Bukhara Yurt Camp tour

2 days 1 night

Tour Description

Spend an unforgettable night under the desert stars in this adventurous trip to Aydarkul lake in the middle of the Desert. Along the way you will experience the wild life of the deserts and the historical monuments dated back the thousands of years in the period of Alexander the Great invasion. The tour is complemented with an overnight stay in a desert yurt camp, visit to the Lake Aydarkul. In Nurata city, we stop to see Alexander the Greats fortress ruins, local Suzani workshop and Cahshma Mosque.

Best travel time: From April to November
Group size: Max - not limited. Min - 1 person
Accommodation: 1 night Yurt camp
1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Performance of local music around the fire
Entrance tickets in Nurata city
Transport: Bukhara->Nurata->Yurt Camp-> lake Aydarkul ->Samarkand
Tips or other expenses
Photo, video fees in the monuments and museums
Tour details with the prices:
pdf-file-downloadAdventure to Yurt Camp Aydarkul from Bukhara
Sightseeing Highlights
World famous ceramic workshop in Gijduvan
Ancient caravan Serail - Rabati Malik
Flora and Fauna in Kyzyl Kum Desert
Remains of Alexander the Great's fortress


Day 1 Bukhara - Yurt Camp

At 09:00 am meet at your hotel in Bukhara. We leave Bukhara on the way to visit the world-famous Gijduvan ceramics Museum and Narzullaev’s ceramic workshop. We will stop to see the ruins of Rabati Malik (one of most ancient caravanserai in Central Asia) which was built from 1068 to 1080 A.D. to serve as a caravanserai on the Great Silk Road. Around 2 pm we arrive at Yurt Camp. Picnic and free time around the lake. Swimming or walking around the lake. Transfer to Yurt Camp. Walk around the Yurt to see the desert landscape. Dinner. Walk around the Yurt to see the desert landscape. Overnight stay in the Yurt camp.


Day 2 Yurt Camp - Nurata - Samarkand

Breakfast. We drive to the old oasis of Nur, modern city Nurata. Nurata is located between Bukhara and Samarkand and it serves as the connecting hub between these destinations. The city was taken over by Alexander the Great in 4th century B.C. and became the fortified town to his North West part of his empire. We will visit the ruins of this fortified wall. Also as the name “Nur Ata” means “Father of the Ray” the town contains the holy spring – “Chashma” with the mosque and other structures. After the visit we have lunch at local chayhana (tea house) and continue to Samarkand.

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