Route: Samarkand – Penjekent city – Samarkand
Duration: 1 day
Breakfast. Drive to the border Jarteppa. Crossing the border.
Drive to Penjikent.
The city of Penjikent ("five villages") is located in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a picturesque Zeravshan river valley. Quite possibly the five villages started the history of this remarkable city which originated in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent of that time was one of the most important cultural and crafts centers of Sogd. It was even named "Central Asian Pompeii".
Sightseeing the city:
- Museum of Rudaki – As Penjikent is a birthplace of Abu Abdallah Rudaki, considered by many to be the father of Persian Poetry.
- Ancient Penjikent - ruines of old Sogdian town founded in 5th century and abandoned in th 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 settlement – 5500 years
- Local market
Drive back to the border. Crossing the border. Drive to Samarkand.
The price of tour:
For group of 2 pax: 168 USD per person
For group of 5 pax: 76 USD per person
For group of 10 pax: 64 USD per person
The price includes:
* meals - lunch
* transport (1-6pax one transport, 7 -10pax 2 transport)
* entry fees