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2 days

There are multiple trips for Kazakhstan




Samarkand is one of the most historic cities in Central Asia, boasting impeccable mosques and mausoleums. Walking through Samarkand will transport you back to times of merchants, kings and spices. Through this guided tour you will learn the in-depth history of this notable city–the perfect experience for history lovers and those fascinated by the Silk Road. 

Is this tour for me?

Travel-Ready & Vaccinated Tours 

To help protect our travellers and the places we visit, all our tours now adhere to our Travel with Confidence policy, which includes new Travel-Ready requirements. On Travel-Ready Tours, all travellers must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 96 hours before the first day of the tour. On Vaccinated Tours, all travellers must have received a full COVID-19 vaccination.

Travel Style: Light

This experience involves walking but not hiking.

Service Level: Standard

A standard local vehicle will be used for transportation.

Physical Rating: 1 

People of most fitness levels can partake on this day trip. 

Trip Type: Small Group or Private

This is a private trip or can be booked as a small group trip.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Under recent Covid regulations entrants from most countries need to apply for a visa. Double check with your local embassy.

2 day





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Valid until   30/8/2022


Pick Up     

You will be picked up from your hotel and met by our friendly English-speaking guide and experienced driver. 

Day 1


Meet your guide and start to explore and learn about stories of the old world through famous monuments like Ulugbek’s Observatory and the impressive Registan square. Finish off the day by heading to Konigil village to see how to make “silk paper” from mulberry. 

Day 2

Continue exploring local historic sites such as the Bibi-Khanym monument which was built by Tamerlan for his wife. You will have free time to stroll around. In the afternoon, experience the local Siyab Bazaar to buy ingredients for the plov making class with a local family. Plov is a traditional meal that is hearty and tasty, including rice, vegetables and meat. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. 

Say Goodbye 

The adventure comes to an end today as we drive you back to your hotel so you can enjoy the rest of your time in Samarkand.


Extend your tour with more trips in Uzbekistan

Led by one of our knowledgeable CEOs (Chief Experience Officers), these tours will have you hitting up all the highlights, enjoying the tastiest of eats, and visiting beloved local gems in some of your favourite cities around the world — all with the added health and safety measures of our Travel with Confidence policy.

What's Included


Sightseeing tour program;
English speaking local guide;
Master class: making Plov in a local house and dinner 
(please message us if you prefer vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options)

Not Included

-Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary (around $20)
-Hotel Accommodation
-Full board (lunches and dinners, except 1 dinner in a local house), each meal may cost from $4
to $12 depending on your choice.)

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