Navruz Bayram - Meeting of spring in Uzbekistan
Navruz Bayram

Meeting of spring in Uzbekistan

Navruz Bayram
(Meeting of spring in Uzbekistan)

Navruz is one of the most joyful, bright and beautiful holidays! Navruz means a new day, the first day of the solar calendar. This is the most ancient traditional holiday of the peoples living in the countries of Central Asia and the East.

In Uzbekistan, Navruz is considered one of the most beloved holidays of this people; March 21 is declared a day of rest throughout the country. Every year on this day, festive celebrations and concerts are organized in parks and squares of all regions of the republic. You will be able to participate in them, walk along the crowded streets of the city, try sumalak (a national sweet treat made from sprouted grains of wheat), you can taste a special samsa stuffed with greens, and you can also sing and dance along with everyone, celebrating the coming of spring.

But a holiday is just an addition to your amazing journey. A fascinating cultural and educational tour will introduce you to the ancient history and culture of Uzbekistan, the world-famous ancient monuments of Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara, decorating with all the colors of nature waking up from winter hibernation. These cities still keep the memory of Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, numerous trade caravans of the Great Silk Road.

Here, the heart of the mighty empire of Tamerlane pulsated with cultural life. Tall and elegant minarets, grandiose madrasahs and mosques, medieval palaces and mausoleums decorated with amazing ceramic ornaments, the unique fuss and color of oriental bazaars, fairy tale legends, warm hospitality and ancient traditions of the local population will leave an indelible impression in your memory.

Available Dates

  • March 13 - March 22, 2024 | 10 places Book

Trip details

Intensity Level 1
Season Spring
Begins in Tashkent
Ends in Tashkent


Great for Couples Families Individuals

This tour will introduce you to the culture of the Uzbek people, give you unforgettable impressions of the magnificent architecture, Uzbek hospitality, colorful bazaars and beautiful mosques that embody all the addiction of the Uzbek people to beauty and perfection. But also an exciting journey awaits you in the spring - on the Navruz holiday, which opens the door to the warm sun and love in the hearts of citizens. Join an unforgettable tour to celebrate the most ancient holiday of the inhabitants of Central Asia!

What's Included:

  • Accommodation in hotels in the historical part of the city in double rooms with breakfast
  • Comfortable transport with air conditioning for the entire route for moving around the city, meeting / seeing off at the railway stations, and along the route Bukhara – Khiva
  • Meeting / seeing off at the Tashkent airport at any time indicated by tourists
  • Tickets for the internal high-speed train "Afrosiab" or "Sharq" Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara
  • Master class on cooking pilaf in (Bukhara or Samarkand)
  • Tickets for domestic flight Urgench (Khiva) - Tashkent (economy class, baggage weight limit 20 kg)
  • Guides in each city for the entire period of travel
  • Tourist fees

What's not included:

  • International flights
  • Early check-in +15$ per person
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums (~$60 per person to all places under the current program)
  • Lunches and dinners (~$15-20 per day per person at a local cafe-restaurants, local cuisine and no alcoholic drinks)
  • Insurance
  • Photographing and video inside monuments
  • Supplement for Business class tickets on a plane or on a train, in the absence of an economy class. (For those who purchase the tour less than 30 days in advance)
  • Supplement for accommodation in a single room - $ 20 per day for 3* hotels
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Luggage transportation in hotels
  • Buying souvenirs and other personal purchases
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • PCR tests

  • * Only breakfast is included
  • * This tour can be customized for you, your family or your company

  • Money return conditions:
  • At the moment, in a pandemic, a 100% refund will be made, *excluding actual costs already incurred, such as e-visas issued, cancellation fees for issued airline tickets and train tickets, bank transfer fees.
  • It is possible to move the tour to the dates convenient for you.

(13.03) Tashkent. Arrival at Tashkent airport. Our representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. This evening will be free. You can take a short evening walk, go to a colorful cafe for dinner and return to the hotel to take a break from the flight enjoying the first Eastern evening.


(14.03) Tashkent – Samarkand. On this day, breakfast will be organized for you at the hotel after which you will go to sightseeing in the city of Tashkent - the capital of Uzbekistan. The excursion begins with a visit to the old part of the city where you will see Barak Khan Madrasah (XVI century), Hasti Imam Complex where you will see the world's only original Koran (VII century) and Mui Muborak Madrasah.

After these attractions, we will go to a small cafe for lunch and continue our excursion visiting the Kaffal-Ash-Shoshi Mausoleum (XIV century), Tole-Bi Mausoleum (XV century), Kukeldash Madrasah (XVI century).

How can we not visit one of the bazaars? - this is the heart of any eastern city and the center of social life. Chorsu Bazaar will introduce you to the local flavor, you can bargain with sellers, see the wealth of handicrafts and the gifts of nature in the form of nuts and fruits.

Today we will end our excursion with a visit to Independence Square, Amir Timur (Temirlan) Square and the Monument of Courage.

This whole excursion will take us about 5-6 hours after which we will go to the station to catch the high-speed train «Afrosiab» which leaves for Samarkand at 18:45. Arrival at 20:55. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to one of the hotels in Samarkand.

Dinner in one of the small oriental cafes and rest before a sightseeing tour of the city of blue domes - Samarkand.


(15.03) Samarkand. The same age as Rome and Athens, Samarkand is the capital of Ancient Sogdiana and the Great Amir Timur kingdom, «Eastern Babylon» which includes a huge number of nationalities is surrounded by the Pamir-Alai Mountains in the picturesque valley of the Zerafshan River; it’s the crossroads of large trade routes from China to Siberia and Persia. Samarkand has always been and remains an example of oriental hospitality, culture and customs. Scientists and artists from all over the world sought to get here. During the reign of the Timurids, all conditions were created in the city for the development of science, education and culture, which have left their mark visible to our eyes today.

