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Day Tour to Penjikent (Tajikistan) from Samarkand.

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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
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Our driver will pick up from your hotel.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Lunch
  • Tajikistan visa support letter
  • English speaking guide services in Tajikistan
  • Entry/Admission - Republican Museum of History and Local Lore of Rudaki
  • Tajikistan E-visa: $60
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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  • Languages Offered: English
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