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Embarking on a tour covering Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, Mohenjo-Daro, Thatta, and Karachi promises an enriching and diverse experience, spanning historical landmarks. 


Heritage & Culture Tour

LahoreYour journey through Pakistan's heritage and culture promises a rich tapestry of experiences. Starting in Lahore, the Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque unfold the grandeur of Mughal architecture, setting the stage for a cultural odyssey. Moving to Peshawar, the vibrant bazaars immerse you in the local hustle and bustle, complemented by a visit to the iconic Peshawar Museum, revealing the city's deep-rooted history. In Multan, the Multan Fort stands as a testament to the city's historical prominence, while intricately designed shrines echo the spiritual and Sufi traditions. Uch Sharif, with its ancient tombs, offers a captivating glimpse into the region's Sufi heritage. Thatta's magnificent monuments, including the Makli Necropolis and Shah Jahan Mosque, transport you back in time, unraveling the layers of Pakistan's history. As you reach Karachi, the blend of colonial and modern architecture is showcased in landmarks like the Mohatta Palace and Quaid-e-Azam's Mausoleum, capturing the evolving essence of the city.

The tour culminates in Islamabad, where the Faisal Mosque stands tall as a symbol of modernity, and the Lok Virsa Museum encapsulates the diverse cultural heritage of Pakistan. This cultural journey promises a profound understanding of Pakistan's history, traditions, and the rich tapestry that makes it a captivating destination

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Days: 13Age: 05- 90 YearsBest Time: September - MarchCost: 1950 Euro /person
Included:
  • Accommodation in 3-4 star hotels with breakfast
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Sightseeing tickets
  • Local lunch
  • Pick-up and drop-off services
Not Included:
  • Dinner
  • Tips for driver and guide
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
Cost (More than one person)
  • for 2 persons: 1250 Euro per person
  • for 3 persons: 1100 Euro per person
  • for 4 persons: 1000 Euro per person
  • for 5 persons:  950 Euro per person
  • for 6 persons:  900 Euro per person
  • for 8 persons:  850 Euro per person
  • for 10 persons: 800 Euro per person

Prices for more than 10 persons are available on request.

Day 01

Arrival Karachi

Upon touching down at Karachi's Quaid-e-Azam Airport, our journey begins with a seamless transfer to a thoughtfully selected hotel. After settling into our accommodations, we embark on a short but enriching panoramic tour of this vibrant metropolis. Our first destination is the iconic Mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, a powerful tribute to the visionary founder of Pakistan. Here, amidst the solemnity of the mausoleum, we pay our respects to a leader whose legacy has shaped the nation.

The next chapter of our tour unfolds with a visit to the Masjid-i Toba Mosque, a testament to Karachi's architectural splendor, and a stop at the lively Empress Market, where the city's pulse beats with commerce and local flavor. The journey continues to The Mohatta Palace and the National Museum, where we immerse ourselves in the rich tapestry of Pakistan's history and culture. Our exploration takes us through the vibrant atmosphere of Bohri Bazaar, an experience reminiscent of renowned covered markets around the world. Here, we partake in the local shopping scene, absorbing the sights, sounds, and aromas of this bustling marketplace. To conclude our day of discovery, we unwind at the popular Clifton Beach. Against the backdrop of the serene coastline, we enjoy the picturesque view and the delightful presence of colorful camels, capping off our inaugural day in Karachi with a blend of cultural immersion and relaxation. Overnight Karachi.

Day 02

Karachi - Thatta - Hyderabad

Embarking on a day of historical exploration, we leave our hotel to delve into the fascinating Chaukundi Necropolis, renowned for its intricately carved sandstone tombs. This ancient burial ground stands as a testament to the rich craftsmanship of the region, offering a captivating glimpse into the artistic traditions that have prevailed through time. Our journey unfolds further as we make our way to the historical Makli Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This vast expanse is adorned with ornate tombs and mausoleums, each telling a story of the architectural splendor that graced this region in centuries past. The grandeur preserved in Makli Necropolis offers a poignant connection to the rich history of the area. Continuing our exploration, we arrive at the Thatta Mosque, a remarkable masterpiece commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The mosque's awe-inspiring blue glazed tile work is a sight to behold, standing as a testament to the meticulous preservation efforts that have allowed this architectural gem to endure through the years. As we immerse ourselves in the historical tapestry woven by Chaukundi Necropolis, Makli Necropolis, and Thatta Mosque, we find ourselves transported to eras long gone, appreciating the legacy left by the artisans and rulers who shaped the cultural landscape of this region. Each site becomes a window into the past, allowing us to connect with the richness of history and architectural brilliance. Overnight Hyderabad.

