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Life As Nomads - Yurt Camp Tour with Night from Samarkand

1. Life As Nomads - Yurt Camp Tour with Night from Samarkand

Departure from Samarkand. It takes 4-5 hours drive with stops to the Yurt Camp at the Aydarkul Lake (±250 km). Route: Samarkand - Nurota - Yurt Camp (dinner, songs of local nomads around the campfire, dancing, night in Yurt) Description: Day 1: - Nurota complex: In this place you can see the ruins of an Ancient Citadel of Alexander the construction of which is prescribed to Alexander Great. Furthermore, there are 2 mosques of XVI th century. In the center there is a pond where numerous fish live but it is forbidden to catch them. - Aydarkul Lake: Lunch at the lake shore, swimming if the weather allows (Yurt Camp base keep the rights change lunch location from Lake Shore to Yurt Camp). - Yurt Camp: while dinner is cooked, travelers may enjoy camel riding, watch the sunset, and after dinner relax in a company at the camp fire listening to folk songs of local nomads, than explore the milky way in the clear sky. - Night in Yurt Camp Day 2: Breakfast and free time for a walk on the dunes. Departure. It takes 4-5 hours drive towards Bukhara (±270 km). Approximate time of arrival 18:00 Route: Yurt Camp - Sarmish (petroglyphs) - Navai (ancient caravanserai and water reserve) – Bukhara Description: - Sarmish: Along the way on a small hill you can see petroglyphs where different animals are depicted - Navai: Visit the an ancient 14th century caravanserai and a nearby underground reservoir where rain and melting snow flows. - Bukhara: Arrival to Hotel / Airport / Railway Station

Yurt Camp Tour with Night from Bukhara

2. Yurt Camp Tour with Night from Bukhara

Pick-up from your hotel in Bukhara. Departure. It takes 4-5 hours drive with stops to the Yurt Camp at the Aydarkul Lake (±270 km). Route: Bukhara - Navai (ancient caravanserai and water reserve) - Sarmish (petroglyphs) - Nurota - Yurt Camp (dinner, songs of local nomads around the campfire, dancing, night in Yurt) Description: Day 1: Departure. Along the road estimated photostops and visits. - Navai: Visit the an ancient 14th century caravanserai and a nearby underground reservoir where rain and melting snow flows. - Sarmish: Along the way on a small hill you can see petroglyphs where different animals are depicted - Nurota complex: In this place you can see the ruins of an Ancient Citadel of Alexander the construction of which is prescribed to Alexander Great. Furthermore, there are 2 mosques of XVI th century. In the center there is a pond where numerous fish live but it is forbidden to catch them. - Aydarkul Lake: Lunch at the lake shore, swimming if the weather allows. Description: - Yurt Camp: while dinner is cooked, travelers may enjoy camel riding, watch the sunset, and after dinner relax in a company at the camp fire listening to folk songs of local nomads, than explore the milky way in the clear sky. - Night in Yurt Camp Day 1: Route: Yurt Camp – Bukhara (or Samarkand) Breakfast and free time for a walk on the dunes. Departure towards Bukhara (drop-off you can select Samarkand) It takes 4-5 hours drive towards Bukhara (±270 km) / Samarkand aprx. 5hrs (330 km). Approximate time of arrival 15:00. - Bukhara (or Samarkand): Arrival to Hotel / Airport / Railway Station

2 Days of Tour in Yurt Camp and Aydarkul

3. 2 Days of Tour in Yurt Camp and Aydarkul

Day 1: Samarkand or Bukhara- Nurata - Yurt camp Meeting guests at the hotel in Samarkand or Bukhara. Transfer to the city of Nurata. Visit the memorial complex "Chashma" and the ruins of the garrison of Alexander the Great. Lunch at a local house. Trip to the Yurt Camp. Rest. Dinner at the camp. Folk songs of the Kazakh akyn. Overnight in yurts. Day 2: Yurt camp - Aydarkul - Bukhara or Samarkand Breakfast at the camp. Camel riding. Transfer to Aydarkul lake. Enjoy desert entertainment. Picnic on the lake. Trip to Bukhara or Samarkand. Stop at the Rabat-i-Malik caravanserai. Visit to the pottery workshop in Gijduvan. End of services.

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