosques are built. In 7 days, you will be able to see spectacular places of Dushanbe, visit 7 lakes and Archeological excavations. Get to know the full program to see the sights we offer.

Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival In Dushanbe
Arrival In Dushanbe in the morning to Dushanbe airport. Early meeting in airport and transfer to hotel, accommodation in 12:00. Lunch and after start of program. City tour in Dushanbe, visit Tajik national Museum of history and Hissar fortress (45 km) with complex of museum and medresse, turn back to hotel, dinner in national restaurant Rokhat and rest.
Meals - B L D, Accomodation Hotel

Day 2: Dushanbe - Penjikent
After breakfast drive to the Penjikent via mountain gorge Varzob and through Anzob pass via tunnel. Lunch on the way. To Penjikent arrival in the evening, accommodation in guest house Elina, dinner and rest.
Meals - B L D, Accomodation - Guest House

Day 3: Penjikent 7 lakes - Penjikent
After breakfast have short city tour around: Republican historical-ethnographic museum of Abuabdullo Rudaki. History museum of town. And drive to 7 lakes. Lunch on the road. Visit a lakes, till the lake6 and walking around few hours. Drive back to Penjikent, dinner and rest.
Meals -B L D, Accomodation - Guest House

Day 4: Penjikent Khujand
After breakfast visit Orient Bazar in Penjikent and Archeological excavations of ancient Penjikent of V-VIII cc and after drive to Khujand through mountain road Zerafshan gorge, lunch on the way and also crossing Shakhristan and tunnel. Arrive in Khujand, accommodation in hotel. Dinner and rest.
Meals - B L D, Accomodation - Hotel

Day 5: Khujand - Istaravshan
After breakfast sity tour around Khujand, visit Panjshanbe bazaar, mosque, medresse and fortress museum Timurmalik XI-XII cc. near of the bank of the Syr-Darya river. Lunch after excursion. Drive to Istaravshan city, accommodation, dinner and rest.
Meals - B L D, Accomodation - Hotel

Day 6: Istaravshan - Dushanbe
After breakfast we have city tour in Istaravshan and visit Mug-Tepa fortress and Medresse Kuk Gumbaz. After excursion drive to Dushanbe.
Meals - B L D, Accomodation - Hotel

Day 7: Dushanbe - airport
Transfer to the airport, flight to home.
Meals -B _ _.

City Tour with visiting the 7 lakes in Penjikent - 2
Places to visit: Dushanbe, Kurgantube, Panjikent and 7 lakes.
Best time: Spring, summer and autumn
Duration: 7 Days

Tour description
This is a fascinating tour for history lovers!  Tajikistan holds 3 ancient sites that travelers can visit easily today: Takhti Sangin (3rd century BC), Hissar Fortress (medieval ages), and ancient Pendjikent (5000 BC and UNESCO heritage site).  As a bonus, also visit 7 Lakes to enjoy a serene afternoon in nature, take a tour of Dushanbe, and stay at a local guest house where you will experience the hospitality of the Tajik people.

Tour Program
Day 1: Dushanbe
Arrive at the Dushanbe airport in the morning where your driver will meet up with you and then drive you to a hotel.
After lunch, visit the Tajik National Museum of History and Hissar Fortress (45 km) along with a museum and madrassah. Return to the hotel then go out for dinner at a national restaurant, Rokhat.
Meals - B L D, Accomodation - Hotel

Day 2: Dushanbe - Kurgantube
After breakfast drive to Dusty Square and visit the monument of I.Somony then drive to Kurgan Tube. Stop for lunch in Kurgan Tube then drive to Ajinateppa. Eat dinner and relax at the hotel.
Meals - B L D, Accomodation - Hotel

Day 3: Kurgan Tube - Tahti Sangin - Kurgantube
Early in the morning after breakfast, drive to Shartuz and then to Tahti Sangin. Stop for lunch in Shartuz then return to Kurgantube. Dinner.
Meals - B L D, Accomodation - Hotel

Day 4: Kurgan Tube - Penjikent
After breakfast drive to Penjikent via Varzob mountain gorge and through Anzob Pass via tunnel. Eat lunch en route. Arrive in Penjikent in the evening and eat dinner. Accommodation at Elina Guest House.
Meals - B L D, Accomodation - Hotel

Day 5: Penjikent - 7 Lakes - Penjikent
After breakfast take a tour of the Republican Historical-Ethnographic Museum of Abuabdullo Rudaki. Afterward, continue on to 7 Lakes. Eat lunch en route. Enjoy wandering around the lakes for a few hours and soaking up the beautiful scenery. Drive back to Penjikent and eat dinner.
Meals - B L D, Accomodation - Hotel

Day 6: Penjikent - Dushanbe
Drive to Dushanbe, breaking for lunch on the way. Accommodation at a hotel. Enjoy your final dinner in Tajikistan.
Meals - B L D, Accomodation - Hotel

Day 7: Dushanbe - Airport
Transfer to the airport in the morning and fly home. Meals - B _ _.