Cultural and Mountaining tours
Route: Dushanbe - Kulyab - Penjikent
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Land Cost: $2599-2799
Day 01 Dushanbe
Arrival at Dushanbe Airport. Meet at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant with folklore show.
Day 02 Dushanbe
Visit the monument of Ismail Samani, the founder of Samanid’s Kingdom in the IX century, the museum of National Antiquity, Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Sadriddin Aini. Enjoy the tour around local colorful bazaar and the popular tea house “Rohat”. Tea stops. Drive to Hissar Fortress, to see the remains of ancient caravanserai, the mausoleum and Medreseh. Photo opportunity at Ramir Nature Reserve.
Day 03 Dushanbe - Kulyab
Sightseeing day drive to Kulyab, one of the most ancient and beautiful cities of Central Asia, which was once the center of Silk Road. Photo opportunity at Nurek water reservoir and at mausoleums dating back 10th century. Arrival in Kulyab.
Accommodation. Dinner at the national restaurant.
Day 04 Kulyab - QuorghonTeppa - Dushanbe
Sightseeing tour: Visit the holy Mir Said Hamadoni complex and Kulyab memorial Complex. Drive to Guorghon Teppa to see the remains of an ancient Buddhist temple, the castle and the bazaar of local artisans. Return back to Dushanbe.
Day 05 Dushanbe - Penjikent
Sightseeing day drive to Penjikent through the Fan Mountains to experience the incredible natural beauty of north-west Tajikistan. Revel in the fresh air, surrounded by snow –capped peaks and aquamarine lakes. Arrival in Penjikent, one of the most important cultural and economic centers of Sogdian Empire.
Day 06 Penjikent (means Five villages)
Explore the ancient ruins of Penjikent Citadel. During the excavations were found remains of temples, streets, shops, dwelling houses decorated with wall painting and ceramic items. Visit the museum of famous tajik poet Rudaki from the XI century.
Day 07 Penjikent-Khodjand
Sightseeing day drive to another Silk Road Center. Arrival and accommodation.Dinner
Day 08 Khodjand. Departure
Explore ancient Khodjand. After lunch departure.
This tour program includes:
- Visa support
- Ground Transportation (air-condititioned coach bus)
- English-speaking guide/escort
- Hotel accommodation in double room
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Entrance fees to museums and monuments
- Folklore Show in Dushanbe