Uzbekistan tour with Lake Aydarkul, the village of Sentyab
Experience the wonders of Uzbekistan on an 8-day tour to Uzbekistan filled with exciting activities and hidden treasures. Get ready to be captivated by the breathtaking Aydarkul Lake and the charming mountain village of Sentyab in our Uzbekistan tour package. Savour the delicious flavours of Uzbek cuisine and create unforgettable memories on your journey. Spend a night in a picturesque yurt camp in the desert and immerse yourself in Uzbekistan's rich history and diverse cultures. Visit the mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage cities of Samarkand and Bukhara, and explore the lively capital city of Tashkent, a melting pot of civilizations. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to witness Uzbekistan's natural beauty and cultural wealth. Buy your spot today on an 8-day tour to Uzbekistan and embark on an unforgettable adventure that will leave you in awe.
Meet the arrived guests at the airport. Next, drive to dinner at the Sim-Sim restaurant—the first acquaintance with Uzbek delicacies and incredible live music during dinner. Then transfer to the hotel and accommodation for a well-deserved rest.
Breakfast, check-out with luggage from the hotel and a tour of Tashkent - one of the world's most unique and original cities, whose history goes back to ancient times. Excursion in Tashkent includes a visit to the famous places of worship in the old city and objects revered by Muslims. Such as the Khast-Imam complex, where ancient manuscripts and the great Koran of Caliph Osman are exhibited. Then a walk through the Chorsu bazaar with a street food complex. In the street food complex, possible taste original dishes such as Khanum in tomato sauce, Pilaf, Kebabs and Samsa. In the afternoon, visit Amir Temur Square, the Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre, Independence Square, the Monument of Courage and the Tashkent metro, with stops at the beautiful stations that the Tashkent metro is famous for. Dinner at Tanho restaurant filled with national themes. The dinner's main dish will be a fantastic meat and flour dish from chef "Shilpildok". Next, transfer to the railway station to take the night train to Bukhara, arriving in Bukhara the following day in the morning.
In the morning, arrive in Bukhara, meet at the railway station, and transfer to a restaurant for breakfast. Bukhara is famous for its folklore, and it is from here that the beloved oriental tales about Aladin come. Therefore, this cultural centre attracts travellers worldwide like a magnet. After breakfast, a tour of Bukhara in the program: the Samanid and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums, the Bolo-Khauz mosque, the Ark citadel, the Poi-Kalon complex with the Kalon minaret and mosque and the Mir-Arab madrasah. Around noon check in at the hotel for a short rest. On the second part of the day, the tour of Bukhara continues with a visit to the Ulugbek madrasah, Bukhara trading domes (Toki-Zargaron, Tim Abdulla Khan, Toki-Telpak Furoshon, Toki Sarrafon), and the majestic Lyabi-Khauz ensemble, consisting of three beautiful madrasahs. Dinner at Laziz-House, a private house converted into a restaurant, with a master class on cooking the famous Bukhara pilaf.
After breakfast, check out with luggage, meet with the driver and transfer to the yurt camp near the Aydarkul lake in the lap of wild nature. On the way, stop in Nurata, visit the Chashma complex, the Citadel, according to legend, built by Alexander the Great himself, and for lunch at a local house with local delicacies. In the afternoon, arrive at the yurt camp, accommodation in the yurt, and camel riding through the fabulous desert landscapes. Then, by the fire under the milky way sky, dinner with dishes cooked on saxaul firewood, accompanied by a folk song on dombra (dombra is a Kazakh and Bashkir musical stringed instrument).
Breakfast at the yurt camp, check out from the yurt base with luggage, meet with the driver, deliver bags to the driver, and depart for a two-hour adventure camel safari through the desert on a camel to Lake Aydarkul. By its nature, Lake Aydarkul is unique, as it formed in the middle of the desert. There are no houses, no noisy cities and cars near the lake. Here you can enjoy the silence and beautiful scenery or go fishing, sunbathe, lie down on the soft sand, swim in the warm turquoise lake or ride a motorboat at your own expense. After a delicious picnic on the shore of Lake Aydarkul, departure to Samarkand with a stop in the mountain village of Sentyab to take a walk in the mountains, see the ruins of an old fortress, petroglyphs from the Bronze Age and find out the life and traditions of the inhabitants. Sentyab is a real panacea for people tired of the city's noisy life. This calm Tajik village keeps its history and customs of bygone days. Here, residents themselves build their homes from improvised natural materials. All food is grown in gardens and cooked on a fire, surprising for the townspeople. Afternoon arrives in Samarkand, check-in to the hotel for rest. Dinner at the national house with an unusual meat dish from the owner.
Beginning of the tour of Samarkand, the majestic city once considered the capital of the empire of Tamerlane. Excursion in Samarkand includes Registan Square, where three madrasahs of Ulugbek, Tilla-Kori and Sher-Dor, whose architecture impresses its visitors with its beauty. After Registan Square, visit the Gur-Emir mausoleum, the majestic Bibi-Khanum mosque, and the Shakhi-Zinda ensemble, with narrow streets and beautiful mausoleums. The tour of Samarkand today will end with dinner at the Novy Arbat restaurant with an exciting variation of lamb with vegetables.
Breakfast, a departure from the hotel with luggage, and left to the village of Konigil, which produces paper in the old way. A visit to a workshop where artisans make papers from the mulberry tree. Next, a tour of Samarkand that includes Ulugbek's observatory, where scientists studied the stars and the mausoleum of Khoja Daniyar, where, according to legend, the relics of King Solomon himself, brought to this city by Tamerlane, are buried. At the end of the excursions in Samarkand, transfer to the station of departure by the Spanish train Afrasiab to Tashkent. Upon arrival, meeting, transfer to the Mulla-Dust restaurant for a farewell dinner with delicious Uzbek dishes. Completion of the farewell dinner, transfer to the hotel for check-in and rest before leaving Tashkent.
Breakfast, check-out from the hotel, meet with the driver, transfer to the airport, check-in for the flight home, and end the wonderful trip in Uzbekistan.
- accommodation in a standard double/twin room;
- train tickets Tashkent - Bukhara and Samarkand - Tashkent economy class;
- meals according to the program (breakfast and dinner);
- all excursions according to the program, with local guides in English (if necessary, a guide provided in German, Spanish, Italian, French, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Russian languages);
- cost of entrance tickets, according to the program;
- air-conditioned transport for all transfers and excursions;
- one bottle of mineral water (1.5 litres) per person for each day of the tour;
- photo & video costs during the city tour program;
- visa support to Uzbekistan (if necessary).