Head out to the far edges of Uzbekistan on 2 day jeep tour to Aral Sea from Nukus. Travel along the cliffs of the Ustyurt Plateau, through the ship graveyards where the shoreline used to be, and out across the former sea floor to the remnants of the very salty sea. Learn about the past and the present of this region, with excursions to ecological and cultural sites. This two-day Aral Sea tour takes you from the broad desert and last waters of the Aral Sea to the Mizdakhan Necropolis and the Gyaur-Kala Fortress, telling the modern history of this region of Uzbekistan.
: Nukus – Muynak – Usturt Plateau – Aral Sea
Our jeep tour to Aral Sea starts in the morning by meeting your guide and driver and departing Nukus
. The first stop of the Aral Sea tour will be in Muynak town, where you will see “Cemetery of ships”, the former port with abandoned ships in the sand, and visit Muynak Regional Studies Museum
(might be closed without prior notice). Lunch at the guesthouse. Continue driving on the boundless Ustyurt Plateau
. You will reach the Aral Sea
in the late afternoon. Stop to take pictures of beautiful canyons and the collapsed land. Arrive in a yurt Camp. Camp-style dinner. Overnight in the yurt.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
: Kurgancha Kala – Sudochie lake – Kungrad – Mizdakhan – Gyaur-Kala – Nukus
Early wake up to take pictures of sun rise. After breakfast visit the settlement Kurgancha Kala dating back to the 13th century. Pass via Kungrad district, which used to be one of the trading centers on the Silk Road. On the way, see remains of a lighthouse; pass by the ruins of abandoned settlement Urga. Photo stop at Lake Sudochie. Have a picnic lunch on the way. After lunch head back to Nukus. On the way to Nukus, stop at Mizdakhan memorial complex
and Gyaur-Kala Fortress
. Arrive in Nukus. Transfer to the local airport. End of the jeep tour to Aral Sea.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Summer: sun hat, sunglasses, long-sleeved tops and sport shoes are advisable.
Other seasons: seasonal wear.
Also, you can take toothbrush, toothpaste, sun cream.
- All transfers on 4WD type of vehicle (max. 3 persons + 1 guide in one car);
- English-speaking escort guide;
- Full board;
- Accommodation in the yurt camp;
- Entrance fees to the local History Museum and Mizdakhan memorial complex.
- Round-trip tickets for flight Tashkent-Nukus-Tashkent;
- Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
- Travel insurance.
Prices per person
Prices are for 2024 in US$ per person, with discounted prices for larger groups available on request.
2 Day Aral Sea Reviews
: Jan-Ake Nasslander | Rating
: 412 June 2015
Please don't misunderstand me about the "Room" and the "Breakfast"..I certainly didn't expect a 5 star hotel at a campsite. It was much more comfortable than I had expected! The sunrise over the Aral Sea. The tour was admirably well organised, I'm impressed by the efficiency and kindness of all people involved!
Visited April 2015
: Eugene | Rating
: 507 June 2014
Exceptionally well thought out tour was a great adventure, yet with no risk to personal safety. Impressive views of Aral Sea area are absolutely not similar to famous Khiva, Bukhara or Samarkand. I had a lot of fun accompanied by careful driver and caring guide. So sad the sea may disappear completely in the next decade…
: Tatsu | Rating
: 513 May 2014
It was fantastic for me traveling to Aral Sea!
Moving on the whitish ground and ex-bottom of the lake by 4WD, visiting old fishermen's house, walking on the lake shore, staying in the camp and having local dinner, watching vast landscapes etc.
Everything I did was so impressive!
It's far away from the capital, but worth to visit there!
And that experience made me think of one of the biggest global environment problem!