Glimpses of Heritage

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A memorable experience is traveling and learning about Pakistan’s most obscure regions. The tour will give you an understanding of how the magnificent ancient civilizations of the Indus and Gandhara flourished along the Indus River, what drove the invaders to invade it, why Sufis made it their home, and how the emperors established their vast empires, from the Mughals of Persia to British in Europe.

  • Trip Code Start and Finish
    • DP-CHT-02
    Islamabad
  • Altitude Best time
    • 520 Meter
    October-March
  • Activity Level Activity
    • Easy
    Cultural Tour
  • Duration Meals
    • 14 Days
    All Meals
  • Group Size Guide
    • 8-12 pax
    Local Guides
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Glimpses of Heritage

A memorable experience is traveling and learning about Pakistan’s most obscure regions. The tour will give you an understanding of how the magnificent ancient civilizations of the Indus and Gandhara flourished along the Indus River, what drove the invaders to invade it, why Sufis made it their home, and how the emperors established their vast empires, from the Mughals of Persia to British in Europe. The tour will begin in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, and end in Karachi, Pakistan’s financial capital. Throughout the excursion, you will be enthralled by the region’s stunning archaeological sites, such as Taxila, which contains some significant Gandhara Civilization artifacts.

The Taxila excavations, steeped in history, transport you 2,500 years into Buddha’s time. You can discover countless depictions of Buddha here. We will stop at the Khewra Salt Mines, the second-largest salt mine in the world and the oldest in the subcontinent, and the Shiva-dedicated Hindu temple Katas Temple on the way to Lahore. Lahore’s rich and breathtaking cultures, including the spectacular Badshahi Mosque, Badshahi Fort, Lahore Museum, Shahi Hammam, Wazir Khan Mosque, Shalimar Gardens, etc., are a visual feast. Another experience is going to the Wagah border to see the flag-lowering ritual.

Mohenjo Daro, an outstanding and well-preserved Indus Valley Civilization archaeological site, was the most advanced ancient civilization in the known universe. The discoveries point to a sophisticated agricultural system, natural financial management systems for trade with other civilizations, beautiful artwork that reflects their way of life, baked-brick buildings that offer an impressive view of urban architecture, drains and wells that demonstrate their engineering prowess, and an impressive society that had created an entirely self-sufficient living system. Your journey will be beneficial if you see the Chaukandi tombs, which are part of an early Islamic cemetery. These tombs are notable for their intricate sandstone carvings. In essence, each place we stop in during the tour—cities, towns, and villages—has a captivating tale of its own.

 

Trip Highlights

Trip Code: DP-CHT-02

Islamabad- Taxila-Khewra-Lahore-Harappa-Multan-Mohenjo-Daro-Hyderabad-Karachi

Duration: 14 days/13 nights

Best time to visit: October-March

*Visit to Peshawar is possible by adding one more day

Call for general departures:

713 979 7485
The tour package inclusions and exclusions
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Hotel Accommodation based on double/twin sharing 
  • Meals (Breakfasts & Dinners) 
  • English-speaking guide 
  • Air-conditioned transportation (depending on the size of the group throughout the trip
  • Entrance Fees to the Archaeological sites and Museums 
  • Tips at hotels/restaurant
  • Mineral water (1 bottle of 1.5 liters per pax per day) 
  • Porterage at hotels
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • All items of personal nature, such as telephone calls, mini bar, and other Beverages
  • Lunches 
  • Other than above mentioned
  • Day-use rooms in case of a flight is delayed or cancellation   
  • Tips for Guide & Drivers

Itinerary

  1. 1

    Day 1 ISLAMABAD

     We warmly welcome you to the beautiful capital of Pakistan. Upon arrival, our guide meet you at the Islamabad International Airport to bring you to the hotel. You will be relaxed and give time to your guide for the orientation session about this fantastic tour. In the afternoon, we will visit the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. We will explore the two towns; both offer unique highlights to explore Pakistan’s ancient and modern history. By the evening, we will be back at the hotel after dinner to discuss the next day’s trip and highlights and overnight stay in the hotel. 

     

    Altitude: 507M

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 2 VISIT TO TAXILA

    On the second day of the visit, a trip to Taxila, an archaeological site in the Punjab province of Pakistan, is planned. Taxila, also known as Takshashila, was a significant city in ancient India, renowned for its role in learning and commerce.

    The city’s history dates back to the 6th century BCE when it was part of the Achaemenid Empire. Emperor Ashoka ruled over Taxila during the Mauryan Empire, making it a prominent center for Buddhist education and philosophy. Over the years, Taxila came under the rule of various empires, including the Indo-Greeks, Kushans, and Gupta Empires.

