Alexander’s Trail Tour
Alexander Trail expedition is a journey through time and across the diverse landscapes and cultures of Pakistan, retracing the legendary footsteps of Alexander the Great. This trail is a tapestry woven across millennia, offering insights into history, culture, and the stunning natural beauty of the region. Our journey begins in Taxila, an ancient city that was once a hub of the Gandhara civilization. The preserved relics and archaeological sites here provide a glimpse into a rich historical and cultural heritage. We'll traverse to the picturesque Swat Valley, where lush meadows and ancient Buddhist remnants create an ethereal landscape. The valley's natural beauty and historical significance make it a captivating stop on the trail. Chitral, Nestled in the Hindu Kush Mountains, Chitral is a region known for its unique traditions, particularly those of the Kalash people. Exploring the cultural heritage of the Kalash, said to have ties to Alexander's era, is a fascinating part of the journey. The historic bazaars, relics, and flavors of Peshawar provide an immersive experience into the city's storied past. The city's vibrant atmosphere and rich history are an integral part of the trail. Lahore, the heart of Punjab, boasts Mughal marvels like the Badshahi Mosque.
Exploring the city's cultural and architectural heritage, as well as its cuisine, adds depth to the journey. Multan's shrines and Sufi traditions offer a spiritual and cultural dimension to the trail. The city's significance in Sufi history is captivating to explore. A visit to the ancient marvel of Mohenjo-Daro, part of the Indus Valley Civilization, takes us back to one of the world's earliest urban centers. Its ruins provide insights into the advanced urban planning of the time. Our journey concludes in Karachi, Pakistan's dynamic metropolis. Here, the urban tapestry of modernity and heritage showcases the country's contemporary face.
The Alexander Trail beckons with its diverse landscapes, history, and culture, offering an opportunity to retrace the footsteps of one of history's most iconic figures while exploring the multifaceted and rich tapestry of Pakistan's heritage
|Age: 05- 90 Years
|Best Time: April - October
|Cost: 2650 Euro /person
- Accommodation in 3-4 star hotels with breakfast
- Air-conditioned transportation
- English-speaking guide
- Sightseeing tickets
- Local lunch
- Pick-up and drop-off services
- Tips for driver and guide
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
Cost (More than one person)
- for 2 persons: 1550 Euro per person
- for 3 persons: 1250 Euro per person
- for 4 persons: 1150 Euro per person
- for 5 persons: 1050 Euro per person
- for 6 persons: 950 Euro per person
- for 8 persons: 900 Euro per person
- for 10 persons: 850 Euro per person
Prices for more than 10 persons are available on request.
Arrival - Islamabad Sightseeing
Upon arrival at Islamabad Airport, we warmly welcome our guests and transfer them to their hotel, allowing them to freshen up and relax. Afterward, we embark on a fascinating city tour of Islamabad. Our first stop is the iconic Faisal Mosque, a symbol of Islamic architecture and one of the largest mosques in the world. We'll marvel at its grandeur and serenity. Next, we visit the Pakistan Monument, a national symbol representing unity and diversity. We'll explore its intricate design and learn about the nation's history. We then proceed to Daman-e-Koh, a picturesque viewpoint that offers panoramic vistas of the city and the Margalla Hills. Finally, we visit Saidpur Village, known for its cultural heritage and traditional ambiance. This city tour promises an enriching experience, blending spirituality, history, and cultural immersion as we uncover the treasures of Islamabad. Overnight Islamabad.
Islamabad - Taxila - Islamabad
As you explore the ancient Buddhist monasteries in Taxila, the remnants of Jaulian and Dharmarajika will transport you back in time. The intricate carvings and sacred spaces in these ruins offer a glimpse into the spiritual and intellectual life of the Gandhara civilization. These monastic sites once served as centers of learning and meditation, and the carvings reflect the artistry and devotion of their inhabitants. The Taxila Museum complements your journey by housing a treasure trove of artifacts from the region. Here, you can admire sculptures, relics, and manuscripts that provide insights into the cultural and artistic achievements of the people who once thrived in Taxila. The museum's collection acts as a window to the past, allowing you to appreciate the craftsmanship and heritage of the Gandhara civilization. Your day in Taxila is not just a historical exploration but a profound connection with the roots of an ancient civilization. It's an opportunity to reflect on the exchange of ideas and cultures that occurred along the Silk Road, shaping the history of this remarkable region. Overnight Islamabad.