Day 03

Hyderabad - Sehwan Sharif- Larkana

Departing from Hyderabad, our journey leads us to the enchanting town of Bhit Shah, where the awe-inspiring shrine of the renowned Sufi saint, Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai, awaits our exploration. This architectural marvel stands as a testament to the legacy of the beloved poet and musician, drawing visitors from far and wide to pay homage. As we step into the sacred grounds of the shrine, we are enveloped in the spiritual ambiance, immersing ourselves in the profound connection between art, poetry, and devotion. Continuing our expedition, we proceed to Sehwan to witness the captivating shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. The mausoleum of this revered saint is a sight to behold, a testament to the enduring spiritual legacy that transcends time. The bustling atmosphere is filled with devotees from various backgrounds, creating a vibrant tapestry of cultures and traditions. As we join the rhythmic flow of prayers and devotion, the air resonates with the energy of spiritual unity. Our journey through Bhit Shah and Sehwan becomes a pilgrimage into the heart of Sufi mysticism, where the shrines of Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai and Lal Shahbaz Qalandar stand as beacons of spiritual enlightenment. The rich cultural tapestry woven by these revered saints invites us to connect with the profound wisdom and universal love that transcends boundaries. Overnight Larkana.

Day 04

Larkana - Mohenjo-Daro - Sukkur

Our journey leads us to the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a pivotal center of the Indus Civilization. As we step onto this historical canvas, we delve into the mysteries of a civilization that once thrived in this remarkable landscape. Uncovering the remains of Mohenjo-Daro, we piece together the puzzle of a bygone era, marveling at the ingenuity and complexity of a society that laid the foundation for future civilizations. Continuing our exploration, we make our way to Sukkur, a city steeped in cultural significance. En route, we pause to visit the magnificent Kot Diji fort. This grand fortress, constructed by the Talpurs in the 18th century, proudly stands atop a hill, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. As we explore the fortress, we immerse ourselves in the rich history and architectural splendor that define this region. As the day transitions into night, we find ourselves settling in Sukkur, ready for further adventures in this culturally significant area. Our exploration of Mohenjo-Daro and Kot Diji fort has laid the groundwork for a deeper understanding of the historical tapestry that unfolds in this part of Pakistan. With each step, we traverse the corridors of time, connecting with the echoes of civilizations that have left an indelible mark on the landscape and culture of the region. Overnight Sukkur.

Day 05

Sukkur - Uch Sharif - Bahawalpur

Our journey unfolds as we make our way to the historic city of Bahawalpur, a former princely state steeped in a rich cultural heritage. Along the route, we pause to explore the ancient city of Uch Sharif, believed to have been established by none other than Alexander the Great. Over the centuries, Uch Sharif flourished as an Islamic center, drawing Muslim scholars seeking refuge and evolving into a hub of spirituality and mysticism. Today, the remnants of its glorious past provide a captivating glimpse into the historical tapestry of the region. As we continue our journey and arrive in Bahawalpur, we settle into the comforts of Hotel One, poised to explore the city's captivating attractions and delve deeper into its intriguing history and cultural significance. The echoes of Bahawalpur's princely past resonate through its landmarks and streets, inviting us to unravel the tales woven into the very fabric of this storied city. From ancient legacies to modern comforts, Bahawalpur promises a journey through time and culture that awaits our exploration. Overnight Bahawalpur.