    The site includes several important archaeological sites, such as Jaulian, a Buddhist monastery; Sirkap, an ancient city known for trade; Dharmarajika Stupa, believed to contain Buddha’s ashes; and Mohra Moradu Stupa, known for its intricate carvings. Today, these sites attract tourists interested in ancient Indian history and culture. After the visit, the afternoon is free for relaxation and independent exploration of the hotel surroundings and local markets exploration. Overnight stay in the hotel.

     

    Altitude: 520M

    Travel Time: 1 hour  30 Km

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 3 ISLAMABAD-LAHORE

    A journey from Islamabad to Lahore, the itinerary includes visiting two significant tourist spots en route: Katas Raj and Khewra Salt Mines. Katas Raj is a collection of ancient Hindu temples known for their intricate architecture and association with the Pandavas from the Mahabharata. These temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva, are considered sacred by Hindus.

    On the other hand, Khewra Salt Mines, discovered by Alexander the Great’s troops in 320 BCE, are the world’s second-largest salt mines. The mines boast unique geological formations and pink salt crystals. 

    Visitors can witness the salt extraction process and explore the museum showcasing the mines’ history. After a day of exploration, the journey continues to Lahore, where travelers can relax and prepare for the upcoming day’s highlights. 

     

    Altitude: 217M

    Travel Time:   5 hours 374 Km

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 4 EXPLORING THE HISTORICAL LAHORE

    Today, we will explore Lahore, a captivating city in Pakistan’s Punjab province that offers a multitude of attractions, making it a must-visit destination. Our day begins with a visit to the iconic Lahore Fort, followed by the majestic Badshahi Mosque, the delicate Wazir Khan Mosque, and the impressive tombs of Jahangir and Noor Jahan. These great sites provide a glimpse into the rich history of Lahore, and we will be treated to guided tours with informative presentations.
    Lahore itself boasts a diverse and ancient history that spans over two thousand years. Its origins can be traced back to the 2nd millennium BC, with evidence of settlement in the region. Throughout history, Lahore witnessed the rise and fall of various empires, including the Mauryan Empire, the Kushan Empire, and the Gupta Empire. The city played a pivotal role in disseminating Buddhism, attracting notable figures such as the Chinese monk Faxian in the 5th century AD.
    From ancient civilizations to medieval Islamic dynasties and British colonial influence, Lahore’s history is a tapestry woven over thousands of years.

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 5 LAHORE-MULTAN

    The day from Lahore to Multan provides a captivating journey through Punjab’s heart, featuring historical landmarks like the Shershah Bridge and Multan Gate. The route includes highlights such as exploring the ancient site of Harappa, visiting Multan’s renowned shrines and vibrant bazaars, and discovering the Multan Fort. Immerse yourself in Sufi music and savor Multan’s delicious cuisine, making this journey a blend of history, spirituality, and cultural experiences.

     

     Altitude: 122M

    Travel Time: 4 hours 340 Km

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 6 EXPLORE MULTAN

    Multan, a city in Pakistan, is renowned for its rich spiritual and cultural heritage, with a strong emphasis on Sufi traditions. The town offers a range of attractions and activities that allow visitors to immerse themselves in its unique atmosphere and gain insight into its captivating history and culture.

    The Shrine of Bahauddin Zakariya stands as an important spiritual site in Multan. It serves as the final resting place of the esteemed Sufi saint, Bahauddin Zakariya, attracting pilgrims from around the globe. It holds immense reverence among Muslims.

    Another prominent Sufi shrine in Multan is the Shrine of Shah Rukn-e-Alam. This architectural marvel serves as the burial site of Shah Rukn-e-Alam, a revered Sufi saint. The shrine is known for its striking design and is considered one of the city’s most impressive landmarks.

    For those interested in delving deeper into Multan’s past, the Multan Museum offers a comprehensive insight into the city’s history and culture. Visitors can explore artifacts from the ancient Indus Valley Civilization artifacts and learn about the region’s diverse cultures and traditions.

    Ghanta Ghar, also known as the Clock Tower, is a well-known symbol of Multan. Constructed during the British Raj, it provides a glimpse into the city’s vibrant energy and is a focal point for locals and tourists alike.

    The historic Multan Fort dates back to the 11th century and is a beautiful testament to the city’s rich history. Having witnessed numerous rulers throughout the centuries, the fort is a significant landmark in Multan and offers a fascinating glimpse into its past.

    Multan Bazaar is a lively marketplace renowned for its handicrafts, including pottery, textiles, and metalwork. It is a haven for souvenir shopping, allowing visitors to admire and purchase traditional crafts.