Islamabad - Takht Bhai - Peshawar
As you embark on your drive to Peshawar, the stopover at Takht Bhai promises to be a journey into the heart of the region's rich cultural heritage. This ancient Buddhist monastery, nestled near Mardan, is a testament to the spiritual and intellectual pursuits of a bygone era. As you explore the intricately carved structures and wander through the serene surroundings, you'll find yourself transported back in time to a place of deep contemplation and devotion. The historical significance and architectural grandeur of Takht Bhai are truly captivating, offering a window into the lives of the monks who once inhabited this sacred site. While you continue your journey to Peshawar, the picturesque landscapes will provide moments of serenity and awe-inspiring natural beauty. This drive sets the stage for your exploration of Peshawar, a city with a treasure trove of historical and cultural delights waiting to be discovered. Your experience at Takht Bhai is the perfect prelude to the stories and wonders that Peshawar holds. Overnight Peshawar.
Today's journey into Peshawar is an exciting exploration of a city steeped in history and vibrant culture. Our itinerary is packed with visits to iconic landmarks that will immerse us in the rich tapestry of this ancient city. Our first stop, the Peshawar Museum, is a treasure trove of artifacts that span thousands of years. As we wander through its exhibits, we'll gain a deep appreciation for the region's diverse heritage. We'll then venture into the bustling streets of the Old City, where we'll encounter vibrant bazaars and traditional architecture. The Qissa Khwani Bazaar, with its rich historical significance, will transport us back in time as we learn about the city's past. The historic Peshawar Fort, a magnificent structure that has endured the ages, will be our next destination. We'll explore its grandeur and the stories it holds within its walls. Our tour continues with visits to architectural gems like the Mohabbat Khan Mosque and the Gor Khatri, where we'll be awed by their intricate designs and craftsmanship. This full-day city tour is a promise of captivating history, culture, and architectural wonders. It's a journey that will lead us to the treasures of Peshawar and allow us to connect with the city's rich heritage. Overnight Peshawar.
Peshawar - Lowari Pass - Ayun Valley
Our journey from Peshawar to Ayun is an exhilarating drive that takes us through the rugged beauty of the Lowari Pass. As we navigate this mountain pass, we're greeted by breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscapes. The winding roads of the Lowari Pass offer a unique perspective on the natural beauty of the region. We'll find ourselves surrounded by towering peaks, verdant valleys, and meandering rivers. The raw and rugged terrain of the pass reveals the unspoiled wilderness of the area. As we traverse this challenging but awe-inspiring landscape, we'll be captivated by the serenity and grandeur of the untouched wilderness. It's a journey that allows us to immerse ourselves in the beauty of nature and appreciate the raw majesty of the mountains. This drive through the Lowari Pass promises an exhilarating adventure and serves as a reminder of the incredible natural wonders that await us in this region. Overnight Ayun Valley.
Day Excursion Kalash Valley
Today, we embark on a captivating full-day excursion to the enchanting Kalash Valley, a place where we'll be immersed in the unique culture and traditions of the Kalash people. Our journey begins with a visit to the Kalash Museum, a place that offers insights into the Kalash way of life. Here, we'll have the opportunity to learn about their history, customs, and cultural artifacts. We'll witness the vibrant costumes, intricate handicrafts, and unique heritage of this fascinating community. Continuing our exploration, we'll have the privilege of meeting the local Kalash people themselves. Known for their warm hospitality, the Kalash are eager to share their traditions and way of life with visitors. This is a chance for cultural exchange, where we can engage with the Kalash community, perhaps participating in their traditional dances and savoring the flavors of their delicious cuisine. This immersive experience goes beyond being just an observer it allows us to gain a deeper understanding of the Kalash community, create lasting connections with the locals, and appreciate the richness of their culture. Our excursion promises an enriching blend of cultural exploration, unique traditions, and unforgettable encounters in the captivating Kalash Valley. It's an opportunity to build bridges between cultures and cherish the memories of this extraordinary journey. Overnight Ayun Valley.
