Scenic Riding Routes
A Uzbekistan Horse Riding Expedition with Authentic Homestays
Get ready for an enchanting 5-day journey, where the rhythmic hoofbeats of your trusted steed pave the way for an immersive exploration of Uzbekistan’s hidden gems. Gallop through authentic villages and embrace the warm hospitality of rural homestays. This isn’t just a horseback ride; it’s a passage through time, revealing the ancient secrets of Sentob village and the picturesque landscapes that connect Majerum, Hayat, and Asraf.
Guided by experienced local guides, each day promises new adventures, from uncovering arbour vitae legends to encountering endangered wildlife and relishing in the tranquillity of nature reserves. As your equine companions carry you from village to village, our carefully curated itinerary ensures an unforgettable blend of cultural immersion and natural wonders.
For nature lovers, to make your horse riding experience even more magical, you may be interested in our 6-Day Camping & Horse Riding Tour, for an opportunity to explore scenic valleys and camp near picturesque lakes under the stars.
Highlights of the Tour
Immerse yourself in the heartwarming hospitality of local homestays
Saddle up for thrilling horse rides, winding through the stunning Kadvan valley and beyond
Discover Majerum's serene beauty, highlighted by its ancient arbour vitae tree and a 2.5-hour horse ride through the captivating Nature Reserve
Traverse the reserve, discovering its unique flora and fauna, complemented by a visit to the petroglyph site
Benefit from knowledgeable mountain guides who share not only the trails but also the rich history and culture of each destination
Day 1 – Transfer form Bukhara to Sentob village: Begin with a scenic 3-hour drive to Sentob village. Settle into a homestay, acclimate to horses with a test ride, and explore ancient Sentob on horseback in the afternoon.
Day 2 – Ride from Sentob to Majerum village: Embark on a 2.5-hour ride to Majerum. Stay at Muhammad Ali’s homestay, delve into the Nature Reserve on horseback, and visit the revered arbour vitae tree with deep local lore.
Day 3 – Ride from Majerum to Hayat village: Enjoy a picturesque 3-hour ride to Hayat village, pausing to spot endangered Severtzov’s wild sheep. Explore Upper Uhum village’s ruins and petroglyph site, returning to Hayat for a serene evening.
Day 4 – Ride from Hayat to Asraf: Saddle up for a 2.5-hour ride from Hayat to Asraf, discovering Mongol Fortress in Uhum village. Unwind at Yahshigul’s homestay, then venture on a 2.5-hour horse ride to Eski Forish.
Day 5 – Transfer to Samarkand from Asraf village: Our driver transfers you to Samarkand via Nurata city, to drop you off at your hotel.
END OF THE TRIP
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- 2 – 3 travellers: EUR 530 per person
- 4 – 12 travellers: EUR 480 per person
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From 2 to 12 travellers
- 4 nights in a homestay
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinner
- Horse rental and helmets
- Local guide
- Transport: Bukhara – Asraf village – Samarkand
- Additional tours and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Items of personal nature
- Homestay hosts
- Horse riding guide
Your 5-Day Horse Riding in the Nuratau Mountains Itinerary
Day 1 – Bukhara – Sentob
At 9:00 AM, meet our driver at the start point of the tour in Bukhara to drive to Sentob village. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in local hospitality at a welcoming homestay. After a delightful lunch, your guide introduces you to your horse for a test ride so you can get familiarised. In the afternoon, the real magic begins with a 2.5-hour horseback journey through the picturesque Kadvan Valley, revealing ancient Sentob sites rich with history.
Accommodation: Homestay in Sentob village
Day 2 – Sentob – Majerum
Fuel up with a hearty breakfast before saddling up for a 2.5-hour ride from Sentob to the neighbouring Majerum village. Arrive at the Muhammad Ali’s homestay, where you’ll experience genuine rural living. Later in the day, a 2.5-hour horse ride takes you to the Nature Reserve. Discover an ancient arbour vitae tree that local villagers consider to be holy.
Accommodation: Homestay in Majerum village
Day 3 – Majerum – Hayat
Embark on a delightful 3-hour horse ride from Majerum to Hayat village. Your base, Shiringul’s homestay, offers a cosy retreat. After lunch with your homestay hosts, explore the enclosure of endangered Severtzov’s wild sheep. The afternoon continues with a 2.5-hour horse ride to Upper Uhum village. Marvel at the ancient fortress ruins and, if time permits, delve into the petroglyph site for a glimpse into ancient civilizations.
Accommodation: Homestay in Hayat village
Day 4 – Hayat – Asraf
After breakfast, prepare for a scenic 2.5-hour horse ride from Hayat to Asraf village, passing the ruins of the Mongol Fortress in Uhum village. Settle into Yahshigul’s homestay, your home away from home. In the afternoon, embark on a 2.5-hour horse ride to the neighbouring village of Eski Forish.
Accommodation: Homestay in Asraf village
Day 5 – Asraf – Samarkand
Bid farewell to your homestay hosts and hoofed companions as our driver picks you up to transfer you to Samarkand.
Private Tour Enquiry
All our tours are available as private tours. To request private tour departure dates you can send us an enquiry here. Please fill in your details and select your preferred horse riding tour in the form below and we will get back to you with available departure dates. Please note, private tours can depart from Samarkand or Bukhara.
Not Ready to Let Your Trip Come to an End?
Why not make it longer? We have more exciting activities in store for you! If you have a private tour booked with us, extend your Horse Riding Tour in the Nuratau Mountains with further cultural and historical exploration. Check out these extension trips to add an extra “check” to your Uzbekistan holiday wish list!