- Diversify your tour by traveling to the desert yurt camp and Aydarkul lake;
- Accommodation in a nomadic yurt in the middle of a desert;
- Visit the oasis city of Nurata and 2000 year old petroglyphs;
- Camel ride in the desert and nomadic music around campfire.
Tour to Aydar Yurt Camp from Bukhara or Samarkand. This 2-day tour to the yurt camps of the Nurata area can start either in Bukhara or Samarkand. Enjoy a stay in a yurt camp, a festive dinner, camel riding, and an authentic drive along with picturesque landscapes of the Nurata mountains.
The best time to make this tailor-made Yurt Camping Tour Uzbekistan from Bukhara or Samarkand is from April to late October.
This Uzbekistan Yurt Camp Tour from Bukhara, Samarkand can be personalized based on your timeframe, dates, and interests. Pre and Post Extensions are available.
Amazing custom-made yurt camping tour with a local driver, the discovery of ancient treasures, diversified landscapes of the desert, mountain, and lakes. The tours to the yurt camps in the Nurata area are great for travelers who have an extra day and want to take this opportunity to go to a yurt camp while traveling from Bukhara to Samarkand.
*The tour can start/end either in Bukhara or Samarkand.
Day 1. BUKHARA/SAMARKAND – YURT CAMP
After breakfast, you will take a ride to go to a desert yurt camp situated near Nurata city. The oasis town of Nurata is about 200kms far from both Samarkand and Bukhara which makes this tour feasible from any of these cities. Staying in a traditional nomadic yurt camp will ensure that you travel Uzbekistan through immersion, nature, real culture, and typical food.
In the morning, our driver picks you up at your hotel and you will start the Yurt Camp tour. On the road to the Yurt Camp, you will stop in the oasis town of Nurata where you will have lunch and visit the ruins of a citadel of Alexander the Great, and the Chashma complex.
By the end of the day, you will arrive at the desert yurt camp (Qizilqum Safari, Aydar Yurt Camp, or Sputnik). Upon arrival, you will be offered tea with dry fruits. After the welcome tea, you will have some free time to discover your yurt and the area around the yurt camp.
The evening program includes riding Bactrian camels around the yurt camp (20 min), a typical dinner, and nomadic music around the campfire.
Overnight in a yurt.
Day 2. YURT CAMP – SAMARKAND/BUKHARA
After a rich breakfast in the yurt camp, you can go to see the biggest lake in the country which is situated in the heart of the desert (5-7km from your camp). Enjoy some free time swimming, observing the birdlife of the lake – Aydar Kul. There is a possibility to have a lunch picnic with a beautiful view of the lake.
In the afternoon you will depart towards Samarkand/Bukhara.
Arrival at your destination by the end of the day check in to the hotel.
One of the most popular extensions to this trip is Homestay in the Sentab Village (75km) located in the Nurata mountains. You will be transferred to the village, after the lunch picnic by the lake. In the village, you can make a short hike, and experience the authentic Uzbek way of life. On the next day, you will be transferred to your destination.
If you are looking for an Authentic Uzbekistan Tour with Yurt Camps, we have a great trip that covers all essentials of Uzbekistan.
Overnight in a private yurt with breakfast;
Private Car with driver;
Dinner and lunch and day1;
Lunch picnic on day2;
Camel ride around the yurt camp;
Entrance tickets to the attractions;
1Bottle mineral water p/person, p/day.
Drinks other than mineral water and tea;Camel riding to the Aydar Lake (2 hours, $10);