During this tour we will visit not only historical cities, but also an oasis of the Kizil Kum desert - Lake Aydarkul.



One-week tour of Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand with an overnight stay in a yurt camp in the desert near Aydarkul Lake



Arrival in Tashkent by evening flight.

Meeting with your guide at the airport.

Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.




Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Tashkent:

  • The Khast Imam complex is a religious center in the old city of Tashkent, formed on the grave of the famous scholar, expert on the Koran and hadith, poet and craftsman Khazret Imam. The ensemble includes the Barak Khan madrasah built in the 16th century, the Kaffal Shashi mausoleum, a majestic operating mosque and a modern Islamic institution. However, the main value of this complex is the library housed in the Tillyashih mosque, where you can see the most ancient manuscripts of Central Asia and the famous Koran of Osman of the 7th century.
  • Kukeldash Madrasah is one of the largest and surviving madrasahs in Central Asia, which is located in the most ancient part of Tashkent near Chorsu Square. The oldest Chorsu market is also located here, walking along which you will feel the whole flavor of the oriental bazaar.
  • In the State Museum of History, we will get acquainted with all the milestones in the history of Uzbekistan and see many unique cultural and historical exhibits.

Lunch at the restaurant.

  • After lunch, we will get acquainted with modern Tashkent, visit Amir Timur Square, and the adjacent Broadway - the city center and a favorite place for local residents to walk.
  • The building of the opera house named after Alisher Navoi. It was built during the Second World War and Japanese prisoners of war also took part in the work.

In the evening, transfer to the station and transfer to Bukhara by high-speed train. Boxing dinner on the train or late dinner in Bukhara.
Arrival in Bukhara, transfer and check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.



Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast, walking tour of Bukhara:

  • The Lyabi-Khauz complex - the heart of Bukhara - is one of the central squares, formed in the 16th-17th centuries. The central pond "hauz" is framed by three buildings - Kukeldash madrasah, Divan-Begi madrasah and Divan-Begi khanaka. The hazu is surrounded by old tall trees, which provide coolness in the summer heat and make the square a favorite resting place for local residents.
  • The Trade Domes are three trade centers that have survived since the 16th century: Toki Zargaron - the bazaar of jewelers, Toki Telpak Furushon - the skullcap bazaar, Toki Sarrafon - the bazaar of money changers.
  • Magoki Attari Mosque - in 937 the mosque burned down almost to the ground in a fire and in the 12th century it was restored in the likeness of a miraculously preserved southern portal.
  • The Poikalyan complex (XII-XVI centuries) is a visiting card of Bukhara - an architectural ensemble consisting of the Kalyan cathedral mosque, the Miri Arab madrasah and the Kalyan minaret, the highest (46 m) in the Central Asian region.

Lunch at the restaurant. After lunch, continue the excursion:

  • ARK fortress (IV BC - XIX century) - in the Middle Ages it was a whole small city surrounded by a wall. Inside the fortress there were the emir's palace, mint, mosques, government institutions, warehouses, shops, a prison and a public meeting area.
  • Bolo Hauz Mosque (1712) - a famous and revered mosque near an artificial reservoir with amazing wooden columns.
  • The Samanid Mausoleum (IX-X centuries) - the first building in Central Asia, built of baked bricks in the shape of a cube, with a covered dome and a unique geometric design of masonry - a masterpiece of world architecture.

Dinner at the restaurant. During dinner, we invite you to enjoy Uzbek national folk music and dances.
Overnight at the hotel.


Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast we leave Bukhara and head to the oasis in Kizil Kum desert - Aydarkul Lake.

On the way we will visit such sights of Bukhara as:

  • Chor Minor is a unique and one of the most amazing buildings in Bukhara with four minarets - one in each corner. Built in 1807 by the Turkmen merchant Caliph Niyazkul.
  • Sitorai Mokhi Khosa (XIX century) is a summer residence of more than one generation of Bukhara emirs, built in the combined style of local and European traditions of that time. The halls of the palace are richly decorated with carpets and paintings.
  • We will also visit the town of Gijduvan, a famous ceramics center. 5th generation masters of pottery create unique style ceramic ware. You will learn how the whole process of ceramic creation goes from extracting clay to the firing temperature and see everything with your own eyes in the house-workshop of the famous masters of the Narzullaevs.

Lunch in Gijduvan.

  • Nurata, a small town with ancient history, is located halfway to the lake. Already in ancient times there was a large settlement here and we can see the ruins of an ancient fortress. For a city in the desert, the most important thing is water, and since ancient times, local residents have used the local water supply system, called "kyariz". They still exist. Here we will also see the Husan Mosque with pools for sacred fish. Locals respect this place very much and make pilgrimages here.

In the evening we will arrive at the yurt camp on Aydarkul Lake.

  • Yurt is a traditional nomad house, and you can feel like a real desert inhabitant for one night. However, the camp has such modern conditions as a bathroom, toilet and electricity, so your stay will be quite comfortable.
  • You can spend the evening by the bon-fire listening to the songs of local singers "akyns" and enjoying the unimaginable view of the Milky Way.

Dinner and overnight at the yurt camp.



Breakfast at the yurt camp.

Camel riding around the camp. Rest on the lake.
Picnic lunch (or at the yurt camp)

After lunch, transfer to Samarkand.
Arrival and check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.



Breakfast at the hotel.

Full day sightseeing tour of Samarkand:

  • Ulugbek Observatory (15th century) - the first observatory in the east with a 30-meter sextant built by Ulugbek to accurately measure the trajectories and location of star bodies. All that remains of the ancient observatory is the curved trench of the sextant part.
  • Shahi Zinda complex (XI-XIX centuries) - so-called "City of the Dead". A complex of more than 20 unique buildings from different times of construction.
  • Siab Bazaar is a modern traditional "oriental" market in Samarkand that surprises tourists with its colorfulness and variety of products and goods offered.
  • Bibi-Khanum Mosque (XIV - XV centuries) - a project conceived by Timur as the largest mosque of that time. It impresses with its size and grandeur.

Lunch at the restaurant. Afternoon visit:

  • Registan Square (XV-XVII centuries) - the heart of Samarkand. A unique ensemble, consisting of three madrasahs, which were and are the center of the old city and the passage of forums and festivals.
  • Mausoleum Gur Emir (XV century) - burial place of the Timurid dynasty. A unique architectural monument with an unforgettable blue and blue dome. The famous tomb of Tamerlane is located here.
  • Tasting of collection wines at the winery named after Khovrenko - After the traditional historical outline, the oldest winery in the city, 10 traditional glasses of different types of wines await guests.

Dinner at the restaurant.
Overnight at the hotel.



Breakfast at hotel or boxes.

Transfer to airport for morning flight out.



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The basic choice is 3* comfort class hotels. Accommodation in yurts - 4-5 people in one yurt (women and men separately).
We can upgrade hotels in the cities upon request.