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Adventure Tour to Uzbekistan - Private Tour

Adventure Tour to Uzbekistan, 2024/2025

Adventure Tour to Uzbekistan: Explore ancient cities of Uzbekistan and magnificent landscapes of the Ustyurt Plateau and the Aral Sea. The Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest lake in the world. For thousands of years, people have lived in the Aral Sea basin, which served as an oasis on the Silk Road, the trading route that linked China to Europe. However, since the 1960s it has been shrinking due to environmental changes caused by humans.

Visit Muynak to see the cemetery of ships – corroded iron bulks amid the Aralkum desert, a new desert that has formed on the bottom of the former Aral Sea. The Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest lake in the world. Visit Savitsky Art Museum, called sometimes Louvre of the East. Opened in 1966, the museum houses a collection of over 82 000 items, ranging from antiquities from Khorezm to Karakalpak folk art, Uzbek fine art and, uniquely, the second largest collection of Russian avant-garde in the world (after the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg).

Watch the process of producing ceramics in Gijduvan. Explore the ancient sights of Nurata. Discover Kyzylkum desert. Stay in the Yurt camp, ride on the camels, hike in the Chimgan mountains. Take your adventure tour to Uzbekistan with us!


Tour duration: 15 days/14 nights
Tour date: Flexible
Tour type: Private
Tour itinerary: Tashkent - Nukus - Mizdakhan - Aral Sea - Muynak - Nukus - Ancient Fortresses - Khiva - Bukhara - Gijduvon - Nurata - Yurt Camp - Aydar Lake - Sentyab village - Majrum Village - Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Tashkent - Chimgan - Tashkent
Tour language: English, Russian

Day 1: Tashkent - Nukus

Take an evening flight to Nukus.
Arrive in Nukus. Transfer to the hotel. Check in. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Nukus-Mizdahkan Complex in Khodjeili - Kungrad - Muynak - Uchsay village - Ustyurt Plateau - Aral Sea - Yurt camp (~450 km, 8 hours of drive)

08:00 Start your adventure tour. Drive to Khodjeyli town. Visit Ancient Complex Mizdakhan. The ancient complex keeps a lot of secrets and even mystical legends and beliefs. There is a small madrasah called sometimes “World Clock”, which served as the burial place of one of the saints. According to the legend every year, this building loses one brick from the masonry, and when the building collapses, the world will come to the end.

Drive to Kungrad district. A short stop at the bazaar. Drive to Muynak. Lunch. Visit Muynak Museum and the "Cemetery of ships" - former Sea port of Muynak. Today tourists arrive in Muynak in great numbers to see the cemetery of ships – corroded iron bulks amid the Aralkum desert, a new desert that has formed on the bottom of the former Aral Sea.

Driver to Ustyurt Plateau through Uchsay village. Ustyurt Plateau is the most mysterious and least researched destination in Uzbekistan. Enjoy the wonderful view of cliffs in the canyon of the Ustyurt plateau. Visit Kubla-Ustyurt village and camel breeder's family.

In the evening, arrive at the Yurt Camp in the Aral Sea. While dinner is cooked on open fire, enjoy swimming and hiking, relax at the camp fire. In the nighttime explore the milky way in the clear sky. Overnight in the Yurt Camp.

Day 3: Yurt camp - Ustyurt Plateau - Sudochie Lake - Kungrad - Nukus (~450 km, 8 hours of drive)

Early breakfast in the Yurt Camp.
Drive to Sudochie Lake. The recession of the Aral Sea has left several lakes behind its new shores. Soduchie lake is one of the largest. Many scientists and fans of fishing and hunting come to this place from all over the world. The lake is a key stop on the long way of migrating birds: pink flamingo, white swans, duck and others. Lunch in Kungrad. Drive to Nukus. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Nukus - Khiva

