Uz: The Aral Sea tour 4 days

Uzbekistan travel: Aral Sea - Muynak

The Aral Sea Jeep Tour (4 night/4 days)

The Aral Sea is lying between Kazakhstan (Aktobe and Kyzylorda Regions) in the north and Uzbekistan  (Karakalpakstan  autonomous region) in the south. The word Aral means island. In the past it was one of the four largest lakes in the world with an area of 68,000 km2 (26,300 sq mi). The Aral Sea has been shrinking since the 1960s after the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet irrigation projects. By 1997, it had declined to 10% of its original size. Satellite images taken by NASA in August 2014 revealed that for the first time in modern history the eastern basin of the Aral Sea had completely dried up. The shrinking of the Aral Sea has been called “one of the planet’s worst environmental disasters”. In this tour package you will discover the Aral Sea with its ship grave, impacts to the environment and health problems to local people. Once prosperous fishing industry of this region now has become paralised. Only by visiting the Aral Sea, you will be able to imagine the dimensions of catastrophy.

Day 1: Tashkent – Nukus (Karakalpakistan)
Day 2: Nukus – (Kungrand – Plato Ustyurt – Sudochye ) – Muynak – Aral Sea
Day 3: Aral Sea – Muynak – Nukus
Day 4: Nukus – Ayazkala – Khiva

 

The Aral Sea Tour :
  • JEEP-/ high manoeuvrability 4×4 wheel drive
  • Tent – 1 (for two persons)
  • Sleeping bag per person
  • Transport: The total length of the road -1000 km
  • Useful tips: protected hiking boots or sports shoes, long trousers, cap or hat and warm jacket are recommended during the trip. Warm clothes and jackets are highly recommended during the autumn and early spring seasons. The Sea is safe to swim but it is very muddy. There will be a little water to wash away the mud and salt from the body.

Tashkent – Nukus – Muynak – Aral Sea – Ayazqala – Khiva

 

Day 1: Tashkent – Nukus (Karakalpakistan)

Early breakfast.  Transfer to the airport to take a flight to Nukus at 06:45 (HY-1051). Arrival to Nukus and transfer to the hotel and after pay a visit to the Museum of Savitiskiy (Nukus State Museum of Art named after Savitiskiy). Lunch at alocal restaurant. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Nukus – (Kungrand – Plato Ustyurt – Sudochye ) – Muynak – Aral Sea

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we start our 8 hours drive tour to discover the followings: Nukus – (by your desire we can organise the following tour: Kungrad – Plato Ustyurt – Sudochye Lake) – Mouynak – Aral Sea. On our way we will stop at Mizdakhan Mausoleum and Gaur- Kala Fortress. Arrival to Aral Sea is a little bit before the dusk. Driver will set a camp until you explore the surroundings. Enjoy your open air dinner. Overnight in Tent or Yurt camp.

Day 3: Aral Sea – Muynak – Nukus

Breakfast as picnic style. You can shoot some great photos early in the morning at down. After breakfast visit to picturesque canyons of Ustyurt and drive towards Muynak through the dried bottom of the sea. On arrival to Muynak we pay a visit to the graveyard of Ships in ex-shore of the Aral Sea. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch visit town museum. Then we drive to Nukus (210 km, 3 hours.). Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Nukus – Ayazkala – Khiva

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast move towards to Khiva. On our way to Khiva, stop off to have a look the fortress Tuprok-Kala and Ayaz-Kala. Arrival to Khiva at late noon. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight stay at the hotel.

Ce circuit Ouzbékistan est construit selon la rotation des vols directs Paris – Tashkent – Paris de l’Uzbekistan Airways.

Il est possible de l’ajuster en fonction de votre ville de départ, les horaires des vols internationaux que vous prenez et l’adapter à vos souhaits.

Nous pratiquons les tarfis regressifs en fonction de nombre de participants dans le groupe. Merci de nous consulter pour les tarifs spéciaux groupe si vous êtes plus nombreux que dix personnes.

Tarifs individuels en euro pour 2017-2018

Départ garanti à deux personnes du 16.11.2017 au 27.03.2018
Groupe de Prix par personne (hôtel de charme et 3* norme locale)
2 personnes 670 euros
4 personnes 560 euros
6 personnes 505 euros
8 personnes 475 euros
10 personnes 460 euros
Supplémentaire pour la chambre individuelle 140 euros

Ce forfait comprend :

  • L’hébergement dans les hôtels suivants ou similaires;
    • A Tachkent – Hôtel «Arien Plaza» 3*
    • A Boukhara – Hôtel «Safia» 3*ou Hôtel «Emir» 3*
    • A Samarcande – Hôtel «Konstantin» 4* ou Hôtel « Diyora» 3*
  • Le transport en véhicule climatisé ;
  • Le guide accompagnateur francophone durant tout le voyage ;
  • Les frais d’entrée dans les sites et musées ;
  • Les repas prévus dans le programme ;

Ce forfait ne comprend pas :

  • Les dépenses personnelles ;
  • Les frais du visa ouzbek (dans l’ordre 60 euros);
  • Les vols internationaux (dans l’ordre 450 euros);

Le mode de réglement du voyage:

Nous demandons de 30% d’acompte lors que vous confirmez le voyage. La facture à solder un mois avant le départ. Vous pouvez choisir le mode de payement entre le transfert bancaire, le payement en espèces ou le payement sécurisé par CB sur internet.