    In Multan, Sufi music and poetry are vital to the local culture. The city is home to many talented Sufi musicians and poets who regularly perform, offering an enchanting experience for attendees seeking a deeper understanding of Sufi traditions.

    In summary, Multan offers a rich history of spiritual and cultural experiences. From its revered shrines and historical sites to its vibrant bazaars and captivating Sufi music and poetry, the city provides a journey into the heart of its deep-rooted heritage. Visitors to Multan can expect to be immersed in a captivating atmosphere where history, spirituality, and culture converge.

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 7 MULTAN-BAHWALPURE

    Today, we will embark on a three-hour drive to Bahawalpur. Along the way, we will stop at Derawar Fort, which is approximately 100 km from Bahawalpur. Derawar Fort is a remarkable structure that dates back to the 9th century. Located in the heart of the Cholistan Desert and encircled by dunes, it is recognized as one of Pakistan’s largest and most impressive forts. The fort is a popular tourist destination, and we will briefly visit it to delve into its rich history and background.

    Furthermore, we will also visit Noor Mahal, an exquisite palace constructed in the 19th century by Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan IV. This architectural masterpiece combines elements from Islamic, European, and Indian traditions.

    Noor Mahal is open to visitors, offering a captivating experience for all who explore its grandeur.

    After a day filled with exploration, we will spend the night in Bahawalpur. This is your opportunity to enjoy your own personal time and engage in activities of your choice.

     

    Altitude: 118M

    Travel Time: 2 hours, 100 Km

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 8 BAHAWALPUR-SUKKUR

    The journey from Bahawalpur to Sukkur typically takes 5-6 hours, depending on traffic and the route chosen. Along the way, you’ll encounter captivating attractions, such as the Cholistan Desert known for its dunes and nomadic culture. The route follows the picturesque Indus River, offering stunning views. A stop in Rohri allows exploration of historic sites like Kot Diji Fort. You’ll find the impressive Sukkur Barrage near Sukkur, providing irrigation and power. The journey concludes with the iconic Sukkur Bridge, offering panoramic views of the river and landscape.

     

    Altitude:     70M

    Travel Time:  6 hours, 375 Km

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 9 SUKKUR-HYDERABAD

    The journey from Sukkur to Hyderabad in Sindh province is a captivating one, offering a blend of natural beauty and historical significance. Along the way, you’ll encounter great sites that showcase the rich culture and heritage of the region. The first stop is the awe-inspiring Ranikot Fort, renowned as the world’s largest fort and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient fortress, dating back to the 17th century, provides a captivating glimpse into the past.

    Continuing the journey, you’ll come across Manchar Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Pakistan. This picturesque lake near Jamshoro offers birdwatching, fishing, and boating opportunities, adding tranquility to the trip. Another unique destination is the Makli Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located close to Thatta. This sprawling cemetery, spanning centuries from the 14th to the 18th century, is home to many tombs and graves, showcasing the architectural and cultural intricacies of the bygone eras.

    As you explore these historical sites, make sure to savor the local cuisine. Indulge in Sindhi biryani, a flavorful rice dish, and specialties like sajji (roasted meat) and kofta (meatballs). These delectable culinary delights will provide a taste of the local flavors and add to the overall experience of the journey.

    In summary, the journey from Sukkur to Hyderabad is a delightful blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. From Ranikot Fort’s grandeur to Manchar Lake’s serenity and the historical significance of Makli Necropolis, there is much to explore and appreciate. Along the way, indulge in the local cuisine to truly immerse yourself in the flavors of Sindh province. This journey promises to be an enriching and memorable experience.

     

    Altitude: 425M

    Travel Time: 6 hours, 310 Km

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 10 HYDERABAD-MOHENJADARO

    Mohenjo-Daro, located in the province of Sindh, Pakistan, is an ancient city that was part of the Indus Valley Civilization. Built around 2500 BCE, it was a prominent urban center covering about 250 acres. The city showcased Varkable urban planning, featuring streets, houses, public buildings, and an intricate drainage and sewage system. Its inhabitants were skilled in various trades such as agriculture, pottery, metallurgy, and trade. They also possessed a writing system that remained undeciphered. However, the city was eventually abandoned around 1900 BCE, possibly due to environmental changes or invasions. Rediscovered in the 1920s by Sir John Marshall, a British archaeologist, Mohenjo-daro underwent extensive excavations, revealing its advanced infrastructure with brick buildings, a Great Bath, and a large granary. The site yielded various artifacts, including pottery, jewelry, copper/bronze tools, and stone seals inscribed with the Indus script. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, Mohenjo-daro attracts tourists fascinated by ancient history and archaeology. Mohenjo-daro offers valuable insights into the Indus Valley Civilization’s culture, society, and urban development.

