Tour to Nukus: the Savitsky Museum1 Day | Savitsky museum, Mizdakhan Necropolis, fortress Gyaur-Kala

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The tour is available every day, except Tuedays.
This is a one-day tour, perfect for filling up an extra day with a visit to the Savitsky Museum. Nukus is surrounded by three deserts (Karakum, Kyzylkum, and the Ustyurt Plateau), yet this small museum has one of the world’s leading collections of Soviet avant-garde art, plus an excellent ethnographic collection detailing the artistry and creativity of the people of Central Asia. This is due in large part to the work of the museum’s founder, Igor Savitsky, who arrived in Karakalpakstan as part of an archaeological expedition, and stayed to found the museum and fill its halls with exhibits and paintings. Take a short trip outside of Nukus to the Mizdakhan Necropolis and the fortress of Gyaur-Kala, both famous landmarks of a more historical character.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent – Nukus – Tashkent
Transfer to local airport for a morning flight to Nukus (1255 km, 2 h 45 min). Arrive in Nukus* and visit the Savitsky Karakalpakstan Art Museum (Monday is a day off). The museum hosts the world's second largest collection of Russian avant-garde art and exposition of Karakalpak applied arts items. Have a short drive around center of Nukus: see statue of Karakalpak poet Berdakh, Nukus City Hall, and Drama Theatre*.

In the afternoon visit Mizdakhan Necropolis – an ancient cemetery and one of the oldest and most visited pilgrimage sites of Karakalpakstan. Continue to the remains of the Gyaur-Kala Fortress. Return to Nukus. Transfer to the airport for flight to Tashkent. Upon arrival transfer to hotel/private residence. End of services.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5 hours

*Guide for sightseeing tour in Nukus is not included and is available upon request.

 

Price includes:

  • All transfers;
  • Entrance ticket and guided tour at Savitsky Art Museum.

Price does not include:

  • Round-trip ticket for flight Tashkent-Nukus-Tashkent;
  • Meals;
  • Accommodation;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Travel insurance.

 

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