Lahore to Khyber Tour
Pakistan, located in the western part of the Indian subcontinent, is a land steeped in history and cultural diversity. Its rich chronicles have been shaped by a tapestry of migrations, invasions, and the fusion of diverse cultures. From the ancient Aryan migrations to the annexation by the Persians and the conquests of northern nomadic tribes, this region has embraced a multitude of influences over the centuries. Notable historical events such as Alexander the Great's formidable invasion and the devastating impact of Mongol invasions have left indelible imprints on this land. The rise of the Mughal dynasty brought a period of architectural and artistic splendor, contributing significantly to Pakistan's cultural heritage. Pakistan is also home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, dating back to 2500 BCE. The ruins of this civilization along the course of the Indus River provide a glimpse into the distant past. The legacy of the Gandhara culture, with its distinctive art and architecture, is visible not only in Pakistan but also in western China.
The tapestry of Pakistan weaves together the threads of its history, making it a captivating destination for those interested in unraveling the intricate interplay of civilizations and cultures across millennia. The country's heritage is a testament to its enduring significance in the broader history of the Indian subcontinent and beyond.
|Age: 05- 90 Years
|Best Time: Any
|Cost: 950 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: 650 Euro per person
- for 3 persons: 600 Euro per person
- for 4 persons: 550 Euro per person
- for 5 persons: 500 Euro per person
- for 6 persons: 450 Euro per person
- Pfor 8 persons: 400 Euro per person
- for 10 persons: 350 Euro per person
Prices for more than 10 persons are available on request.
Arrival - Lahore Sightseeing
Begin with a visit to the magnificent Lahore Fort, an architectural masterpiece that showcases the grandeur of Mughal architecture. Explore the fort's intricate design and historical significance and take in the stunning views from its vantage points. Inside the fort, don't miss the beautiful Shish Mahal, a palace adorned with intricate mirror work. Marvel at the grandeur of the Badshahi Mosque, one of the world's largest historical mosques. Appreciate its stunning Mughal architecture and soak in the peaceful ambiance of this spiritual site. Venture into the vibrant streets of Lahore's old city to immerse yourselves in its rich heritage. Witness the bustling markets, historical landmarks, and the captivating blend of history and culture that characterizes this part of Lahore. An unforgettable highlight of the tour awaits at the Wahga Border, where your guests will witness the enthralling flag-lowering ceremony. The exchange of flags and the energetic military display create a memorable spectacle and a fitting end to the day. Guests will be accompanied by experienced guides who provide fascinating insights into the history, art, and traditions of Lahore. The guides ensure a memorable and enriching experience, offering a deeper understanding of the cultural treasures of Lahore. This comprehensive tour strives to create lasting memories and a deep appreciation for the cultural and historical riches of Lahore. Your guests will leave with a sense of wonder and admiration for this vibrant and historically significant city. Overnight Lahore.
Your morning exploration of Lahore promises to be a delightful journey through some of the city's most captivating cultural landmarks. Your day begins with a visit to the enchanting Shalimar Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the stunning triple-terraced gardens, each with its own unique charm, and marvel at the beautiful marble pavilions that dot the landscape. The serene ambiance and meticulous design make it a true masterpiece of Mughal garden architecture. Pay homage to Emperor Jahangir at his magnificent tomb. Marvel at the intricate mosaic work and delicate inlay designs that adorn the walls and ceilings, reflecting the opulence of the Mughal era. The symmetrical gardens surrounding the tomb provide a peaceful sanctuary for reflection and appreciation of this historical site. To delve deeper into Lahore's rich cultural heritage, visit the Lahore Museum. Explore its vast collection of rare manuscript miniatures, Islamic calligraphy, and archaeological artifacts that offer insights into the history and art of the region. This visit is a fascinating journey through centuries of craftsmanship and creativity. This morning exploration uncovers the treasures of Shalimar Garden, Jahangir's Tomb, and the Lahore Museum, offering a profound insight into the rich cultural and historical heritage of Lahore. It's a journey through centuries of art, architecture, and creativity that will leave you with a deep appreciation for the city's cultural significance. Overnight Lahore.
Lahore - Rohtas Fort - Islamabad
Embark on a captivating journey from Lahore to Islamabad, tracing the historic Grand Trunk Road. This ancient trade route, dating back to the Mauryan Empire, holds centuries of history within its path. Begin your day by traveling along the historic Grand Trunk Road, a route that has been a lifeline of commerce and culture for centuries, connecting the Ganges River to Kabul. Marvel at the remnants of the Mughal era, symbolized by the majestic tamarisk trees that line the road, providing shade and a sense of historical continuity. Your first stop is the awe-inspiring Rohtas Fort, a remarkable example of Mughal architecture. Explore the grandeur of the fort and immerse yourself in its historical significance. Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch amidst the fort's magnificent surroundings. Continue your journey through the picturesque Potohar plateau, where you'll encounter the unique Soan Valley culture, known for its archaeological treasures and scenic landscapes. The rich cultural heritage of this region, combined with its natural beauty, makes it a truly captivating destination. Reach Islamabad, the modern capital city of Pakistan, in the late afternoon. Reflect on a day filled with historical exploration and natural beauty as you transition from ancient history to the contemporary charm of Islamabad. This remarkable journey along the Grand Trunk Road offers a unique and unforgettable experience, where every step unveils the layers of history, connecting the past to the present in a mesmerizing way. It's a blend of ancient history and modern life, showcasing the enduring significance of this historic route. Overnight Islamabad.
Your day is dedicated to a captivating sightseeing tour of Islamabad, where you'll experience the city's rich cultural heritage and modern architectural marvels. Start your day at Shakarparian Hills, which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the modern city of Islamabad and its lush green surroundings.
Take in the beauty of the city's landscape from this vantage point. Immerse yourself in Pakistan's rich cultural heritage at the Museum of Folk Heritage. Here, folk art, crafts, and music come to life, offering insights into the nation's traditions and customs. Drive through the city's important boulevards and pass by prominent landmarks such as the Diplomatic Enclave, Parliament House, and the Presidential Palace. These symbols of governance and international relations add to Islamabad's significance. The Margalla Hills provide a stunning backdrop as you explore Saidpur model village, a charming place that transports you back in time. This village reflects the cultural heritage and traditions of the region. The tour reaches its pinnacle at the magnificent Faisal Mosque, an architectural marvel and a symbol of religious harmony. To conclude the day, indulge in a delightful dinner at a hilltop restaurant, savoring both the cuisine and the panoramic views of Islamabad's skyline. This comprehensive tour of Islamabad showcases the city's cultural, architectural, and natural wonders, leaving you with lasting memories of this vibrant and diverse capital. It's a journey through history, tradition, and modernity, offering a well-rounded experience of this unique city. Overnight Islamabad.
Islamabad - Taxila - Peshawar
Today's journey takes you from Islamabad to Peshawar, with a captivating exploration of the historic city of Taxila along the way. Begin your day with a visit to Taxila, a historic treasure dating back to the 5th century BC. Explore the first city of Taxila, where you'll encounter remnants and admire the remarkable stupa court of Dharmarajika. Continue to Sirkap, the second planned city built by the Bactrian Greeks. Marvel at its well-organized layout and intriguing structures that reflect the cultural and architectural diversity of the region. Visit the ruins of Jaulian Buddhist monastery, situated atop a hill. These ancient remains offer a glimpse into the rich Buddhist heritage of the area. Before reaching Peshawar, make a stop at the Archaeological Museum. Here, you can explore a collection of exquisite artifacts from the Taxila site, providing deeper insights into the region's history. Your journey includes a visit to the Indus River crossing, offering picturesque views of Akbar the Great's Attock Fort. This fort is not only a historical gem but also an architectural marvel. This immersive exploration of Taxila's ancient history sets the stage for further captivating discoveries in the vibrant city of Peshawar. As you continue your journey, you'll carry with you the rich cultural and historical experiences from this significant archaeological site. Overnight Peshawar.
Today's itinerary promises a full day of immersive exploration in Peshawar, allowing you to experience the city's vibrant bazaars, architectural marvels, and artistic heritage. Begin your day by immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Peshawar's traditional bazaars. Visit the famous Qissa Khawani bazaar, known for its storytellers and rich history, setting the stage for your exploration. Meander through the various bazaars, including the Copper bazaar, Spice Street, cloth market, shoe bazaar, and the lively vegetable market. Indulge your senses in the array of colors, aromas, and sounds that make these markets come alive. At the gold market, admire the exquisite craftsmanship of the jewelry on display. Your tour includes a visit to the magnificent Mohabat Khan's Mosque, a stunning Mughal architectural masterpiece. Marvel at the intricate design, grandeur, and historical significance of this mosque. Delve into the artistic wonders of the Peshawar Museum in the afternoon. Explore the impressive collection of Gandharan Art, which includes sculptures, artifacts, and historical treasures that leave you awe-inspired.
This comprehensive tour allows you to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant bazaars, architectural marvels, and artistic heritage of Peshawar. It unveils the city's rich cultural tapestry, offering a deeper understanding of its history, traditions, and artistic contributions to the region. Overnight Peshawar.
Peshawar - Khewra Salt Mines - Lahore
As you embark on your return journey to Lahore, you have the opportunity to visit the captivating Khewra Salt Mines, nestled in the foothills of the Salt Range. These mines have a rich history and offer a unique underground experience. Khewra Salt Mines are the second largest salt mines globally, attracting a significant number of visitors each year. These mines have a rich history dating back to 320 BC when salt was discovered by Alexander the Great's troops, making them the oldest in South Asia. Explore the underground tunnels and witness the breathtaking salt formations that have been shaped over centuries. The vivid colors and intricate patterns within the mines create a surreal and enchanting ambiance. This visit to the Khewra Salt Mines provides a captivating glimpse into the region's mining heritage, the significance of salt, and the awe-inspiring natural wonders hidden beneath the surface. It's a fitting way to conclude your journey, leaving you with a sense of wonder and admiration for the region's geological treasures.