Day Excursion Chitral
Today, we embark on an exciting full-day excursion from Ayun to Chitral, immersing ourselves in the rich history and vibrant culture of this captivating region. Our first stop is the majestic Chitral Fort, a historic landmark that showcases the architectural grandeur of the area. We'll explore its intricate design, stroll through its courtyards, and learn about its historical significance, gaining insights into the region's past. Next, we'll visit the Shahi Mosque, an exquisite place of worship adorned with beautiful craftsmanship. We'll have the opportunity to witness the spiritual ambiance and appreciate the architectural splendor of this sacred site. Lastly, we'll explore the bustling bazaars of Chitral, known for their vibrant atmosphere and a wide array of local handicrafts. It's a chance to interact with the friendly locals, observe traditional craftsmanship, and perhaps acquire some unique souvenirs. This excursion promises a captivating blend of history, spirituality, and cultural immersion as we uncover the treasures of Chitral. It's an opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation for the region's rich heritage and to experience the warm hospitality of its people. Overnight Ayun Valley.
Ayun Valley - Swat Valley
Today, we begin our exciting journey from Ayun to Swat, immersing ourselves in the breathtaking beauty of this scenic region. As we traverse the winding roads, we are greeted by magnificent mountain vistas, lush green valleys, and glistening rivers. The journey to Swat promises a feast for the eyes, with every turn revealing a new panorama of natural splendor. The Swat Valley is renowned for its enchanting landscapes, and our journey provides the perfect opportunity to witness the grandeur of this region. The valley's lush meadows, historic sites, and serene rivers contribute to its unique charm. As we continue our adventure, we'll experience moments of tranquility and awe, soaking in the serenity of the surroundings. This journey promises an unforgettable experience, connecting us with nature's wonders and setting the stage for a memorable exploration of Swat. Overnight Swat Valley.
Swat Valley Sightseeing
Today, we embark on a captivating full-day city tour of Saidu Sharif and Mingora, immersing ourselves in the cultural and historical treasures of Swat Valley. Our first stop is the magnificent White Palace, a symbol of Swat's royal past. We'll explore its grandeur and learn about its fascinating history. This beautifully preserved palace offers a glimpse into the region's rich heritage. Next, we'll visit the Swat Museum, where we'll delve into the region's rich history and cultural heritage. The museum's collection includes artifacts from the Gandhara civilization, providing insights into the ancient past of this area. We'll have the opportunity to admire intricate sculptures, relics, and historical artifacts. Our tour continues with a stroll through the vibrant bazaars of Saidu Sharif and Mingora. Here, we'll encounter local crafts, souvenirs, and the lively atmosphere of Swat Valley. This part of the tour allows us to engage with the local community and perhaps find some unique keepsakes. This full-day city tour promises a captivating blend of history, culture, and the warm hospitality of Saidu Sharif and Mingora as we explore the treasures of Swat Valley. Overnight Swat Valley.
Swat Valley - Islamabad
Today, we embark on a scenic drive from Saidu Sharif to Islamabad, with a captivating stopover at the Shingardara Stupa. This ancient Buddhist monument, nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes, offers a glimpse into the region's rich cultural heritage. We'll explore the stupa, admiring its intricate carvings and the serene ambiance. As we continue our journey, we'll witness the changing vistas of the Swat Valley, with its lush greenery and majestic mountains. The drive back to Islamabad promises moments of tranquility and awe-inspiring beauty, with every turn revealing new natural wonders. This journey allows us to appreciate the historical and natural wonders of the region, creating lasting memories of our time in Swat Valley. It's a perfect conclusion to our exploration of this beautiful region. Overnight Islamabad.
