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Astounding Tajikistan

PRIVATE/GROUP TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 2898

Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • Witness Nurek Dam Water Reservoir, the second highest dam in the world.
  • Soak in the beautiful views of the rocky red peaks reflecting in the turquoise waters of Iskanderkul Lake.
  • Gain an understanding of the history of Tajikistan's capital and largest city, Dushanbe.
  • Explore the ruins of the old center of the Sogdian empire, Penjikent, one of the most important cultural and crafts centers of Sogd.
  • Observe the surrounding landscape from the old center of culture and economics, Mug-Teppa and its blue-domed gateway,
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Tour Overview

Explore the breathtaking landscape of Astounding Tajikistan with its snowcapped peaks while learning of the country’s ancient trading history from its warm locals. Beginning in Tajikistan’s bustling capital, Dushanbe, gain an understanding of the history of the country with visits to the local museums and shopping at the local market. Before heading to the ancient city of Penjikent, take in the astounding views of one of the largest dams in the world, Nurek Dam.

While in Penjikent, Yampu Travelers will explore ancient ruins from the Sogdian empire that once ruled much of Central Asia. Heading to the outskirts of the city, travelers will enjoy a day marveling at some of Tajikistan’s gorgeous glacial lakes, Iskanderkul while soaking in the beautiful views of the rocky red peaks of the iconic Fann Mountains reflecting in the turquoise waters.

Travelers will wrap up their Tajikistan voyage with a tour of Khujand, one of the most ancient cities in the region, connecting Asia and Europe through the Great Silk Road.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Double N/A £$2898 N/A N/A
Single N/A £$4338 N/A N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Welcome to Tajikistan!

Overnight International Flight to Dushanbe

Overnight International Flight to Dushanbe

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Day
2

Tajikistan Museum & Local Market Tour, Lunch & Dinner Included

Upon arrival at Dushanbe, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel.
Today, we will visit the Museum of Antiquities before driving to Hissar Fortress and visiting the Madrasah museum. Many centuries ago, this was once a bustling market and caravanserai. After the visit, we will go back to Dushanbe to visit the "Mehrgon" market. In the early evening we will go to Main Square Somoni then back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Upon arrival at Dushanbe, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel.
Today, we will visit the Museum of Antiquities before driving to Hissar Fortress and visiting the Madrasah museum. Many centuries ago, this was once a bustling market and caravanserai. After the visit, we will go back to Dushanbe to visit the "Mehrgon" market. In the early evening we will go to Main Square Somoni then back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day
3

Nurek Dam Water Reservoir Tour

Today, we will depart to Nurek Dam Water Reservoir, which was built during the Soviet times and was the highest dam in the world until 2013. After the tour, we will head back to Dushanbe. (driving distance today - 140 km). Dinner and overnight. All meals included this day.

Today, we will depart to Nurek Dam Water Reservoir, which was built during the Soviet times and was the highest dam in the world until 2013. After the tour, we will head back to Dushanbe. (driving distance today - 140 km). Dinner and overnight. All meals included this day.

Day
4

Dushanbe - Penjikent

This morning, we will drive to the Fann Mountains to Iskanderkul Lake and explore the surrounding area to soak in the beautiful views of the rocky red peaks reflecting in the turquoise waters. This glacial lake is known as one of the most beautiful lakes in the region, sporting numerous hiking opportunities and nature activities. This afternoon, transfer to your hotel in Penjikent where you will have dinner. (driving distance today - 285 km).

This morning, we will drive to the Fann Mountains to Iskanderkul Lake and explore the surrounding area to soak in the beautiful views of the rocky red peaks reflecting in the turquoise waters. This glacial lake is known as one of the most beautiful lakes in the region, sporting numerous hiking opportunities and nature activities. This afternoon, transfer to your hotel in Penjikent where you will have dinner. (driving distance today - 285 km).

