Short Tours from Karachi Airport.
Karachi is the largest city of Pakistan It is indeed a melting point of many cultures. Karachi physically being at the very southern end of Pakistan but is the center of business and culture of Pakistan.
Karachi has numerous possibilities of tours and one can find a thing or 2 to do in the shortest time of the time. Travel & Culture offer tours from the Karachi main city and Karachi airport. If you are visiting friends or family or if you are transiting for a flight in Karachi we can show you a bit of Karachi in the time you have at hand. here are some Possibilities of the tours if you are in transit at Karachi airport.
Some points to note: You luggage can be carried in the car and you can travel with ease, en-route you may buy fruits or something to eat. You may also change money in the town. Your safety is the first and most important for us we will be strictly traveling in the areas where there is no problem you can rest assured that you will have no problems what's so ever We have mentioned this because of the poor advertisement of Karachi in the media.
2 Hours Chaukundi Tombs Tour ( During 2 - 3 Hours Transit at Karachi airport ) Most popular
Start your tour from Karachi Airport we will receive you at the airport on your arrival with private car and drive you to the nort of the airport on National Highway or Road to Thatta. The road will cross the Malir River Bridge which crosses the dry bed of Mali river which once used to flow from here but now is dry and only gets water during rains. We will pass by the Quaidabad bazaar a very colorful road side Bazaar area. You will witness the shops of Fruits meat and mechanics all jotted together giving a very interesting wild look and feel which is typical of Karachi. We will then have a short stop at truck painting workshop where you can see beautiful trucks being painted and decorated. Interesting pattern on wood plastic and wood are made with bright colors. Just past the bus Painting workshops we will turn to the highlight of the tour which some times is the highlight of the whole Pakistan tour for many the Tombs of Caukundi a 3 kilometers long cemetery of 15 - 18th century scattered on a large area. Each tomb is unique in its design and motifs. Rich carved sandstone graves in rectangular shape depicting all sorts of shapes and motifs, The men's graves have turbin on top and the women graves have jewelry carved on them. The graves are made of yellow sandstopne and luckily have been preserved with the course of time. The interesting designs of Sunflowers, Snakes skin paterens, Fish Scales, Peepal leaves and weapons and the trubine shows the relation of the local tribes with the neighboring Iran, central Asia and Turkey. We will have a detailed tour of the tombs viewing all important graves. Return in time for your onward flight at airport.
Cost : US 34.00 Per person Guaranteed to operate any time any day even if you are a single person traveling on your own. Contact us to book now.
Half day city Tours of Karachi ( 4-5 Hours From Karachi airport and back )
We will receive you at Karachi airport on your arrival after a brief stop at the airport to sort your luggage out We will drive to the main downtown Karachi and Visit the Quid - e Azam (Founder of the Nation) 's Mausoleum the main landmark of Karachi a monument of the whole nation built with white marble in 1956 the tomb of the Father of Nation Quaid-e-Azam is on ground level the main mausoleum is built well above it and gives a panoramic view of Karachi, you will witness the militry Guards seving the Father of nation in a very elegant and dignified manner here, We will then drive you to Defense mosque a beautiful mosque built in 1969 a huge dome of 212 feet diameter standing without any pillars over 30 thousand people can pray in this at a time, We will then pass thru the rich residential area of Karachi called Defense housing Authority (DHA) we will visit the popular Clifton Beach and witness the colorful camels there. After Clifton beach we will drive to the old part of Karachi Saddar Bazaar and Garden to visit , Bus painting yards and Bohri bazaar We will bring you back to airport in time for your onward flight.
Cost : US$ 46.00 Per person Guaranteed to operate any time any day even if you are a single person traveling on your own. Contact us to book now.
Half day Mango Pir. (6 Hours )
Visit the mausoleum of Mangho Pir. a tradition pilgrimage point where
devotes from nearby villages and city come to pray in front of the Mangho Pir. Also visit
the Crocodile hot springs 8ft large crocodiles live in them. An old 17th
century graveyard has a few Chaukundi type tombs ( Sandstone carved with ancient symbols
Cost : UK£ 58.00 Per person based on minimum 2 persons. Contact us to book now. Call us now at +92-321-2424778
Half day Crabbing tour. (3 - 4 Hours)
Transfer to board on a traditional sail boat cruise the outside the
Karachi harbor. Catch crabs and have them cooked right there. Enjoy a fresh meal with soft
drinks on board.
Cost : US$ 48.00 Per person based on minimum 2 persons.
Full Day Excursion to Thatta. (7 - 8 Hours)
Leave in the morning For Thatta 100 KMs from Karachi. On the way to Thatta stop at Chaukundi. 15 - 18th century tombs scattered on a large area. Each tomb is unique in it design and motifs. Rich carved sandstone depicting the relation of the local tribes with the neighboring Iran, central Asia and Turkey. Banbhore archeological site of Daibal excavated in 1962, is the site where Alexander established a town in 325BC and then the first Muslim conqueror in South East Asia came in 711AD.It is Beautiful site with a small museum. On arrival at Thatta Visit Makli largest cemetery of the world. Witness the beautiful Moghul Architecture in the magnificent mausoleums of the kings and ministers of 16 - 18 century. Also Visit Shahjehan mosque a master piece of Moghul architecture its blue glazed tile work is still the most well preserved in the subcontinent. Late afternoon return to Karachi. Time permitting also visit Haleji Lake famous bird sanctuary.
Cost : US$ 82.00 Per person based on minimum 2 persons. Contact us to book now.
Full Day Excursion to Moen Jo Daro
Early morning you are transferred to Airport for your flight to Moen Jo Daro, On arrival transfer to the archeological site, the site of the great Indus civilization which flourished as an earliest Urban culture from 3000 - 1700 BC. We have a large No. of detailed sites well laid by the expert archeologists. Indus civilization was probably the most advanced urban culture in the past , From the sites we can see the complete planning of the city, a separate area for Administration/ state, a rich residential area, Industrial area and an area for poor or workers. All the streets present an excellent grid system and were maintained with covered drainage , Dustbins and Market places. It is also proved that they had binary system of weights. The state was very strict. We don't see any difference in weights found from different sites. Taxes were collected in form of wheat, Barley or sesame, and mud pots were sealed to prove the clearance of dues. They used a language with 300 Different semi-pictographic characters, which are not deciphered yet.
We start our tour with DK area It is an administrative area. We shall see the stupa of 2nd Century Ad which was built by Buddhist much later than the site it self; we then see Assembly hall, drainage, wells, state granary where taxes were collected, streets and the great bath. Then we visit DK area which is main citadel or rich Residential area we shall see the advanced life style of the people of the Indus. We also witness different levels of civilization and the planning of houses street etc.
After the sites we will visit the site museum which has some findings of the site presented in a professional manner. Rest of the day at leisure or optional tour of Larkana and nearby villages.
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