Islamabad - Khewra Salt Mine - Lahore
Today, we embark on a captivating journey from Islamabad to Lahore, with fascinating stopovers along the way. Our first destination is the renowned Khewra Salt Mines, the world's second-largest salt mine and a geological marvel. We'll explore the underground tunnels, marvel at the salt formations, and learn about the mine's historical and cultural significance. Continuing our drive, we'll visit the ancient Katas Hindu Temples, located near Chakwal. These temples, dating back centuries, offer a glimpse into the region's rich religious and architectural heritage. It's a chance to appreciate the cultural diversity and historical depth of this area. As we travel, we'll witness the diverse landscapes of Punjab, from lush fields to rugged terrain, adding to the richness of our journey. This expedition promises a captivating blend of natural wonders, historical treasures, and cultural immersion as we make our way to Lahore. Overnight Lahore.
Today, we embark on an exciting full-day city tour of Lahore, immersing ourselves in the cultural and historical treasures of this vibrant city. Our itinerary includes visits to Lahore Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its intricate architecture and royal palaces. We'll explore the mesmerizing Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) and stroll through the beautiful gardens within the fort complex. The fort, with its rich history and architectural beauty, is a testament to the grandeur of the Mughal era. Next, we'll visit the iconic Badshahi Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world, admired for its grandeur and spiritual ambiance. The mosque is a magnificent example of Mughal architecture, and its peaceful atmosphere makes it an important spiritual and historical site. We'll also explore the bustling streets of the Old City, where we'll encounter historic landmarks, colorful bazaars, and authentic local cuisine. It's a chance to experience the vibrant and authentic side of Lahore. Our tour continues with a visit to the Shalimar Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its stunning Mughal-style architecture and exquisite landscaped gardens. The gardens, with their terraced levels, fountains, and lush greenery, provide a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. This day promises a captivating blend of history, art, spirituality, and cultural immersion as we uncover the hidden gems of Lahore, a city rich in heritage and traditions. Overnight Lahore.
Lahore - Multan Sightseeing
Today, we embark on a scenic drive to Multan, immersing ourselves in the rich cultural heritage of this historic city. Multan, often referred to as the "City of Saints," is known for its ancient history, Sufi traditions, and architectural marvels. Upon arrival, we begin our city tour, exploring the highlights that define Multan's charm. Our first destination is the magnificent Multan Fort, a symbol of the city's resilience and architectural grandeur. We'll delve into its ancient history, which dates back to various dynasties that ruled the region. Within the fort's walls, we'll marvel at the intricately designed structures, historical significance, and the commanding views it offers. Next, we'll visit the exquisite shrines of revered Sufi saints. The Shah Rukn-e-Alam Shrine and the Baha-ud-Din Zakariya Shrine are not only important spiritual sites but also architectural gems. We'll experience the spiritual ambiance, pay our respects, and perhaps witness the devotion of pilgrims who visit these shrines. Our journey through Multan will also take us to vibrant bazaars, known for their traditional handicrafts, local produce, and a lively atmosphere. It's an opportunity to explore the city's cultural and trade heritage, as well as engage with the friendly locals. This city tour promises a captivating blend of history, spirituality, and cultural immersion as we discover the treasures of Multan, a city with a rich tapestry of traditions and historical significance. Overnight Multan.
Multan - Uch Sharif
Today, we embark on a scenic drive to Bahawalpur, a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan, with captivating stopovers along the way. Our journey is enriched with historical and architectural wonders. Our first destination is Uch Sharif, an ancient town known for its historical significance. Here, we'll explore the magnificent shrines and tombs, which are not only architectural marvels but also important spiritual sites. The intricate designs and spiritual ambiance of these shrines are truly captivating, and they offer insights into the region's rich cultural heritage. Continuing our journey, we'll make our way to Bahawalpur, where we'll visit the enchanting Noor Mahal. This exquisite palace is a testament to the fusion of Islamic, European, and Indian architectural styles. As we explore the palace's stunning gardens, adorned with fountains and greenery, and its regal interiors, we'll be transported to a world of opulence and charm. The Noor Mahal is not just a historical site but a living testament to the royal heritage of Bahawalpur. This day promises a captivating blend of history, culture, and architectural splendor as we uncover the treasures of Uch Sharif and the regal elegance of Noor Mahal, making it a memorable stop on our journey through Pakistan. Overnight Bahawalpur.
