Things to do in Samarkand, Samarqand Province: The Best Archaeology Tours

August 23, 2021 Concepcion Newsome

Samarkand (Uzbek Latin: Samarqand; Uzbek Cyrillic and Tajik: Самарқанд; Persian: سمرقند‎; Russian: Самарканд; Greek: Σαμαρκάνδη), alternatively Samarqand, is a city in modern-day Uzbekistan and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia. There is evidence of human activity in the area of the city from the late Paleolithic era, though there is no direct evidence of when exactly Samarkand was founded; some theories propose that it was founded between the 8th and 7th centuries BC. Prospering from its location on the Silk Road between China and the Mediterranean, at times Samarkand was one of the greatest cities of Central Asia.
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1. Samarkand city history, architecture and the culture tour

Gur-e Amir Сomplex, 1/4, Universitetskiy Boulevard Бўстонсарой кўчаси, Samarqand, Uzbekistan Jahongir Travel hiking and city tours from Samarkand and Bukhara
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Go back in time and let yourself be amazed by the Heart of Samarkand - Registan and the legendary city Afrosiab. Magical and full of history, the capital of the one of greatest conquerors of the world Amir Timur. The double domes of Shahi-Zinda Necropolis are majestically located to attract the city’s visitors. This tour includes air conditioned sedan car, English speaking guide. This tour starts from anywhere in Samarkand and ends at Bibkhanum Mosques near Siab Bazar.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: Lunch, Gratuities

Reviewed By _X7072UO

I stayed at Nuratau in 2018 Aug. when I visited there, I was amazed at the beauty of the Uzbekistan rural village!! As all of you know, I’m not good at English, but I enjoyed my stay :)

2. Day tour to Shahrisabz

Jahongir Travel hiking and city tours from Samarkand and Bukhara
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One of the main reasons to visit the Shahrisabz is to see the mountain pass and the rural area of Uzbekistan. The road starts with the vineyards, fruit trees, vegetables and son. Slowly the elevation will change and the fields will be replaced by hills and eventually by Rocky Mountains. The “Teshik Tosh” or “Rock with the Hole” is the first stop to explore the incredible work made by mother nature. The legendary movie “Apachen” starring the famous Gojko Mitic was shot at the same location because of the resemblance with the American Southwest prairie.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: Lunch, Entrance tickets to sights

Reviewed By _X7072UO

I stayed at Nuratau in 2018 Aug. when I visited there, I was amazed at the beauty of the Uzbekistan rural village!! As all of you know, I’m not good at English, but I enjoyed my stay :)

3. Silk Road Uzbekistan

International Airlines Terminal Tashkent-2, Tashkent, Uzbekistan WanderlustUz

Let's make the tour together. Let's co-create it. The listed itinerary is template based, and the uniqueness of the tour is that it can be adjusted: any other city or site can be added and at the same time any city/site can be omitted. Since the agency puts the quality first, it takes the full responsibility of the tour. Many more activities like horse/camel riding, masterclasses on food/crafts, religious pilgrimage, living in houses with local families are offered.

Inclusions: Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Lunch

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Reviewed By Rorojt

The tour guide is very informative and professional. The trip was fun but please remember to wear properly for the hike or crossing the river. We could not ask for better tour guide than ours. Fun fun;)

4. Explore Samarkand as a Local

Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages, Самарканд Давлат Чет Тиллар Институти, 93 Бўстонсарой кўчаси, Samarqand, Uzbekistan Silk Road Discoveries

Chance to discover Samarkand with the people who make it - it's population. We take you to the hidden corners of the city - show you the city from the perspective of locals. Together with you we not only visit the sites mentioned but do the local rituals, go to the village and show you authentic village life, visit the restaurants where locals eat.

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5. Penjikent - "Central Asian Pompei" from Samarkand

Sayyah Uzbekistan

"Five Village", "Central Asian Pompei" Penjikent - one of the best cities of Tadjikistan where was combinated local villages with Soviet multi storey buildings. With us in one day you will be able to get acquainted with the fabolous city. Our professional team will help you feel the admiration of the city.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Entrance to monuments specified in the program, All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions: Lunch/Dinner, Photo/Video, Visa support

Reviewed By Moonamuslim

A great way to get a first impression of the city Traveling in the bus is comfortable and with the audio guide in different languages it offers a good opportunity to learn something about Tashkent. The start of the bus tour is at the famous Hotel Uzbekistan, Tashkent's first hotel, located on Amir Timur Square. The end of the tour is there again. You can get the tickets for the bus tour at the Hotel Uzbekistan. The tour stops at various places, such as the Minor Mosque or the old city district, where you have some time to watch the place and the buildings. There are also many sights you just drive by, such as the earthquake memorial. So you have the opportunity to get a first impression of the city and then visit some of the sights again with more time. Which of the sights are worth to visit with some more time depends on the interests. For me the Minor Mosque or the old city district have been worth to visit again.

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