Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry in the world today, with the economies of several countries being almost totally dependent on their tourism earnings. For Pakistan the potential of hard currency income from tourism is limited only by the amount of effort we put in. For, our country is unique in the vast diversity of tourism opportunities that it offers. From the highest mountains on the planet, to undiscovered pristine beaches to the oldest civilization in the world, to vast deserts of shifting sands, to 5000 years old forests, to historical monuments of international significance and to a rich cultural heritage. We have it all. It is only up to us to exploit these resources with responsibility and imagination.
Rakaposhi Tours (Pvt.) Ltd. was established in 1990 to do just this. Although still a comparatively young entrant into the highly competitive tourism industry, the company has already carved out a place for itself amongst the industry leaders. The company is involved in both inbound and outbound tourism. Inbound clients of the company originate from several countries all over the world including UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, The Benelux countries, Japan Taiwan, China and many more.
In many respects Rakaposhi Tours has done pioneering work in the field of tourism in the country, opening up foreign exchange earnings possibilities that did not exist previously. For example, the company has successfully launched specialized tours for Military enthusiasts, taking foreign groups to the sites of historic battles and to old forts and other military installations. It is a measure of the recognition given to the company’s efforts that the Managing Director of Rakaposhi Tours, Lt. Col. (Retd.) Akbar A. Shareef is today holding several important posts simultaneously. He is the Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Pakistan Chapter, Executive Committee Member of the Pakistan France Business Alliance and Executive Vice President of Pegasus Consultancy (Pvt.) Ltd.
Rakaposhi Tours (Pvt.) Ltd. is a professional company with an international network of agents abroad and a highly qualified and motivated staff at home. Tour guides of the company speak several languages including English, French, Spanish, Chinese, German and Japanese. The company is recognized internationally for its courteous and efficient handling and its total dedication to making each and every visitor to Pakistan feel like a State Guest.
Rakaposhi Tours (Pvt.) Ltd. are proud to be a part of the exclusive handling agent for the renowned International Defence Exhibition IDEAS and different Seminars which held at Karachi. This was a real challenge to the organizational skills of the company, with huge logistic involved. The success of IDEAS is thus a success for Rakaposhi Tours too, broadening its scope of activities to include also management on a major scale.
We are one of the approved Tour Operators from Government of China for Chinese Tourists.