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Undiscovered Southern Pakistan

Tailor Made Itinerary

12 Days From £2,150

Overview

The Indus Valley and Sufi Pakistan provide a completely different experience than our other offerings in Pakistan. This remarkable journey encompasses everything from Sufi tombs and desert fortresses, to bustling bazaars and lively cities, as you travel from the streets of Karachi and deep into the Punjab.

Beginning in Karachi you'll have a chance to explore one of Pakistan's most exciting and historic cities, before journeying across a landscape filled with World Heritage ruins and ...
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • See the world-famous flag lowering ceremony at the Wagah Border from the Pakistani side
  • Visit the World Heritage Sites at Makli Hill and Mohenjo-daro
  • Discover the historic highlights of Karachi and Lahore
  • Explore Multan - the City of the Sufis
  • Visit Cholistan Desert and the imposing Derawar Fort
  • Explore the famous archaeological site of Harappa

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE KARACHI

DAY 1: ARRIVE KARACHI

On arrival in Karachi today you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After a chance to settle in and freshen up, this afternoon you'll begin a tour of the city with a visit to the Shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi. Born in Medina in 720 AD and widely revered throughout Pakistan, he was considered the patron saint of Karachi. Later you will have an opportunity to visit Clifton Beach, the National Museum and the Mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Regent Plaza
Breakfast

DAY 2: KARACHI - HYDERABAD

DAY 2: KARACHI - HYDERABAD

Departing Karachi after breakfast this morning, you'll drive on to the city of Hyderabad today. The journey takes you by way of the World Heritage site at Makli Hill, home to one of the largest necropolises in the world, and the Shah Jahan Mosque at Thatta, built during the golden age of Mughal architecture.

Indus Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 3: HYDERABAD - LARKANA

DAY 3: HYDERABAD - LARKANA

From Hyderabad the adventure continues through the north-west regions of Sindh province, towards the historic city of Larkana. Stops en route at the shrines of the famous Sufi saints of Lal Shabaz Qalander and Abdul Latif Bhittai provide a chance to discover more about these revered mystics, philosophers and poets, before continuing on to your overnight stop in Larkana, on the banks of the River Indus.

Sambara Inn
Breakfast

DAY 4: LARKANA - SUKKUR

DAY 4: LARKANA - SUKKUR

Larkana is home to one of the largest and oldest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation. The site at Mohenjo-daro (Mound of the Dead) was abandoned as far back as the 19th century BC. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll have a chance to visit the Mohenjo-daro Museum, before continuing the drive on to Sukkur. On arrival, if time allows, there may be a chance to visit the local market this evening.

Interpak Inn
Breakfast

DAY 5: SUKKUR - BAHAWALPUR

DAY 5: SUKKUR - BAHAWALPUR

A full day's drive takes you on to Bahawalpur today, once part of an independent princely state that was founded in 1802 by Nawab Mohammad Bahawal Khan II. The road passes by the city of Uch Sharif, which was believed to have been founded by Alexander the Great in 325 BC at the confluence of the Indus and Chenab Rivers. From here you then complete the journey on to Bahawalpur.

The Grand Regency
Breakfast

DAY 6: BAHAWALPUR

DAY 6: BAHAWALPUR

Following breakfast, you will drive into the remote landscapes of the Cholistan Desert this morning, to pay a visit to the imposing setting of Derawar Fort. Built by the Rajput Bhati, the fortress dominates the desert around it, with 40 towering bastions that stand over 30 metres in height. Visit the fort and the royal tombs of the Bahawalpur Nawabs before returning to Bahawalpur for a second night.

The Grand Regency
Breakfast

DAY 7: BAHAWALPUR - MULTAN

DAY 7: BAHAWALPUR - MULTAN

A morning tour of Bahawalpur today provides an opportunity to discover a little something of its historic and cultural highlights including the Noor Mahal and the Farid Gate, with its bustling local market. Departing the city after the visit, you'll then head on towards Multan, located on the banks of the Chenab River.

Ramada Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 8: MULTAN

DAY 8: MULTAN

Multan (Madinat-ul-Auliya) is known as the City of the Sufis, or the City of the Saints, largely due to the abundant number of Sufi shrines that lie scattered across the city. Amongst the monuments that you will visit today are included the shrines of Shah Rukn-i-Alam, BhahuddinZikria and Shams Tabraz. You'll also have an opportunity to spend some time exploring the Old Bazaar.

Ramada Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 9: MULTAN - LAHORE

DAY 9: MULTAN - LAHORE

From Multan the journey takes you on to the capital of the Punjab next, as you drive to Lahore, the largest Punjabi city in the world. Stopping en route at the famous archaeological site at Harappa, you'll have a chance to discover the remains of a Bronze Age fortified city whose origins have been dated back to 2600BC. Arrive in Lahore later today.

Luxus Grand
Breakfast

DAY 10: LAHORE

DAY 10: LAHORE

Today you can explore Lahore – the historic capital of both the Moghul and Sikh empires, a city which also played a significant part in the British governance of the Punjab. Home to a remarkable collection of cultural and historic highlights, your tour today will include the wonderful assortment of artefacts and national history displayed at the Lahore Museum, the striking Badshahi Mosque built from red sandstone and the neighbouring Lahore Fort. This afternoon head to the walled city of Lahore to view the hustle and bustle of day to day life in this city. If you walk through the busy bazaar you can also visit the spectacular and recently restored Shahi Hammam as well as the Wazir Khan Mosque.

Luxus Grand
Breakfast

DAY 11: LAHORE

DAY 11: LAHORE

Lahore is one of the great centres of Mughal Architecture. With its magnificent Islamic monuments, spectacular reminders from the era of British rule, chaotic old city bazaar and modern status, Lahore remains high on the list of Pakistan's unmissable sights, including the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Jahangir Tomb and Shalimar Garden. This afternoon drive on to the Wagah border where you will join the patriotic crowds to witness the extraordinary – and very bizarre – Wagah Border Ceremony.

Luxus Grand
Breakfast

DAY 12: DEPART LAHORE

DAY 12: DEPART LAHORE

You will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Superior

Simple

No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Simple

No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

UNDISCOVERED SOUTHERN PAKISTAN (12 DAYS) £2,150

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

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This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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