A trip to the Aral Sea is a unique and unusual destination. For 50 years, the area of the huge lake has decreased by 90%, and the volume of water has decreased by 100 times! Today, the Aral Sea has turned into a new desert, former port cities have turned into ship cemeteries, and instead of algae, desert shrubs and grasses now grow on the former bottom. But a small part of the Aral Sea is still preserved.
A tour to the Aral Sea from Khiva is one of the best options for traveling, since along the way the tour program includes a wide variety of objects: the ancient fortresses of Khorezm, two thousand years old, early religious monuments of Islam and Zoroastrianism, and in Nukus the Savitsky Museum with a unique collection of paintings of Russian avant–garde art that you never expect to see in this faraway land.
The way from Khiva to Muynak (a former port on the Aral Sea) is 400 km. And to get to the current coast of the Aral Sea, you need to drive another 130 km along the former seabed and along the edge of the cliffs of the Ustyurt plateau. And if you can get to Muynak by an ordinary car, then to reach the modern shore of the Aral Sea, you will need a well-equipped SUV with a driver who knows these places.
If you have already studied the historical centers of Uzbekistan and reached Khiva, then continuing your journey in the western part of the country in our tours to the Aral Sea from Khiva will be an excellent addition to exploring Uzbekistan from all sides.
Informative tour from Khiva to Muynak, to the cemetery of ships. Along the way you will see the fortresses of Ancient Khorezm, visit the city of Nukus and its famous Savitsky Museum of Art.
Toprak-Kala, Chilpyk, Nukus, Savitsky Museum, Muynak, Mizdakhan, local History Museum
Details2 Days | All year round from US$ 290 per person
A rich tour from ancient Khiva to the coast of the Aral Sea. You will make a long and exciting journey through the fortresses of Ancient Khorezm, the city of Nukus with a museum of avant-garde painting, the city of Muynak with a cemetery of ships. And the peak of the tour will be an unforgettable sunrise on the Aral Sea.
Nukus, Muynak, Usturt Plateau, Aral Sea, Kurgancha Kala, Sudochie lake, Kungrad, Mizdakhan, Gyaur-Kala
Details3 Days | All year round from US$ 490 per person