Tajikistan Tour 47 Days | Dushanbe, Iskanderkul, Saritag, Penjikent

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A seven-day trip will open up Tajikistan, the country of high mountains and ancient customs. There interesting sights and charming nature are waiting for you. You will enjoy a picnic at the picturesque lake and the monuments included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Dushanbe
 
Arrive in Dushanbe. You will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel at noon. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe
 
In the morning start city tour in the capital and the biggest city of Tajikistan. Visit Tajikistan National Museum of Antiquities, where the famous statue of Buddha in Nirvana is preserved. Continue to the Botanical garden, favorite leisure venue of locals. The next spot is a local bazaar, where you will feel real Tajik spirit and see eastern art of trading. Head to discover the remains of Hissar Fortress of the 18th century (30 km). Visit local madrassah and a mausoleum. Return to Dushanbe. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Dushanbe – Iskanderkul – Saritag
 
Drive to Saritag via Iskanderkul (170 km, 3-4 h.). According to the legend, the Lake Iskanderkul was named after Alexander the Great, known as Iskander in the East. People say that Alexander the Great’s path to Central Asia from India laid through this lake. Arrival and accommodation at the guest house. Overnight at the guest house.
Day 4: Saritag – Iskanderkul – Penjikent
 
In the morning short walking around the village and beautiful mountains. After lunch drive to Penjikent (240 km, 6-7 h.) known as the Pompeii of Central Asia. Overnight at the guest house.
Day 5: Penjikent – Seven Lakes – Penjikent
 
Drive to Seven Lakes (80 km) through the settlement of Sarazm, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Seven lakes of Marguzor are located in the west of Fan Mountains; each of them has its own colour which varies from calming turquoise to mesmerizing purple. At the last lake of Khoazorchashma you will enjoy a picnic. Drive back to Penjikent (80 km). Overnight at the guest house.
Day 6: Penjikent – Dushanbe
 
In the morning visit Sarazm excavation included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the afternoon drive to Dushanbe (235 km, 3-4 h.). Arrival in Dushanbe. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Dushanbe – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Dushanbe Airport. Departure. End of the tour.

Accommodation:

City Comfort Number of nights
Dushanbe Sheraton 3
Saritag Guest house 1
Penjikent Guest house 2

 

  • All transfers;
  • Accommodation with breakfasts included;
  • Full-board;
  • Service of an English-speaking guide;
  • Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • Visa support for Tajikistan tourist visa.
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Consular fees for Tajikistan tourist visa;
  • Personal travel insurance.

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