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Beauty scenic Swat Trip

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Departure Dates April -October    See All Dates
Trip Length 6 Days
Activities Cultural exploration , Sightseeing, Hiking,   heritage
Difficulty Level easy
Destinations Islamabad, Swat, Taxilla, Takht Bhai, Saido Sharif, Malam Jabba

Ushu valley Swat (Photo credit: Noman)

Swat (Photo credit: Noman)

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Beauty Scenic Swat


At the junction of south, east and central Asia, Pakistan holds a wealth of diverse cultural attractions and overwhelming natural beauty. Start in Islamabad, the planned capital city whose new  boulevards contrast sharply with Rawalpindi.  From Islamabad, travel to Taxilla, once the center of the Ghandhara civilization, to the charming ancient Buddhist monastery of Takht Bhai.

Trip to Swat, the former cross road of many legendry invaders and Silk road trail, where you tour the remains of the Buddhist era.


Trip Features:

  • Guided by highly experienced and qualified professionals with the help of the best supporting staff available in Pakistan, having undergone on the job training over many seasons with us. They are highly experienced at catering to the needs of our members, and do a tremendous amount to contribute to the overall success and satisfaction of our groups

  • Build your exact dream trip--Itinerary can be customized. Leaves any day you desire--Lengthen or shorten trip, if you like.

  • 4 to 5 star accommodations and services--Designed for higher end budgets (hotels can be changed for lower budgets)

  • Lowest Price guaranteed and the best value for money--Save 40-50 % vs. comparable guided tours of this same quality

  • Group Discounts Available. Details






















06 DAYS  ITINERARY (Day by Day)


Arrival Islamabad today. A member of the Vertical Explorers staff will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. Today either you can relax or you can enjoy an exploratory walk in the old part of Rawalpindi; wander past the vegetable and spice markets, beautifully carved old houses and trucks, cows pestering the vegetable vendors, catch traditional craftsmen at work in silver and gold bazaars .You will then continue on the main street linking the Twin cities - Murree Road - before arriving at the gleaming new capital, Islamabad. You pass shining new buildings and thousands of park areas - a full 50 percent of the 350 square mile site is set aside for parks. You will then stop at the Shakar Parian to catch a bird's eye view of Islamabad. Our next stop will be Shah Faisal Mosque which is the landmark of Islamabad.

Meals provided: Welcome Dinner
Accommodation: Marriott Hotel, Pearl Continental Hotel, Sunrise Hotel, Civic Hotel, Regency Hotel


Today we will start our journey by morning towards Swat Valley. On our way we will have short break at Taxila, the heart of Gandaran Civilization. Passing the Frontier town of Mardan and Takht-e-Bahi, the most impressive and complete Buddhist monastery in Pakistan. Passing through Takht-e-Bahi we cross Malakand Pass and descend down to Swat valley. Our drive from Islamabad to Swat is about 250 kilometers and its takes about four and half hours to reach this heavenly place.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: PTDC. Dir Continental


Morning departure for Malam Jabba. This is an exciting tourist resort of great natural beauty as well as the one of the best skiing resort. 


Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: PTDC Motel 


Leave for Kalam. On the way visit Madian and Bahrain, with beautiful terraced fields, wild flowers, studded slopes and fruit laden trees.The last destination of Swat valley, which is ideal for hiking, trekking and trout fishing.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: PTDC Hotel, Kalam Green Hotel


Departure to Saidu Sharif which is a 4 hours drive.                                                

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: White Palace Hotel, Swat Continental,


Morning departure for Islamabad, en route visit Takht Bhai, Wah Garden and Taxilla.



Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: None 

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2012 Group Departure Dates from Islamabad: 


 April 8,                     May  6,                    May 16

June 2,                     June 18,                   July 3

July 25,                    August 8,                  August 21

September 7,           September 23,         October  3 

October  14,            November 5


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