    Altitude: 12M

    Travel Time: 4 hours 390 Km

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 11 MOHENJADARO-KARACHI

    We will enjoy the journey from the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro to the bustling metropolis of Karachi, get ready to experience the vibrant sights and attractions in the ”City of Lights.” Karachi, the largest and most populous city in Pakistan, is a melting pot of cultures, and a treasure trove of exciting destinations.

    As we arrive in Karachi, one of the first places to explore is Empress Market. This historical market, constructed during the British era, offers a captivating glimpse into the city’s past. Stroll through its bustling lanes and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. Here, you’ll find a delightful array of spices, fresh fruits, and vegetables, making it an ideal spot to indulge in some shopping or find unique souvenirs to take back home.

    Once you’ve experienced the charm of Empress Market, consider venturing out to the stunning Churna Island. Located near Karachi, this small island is renowned for its pristine, crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life. It beckons adventure enthusiasts with its promise of remarkable snorkeling and scuba diving experiences. Dive beneath the surface and marvel at the vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful fish and other captivating sea creatures. Churna Island offers a tranquil escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, providing a memorable encounter with nature’s wonders.

    On your return to Karachi, make sure to visit the PAF Museum. This captivating museum pays homage to the rich history of the Pakistan Air Force. Step into its halls and be transported through time as you explore a fascinating collection of aircraft and artifacts from different eras. Discover the stories of courage and dedication as you delve into the exhibits that showcase the remarkable achievements of the Pakistani aviation industry. From vintage planes to modern fighter jets, the PAF Museum offers a captivating journey for aviation enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

    So, sit back and enjoy the journey from Mohenjo-Daro to Karachi as you prepare to immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of experiences this remarkable city offers.

     

    Altitude: 10M

    Travel Time: 1 hour, 15 Km

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 12 EXPLORING THE CITY OF LIGHTS KARACHI

    Mohatta Palace Museum

    Mohatta Palace Museum is a grand historical palace located in the heart of Karachi, built in the early 20th century by a wealthy businessman, Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta. It showcases a fusion of Indo-Islamic and European architectural styles, and it was once the residence of the Mohatta family. Today, the palace has been converted into a museum displaying a rich collection of artifacts, paintings, and sculptures, giving visitors a glimpse of Karachi’s colonial past.

    Frere Hall

    Frere Hall is a beautiful colonial-era building in Karachi’s heart. It was built in 1863 and served as a town hall during the British Raj. Today, it is a public park and library and is a popular spot for picnics and outdoor activities. 

    The park features lush green lawns, various trees, and a beautiful fountain. The highlight of Frere Hall is its beautiful architecture and serene surroundings, making it a perfect escape from the bustling city.

    Mazar-e-Quaid

    Mazar-e-Quaid, also known as the Mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, is a national monument and the final resting place of Pakistan’s founder. It is situated in the heart of Karachi and is one of the most visited sites in the city. The mausoleum is a beautiful example of modern Islamic architecture and features a white marble structure with a large dome and four minarets. Pakistani visitors pay their respects to the great leader and learn about his life and contribution to Pakistan’s independence.

     Tuba Mosque (Gol Masjid) 

    The Tuba Mosque, also known as Gol Masjid, is located in Phase-2 of DHA Karachi and is a beautiful example of Mughal architecture. The mosque has a large dome and minarets and is surrounded by lush gardens. Visitors can explore the mosque and enjoy its serene atmosphere.

    National Museum of Pakistan 

    The National Museum of Pakistan is a prominent cultural institution in Karachi. It showcases the country’s diverse history, art, and culture through its extensive collection of artifacts, paintings, sculptures, and manuscripts. 

    The museum’s exhibits include relics from the Indus Valley Civilization, Gandhara Art, Islamic Art, and Modern Art, among others. It is an excellent destination for those who wish to explore Pakistan’s rich heritage and legacy. 

    Abdullah Shah Ghazi Shrine 

    The Abdullah Shah Ghazi Shrine is a famous Sufi shrine located near Clifton Beach in Karachi. It is dedicated to the 8th-century Sufi saint Abdullah Shah Ghazi, who is believed to have miraculous powers. The shrine attracts thousands of devotees from all over Pakistan and abroad who come to seek blessings and pay homage to the saint. 

    The shrine’s architecture is a fusion of Mughal and Islamic styles and is worth admiring. It is a serene spot where visitors can experience the spiritual essence of Pakistan.

    Saint Patrick’s Cathedral 

    Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is located near Empress Market in Central Karachi and is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture. The church was built during the British Raj, with stained glass windows and a grand altar. Visitors can attend mass and enjoy the church’s peaceful atmosphere.