Day 06

Bahawalpur - Derawar Fort

Our day unfolds with an excursion to the awe-inspiring Derawar Fort, a majestic square fortress that has stood tall since the 9th century. As we explore its massive structure, the fort's grandeur leaves an indelible impression, connecting us with the historical legacy of this region. The journey then takes us to the Tomb of Nawabs and Shahi Mosque, where we witness the architectural marvels that adorn Bahawalpur, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the area. Continuing our exploration, we visit the Sadiq Garh Palace, a magnificent testament to the regal heritage of the region. The palace stands as a living testimony to the opulence and grandeur that once defined the princely state of Bahawalpur. Our journey in Bahawalpur is further enriched by the elegance of Noor Mahal, a remarkable Italian-style building surrounded by picturesque lawns and driveways. As we step into this architectural gem, we are transported to an era of regal splendor and artistic brilliance. Our stay at Hotel One Bahawalpur ensures a comfortable and memorable experience, providing a perfect base as we immerse ourselves in the cultural richness of the city. Bahawalpur, with its historical landmarks and architectural wonders, becomes a canvas upon which we paint memories of a journey through time and elegance. Overnight Bahawalpur.

Day 07

Bahawalpur - Multan Sightseeing

Our journey today leads us to Multan, a city steeped in mysticism and revered as one of the oldest surviving cities in Southwest Asia. Multan's history unfolds as a tapestry woven with the threads of invasions, from the times of Alexander the Great to the Mughals and the British, all seeking control over this strategic and culturally rich city. Multan stands as a testament to the ebb and flow of history, with a remarkable concentration of tombs of saints and Sufis that make it a spiritual center unlike any other. The city's allure heightened in the 11th and 12th centuries when it became a magnet for numerous Sufi mystics, earning it the title "City of Saints." The echoes of their spiritual teachings linger in the air, creating an atmosphere that resonates with centuries of devotion and mysticism. As we explore Multan, we encounter magnificent mausoleums that dot the cityscape, each telling a story of the rich heritage that has shaped this mystical land. The architectural grandeur and spiritual significance of Multan's tombs offer a profound journey through time, connecting us with the spiritual legacy of the City of Saints. Our exploration of Multan promises to be a captivating odyssey through the heart of Pakistan's cultural and religious tapestry. Overnight Multan.

Day 08

Multan - Lahore

Our journey towards Lahore takes a significant pause at the birthplace of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Sahib in Nankana Sahib, Pakistan. This sacred place holds immense religious and historical importance, resonating with the glorious era of the Sikh empire under Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Nankana Sahib serves as a spiritual hub adorned with various Gurdwaras, each bearing witness to the teachings and legacy of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Sahib. These Gurdwaras stand not only as religious monuments but also as symbols of peace and harmony, echoing the teachings of all Ten Gurus who advocated against the tyranny of rulers during their time. Pilgrims from far and wide flock to these holy sites to seek spiritual enlightenment, engage in religious meditation, and immerse themselves in the divine atmosphere. Our overnight stay in Lahore provides a moment of repose, allowing us to reflect on the spiritual journey thus far and prepare for further exploration of the vibrant city. Nankana Sahib, with its profound significance in Sikh history, offers a glimpse into the cultural and religious diversity that enriches the fabric of Pakistan's heritage. Overnight Lahore.

Day 09

Lahore Sightseeing

Our exploration of Lahore unfolds with a visit to the magnificent Lahore Fort, a splendid masterpiece of Mughal architecture. Here, we marvel at the enchanting Shish Mahal, a palace adorned with intricate mirror work that reflects the artistic brilliance of the Mughal era. The Lahore Fort stands as a testament to the grandeur and sophistication of Mughal design. Continuing our journey, we proceed to the iconic Badshahi Mosque, a grand historical marvel that has held the title of the world's largest mosque since the 17th century. As we enter its expansive courtyard, we are captivated by the architectural splendor and historical significance that permeate the air. The old city of Lahore beckons us with its vibrant streets and cultural treasures, offering a captivating glimpse into the city's rich heritage. The centuries-old bazaars and historic landmarks invite us to step back in time and immerse ourselves in the tapestry of Lahore's history. In the evening, we head to the Wahga Border to witness the impressive and exhilarating Wahga Border Ceremony. This unique experience begins with a handshake between the captains of both countries, followed by a martial and warlike drill that captivates the audience. The Wahga Border Ceremony leaves an indelible mark, symbolizing the enduring spirit of the nations and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Overnight Lahore.

