Desert Caravans (Camel Safari) - Tour from St. Petersburg (Comfort)

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An exotic place awaits you on the road to Bukhara - yurt camps in Nurata and a camel ride in the desert. Night moonlit desert landscapes, campfire conversations and spending the night in a real yurt - this is a wonderful oriental adventure!

Start of the tour: Khiva Accommodation: 3 stars.
End of tour: Tashkent Tour category: Historical tours, Sightseeing tours.
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights Сities: Khiva, Bukhara, Nurata, Samarkand, Tashkent.
  • Day 1: St. Petersburg - Urgench - Khiva

    Departure from St. Petersburg by flight NU 638 at 01:35.

    Arrival in Urgench at 08:10, meeting with the Dolores Travel Services sign.

    Transfer to Khiva (30km), hotel accommodation. Free time to rest after a night flight.

    14:00. City tour, with a visit to the architectural complex of Ichan Kala (12-19 centuries):

    • Kunya Ark Citadel (16-17 century), residence of the last Khan, including Mausoleum of Ismail Haji, Madrasah of Muhammad Amin Khan, Madrasah of Muhammad-Rakhimkhan, Juma Mosque ( 10th century), Minaret of the Juma Mosque, Shergazikhan Madrasah, Said Alauddin Mausoleum, Murad-Tur minaret.
    • Architectural complex of Pakhlavan Makhmud: Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud (14-18 centuries), Minaret of Islamhoja, Ak-mosque, Bani Anushahan, Caravanserai of Allakulikhan, Madrasah of Alpakulikhan (1834-1835);
    • Tash-Hovli Palace (19th century);
    • Minaret Kalta-Minar, and other sights of Khiva.

    Free time.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 2: Khiva - Bukhara

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    09:00. Moving to Bukhara passes through Kyzylkum desert, along the way you can admire the great Central Asian river Amu Darya, exotic desert landscapes will open for you. You can admire the dunes and caravans of wild camels roaming the desert!

    Arrival in Bukhara, hotel accommodation.

    Free time.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 3: Bukhara

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    09:00. Tour of Bukhara:

    • Ark Citadel - a city in the city (4th century BC);
    • Bolo House Mosque (beginning of 20th cent.);
    • Architectural ensemble Poi-Kalon (Pedestal of the Great), the religious heart of Sacred Bukhara, consists of Kalyan minaret, Kalyan mosque and Miri-Arab madrasah;
    • Ulugbek Madrasah (1417);
    • Madrasah Nodir-Divan-Begi;
    • Madrasah Abdul Aziz Khan;
    • Magoki Attori Mosque (12-16 centuries);
    • Lyabi House Ensemble (14-17th century);
    • Kosh Madrasah Ensemble (consisting of two opposing Madari Abdullahan Madrasahs (mother of Abdullahan) and Abdullahan Madrasah;
    • Mausoleum of Samanids (tomb of representatives of the Samanids dynasty of the late 9th - early 10th century);
    • Mausoleum of Chashma Ayub (Spring of Job);
    • Chor Minor (Four Minarets).

    Free time.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 4: Bukhara - Nurata

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    09:00. Excursion suburban program in Bukhara:

    • Mausoleum of Bahoutdin Naqshbandi (XVI-XIX centuries) a Sufi teacher, is considered the founder of the most significant Sufi order of Naqshbandi;
    • Necropolis of Chor Bakr. In the necropolis of Chor-Bakr there are burials of sheikhs from the genus of the Dzhuybar Seyyids. The necropolis itself is a rather large architectural complex, listed in the UNESCO catalog. The name of the necropolis "Chor-Bakr" means "Four Brothers", but abroad the necropolis is better known under the name "City of the Dead";
    • Sitorai Mohi Khosa Palace (a palace similar to the stars and the moon) is a suburban residence of the Emir of Bukhara, built in the late XIX - early XX centuries.

    Free time to buy souvenirs and gifts, visit the trading domes.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 5: Nurata - Samarkand


    Departure to Aydarkul lake, in the summer, swimming, fishing is possible.

    Picnic on the lake.

    Transfer to Samarkand.

    Arrival in Samarkand, hotel accommodation.

