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Uzbekistan Active Tour: Wonder, Fun and Challenge

This Multi activity trip is a great opportunity for travelers that are keen for more than just a sightseeing journey and want to see and experience all that Uzbekistan has to offer. Combining visits to architectural jewels of ancient cities with one day river journey, camel riding, sleeping in Yurts in the middle of steppes, discovering architectural masterpieces of Bukhara by bicycle in a maze of old streets that make up the ancient city, fishing on Aydarkul lake, trying yourself at national uzbek dances or at cooking uzbek signature dish Plov and throwing clay on traditional potter’s wheel, you are sure to make your journey a unique and special adventure of a lifetime.

Discover the funniest way to savor unforgettable atmosphere of ancient cities of the One Thousand and One Nights!

Tashkent – Syrdarya region – Samarkand – Yangikazgan – Aydarkul Lake – Bukhara – Tashkent

8 days / 7 nights

Days Cities Activities Meals  
Day 01 Tashkent Evening arrival in Tashkent.
Meet and greet.
Transfer to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Tashkent.
Dinner: Restaurant
Day 02 Tashkent –
Segizbaevo village –
Gigant village –
Transfer to Segizbaevo village the starting point of rafting (110 km).
After light breakfast, preparation and safety instruction commence rafting on the Syrdaria River (15km, 3hrs).
After lunch and short rest continue rafting down the Sirdarya River (15 km, 3hrs).
Transfer to Samarkand. Accommodation.
Overnight in Samarkand.
Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Field kitchen
Dinner: Restaurant
Day 03 Samarkand Breakfast.
Sightseeing tour in Samarkand.
Shakhi-Zinda necropolis, Siab bazaar, Registan Ensemble.
Here within one hour you will have a unique possibility to learn secrets of Uzbek dance from artists during dance master class that will be held in the court yard of Ulugbek madrassah. Bibi Khanum Mosque, Afrosiab Museum, Ulugbek observatory, Gur-Emir Mausoleum.
Wine Factory named after M. Khovrenko, wine tasting.
Cooking lessons in Samarkand’s national house. You will cook uzbek signature dish “Plov” under the direction of a hostess.
Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Restaurant
Dinner: National house
Day 04 Samarkand –
Sightseeing tour in Samarkand.
Visit Silk Paper producing workshop, where you can make your own hand colored silk paper.
Visit Silk carpet producing factory where you will have a chance to observe all steps of carpet weaving.
After lunch transfer to Yangikazgan, yurt camp.
Upon arrival accommodation in Kazakh national yurts.
After some rest camel riding activities.
You will visit camel breeding farm where you can see colts. The farm is located 30 minutes walk from the camp.
After dinner you will listen to the performance of Kazakh national singer Akyn around the camp fire.
Overnight stay in Yurts.
Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Restaurant
Dinner: Yurts
Yurt camp
Day 05 Yangikazgan –
Transfer to Aydarkul Lake (40 km)
Fishing and cooking (catfish, sazan and pike inhabit here), swimming, acquaintance with flora and fauna (the area near the lake is inhabited by 20 species of swimming birds).
Transfer to Bukhara (250km) via Gijduvon village where you will take part in pottery master class under the direction of professional ceramists.
Upon arrival accommodation in the hotel.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Picnic
Dinner: Restaurant
Aydarkul Lake
Day 06 Bukhara Breakfast.
Today you will have an opportunity to discover old part of Bukhara by bicycle.
The cycling trail starts from a hotel in the direction of Samani mausoleum, passes by Bolo Khauz Ensemble, Ark Fortress, Poi-Kalon ensemble, Ulug Beg (15c) and Abdul Aziz Khan (17c) madrassahs, Chor-Minor madrassah, and finishes at Lyabi Khauz Ensemble.
After lunch cycling in the direction of Bukhara Emir’s Summer residence (4 km).
Before dinner relax in the city’s oldest Sauna (Bozori Kord Hammam).
Dinner with folklore show in Nadir Divan Begi Madrassah.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Restaurant
Dinner: Restaurant
Ark Citadel
Day 07 Bukhara – Tashkent In the morning transfer to the airport to take domestic flight to Tashkent (HY 1322, 09:55 -11:25).
Arrival in Tashkent.
Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Sightseeing in Tashkent.
Independence Square, TV Tower, Visit Abul Kassim Madrassah, TSUM - souvenirs shopping centre. Visit to the theatre named after Alisher Navoi where opera and ballet are performed.
Farewell dinner and overnight in Tashkent.
Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Restaurant
Dinner: Restaurant
Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre
Day 08 Tashkent After early breakfast transfer to the airport to take international flight back home. Breakfast: Hotel

Note: This tour starts on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Tour dates: March – April – May and September – October – till November, 15th.

Suggested accommodation in:
Tashkent – Uzbekistan 4*
Samarkand – Malika Classic B/B
Yangikazgan – Yurt camp
Bukhara – Malika Bukhara 2*

  • Accommodation based on TWN rooms;
  • Meals – according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing with guide (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese-Mandarin, etc speaking);
  • Entrance fees for Sightseeing spots;
  • Professional escort team (guides,  a cook) per group for one day rafting  tour;
  • Overland transportation by AC coach;
  • All airport-hotel-airport transfers;
  • Visa support to Uzbekistan;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per day per pax;
  • Rent of special rafting equipment (catamarans, oars, life jackets, water-proof cover for personal things, helmet);
  • Ecological, road, license taxes;
  • Rent of bicycles;
  • Technical  service  transport  during  the route.
  • International airfares;
  • Domestic air flight Bukhara – Tashkent;
  • Photo and video camera charges during sightseeing.

Payment: 100 % prepayment should be made not later than 3 days prior to the arrival of the group.

Cancellation fees:
Cancellation prior 30 days – no penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 15 days – 50 % penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 1 day – 100 % penalty is charged

Useful links: Uzbekistan Hotels

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