Title of tour: Secrets of ancient Sogdiana
Days / Nights: 4 days, 3 nights
Day 1: Dushabe – Hissar – Dushanbe
Our team will meet you in the international airport of Dushanbe and transfer you to the capital of Tajikistan. In the first part of the day we will drive to the Hissar fortress dedicated to VII-XVII centuries. The village of Hissar is located in the center of the Hissar valley, 18 km West of Dushanbe. It is the center of the Hissar district of Tajikistan. It is one of the largest architectural monuments in Central Asia, which testifies to the ancient Tajik culture Dating back 3,000 years. The local climate is sharply continental. The village is surrounded by the Hissar range on the North side, Gazimalik range on the South and Babatag mountains on the southwest. The current Hissar has a strong historical connection with the ancient city, which at one time had an identical name — Hissar. Today it is a unique attraction. Every citizen of Tajikistan can be proud of this city. According to history, 400 centuries ago people lived in this area. As for the Khazar culture, which is the historical and cultural heritage of the Tajik people, its existence dates back 3,000 years. There is also monuments of “Madrasa I Kuhna” (new school of 16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of “Mahdumi Azam” (16th century). Then we will drive back to Dushanbe and have a lunch. Later on we will visit visit Botanical garden and Victory Park with a panorama view on the city. The night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe – Ramit – Dushanbe
During today’s tour you will have a chance to see the state natural reserve “Ramit”. The Romit gorge is famous for its tourist potential. 70 km from Dushanbe, at the confluence of the Sardai-miena and Sorbo rivers, the village of Ramit is located, and opposite it, on the other side of the river, begins the territory of the Ramit reserve, created in 1959, on an area of more than 16 thousand hectares. The territory of the reserve is now considered an open tourist area, where hotels, hospitals, cafes and canteens are located. Also on the territory of Ramit there are many different health camps for children, sanatoriums and boarding houses. It is important to mention that achievements of the reserve is the creation of an artificial population of Bukhara deer.
Day 3: Dushanbe – Iskanderkul Lake – Dushanbe
Today we will travel to Iskanderkul Lake. It is located near the Northern foot of the Fansky mountain complex. This lake owes its name to the famous commander Alexander the great, according to legend, who allegedly passed here with his large army on the way to India. To the Iskanderkul lake is fed by many small mountain streams, and rivers Saritag and Hozormech. The lake serves as the source of the Iskanderdarya, which flows into a fairly large river called Fan-Darya, which is part of the Zeravshan basin. Only three hundred meters from Iskanderkul is a small Snake lake, which also has a glacial and blocky structure. Snake lake has a warm water temperature, as well as a richer inner world, despite its very close proximity to Iskandar.It is also worth mentioning a fairly large waterfall, which is located near Iskandar. The locals called it the Fan Niagara. The height of this waterfall is 43 m. You can admire it from the observation deck, which is located directly above the break of the water mass from a narrow mountain gorge. There will be organized a dinner at 8 p.m. The night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Airport
In the morning you will be transferred to airport.
02-04 pax – Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax – 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax – 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax – 535 $
04 pax – 345 $
06 pax – 355 $
08 pax – 300 $
10 pax – 315 $
Single – 80 $
Half board – 45 $
Full board – 90 $
English speaking guide – 290 $ per group
Dushanbe – “Meridians” Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide