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Culture Tour Of Pakistan
 
 
 
A people’s culture includes their beliefs, rules of behavior, language, rituals, art, technology, styles of dress, ways of producing and cooking food, religion, and political and economic systems. Culture is the study of all aspects of human life. Pakistanis are a blend of their Harappan, Aryan, Persian, Greek, Saka, Parthian, Kushan, White Hun, Arab, Turkic, Afghan, and Mughal heritage. Waves of invaders and migrants settled down in Pakistan through out the centuries, influencing the locals and being absorbed among them.

 

ITINERARY   (Duration 23 Days to 25 days)

Day 1 Islamabad/Rawalpindi
 
Arrival Islamabadi. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon city tour of Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Tour includes the exciting new Capital of Pakistan and the low hills of Margalla where spectacular views of the twin cities are available. Overnight in Hotel.
 
Day 2 Taxila
 
Departure by coach to Taxila en route to Peshawar. Visit Taxila Museum and Buddhist sites of importance. Continue to Peshawar. Arrival at Peshawar. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon tour of the great Peshawar city. Tour includes visit to Qissa Khawani Bazaar, also known as the street of storytellers. Overnight in Peshawar.
 
Day3 Peshawar
 
Tour of famous Khyber Pass through which marched all the great conquerors into Indo-Pak plains (in case Khyber Pass can not be visited then a tour of Peshawar and its environs will be arranged). Overnight in Peshawar.
 
Day 4 Sawat
 
Departure by coach for Swat en route stop at Takht-i-Bahi which is an ancient Buddhist monastery dating back 540 A.D. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon visit to Swat Museum. Overnight in Hotel.
 
Day 5 Kalam
 
Departure for Kalam. Lunch at Kalam. Group returns to Miandam. Afternoon tea at Miandam and back to Saidu Sharif for overnight.
 
Day 6 Shangla
 
Departure by coach over Shangla Pass to Besham and onwards to Gilgit with packed lunches. Afternoon visit to Shatial and Chillas to see the rock carvings. Overnight in Gilgit.
 
Day 7 Gilgit
 
Afternoon, witness polo match especially arranged for the group. Polo originated in Gilgit and is found there in its roughest form still.
 
Day 8 Hunza
 
Departure for Hunza. Sightseeing all along the route which is surrounded by some of the tallest mountains in the world and dominated by the Rakaposhi Peak. Hunza is itself known for the longevity of the residents. Group visits famous forts. Overnight in Hunza
 
Day 9 Naltar
 
Day trip to Naltar with packed lunches. Overnight in Gilgit.
 
Day 10 Baltistan
 
Departure for Baltistan,sight seeing all along the rout with the company of Indus river the longest river of pakistan It flows from Tibet northwest across the Indian-controlled portion of Jammu and Kashmir, passing between the western extremity of the Himalayas and the northern extremity of the Hindu Kush mountain range; it then courses generally south through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. Check in hotel, after noon some shopping in the Bazar. Overnight in Skardu.
 
Day 11 Shangrila, Kachura,Sadpara
 
Full day visit of Skardu the Capital of Baltistan Includes visit to Shangrila Resort the Heaven on Earth, Kachura lake as well as drive to Sadpara Lake.Overnight in Skardu.
 
Day 12 Skardu
 
Flight for Rawalpindi. In case of bad weather the group will drive down to Rawalpindi. Should the flight operate, group will check in at hotel. Afternoon free for shopping. Overnight in Rawalpindi.
 
Day 13 Murree
 
Departure for Murree.Check in Hotel of Murree. Remaining part of the day at leisure
 
Day 14 Lahore
 
Early morning departure by road for Lahore, arrival at Lahore and check in at Hotel. Afternoon city tour of the great Moghal city. Tour includes visit to Shalimar Gardens and the Lahore Museum. Overnight in Hotel.
 
Day 15
 
Full day sight seeing of Lahore. Tour includes a visit to Badshahi Mosque and the Lahore Fort as well as Jehangir's Mausoleum and Noor Jehan's tomb. Jehangir's Mausoleum is a perfect specimen of great Moghul architecture. In the afternoon visit Wazir Khan Mosque inside the Delhi Gate and a tour of Anarkali Bazaar via fort. Overnight stay in Lahore
 
Day 16 Quetta
 
Departure for Quetta. Reach Quetta. Aftenoon, tour of Quetta. Overnight in Quetta.
 
Day 17 Ziarat
 
Full day visit to Ziarat. Overnight at PTDC Complex, Ziarat. Ziarat is known for its juniper forests and its extremely lovely surroundings.
 
Day 18
 
Flight for Rawalpindi. In case of bad weather the group will drive down to Rawalpindi. Should the flight operate, group will check in at hotel. Afternoon free for shopping. Overnight in Rawalpindi.
 
Day 19 Karachi
 
City tour to Karachi - tour includes visit to the Karachi Museum and visit to the Mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam as well as a drive around Clifton beaches. In the afternoon, a tour of the shopping centres is arranged. Alternates available to the Shopping Centres. Overnight at Karachi Hotel.
 
Day 20 Moenjodaro
 
Morning flight to Mohenjodaro to see the ruins of the Indus Valley civilization which date back to 5000 years. Late afternoon return to Karachi. Overnight at Karachi.
Day 21 Thatta
 
Depart for Chokundi Tombs, Banbhore and Thatta by road Thatta has the largest necropolis in the world with beautifully engraved sandstone on the graves - excellent specimens of art motifs - enroute visit Halijee Lake (in winter this lake is one of Asia's biggest water fowl sanctuaries). Lunch at Keenjhar Lake Resort. Overnight at PTDC Keenjhar Lake Resort.
 
Day 22
 
Departure for Karachi to catch the flight for onward destination. End of Our service