Golden Ring of Samarkand

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An exciting cultural and educational excursion to the little-known places of the mountainous part of the Samarkand region, the so-called "Golden Samarkand Ring". In this tour, you will visit the Sufi garden "Chor-Chinor", once closed to strangers, with its giant plane trees, a pond of wishes and an ancient mosque. You will see unique natural objects - stone idols of Karatepa, touch the mysterious sculptures of the Demon Plateau. You will pass through the walnut thickets of the Aman-Kutan forest, where you can visit the cave of Lion, where primitive people used to live. You will also visit one of the most famous sacred places of Uzbekistan – the cave of Hazrat Daud (Saint David) – that is worshiped in three world religions. It is shrouded in many legends, one of which tells that in this cave the biblical David hid before the battle with Goliath.

Fairy tales, legends, hospitality and traditions of people of Samarkand will leave an indelible impression in your memory.

Start of the tour: Samarkand Accommodation: 3 stars.
End of tour: Samarkand Tour category: Ethnic tours, Mountain hiking, Sightseeing tours.
Duration: 2 days / 1 nights Сities: Samarkand.
  • Day 1: Samarkand - Urgut - Chor-Chinor - cave of Lion - Demon Plateau

    Meeting in Samarkand.

    Transfer to Urgut, excursion to Chor-Chinor - Sufi garden.

    Excursion to the stone idols of Karatepa.

    Transfer to Aman-Kutan forest.

    Visiting the cave of Lion.

    Transfer to Tahtakaracha and Demon Plateau.

    Back to Samarkand.


    Going back to your hotel and overnight.

  • Day 2: Cave of David

    Transfer to the cave of David.


    Back to Samarkand.


Quantity (from) Quantity (to) Cost per person
1 pers. 1 pers. $200 *
2 pers. 3 pers. $100 *
4 pers. 5 pers. $70 *
6 pers. 20 pers. $50 *
Different number of people in your group? TBD *

* Requesting a price does not oblige you to buy a tour. You can send a request for different tours and choose the most suitable option.

What's included
  • Transportation during the tour
  • Guide
  • Excursions

Comfortable cars or minivans

What’s not included
  • Flights
  • Transportation to Samarkand
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Food and beverages
  • Extra excursions or hikes
  • Entrance tickets to monuments

The best season for this tour is from beginning of March to the end of June.