Daytrip to Nukus Museum and Four Fortresses.

Explore 2000 years old Ancient Khorezm Fortresses and Nukus Art Museum in one day!!

  • Route

    Khiva - Nukus Museum - Chilpik Kala - Kizil Kala - Toprak Kala - Akchakul Lake - Ayaz Kala - Urgench - Khiva

  • Daytrip Duration: 8-12 hours
    Sightseeing time: 4-5 hours
    Driving time: 8-9 hours
    Driving Distance : 465 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) - $79 (Sedan pictures)

    An SUV (1-4 people) - $129 (SSUVuv pictures)

    A Minivan (1-6 people) - $169 (Minivan pictures)

    A Minibus (1-10 people) - $189 (Minibus (1-10) pictures)

    A Minibus (1-13 people) - $209 (Minibus (1-13) pictures)

    A Bus (1-45 people) - $559(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.

  • Our driver picks you up from your hotel, Train Station or Airport both in Khiva or Urgench and starts the daytrip. It is recommended to start the daytrip in the morning around 06:00 – 07:00 a.m. Please note that Nukus Museum will be closed on every Monday. Please find updated opening times here:
    It is about 2-3 hours to drive to Nukus Art Museum. Once you are there, you are advised to spend about 1-2 hours there. The Karakalpak State Museum of Art named after Igor Savitsky, also houses a world-famous collection of Russian and Soviet avant-garde paintings.
    If you want to have a lunch in Nukus City after visiting Nukus Art Museum. We may recommend you to have a lunch in Cinnamon Café (located just in front of the Nukus Museum), Premier Lounge, Karakalpagim (to try local meals) or Neo Restaurant. If you want to have a lunch later you can have a lunch in the restaurants located between fortresses.
    After 40 minutes you will be in the Chilpik Kala. it is a Dakhma used by people of the Zoroastrian faith for exposure of the dead. The bodies were laid out under the open sky for the birds to eat. When the bones were cleared, families collected them and placed them in clay or stone ossuaries for burial. The building was originally constructed in the first centuries CE but saw a phase of rebuilding in the 7th - 8th centuries and again in the 9th - 10th centuries.
    Next 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.
    Toprak Kala. It is dated in the Kushan period, around the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE and was the royal residence of the kings of the Khorezm. The place at the North West corner of the settlement is one of the largest and best-preserved monumental buildings of the Kushan era in Central Asia. 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.
    There is a natural lake 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 the natural Lake Akchakul.
    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 Afrighid period, some-time around the 7th to 8th Centuries CE…
    After all 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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