Destinations: Nukus – Muynak – Aral Sea – Nukus
*Please note that this is the sample of itinerary and we can tailor any tour based on your request.
Departure from Nukus at 8 o’clock in the morning to discover the Ustyurt Plateau and Aral Sea life. Stops at Mizdakhan architectural complex of the XIV century and Gaur-Kala fortress that was destroyed by Genghiskhan.
Continue to Khojeli and Kungrad districts, which were the trading centers during the Silk Road period. On the way we pass the Soda Plant and Uzbekistan-Korea Gas Chemical Plant. Arrive at Barsakelmes Natural Saltpit, its huge Salt Lake, where the Soda Plant taking its main resource.
After we go to the Sudochie lake. Upon arrival at the lake we stop at the ancient Light House hill. Then you can visit the abandoned settlement of the Russian and Polish people who were repressed during the Stalin regimen. You can see the ruins of the hospital, cane houses and old Fish Factory. As well you can talk with fishermen, who currently do the fishing and observe the different kinds of birds. Drive to Aral Sea yurt camp. Arrive to the camp side late in the evening. Dinner. Stay overnight at the yurt.
Day 2. Aral Sea – Komsomolsk settlement – Moinak – Nukus
Breakfast. Departure to Moinak. On the way we stop at the cemetery of Nomads, visit the settlement “Kubla Ustyurt” on the Plateau. Meet the local people. Taste the camel’s milk. Drive on the abandoned airport plane way. Then continue our way via the bottom of the dried Aral Sea. Arrive in Moynak town. Lunch at the guest house. Visit the cemetery of Ships, local museum and watch the short documentary film about Moinak life in the past (Currently the Museum is closed for reconstruction). On the way to Nukus stop at Mizdakhan architectural complex of the XIV century and Gyaur-Kala fortress that was destroyed by Genghiskhan. Transfer to Nukus. End of the tour.
290 USD per person for a group of 2 travellers.
The price covers: 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser, accommodation in yurts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 l water per day. Guide is not included (110 USD extra).
Please note that the tour starts and ends in Nukus, with no more services, such as accommodation in Nukus or airtickets. We can provide those services as well, if you wish.