Explore Samarkand as a Local

Explore Samarkand as a Local

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.


Day 1: Explore Samarkand

Stop At: Gur Emir Mausoleum, Samarkand Uzbekistan
We would talk in detail about Amir Temur - his biography, as he was the man who made Samarkand his capital. Learn the rich architecture and have time for questions.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Registan St, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Samarkand 140164 Uzbekistan
Thought to be over 2,770 years old, Samarkand was once a Sogdian trading center along the Silk Road connecting Asia and Europe. We will spend few hours tracing Samarkand’s extraordinary ancient history and architecture, from mosques to mausoleums to Bazaars. Registan – the central square rounded by three glorious medieval madrassas (universities).
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Shah-i-Zinda, Samarkand Uzbekistan
We will navigate the street of blue-tiled mausoleums of Shahi Zinda necropolis, that is also a great location for people watching and photography.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Samarkand, Samarkand, Samarqand Province
We then will visit the 2,000 years old bazar of Samarkand - Siyob. After navigating the bazar, we have a chance of seeing one of the biggest Mosques of the 14th century next to it.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bibi Khanym Mosque, Guzarskiy Lane, Samarkand 140164 Uzbekistan
Explore this vast building and take some good photos, as we have time to drink coffee close to this magnificent building.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ulugh Beg Observatory, Samarkand Uzbekistan
Our certified guide will lead an excursion in the museum and explain to you the details of how science developed in Samarkand in the 1420s.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: We will drive to the local area known as - Kokand Street - to enjoy the meal. Samsa, Shahslik and Shurpa.
• Dinner: Tonight's dinner is in a popular local restaurant - where you not only eat delicious meals but mingle with locals.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Be a Local for a day

Stop At: Samarkand, Samarkand, Samarqand Province
We would hop onto our transport and drive 15 kilometers outside the city center. While the city is busy with all the travelers seeing the touristic sites, we will take you out to see real life. Local village - Ohalik, is situated on the lower hills of the Gissar Mountain Ranges. We will drive to the village, stop in the local house to talk to them, and enjoy some tea and have a conversation. Then, we take you for a short hike on the slopes of these centuries-old granite stones. During our short hike, we may see local boys, and together we plan on building kites for flying or play local games. We have a realistic chance of meeting a shepherd and talking to them, meeting farmers and seeing how life goes on in this village. After the short hike, we return to the local house and enjoy a freshly prepared bread with some barbecue. We then will return to the city.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Afrasiyab Museum, Toshkent yo'li, Samarkand 140164 Uzbekistan
Chance to learn the Sogdian culture. Thought to be over 2,770 years old, Samarkand was once a Sogdian trading center along the Silk Road connecting Asia and Europe. There is a chance of seeing a 7th-century fresco of this ancient citadel.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: Prepared in the village, fresh and juicy barbecue with freshly baked bread.
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"

Hora de Inicio: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/2/2020 - 9/27/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Duración: 2 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages, Самарканд Давлат Чет Тиллар Институти, 93 Бўстонсарой кўчаси, Samarqand, Uzbekistan

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact us to let us know the exact pickup location, so we could pick arrange the pick up with you directly.


  • Samarkand International Airport, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • 1x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Gur Emir Mausoleum
  • Entry/Admission - Registan
  • Entry/Admission - Shah-i-Zinda
  • Entry/Admission - Bibi Khanym Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Ulugh Beg Observatory
  • Entry/Admission - Afrasiyab Museum

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