Aral Sea Group Tour 2018-20192 Days | Nukus, Kungrad, Ustyurt Plateau, Sudochie lake, Aral Sea, Muynak, 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 – 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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