Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Route: Samarkand– Yurt camp (Aydarkul lake) – Nurata –Bukhara
Day 1 Samarkand – Yurt camp (Aydarkul lake) 4 hours
A.M. 08:00 Meet with driver at hotel lobby and drive to Yurt Camp near Aydarkul lake (about 4 hours)
YURT is a round felt tent on a wooden frame, preferred by Kazakh & Kyrgyz nomads to European style canvas tent for the most practical of reasons. It is also something of national symbol. Yurt is made of painted wooden slats, lashed diagonally into a lattice. More slats slope up to a cartwheel - sized birch hoop which serves as both chimney and skylight. The inside of yurts is very colorful. Sleeping places are on the ground. All other facilities are outside the yurt.
P.M. Arrive in Yurt camp and have lunch. Transfer to Aydarkul lake.
Spend time in the nature, walking along the lake, swimming in the Aydarkul lake.
Then drive back to Yurt camp and have dinner.
Enjoy your evening far away from civilization, sitting by the bon-fire, watching amazing stars in the desert sky
O/n in Yurts
Day 2 Yurt camp – Nurata – Bukhara
A.M. Breakfast in the Yurt Camp.
Camel riding – You can ride on this dear animal easily with help of a herdsman. Try to get on a camel and have a ride around Yurt camp! (more then 10 minutes ride needs additional payment)
Morning drive to Bukhara via Nurata city. In Nurata you will visit:
Alexander the Great’s fortress – it was built in 4 century BC, and nowadays only ruins remain
Chashma complex – includes Holy Spring, Juma (Friday) mosque, Nur-Ota pilgrimage place
After SS continue drive to Bukhara.
Lunch & dinner free.
Upon arrival driver will take you to your hotel in Bukhara.