Day
5

Penjikent Cultural Sightseeing Tour

This morning, we will start our sightseeing tour in Penjikent. This is a Sogdian city, which flourished from 5-cc to 8-cc A.D. Penjikent, at that time, was one of the most important cultural and crafts centers of Sogd. It was even named "Central Asian Pompeii" and was a superbly fortified well-organized city with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses decorated with numerous paintings, and statues of ancient gods.

Today we can visit the local museum named after the famous poet, Rudaki, who was born in Penjikent. After visiting the museum, we can visit Sarasm excavation. Sarasm is a settlement dated back to the 4th -2nd millennia B.C. located near Penjikent with temples, public and residential buildings, cult, and palace structures. A lot of objects here are made of copper, bronze, lead, silver, and gold; armor, jewelry related to 4th - 2nd millennia B.C. were found here. After visiting the Old City of Penjikent, and walking the local Bazar, you will be transferred back to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (driving distance today - 50 km). All meals included this day. ...read less

Day
6

Penjikent - Khujand

This morning, depart to Istaravshan (250 km, 5-6 hours driving) through mountain road Shakhristan pass. In Istaravshan, we will visit Mug-Teppa, the old center of culture and economics. The city was founded by King Cyrus in the North-East boundary of his empire. After Mug-Teppa, we will visit Mausoleum Khazrati Shokh, Kok-Cumbaz Mosque. Then, continue driving to Khujand and check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (driving distance today - 250 km).

This morning, depart to Istaravshan (250 km, 5-6 hours driving) through mountain road Shakhristan pass. In Istaravshan, we will visit Mug-Teppa, the old center of culture and economics. The city was founded by King Cyrus in the North-East boundary of his empire. After Mug-Teppa, we will visit Mausoleum Khazrati Shokh, Kok-Cumbaz Mosque. Then, continue driving to Khujand and check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (driving distance today - 250 km).

Day
7

Khujand Sightseeing Tour

Today, you will enjoy your Khujand tour that will start from the eastern national market "Panjshanbe Bazar", which has been famous since the 14th-15th centuries. It is located in the Central Mosque with Madrassa, which creates a special eastern atmosphere in this area. Nearby is Sheikh Muslihiddin Mausoleum, Timurmalik Fortress, and museum. After the tour, you will head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (driving distance today - 20 km). All meals included this day.

Today, you will enjoy your Khujand tour that will start from the eastern national market "Panjshanbe Bazar", which has been famous since the 14th-15th centuries. It is located in the Central Mosque with Madrassa, which creates a special eastern atmosphere in this area. Nearby is Sheikh Muslihiddin Mausoleum, Timurmalik Fortress, and museum. After the tour, you will head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (driving distance today - 20 km). All meals included this day.

Day
8

Khujand - Dushanbe

This morning, you will be met at your hotel and transferred back to the Dushanbe hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring Dushanbe on your own before heading to your farewell dinner this evening.

This morning, you will be met at your hotel and transferred back to the Dushanbe hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring Dushanbe on your own before heading to your farewell dinner this evening.

Day
9

A Farewell to Tajikistan

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight home.

International Flight Home

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight home.

International Flight Home

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Panjakent, Tajikistan

Khujand, Tajikistan

Places You'll See

  • Tajikistan

    Simply calling Tajikistan “mountainous” truly dismisses the astounding landscape of the country. With more than 90% of the area being upland, locals have adapted to the harsh conditions of the region high above their neighbors, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. While Tajikistan’s snowcapped peaks call adventurers to their summits, the hospitality of the locals will be sure to keep them warm no matter the season.

Hotel Options

5 Star Properties

Dushanbe : Dushanbe Hyatt Regency

Penjikent : Omarion Penjikent

Khujand : Parliament Palace Khujand

Testimonials

Robert

Traveled October 2019

Stephanie Rudolph is the best!!!!!

Stephanie Rudolph is the best!!!!!

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John P.

Traveled October 2019

I recommend Yampu.

Karolina was very good and receptive to all tour directions. I recommend Yampu.

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Daniel

Traveled

Responsive and helpful

Karolina was super responsive and helpful as usual in arranging and coordinating the itinerary – I enjoyed the whole trip thoroughly!

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