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Aral Sea Tour, Uzbekistan

Aral Sea Tour, 2024/2025

Aral Sea Tour: The Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest lake in the world. For thousands of years, people have lived in the Aral Sea basin, which served as an oasis on the Silk Road, the trading route that linked China to Europe. However, since the 1960s it has been shrinking due to environmental changes caused by humans.

The tour to the Aral Sea does not require being physically prepared. However, you need much of energy to discover the Sea as the distances are quite long. Take your 2 Days adventure tour to the Aral Sea with us!

Aral Sea Tour Duration: 2 days/1 night (~900 km, 16 hours of drive)
Tour date: Flexible
Tour type: Private
Aral Sea Tour Itinerary: Nukus - Mizdahkan complex in Khodjeili - Kungrad - Muynak - Uchsay village - Aral Sea dried-up seabed - Ustyurt Plateau - Aral Sea - Yurt camp - Ustyurt Plateau - Sudochie Lake - Kungrad - Nukus

Aral Sea Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Nukus - Mizdahkan complex in Khodjeili - Kungrad - Muynak - Uchsay village - Ustyurt Plateau - Aral Sea - Yurt camp (~450 km, 8 hours of drive)

08:00 Start your adventure tour. (If you are arriving by morning flight, the tour can be started from the Airport. Airport pick up is free of charge)

Drive to Khodjeyli town. Visit Ancient Complex Mizdakhan. The ancient complex keeps a lot of secrets and even mystical legends and beliefs. There is a small madrasah called sometimes “World Clock”, which served as the burial place of one of the saints. According to the legend every year, this building loses one brick from the masonry, and when the building collapses, the world will come to the end.

Drive to Kungrad district. A short stop at the bazaar. Drive to Muynak. Lunch. Visit Muynak Museum and the "Cemetery of ships" - former Sea port of Muynak. Today tourists arrive in Muynak in great numbers to see the cemetery of ships – corroded iron bulks amid the Aralkum desert, a new desert that has formed on the bottom of the former Aral Sea.

Driver to Ustyurt Plateau through Uchsay village. Ustyurt Plateau is the most mysterious and least researched destination in Uzbekistan. Enjoy the wonderful view of cliffs in the canyon of the Ustyurt plateau. Visit Kubla-Ustyurt village and camel breeder's family.

In the evening, arrive at the Yurt Camp in the Aral Sea. While dinner is cooked on open fire, enjoy swimming and hiking, relax at the camp fire. In the nighttime explore the milky way in the clear sky. Overnight in the Yurt Camp.

Day 2: Yurt camp - Ustyurt Plateau - Sudochie Lake - Kungrad - Nukus (~450 km, 8 hours of drive)

Early breakfast in the Yurt Camp.
08:00 Drive to Sudochie Lake. The recession of the Aral Sea has left several lakes behind its new shores. Soduchie lake is one of the largest. Many scientists and fans of fishing and hunting come to this place from all over the world. The lake is a key stop on the long way of migrating birds: pink flamingo, white swans, duck and others.

Lunch in Kungrad. Drive to Nukus.

18:00 Arrive in Nukus. Drop off at the hotel.

*The route order may change according to climate conditions.

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Uzbekistan Aral Sea Private Tour Price in 2024/2025

Number of people Price per person, USD Vehicle Type:
1 550 4WD vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser/Toyota Prado with an experienced and fully licensed driver.
2 300
3 220
4 200


Price includes
  • Transportation service during the Aral Sea Tour
  • Tents or Yurts
  • 4 meals during the trip, including some snacks and water/tea
    (Alcoholic beverages are not included)
  • English speaking guide services - 60 USD per day
    (The most of the travelers take the tour without a guide)

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