Aral Sea - Khiva - Nukus - fortresses
Day 1: Arrival to Urgench International Airport at 08.55 am. Trip to ancient fortresses of Khorezm - Ayaz kala, Tuprakkala, Kizilkala, Kirkkiz kala, Guldursun kala.
Lunch will be at Akchakul lake where tourists can swim in the summer time.
Check in to the hotel in Khiva/Urgench at around 18.00. free time.
Day 2: Excursion in the Ichan kala complex of Khiva. I will meetat the hotel, and after beginning your excursion at Kunya-Ark fortress, the inner citadel of Ichan-Qala, you’ll continue on to some of Khiva’s most famous sites:
1) Kalta Minor Tower, once destined to be one of the tallest minarets in Central Asia;
2) Muhammad Amin-Khan, the biggest medieval madrasa (educational institution) in Khiva;
3) Mukhammad khan Madrasa;
4) Juma Mosque, built with 212 wooden columns and a minaret 32.5 m high;
5) Tash-Hauli Palace (Stone Courtyard Palace), which resembles a fortress with high battlements, towers and fortified gates;
6) Necropolis of Pahlavan Mahmud, ancient religious center of Ichan-Qala;
7) Residence of Islam Khodja, personal advisor of the last khan. The complex consists of a madrasa and a minaret whose top platform has a h of 45 m, the highest observation point in town.
Climb the minaret yourself to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view! Tour duration: approximately 6 hours
Day 3. Early morning departure from Khiva/Urgench to Nukus museum of Applied Arts named after Savitsky to enjoy the beautiful paintings of Karakalpakistan. Lunch will be in traditional restaurant in Nukus. Then, we drive to Mizdakhan Necropolis located in Xudjayli district of Karakalpakistan.
Stay in hotel, Nukus.
Day 4. Nukus - Kungard - Ustyurt Plateau - Sudochie Lake - Aral Sea (road transfer, 400 km). Breakfast, lunch in boxes & dinner included Breakfast at the hotel.On arrival in Muynak change the car for 4WD vehicles. Further transfer to Kungrad, then up to Ustyurt Plateau.
Transfer to Sudochie Lake. Proceeding to Village of Urga, first Russian settlement in Khorezm and Aral Sea region. Lunch en route. Further transfer to the Aral Sea. Photographing canyons en route. Arrival at yurt camp site; descent to shoreline.
Dinner. Overnight in yurts.
Day 5. Aral Sea - Muynak - Nukus (road transfer, 390 km). Breakfast & lunch included Breakfast at the yurt camp. 08:00 - meet the guide and proceed driving to Muynak along the bottom of the disappeared sea.
Visiting monument to the victims of the Second World War (now a monument to the Aral Sea), which is the highest point of the town of Muynak providing a wonderful panorama of the town and the bottom of the former sea. Visiting famous “Cemetery of Ships” in Muynak. Next visiting a museum at the House of Culture in Muynak, where you can familiarise yourselves with the works of artists Lunch in traditional guesthouse of Muynak. Transfer to Nukus/Khiva/Urgench.
Price for: 1 pax: $ 699; 2 pax: $499; 3 pax: $399, 4 pax: $299
Clients will separately pay to the hotel in Nukus/Khiva, entrance fees to museums, lunch & dinner. Stay in Yurt in Aral Sea is included in the price.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.