Classic Uzbekistan Group Tour in 2024 and 2025 with Guaranteed Dates

Classic Uzbekistan Group Tour 2024-2025

Our most popular escorted tour of Uzbekistan in a small group will acquaint you with the most famous ancient cities in Uzbekistan: Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, as well as the modern capital, Tashkent.

Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand

8 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | from US$ 1,160 per person

Kok-kala Tract, Mangystau

Kok-kala tract, Mangystau

The Kok-Kala tract, alternatively known as Kokala, is an enchanting small gorge filled with strikingly bright and colorful rocks. Here, layers of multicolored limestone, clay, and ancient sediments come together to create a visual spectacle. Scientists have traced the origins of these rock formations back to the Jurassic period, connecting us to a world millions of years old. The name “Kok-Kala” itself translates to "Blue Fortress" or "Blue Mountain," adding a layer of intrigue to the site.

As you draw closer to the Kokala Gorge, the light-colored rocks begin to stand out sharply against the surrounding orange-brown hills. This awe-inspiring landscape is the result of tectonic activity, which caused a massive layer of prehistoric rock to rise above the land. Over time, the combined forces of water, wind, and the passage of millennia have revealed this stunning natural wonder. While the gorge may not boast dinosaur bones or teeth, it provides a unique opportunity to explore the geological history of the epochs. Dark layers within the rocks bear traces of plants from the Jurassic era, with scientists dating these ancient forest remnants at 170-200 million years old.

Kok-kala tract, Mangystau

Located roughly 90 km northeast of Aktau, reaching the Kok-Kala Gorge entails a journey of almost 200 km, with the last 3 km traversing a good dirt road. Although it may not be the most frequented destination for trips, Kok-Kala is often a stop during extensive tours of the Mangystau region. The famous Sherkala mountain lies a mere 10 km to the east, making Kok-Kala an excellent side trip. If you find yourself with a few spare hours, take advantage of the opportunity for a delightful hike into the heart of Kok-Kala Gorge, or challenge yourself with a climb to its summit. Enjoy the vibrant hues and ancient allure of this unique geological treasure.