Pakistan

Summer 2017 saw the launch of our first tour to Pakistan. From the flag waving ceremony at Lahore to the historic cities of Bahawalpur and Multan, the tour gave a great introduction to the Southern Punjab region of Pakistan.

Our 2018 date can be seen below.

Saturday April 7th

Arrival at Allama Iqbal International Airport. After welcome reception from our guide you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in. Afterwards we will visit Shalimar Gardens before heading to Waga border (Pakistan & India) to see the famous flag lowering ceremony between the two nations. Rest of evening at your own leisure.

Sunday April 8th

Today is a full day city tour of Lahore visiting Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque, Lahore museum and Wazir Khan mosque before taking a walk of the Old City walls and then down Mall Road to see the British Colonial buildings..

Monday April 9th

Today we depart Lahore and drive 3 hours to Harappa to visit the ancient ruins of Harappan. Afterwards we drive a further 2 hours to Multan 'the city of shrines'.

Tuesday April 10th

Today we take a full day tour of Multan including the mausoleum of Shah Shams Tabrez, Shah Rukhne Alam, and Bahauddinzakaria. We also visit the Townhall and local bazaar.

Wednesday April 11th

In the morning to depart for Uch Sharif and visit Bibi Jawindi Tomb, Syed Jalaluddin Bukhari Tom mosque and Jahaniyan Jahangast Tomb. Afterwards we drive on to Bahawalpur where we will stay for the night. ‎

Thursday April 12th

Today we drive to Cholistan desert where we will visit Derawar Fort and take a camel safari. Drive back to Bahawalpur in the afternoon and visit the bazaar.

Friday April 13th

Today we depart back to Lahore. In the evening we have time for shopping before having a final dinner on Food Street: the chance to eat traditional food with great views across onto Lahore.

Saturday April 14th

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

 
 

The cost of the tour is 1645 EUR per person

 

The price includes:

- visa support documents
- all ground transport
- accommodation (twin rooms in 3 star hotels)
- Tours, entry fees, permits and English speaking guides
- Breakfast and dinner each day

- Lupine tour leader

 



The price doesn't include:

- Visa fee
- International Flights
- Tips
- Lunches
- Other personal expenses
- single room supplement of 445EUR (subject to availability we can allocate someone to share with on a group tour if you prefer to avoid this cost).

 

* Please note the weather will be very hot during June, possibly hitting temperatures of over 40C!

How difficult is the visa process?
We will provide you with supporting visa documents within 5 working days of booking onto our tour. You can then use these documents to apply for your visa at your nearest Embassy or visa service centre. Processing times are dependent on your location and can vary. In the UK, visa applications must go via Gerry's visa service and you can only apply at the one closest to your residence. The Manchester centre has a average turnaround of just 2 days. The centres in London have taken anything from 5 days to 5 weeks.

What is the dress code?
Lahore is reasonably liberal, but it is recommended to wear modest dress at all times and keep your legs covered. Women should bring scarves to cover up tehir hair during visits to mosques and shrines.

Is alcohol allowed?
It's legal for non-Muslims to drink alcohol but it's very difficult to obtain.

Can I visit Pakistan if I have been to Israel?
An Israeli stamp in your passport will not cause any problems.

How safe is Pakistan?
The general threat towards tourists in the region we are travelling to is low. Once outside of Lahore we will use armed police escorts when travelling between cities and occasionally inside cities if and when it's advised from the local authorities.

Can citizens of Indian heritage visit Pakistan?
We are unfortunately unable to secure visas for anyone of Indian heritage.

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