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Tour itinerary: Samarkand - Penjikent - Samarkand
Season: All the year round
Days: 1Nights: 0
Price: $85
Tour description:

Tour to Penjikent from Samarkand

The city of Penjikent in the south-west of the Sogd region of Tajikistan is rightfully considered one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. For one day we will plunge into the atmosphere of an ancient city, founded more than two thousand years ago. Enjoy an exciting adventure in the city of Panjakent - an unforgettable experience is guaranteed!

Samarkand - Penjikent - Samarkand

08:00 Meet up with our driver in your hotel and transfer to Uzbek - Tajik border (40 km)

09:00 Arrival Uzbek - Tajik border pass. Pass the border. Meet by Tajikistan staff and transfer to Penjikent (~50 km, 30 min)

Arrival and start the excursion program in Penjikent.

- Museum of Rudaki – As Penjikent is a birthplace of Abu-Abdallah Rudaki, considered by many to be the father of Persian Poetry.  Before lunch, we'll visit the local bazaar and mosque.

Lunch in a traditional Chaikhana (tea room/tea house), for the lunch you will get a chance to taste plov (rice with meat and vegetables) cooked according to Penjikent recipe.

- Ancient Penjikent - the ruins of the old Sogdian town founded in the 5th century and abandoned in the 8th century by Arabs. Foundations of houses, a citadel with a couple of Zoroastrian fire temples and city bazaar are visible in the excavated ruins

- Sarazm ruins - one of the ancient settlements in Central Asia with a 5500-year civilization. In 2010 Sarazm was added to the list of Human Heritage by UNESCO. 

In the evening transfer back to Tajik - Uzbek border pass.

Cross the border to Uzbekistan and meet up with a driver and transfer back to Samarkand. End of the tour.

Price of the tour:

Number of participants

Price per person

1 person


2-3 people


4-5 people


6-7 people


Tour price includes:

- Transfer Samarkand - border pass - Samarkand / border pass - Penjikent - border pass; 

- English-speaking guide in Tajikistan; 

- Entrance tickets to the sites, museums, mausoleums, as per program;

- Lunch; 

- Tajikistan visa support letter;

- All taxes; 

Tour price does not include:

- E-visa cost ($60);

- Other services which not specified under “Tour price includes”.

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