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Trip to Tajikistan: Tour 8

 Trip to Tajikistan: Tour 8

Trip to Tajikistan: Tour 8

Day 1: Dushanbe
Tajikistan is happy to see you at the airport and accompany to Dushanbe. Today's day is devoted to a guided city tour. We will visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament then walk to the National park to make photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs. Being there we will see the biggest National Flag in the world of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Afterwards we will visit Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments and drive to Asian bazaar. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Dushanbe - Seven Lakes
Today we will see the Fannsky Gory (Fann Mountains) and drive over Shahriston (3 378 m). They are one of Central Asia's most widespread hiking areas. Then we will travel along the Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes). It is about 60 km south of Panjakent. Travelers will enjoy a short hiking and see road goes along a gorge where 7 lakes are situated. They are placed on diverse altitudes and have unusual colors. Overnight is in a homestay.

Day 3: Seven Lakes - Penjakent
In the morning we will travel to Penjakent. This wonderful lake is located in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a charming Zeravshan river valley. The five villages started the history of this amazing city which originated in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent of that time was one of the most significant cultural and crafts centers of Sogd. It was even named "Central Asian Pompeii" with a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses bedecked with numerous paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods but ruins of this ancient city were found only in the last century as dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshiper's church. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Penjakent - Iskanderkul Lake
Our tour today is to high Mountain lake - Iskanderkul pf 2 255 m. a. s. l. It is located in the famous Fann Mountains. This excellent area is one of the best places of Central Asia. After arrival to the lake you will go for a walk laterally it beaches. We will hike 40 minutes to see a waterfall. Tajikistan takes the second place among the CIS countries for volume of water resources. It has the peak water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. Night is in a homestay.

Day 5: Iskanderkul lake - Dushanbe - Hissor
In the morning we will travel to Dushanbe over Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. The road will go via mountain passes and you will have many photo stops. The second half of the day is devoted to a trip to Hisor fortress (VII-XVII centuries) which is 35 km from Dushanbe. This historical site has invigorated areas and citadel. The fortress was the residence of the delegate of the Emir of Bukhara; it was situated on a high hill and was well defended with 1 m thick walls and loopholes for guns. There was a pool and a garden and athwart from the fortress there was a busy market square with a caravan serai and shops. See "Madrasa I Kuhna" (16th-17th centuries), mosque and the mausoleum of "Mahdumi Azam" (16th century). Night is in a hotel.

Day 6: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.

02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex

Price per person:
02 pax - 760 $
04 pax - 475 $
06 pax - 500 $
08 pax - 420 $
10 pax - 445 $
Single - 80 $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $ 

Half board - 75 $
Full board - 150 $

English speaking guide - 480 $ per group 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
Seven Lakes - Home stays
Penjakent - "Umariyon" Hotel 3*
Iskanderkul Lake - Home stays
- 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