Yurts and Deserts of Uzbekistan

9 days/8 nights
Any Date
Full Board
Age: 0+

The Highlights of the Tour

Have a chance to plunge into the local rural life of Uzbekistan, watch interesting customs and taste local cuisine Visit one of the most ancient cities on the earth - Samarkand Have a trip to Aydarkul Lake - a crystal pure lake of Kyzylkum desert surrounded by endless sands Feel like real nomads while accommodating in yurts decorated with hand-made carpets made by local craftsmen Enjoy camel back riding and admire the beautiful nature, indescribable fresh air, breathtaking sunsets, the babbling mountain streams and flower meadows



Would you like to plunge into Uzbekistan rural life, feel like real nomads, take part in interesting customs, get friends with locals and taste unusual products? All this will become possible with our Yurts and Deserts of Uzbekistan Tour. The tour offers visits to the most beautiful natural gems like Kyzyl Kum Desert, Aydarkul Lake, Amudarya River, Sarmyshsay Canyon and Kumble Mountain. There also will be a cultural program with visits to important historical sights. Moreover, you will have a chance to enjoy camelback riding in the lap of peaceful nature. Just get acquainted with the detailed itinerary below and send us your request, and our professional managers will start your trip organization.

Day 1 - Arrival in Tashkent - Free Time

Day 2 - Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva

Sights of Khiva city
After early breakfast at the hotel you will have the transfer to the airport and flight to Urgench, then transfer to Khiva for check-in at the hotel. The tour will start with an exploration of ancient Khiva UNESCO World heritage site dating back more than 2500 years ago. Being surrounded by very massive up to 10-meter walls Khiva has 4 splendid gate entrances to the inner city with remarkable blue domes and minarets. You will stroll along small paths and alleys and explore the traces of the Middle Ages when Khiva was one of the most important stops along the Great Silk Road. The important attractions of the tour are Ata Darvaza, Mukhammad Amin-Khan (18th c), Kalta-Minor, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrassah, Kunya-Ark Citadel. After lunch, the tour will continue to Tash-Khovli Palace (18th c), Juma Mosque (10th c), Ismail Khuja Minaret and Madrassah, Pakhlavan Makhmud (14th-15th cc). Dinner will be served in the local restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel in Khiva
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Khiva - Kyzyl Kum - Amudarya - Bukhara

Day 4 - Bukhara City Tour

Day 5 - Bukhara - Nurata - Aidarkul

Day 6 - Nurata - Sarmyshsay Canyon - Samarkand

Day 7 - Samarkand City Tour - Tashkent

Day 8 - Tashkent - Chimgan

Day 9 - Tashkent City Tour - Departure

Sightseeing of Tashkent
In the last day of the tour, you will have a city tour in Tashkent and take a stroll in the old city where the most famous historic sights are located: Khast-Imam complex (15th c), beautiful mosque decorated with azure blue mosaics, holding the world oldest Holy Quran. One of the main attractions in Tashkent is Chorsu bazaar, massive incredibly beautiful domed building, where the tastiest vegetables, fruits, dry fruits and traditional Uzbek food are being sold. Here you have a chance to interact with hospitable locals, taste mouthwatering local food. The tour will continue to “Independence” Square, “Amir Temur” Central Square“, “Monument of Courage” (1969), “Memorial of Repressions Victims” with the traditional ornaments and Museum of Applied Arts. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. At the end of the tour, you will transfer to the airport and departure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


The tour price includes

  • Accommodation in hotels listed below - 7 nights (twin/dbl shared), yurt camp - 1 night
  • Meals FB: breakfast at the hotels, lunches and dinners at the local restaurants/hotels, 1 lunch box
  • Services for private A/C car with driver per program
  • Escort English – speaking guide for all days
  • Domestic air tickets: Tashkent-Urgench
  • Train ticket Samarkand-Tashkent
  • Entrance fees to the sites listed
  • Show programs in Bukhara
  • All airport transfers
  • Mineral water 1.0 L per day/per person
  • Visa support (letter of invitation)

The tour price doesn't include

  • International air tickets (upon request)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa consular fees
  • Porterage
  • Video and photo charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not included in the itinerary
  • Single supplement221 GBP


Thomas Blake

I am so happy that I found this tour when navigating through the internet. If you love rural life, authentic atmosphere and delicious cuisine, this trip is a perfect match. I have enjoyed meeting new people and making friends, enjoying lunches with hospitable locals and getting acquainted with their daily life. We also had an exciting camping night. Thank you everyone involved in organizing this adventure for me. The hotels were quite nice and well located. The guide was very professional throughout the whole trip.

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I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Arara staff for making this beautiful trip a reality. Adam was really a great guide who introduced to us the history and rich cultural heritage of his country. The itinerary included some of the most famous and captivating deserts of  Uzbekistan. If you are adventurous and a fan of historical sites, this trip is ideal for you.

I will look forward to visiting other countries and regions of Central Asia in the future. Arara will again be my top company for this.

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Arthur Adams

I booked yurts and deserts tour in Uzbekistan which included the sights of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. The trip exceeded all my expectations. Thanks, Sati! Everything organized by you was at the highest level! Buses were clean and comfortable, but I had a driver who was very scrupulous and I couldn’t communicate with him warmly. On the other hand, I had a guide Anjelika who was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly personality, and I liked to talk to her. Our hotels were located in the city centre, as well as yurts were comfortable and cosy. We had delicious food and interesting excursions.
I am delighted with the tour and my vigorous tour manager Sati! 
Best wishes,
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Local Tour Operator - first hand prices

By booking with us you buy from the first hand without any additional commissions.


We choose only the best hotels located in the city center close to the main sights

Certified Guides

We work only with professional certified guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 5 years

Best price/quality combination

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Well-maintained itineraries and smooth tour operations

In all our tour packages everything is thought out in advance that's why the tour goes on smoothly without any problems.

Knowledgeable tour advisers and fast communication

Аfter the interaction with us, you will be as pleased as possible with the process of communication, obtaining the necessary information and the speed of work of our employees.


City Palace (Tashkent)

Bek (Khiva)

Daniel Hill (Tashkent)

Grand Superior (Samarkand)

Rangrez (Bukhara)

Arba (Samarkand)



Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)


Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in city, cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter


First-aid kit (plaster, antibacterial gel, cold medicine), umbrella

Clothing for spring/autumn:

Light clothing and clothing with long sleeves for a cool evening, rainproof shoes and raincoat in case of rain

Clothing for summer:

Light clothing preferably made of natural fabric, a hat for sun protection, sunglasses

Clothing for winter:

Warm clothing, coats, waterproof warmed shoes, scarf, gloves


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