Boysun Wellness Tour

Boysun village, Derbent Canyon, Xo’ja Mayxona Spring, Kyzyl Canyon, Boysun Forest, Padang village, Omonkhona Health Resort

Boysun Wellness Tour is a 2-day getaway into one of the most gorgeous regions of Uzbekistan. Hop on the overnight train in Tashkent and disembark the next morning in a calming mountain landscape where time has seemingly stood still. Your tour will include cultural and craft workshops in Boysun village, hiking and a picnic near a mountain spring and a visit to Omonkhona Health Resort, renowned for its natural mineral waters.
Boysun and the surrounding Hissar Mountains are noted for their striking natural beauty and temperate weather. Nearby historical enclaves include Derbent Canyon, once a significant caravan passage between the ancient Greek satrapies of Bactria and Sogdiana, and Iron Gate Gorge. Red Canyon and Boysun Forest offer natural diversity, and even Sezam Cave of Ali-Baba and the Forty Thieves is purportedly located nearby!

Your driver will pick you up from the hotel by 18:30 for transfer to Tashkent railway station. Take the overnight train, departing from Tashkent at 19:30. Overnight in 4-berth compartments.
Arrive to Boysun (Baisun), the territory of the ancient Greco-Bactrian Kingdom, at 6:40 am. Your driver will pick you up for transfer to the hotel for breakfast and luggage drop-off.
Begin your discovery of Surkhandarya Region with a drive to Derbent (Derbent) Grand Canyon (40 km, 50 min). You will pass through the Boysuntau and Hissar (Gissar) mountain ranges and Iron Gate Gorge, which according to 7th-century Chinese traveler Xuan Tzang was once guarded with wooden gates that were coated with iron and covered with bells. Stop at Xo’ja Mayxona Spring for a picnic, light hiking and a rest.
In the afternoon, drive to Kyzyl (Red) Canyon (50 km, 1 hr), where you can enjoy the great outdoors and plenty of photo opps.
Return to Boysun village. Overnight at the hotel in Boysun.
After breakfast, pack and check out of the hotel before exploring Boysun. Your tour will include the UNESCO-sponsored Craftsmen’s Centre, filled with Boysun art workshops and local homes.
Continue to Boysun Forest and Padang village (20km, 30 min). On the way, stop at the Zovboshi mountain area, where you can walk to the top of a peak to enjoy a breathtaking landscape.
Drive to Omonkhona (40 km, 50 min), a mountain health resort with a natural mineral spring believed to have curative properties. Visit the nearby grave of Saint Hodja Sultan Vali before returning to Boysun village (25 km, 35 min).
Transfer to the train station for the overnight train to Tashkent, departing Boysun at 20:30. Overnight in 4-berth compartments. At 08:15 the next morning you will arrive in Tashkent, where a driver will pick you up from the station for transfer to your hotel. End of Boysun Wellness Tour.

Price includes:

  • Railway station transfers (1-3 ppl in sedan; 4-8 in minivan);
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room with breakfast (1 night);
  • Transportation throughout the tour (1-3 ppl in sedan; 4-8 in minivan);
  • Compartment-class railway tickets for Tashkent–Boysun–Tashkent overnight trains.

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