Departure Guaranteed Shared/Group Day-Trip to Three Castles
Travel and meet with other tourists
Khiva - Urgench - Kizil Kala - Toprak Kala - AkchaKul Lake - Ayaz Kala - Urgench - Khiva
Duration: 6-7 hours
Driving time: 3-4 hours
Sightseeing time: 2-3 hours
Daytrip length : 225 km.
Included: Fuel, Driver & Drinking Water
Not Included: Entrance tickets(10,000 sums for Toprak Kala and another 10,000 sums for Ayaz Kala for each tourist), meals & etc.
$20 per person
The type of the vehicle provided depends on the number of tourists booked. Sedan type of car is provided if there are 1-3 passengers. Minivan is provided is there are 4-7 passengers. Minibus is provided if there are 8-12 passengers. All vehicles fully equipped with Air-Conditioner. Reservation procedures are very simple and quick. No partial prepayment is needed. You will pay directly to our driver at the end of the trip in cash both in USD or Uzbek Soums. We never cancel the Daytrip. If you are the only person in a shared Daytrip, a supplement of %100 is applied. At the last 12 hours before the Daytrip, you will be informed in the case that you are the only guest in the Daytrip and we will offer a choice between cancelling the Daytrip or paying supplement of %100 of the price.
Please contact us via E-mail, Whatsapp or by calling to reserve a seat for you on this trip while available numbers of seats are limited.
We start the Daytrip in front of our hotel/travel agency Islambek at 09:00 every day including Saturday and Sunday from 01.04.2023 – 31.05.2023 and 01.09.2023 – 31.10.2023. All passengers board the car between 08:30-09:00 am. Mineral water and Hands-Free Brochure of the Daytrip is given to each passenger. - It is recommended to come 10-15 minutes before departure time around 08:50 am. You are provided with enough free time to explore the sites, for photos, break times, customized and flexible stops.
It takes about 90 minutes to drive to the First Castle called Kizil Kala. It is recommended to spend 30-40 minutes for sightseeing there. 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 (V.N.Yagodin & A.V.G.Betts (2006) Ancient Khorezm, UNESCO). After visiting Kizil Kala it is another 15 minutes to drive to the next Fortress called Toprak Kala. It is advised to spend 30-40 minutes there for sightseeing. Toprak Kala 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, 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. On the way between Toprak Kala and Ayaz Kala there is a Lake called Akchakul. You will arrive there at around 12:30. There are also Yurt camps and restaurants next to the lake where visitors enjoy local meals. Sometimes visitors enjoy swimming and sand bath in Akchakul Lake. You will arrive to the last fortress Ayaz Kala at around 13:30. It is recommended to spend 40-60 minutes there for sightseeing. It 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, sometime around the 7th to 8th Centuries CE. After visiting Ayaz Kala, it is about another 90 minutes to drive back to Khiva. We finish the Daytrip in Khiva at around 16:00 and 15:30 in Urgench. We can drop you off in Urgench Airport, Urgench / Khiva Train Station or in your hotel both in Khiva or Urgench at the end of the trip without any extra charge. You can also bring your luggage with you in the trunk of the car during the trip
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Pictures of the Day-Trip
If you have any questions or requests about our Daytrips, Transfers or Accommodations in our hotel please, contact us by E-mail, WhatsApp, Telegram or Phone Calls. Your questions, e-mails and requests are answered within 24 hours.
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