Tour description

There are three branches of the Great Silk Road along Tajikistan: 1) North / Sogdian stretches between Samarkand (Uzbekistan) and Kashgar (China); 2) West–East / Karotegin stretches between Termez (Uzbekistan) and Kashgar (China); 3) South / Pamir stretches between Termez (Uzbekistan) and Tashkent (China).
These ancient routes were formed by the Persian, Greek, Chinese and Arab peoples, who made a huge contribution to the socio–economic relations — trade and culture of the whole world between the V – XII centuries. 
In order to learn more about the contribution of this way to the culture and civilization of the Tajik people, there will be presented a tour package “Great Silk Road in Tajikistan” 
WELCOME TO TAJIKISTAN — JOURNEY TO THE PAST

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Type of tour: Group (not less than 2 per.)
Visiting objects: Hisar Palace – Museum of M. Tursunzoda – Teahouse “Kharbuza” (Hissor) – Nation Palace – State Flag square – National muzeum – Memorial complex of Ismoil Somoni – National Library – Dushanbe Plaza’s viewing platform – Nowruzgoh Park – Kokhi Nowruz – Mausoleum of Mavlono Yaqubi Charkhi – Iram Park (Botanical Garden) – Khayyam attraction Park (Dushanbe) – Sanatorium Obi Garm – Mountain city Rogun (Rogun) – Ravine Kamarob – Navobod – Museum of Kuhsori Ajam – Hoit (Gharm) – Vahdat avenue – Sanatorium Tundikul (Lakhsh (Jirgatol)
Place / star time of tour: Dushanbe, S. Sherozy Ave, 9:00 am.
Hotels: Grand Hotel Asia-4*, Atlas-4*,Vahdat, Istiqlol
Cost of tour: 520 $
in hotel (3*, comfort) 800 $
in hotel (3*, double) 520 $
in hotel (4*, comfort) 870 $
in hotel (4*, double) 580 $
INCLUSION:
  • – transfer / transport service;
  • – meals (packed-three time);
  • – accommodation (hotel-2*, 4*);
  • – guide (English / Russian speaking;
  • – insurance;
  • – visa support;
  • – entrance fees for visiting places;
  • - tourist tax / duty.
EXCLUSION:
  • – international fly / air tickets;

  • – personal costs, alcohol drinks, food etc.

Noticein case of change of the list of services (according to wish for traveler) the cost of tour program will be changed

Objects

Map

Distance

Distance: 1400 км
The program provides three recieving from Dushanbe international airport, (to the hotel-15 km/25 min drive); Khujand (to the hotel-12 km/20 min drive) and (or) from the border of Uzbekistan (Samarkand) to Khujand-250 km/4 hours drive)
Type of transport: minibus (Toyota, Mercedes) and/or SUV with all necessary amenities
Program of tour

Day 1:

Fortress and Museum of Hisor – Teahouse "Kharbuza" Museum of Mirzo Tursunzod 
From Dushanbe International airport our driver with a car will pick up you than you will drive to Hissar Fortress used to be a palace of one of Bukhara Emirate becks. The fortress with 1 m walls and loopholes for guns and cannons towered on a high hill's slope and was carefully guarded. Inside there was a pool and a garden. Across from the fortress there was a noisy market square with a caravanserai and a variety of shops. Hissar Fortress and the town had been settled from VI BC to mid of XIX. It was the main administrative, political and economical centre of Hissar valley. Teahouse Kharbuza — is unique in the world, it was built in the form of a melon (the Taj: - kharbuza). The teahouse, with a height of 43 meters, length 100 meters, width of 55 meters, is designed to receive 2.3 thousand visitors at a time. Return to Dushanbe / hotel 

Day 2:

Palace of the Nation – state Flag square – national Museum – Rudaki Park – Dusti square – Ismoil Somoni Memorial complex – national Library – state Emblem square –observation deck Dushanbe –Plaza 
Monument of Ismoili Somoni — who is the founder of the first Tajik state. To the right of the monument is the Rudaki Park—the most beautiful and green park of the city, where you can breathe a fresh mountain air, enjoy the variety of trees, read books in the open air, as well exercise or just have a walk with friends. To the left of the monument is the National library — the largest library in the Central Asia. The area of the library occupies 45 thousand square meters, the width of the building is 52 meters, and the length is 167 meters. The flagpole was confirmed as the world's tallest by the Guinness Book of Records, but was soon overtaken by the 165 m Dushanbe Flagpole in Tajikistan. Tajikistan's national museum is housed in an impressive modern building with an elliptical roof and giant atrium. The collection encompasses three main sections – natural history, archaeology and contemporary fine arts – and displays include minerals (including a giant mineral tree), dioramas of snow leopards and Marco Polo sheep, suits of amour and musical instruments. Return to the hotel 

Day 3:

