Uzbekistan Extension Tours

Tour to Khujand, Tajikistan

This one-day best tour from Tashkent to Khujand, Tajikistan, takes you to the northern border of Alexander the Great’s empire.

Historical-Ethnographic & Archeological Museums, Timur-Malik Fortress, Mosque and Madrasah of Shaikh Muslihiddin, Payshanba Bazaar
1 Day | All year round | Reviews (3)
Tour to Kunya-Urgench and Darvaza (from Khiva)

Cross Turkmenistan’s desert to get to two main sights, the ruins of Kunya-Urgench and the Darvaza Gas Crater. This is the best tour for combining Turkmenistan’s cultural history with a night in nature, in the Karakum Desert.

Kunya-Urgench, Darvaza gas crater
2 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)
From Tashkent to Turkestan

Travel from Tashkent to Turkestan, a historical and cultural center in southern Kazakhstan. Visit the Khoja Ahmed Yasawi complex, ancient palaces and temples, and learn about the 1,500 years of history here.

Shaulder village, Otrar, Khodja Akhmed Yassavi Complex etc.
2 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)
Khudjand and Istaravshan Tour

Explore these two ancient cities, well known for their blue domes and tall minarets. This is the best tour to discover Khujand and Istaravshan, brush up on your history and architecture, or explore new interests and locations.

Khujand, Istaravshan
2 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)
Penjikent Day Trip from Samarkand

This day trip will take you to the modern day city of Penjikent, Tajikistan from Samarkand. The city is famous for its ancient ruins, modern bazaar, and status as the birthplace of Rudaki, a famous Persian poet.

modern Penjikent, ancient Penjikent
1 Day | All year round | Reviews (0)
Two-Day Tour to Penjikent and the Seven Lakes from Samarkand

This two-day tour from Samarkand takes you to the ruins of ancient Penjikent, the birthplace of the poet Rudaki. The second day heads out of Penjikent to Sarazm, which was a developed city over 3,500 years ago, and then continues to the Seven Lakes, the jewels of the Fann Mountains.

Penjikent, ancient Penjikent, Sarazm settlement, Seven lakes, Fann mountains
2 Days | All year round | Reviews (3)
4-day Tajikistan Tour from Samarkand, Uzbekistan

This four-day tour visits Penjikent, the Seven Lakes, and Khujand in Tajikistan. Penjikent is home to the birthplace of Rudaki, a famous poet, and ruins of the ancient city. The Seven Lakes are gems in the mountains of Tajikistan, and are perfect for a picnic. Khujand has long been an important city in Central Asia, and today hosts a large bazaar and several interesting sites.

Samarkand, Penjikent, Khudjand, Tashkent
4 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)
3-day Tajikistan Tour from Tashkent, Uzbekistan

This three-day tour leaves from Tashkent, stops at the museums and bazaars of Khujand, Tajikistan, before continuing to the ruins and mausoleums of Penjikent and finally arriving back at Samarkand.

Tashkent, Khudjand, Penjikent, Samarkand
3 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)
Tour to Termez from Tashkent

Tour to Termez takes you from Tashkent into one of the most fascinating corners of Uzbekistan. This 3-day package includes a guided tour of the ancient Buddhist center of Termez and exploration of the exotic Surxondaryo Region, including Sangardek Waterfall, Boysun village and Derbent Canyon.

Termez, Sangardak Waterfall, Boysun, Derbent, Karshi
3 Days | Spring | Reviews (0)
Tour to Turkestan from Tashkent

A two–day tour to Turkestan is an opportunity to visit one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. The main purpose of the trip is the mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi – a complex that is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Shymkent, Otrar, Turkestan
2 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)
Chimgan Mountains - Gulkam Canyon: Tours to Uzbekistan

From May to October, Uzbekistan’s mountains appear in front of travellers in all their splendour. Take a day trip out of the city to visit Chimgan and the Gulkam Canyon, admire the dramatic canyon scenery and enjoy a relaxing picnic near the famous waterfalls.

Chimgan
1 Day | Mid-May - early October | Reviews (0)
Yangiabad Tour

The Yangiabad Mountains are a real treasure for trekkers. With their pure air, rich with the scents of pine trees and flowering herbs, the Yangiabad Mountains enchant with their untouched nature and light blue skies.

Yangiabad tourist lodge, Pigeon gorge and waterfall, Chilten river etc.
2 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)
Chimgan and Charvak Tour

This one-day tour finds room for the Chimgan Mountains and the landscapes of Charvak. The rich sights are complemented by lunch at a mountain restaurant under the immense plane trees.

