The Navruz holiday - the Eastern New Year - is celebrated on the vernal equinox on March 21 and marks the arrival of spring.


The name of the holiday Navruz is translated "new day" and symbolizes new life, new hopes, awakening of nature after a long winter sleep, bright sun and smiles of people.

In our tour of Uzbekistan, you can feel the lively atmosphere of the spring holiday, see folk festivities, feel the hospitality of the Uzbek people, and of course visit the famous sights.




Arrival in Samarkand in the early morning.
Meeting with your guide at the airport.
Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Rest until lunch.

Lunch at the restaurant.
After lunch, sightseeing tour of Samarkand:

  • Mausoleum of 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.
  • 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.

In the evening, we invite you to dinner with a local family. You will be able to participate in the preparation
traditional sweets Sumalak, which is prepared only for Navruz. Residents of neighboring houses gather together, celebrating the holiday and stirring sumalak in a large cauldron, which must be cooked for a whole day.

Overnight at the hotel.


Breakfast at the hotel.

On holidays, festivities are held in the city's parks and squares.
Pupils and students set up stands with handicrafts and national dishes. Residents of the city dress up in traditional outfits, and in certain places they organize open-air concerts.
We invite you to join the celebration and plunge into the noisy whirlpool of people walking.

Traditional Buzkashi horse games are held in the suburbs.
This is a local variation of the game of polo - horse riders compete in strength and agility. If our schedule matches, we will definitely attend this competition and cheer for the victory of the best player.

Also today we have an excursion around Samarkand in our program. During festivities, the central streets are closed to traffic, and we will adjust our schedule to suit the circumstances. However, rest assured that you will visit all the attractions and have a lot of pleasant experiences.

  • Shahi Zinda complex (XI-XIX centuries) - the so-called "City of the Dead". A complex of more than 20 unique buildings from different times of construction. This one of the oldest buildings in the city is an important pilgrimage site.
  • 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 and dinner will be organized at local restaurants.
Overnight at the hotel.


Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Bukhara (about 5 hours).
Arrival and lunch at the restaurant.

After lunch, out-of-town excursion around Bukhara:

  • 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.

Return to the city and excursion in the center:

  • 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.
  • 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 - the Kukeldash madrasah, the Divan-Begi madrasah and the Divan-Begi khanaka. The hauz is surrounded by old tall trees, which provide coolness in the summer heat and make the square a favorite resting place for local residents.

For dinner today, we invite you to join the celebrations in Bukhara and taste the traditional Khalisa dish, which is made from meat and wheat. Sprouted wheat is also a symbol of the Navruz holiday - a symbol of a new spring, a new year, a new harvest.

Overnight at the hotel


Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day sightseeing tour of Bukhara:

  • The Trading Domes are three trade centers that have survived since the 16th century: Toki Zargaron - a bazaar of jewelers, Toki Telpak Furushon - a skullcap bazaar, Toki Sarrafon - a bazaar for 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.
  • Twin madrasahs - Ulugbek and Abdelazizkhan

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 Samanids 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.

Today we will make a long transfer from Bukhara to Khiva, through the Kizil Kum desert and the Amurdarya river. Enjoy exotic views of the sand dunes of one of the largest deserts in the world.

Lunch at the teahouse on the way.
We will arrive in Khiva in the evening. For today we do not have any excursions planned, however, from just staying in the fortress city of Khiva, you will feel like in the stories about Aladdin.
You can stroll through the streets of the city, or watch the sunset on one of the café terraces.

Dinner at a restaurant or hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.


Breakfast at hotel.
All day sightseeing in Khiva:

  • We begin our excursion of "Ichan Kala" - the inner city-fortress of Khiva - through the main gates "Ata Darvoza". And at once we see the Madrasah of Muhammad Amin Khan, built in 1852 for the residence and education of students, now used as a hotel.
  • Kalta minor (1851) - a minaret located in the far corner of the Amin Khan madrasah. It was originally conceived as the tallest minaret in the Muslim world, its diameter was 15 m and a height of 28 m. But after the death of Amin Khan (1855), the project remained incomplete and its name is translated as "short minaret".
  • Kunya Ark (XVII century) - an internal fortress with administrative buildings, a powder workshop, a courthouse and its own mosque
  • Madrasah Muhammad Rahim Khan (XIX century) - a madrasah distinguished by its architectural construction in that it has not one, but two courtyards.

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

  • Juma Mosque (X - XVII centuries) - the roof of the mosque is supported by 213 carved columns. Thanks to the unique construction, this is the coolest place in Khiva, with excellent acoustics.
  • Islam Khoja minaret and madrasah (1908 - 1910) - 45 m. Height - the highest minaret in Khiva and an excellent place for viewing the panorama of Ichan Kala.
  • Tosh Hovli (1825 - 1842) - the khan's palace, consisting of three main buildings: the coronation hall, the reception hall and the harem.
  • The Pakhlavan Mahmud complex (XIV - XIX centuries) is the most remarkable architectural monument in Khiva with unique tiles. It was built in honor of the national hero, poet, healer and invincible fighter Pakhlavan Mahmud.

Dinner at the restaurant.
Overnight at the hotel.


Breakfast at hotel or boxes.

Transfer to Urgench city airport and take domestic flight to Tashkent.

Upon arrival in Tashkent, transfer to International airport for flight out

We organize different packages of services, from the minimum (hotel + transfers) to All Inclusive packages and additional events.
For individual tourists and large groups.
Contact us to check the cost for seasonal tours:

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The basic choice is 3* comfort class hotels.
We can upgrade hotels upon request.