Aral Sea Tour
3 days / 2 nights
Tashkent – Nukus- Ustyurt Plateau – Aral Sea - Tashkent
This two days adventure tour to Aral Sea and western Karakalpakistan offers you to witness planets worst environmental disaster, drying Aral Sea. Within last fifty years, the waters Aral retreated more than 200 km from its original shores leaving behind another huge salty desert ‘Aralkum’.
During the tour, you will visit the Ship Cemetery and small museum in Muynak, you will also discover one of the area’s most impressive historical site Mizdakhan Complex near Nukus.
Transfer to Tashkent Local Airport to flight to Nukus.
Arrival to Nukus.
City tour in Nukus.
Start from Nukus at 8:00 and drive towards Ustyurt Plateau passing on the way small town of Kungrad, which was busy Silk Road trading centre in the past. From Kungurad, we continue driving to the west across endless Ustyurt Plateau until we reach the Lake Sudochie. The lake is a breeding place for many migratory birds so you might be lucky to spot rare bird spices. Stop at the lake to have a picnic.
Before continuing our drive, you may stroll along the lakeshores to watch the lake’s rich aquatic bird life. Leave the lake to visit nearby abandoned settlement of Urga. The last dwellers left this palace in the 60s of last century. Wandering through the ruined houses, schools and hospitals of this forgotten place, you will spot many household items left by the residents of this mysterious settlement.
Walk along the seashore or have a swim in the saline waters of the sea.
Enjoy having dinner around the fire at the seashore.
Overnight in the tents.
|Nukus- beutiful and historical place|
|Nukus - Tashkent||
After breakfast, we drive to the town of Muynak through new formed desert Aralkum, which was the sea bed of receding Aral few decades ago. Muynak was busy fishing fleet with large canning factory that supplied fish products to the whole country prior retreat of Aral. Many locals in Muynak still believe that the waters of Aral will one day return to its original shores. Arrive in Muynak and visit the ship cemetery and small local museum with many photos and painting describing environmental disaster in Aral.
The complex consists of several mausoleums, medressas and a caravan serai that date back to 9-14 century AD. Complete todays tour by visiting nearby ruins of Gaur Qala fortress (2-4 centuries BC).
Transfer to Airport and flight to Tashkent.
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