On this day we will visit: The famous Registan Square (XVI-XVII centuries), Ulugbek Madrasah, Shirdor, Tilakori, which include centuries-old buildings of the Timurid era architecture. We will visit the Gur-Emir Mausoleum and the tomb of the dynasty of Tamerlane and Ulugbek (XV century), the Shahi-Zinda architectural complex (XI-XV century), the Bibi-Khanum cathedral Mosque (XIV-XV centuries) with the construction of which many folk legends are associated; we will visit the Siab bazaar, where the eyes scatter and it tickles sweetly in the stomach from a huge variety of local sweets and dried fruits. This is one of the largest bazaars in Central Asia with an area of ​​7 hectares.

Duration of the excursion program is 5-6 hours. Overnight at the hotel in Samarkand.


(16.03) Samarkand - Bukhara. Breakfast in the hotel. At 9:00 the guide will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby. This day will be devoted to visiting the countryside sights of Samarkand. Today we will visit:

● Hazrat Hyzr Mosque. A beautiful view of Samarkand opens from the aivan of the mosque.

● Tomb of Daniel, many legends and hypotheses are associated with him.

● Observatory of Ulugbek, who was an astronomer, as well as the grandson of the great conqueror Tamerlane. His works are used in modern science. Lunch will be in the form of a master class on cooking pilaf in the national house.

● And of course you will visit the Meros Factory for the production of silk paper, the shelf life of which is more than 400 years. You will see the technology of manual production of paper, as in ancient times.

Duration of the excursion program is 4-5 hours. At 20:00 you will be taken to the station for the high-speed train "Afrosiab" departure, which leaves for Bukhara at 21:08. Arrival at 22:39. Meeting at the station, accommodation at the hotel.


(17.03) Bukhara. Bukhara is a city-museum and the pearl of Uzbekistan - an amazing ancient city of Central Asia and a trade center on the Great Silk Road which once had about 365 mosques. Today, there are more than 140 architectural monuments of the Middle Ages, and the city itself was founded about 2500 years ago. The historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The excursion includes visits to such top sights as: the Kalyan architectural ensemble (XII-XVI centuries), Miri-Arab Madrasah (XVII century), Magoki-Attori Mosque (XII-XVI centuries), Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrasah (XV-XVII c.) - trade domes, the Lyabi-Hauz Complex and the Chor-Minor madrasah (XIX century).

After lunch we will visit the Samanid Mausoleum (IX-X centuries) - the Persian dynasty that ruled Central Asia for many centuries, the Bolo-Khauz Mosque (XVIII century), as well as the Workshop of silk carpets and national fabrics «Adras». You will see the centuries-old looms used to make the world famous BUKHARA CARPETS.

Fortress Acre will be the final site for today. It is the most ancient architectural and archaeological monument of Bukhara.

Duration of the excursion program is 5-6 hours. Dinner at a local cafe and overnight at a Bukhara hotel.


(18.03) Bukhara. After breakfast at the hotel, we will continue our program and devote this day to excursions around the suburbs of Bukhara. We will be visiting: Necropolis of Bagovudin Naqshbandiya (XIV century) - a famous Sufist in the Islamic world, Chor-Bakr necropolis, its second name is «City of the Dead» built by the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad (XVI century) and the Summer residence of Bukhara Emirs Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa (XX century).

After lunch, we will visit the family pottery workshop in the city of Gijduvan. The works of this workshop are exhibited at world exhibitions. You will have the opportunity to mold dishes from clay, dry them, paint them and even take them with you.

Duration of the excursion program is 5-6 hours. Overnight at the hotel in Bukhara.


(19.03) Bukhara – Khiva (480 km). Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will have a long drive to Khiva through the Kyzylkum desert, which literally means “Red Sand”. Estimated travel time ~ 7-8 hours. The roads are not very good, so we are not going fast. On the way, we will stop on the Amu Darya River, at a local cafe for lunch.

Upon arrival in Khiva you will be accommodated in the hotel for the night and rest.


(20.03) Khiva - Tashkent. Khiva is a city that is called an open-air museum. Such historical sites as Ichan Kala (inner city) (XIV century), Kalta Minor (XIX century), Mukhamad Aminkhan Madrasah, Kuina Ark Old Palace (XVI-XIX centuries), Mukhamed Rakhimkhan Madrasah, Friday Mosque with 218 wooden columns are waiting for you. You will also visit the tomb of Said Alaudin, the Tomb of Pakhlavan Mahmud, decorated with beautiful mosaics, the Islam Khoja Minaret (XX century), the Tosh-havli Palace and the Khan's harem (XIX century) as well as the Ollokukulikhon Madrasah. All these attractions are located in the ancient city of Ichan Kala.

Duration of the excursion program is 4-5 hours.

At 20:00 you will be transferred to Urgench airport for the flight to Tashkent at 22:00. Arrival at 22:40. Meeting at the airport in Tashkent and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Tashkent.


(21.03) Tashkent. Breakfast in the hotel. This day will be free. On March 21, Navruz holiday is celebrated all over Uzbekistan - an ancient holiday symbolizing the entry of spring into its rights. This bright celebration takes place with cheerful dances, songs and of course traditional treats. You can taste a special samsa stuffed with herbs, which is prepared only in spring. In addition you will definitely be offered to try sumalak - a sprouted wheat dish that the peoples of Central Asia associate with Navruz.

The festivities will take place from morning to the evening. Overnight at the hotel in Tashkent.


(22.03) Departure. Breakfast in the hotel. Departure from the hotel at 12:00. Transfer to the international airport. End of the program.
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