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    Day 13 EXPLORE KARACHI

    PAF Museum

    Today we will visit the Pakistan Air Force Museum, also known as the PAF Museum, is a captivating museum in Karachi dedicated to the history of the Pakistan Air Force. It boasts an impressive collection of aircraft, radars, missiles, and other equipment the air force uses. Visitors can explore various galleries featuring aviation-related exhibits, a souvenir shop, and a restaurant. The outdoor display of aircraft, including the renowned F-86 Sabre and the F-104 Starfighter, is a major highlight.

    Port Grand is a vibrant waterfront destination located in the heart of Karachi, ideal for food enthusiasts. It offers a wide range of local and international cuisine, including seafood, barbecue, and street food. The complex also features live music performances, games, and other entertainment options. Port Grand’s beautiful waterfront location provides stunning views of the Arabian Sea and the Karachi skyline.

    The Pakistan Maritime Museum in Karachi showcases the country’s maritime history. It houses ship models, naval uniforms, and other artifacts related to Pakistan’s maritime heritage. Visitors can explore the outdoor area, which includes a submarine and a ship. The museum is a must-visit for those interested in naval history and technology.

    The State Bank Museum in Karachi presents Pakistan’s financial history. It exhibits a collection of coins, notes, and other financial artifacts from different periods in the country’s history. Visitors can learn about the evolution of Pakistan’s banking system and its role in economic development.

    The Quaid e Azam House Museum, situated in Karachi Cantt, was the residence of Pakistan’s founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Preserved as a museum, it showcases personal items and memorabilia related to Jinnah’s life. 

    Clifton Beach 

    Clifton Beach is a popular tourist spot in Karachi. It is a long stretch of sandy beach that offers a picturesque view of the Arabian Sea. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely walk along the shore, watch the sunset, and indulge in water sports like jet-skiing and boating. The beach is also home to several restaurants and cafes that serve local and international cuisines. It is an ideal spot for families, couples, and solo travelers who seek a peaceful escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, and it is also considered one of the top places to visit in Pakistan. 

    Empress Market

    Empress Market is a historic marketplace in Karachi built during the British colonial era and has been a popular shopping destination ever since. The market’s architecture is a blend of Gothic and Mughal styles, and it houses several shops that sell everything from spices and vegetables to clothing and handicrafts.  By the evening, we will have a farewell dinner with the delicious cuisine of Karachi. Now is your time to be relaxed and pack.

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    Day 14 Fly home

    (Transfer to Quid-e-Azam International Karachi). 

    We wish you all the best with unforgettable memories from Discover Pakistan!

IMPORTANT NOTE:

We always do the best in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary access restrictions, weather, lodging/campground availability, guest ability/injury, and natural disasters like heavy rains, flooding, and other potential causes. Sometimes we experience unforeseen happens to affect the plan.


CUSTOMIZE THIS TOUR

Would you like to customize this trip? We would be very happy to tailor made this experience for you and your companions. Our team is here to guide you through the process. We will take the time to listen to your aspirations, understand your travel style, and work closely with you to craft a personalized itinerary. Please click here to fill the trip information form.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

PASSPORT AND VISA

Participants of all nationalities must have a valid passport with six months remaining validity and a visa for Pakistan. Visa must be applied online at https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/ 

The main category is CULTURE & HERITAGE TOURS, and the sub-category is GLIMPSE OF THE HERITAGE. You will need a letter of invitation (LOI) which our office will provide along with the requisite documents like a Discover Pakistan license copy and the National Identity Card of the issuing authority.  

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND A VISA FOR PAKISTAN. 

When visiting historical and archaeological sites in Pakistan, it is important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and preserve the sites for future generations. Here are some precautions to remember:

Before visiting any site, research its historical significance, cultural practices, and any specific guidelines or restrictions. This will help you prepare and respect the site appropriately.

Dress modestly: Pakistan is a conservative country, so it is advisable to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites or conservative areas. Covering your shoulders, wearing long pants or skirts, and avoiding revealing or provocative clothing are respectful.

Respect local customs and traditions:

 Pakistan has a rich cultural heritage, and it is important to respect the customs and traditions of the local communities. Follow any religious or cultural practices observed at the site, such as removing your shoes before entering certain areas or covering your head if required.

Follow the instructions and guidelines: 

Pay attention to any instructions or guidelines provided by the site authorities or tour guides. These may include areas where photography is prohibited, restricted access zones, or any specific rules to protect the artifacts or structures.

Stay on designated paths: 

Stick to designated paths and avoid trespassing or damaging any part of the site. Some archaeological sites are fragile; stepping on delicate areas can cause irreparable harm. Follow the signs and markers to ensure you are on the authorized path.