Chimgan, Charvak, Beldersay
1 Day | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)
Tour to Bulaksu Gorge

Tour to Bulaksu Gorge is a mountain adventure along Uzbekistan’s Bulaksu River tract. The one-day trek is a test of endurance when ascending, followed by a pleasant hike through spacious fields with impressive mountain views and a picnic in the meadows alongside cooling river waters. The final stretch of the hike involves an exciting descent down a winding riverbed path which crosses the rapids over small stones.

Khodjikent, Bulaksu
1 Day | mid-April to early November | Reviews (0)
Nurata Mountains and Aydarkul Lake Tour

This three-day tour will show you how people have lived in the Kyzylkum Desert for centuries. For those who want to get away from the cities, this is the best Uzbekistan tour to see how nomads and villagers have made their homes for centuries.

Bukhara, Nurata, Kyzyl Kum desert, Nurata mountains, Samarkand
3 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)
Tour to Fergana Valley

Visit the palace of the last Kokand Khan, the workshop of local blue ceramics artisans, and the silk mill in Margilan, where famous Margilan silk is made. This best tour to the Fergana Valley has it all, from history to artistry and more.

Kokand, Rishtan, Fergana, Margilan
2 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)
Tour to Termez

This two-day cultural tour explores Termez, the ancient center of Buddhist culture in Central Asia. Walk through ancient monasteries, see the summer residence of local rulers, and learn about this region’s multicultural history.

Fortress Kyrk-Kyz, Buddha's stupa, Fayaz-Tepe, Mausoleum of Al-Hakim at-Termezi etc.
2 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)
Aral Sea & Savitsky Museum Tour

Explore the beautiful sights of western Uzbekistan, from the Ustyurt Plateau and the Aral Sea to Muynak, with its ship cemetery, to the large collection of Russian avant-garde art at the Savitsky Museum.

Nukus, Muynak, Ustyurt Plateau, Aral Sea, Kurgancha, Sudochie lake, Kungrad, Mizdakhan, Gyaur-Kala
3 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)
2 Day Aral Sea Tour

This the best tour to introduce you to the Aral Sea and its surroundings, with stops at the Ustyurt Plateau, the ship graveyard in Muynak, the Mizdakhan Necropolis, and other sites.

Muynak, Ustyurt Plateau, Aral Sea, Kurgancha Kala, Sudochie lake, Kungrad, Mizdakhan, Gyaur-Kala
2 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)
Tour to Nukus: the Savitsky Museum

This cultural tour takes you through the Savitsky Museum, with one of the world’s largest collections of Russian avant-garde art and Central Asian applied art. Take extra time for sights in and around Nukus.

Savitsky museum, Mizdakhan Necropolis, fortress Gyaur-Kala
1 Day | All year round | Reviews (0)
Nukus and Khiva Tour

This two-day tour takes you to Nukus and Khiva. Tour the Savitsky Museum, the world’s second largest collection of 20th century Russian avant-garde art, and Khiva, an open-air museum and the first site in Central Asia to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nukus, Khiva, Urgench
2 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)
Tour to Aydarkul Lake

Travel to the edge of the Kyzylkum Desert, to Aydarkul Lake. See the religious and cultural sights of Nurata, and then spend a night in a yurt, where you can ride a camel and experience nomadic life for yourself.

Nurata, Yurt Camp, Aydarkul lake
1 Day | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)

Use an Uzbekistan extension tour to customize a vacation or business trip, either if you have a couple extra days or if you want to visit some of the less-known sites of Uzbekistan, away from the main cities. If you want to get to know Uzbekistan deeper than just visiting Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva, book an extension trip to less-frequented destinations, or explore your own interests with trips to natural sights, museums, archaeological sites, and more.

Some of our favorite extension tours head out to the mountains. It takes only two hours to reach the mountains just outside Tashkent, so an ideal extension trip is to the mountains just outside the capital. Other popular destinations include the Kyzylkum Desert, Aydarkul Lake, and the Aral Sea. These trips introduce you to the everyday life of people living in the harsh conditions of the desert, and take you to the ship graveyard in Muynak, the necropolis of Mizdak-khan, and the Savitsky Museum, home to an amazing collection of avant-garde Russian art. Aydarkul Lake will make you feel like a nomad as you spend a night out under the stars.