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Recommended to visit Savitsky Art Museum in Nukus.
13:00 Drive to Khiva (260 km). En Route to Khiva, visit ancient fortresses of Khorezm - Chilpiq Kala, Kyzyl Kala, Toprak Kala and Ayaz Kala. Arrive in Khiva. Check in. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Khiva (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Start your walking sightseeing tour in ancient Khiva. Explore the walled inner town of the city of Khiva - Itchan Kala. Visit Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta-Minor, Kunya-Ark, Juma Mosque, Tash-Khovli Palace, Minaret of Islam-Khoja, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Khiva - Urgench - Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel.
12:00 Check out. Free time.
16:20 Transfer to Urgench train station (30 km).
18:15 Transfer to Bukhara by night train.
00:13 (+1) Arrive in Bukhara and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Bukhara (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Start your walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Lyabi-Khauz ensemble, surrounding the pool on three sides, consists of the Kukeldash Madrasah - the largest madrasa in the city, on the north side of the pool, and two religious edifices built by Nodir Devon Begi: a khanqah (a lodging house for itinerant Sufis) and a madrasa, which stand on the west and east sides of the pool respectively. Visit Magoki-Attori Mosque (today, the mosque is used as a carpet museum)Chor-Minor Madrasah (alternatively known as the Madrasah of Khalif Niyazkul)Trade domes (there are four trading domes have only survived up to now)Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahsMiri-Arab MadrasahKalyan Minaret one of the most prominent landmarks in Bukhara, Kalyan MosqueArk Fortress and Bolo-Khauz Mosque. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Bukhara (Free day)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Free day in Bukhara. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Bukhara - Gijduvan - Nurata - Yurt Camp

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Drive to Gijduvan. Visit the ceramics workshop in Gijduvan. Drive to Nurata.
13:00 Arrive in Nurata. GLOBAL CONNECT will arrange a traditional lunch at the local guesthouse (local wine tasting included). After lunch start your self-guided walking sightseeing tour in Nurata town. Visit Complex Chashma Spring and Namazgah Mosque. Go up to the hills to visit the remains of the Fortress of Alexander the Great. Drive to Lake Aydar. Enjoy swimming and walking along the lakeshore. Drive to the Yurt Camp. Overnight in the Yurt Camp.

Day 10: Yurt Camp - Lake Aydar - Sentyab village - Majrum village - Samarkand

Breakfast in the Yurt Camp.
08:30 Drive to Samarkand. Along the way to Samarkand visit Sentyab village (100 km)
10:30 Arrive in Sentyab village. Enjoy your free time for walking and exploring the local life of the village. The surrounding area is rich in various flora and fauna, some of which are listed in the Red Book. Drive to Majrum village (10 km). Walk up to a thousand year old tree – Biota Orientalis. Lunch at the guest house or local cafe. Drive to Samarkand (210 km). Drop off at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Samarkand

Breakfast at the hotel.
Free day in Samarkand. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Samarkand (Sightseeing tour duration: 5-6 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Visit Gur-Emir MausoleumRegistan Square - The Pearl of Central Asia, Bibi-Khanum Mosque and Siab Bazaar - the largest market in Central Asia and the most visited place after Registan. After exploring the bazaar GLOBAL CONNECT will arrange a lunch at the Plov Center.
Continue sightseeing. Visit Khazrat Khizr Mosque - the first mosque of Samarkand, Mausoleum of the first President of Uzbekistan Islam KarimovShakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Ulughbek Observatory - one of the most significant observatories of the Middle Ages. Visit the Meros paper mill in Konigil village. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Tashkent (Sightseeing tour duration: 5-6 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Transfer to Shakhrisabz (85 km) with a driver. Drive through the Aman-Kutan Gorge and Takhta-Karacha Mountain Pass. On the way stop to take a view at Teshiktosh (Stone with hole). The film "Apachen" (1973) was shot on this location - an area that looks incredibly like the American Southwest. Short stop at the top of the mountain pass. There is a tiny market where some local dried fruits can be bought.
Arrive in Shakhrisabz. Start your self-guided walking sightseeing tour. Visit Mausoleum of Jakhongir in Dor-us Saodat Memorial Complex, remains of Ak Saray Palace and Kok Gumbaz Mosque.
13:00 Meet your driver in the parking lot of Kok Gumbaz Mosque. Drive back to Samarkand directly to the train station (we recommend having lunch at the cafe Sharshara where you can enjoy beautiful and unique mountain views).
17:37 Transfer to Tashkent by high-speed train Afrosiyob.
19:53 Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Tashkent - Chimgan - Tashkent (Tour duration: 6-7 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Transfer to Chimgan Mountains (Western Tien-Shan Mountains, 92 km) with a driver. Take a scenic chairlift ride. Transfer to the shore of the Charvak Reservoir. Visit unique petroglyphs and rock carvings made by prehistoric people. Make some photo stops along the way to take in the views. Transfer back to the hotel in Tashkent. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15: Tashkent - ...

Breakfast at the hotel.
12:00 Check out. Free time.
Transfer to the Tashkent International Airport according to the flight time.

