Eco-Tour to the Aral Sea "Frozen melody"

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Eco-Tour to the Aral Sea "Frozen melody"

Eco-Tour to the Aral Sea "Frozen melody"

Country: Karakalpakstan
City: Nukus
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Group size: 3 persons on the machine.
Tour Type: Eco-tour, extreme, adventure.
Activity: High
Dates of departure in 2016: on request

You will surely like our Eco-Tour to the Aral Sea if you are a fan of extreme adventures and unusual travel. Our tour brings you to the Aral Sea, located on the border of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

Once it was enclosed salty lake in Central Asia and the 4th in the world for its size.
But in the second half of the twentieth century, there was a rapid decline of water level in the Aral Sea.

The reason for this was the increased use of water for irrigation of agricultural areas from Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers which once felt into the Aral Sea. The water surface of ​​the sea in the beginning of this century was less than a quarter of the original, and the water volume is only 10%.

Today, this once economically prosperous region became an interest to archaeologists and travelers. On revealed seabed, scientists found traces of an ancient settlement of the XIV century Aral-Asrar and Kerderi mausoleum, which dates back to the XI-XIV centuries. You will be captivated by appearing pictures - artsy relief of the dried seabed and the ships, forever frozen in an endless sea of ​​desert.

Day 1: TASHKENT – NUKUS

TOUR PROGRAM

7:10 Morning flight from Tashkent to Nukus (2h 45 min.). Note: the flight will be organized in accordance with the schedule of Uzbekistan Airways.
9:55 Arrival in Nukus. At the airport you will be greeted by our guide and driver. Transfer to the hotel. Registration at the hotel.
Visit the Museum of the Soviet avant-garde, named after Igor Savitsky. The museum is known for its unique collection of paintings and sculptures of "Forbidden Art", as well as exhibits of arts and crafts of Karakalpakstan.
Free time to relax.
Night in hotel in Nukus.

Meals: Breakfast, snack, dinner. 

SIGHTS

Day 2: NUKUS – USTYURT PLATEAU – SUDOCHYE LAKE – ARAL SEA

TOUR PROGRAM

Departure from the hotel to the Aral Sea at dawn . The duration of a trip - 8 hours. Stop at the Lake Sudochye. Previously, the lake was connected with the Aral Sea. Coast is covered with a variety of shrubs and salt. This combination gives the soil pretentiousness of drawing in color. You can take photos and capture the unique beauty of the landscape. Tour continues through the Ustyurt Plateau to the Aral Sea.
Overnight in tents. In the evening we will have dinner in the open air. Food cooked on a fire is distinguished by its unique taste and aroma.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch boxes, dinner by the fire.

SIGHTS

Day 3: ARAL SEA - MUINAK - MIZDAKHAN – GYAUR KALA - NUKUS – TASHKENT

TOUR PROGRAM

After breakfast, return to Nukus. The road lies through the dry seabed of the Aral Sea, past the silent canyons and cliffs, whose stark beauty sung in the song of the wind.
Next stop in Muinak. Once this town was a thriving center for fishing craft. But after the environmental disaster of the Aral Sea, this city with a population of several thousand inhabitants became poor and practically deserted.
Further along the tour - settlement Uchsay, previously - Aral Sea port. The exhibits of the local museum will tell us about the former glory of past years of Muinak.
Then we visit the famous "graveyard of ships", Mizdakhan necropolis (XIV century.) and the fort Gyaur Kala.
Arrival in Nukus. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch boxes on the way.
End of the tour. You can find similar or additional tours in our tour catalog and make a request to our tour operator on your tour extension.

SIGHTS

What is included:
  1. 24/7 tour support by our Tour Operator;
  2. Accommodation in camp and breakfast;
  3. Transportation by crossover 4DW during the whole tour
  4. English speaking guide 
  5. Visa support (Invitation Letter)
What is extra:
  1. International Flights to / from Uzbekistan, Our Traveal Asistants can help you to chose one.
  2. Accomodation in hotels.
  3. Tips for guides and drivers (welcomed)
PRICE PER PERSONS
Number of persons in group: 1 2
Classic tour $ 735 $ 640 $ 735 $ 477
Prime tour  0 0
ACCOMMODATION
City Hotel
Tashkent  
Samarkand  
Bukhara  

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