Trip Code: 000001

The guide and driver meet the guests at hotel in Khiva.

ITINERARY & DETAILS

Qala trip (“Fortress” in Uzbek) total drive 210 km. The ruins of over a dozen walled towns, palaces and forts, some well over 2000 years old, stand half-forgotten in the semi-desert east and north of Urgench in southern Karakalpakstan. The area’s traditionally name, Ellik Qala (the 50 fortresses) gives a stark indication of what lies beneath the desert sands. There are about 20 forts and you will visit two of the most impressive forts: Toprak Qala and Ayaz Qala.

The sightseeing in Qala trip:

Toprak Qala (“Sand” in Uzbek) used to be the region’s biggest city (350 meters by 500 meters) until the destruction canals left it marooned in the desert sands. The Russian archaeologist Tolstov excavated the palace friezes in 1938 dating from the 2nd and 3rd century AD.

Ayaz Qala— is a “must see” fort in the desert. The external walls, built upon a flat hilltop, have survived since at least the 4th century BC, the guests can clearly see the scale of the site and even today sections of wall survive that are 10 meters high. After forts sightseeing transfer to the Khiva and check in to the hotel.

Included:

Ground A/C transport

English speaking guide

Entrance fees according to the itinerary

Sightseeing tour

Not included:

Meals

Gratuity/Tips for guide/drivers

Personal travel insurance

Prices:

1-person— 190

2-persons— 100

3-persons— 90

4-persons— 80

Prices are for 2021 in US$ per person

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