Aral Sea Tour

4 days tour to the disappearing Aral Sea



Aral Sea is mostly known for the environmental disaster which has had the once fourth largest lake in the World to almost completely disappear. Aral Sea can be considered a dark tourism destination as there are several ghost towns and ship graveyards surrounding the now dry sandy and dusty bowl where one can see thousands of seashells reminding of the more watery past. The reason for the lake getting dry is the excessive water usage of Amu Darya and Syr Darya. During our tour you will see various landscapes such as steppe, desert, saline land, cliffs, bottom of gone-away sea that is now a desert.

Aral sea Uzbekistan tour
Aral Sea ship

Uzbekistan - Tajikistan Tour Itinerary

Arrival in Nukus, capital of Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan. Transfer to hotel and check-in. Excursion in Savitskiy museum. Leisure time. Overnight at the hotel.


Early breakfast at the hotel. At 07:00 in the morning departure from Nukus. Proceeding to Kungrad, then up to Ustyurt Plateau. Transfer to Sudochye Lake. Proceeding to Village of Urga, first Russian settlement in Khorezm and Aral Sea region, lunch en route.

Then transfer to Aral Sea. Photographing canyons en route. Arrival at camp site; descent to shoreline. Dinner. Overnight in tents.

 breakfast, lunch, dinner

Breakfast in tent camp. Proceeding to Muynak along the bottom of the disappeared sea. Visiting monument to the victims of the Second World War (now a monument to the Aral Sea), which is the highest point of the town of Muynak providing a wonderful panorama of the town and the bottom of the former sea.

Visiting famous “Cemetery of Ships” in Muynak. Next visiting a museum at the House of Culture in Muynak, where you can familiarise yourselves with the works of artists F. Madgazin and R. Matevosyan, who used to depict the Aral Sea and the Amudarya River. Lunch in traditional guest house of Muynak.

Proceeding to and visiting Mizdakhan Complex: Caliph Erejep, Jumart-kassab hillock, half-underground Mazlumkhan-sulu Mausoleum, Shamun-nabi Mausoleum. Transfer back to Nukus. Overnight at the hotel.

 breakfast, lunch, dinner 

Morning transfer to the airport in Nukus.


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Tour updated: 20.2.2023

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