Camel riding in Uzbekistan
Camel riding in Kyzyl-Kum desert and ancient cities of Uzbekistan
Unforgettable adventure is waiting or you in Central Kizil-Kum. “Ship of desert” Bactrian camel will transfer you through caravan ways, via sand dunes and haloxylons to the settlement lost in sand, where people still keep ancient traditions and style of life. You will go into amazing flora and fauna of desert. Nobody will be indifferent to delightful blossoming desert in early spring, to meet “the dragon” of these places giant lizard. Local Akin will sing for you folklore song on the evenings, and the rest on the unique Aydarkul Lake and lunch prepared from the fresh fish will give you force and energy for a long time.
13 days and 12 nights
The program of tour day after day:
Day 1. Tashkent
Arrival to Tashkent, meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel, accommodation. Dinner, overnight.
Day 2. Samarkand.
Breakfast. In the first half of the day sightseeing Tashkent. After lunch transfer to Samarkand. Arrival in Samarkand, accommodation at the hotel. Dinner, overnight.
Day 3. Samarkand.
Breakfast. Sightseeing in Samarkand. Samarkand (Marakanda to the Greeks) one of the Central Asia's oldest settlements. Was probably founded in the V century BC. Continue of tour program. Sightseeing will include visit to the famous Registan Square (This Ensemble of majestic, titling medressas – a near-overload of majolica, azure mosaics and vast, well-proportioned spaces – is the centerpiece of the city, and one of the most awesome single sighs in Central Asia), Shakhi-Zinda Complex, Ulugbek's Observatory and many other interesting monuments. Dinner. In the evening special light show in Regista square. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 4. Nurata.
Breakfast. Transfer to Nurata, small town on board of mountain and desert in Navoi region. Sightseeing of the isolated terrain feature Sarmysh. Sarmysh is the stone picture gallery under the sky, there are 3500 ancient pictures on rock “petroglifs” of “bronze” century. Excursion will last for 1 - 1,5 hours. Walking in the isolated terrain feature. Transfer to Nurata ( 90 km .), lunch in the national house. Rest. Excursion in Nurata: visiting of mosque of brothers Hassan and Hussein (XVI - XVII centuries), holly place of pilgrimage of Muslims, medresseh of Sheikh Hassan Nuri, mosque Namazgah (XIV centuy), ruins of ancient fortress. Transfer to yurt camp in Kyzyl-Kum desert. Camel riding to Kyzyl-Kul desert. Dinner. Evening near the bonfire, listening to the songs of local Kazakh akyn (local singer).
Day 5. Kyzyl-Kum desert.
Breakfast. Camel riding in the desert until Eltay village (10 - 12 km.). Lunch on the way. Dinner in yurt camp, overnight in yurts.
Day 6. Kyzyl-Kum desert.
Breakfast. Camel riding in the desert until point 271 (10 - 12 km.). Lunch on the way. Dinner in yurt camp, overnight in yurts.
Day 7. Kyzyl-Kum desert.
Breakfast. Camel riding in the desert to Aidarkul Lake (10 km.), swimming, rest. Lnch on the bank of the lake. After lunch continuation of camel riding to the yurt camp (13 km.), by the request of tourists it is possible to transferring by car to the lake until the yurt camp. Overnight.
Day 8. Nurata - Bukhara.
Breakfast. Transfer to Bukhara. On the route stoppage in Gijduvan for visit the ceramic workshop, where the centuries old processes are used during the production of ceramic. Lunch in Gijduvan. Arrival to Bukhara, accommodation in the hotel. In the afternoon sightseeing Bukhara. Visit Kalyan Mosque and Minaret, Samanyd dynasty Mausaleum. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 9. Bukhara.
Breakfast. Sightseeing in Bukhara. Visit to old Arc fortress and museums inside Arc, summer castle of the last Emir of Bukhara, complex Chor-Bakr, Chor Minor and other monuments. Lunch and dinner. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 10. Khiva.
Breakfast. Transfer to Khiva. During 8 hour drive, stops to see Amudarya river and for lunch. Arrival to Khiva, accommodation at the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 11. Khiva.
After breakfast sightseeing of Khiva. Visiting of Ichan Qala fortress - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where monuments Allakulikhan Madrassah, Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, Islam Khoja Minaret, Juma Mosque, Toshhovli and other monuments are located. Lunch and dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12. Tashkent.
Breakfast. Transfer to Urgench airport (25 km), flight to Tashkent. Arrival to Tashkent, meeting in airport, transfer to hotel, accommodation, rest. Free time, shopping in the city. Lunch. Farewell dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13. Tashkent departure.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport, departure from Tashkent.