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Voyage to the pristine nature of Uzbekistan

Horse Riding, Light Hiking, Bird Watching, Camel Riding

8 days / 7 nights


This trip presents a perfect responsible and ecotourism holiday option to inspire nature loving and eco-aware travelers as it involves exploration of amazing pristine nature of Nuratau – Kyzyl Kum biological reserve in healthy, fun and ecological way.
Visiting the most spectacular natural wonders, beautiful untamed wilderness, and local landmarks on horseback, by hiking, camel riding, staying overnight at eco-friendly accommodation providers will give you an opportunity to learn more about daily life of local people, experience the real spirit and enjoy relaxing atmosphere of the place as well as contribute to the long-term protection of the environment in both social and natural aspects.

Tashkent – Samarkand – Nuratau villages – Yangikazgan Yurt camp – Bukhara – Tashkent



Day 1. Tashkent.

Arrive in Tashkent international airport.
Meet and greet. Transfer to the airport.
Accommodation. Welcome dinner.
Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 2. Таshkent – Samarkand.

Early breakfast.
Transfer to Samarkand by "Afrosiab" express train.
Arrival in Samarkand at 10:30.
Sightseeing tour in Samarkand.
Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 3. Samarkand – Nuratau mountain area.

Early breakfast.
Transfer to Eski Forish village.
At 11.00 Briefing on horse-riding basic rudiments and meeting your horse for the day activities.
Horse riding activities from Eski Forish via Asraf valley to the Nuratau mountain village Uhum (3.30 hours, 14 km).
Visit local highlights: old watermill which is still in use, ruins of ancient fortress Deh.
Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 4. Nuratau mountain area.

Breakfast.
Watch traditional Kupkari game in lower plains of Uhum village.
Kupkari or Ulak is a traditional game of horsemen of Central Asia. The aim of the game is to demonstrate the ability to keep in the saddle and become one unit with horse by taking away "goat carcass" from the rivals and bring it first to the finish line.
Guided horse riding from Uhum via Majerum to Sentyab village (5 hours, 27 km). Stop in Majerum village for lunch. The village is surrounded by a shady mulberry grove. In its vicinity there are ruins of a mosque and an old village.The arbor vitae is located within the border to the State Nature Reserve but can be visited for a fee. A lot of believes are related to this gigantic old tree. Local people tie ribbons to it in the hope that their wishes become true.
Arrive in Sentyab village and accommodation in a guesthouse.

Day 5. Nuratau mountan area – Yangikazgan Yurt camp (Kyzyl Kum steppe).

Breakfast.
Half-day hiking program:
Hike up to Kadvan valley with sightseeing en route and getting spectacular view of Sentyab village, the river canyon, the peaks of the Nuratau Mountains and Lake Aydar.
The valley is one of the best places in Uzbekistan for bird watching. If you are lucky you can encounter the Lammergeyer and the Golden Eagle.
Transfer to Yangikazgan Yurt camp (125 km).
Camel riding in Yangikazgan Yurt Camp.
In the evening, sitting around the camp fire, enjoy the performance of Akyn – Kazakh folk singer.
Overnight stay in Yurts.

Day 6. Yangikazgan – Bukhara.

Early breakfast. Transfer to Lake Aydar. Swimming.
Bird watching activities.
Transfer to Bukhara (280 km).
Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 7. Bukhara – Tashkent.

Breakfast.
Sightseeing tour in Bukhara.
Farewell lunch.
Flight to Tashkent.
Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 8. Таshkent.

After early breakfast transfer to the airport to take an international flight back home.

SERVICES INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE: SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE:
  • Accommodation based on TWN rooms
  • Meals – according to the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing spots mentioned
  • Overland transportation by AC coach
  • All airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Escort guide for the whole tour (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese-Mandarin, etc speaking)
  • Local horse expert and guide in Nuratau
  • Rent of horses and camels
  • All sightseeing and events as specified in the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner in Bukhara
  • Visa support to Uzbekistan
  • Portage services in airports and hotels
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per day per pax
  • International airfares
  • Domestic air fare Bukhara – Tashkent
  • Camera and Video charges during the sightseeing


Payment: 100 % prepayment should be made not less than 3 days before the group's arrival.

Cancellation fees:
Cancellation prior 30 days – no penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 29-15 days – 50 % penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 14 days – 100 % penalty is charged

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