Highlights of Tajikistan

Classic, Dushanbe to Tashkent

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Need a quick getaway to somewhere truly different? Here's a six-day whirlwind excursion to the culturally distinct Tajikistan. Start in the capital city of Dushanbe before continuing through the most scenic and beautiful parts of the country, staying at unique homestays and roaming through the Tajik countryside. Finish up in the "Stone City" of Tashkent and start planning your return because six days is just enough time to fall in love with the region.

What’s included

  • Local Living: Community Homestay, Kŭli Iskandarkŭl
  • Dushanbe city tour
  • Hikes and picnic lunch
  • Mug Teppe settlement visit (Ura-Tube)
  • City tour (Khujand)
  • Khujand market visit
  • Orientation walk (Tashkent)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore diverse highlights in dushanbe
  • Soak in the scenic beauty in iskanderkul
  • Connect with the locals on a community village stay
  • Learn about life in little-visited central asia.

Itinerary

Day 1 Dushanbe Enjoy an evening welcome meeting. Some travellers may have started their travels in Tajikistan. Get to know them with an optional welcome dinner. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Dushanbe/Kŭli Iskandarkŭl (1B, 1D) Visit some sights in the capital city of Dushanbe, including museums, monuments and the main mosque. After lunch, drive through the valleys and mountains of the area for an overnight in local homes in the stunningly beautiful Iskanderkul area. Meet the locals and explore this gorgeous landscape in the Fann Mountains. Included Activities: City Tour Community Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3 Kŭli Iskandarkŭl (1B, 1L, 1D) Spend a full day exploring. Hike in the mountains to an impressive waterfall. After a picnic lunch, return to Sarytag village. Included Activities: Waterfall Hike Community Homestay
Day 4 Kŭli Iskandarkŭl/Khujand (1B) Continue on to Istaravshan and visit an ancient settlement in Ura-Tube. Enjoy an optional lunch in a local chaikhana (teahouse) before driving to Khujand. Explore the city in the afternoon, visiting the museum and a mausoleum. Included Activities: Mug Tepe Visit City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.25 hour(s), 145km) Private Vehicle (1.25 hour(s), 80km)
Day 5 Khujand/Tashkent (1B) Some travellers will be joining the group here as they start their journey into Uzbekistan. Included Activities: Market Visit Border Crossing (Tajikistan - Uzbekistan) Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 178km)
Day 6 Tashkent (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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