Aydarkul Lake Tours

Take one of our bestselling tours to Lake Aydarkul, the manmade lake that appeared as an unintentional byproduct of Soviet planning. Today the lake offers untouched nature, sparkling blue water, and activities like camel riding, fishing, boating, birdwatching, and yurt stays.

Mountain Village Hiking and Yurt Camp Tour
2 Days | from mid of April until mid of October | Nuratau Mountains, Aydarkul lake
The Mountain village hiking and Yurt camp tour is a great opportunity to add a journey to nature to your transfer from Samarkand to Tashkent. These two days, spent in nature, will enable you to rest and look closer at the life of Uzbekistan. This tour is ideal for travelers who love natural beauty and privacy.
Aydarkul Lake 2-Day Tour
from US$ 180
2 Days | April-October | Aydarkul Lake, Nurata, Sarmish, Gijduvan
The Aydarkul Lake 2-Day Tour takes you into the Kyzylkum Desert to ride camels, swim in Aydarkul Lake, hear folk songs around a campfire and overnight in a traditional yurt. Along the way you’ll stop to explore a remote collection of petroglyphs at Sarmish, see a little-visited mosque and fortress in Nurata and shop for Uzbekistan’s famed ceramics in Gijduvan as the masters themselves teach you about the craft.
Desert Yurts and Mountain Villages Tour
from US$ 265
3 Days | April - October | Aydarkul Lake, Nurata, Sarmish, Gijduvan
The Desert Yurts and Mountain Villages Tour is a truly unique chance to witness the life of local villagers in the peaceful Nurata Mountains. In between camping in yurts, swimming in the cool waters of Aydarkul Lake and overnighting with a local village family, this tour will take you to the petroglyphs of Sarmish, a ceramic workshop in Gijduvan and the quiet streets of remote mountain enclaves, an ideal three-day getaway from the bustle of city life.
Silk Road Caravan in Uzbekistan Tour Silk Road Caravan in Uzbekistan Tour
10 Days | All year round | Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Nurata, Samarkand
The Silk Road Caravan in Uzbekistan Tour retraces the steps of ancient merchants through the famed cities of Urgench, Khiva, Bukhara, Gijduvon, Samarkand and Tashkent. This extensive 10-day Uzbekistan tour includes unhurried time to tour each major city plus an overnight stay in a yurt camp, visit to off-the-beaten-path petroglyphs and tour of a fortress built by Alexander the Great.