Jeep tour to the Aral Sea to the harsh region of Uzbekistan
Tour to the Aral Sea.
A unique adventure jeep tour to the Aral Sea will provide many new and unforgettable memories of the Aral Sea. A jeep tour to the Aral Sea covers places where secrets are still kept, and the region of Karakalpakis itself tells many legends about the past and the sad today. From the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan Nukus adventure tour to the Aral Sea begin. The roadless road to the Aral Sea runs along the bottom of the sea that left these places. At night, by the Aral Sea, you can watch the incredible sight of the Milky Way, and the sun rises by the sea will leave the brightest memories. A 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. Amazing Khiva is also called an open-air museum; a professional guide will tell you about the incredible secrets of Khiva.
Tour to the Aral Sea.
Day 1. Nukus
Shortly after arriving at the Nukus airport, a tour of the Igor Savitsky Museum will take place. The founder of the museum, Igor Vitalievich Savitsky, was born in Kyiv in 1915. After 35 years, he moved to the capital of Karakalpakstan, Nukus. Many residents of the region knew about the Russian collector interested in antique jewelry 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 special 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. It was thanks to his presence that more and more fans of this art began to visit Nukus. Mr. Savitsky was supported by the ruler of the Uzbek SSR, Sharaf Rashidov, and in 1966 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.
Day 2. Nukus - Lake Sudoche - Urga - Ustyurt Plateau - Aral Sea (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
IIn the morning after breakfast, departure with jeep from the capital of Nukus to the Aral Sea. Adventure drive to the Aral Sea will take about 6-7 hours with unforgettable stops. On a trip to the Aral Sea, see the ruins of an old lighthouse and the abandoned village of Urga. On the way, there will be a short stop at Lake Sudochye, where you can see the most incredible riot of orange, brown, red, white, gray, pink, and purple colors created by migratory birds. Further, the road will run through the canyons of the Ustyurt plateau. Upon arrival at the shore of the Aral Sea, accommodation at the base with equipped yurts. Dinner will be held by the campfire, then overnight at the Aral Sea.
Day 3. Aral Sea - Muynak - Mizdakhkan - Kyzyl-Kala - Toprak-Kala - Ayaz-Kala - Khiva (Breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast by the sea, time to explore and photograph the surroundings of the Aral Sea. These photos will not only give you a lot of enjoyment but will also grab the attention of your family and friends on social media. After the Aral Sea, drive to Nukus with short stops in Muynak for lunch and excursions to the famous ship cemetery and the Mizdikhkan necropolis near the capital of Nukus. For adherents of Zoroastrianism, the necropolis is considered a holy place; according to legend, the first man created by God, Adam, was buried here. Upon arrival in Nukus, change transport type to continue to trip 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, the fortresses have been well preserved to this day. In the late afternoon, arrival in Khiva and accommodation at the hotel.
Day 4. Khiva (Breakfast, dinner)
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. At dinnertime, you will be honored with the most real khan dish Тukhum-Barak. According to legend, the khan always tasted it before visiting his harem.
Day 5. Khiva - Urgench (Breakfast)
In the morning, breakfast at the hotel, and then the trip from Khiva to Urgench airport and departure home.
Extreme tour to the Aral Sea.
Included / Not Included
- accommodation in a yurt camp near the Aral Sea and a double room in hotels in 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 according to the tour program with local a guide in English (if necessary, a guide is provided in German, Spanish, Italian, French, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Chinese);
- visa support to Uzbekistan (if necessary).
- entrance fees to monuments and museums $ 15 per person.