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 2019 itinerary can be seen below.
|Tour dates||Tour name||Price|
|4-11. April 2020||South Punjab tour||from 1550€|
|11- 19. April 2020||North Pakistan, Karakorum highway tour||from 1750€|
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.
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..
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Extension option for 2020 tour (11-19 April 2020)
11th: For those taking this as an extension of our South Punjab tour, you can either arrange your own flight to Islamabad or we can arrange a land transfer for £25 per person. If you take this you will depart Lahore at 5am and drive to Islamabad. Visit Saidpur Old Village, Shah Faisal Mosque, Shakarparian hills and Pakistan monument. Overnight Islamabad. *for those taking only this tour, you should arrive in Islamabad before 10:00 on 11th or arrive earlier and we can arrange extra accommodation.
12th: Head along the Karakorum highway and stop off at Taxila en route. Afterwards on to Besham where we stay overnight.
13th: A long drive North through Chilas and towards Gilgit through breathtaking scenery. Overnight Gilgit.
14th: Explore Gilgit in the morning before driving along the Hunza river towards Karimibad in Hunza, Aka 'Shangri La'. Overnight Gilgit.
15th: Full day tour of Hunza valley.
16th: Full day excursion of Khunjerab Pass. Overnight Gilgit.
17th: Drive to Besham, stopping off en route at the Batura glacier. Overnight Besham
18th: Drive along the Karakorum highway back to Islamabad where we stay for the final night
The cost of the tour is 1750 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
- A tour leader from our company
The price doesn't include:
- Visa fee
- International Flights
- Other personal expenses
-Transfer to North Pakistan if taking both tours. We can offer land transport for £25 or you can book your own flight.
- 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).
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.
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.