Aral Sea Group Tour 2018-20192 Days | Nukus, Muynak, Ustyurt Plateau, Aral Sea, Kurgancha Kala, Sudochie lake, Kungrad, Mizdakhan, Gyaur-Kala

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Group size: 1 - 10 persons

Please note that itinerary and price on 2019 tour are subject to change due to airline and train schedule changes, currency fluctuations and other unforeseeable events.

This two-day Aral Sea Group Tour is a great way to explore what used to be the world’s fourth-largest lake, known as a sea because of its massive size. Today, however, only 10% of the water is left, and the flora and fauna in the region are disappearing. Start at the Ustyurt Plateau, a stony clay desert, then walk along the bottom of the dried-up sea, where the cemetery of ships is all that remains of Muynak’s bustling fishing industry. History lovers will appreciate the the Mizdakhan Necropolis and Gyaur-Kala Fortress. Share impressions and costs on the Aral Sea Group Tour with travelers who are just as adventurous as you.

Tour dates for the Aral Sea Group Tour coincide with the Uzbekistan Group Tour. It is easy to add the Aral Sea as a tour extension and then easily reach Khiva (Urgench) from Nukus.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Nukus – Muynak – Usturt Plateau – Aral Sea
 
In the morning meet your guide and driver and depart Nukus towards Muynak. 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). 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
Day 2: 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 7th - 8th cc. 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 tour.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Note:
Due to weather condition, the overnight in yurts usually starts from 15 April till 15 October.
Other days the overnight takes place in a guest house at Moynak.

  • 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;
  • Travel insurance.

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