Uzbekistan Adventure Tour Photos:

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toada.jpg ak_saray_shakhrisabz.jpg shakhrisabz_city.jpg
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Number of people Vehicle Type:
1-2 Sedan car with a/c (Chevrolet Lacetti, Chevrolet Cobalt)
3-5 Minivan with a/c (Hyundai Grand Starex),
Minibus with a/c (Toyota Hiace, King Long, Joy Long)

Accommodation in Nukus

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Jipek JoliJipek Joli Inn or similar
Standard option
Comfort option
Comfort Plus

Accommodation in Khiva

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Tosh Darvoza, Muhammadali, Meros, Qosha DarvozaPolvon Ota or similar
Standard option Bek KhivaNew MinorKhiva PalaceNew Star Boutique or similar
Comfort option Zarafshan Boutique, Orient Star, Erkin Palace, Asia KhivaArkanchi or similar
Comfort Plus

Accommodation in Bukhara

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Yasmin, Crystal Hotel, Breshim, Saidkasim or similar
Standard option Al Imran, Dendi Plaza, BarakaEdem PlazaNodirabegim Boutique or similar
Comfort option Labi Rud Boutique, Malika Bukhara, Omar Khayam, Lyabi House or similar
Comfort Plus Paradise Plaza Luxury, Amiran, Sahid Zarafshon, Wyndham or similar

Accommodation in Samarkand

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Samarkand Travel Inn, Imran Guest House, Samarabonu or similar
Standard option DilshodaMeros Boutique, Zarina, Kamila Boutique or similar
Comfort option SamariaMedina, Gur Emir Palace, Hayat, Amina, Sangzor or similar
Comfort Plus Continental, Wellness, Hilton Garden Inn, Kosh Havuz or similar

Accommodation in Tashkent

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Art House, Art Rakat, Art PlazaOrient Palace or similar
Standard option Time, Macan Terrace, Old Tashkent, Garnet Mir, Vatan Plaza or similar
Comfort option Shamsan, Porto Bello, Ada, Marmaris or similar
Comfort Plus Oscar Boutique, Panarams, Royal Mezbon, Regal Stay, or similar

Hotel or hotel room upgrade is available by request

Private Tour Price per person (Updated on April 1, 2024)

Price per person in USD for 2024-2025
Number of people Budget option Standard option Comfort option Comfort Plus
1 2700 3200 3500 4200
2 1590 1810 1990 2590
3 and more 1580 1800 1980 2580
Single supplement 130 240 370 590
Extra night 20 30 40 80
Traveling with children children under 5 - free of charge; children under 10 - half price
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Price includes
  • Uzbekistan Visa Support (LOI/e-visa);
  • Accommodation based on standard double/twin shared room with breakfast (breakfast is available from 8:00 until 10:00 a.m. A lunch box for breakfast is possible for early departures on request at the Reception the day before);
  • Yurts/tents in the Aral Sea;
  • Yurts in Lake Aydar;
  • All airport/train station pick up/drop off services;
  • All transportation services during the tour according to the itinerary;
  • Local tour guide services in Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand;
  • Entrance tickets to all monuments and museums according to the itinerary (except in Muynak, Nukus, Nurata and Shakhrisabz (to be paid directly at the places ≈18 USD in total per person));
  • Chairlift ride fees in Chimgan;
  • Tashkent-Nukus flight ticket ((economy class) checked baggage - 1 registered item weighing no more than 23 kg and measuring no more than 158 cm by the sum of three dimensions, hand luggage - 1 piece no more than 8 kg. The size of carry-on baggage must not exceed 115 cm in the sum of three dimensions);
  • Urgench-Bukhara regional train ticket (night train with 2-person Compartment SV Sleeper);
  • Samarkand-Tashkent high-speed train Afrosiyob ticket* (economy class);
    *The high-speed train tickets maybe unavailable if the booking made less than 60 days before the departure date and it can be replaced with the most comfortable class of regular train tickets.
  • Meals during the Aral Sea trip, including some snacks and water/tea (Alcoholic beverages are not included);
  • Traditional lunch in Nurata;
  • Meals in the Yurt Camp (Dinner and breakfast);
  • Lunch in Sentyab or Majrum village;
  • Welcome lunch at the Plov Center in Samarkand;
  • A local prepaid SIM card with internet access per group (10 GB internet package);
  • 24 hour customer service.
Price does not include
  • Lunches and dinners (to be paid directly by tourists at the places, except of those listed in "included");

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GLOBAL CONNECT is able to create a special custom tour in any city and region of Uzbekistan according to your own wishes and preferences. Let us know your wishes and let GLOBAL CONNECT assist you for personalized tour of Uzbekistan.

All prices quoted on the website of GLOBAL CONNECT LLC are based on costs at the time of publication. Prices are subject to change until your booking is made and partial (not less than 50%) payment is received.


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