Excursion from Samarkand to Penjekent (Tajikistan)


Route: Samarkand – Penjekent city – Samarkand

Season: 2018-2019

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)

* guide 

* transfers

* entry fees 

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