Chasing Aral Sea


Aral sea started to shrink starting from 1960s and nowadays it backed off from its shores for at least 250km. Nonetheless fishermen are still fish in those lakes which have been left. Its good opportunity to see Aral Sea which may disappear in coming decades. The Aral Sea which was an immense salt lake in Central Asia is very interesting object not only from ecological point of view, but also from tourism perspective as well.

Also you have a good opportunity to visit Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan which is situated on the western part of Uzbekistan.

Tour to the Aral Sea includes also visit to Ustyurt Plateau which stretches out along the bank of Big Aral with the giant wall of three hundred meters height. Photographers all over the world wish to reach that place in order to make unique photos.
We will also see ships graveyard on the banks of Muynak port where the sea existed some time ago and now this place is called Aralkum (Aral desert).

Adventure, discover, explore Aral sea

Stops on your tour: Tashkent-Nukus-Aral Sea-Other destinations

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Transport: Jeep car

Accomodation: BB 3,4*

Tour Schedule

Day-1 Tashkent – Nukus

Flight to Nukus.
On arrival transfer to the hotel and check-in.
Visit the Museum of Art named after I.V. Savitskiy.
Walking tour along the city.

Overnight in Nukus

Day-2 Nukus – Khodjeili – Kungrad – Aral Sea

Early in the morning (approx at 7-8 a.m.) drive to Khodjeili city and visit the necropolis, archeological complex Mizdakhan (mausoleums Mazlumkhan sulu and Shamun Nabi, Khalfa Erejep madrasah, White Khanka caravansarai, and antique fortress Gyaur Kala). You can get interesting information about monuments and the history of the area.
Then we will continue driving to Ustyurt Plateau via Kungrad city, desolate village Urga and Sudoche lake.
Further the route continues to the bank of Aral Sea. On arrival, walking tour along the bank and dinner around the campfire.

Overnight in camp

Day-3 Aral Sea – Muynak – Nukus

After the breakfast drive to the picturesque canyons of Ustyurt and later through drained bottom of the sea we will reach a fishing village Uchsay and Muynak.
Excursion along the Ships Graveyard in Muynak, the mouth of famous river Amudarya, Museum of Aral Sea with its interesting pictures and etc.

Drive back to Nukus and then to Khiva or other destinations




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