Jeep tour to the Aral Sea to the harsh region of Uzbekistan
Tour to the Aral Sea.
A jeep tour to the Aral Sea, a unique adventure, will give you many new and unforgettable moments and memories of the journey through the Aral Sea.
A jeep tour to the Aral Sea covers those places where secrets keep, and Karakalpakstan itself tells many legends about the past and the current catastrophic days.
The adventure tour to the Aral Sea will start from the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan and will pass along the bottom of the sea that emerged from these places.
The jeep tour to the Aral Sea also includes a visit to the ancient city of the Khorezm state of Khiva, which is under the protection of UNESCO, where a professional guide will tell incredible secrets about Khiva and the Ichan-Kala fortress.
Take a trip across the Aral Sea to admire the incredible spectacle of the Milky Way at night on the shores of the Aral Sea by the fire and meet with an unusual palette of colours when the sun rises over the Aral Sea.
Tour to the Aral Sea.
Shortly after arriving at the Nukus airport, a tour of the Igor Savitsky Museum will take place. The museum's founder, Igor Vitalievich Savitsky, was born in Kyiv in 1915. After 35 years, he moved to the capital of Karakalpakstan, Nukus. Many region residents knew about the Russian collector interested in antique jewellery and painting. Nukus became a haven for many artists at that time, the bulk, of course, were Russians, but you could meet Germans, Jews, Uzbeks, and others nations too. Igor Vitalievich paid particular attention to paintings in the style of the avant-garde, which was not so merciful under Soviet rule. But, despite this, the avant-garde was the style in which Mr Savitsky worked. Thanks to his presence, more and more art fans visited Nukus. Thanks to the support of the ruler of the Uzbek SSR, Sharaf Rashidov, in 1966, through the efforts of Savitsky, the largest art museum in Central Asia was opened. Today the Igor Savitsky Museum has many names, such as the Hermitage in the desert, the Louvre in the sands, the pearl of Nukus, the treasure of the Aral Sea region. During a tour of the Savitsky Museum, you will be able to see paintings by such artists as Nikolai Karakhan (painting Laying a water pipe in Bukhara), Alexey Morgunov (painting of the Kemerovo Chemical Combine), Evgeny Lysenko (painting Bull). After visiting the Savitsky Museum, transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.
In the morning after breakfast, departure by jeeps from the capital of Nukus to the Aral Sea. An adventure trip to the Aral Sea will take about 6-7 hours with unforgettable stops. Today, on a trip to the Aral Sea, visits are planned at the ruins of an old lighthouse, in the abandoned village of Urga, on Lake Sudochye to enjoy migratory birds and on the Ustyurt plateau to see impressive canyons. Upon arrival at the shore of the Aral Sea, accommodation at the base with equipped yurts. Dinner by the fire in the open air, then overnight on the shores of the Aral Sea.
Breakfast by the coast of the Aral Sea, then free time to explore and photograph the surroundings of the Aral Sea. Shooted photos on the Aral Sea will bring a lot of pleasure and attract the attention of friends and acquaintances on social networks. After that back drive to Nukus with short stops in Muynak to visit the famous ship cemetery and lunch and at Mizdikhkan cemetery with Gyaur-Kala near the capital of Nukus. For adherents of Zoroastrianism, the Mizdikhkan cemetery is considered a holy place; According to legends, the first man created by God, Adam, was buried here. Finally, arrive at Nukus, change of mode of transport to continue the journey to Khiva. On the way to Khiva, stop at the fortresses of Kyzyl-Kala, Toprak-Kala and Ayaz-Kala, located far from civilization, in the middle of a harsh desert. In the late afternoon, arrival in Khiva, accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast, meeting in the hotel lobby with a local guide, starting a walking tour of Khiva. Tour of Khiva includes visiting the Muhammad Amin-Khan madrasah, the unfinished Kalta-Minar minaret, the Kunya-Ark fortress, the Ichan-Kala citadel, the madrasah Shergazi-Khan, and Muhammad Rahim-Khan, the Islam-Khoja minaret, and the Juma mosque. Tour in Khiva will be accompanied by also other important landmarks, including the Tim Alla Kuli-Khan caravanserai and the nearby Tash-Haulu palace. Today a farewell dinner will be held in the Khiva family, where a real khan's dish, "Tukhm-Barak", will be served, which, according to legend, the khan always ate before visiting his harem.
Breakfast at the hotel in the morning, check-out from the hotel, transfer from Khiva to Urgench airport and flight home. Thus, the tour in the Aral Sea for five days will end.
Included / Not Included
- shared accommodation (2-8 people in one yurt) in a yurt base on the shore of the Aral Sea;
- accommodation in double rooms in hotels of Nukus and Khiva;
- meals according to program (breakfast, lunch, dinner);
- all transfers and transportation according to the tour program from days 2 to 3 off-road transport is provided;
- excursions with local guides in English according to the tour program (if required, local guides provided in German, Russian and Turkish);
- visa support to Uzbekistan (if necessary).
- any air tickets to/from Uzbekistan;
- entrance fees to monuments and museums;
- travel insurance;
- visa cost to Uzbekistan.
- entrance tickets to monuments and museums 15 US$ per person.