Day Excursion Derawar Fort
Today, we embark on an exciting day excursion to explore the historical and architectural wonders of Derawar Fort, the Tomb of the Nawab, and Sadiq Garh Palace in the Cholistan region of Pakistan. This journey is a fascinating exploration of the region's rich history and royal heritage. Our first stop is Derawar Fort, a magnificent desert fortress known for its grandeur and historical significance. As we approach the fort, we'll be awed by its towering walls and imposing presence in the desert landscape. We'll have the opportunity to explore its ancient halls, climb its battlements, and immerse ourselves in the history that has unfolded within its walls. The stories of the past will come to life as we wander through the fort's well-preserved architecture. Our next destination is the Tomb of the Nawab, a place of reverence for the rulers of the region. Here, we'll pay homage to the Nawabs and admire the architectural splendor of their final resting place. The tomb reflects the regal heritage of Cholistan and offers a glimpse into the artistry and craftsmanship of the era. Lastly, we'll visit Sadiq Garh Palace, a symbol of architectural excellence and regal charm. The palace's intricate designs and stunning gardens create a sense of awe and appreciation. We'll take a leisurely stroll through the palace grounds, marveling at the architectural masterpiece that stands as a testament to the region's royal legacy. This day excursion promises a captivating blend of history, royalty, and architectural grandeur, leaving us with unforgettable memories of the Cholistan region. It's a journey that will transport us back in time and allow us to connect with the rich heritage of this fascinating part of Pakistan. Overnight Bahawalpur.
Bahawalpur - Sukkur
Today, we embark on a short yet enriching city tour of Bahawalpur, where we'll immerse ourselves in the city's rich history and cultural heritage. This brief exploration will provide us with a glimpse into the local way of life and some of the key landmarks in Bahawalpur. Our first stop is the Old City, a historic area with narrow streets that are lined with charming old buildings and traditional architecture. As we meander through these streets, we'll be transported back in time, discovering the city's unique character and ambiance. It's a wonderful opportunity to experience the local culture and appreciate the architectural heritage of Bahawalpur. Next on our city tour is a visit to the Al Sadiq Mosque. This mosque is renowned for its intricate design and serves as a place of spiritual solace. We'll have the chance to admire the mosque's architectural beauty and find tranquility in its serene surroundings. It's a moment to reflect and appreciate the role of religion in the lives of the local community. Following our city tour, we'll continue our journey to Sukkur, traveling on the convenient motorway. The drive will take us through picturesque landscapes, allowing us to enjoy the beauty of the region as we make our way to our next destination. This day promises a captivating blend of history, culture, and scenic delights as we explore Bahawalpur and head towards Sukkur, with each stop on our journey offering unique insights into the culture and heritage of the region. Overnight Sukkur.
Sukkur - Mohenjo-Daro - Larkana
Today, we embark on a captivating journey from Sukkur to Larkana, with remarkable stopovers that provide us with insights into the region's rich history and cultural heritage. Our first destination on this journey is the iconic Seven Sister Tombs in Sukkur. These tombs form an architectural ensemble that represents the final resting places of seven royal princesses from the Talpur dynasty. We'll be captivated by the intricate designs and the historical significance that surrounds these tombs. It's an opportunity to delve into the stories and the royal legacy of the region. Continuing our drive, we'll arrive at the ancient Kot Diji Fort, which stands as a testament to the historical importance of the area. The fort's impressive walls and structures offer a glimpse into the past, and we'll explore its grounds to appreciate its historical significance. Finally, our journey takes us to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mohenjo-Daro. This ancient Indus Valley Civilization settlement offers us a unique opportunity to walk through well-preserved ruins, providing us with insights into the advanced urban planning, architecture, and cultural practices of this ancient civilization. Mohenjo-Daro is a testament to the sophistication and achievements of one of the world's earliest urban centers. This journey promises a captivating blend of history, archaeology, and cultural richness as we make our way to Larkana. Each stop along the way adds a layer of understanding to the region's past and cultural heritage. Overnight Larkana.