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The Aral Sea Jeep Tour (4 night/4 days)

The Aral Sea is lying between Kazakhstan (Aktobe and Kyzylorda Regions) in the north and Uzbekistan  (Karakalpakstan  autonomous region) in the south. The word Aral means island. In the past it was one of the four largest lakes in the world with an area of 68,000 km2 (26,300 sq mi). The Aral Sea has been shrinking since the 1960s after the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet irrigation projects. By 1997, it had declined to 10% of its original size. Satellite images taken by NASA in August 2014 revealed that for the first time in modern history the eastern basin of the Aral Sea had completely dried up. The shrinking of the Aral Sea has been called “one of the planet’s worst environmental disasters”. In this tour package you will discover the Aral Sea with its ship grave, impacts to the environment and health problems to local people. Once prosperous fishing industry of this region now has become paralised. Only by visiting the Aral Sea, you will be able to imagine the dimensions of catastrophy.

Day 1: Tashkent – Nukus (Karakalpakistan)
Day 2: Nukus – (Kungrand – Plato Ustyurt – Sudochye ) – Muynak – Aral Sea
Day 3: Aral Sea – Muynak – Nukus
Day 4: Nukus – Ayazkala – Khiva

 

The Aral Sea Tour :
  • JEEP-/ high manoeuvrability 4×4 wheel drive
  • Tent – 1 (for two persons)
  • Sleeping bag per person
  • Transport: The total length of the road -1000 km
  • Useful tips: protected hiking boots or sports shoes, long trousers, cap or hat and warm jacket are recommended during the trip. Warm clothes and jackets are highly recommended during the autumn and early spring seasons. The Sea is safe to swim but it is very muddy. There will be a little water to wash away the mud and salt from the body.
+ Detailed route

Tashkent – Nukus – Muynak – Aral Sea – Ayazqala – Khiva

 

Day 1: Tashkent – Nukus (Karakalpakistan)

Early breakfast.  Transfer to the airport to take a flight to Nukus at 06:45 (HY-1051). Arrival to Nukus and transfer to the hotel and after pay a visit to the Museum of Savitiskiy (Nukus State Museum of Art named after Savitiskiy). Lunch at alocal restaurant. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Nukus – (Kungrand – Plato Ustyurt – Sudochye ) – Muynak – Aral Sea

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we start our 8 hours drive tour to discover the followings: Nukus – (by your desire we can organise the following tour: Kungrad – Plato Ustyurt – Sudochye Lake) – Mouynak – Aral Sea. On our way we will stop at Mizdakhan Mausoleum and Gaur- Kala Fortress. Arrival to Aral Sea is a little bit before the dusk. Driver will set a camp until you explore the surroundings. Enjoy your open air dinner. Overnight in Tent or Yurt camp.

Day 3: Aral Sea – Muynak – Nukus

Breakfast as picnic style. You can shoot some great photos early in the morning at down. After breakfast visit to picturesque canyons of Ustyurt and drive towards Muynak through the dried bottom of the sea. On arrival to Muynak we pay a visit to the graveyard of Ships in ex-shore of the Aral Sea. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch visit town museum. Then we drive to Nukus (210 km, 3 hours.). Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Nukus – Ayazkala – Khiva

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast move towards to Khiva. On our way to Khiva, stop off to have a look the fortress Tuprok-Kala and Ayaz-Kala. Arrival to Khiva at late noon. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight stay at the hotel.

+ Price of trip

Ce circuit Ouzbékistan est construit selon la rotation des vols directs Paris – Tashkent – Paris de l’Uzbekistan Airways.

Il est possible de l’ajuster en fonction de votre ville de départ, les horaires des vols internationaux que vous prenez et l’adapter à vos souhaits.

Nous pratiquons les tarfis regressifs en fonction de nombre de participants dans le groupe. Merci de nous consulter pour les tarifs spéciaux groupe si vous êtes plus nombreux que dix personnes.

Tarifs individuels en euro pour 2017-2018

Départ garanti à deux personnes du 16.11.2017 au 27.03.2018
Groupe de Prix par personne (hôtel de charme et 3* norme locale)
2 personnes 670 euros
4 personnes 560 euros
6 personnes 505 euros
8 personnes 475 euros
10 personnes 460 euros
Supplémentaire pour la chambre individuelle 140 euros

Ce forfait comprend :

  • L’hébergement dans les hôtels suivants ou similaires;
    • A Tachkent – Hôtel «Arien Plaza» 3*
    • A Boukhara – Hôtel «Safia» 3*ou Hôtel «Emir» 3*
    • A Samarcande – Hôtel «Konstantin» 4* ou Hôtel « Diyora» 3*
  • Le transport en véhicule climatisé ;
  • Le guide accompagnateur francophone durant tout le voyage ;
  • Les frais d’entrée dans les sites et musées ;
  • Les repas prévus dans le programme ;

Ce forfait ne comprend pas :

  • Les dépenses personnelles ;
  • Les frais du visa ouzbek (dans l’ordre 60 euros);
  • Les vols internationaux (dans l’ordre 450 euros);

Le mode de réglement du voyage:

Nous demandons de 30% d’acompte lors que vous confirmez le voyage. La facture à solder un mois avant le départ. Vous pouvez choisir le mode de payement entre le transfert bancaire, le payement en espèces ou le payement sécurisé par CB sur internet.

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