My name is Dan and I am an "all-inclusive" guide based in Kazakhstan.
By all-inclusive I mean I am a guide, a cook, a photographer, a translator, a conversation partner and everything in-between. Trust me when I say that Aral sea tour will be perfect for you. Aral was the 3rd largest lake in the world until the 1960s and the area near the sea is the birthplace of Korkyt Ata - the legendary composer who chased death and created the Kobyz, Tomiris - the queen of the Massagetae who defeated Cyrus the Great himself, the Oghuz Turks - co-founders of the Ottoman Empire etc.
Visiting Aral sea area is a must for anyone who is interested in the rich history and heritage of Central Asia.
If this ignites your curiosity, please say hi to me and I will make sure to create a perfect tour for you into one of the most mysterious areas in the world with long and dramatic history and present.
P.S. You can ride horses AND camels in the region! The world's largest Baikonur cosmodrome is here too!
Enjoy the scenery of the remnant of a prehistoric ocean, dip your toes in the sea that saved the Soviet Union from starvation, see and even touch the rusting ships in sand that used to graciously glide on water at their final place of rest, capture all of the surreal, martian-like landscape on a camera, have ethnic refreshments at a guest house and gulp it all down with extra fresh shubat or another more conventional beverage. You’ll also get to visit a hot spring believed to have restorative properties, a crystal-clear lake for an unforgettable picnic and plus surprise visits to more amazing spots with fun activities!
Mode of transportation depends on the number of people in a group and can be a comfortable SUV/Jeep or a 4WD Minibus.
Find out more about the tour by contacting me.
$1950 for a group of 6 people ($81 per person/day)
If you would like a day tour or be able to pick your number of days, then please see my Aral - Land of the Lingering Sea tour.
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.