Larkana - Sehwan Sharif - Hyderabad
Today, our journey from Larkana to Hyderabad promises to be both spiritually enriching and culturally immersive, with two captivating stopovers along the way. Our first destination is Sehwan Sharif, a city steeped in history and spirituality, known for the revered shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. We'll pay our respects at this sacred site, where devotees gather to celebrate the life and teachings of the Sufi saint. The shrine exudes a spiritual atmosphere that is both tranquil and vibrant. We'll have the opportunity to witness the devotion of pilgrims, and perhaps even join in the rituals, adding a deep and soulful dimension to our journey. Continuing our drive, we'll arrive at the Bhit Shah Shrine, dedicated to the renowned Sufi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. This stop allows us to reflect on the poetic legacy of Bhittai and appreciate the cultural significance of his works. His verses have had a profound influence on the Sindh region, and visiting his shrine is a way to connect with the cultural and literary heritage of this area. Throughout our journey, we'll have the chance to enjoy the scenic landscapes of Sindh, with its rural charm and the beauty of the countryside. The drive to Hyderabad will offer a captivating blend of spirituality, cultural immersion, and the enchanting vistas of this region. It's a day that allows us to explore both the inner and outer beauty of Sindh. Overnight Hyderabad.
Hyderabad - Thatta - Karachi
Today, our journey from Hyderabad to Karachi is filled with captivating stopovers that offer a blend of natural beauty, historical landmarks, and cultural richness. Our first destination is Keenjhar Lake, a place of serene beauty. This freshwater lake is known for its picturesque surroundings and diverse birdlife. As we arrive, we'll take in the tranquil ambiance, and for those interested, there may be an opportunity for a peaceful boat ride on the shimmering waters. Keenjhar Lake is a perfect spot to connect with nature and savor the simple pleasures of life. Continuing our drive, we'll visit the historic Thatta Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its stunning architecture and intricate tile work. This mosque represents a rich architectural and artistic tradition, and exploring its design and details is an enriching experience. Our next stop takes us to the ancient necropolis of Makli, a vast cemetery adorned with ornate tombs and mausoleums. Makli is not just a burial ground; it's a historical and cultural treasure that provides insights into the region's rich history. The intricately designed tombs and monuments are testaments to the grandeur and diversity of the past. Lastly, we'll visit the Chaukhandi Tombs, where intricately carved sandstone tombs stand as a testament to the region's cultural heritage. These tombs are not just structures; they are pieces of art that connect us with the history and artistic achievements of the region. As we continue our journey to Karachi, we are enriched by the natural beauty, historical landmarks, and cultural stories that have unfolded during the day. It's a fitting prelude to exploring the bustling metropolis of Karachi, a city where the past and present converge in a dynamic and vibrant tapestry. Overnight Karachi.
Karachi Sightseeing - Departure
Today, our exploration of Karachi, Pakistan's largest and most vibrant city, promises to be a rich tapestry of history, culture, and significant landmarks. Our city tour begins with a visit to the iconic Tomb of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Here, we pay our respects and reflect on the life and contributions of this great leader to the nation. The serene surroundings of the mausoleum offer a moment of contemplation and remembrance. Next, we continue our journey to the magnificent Mohatta Palace. This stunning architectural marvel is a perfect example of the fusion of Islamic and European styles. We'll have the opportunity to explore its beautiful interiors and gardens, discovering the art and elegance it houses. Our next destination is Empress Market, a bustling marketplace in the heart of the city. Here, we'll experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively bazaar. It's a chance to immerse ourselves in the city's daily life and perhaps indulge in some shopping or just people-watching. Continuing our tour, we'll visit Frere Hall, a historic building that stands as a testament to Karachi's colonial heritage. Its architecture and ambiance reflect the colonial influences of the past, and we'll appreciate its significance in the city's history. As the day draws to a close, we bid farewell to Karachi, a city that has shared its rich history, cultural treasures, and warm hospitality with us. We'll transfer our guests to the airport, leaving them with lasting memories of this dynamic metropolis and a deeper understanding of Pakistan's diverse and multifaceted heritage.