Do not remove artifacts:

 Removing artifacts, stones, or historical items from the site is strictly prohibited. Removing artifacts not only damages their historical value but is also illegal. Respect the site’s archaeological significance by leaving everything as you found it.

Dispose of waste properly: 

Maintain cleanliness and dispose of trash in designated bins. Keep the sites clean and leave no trace of your visit. Avoid littering or damaging the environment around the sites.

Be cautious of your belongings: 

Keep an eye on your personal belongings at all times. Use a secure bag or backpack to carry your valuables and avoid displaying expensive items that may attract unwanted attention.

Stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun: 

Pakistan can have hot and dry weather, especially during summer. Drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen, and wear a hat or umbrella to protect yourself from the sun.

Follow safety guidelines: 

Be aware of your surroundings and follow any safety guidelines provided by the authorities. It is always recommended to travel in groups, especially in remote areas, and inform someone about your plans and expected return time.

By following these precautions, you can ensure a safe and respectful visit to the historical and archaeological sites in Pakistan while appreciating their cultural and historical significance.

Other InfoAbout Tour

Weather

Pakistan has a diverse climate due to its geographical location and varying topography. The weather conditions in places with historical highlights can vary depending on the region and time of year. Here’s a general overview of the weather conditions in some popular historical destinations in Pakistan:

Lahore experiences hot summers with temperatures often exceeding 40°C (104°F) in June and July. Winters are mild, with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 20°C (41°F to 68°F). The best time to visit Lahore is in spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) when the weather is pleasant.

Islamabad:

Islamabad has a moderate climate. Summers (May to September) are warm, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F). Winters (December to February) can be cold, with temperatures dropping to around 0°C (32°F) or lower. The best time to visit Islamabad is during spring and autumn when the weather is pleasant.

Taxila:

Taxila, known for its archaeological sites, experiences similar weather conditions to Islamabad since it is located nearby. Summers can be hot, and winters are cold. The best time to visit Taxila is during spring and autumn.

Mohenjo-Daro:

Mohenjo-Daro, an ancient Indus Valley Civilization site, is in the Sindh province. The region has a hot desert climate. Summers (April to June) are sweltering, reaching over 45°C (113°F). Winters (December to February) are mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 20°C (41°F to 68°F). Visiting Mohenjo-daro during the winter months is advisable to avoid the extreme heat.

Multan is located in the Punjab province of Pakistan and experiences a semi-arid climate with hot and dry weather. Summers in Multan are sweltering, with temperatures often exceeding 45°C (113°F) in May and June. The city receives very little rainfall during this season. It is essential to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the intense heat if visiting during summer. The monsoon season occurs from July to September, providing some relief from the heat with moderate rainfall. Autumn is relatively pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F), and the weather becomes drier. Winter in Multan is mild, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) during the day and cooler nights. Spring is short but pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F) and vibrant blooming flowers. It is advisable to check the local weather forecast before visiting Multan and pack accordingly to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trip.

What to bring:

Comfortable Clothing: Pakistan has diverse weather conditions, so it’s important to dress appropriately. Carry lightweight and breathable clothing for hot weather and layer up for cooler regions or winter visits. Modest clothing is recommended out of respect for local customs and traditions.

Sun Protection:

Pakistan’s climate can be quite sunny, especially during summer. Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and consider lightweight clothing that provides adequate sun protection.

Comfortable Shoes: Many historical and archaeological sites in Pakistan require walking and exploring on foot. Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers that are suitable for walking on uneven terrain.

Water and Snacks:

Carry a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated during your visit. It’s also a good idea to bring some snacks, especially if you plan to spend a significant amount of time at the site.

Insect Repellent:

Some archaeological sites in Pakistan may have mosquitoes or other insects, particularly in rural areas. Pack insect repellent to protect yourself from bites.

Cash and Local Currency:

While major cities in Pakistan have ATMs and card payment options, it’s advisable to carry some cash, especially when visiting remote areas where cash might be the primary mode of payment.

First Aid Kit:

It’s always a good idea to have a basic first aid kit with items like band-aids, antiseptic ointment, pain relievers, and any necessary prescription medications.

Camera and Binoculars: Capture the beauty of historical sites and landscapes with a camera or smartphone. Binoculars can be handy for observing details from a distance.

Guidebooks and Maps:

Consider bringing guidebooks or maps that provide information about the historical and archaeological sites you plan to visit. These resources can enhance your understanding and appreciation of the locations.

Respectful Behavior:

Show respect for local customs, traditions, and religious practices. It’s essential to dress modestly, ask for permission before taking photographs of people, and follow any rules or guidelines provided by site authorities.

