Pakistan - Domes & Deserts of the Indus - Southbound (17 Days)

Company : Oasis Overland
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 1750 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Visit this amazing and little travelled area of Southern Pakistan.  We travel in an air condtioned vehicle (car or 4x4) with a local guide and a maximum of 3 travellers per vehicle, staying in basic hotels with twin bed en-suite rooms.  

Journey from Islamabad along the Grand Trunk Road to Lahore where we watch the flag lowering ceremony on the border of India.  Stare at the majestic Derewar Fort in the Cholistan Desert and immerse yourself in the 5000 year old history of the Indus valley.  Browse the local handicrafts in the bazaars and enjoy the vast variety of food in Karachi.  One thing is for certain, Pakistan is sure to stay in your memory forever!  All meals are included!!


Brief Itinerary

Day 1
Meet and greet at Islamabad airport.  Transfer to our hotel. City tour of Islamabad – Shah Faisal Mosque, Rawalpindi, Daman e Koh view point and Taxila Museum (Jaulian Monastery).

Days 2 to 4

  • Drive the Grand Trunk Road to Lahore.
  • Visit Rohtas Fort (1540AD)
  • 2 full day’s sightseeing in Lahore – Moghul architecture, Lahore Fort, Royal Mosque, Jahangir’s Tomb and City Museum.
  •  ‘Food Street’ in the old town, to try the many different dishes and flavours.
  • The Old Walled City, Sarafa and Kashmiri Bazaar, Shahi Hamam (Royal Bath) and the Wazir Khan Mosque.
  • Wagah border with India  - flag lowering ceremony. 

Days 5 to 7

  • Harappa archaeological site – 3000 BC
  • 2 nights in Multan, the City of Saints. 
  • Full day city tour in Multan - Shrines of the Mystics, old walled city and bazaar
  • Bahawalpur - an independent state until the creation of Pakistan in 1947. 

Days 8 to 11

  • Cholistan desert.
  • Derawar Fort - one of Southern Pakistan’s must see sights. 
  • The Abbasi family tombs and Royal graveyard.
  • Optional camel safari in the desert and around the fort. 
  • Sukkur.
  • Kot Diji, an important Harappa site (3000 – 2600 BC).
  • Boat safari to Sukkur Island and a visit to Sadu Bela Hindu temple.
  • Mohenjo-daro -5000 year old city and the centre of the Indus
  • Larkana, home town of the famous Bhutto family.

Days 12 to 14

  • Boating on Manchar Lake with the Mohanas tribe.
  • Sehwan, famous for the shrine of 13th century sufi saint Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.
  • Hyderabad.
  • Full day to explore surrounding Hala and Bhit Shah and the amazing coloured pottery (Kaashi), woodwork (Jandi), cloth printing and woven cloth (Sussi) of the area.   
  • Visit to see Ajrak production - a block printed cloth and hallmark of the Indus civilization.
  • Tour of a glass bracelet factory and bazaar.
  • Karachi.
  • Thatta, Makli Hills and Chaukundi. 

Days 15 to 16

  • 2 full days sightseeing in and around Karachi.
  • National museum  - Pakistan’s cultural heritage, from stone age to the birth of the nation. 
  • Mohamad Ali Jinnah Mausoleum (the oldest Sufi shrine in Karachi)  
  • Clifton Beach and the curative powers of the hot sulphur springs.
  • Final meal in one of the many diverse restaurants of Karachi.

Day 17

  • Airport transfer and fly home



  • From: £1995.00

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