Day 10

Lahore Sightseeing

Our day unfolds with a visit to the enchanting Shalimar Garden, a symbol of love and joy that graces Lahore with its triple terraced gardens and exquisite Persian-style architecture. Adorned with marble pavilions, these gardens are considered among the world's finest. As we stroll through the meticulously laid out terraces, we immerse ourselves in the beauty that has transcended centuries. Our next destination is Emperor Jahangir's Tomb, a magnificent mausoleum that stands as a testament to the architectural brilliance of the Mughal era. Adorned with stunning mosaics and intricate inlay work, the tomb is surrounded by serene symmetrical gardens, offering a serene and captivating atmosphere that pays homage to the fourth Mughal emperor. Continuing our exploration, we proceed to the Lahore Museum, a treasure trove of cultural and historical artifacts. Here, rare manuscript miniatures and Islamic calligraphy take center stage, providing a comprehensive glimpse into the rich heritage of the region. The museum becomes a portal to the past, allowing us to connect with the artistic and intellectual achievements that have shaped the cultural landscape of Lahore and beyond. Our day of cultural immersion concludes with a tapestry of experiences, each site visited leaving an indelible mark on our understanding of Lahore's historical and artistic legacy. As we reflect on the beauty of Shalimar Garden, the serenity of Jahangir's Tomb, and the richness of Lahore Museum, we carry with us a deeper appreciation for the cultural treasures that abound in this vibrant city. Overnight Lahore.

Day 11

Lahore - Rohtas fort - Islamabad

Our journey continues with a scenic drive towards Islamabad, and along the way, we make a captivating stop at Rohtas Fort. Built in 1548 under the reign of Sher Shah Suri, this UNESCO World Heritage site stands as a testament to the exceptional Muslim military architecture that prevailed in Central and South Asia. The fort's imposing defensive walls, monumental gateways, and well-preserved structure showcase not only architectural brilliance but also historical significance. What makes Rohtas Fort even more remarkable is its resilience throughout history—it has never been conquered by force, standing tall as a testament to the strategic ingenuity of its builders. As we explore the fort's grounds, we are transported back in time, imagining the historical events that unfolded within its walls. As the day draws to a close, we retreat to Islamabad for an overnight stay, carrying with us the reflections of grandeur and resilience witnessed throughout our journey. Rohtas Fort becomes a chapter in our travel narrative, symbolizing not only the military prowess of its time but also the enduring spirit that echoes through the centuries. Overnight Islamabad.

Day 12

Islamabad - Peshawar Sightseeing

Our exploration today takes us to Peshawar, a city rich in cultural heritage and history. Our first stop is the magnificent Mahabat Khan Mosque, a beautiful Mughal-era Mosque dating back to the 17th century. As we enter its hallowed grounds, we are transported to an era of artistic splendor and spiritual devotion. Wandering through the vibrant streets of Peshawar, including the famous Qissa Khawani Bazaar (Street of Storytellers), we immerse ourselves in the city's bustling atmosphere. The streets come alive with the sights and sounds of daily life, featuring donkeys, goats, sheep, and camels. We observe local customs and traditions, noting the limited presence of women, often accompanied by male companions and dressed in ankle-length burkas, providing us with insights into the cultural fabric of Peshawar. Our journey continues to the enchanting Sethi Streets, known for their unique houses that blend the art and architecture of Gandhara and Central Asia. These streets become a canvas reflecting the rich cultural influences that have shaped Peshawar over the centuries. As the day unfolds with diverse experiences, we return to Islamabad for a well-deserved overnight stay. Our time in Peshawar has been marked by encounters with historical landmarks, vibrant markets, and a tapestry of cultural diversity, leaving us with cherished memories of this unique city. Overnight Islamabad.

Day 13

Islamabad - Taxila - Departure

Our day begins with an exploration of the charming city of Islamabad, nestled amidst the picturesque Margalla hills. The city's wide, tree-lined streets, spacious houses, and elegant public buildings create a modern and well-planned environment. We immerse ourselves in the beauty of the city's architecture, taking in the scenic surroundings and visiting its well-organized shopping malls. Later in the day, we embark on a scenic drive to Taxila, an archaeological treasure that was once a significant city in the Gandhara kingdom. The ruins of Taxila hold great historical value, spanning over a millennium from 500 BC to 500 AD. This archaeological site reflects the influences of various conquering empires, leaving behind a rich tapestry of cultural heritage. As our journey through Taxila comes to an end, we transfer to Islamabad airport for our onward flight, bidding farewell to this remarkable destination. The memories of Islamabad's modernity, Taxila's historical significance, and the cultural richness of the region become a cherished part of our travel experiences.

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