Explore the Aral Sea – former fourth largest lake in the world with us!

ROUTE: Day 1: Khiva -> Chilpik Kala -> Nukus Art Museum -> Muynak Ship Cemetery -> Aral Sea Museum -> Aral Sea 
ROUTE: Day 2: Aral Sea -> Great Ustyurt Canyons -> Mizdakhan Necropolis -> Khiva
DAYTRIP DETAILS: Daytrip Duration: 2 days and 1 night; Driving time is 16-18 hours; Driving Distance is 1050 km.
INCLUDED: Only transportation: Off-road 4WD and a sedan  
EXCLUDED: Entrance tickets of the sites, Accommodation in the Yurt camp located in the Aral Sea, meals during the trip and etc.

Introduction: The Aral Sea was one of the world's largest inland salt seas. Today it is reduced to a bare shadow of its recent size through extensive irrigation which has seriously depleted the flow of the Amudarya and the Syrdarya, the two major river systems on which the Aral Sea depends for regeneration. Yet the sea has also gone through a considerable number of changes over many thousands of years through natural causes. The beds of the rivers are constantly shifting and satellite photograph clearly show traces of ancient river beds flowing into different parts of the sea. Sometimes they bypassed the Aral Sea altogether, turning south and west to run into the Caspian Sea. The dry river bed now runs through empty desert but archeological research has found traces of settlements along its banks, showing that it was flowing relatively recently in historical terms (V.N.Yagodin & A.V.G.Betts (2006) Ancient Khorezm, UNESCO)… Visit our website to read more interesting facts about our country.

Find recommended Itinerary and timing below which is subject to change according to your preference:

Day 1:
It is recommended to start the trip as early as possible around 6 am.
07:30 - 08:00 – visit Tower of Silence – Chilpik Kala.
09:00 – 10:30 – visit Nukus Savitskiy Art Museum,
13:00 – 15:00 visit Muynak Ship Cemetery and Muynak Museum. Change the sedan car to 4WD.
18:30 – arriving to the shore of the Aral Sea. There are Yurt Camps and Tents available to sleep which is charged around $15 per person. Please enjoy swimming in the salty water of the Sea, hiking on the hills or making fire.

Day 2:
07:00 - 09:00 – time to look around, walking in the sea shore and taking nice pictures of the sunrise.
10:30 - 11:00 – visit Great Ustyurt Canyons & Tombs of the nomad fishermen’s.
12:30 - 13:00 – arriving Muynak and change 4WD to Sedan (previous car car).
15:30 - 16:00 – visiting architectural complex Mizdakhan Necropolis from XIV century.
19:00 – arriving Khiva and we end the trip in your hotel, train station or Airport.

Photos of the "ARAL SEA ADVENTURE 1"



For group of 1 person



For group of 2 people



For group of 3 people



For group of 4 people



Khiva, Zargarlar 60, 
Postal code 220900
Krorezm Region, Uzbekistan

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