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Aral Sea tour

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Tour itinerary: Tashkent - Nukus - Muynak - Nukus - Yurt Camp Ayaz-Kala - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent
Season: may - october
Days: 9Nights: 8
Price: by request
Tour description:

Tour to the Aral Sea Muynak tour: Everybody knows that Aral Sea has been perishing. According to the forecasts of scientists, the remaining smooth surface of the sea will disappear within the next two decades.

Let's visit Muynak city, the lively illustration of the Aral Sea disaster, to get a little understanding and answer to this question…

Day 1
Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting and transfer to the hotel, check-in. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2
Tashkent - Nukus - Moynak - Nukus 

Breakfast at the hotel.

06:00 Transfer to the airport.

07:10 flight to Nukus HY1001

09:55 Arrival in Nukus.

Transfer to Muynak, that was the rich city in the delta of Amu-Darya and consider the gates to Uzbekistan from the sea. Nowadays there's only the cemetery of Dead Sea. We'll also visit City Museum of history of Muynak and Aral Sea.

Drive back to Nukus. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Nukus - Yurt camp Ayaz-Kala


Visit Museum of Art named after I.V. Savitsky. It hosts the world's second-largest collection of Russian avant-garde art and one of the largest collections of applied art items of Central Asia.

Free time.

After lunch transfer to Yurt Camp Ayaz-Kala. It's a good place for rest, offering to try to live in a national yurt and ride a camel. You can also order folk show in the evening, listen to Uzbek, Karakalpak, Kazakh and Turkmen music and songs.

Free time. Overnight in yurts.

Day 4
Yurt Camp Ayaz-Kala - Khiva


Drive to Khiva (170 km), hotel check-in.

After a short rest continue sightseeing tour in the old part of Khiva – Ichan Kala known as “Inner town”. Ichan Kala is the biggest open-air museum in Central Asia and consists of the following architectural monuments: Ata Darbaza (West Gate), Kunya Ark, Muhammad Rakhim-Khan Madrassa, Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassa, Kalta Minor Minaret, Jome Mosque and Minaret, Islam Khodja Madrassa and Minaret, Said Alauddin Mausoleum, Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, the last Khiva Khan Allakulikhan’s Madrassa and Tosh Hovli Palace where was the harem with 40 concubines, Caravanserai and Tim Allakulikhan.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5
Khiva - Bukhara

Breakfast. Transfer to Bukhara via the Kyzylkum Desert (475 km). On the way stop to see Amudarya River. Arrival in Bukhara in the afternoon, check-in the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 6


Sightseeing tour of Bukhara with visiting Samanids Mausoleum, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo Hauz Mosque, Ark Fortress, Minorai-Kalon, and Poi-Kalon Mosque, Miri-Arab Madrassah, Toki-Zargaron, Kosh Madrassah (Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan), Magoki Attari MosqueLyabi Hause ensemble.

We’ll also visit three trading domes (covered bazaars). In the XVI century it was the center for trade of silk, jewelry and even for money exchange. Today tourists can also buy here different souvenirs of a wide range: from small souvenir magnets to the famous Bukhara carpets.

Dinner with folk show in Nadir Divanbegi Madrassah. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7
Bukhara - Samarkand

After breakfast transfer to Samarkand. On the way, we can visit the workshop of famous Uzbek pottery master Abdulla Narzullaev in Gijduvan city. There you can learn how ceramics are making and even buy some of them. Arrival in Samarkand, check-in the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8


Sightseeing tour of Samarkand with visiting: Gur Emir Mausoleum (Tamerlan's tomb), Ruhabad Mausoleum, Registan Square (a heart of the city), Bibi-Hanum Mosque, orient bazaar Siyab, Shahi Zinda Necropolisand Ulugbek’s Observatory. We’ll also visit Mausoleum of Khodja Doniyor known as Saint Daniel.

Transfer to the railway station. 

17:00 depart from Samarkand to Tashkent by high-speed train "Afrosiyob"

19:10 arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel, check-in.

Free time. Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 9

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.

City Hotels
Tashkent Shodlik / Uzbekistan
Nukus Jipek Joli / Rakhnamo
Khiva Old Khiva / Shakhrizoda
Bukhara Porso / Аsl
Samarkand Malika Classic / Bibi Khanum
Yurt Camp "Ayazkala" national yurt
Prices are available by request. In the case of interest and further reservation, please contact us by e-mail:
Tour price includes:

- Double/twin accommodation;

- Entrance fees to the monuments and museums as specified in the program;

- Transportation services all over the tour;

- Local guides services;

- Airfare Tashkent - Nukus;

- Train tickets "Afrosiyob" (Samarkand - Tashkent);

- Visa invitation letter for Uzbekistan (if necessary).

Tour price doesn't include:

- Airfare international flights;

- Video and photo shooting charge on the spots;

- Meals (lunches and dinners).

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