Daytrip to Five Fortresses

Discover 2000 years old Ancient Khorezm Fortresses with us!

  • Route

    Khiva - Urgench - Dumon Kala - Kizil Kala - Toprak Kala - Akchakul Lake - Kavat Kala - Ayaz Kala - Urgench - Khiva

  • Daytrip Duration: 7-8 hours
    Sightseeing time: 3-4 hours
    Driving time: 4-5 hours
    Driving Distance: 240 km.
    Included: Hands-Free Brochures, a good drivers with new Cars with AC, pick up and drop off at your location and Mineral water (0.5l. per person)
    Not Included: Entrance tickets, meals, camel riding, Yurt Camp stay & etc

  • A Sedan (1-3 people) - $44 (Sedan pictures)

    An SUV (1-4 people) - $64 (SUV pictures)

    A Minivan (1-6 people) - $89 (Minivan pictures)

    A Minibus (1-10 people) - $99 (Minibus (1-10) pictures)

    A Minibus (1-13 people) - $109 (Minibus (1-13) pictures)

    A Bus (1-45 people) - $249 (Bus pictures)

  • Making Reservation of our Private/Shared Daytrips, Transfers, Aral Sea Adventure or Guided City Tours is very easy and totally free of cost. We only need from your side to confirm and provide following details related to your reservation in order to check availability, book and organize it with our team:
    1. Name of the Trip, Transfer or Service interested.
    2. Date of the Trip, Transfer or Service interested.
    3. Please state type of Transport and confirm the Price.
    4. Number of Travelers (luggage if available) in your group.
    5. Full names of all Travelers including info about Citizenship and Passport/ID Card numbers.
    6. Pick up and starting time of the Trips or Transfers (contact us for recommendations).
    7. Pick up and starting place of the Trips or Transfers (name of your hotel, Airport or Railway Station)
    8. Drop off and ending place of the Trips or Transfers (name of your hotel, Airport or Railway Station)
    9. Please state your contact information: Email, Mobile Phone or WhatsApp Numbers.
    That is all we need to know from your side in advance to check availability, make a reservation or to organize the requested services.
    In order to cancel reserved trips or other services without being charged (%20 of the tour) please contact us at least 3 days before the tour starts.

  • We pick you up from Airport / Train Station or your hotel both in Khiva or Urgench and start the Daytrip. You can start the Daytrip at any time of the day. It is recommended to start the trip in the morning after breakfast or in the in the afternoon after lunch while it is a half day trip. It takes about 90 minutes to the first Fortress – Dumon Kala.
    Duman Kala is composed of three adjacent sections – a square-shaped western enclosure with corner towers; a smaller square-shaped citadel on the eastern side; and an irregular four-sided northern enclosure, the remains of which can no longer been seen. The western citadel is the best-preserved section, especially along its northern side, but only small section of the eastern enclosure remains…
    The second fortress Kizil Kala was originally constructed in the Late Antique period, 1st to 4th centuries CE, but was abandoned and then rebuilt in the 12th-13th centuries on the eve of the Mongol invasions. There is some debate about how this fortress may have been used in ancient times, with some scholars proposing that it was a garrison barracks for troops, whilst others suggest it was an early example of the many fortified manor houses that were typical of Khorezm in the early medieval periods.
    The third fortress is Toprak Kala. It is dated in around the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE and was the royal residence of the kings of the Khorezm. The place, having first served as a Royal sanctuary, was briefly abandoned in the early 4th century and then after some restorations, was used as an administrative citadel for the city.
    After visiting 3 Fortresses our driver will stop at the shore of the Akchakul Lake. You can find restaurant, Minimarket, toilet and other things there. There are also Yurt camps restaurants next to the lake where visitors can enjoy local meals, drinks and even Ice-Cream from local milk. It is also possible to enjoy swimming and sand bath in Natural Lake Akchakul.
    The next and the least beautiful fortress of the day is Kavat Kala. It looks back on 2400 years of History. As center of complex irrigation system, it has been surrounded by flourishing settlements especially in the 11th to 13th centuries.
    The last fortress Ayaz Kala is the one of the most spectacular fortresses in the area. There are in fact, not one but three fortresses clustered together on and around a prominent hill at the Eastern end of the Sultan-Uiz-dahg range. The fortress provided defense against nomad raids. A gravel road leads up to a small cluster of Yurts, a tourist rest center overlooking a shallow but picturesque lake. The Fort dates to medieval times. It was probable founded in the Afrigid period, sometime around the 7th to 8th Centuries CE…
    After visiting Ayaz Kala fortress, it is about 90 minutes to drive back to Khiva and 60 minutes to drive back to Urgench. Our driver may drop you off in Urgench Airport, Urgench / Khiva Train Station or in your hotel both in Khiva or Urgench at the end and finish the Daytrip there.

Photo Gallery

Pictures of the Day-Trip


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