Short Uzbekistan Tours

If you only have a couple days in Uzbekistan, make the most of your time with a short Uzbekistan tour. Choose from active tours to take you outside the cities or excursions through Uzbekistan’s most famous sites.

Get to know Tashkent with day tours through the Old Town, which introduces you to the long history of the city. Or take a classic short Uzbekistan tour to the most interesting sites in Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Or else, head out of the city to the petroglyphs near Sarmishsay, or spend the night in a yurt in the desert.  


Two-day Khiva Tour

This Two-Day Khiva Tour is one of our most popular short tours. From Tashkent, fly to Khiva and take two days to explore this ancient city and its many incredible sights.

Kunya-Ark, Alauddinkhan Mausoleum, Mukhammad Aminkhan madrasah etc.
2 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)

Two-day Bukhara & Samarkand Tour

Double your fun with a two-day trip to two of Uzbekistan’s best cities. This is the best Uzbekistan tour for those who don’t want to miss any of the biggest monuments, but who are also short on time.

Bukhara, Samarkand
2 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)

Samarkand Two-Day Tour (from Tashkent)

Head back to the Middle Ages with the Two-Day Samarkand Tour. This is the best tour for maximizing your time in Samarkand, with stops at all of the major sights and tastes of the local cuisine.

Samarkand
2 Days | All year round | Reviews (1)

Two-day Aydarkul and Sarmishsay Tour

This active short tour takes you to Sharmishsay, with a unique gallery of over 10,000 petroglyphs. Then, experience a taste of the nomadic life, with a visit to Aydarkul Lake, where you can go swimming, ride a camel, and stay in a yurt.

Nurata, Sarmish-Say, Aydarkul
2 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Reviews (0)

Two-day Samarkand & Termez Tour

Explore Samarkand, a pearl of medieval architecture and learning, and then head to Termez, a hub of Buddhism two millennia ago. This two-day tour is a snapshot of Uzbekistan’s diversity and the best tour for experiencing the broadness of Uzbekistan’s history.

Samarkand, Termez
2 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)

Two-day Samarkand & Shahrisabz Tour

Get to know Samarkand and Shahrisabz, the ancient capitals and cosmopolitan centers of Central Asia. Visit Registan Square in Samarkand, Ak-Saray Palace and Shahrisabz, plus historical mausoleums, mosques, and more.

Samarkand, Shahrisabz
2 Days | All year round | Reviews (0)

Two-day Bukhara Tour

Set aside two days for Bukhara, a city with over 2,000 years of history. After visiting the Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble, the legendary Ark Fortress, the Chor Bakr Necropolis, and all the other sites the city has to offer, you’ll have a deeper appreciation of the city and its history.

Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes etc.
2 Days | All year round | 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.

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.

Savitsky Museum, 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 (0)

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)