Nowruz Festival
Trip Length 9 days
Trip Style Holiday Tour
Itinerary Tashkent, Mountains, Shakhrizabs, Samarkand, Bukhara
Best Time to Travel All year round
Maximum Number of Passengers up to 30 people in one group
Price 1000$

Nowruz was established as an official holiday in the presence of Achaemenid Empire (VI in BC) in honor of the religious festival of Zoroastrianism. It is celebrated annually on 21st of March, on the day of spring solstice, when the duration of a day and night is equal. The holiday name is translated as “new day”, “new world” and means New Year. Navruz symbolizes the harmonious interaction between nature and human beings.

So, since ancient times, the inhabitants of agricultural oases have been celebrating this holiday by arranging folk festivals.

This spring Ulysse Tour invites you to celebrate Nowruz Festival in Uzbekistan together with us!


Arrival in Tashkent. Ulysse Tour will meet you at the airport. Transfer to the hotel and Check-in. Night stay in Tashkent.

Breakfast at the hotel. City tour:

Khasti Imam Ensemble
Chorsu Bazaar

Time for lunch. City tour:

Mustakilik Square
Alisher Navoi Theatre
Amir Timur Square,
The Museum of Applied Arts

Night stay in Tashkent.

Breakfast at the hotel & Check-out. Ride to the mountains by a vehicle. The day will be spent outdoors. We will wander around the mountain villages and meet local residents. They are very hospitable and always glad to introduce travelers to their traditions and their everyday life. We will also see people planting fruit trees and preparing the soil for sowing. There will be an opportunity to plant a tree and name it after yourself. Moreover, we will participate in the ceremony of cooking "Sumalak", where we will hear old legends of Navruz holiday.


Sumalak dish is prepared exactly in springtime in order to restore lost energy and vitamins during the winter. There is a tradition to make a wish before eating this dish, and if you find a small stone in your portion, then your wish will come true. Ride back to Tashkent. Transfer to the railway station. Departure to the Mountain Villages. Night stay on the train.

Arrival to the mountain village. Time for breakfast near the mountain river. Upon arrival, we will join locals to celebrate Navrus Fest. We will see happy people wearing national costumes, playing traditional games, singing, and dancing. Besides, we will take part in cooking and enjoy traditional dishes, such as kebab, polov, shurpa soup and other delicacies.

Kupkary Game

In addition, we will see the competition, called Ulack or Kupkary – the most famous type of horse sport across Central Asia. A short ride to another village by a vehicle. Check-in at the Guest House. Dinner time with one of the local families at their house. Night stay at the guest house.

Time for breakfast & Check-out. Time to wander around beautiful landscapes of the area. Time for lunch. Ride to Shakhrisabz by a vehicle. Transfer to the hotel & Check-in. Time to wander around Shakhrisabz.

Time for dinner at National House. Night stay at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel & Check-out. City tour: Ak Saray Palace, Kok Gumbaz Mosque, Shamsutdin Kukol Mausoleum, Saidon Mausoleum, Jahongir Mausoleum, Hazrat Imam Mosque. Ride to Samarkand by a vehicle (Travel time: ~1:30 hours). Time for lunch at a local café on the road. Transfer to the hotel & Check-in. City tour:

Registan Square
Gur Emir Mausoleum

Time for dinner. Night stay at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel & Check-out. City tour:

Shakhi Zinda
Siab Bazaar
Bibi Khanum Mosque

Time for lunch. City tour:

Mirzo Ulugbek Observatory

Time for dinner. Transfer to the railway station. Departure to Bukhara at 21:03 (Arrival time: 22:37). Transfer to the hotel & Check-in. Night stay in Bukhara.

Breakfast at the hotel. City tour:

Ismail Samoni Mausoleum
Chashma Ayub Mausoleum

The Eastern bazaar,

Bolo House Mosque
Citadel Ark
Chor Minor Madrasah

Time for lunch. City tour:

Lyabi House Ensemble
Toki Saraffon
Poyi Kalon Ensemble

Time for dinner with the painter at his house. Night stay in Bukhara.

Breakfast at the hotel and Chek-out at 12:00 pm. Free time without guide or transport services. 15:48 Bullet train to Tashkent. Arrival at 19:40. Transfer to the hotel and Check-in. Night stay in Tashkent.

- Meeting and seeing off at the airports and railway stations;
- Entrance fees to all listed above sights;
- Railway tickets;
- TWIN/DBL room accomodation;
- Meals;
- Air tickets;
- SNGL room accomodation;
- Permission for photo and video shooting;

Upon request

Also, the duration of the tour, the number of excursions, tourist facilities, vehicles, as well as the services of a guide speaking a different language, can be changed in accordance with the wishes of a customer. At the same time, the cost of the tour will vary depending on the level of personalization.

Address Business Center SIGMA, 71 Nukus Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 100015
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