Uzbekistan miracle: Tour 7 Destination: Uzbekistan Duration: 5 days Places to visit: Tashkent- Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus - Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent Welcome to Uzbekistan miracle: Tour 7! Upon arrival you will have a guided city tour to see all prominent sights of the city. Today you will visit Independence square that is also a main square of the country that was built as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. After it you will see the local Broadway that is known as the street that separates the Independence square and Amir Timur square. After it you will have a ride in the one of the most breathtaking metros in the world, Tashkent metro. You will be impressed to know that the first line of it was opened in 1977. After it you will be transferred to the old part of the city to see such prominent attractions as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The main sight of tours to Uzbekistan is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. which belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph. He was killed and his blood still can be seen on the pages. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent- Nukus (morning flight) In course of the Uzbekistan miracle: Tour 7 you will have a morning flight to Nukus. Upon arrival you will have a guided city tour to see its breathtaking sights. The first sight for visiting is the Museum of Savitsky where you will witness the masterpieces of forbidden art of 20th century Russian avant-garde painters such as Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. You will be impressed to know that the curator of this museum gathered works of persecuted soviet artists for free or bought them in 1960s. And after some time he finally presented them in this remote central Asian art-house. Later on you will be transferred to Nukus where you will explore the Mizdakhan necropolis that used to be an ancient city. In course of the travel you will learn that this city was continuously captured from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. You also visit a 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea (420 km, 9 hours) Today you will travel to Aral Sea the road to which will take 9 hours. You will have a route that will go through Nukus - Kungrad - Plato Ustyurt - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea. During the tour you will have a break to see the famous Gaur-Kala Fortress that can be translated as the "fortress of the infidels". This prominent sights was made in the fourth century B.C. The walls of 10 meters preserved till our days but it is impossible to say what buildings there were. Upon arrival you will enjoy the view of the site before the dusk. Driver will pitch a camp until you explore the surroundings. Enjoy your open air dinner. Overnight is in tents.
Day 4: Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus - Tashkent (440 km, 9 hours, flight) The travel will allow you to enjoy the great view of nature and you will have a lot of photo stops to capture these breathtaking views. In course of the tour you will have an opportunity to enjoy the canyon of Ustyurt as well as the road to Muinak through the dried bottom of the sea. Upon arrival you will witness the perfect example of the ecological disaster in the region. It was once the largest Karakalpakstan's port and Aral Sea center of fishery. Here you will also see the graveyard of ship in ex-shore of the Aral Sea and town museum. Then you will head on to Nukus. Arrival and flight to Tashkent. Overnight is in the hotel.
Day 5: Tashkent - Flight Transfer to airport and flight home.
Early check-in - 30 $ Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 30 $ *Full board - 45 $ *Entrance fees - 25 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides - 120 $ per group Escort guide - 300 $ per group
Service includes: - Transport - Accommodation: Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3* Nukus - "Jipek Joli" Hotel 3* Aral Sea - "Tents" - Mineral water during the tour - Meals during the trip to Aral (Breakfast, lunch and dinner, picnic style)
Service does not include: - Visa - Full board - Train tickets - Travel insurance - English speaking guide - Entrances to all museums - Flight tickets Tashkent - Nukus - from 70 $ one way