Uzbekistan trip 7
Duration of the tour: 5 days
Places to visit: Tashkent- Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus - Tashkent
This tour is for those who want to see the most famous and impressive places in the country. Try tasty food and learn the interesting history while experience the real hospitality of Uzbek people.
Day 1: Tashkent
Upon arrival you will start Uzbekistan trip 7. You will be transferred to the capital of Uzbekistan to explore its major sights. The first sight that you will visit is the Independence square that was erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. After it you will walk along the famous local Broadway that divides the Independence square and Amir Timur square. Next sight for visit is the Tashkent metro rat is famed due to its incredible beauty. The first line was opened in 1977. Later on you will visit the old part of the city to explore Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The mot interesting part of the Uzbekistan trip 4 is the world's oldest Quran copy of 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad). He was killed by hands of non muslim and his blodd can be seen on the page of the Quran. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent- Nukus (morning flight)
In course of the tour you will have domestic flight to Nukus. Upon arrival you will explore the most prominent sights of the city like the Museum of Savitsky. Here you will be able to see the exhibits of forbidden art that belong to 20th century. The works of Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group were bought or given free by the curator of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art in 1960s. He carefully preserved it and after some time he showed them in this remote central Asian art-house. Then you will head on to the Mizdakhan necropolis that was prosperous ancient city centuries ago. Due to archaeological findings we can say that this city was continuously captured from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Moreover you will visit 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea (420 km, 9 hours)
In course of the your you will travel to Aral Sea. Your drive will take about 9 hours and the road will go via Nukus - Kungrad - Plato Ustyurt - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea. During the way you will visit the famous Gaur-Kala Fortress that is also known as "fortress of the infidels" of 4th century B.C. You will be impressed by the walls that reach ten meters, are surrounded by the preserved till our days a few strongholds. Nowadays it is impossible what the ruins those are. You will arrive to Aral Sea is a little bit before the dusk. Driver will make a camp until you explore the surroundings. Overnight is in tents.
Day 4: Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus - Tashkent (440 km, 9 hours, flight)
Today during the travel you can enjoy the magnificent views and take a lot of vivid photos of them. In the morning your way will go to the Ustyurt canyon and then is Muinak through that the dried bottom of the sea. Upon arrival you will witness the best example of the ecological disaster in the region. This city used to be prosperous and largest Karakalpakstan's port and Aral Sea center of fishery. Here you will be able to see the graveyard of ship in ex-shore of the Aral Sea and town museum. After visits drive to Nukus and further flight to Tashkent. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 5: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport and flight home.
Price per person:
02 pax - 645$
04 pax - 555 $
06 pax - 515 $
08 pax - 470 $
10 pax - 455 $
Single - 50 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 30 $
*Full board - 45 $
*Entrance fees - 25 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides - 120 $ per group
Escort guide - 300 $ per group
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Nukus - "Jipek Joli" Hotel 3*
Aral Sea - "Tents"
- Mineral water during the tour
- Meals during the trip to Aral (Breakfast, lunch and dinner, picnic style)
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Train tickets
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Flight tickets Tashkent - Nukus - from 70 $ one way