This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Republican Museum of History and Local Lore of Rudaki, Rudaki St. 43, Penjikent 735500 Tajikistan
08:00 Meet 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 (30 km, 30 min)
Arrival and start 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 local bazaar and mosque.
Lunch in a traditional Chaikhana, for the lunch you will a chance to taste Plov cooked according to Penjikent recipe.
- Ancient Penjikent - ruins of old Sogdian town founded in 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 settlement in Central Asia with 5500 year civilization. In 2010 Sarazm was added to the list of Human heritage by UNESCO.
In the evening back Tajik - Uzbek border pass.
Pass to Uzbekistan and meet with driver and transfer back to Samarkand. End of the tour.
Duration: 10 hours