Remember to research and plan your visit in advance, including opening hours, entrance fees, and any specific requirements or restrictions related to the historical and archaeological sites you wish to explore. Enjoy your journey through Pakistan’s rich history and cultural heritage!

BOOKING & DEPOSITS:

The trip can be reserved with an initial deposit of 30% at the time of booking. The initial deposit shall not be refunded but can be transferred for a future trip.

FINAL PAYMENT

We require the full cost of the trip to be paid 30 days prior to the start of the tour. Payments can only be made in cash or through bank transfers to our designated bank account. We do not accept payments via credit cards. Please ensure that you only accepted invoices generated by Discover Pakistan and sent through our official email ID.

1)      Cancellations must be communicated in writing to Discover Pakistan or the agent through whom the trip was booked. Cancellation charges will be applied as follows:

Cancellation before 30 days or more: After deducting 30%, the remaining amount will be refunded. If the deposit is retained with the consent of our client, no cancellation charges will be applied. The full amount can be adjusted toward a future trip.
Cancellation within two weeks before departure: 50% of the package offer will be charged.
Cancellation within one week of departure or no-show: The full payment will be forfeited.
No refunds will be provided if you voluntarily or involuntarily leave the trip after it has started. Additionally, no refunds will be given for any unused meals, accommodation, or services.

2) There shall be no refunds if you leave the trip for any reason, voluntarily or involuntarily, after the trip begins. No refunds shall be made for any unused meals, accommodation, or services.

WHY BOOK WITH DISCOVER PAKISTAN?

Discover Pakistan is a leading Destination Management and Tour servicing company established to cater to the travel needs of explorers, researchers, mountaineers, and trekkers worldwide. We prioritize the safety, integrity, and comfort of all our valued clients without discrimination.

Our Values: We adhere to a set of values that guide our company in delivering the best travel experiences to our clients. These values include:

Integrity

Communication
Client Safety and Security
Customer-Oriented Services
Continuous Improvement
Customer Satisfaction

RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS COMMUNITY

We recognize our responsibility towards the local communities, their customs, and the environment. Therefore, some of our income is dedicated to humanitarian activities, such as student support, skill development programs, and interest-free micro-credit loans for women. Detailed information can be provided upon request.

THE CLIENT

We have successfully collaborated with local and foreign clients, and we take pride in the long list of satisfied partners and individual clients that Discover Pakistan has served worldwide. We maintain a balance between cost and quality. Our business philosophy and the key to our success is “LESS PROFIT EQUALS MORE CLIENTS, AND MORE CLIENTS EQUALS MORE PROFIT.”

  1. What is the duration of the

    The tour lasts for 14 days, allowing you to explore various historical sites in Pakistan.

  2. What are some of the highlights of this tour?

    The tour takes you to important heritage sites such as the ancient ruins of Taxila, the famous Khewra Salt Mines, the historical city of Lahore, the ancient civilization of Harappa, the cultural hub of Multan, the archaeological site of Mohenjo-Daro, and the vibrant cities of Hyderabad and Karachi.

  3. How do I reach Islamabad to begin the tour?

    Islamabad can be reached by air through the Islamabad International Airport, which is well-connected to major international and domestic cities. Alternatively, you can also reach Islamabad by road or train from various cities within Pakistan.

  4. Will there be a tour guide throughout the journey?

    Yes, a knowledgeable tour guide will accompany you throughout the tour. They will provide information about the historical significance, cultural aspects and answer any questions you may have.

  5. Can the itinerary be customized?

    The itinerary is designed to provide a comprehensive experience of the mentioned heritage sites. However, if you have specific preferences or additional sites you’d like to visit, you can discuss it with the tour operator to see if any modifications can be made.

  6. What should I pack for the tour?

     Packing comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking and exploring historical sites is advisable. Additionally, don’t forget essentials such as sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and any personal medications you may require

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Extensions

Discover Dubai: Four-Day Tour Extension

Experience the captivating blend of modern luxury and rich cultural heritage with our four-day tour extension in Dubai. This vibrant city in the United Arab Emirates is a playground of architectural marvels, world-class shopping, and exhilarating experiences. Join us on an unforgettable journey as we unveil the best of Dubai’s iconic attractions and hidden gems.

Day 1: Arrival and Dubai City Exploration Upon your arrival in Dubai, you will be warmly welcomed by our team and transferred to your luxurious hotel. Take a moment to relax and immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant ambiance. In the afternoon, embark on a comprehensive city exploration. Visit the iconic Burj Khalifa, the towering masterpiece, and marvel at the panoramic views from its observation deck. Discover the cultural heritage of Dubai at the Dubai Museum, located in the historic Al Fahidi Fort. Wander through the bustling markets of the Gold Souk and Spice Souk, and soak in the sights and sounds of this enchanting city.

