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

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Active two-day Aydarkul and Sarmishsay tour is a trip full of striking impressions and eastern romanticism. Sarmishsay calls with a unique indigenous petroglyphs’ gallery; archeologists counted over 10 000 stone carvings there. Furthermore, you will experience taste of nomadic life staying in a yurt, riding a camel and maybe swimming in the Aydarkul Lake, a miracle of the nature that appeared in the middle of the Kyzyl Kum Desert. The destination conveniently located between Bukhara and Samarkand, the must-visit cities of Uzbekistan. If you have couple of extra days, we gladly suggest city tour extensions.

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.


Number of travellers 1 2 3
Price per person, USD 420 295 260



Accommodation, Budget Option


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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