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The Sand Castles Tour to Ancient Khorezm
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The Sand Castles Tour of Ancient Khorezm

1 day / 0 night
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The tour starts in Khiva or Urgench and ends in Khiva city. The trip can be added to any Uzbekistan tour

Day Itinerary Program Hotel
1 Khiva / Urgench - Ayaz Qala - Toprak Qala - Kyzyl Qala - Khiva Meeting in lobby of your hotel in Khiva or in the Urgench airport (optionally).
Start driving to Ayaz Qala (translated as a Fortress in the Wind), the largest fortress of Ancient Khorezm. It's also possible to visit an Yurt camp on the way.
Drive to Toprak Qala ~ 45km (the Clay Fortress). It was the capital of Khorezm in the III century AD.
Drive to Kyzyl Qala ~ 5km (the Red Fortress). It was used for defensive purposes.
Drive back to Khiva city ~ 120km. End of the tour.
on your own


  • Transportation services according to the itinerary;
  • English-speaking escort guide;
  • Entrance tickets to the sights
  • Bottled water 1.5l pppd

  • Not included:

  • Accommodation in Khiva;
  • Lunch (it's better to take lunchboxes because there are no cafes in the desert).

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