Park "Navruzgoh" – Kohi Navruz – Mausoleum of Mavlono Yaqubi Charkhi – Park IRAM (Botanical garden) – Park Aini – Amusement Park "Khayyam" 
Complex "Kohi Navruz" - Initially buiding "Kohi Navruz" (Palace of Nowruz) was planned as a teahouse, but during the construction become into a palace. "Kohi Navruz" has - 12 unusual halls, each of which is made in a special style. The complex has an art room, a banquet hall, a lounge room with carved stone trim, plaster room decorated with mirrors, two VIP rooms. The height of the main building - 46 meters, and the area of "Kohi Navruz" with 12 rooms, surrounding pavilions, fountains and the trestle beds – is about three hectares. Botanical Garden is located in Ismail Somoni district in Dushanbe and exits to the west side on the edge of the river bank –Dushanbinka. In the botanical garden are collected samples of trees and bushes from almost all corners of the world, many of which are already included in the Red Book of Nature. Botanical Garden is one of the places of rest of citizens and place for educational tourism. Sadriddin Ayni Park is located on the high and spacious terrace where the mountain river Varzob bursts into the city, foamingly leaving the steep ravines of the Varzob canyon. There is S.Ayni’s mausoleum in the center of the park, decorated with colored Marble. Return to the Hotel

Day 4:

Mountain Town Rogun – Sanatorium “Obigarm” 
Roghun. Roghun  is a town in Tajikistan. It is the administrative capital of Roghun district in the central part of the Region of Republican Subordination. The Rasht Valley  is located in Tajikistan and composes a significant portion of the Region of Republican Subordination, including the six districts of Lakhsh, Rasht, Roghun, Tavildara, Tajikobod and Nurabad. Historically the Rasht Valley has been called  Karotegin  or  Karategin. Obi Garm resort is located just over 95 km away from Dushanbe. The sanatorium is classified as “balneoclimatic”. Local attractions are healing springs of mineral waters. Here you can take healing baths and showers. Healing water steam for therapeutic purposes comes to the surface from the ground. It contains a fairly large concentration of radon, which has a positive effect on body. The sanatorium can accommodate nine hundred people that wish to undergo an effective course of treatment. Obigarm sanatorium is best known for illness with musculoskeletal system. Accommodation in the Sanatorium "Obigarm" – health recreation 

Day 5:

Darai Kamarob, including fishing – Navobod town 
GARM is an urban-type settlement. In the past, the city and the regional center of Karotegin, the Bekian Mountain, which is part of the Bukhara khanate, was on the Great Silk Road. There was a large Bazaar in the city. Navobod is a town  and  jamoat  in  Tajikistan. It is located in Garm District in Districts of Republican Subordination  province. Rasht District  or Nohiyai Rasht formerly called Gharm District, is an eastern district in the Region of Republican Subordination  in  Tajikistan. It lies between Vahdat district on the and Jirgatol district on the east; its southern neighbors are Nurobod, Tavildara, and Tojikobod districts; its northern border runs along the eastern finger of Sughd Province and along the international border with Kyrgyzstan. Arrival in the Garm, accommodation in hotel 

Day 6:

Museum "Kuhari Ajam" – mountain town “Vahdat” 
Romit State Nature Reserve, created in 1959, 70km to the east of Dushanbe. The reserve's mountain slopes, thickly forested with birch, mulberry, wild fruit and nut trees, are home to more than 100 species of birds and, in their upper reaches, there are alpine meadows with a gorgeous carpet of springtime bulbs.  It is largely an unspoilt valley with woodland, thermal springs, mountain streams and a good variety of birds and animals. Romit Gorge is located in Vahdat. This Gorge not far from Tajikistan has become doubly famous. First the indescribable beauty of the mountain river amidst the mountains, picturesque Greens, and the possibility to take a walk, sit there, and there have been recent fighting. The feeling that there is not anyone near this quiet place only the sound of water and birds, mountains, fresh air. pure water.From Kafirnihan the road goes north through a broad fertile valley with peasant plots taking over from the abandoned factories, market gardens and trout farms. There are abandoned Pioneer camps and the Yavroz sanatorium, where it is possible to stay. Arrival in Lakhsh district, hotel accommodation
Day 7:

Central town of Vahdat – sanatorium “Tundikul” 
Vahdat – one the largest region of Tajikistan and the administrative center of the city of Vahdat is located 20 km. east of the capital city (Dushanbe). Vahdat formed on September 17, 1927 as the Yangi-Bazarsky area and is one of the developed and prosperous regions of Tajikistan where you can successfully enter the business, including in the areas of agriculture, trade, construction and processing of fruits and vegetables, animal husbandry, and so on. Reserve is reached by taking the main road east to Vahdat (Kafirnihan), a small post-industrial town. Tundikul— health resort at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level. Healing spring, which is formed in the lower gorges in the river, it attracted the attention of the masses of people for the purpose of treatment and restoration of health. End of the tour: return to Dushanbe. 

This day is your last day of the tour with our company. We will transfer you to the airport.



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