In Nukus airport you will be greeted by our guide and drive to the hotel. We will visit the Art Museum of Igor Savitsky, world famous for its unique collection of paintings and sculptures by Russian and Soviet avant-garde 1920-1960 period. The museum contains more than 500,000 paintings and other works of art. Nearby is the Museum of Applied Arts, which presents local fabrics, traditional clothes and ornaments. In Karakalpak State Museum of Natural History presents examples, including an exhibit of the latest Turan tiger that was caught in 1972.
Nukus - Aral Sea.
Depature from the hotel at dawn for a long 8-hour journey to the Aral Sea. On the way, visiting Mizdahan, an architectural complex of the 14th - 20th century and the ruins of Gyaur - Kala. Fortress dating from 4-3 centuries BC. Continue to the Ustyurt Plateau, stop at Sudochie Lake: fishing houses, an old fish factory, a handmade fridge for storing fish, a former light house in Urga. Take a picture of an unusual landscape: rocks, dried bottom of the Aral Sea etc. Next, we descend from the plateau to the camp, where he stopped for the night. From here we can freely walk to the seashore and enjoy the unique experience of swimming in the salty waters of the Aral Sea. In the evening we will enjoy food cooked over an open fire.
Muinak - Nukus.
After an early breakfast, we return to the Ustyurt plateau and drive southeast towards Muinak. This city was flourishing fishing town, but after the Aral Sea coastline it is a poor city with a population of no more than a few thousand people. The tour continues to the village Uchsay, the former port of the Aral Sea. We can survive the years of Muinak's fame at the local museum. Than we will visit the famous Muinak Shipyard Cemetry. After lunch, we will return to Nukus and enjoy the traditional Karakalpak dinner.
Shilpik Zoroastrian Grave.
Visiting historical sites. After a late breakfast, we will go to the historical sites and fortresses: Mound of the Zoroastrian burial, Kiz - Kala, Toprak - Kala and Ayaz - Kala. Overnight in yurton camp near Ayaz - Kala fortress.
Ayaz - Kala - End of the tour.
After breakfast we can walk or ride a camel in the surrounding desert or climb around the fortress. The fortress is located on a hill and offers a magnificent panorama of dessert. In the afternoon we will go to the airport. In the afternoon we will go to the airport. End of the tour.