Day 2: Desert Safari and Arabian Nights Experience the thrill of the desert with a captivating desert safari adventure. Traverse the golden sands in a 4×4 vehicle, gliding over the dunes as the sun sets in a mesmerizing display of colors. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the Bedouin culture as you visit a traditional desert camp. Enjoy camel rides, get henna tattoos, and indulge in a delectable Arabian feast under the starlit sky. Be entertained by mesmerizing belly dance performances and traditional music, creating an unforgettable Arabian Nights experience.

Day 3: Modern Wonders and Shopping Extravaganza Today, delve into the modern wonders of Dubai’s architectural marvels. Visit the Palm Jumeirah, an extraordinary man-made island shaped like a palm tree, and admire the luxurious resorts and stunning beachfront views. Explore the vibrant Dubai Marina, known for its impressive skyline and bustling atmosphere. Indulge in a shopping extravaganza at the world-renowned Dubai Mall, home to an array of high-end boutiques and entertainment options. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the captivating Dubai Fountain, a mesmerizing water and light show set against the backdrop of the Burj Khalifa.

Day 4: Cultural Heritage and Farewell On your final day, immerse yourself in Dubai’s cultural heritage. Explore the enchanting neighborhood of Bastakiya, with its traditional wind towers and narrow alleyways. Visit the bustling textile market of Meena Bazaar and experience the vibrant flavors of Emirati cuisine. Enjoy a traditional Emirati breakfast and savor the authentic flavors of the region. Before bidding farewell to this captivating city, take a leisurely stroll along the Dubai Marina promenade, taking in the breathtaking views and reflecting on the memories created during your Dubai adventure.

Join us on this four-day tour extension in Dubai and let us unveil the wonders of this dynamic city. Immerse yourself in the perfect blend of modernity and tradition, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Discover Istanbul: Four-Day Tour Extension

Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty and rich history of Istanbul with our four-day tour extension. This vibrant city, straddling two continents, offers a captivating blend of East and West, where ancient traditions meet modern delights. Join us as we explore the iconic landmarks, vibrant markets, and cultural treasures of Istanbul.

Day 1: Arrival and Istanbul City Highlights Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be greeted by our team and transferred to your comfortable hotel. Take a moment to settle in and prepare for an exciting adventure. In the afternoon, embark on a city tour to discover the highlights of Istanbul. Visit the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, and marvel at its intricate domes and stunning mosaics. Explore the magnificent Blue Mosque, known for its elegant minarets and exquisite blue tiles. End your day with a leisurely walk through the historic Sultanahmet Square, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 2: Bosphorus Cruise and Grand Bazaar Experience the beauty of Istanbul from a different perspective with a scenic Bosphorus cruise. Sail along the strait that separates Europe and Asia, passing by iconic landmarks such as the Dolmabahçe Palace, Rumeli Fortress, and the picturesque waterfront mansions. Enjoy the panoramic views and capture stunning photos of the city’s skyline. After the cruise, dive into the bustling atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets. Explore its labyrinthine alleys filled with vibrant stalls, offering a treasure trove of Turkish carpets, jewelry, spices, and handicrafts.

Day 3: Topkapi Palace and Spice Bazaar Step back in time as you visit the opulent Topkapi Palace, the former residence of Ottoman sultans. Explore its exquisite courtyards, opulent chambers, and the famous Harem section. Immerse yourself in the history and grandeur of the Ottoman Empire. Afterward, indulge your senses at the Spice Bazaar, known as the Egyptian Bazaar. Wander through the aromatic stalls filled with colorful spices, teas, dried fruits, and sweets. Take the opportunity to savor traditional Turkish delights and experience the rich flavors of the local cuisine.

Day 4: Breathtaking Views and Farewell On your final day, experience the breathtaking views of Istanbul from the Galata Tower. Climb to the top and be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the city, stretching from the historic peninsula to the modern skyline. Capture the perfect postcard-worthy photographs. End your tour extension with a visit to the vibrant Istiklal Avenue, a bustling pedestrian street lined with shops, cafes, and art galleries. Stroll along this lively thoroughfare, immersing yourself in the vibrant energy of Istanbul. Bid farewell to this remarkable city, taking with you cherished memories and a deep appreciation for its rich cultural heritage.

Join us on this four-day tour extension in Istanbul and allow us to unlock the secrets of this captivating city. From the grand palaces to the bustling bazaars, immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Istanbul’s history, culture, and beauty. Get ready for an unforgettable journey of discovery in the heart of Turkey.