Your driver will meet you at your Samarkand
hotel in the morning to begin the drive to a yurt camp in the Kyzylkum Desert (Red Sand Desert).
Along the way, stop in Nurata
village (200 km, 3 hrs) to visit a local mosque known for its holy spring waters and to explore the ruins of a fortress built by Alexander the Great.
Continue to the yurt camp (70 km, 1 hr). After arriving to the camp, you’ll have free time for camel rides, resting or walking among the dunes.
Enjoy dinner around a campfire in the evening while a Kazakh akin (skilled improvised singer) entertains with folk songs.
Overnight in the yurt after star gazing in the endless desert sky.
Meals provided: dinner*
From the yurt camp, take a short camel ride to the nearby village Dungalak (1.5 km, 30 min), where you’ll help to bake traditional naan bread. Walk around the village to get a glimpse of daily life before returning to the camp (Cost: app. 20 USD).