Visiting the Aral Sea: Q&A

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Hazel
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Visiting the Aral Sea- costs

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I am hoping to visit the Aral Sea, and have been quoted 170 USD per person for a four-person, two-day trip starting in Nukus. At the risk of sounding like a typical stingy backpacker, that seems quite pricey...is this about standard, and does anyone have any other recommendations they could share?
Many thanks!
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Re: Visiting the Aral Sea: Q&A

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We would like to visit the Aral sea from Khiva.
We have two options: 1 day tour or 2 days tour. Can anyone make recommendations?
Any suggestion is appreciated:)
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Re: Visiting the Aral Sea: Q&A

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@Hazel: It's quite standard. We have it with Sanjar on our website for 145$ per person for a 2-person tour: https://caravanistan.com/tour/aral-sea-tour/ - so 72$ p.p. for a 4-person tour.

It's the same tour. If you find some local taxi driver you can get it cheaper, but the quality of the car will be worse.


@LauPau: it's worth camping over if you don't mind the price difference. Here are 2 reports of a 2-day trip:

https://caravanistan.com/trip-reports/aral-sea-trip/
https://caravanistan.com/trip-reports/2-days-aral-sea/
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Re: Visiting the Aral Sea: Q&A

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Thank you Steven. Do you have any ideas of the costs for two people for the one day and two days tour? We are happy to share the car.
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Re: Visiting the Aral Sea: Q&A

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Oh, sorry, I made a mistake, it's 145$ per person for 2 people. For 4 people it would be 72$ per person for 2 days.

For one day, I think total cost is around 100$ in total, so depending how many people would join, it would 25 or 50$ per person.
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Re: Visiting the Aral Sea: Q&A

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Thanks again for the info:)
We are thinking of making two days (one night) from Khiva. Any idea who could help us to organize it?
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Sorry if that was not clear, let me repost the link.

We specifically and expressly recommend Sanjar to organise it for you: https://caravanistan.com/tour/aral-sea-tour/
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Re: Visiting the Aral Sea: Q&A

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Hi,

Sorry if the information has been posted elsewhere but I cannot find it: is it possible to break a train journey from Khiva/Nukus to Aktau with a stop in Moynaq to see the Aral Sea?

Thanks!
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