Extension tour from Nukus to the Aral Sea with overnight in tents.



Tour for two days and one night - visiting the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan





09:00 departure from the hotel in Nukus to the Aral Sea by four-wheel drive vehicles (jeeps).
On the way we will visit:

  • The city of Kungrad was the border town of ancient Khorezm. Initially, it was inhabited by the Sako-Massaget tribes, and now it is part of the autonomous republic of Karakalpakstan.

12:00 Lunch at a cafe in Kungrad. After lunch we continue our way through:

  • Lake Sudochie
  • Ustyurt Plateau - this plain is one of the most ancient places, where more than 60 sites of people of the Neolithic period were found. It keeps traces of the stay of the Skiffs, Mongols and other ancient peoples. The ancient city of Shahi-Vazir, the Beleuli caravanserai and the Allan fortress, traces of which were discovered by archaeologists, were located here. Today it is a place of unique mazars - places of worship - tombs and burials of different periods.

18:00 arrival to the Aral Sea.

  • Observation of the remains of a dried-up sea.
    The second largest lake in Asia was called the sea for its size and salt water. The Aral was fed with water from the Amu Darya and Syrdarya rivers. But due to the transfer of water from these rivers to agricultural needs, the waters ceased to reach the lake. And the lake began to dry up. Which led to a large-scale environmental disaster. In our time, from the former huge lake, only islets of water, clay, and dust of salts remained.

Dinner by the bon-fire.

Night in tents (or in a yurt camp by guests wish).




Breakfast at the camp. 08:00 transfer back to Nukus.

  • On the way, we will visit the city of Muynak, formerly a seaside port and fishing center. After the drying up of the Aral Sea, there is no more water in these places, and only the skeletons of the ships remained in the middle of the salty sands. This majestic but sad spectacle makes you think about the problems of ecology and the careful use of natural resources. The former seashore is now called the Ship Graveyard.
  • But there is always the hope that we can find a way to return the sea to its former size, and waves will splash again in the place of the sands. And new fishing vessels will come to replace the abandoned ships.

Lunch in Muynak.
15:00 arrival in Nukus and end of the tour.


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Tents, sleeping bags, etc. (or overnight in a yurt camp) is arranged.