Highlights of Tajikistan

Need a quick getaway to somewhere truly different? Here's a 6-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.

Duration: 6 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Local Culture & Cuisine, Walking Tour, Local Living Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 153328
Starts: Dushanbe, Tajikistan Finishes: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
You will visit
  • Dushanbe
  • Tashkent



Day 1: Dushanbe

Enjoy an evening welcome meeting. Some travellers may have started their travels in Kazakhstan. 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

Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 135km)


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


Day 4: Kŭli Iskandarkŭl/Khŭjand (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

Private Vehicle (2.25 hour(s), 145km)
Private Vehicle (1.25 hour(s), 80km)


Day 5: Khŭjand/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

Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 178km)


Day 6: Tashkent (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Dushanbe city tour
    • Local home stay (Iskanderkul, 2 nts)
    • 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
    • Hotels/guesthouses (3 nts), community homes (2 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
    • Private vehicles, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour 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.