No other city evokes the starry-eyed wonder of the ancient silk road city like Samarkand known as Marokanda,Sogdiana.The city of blue domes and minarets,the capital of Tamerlane's empire.
Welcome to Samarkand dear guests!
Our tour starts with visiting the Gur Emir which was built in the southwestern part of Samarkand at the beginning of the XV century.
Later we will drive to Registan-the symbol of Samarkand city a combination of three famous madrasas - Ulugbek, Sher-Dor and Tilla-Kori which are majestically standing in the town and representing architectural development of XV-XVII centuries.At lunch time we’ll head to restaurants known only to locals,very basic service,reasonable prices and no doubt where the best plov is served.Sipping green tea with parwarda (traditional sweets) our next journey will lie to Bibi Khanym mosque shrouded with beautiful legend.Just a stone's throw away Siyab bazar is located-the biggest oriental market where the main subtlety of the oriental bazaar is a bargaining tradition. Each buyer has a duty to trade with the seller before a purchase. The point is not about reducing the price, rather a habit that locals have formed for centuries.
Not far from bazar a splendid scenery opens to necropolis Shahi Zinda (Living King) is a complex of mausoleums, among which the most famous is the Mausoleum of Kussam ibn Abbas.
To finalize our journey we will drive to the outskirts of Samarkand to visit two more famous landmarks Astronomical Observatory of Ulugbek and Mausoleum of Khodja Doniyor a pilgrimage place for Muslims,Christians and Jews.
Extra places to visit on request:
Silk paper production plant
Imam Al Bukhari Complex
Wine tasting at the old winery
Samarkand theatre of historical costumes
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.