Aral Sea Group Tour 20182 Days | Nukus, Kungrad, Ustyurt Plateau, Sudochie lake, Aral Sea, Muynak, Mizdakhan, Gyaur-Kala

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Group size: Max - 10 persons. Min - 1 person.

A two-day Aral Sea group tour is a great way to explore former the 4th biggest lake, called Sea for its enormous size. Today it has only 10% of water and little left from flourishing flora and fauna. During the trip, you will see the Ustyurt Plateau, a clay and stony desert, walk along the bottom of the dried sea and see “The cemetery of ships” in Muynak. Cultural-historical adventure lovers will appreciate visits to Mizdakhan memorial complex and Gyaur-Kala Fortress. Share impressions and costs with likeminded travelers from all over the world.

The tour dates match Uzbekistan group tour; you can take it as an extension and easily reach Khiva (Urgench) from Nukus.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Nukus – Kungrad – Ustyurt Plateau – Sudochie Lake – Aral Sea
In the morning meet your guide and driver at the hotel/airport in Nukus to start a full day trip to Aral Sea through Ustyurt Plateau. The road till the water line of the sea is 450 km and will take approximately 8-9 hours. You will pass Kungrad district, one of the trading centers on the Silk Road. On the way, you will see the remains of a lighthouse; pass by the ruins of abandoned settlement Urga. Photo stop at the Lake Sudochie. Have a picnic lunch on the way. Continue driving on the boundless Ustyurt Plateau. You will reach the Aral Sea in the late afternoon. Set up the tent. Camp-style dinner. Overnight in the tent.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 2: Aral Sea – Muynak – Mizdakhan – Gyaur-Kala – Nukus
Early wake up to watch the sun rise. After breakfast head back to Nukus. Stop to enjoy canyons and collapsed land. Drive on the dried sea bottom. Stop in Muynak to see “Cemetery of ships”, the former port with abandoned ships in the sand, and visit Local History Museum (might be closed without prior notice). Picnic lunch. On the way to Nukus you will explore Mizdakhan memorial complex and Gyaur-Kala Fortress. Arrive in Nukus. Transfer to the local airport/hotel. End of the tour.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Price includes:

  1. All transfers on 4WD type of vehicle (max. 3 persons + 1 guide in one car);
  2. English-speaking escort guide;
  3. Full board;
  4. Tent with sleeping bag and kitchen equipment;
  5. Entrance fees to the local History Museum and Mizdakhan memorial complex.

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