Two-day tour from Samarkand to spend a little more time at the natural and cultural sights of this corner of Tajikistan. Spend a day in Pendjikent, an ancient city well known for its ruins and for being the birthplace of Rudaki, a famous poet. Take the second day to explore the Seven Lakes. The Seven Lakes, just a little further out, are nestled among the Fann Mountains. Each lake has its own unique color and picturesque aura. Enjoy a picnic next to one of the lakes. For a trip that covers both the cultural and natural sights of Tajikistan, look no further than this best tour to Pendjikent and the Seven Lakes from Samarkand.
Early morning transfer to the Uzbekistan-Tajikistan border crossing at Jartepa (50 km, 1 h). Customs and passport control on both sides, cross the border, meet Tajik local guide and driver and drive to Pendjikent via the settlement of Sarazm, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List (20 km). Start sightseeing tour in Pendjikent: Rudaki Museum, local Bazaar and mosque. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch drive to the ruins of ancient Pendjikent located within 5 minutes drive from modern Pendjikent. Pendjikent a major Sogdian city is dating back to 5th century and was destroyed with Arab conquerors in 8th century.
After breakfast drive to Seven Lakes (80 km) . The Seven Lakes are located in the west of Fann mountains; each of them has its own colour which varies from calming turquoise to mesmerizing purple. Today is your chance to discover the exquisite Seven Lakes and decide which is your favorite. At the last lake of Khoazorchashma you will enjoy a picnic. Late in the afternoon return to the Jartepa border crossing (130 km), customs and passport control, continue to Uzbekistan. Meet your driver and transfer to Samarkand. Arrive in Samarkand, transfer to the hotel.
Number of participants: 2- 12 people
From 2 people as a private tour on your desired date.
The prices are valid for 2022 and are based on 2 people, with reduced prices for larger groups on request.