Trips and Tours

For the time being  please find below some information about a couple of trips and tours organized in previous years to give you an idea of the kind of trips and tours that may be in store for 2023-2024!


Aral Sea Adventure 

PROGRAM

1. DAY ONE:
NUKUS - KUNGRAD - USTYURT PLATEAU - LAKE SUDOCHIE - ARAL SEA
(400 km – 7 hrs)

  • Visit to Savitsky Museum.
  • Departure from Nukus to cross the Ustyurt Plateau on our way to the Aral Sea.
  • Stop at Kungrad town: one of the trading centers during the Silk Road period.
  • Stop at Lake Sudochie to visit the ancient light house hill and a fishing village, founded in the 19th century by fugitive cossacks, and left abandoned by 1971 when not enough fish was left in the remaining Aral Sea to support a community. You can see the ruins of the hospital, cane houses, and an old fish processing plant. We will talk with some fishermen who still fish there today.
  • Stop at the virtually abandoned town of Kubla-Ustyurt. See the emergency airport of the Gas Compressor Station. You can talk with locals, take pictures of the camels and taste camel milk (shubat).
  • Aral Sea: 50 km from Kubla-Ustyurt we arrive at the Aral Sea where we can walk on the sea shore and swim if the weather is good. Dinner and overnight stay at the yurt camp.

2. DAY TWO
ARAL SEA - MOYNAK - KHODJELI - GAUR-KALA - NUKUS
(400 km – 7 hrs)

  • Early wakeup. Time to take pictures of the sunrise. Breakfast, then departure from yurt camp.
  • Kurgancha-Kala. Visit to an old caravansarai of the 14th century, hidden among the hills of the Ustyurt Plateau. On the way back we stop at a cemetery (stone graves) of nomads. Then you can take pictures of the beautiful canyons and collapsed lands. We drive on the bottom of the dried-up Aral Sea.
  • Moynak town. Lunch at guest house. Visit to cemetery of ships, local museum. Watch short documentary film about Moynak life in the past.
  • Drive to Khodjeli city to visit the Mizdak-Khan architectural complex of the 14th century AD and the ruins of the Gaur-Kala (= "fortress of infidels"), destroyed by Genghis Khan.
  • 17:30 Arrival in Nukus.
  • 22:20 Return flight to Tashkent.



Uzumfermer Winery Tour

Uzumfermer is a family-owned winery of 21 hectares located in village not far from Tashkent where we will have a guided tour of the vineyards, the winery, and the vineyard’s botanical garden. Our guide will tell us all about the history of winemaking in Uzbekistan and the grape varieties that are cultivated here.

Degustation: In a special tasting room, we will learn what to look for when tasting and buying wine. We will sample five types of wine produced at the winery, and the tasting will be accompanied by cheese and fruit.

Wine shop: After the tasting, you will be able to purchase the wine you liked most.

Duration of the excursion: 1 hour 30 minutes.


ceramics

TRIP FERGANA VALLEY

PROGRAM
Day 1

silk

Day 2

  • 08:00 - Breakfast. Checkout.
  • 09:30 - Departure from the hotel for tour of Yodgorlik Silk Factory.
  • 11:30 - Visit to Crafts Development Center, with workshop of famous Silk Master Rasuljon Mirzaakhmedov.
  • 13:30 - Lunch at Crafts Development Center.
  • 15:50 - Departure to the railway station of Margilan.
  • 16:48 - Departure train Margilan - Tashkent.
  • 21:40 - Arrival in Tashkent.


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