The Lost Civilization Tour

Tour details

  • Tour route: Tashkent – Nukus – Aral Sea – Khiva – Tashkent
  • Transport: land transport (bus), flight, train
  • Days: 4     Nights: 3

This 4 days tour package allows you to explore both cultural, architectural and lost civilizations. We offer special interest package for admirers of extreme tourism. Visiting the ruins of undiscovered settlements of the lost civilization, rarely visited Ustyurt plateau and coasts of shrinking Aral Sea with ghostly ship graveyards. This journey will take you back to a time when these places were ruled by ancient civilizations.

Day 1. Tashkent - Nukus

Arrival in Tashkent. Morning flight from Tashkent to Nukus. Directly go for Nukus city tour:  Mausoleum Mazlumkhan Sulgu (14th c.), Mausoleum of Shamun Nabig (12-13th c.), Madrassah Halika Erjep (9-13th c.), old town 'Ali Belgisiz' (Ali Unnamed) (16-17th c). Afternoon check in to the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Nukus.


Day 2. Nukus - Kungrad - Usturt Plateau - Sudochie Lake-Aral Sea

Breakfast at hotel. Departure from Nukus to discover the Usturt Plateau and the Aral Sea life (450 km – 8 hrs). Drive through Kungrad district, which used to be one of the trading centers on the Silk Road. Continue to the Usturt Plateau. Stop at the Lake Sudochie, have lunch at fishermen's house. Continue the way to the Aral Sea. On the way visit the former Light House, see the settlement of the gas plant. Stop to take pictures of beautiful Canyons and the collapsed land. Arrive in the Aral Sea. Overnight in tents.


Day 3. Aral Sea - Muynak – Mizdakhan - Gaur Kala – Nukus

Breakfast at tents camp. Transfer to Muynak village, which is known as "cemetery of ships" nowadays. Drive on the dried bottom of the sea, pass the gas towers, arrive in Uchsai, the Gas Plant. Lunch. On the way to Nukus stop at Mizdak-khan architectural complex of the 14th century and Gaur kala that was destroyed by Genghis-khan. Arrive in Nukus. Overnight in Nukus.


Day 4. Nukus - Ellikkala– Khiva - Tashkent

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Savitskiy Museum, the gem of Central Asian Museums. Depart Nukus to the land of ancient civilization, Ellik Kala region, visit Toprak Kala, Kizil Kala, Ayaz Kala. Afternoon drive to Khiva. Take a night flight to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Departure from Tashkent.