    Free time.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 6: Samarkand

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    09:00. Sightseeing program in Samarkand:

    • Morning visit to Siab bazaar - the largest bazaar in Samarkand. Free time to buy souvenirs and oriental sweets;
    • Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Tamerlane's tomb (14-15 century) - the place where Amir Temur, his sons and grandchildren are buried;
    • Registan Square is one of the outstanding examples of urban planning art in Central Asia, which developed in the 17th century and consists of three madrasahs - Ulugbek (1417-1420), Sher-Dor (1619-1636) and Tilla-Kari (1647-1660) .). On it you can "turn over the pages" of the thousands of thousands of stories of Samarkand;
      Bibi Khanum Mosque is the largest in Central Asia and one of the largest in the entire Muslim world. It is on this building that anyone who enters the city gazes at. Huge, majestic, silent ...
    • Architectural complex of Shahi-Zinda (11-15th century) is the burial place of royalty and nobles. But the main mausoleum, from where the necropolis begins, is considered the imaginary grave of the cousin of the prophet Muhammad - Kusam Ibn-Abbas. He was called 'Shahi Zinda", which means "Living King" in Persian.

    Free time.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 7: Samarkand - Tashkent

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    09:00. Continuation of the tour:

    • Ulugbek's Observatory (15th century) - Ulugbek's scientific works were created thanks to the unique observatory that he erected in Samarkand. The main stationary tool was a giant quadrant, placed inside a cylindrical building with a diameter of 48 m (the remains of the foundation, or rather the trenches from it, were found during archaeological research);
    • Mausoleum of the Prophet Daniel - The Prophet Daniel is revered by three world religions. He is one of the four great Israeli prophets in Judaism, a prophet whose book was included in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and the prophet of Islamic tradition. Legend has it that Timur moved part of the remains of Daniel, namely his hand, to Samarkand.

    Moving to Tashkent by train, according to the schedule and availability.

    Arrival, hotel accommodation.

    Free time for rest.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 8: Tashkent

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    09:00. Excursion program in modern Tashkent:

    • Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Alisher Navoi;
    • Tour of Amir Temur Square: State Museum of the Timurids, Amir Timur Square in the center of which is a monument to the great commander Amir Temur, the Palace of Forums, "Broadway" - an alley of artists with inexpensive souvenirs for sale, as well as fountains and modern monuments of the capital.

    Continuation of the excursion program in Tashkent:

    • Independence Square, where: the monuments of Independence and the Happy Mother, "Ezgulik" arch (Arch of good and noble aspirations) with ascending storks, a memorial to the Great Patriotic War;
    • "Courage" memorial complex is the only architectural and art complex dedicated to the liquidation of the consequences of the Tashkent earthquake of 1966.

    Walk around Chorsu bazaar.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 9: Tashkent - St. Petersburg

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    06:00. Transfer to Tashkent airport.

    Departure to St. Petersburg with the flight NU633 at 08:35 by Uzbek Airlines.

    Arrival at 11:45.

Quantity (from) Quantity (to) Cost per person
1 pers. 1 pers. $1410 *
2 pers. 2 pers. $810 *
3 pers. 3 pers. $785 *
4 pers. 4 pers. $685 *
5 pers. 5 pers. $620 *
6 pers. 6 pers. $580 *
Different number of people in your group? TBD *

* Requesting a price does not oblige you to buy a tour. You can send a request for different tours and choose the most suitable option.

What's included
  • accommodation in these hotels with twin accommodation (registration of accommodation);
  • food: breakfast at hotels + dinner in desert;
  • comfortable air-conditioned transport for the entire route;
  • meeting/seeing off at the airport;
  • train ticket to Samarkand-Tashkent (Afrosiab or Sharq) economy-class;
  • excursions to monuments in Russian or English;
  • local city guides for all excursions according to the program;
  • good mood and excellent service.
  • 1-2 people - a car with up to 4 seats;
  • 3-7 people - minivan up to 10 seats.
What’s not included
  • international air ticket;
  • accompanying guide;
  • entrance tickets to the indicated monuments (paid on the spot);
  • alcoholic and soft drinks;
  • food (lunch and dinner);
  • cost for visa application (if not citizens of the Russian Federation);
  • fees for photo and video shooting in museums;
  • tips and porters at hotels/airport;
  • personal expenses;
  • other services not listed above.





Bek Khiva


Lyabi House, Rangrez


Yurt camp


City Samarkand, Malika Prime


Shodlik Palace, Arien Plaza

Additional services

Supplement for single accommodation - 165 USD.