Hotel Tours: 8 Nights Per Test Where: Possible Cities Below When: Feb 21 - March 21, 2022 - TBC Matches: 2 Tests / 3 T20's / 3 ODI's Per Test From: A$1600pp - TBC Deposit:£5 (A$10) Book:NOW Visit:Pakistan Tourism
'Australia in Pakistan' is not a common thread in cricket talk. Last touring in 1998, Mark Taylor's Bradman equaling 334 in Peshawar now the myth of legend & folklore. Playing 'home cricket' in the UAE for much of the last 20 years, Pakistan is ready to play at home again; so Australia's Cricket Tour of Pakistan 2022 will be met with great anticipation and impatience, and not only by us!
The Pakistan people have missed a lot of cricket and I believe we owe it to them to support the return of cricket in Pakistan and Australia playing will no doubt build great desire by the locals to be at the games. Being part of what we hope will be big, excited, and happy crowds will add dynamic to a spectacular experience that is framed by Pakistan's famed hospitality.
When you tour in Feb-Mar 2022, we will have been to Pakistan 6-times, including our preparation visit before your trip. A research visit ensures we have the most relevant information about Australia's much-anticipated cricket tour to share with you.
We won't know the schedule until late 2021 but plan to visit from the last week of Feb until the 1st week of April for 2 Tests, 3 ODI's, & 3 T20's against Pakistan and 3 ODI's against Afghanistan. We could have 6 weeks in this vast, cricket-loving countryincluding 9 days in the cool North and 3 days 'up the Khyber'!
Your Hotel Test Tour:
Inclusions are based on our preferred hotel and subject to change and availability once the schedule is confirmed
Pakistan is an uncut gem. From sprawling Karachi on the Arabian Sea in the South, through the Sindh Desert to the tombs and tiles of Multan, and on to the Mughal wonder of Lahore. Grand Trunk Road from India cuts north-west through Lahore to the bazaars of Rawalpindi, and the pulsating markets of Peshawar before passing through famed Khyber Pass into Afganistan. Pakistan is a wealth of ancient and natural wonders, especially 'the North'.
You can't visit Pakistan and not see the Karakoram Ranges, home to the world's 2nd highest peak. Lush fields, deep valleys, giant peaks, & vast lakes frame the Karakoram Highway. The 8th wonder of the world, part of the ancient Silk Road travelled by Marco Polo, has carried caravans of smugglers, commerce, cartels, and contraband to and from China for centuries. Unmissable, we have an 8-night trip to the splendour of the North after the cricket.
Included In Your 3 Night Tour To Peshawar:
Train Journey From Lahore/Pindi & Back
3 Nights At Pearl Continental Hotel (TBC)
Breakfast & Dinner Daily
Guided Walking Tour Of Peshawar
Guided Drive To The Khyber Pass
Pakistan is waiting to be discovered, with a rich history and culture to be experienced and enjoyed by many who are constantly deterred by security and political unrest. Pakistan Tourism heavily promoted 'Destination Pakistan 2007', even hosting myself for two weeks to help build tour numbers in the following year. It was not to be!
Sadly, 'security' cancelled Australia's 2008 Cricket Tour but after detailed security improvement in recent years, international cricket has returned to Pakistan. Australia's 2022 Cricket Tour could be your 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to visit and watch cricket in this incredible country.
Watching the recent South Africa Test Cricket Tour To Pakistan and Pakistan Super League suggests all matches will be only played in Lahore, Karachi, & Rawalpindi. After what will be 27 years of touring, it remains anyone's guess but we will be prepared to host you no matter where.
We are focussed on ensuring you have a deservedly amazing time by being prepared. We’ll bring you safely together at the game in a land not for the faint-hearted. We do not pretend this is Barbados. You can join us for 1 or 2 Tests, all ODI's & T20's, in Peshawar, the journey north, twin share or single. Piece it together as you wish.
We will have 8-nights per Test & 8-nights for each 3 ODI/T20 in lovely hotels with two-way airport transfers. We will get you to & from each game and pending the schedule, may include day-trips to Makli Necropolis from Karachi or UNESCO ruins of Taxila from Islamabad/Pindi, but like most cities around the world, we will likely leave you to your preferred city sightseeing.
If need be we will travel overnight in our private rail 'saloon' between Lahore/Pindi and Karachi, though you are welcome to fly if you prefer. Travel between Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Peshawar will be done by rail as there is no domestic air travel for these very short journeys that will be included.
This is a tour we openly encourage you to take our hotel tour for 'safety in numbers' rather our match ticket & dinner option and staying elsewhere. It's not just the hotel, but we get you to & from the airport safely, between cities conveniently, to & from the cricket simply, and help you enjoy incredible sights.
We will introduce you to others with whom you can explore cities and surrounds with, or to accompany you on personal errands. This could be the only time you see Australia play cricket in Pakistan so let us help you do it comfortably & safely in the company of great people on this unique adventure.
Like all tours, if travelling alone and you book ‘twin share’, you will be partnered with another lone cricket aficionado for a roommate. If you prefer privacy, book ‘single’ and you will have your own room. If travelling as a 'couple' just book 'double share' and you will have a room with one bed.
If you are travelling independently our match ticket option includes dinner the night before the Test (when you will get your match tickets) and dinner on the night of Day 5. This allows you to enjoy the cricket affordably, and with awesome people.
This will be an amazing cricket tour and with less than 12 months to daydream, ponder, and prepare, we trust you will do that same and ask many questions that we will gladly answer.