Aydarkul and Sarmishsay Tour2 Days | Nurata, Sarmish-Say, Aydarkul

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For those who love a little ancient history, a trip to Aydarkul and Sarmishsay is just about the best Uzbekistan tour possible. Sarmishsay has a unique petroglyph gallery, with over 10,000 stone carvings depicting scenes from daily life of the people who lived here long ago. Then head out to Aydarkul for a taste of nomadic life, with camel riding and a night in a yurt in the Kyzylkum Desert. Aydarkul Lake and Sarmishsay are conveniently located between Bukhara and Samarkand, so if you have some extra time, add on a city tour extension.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent – Navoi – Nurata – Yurt camp (155 km, 2 hrs)
 
Transfer to the Tashkent local airport at 06:15. Flight to Navoi at 08:00. Arrival in Navoi at 09:40. Meet at the airport, transfer to Sarmish-Say to see the petroglyphs. After the Sarmish-Say excursion you are to drive to Nurata where you can have lunch and visit a local place of interest – The Chashma Complex with a holy spring. After lunch transfer to the yurt camp. On the way a stop at lake of Aydarkul located in the amidst of a sultry desert. In the evening dinner near the camp fire with a Kazakh akin singing folk songs. Overnight at the yurt camp.
Day 2: Yurt camp – Samarkand – Tashkent (250 km, 3-3.5 hrs)
 
In the morning camel riding and free time. Then a drive to Samarkand. Arrival in Samarkand, lunch. At 16:00 transfer to a railway station. Return to Tashkent by high-speed train “Afrosiyob”, departure at 17:00. Arrival in Tashkent at 19:10.

Accommodation:

City

Accommodation, Budget Option

Nurata

Safari, Aidar Yurt Camp

 

  • Accommodation in the yurt camp hotel with full board (3 meals);
  • Economy class ticket for flight Tashkent – Navoi;
  • Economy-class tickets for train Samarkand–Tashkent;
  • Car for the whole tour;
  • All drop off/pick up to/from airports/train stations.
  • Travel insurance.

 

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