Following the Disappearing Aral Sea

Tour details

  • Duration: 2 days, 1 night.
  • Total distance: 900 km.
  • Transport: Off-road vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser / Toyota Prado with an experienced and fully licensed driver.
  • Equipment: Tents, sleeping bags, kitchen items and etc. or overnight in the yurt at the yurt camp.
  • Recommendations: Safe and protective hiking or sport shoes, trousers, long sleeve shirts, a hat/cap, warm jacket, sunblock, sunglasses, repellents. Warm clothes needed for the autumn and spring seasons.
  • Meals: 4 meals during the trip, including some snacks and water/tea. Meals can be coordinated according to the wishes of the guests, including vegetarian or halal dishes. Alcoholic beverages and cigarettes are not included. Travelers can purchase beverages and cigarettes before the tour or when the driver will stop at the shop in Kungrad.
  • Notes: You can bring swimming suits to swim during mid/late spring (depending on the weather conditions), summer and early autumn. The water in the sea is very salty and the bottom is very muddy. There is a portable shower to wash off salt and mud.

This route was designed and been updated taking into account the recommendations of local scientists/tour guides and tourists, however, we are always ready to make some changes to the tour program according to the wishes of our guests.

* The route order may change according to climate conditions.

Day 1

08:00

(please note: the latest start time is 10:00 a.m. depending on the situation and season). Breakfast at the hotel (if you stayed in our hotel) and departure from Nukus. Drive towards Khodjeyli town. [1]

08:30

Right behind Khodjeyli, there is Mizdakhan Necropolis and Gyaur Qala. Sightseeing both sites.

Please note: These two sites can be seen next day too on your way to Nukus. [2]

11:00

Drive towards Kungrad district. A short stop at the bazaar or à little shop: to have an opportunity to buy some beverages for the trip and for other personal needs. [3]

12:00

Drive towards the Ustyurt Plateau. The roads are unpaved and can get uncomfortable, so get ready for off-road safaris. [4]

13:00

Stop at fishermen’s village at the lake Sudochye, near the deserted village Urga. Lunch, a short rest. Explore the area. [5]

17:00

Stop at Kubla-Ustyurt village, abandoned airfield in the middle of the plateau. Here you can visit a shepherd’s house and taste camel’s milk. [6]

19:00

Arrival at the yurt camp, descent to the sea. Rest, supper. [7]

Day 2

06:00

Wake up and enjoy the sunrise. Breakfast. Get ready to go back.

08:30

Excursion to Kurgancha-kala (Davletgirey). Walking, seeing the monument. [7]

09:00

Stop at archaeological monuments and Canyons of Ustyurt chink. Descent to the bottom of the former sea. Drive towards Muynak, a former port city. [8]

12:30

Arrival in Muynak. Visiting the monument devoted to the Aral tragedy and the cemetery of ships. [9]

13:30

Lunch in the guest house of the Muynak family. Visit the State Museum of history and culture of Muynak (if open at that time of your visit). [9]

17:00 or 18:00

Arrival in Nukus. [1]

Route map
Number of tourists Cost per person Price includes:
1 $555
  • Transport fees (the price includes an emergency rescue off road car if the first car gets stuck)
  • Yurt or tent stay
  • Meals - 4 times, including snacks and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Entry fees for visiting Mizdakhan and Muynak museum

                                                   Price does not include:

  • Additional meals, alcoholic beverages
  • Guide’s service fees ($100)
  • Tips to the driver 

       

2 $305
3 $221
4 $180

Please email us at ayimtourtravel@gmail.com if you want to book a private tour or check the schedule of shared tours to see the available dates and seats that suit you best:  http://ayimtour.com/aral-sea-tours#sharetours or we can post your preferred dates to look for other co-traveler/s.

We also accept group tours requests for all kind of tours with a maximum of 16 people in one group - 4 off-road cars for the Aral sea tour.

 


Contacts

Please, contact us via the contacts below and we will be happy to answer your questions and/or comments!

Address:

"Jipek joli" Hotel, 4 Jipek joli Str.,
Nukus, Republic of Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan.

Post code: 230103
Phones:

(+99861) 224-25-25 (+1 587) 436-01-02 Ms. Gulya /Telegram / WhatsApp / Imo

Fax:

(+99861) 222-11-00

Email:

ayimtourtravel@gmail.com

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