Uzbekistan Extension Tours

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.  


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.

Fergana, Margilan, Kokand
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, Jarkurgan Minaret, Buddha's stupa Zurmala
2 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)

Tour to Nukus: the Museum of Art named after I.V. Savitsky

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.

Mizdakhan Necropolis, ancient fortress Gyaur-Kala etc.
1 Day | All year round | Reviews (0)

Tour to Nukus and Khiva

Nukus is home to the Savitsky Museum, one of the most unique and interesting museums in Central Asia, while Khiva is an open-air museum dedicated to the ancient cities of the Silk Road.

Savitsky Museum, Toprak-Kala, Ichan-Kala Fortress
2 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)

Rural tour in Nurata mountains and Aydarkul lake

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.

Safari Yurt Camp, Gijduvan pottery masters workshop, Ashraf/ Sentyab/ Yangi Hayot village
3 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)

Tour to Gulkam Canyon

From May to October, Uzbekistan’s mountains appear in front of travellers in all their splendor. Take a day trip away from the city to visit Chimgan and Gulkam Canyon, and enjoy a relaxing picnic near the famous waterfalls.

Chimgan Mountains, Charvak water reservoir
1 Day | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)

Tour to Beldersay Ring

Beldersay is the best tour for those looking for something new and natural in Uzbekistan. For such a small area, Beldersay has a rich variety of mountain landscapes, from narrow rocky canyons to broad alpine meadows.

Urta Kumbel Pass, Mramornaya river, Beldersay river
1 Day | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)

Tour to Beldersay`s Ring - 2

Take two days to wander in the Chimgan Mountains and enjoy the beauty of the wild and untouched nature. Take a trip into the wild side with this best tour through some of the most beautiful natural destinations in Uzbekistan.

Urta Kumbel Pass, Mramornaya river, Beldersay river
2 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)

Tour to Yangiabad

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.

Pigeon gorge, Chilten river, waterfalls
2 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)

Chimgan and Charvak Tour

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

Beldersay, petroglyphs of Hodjikent
1 Day | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)

Aral Sea 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.

Savitsky Art Museum, Usturt Plateau, Muynak
3 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)

Aral Sea Tour 2

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.

Ustyurt Plateau, Muynak, Mizdakhan memorial complex
2 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | 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, "Safari" Yurt Camp
2 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)

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 (1)

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)

Astronomical Tour

Treat your inner astronomer with this tour to Samarkand and Tashkent. See the instruments and exhibits in the two cities, including Ulugbek’s famous ancient observatory in Samarkand.

Tashkent, Samarkand
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 (0)

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)