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Train travel to the Aral sea

4 day(s)
from May to October
Tour countries:
Type of tour:
Adventure, General

Season: all-the-year-round. The best time: since May, 15th - on October, 1st 
Group size: no more than 12 pax.
Accommodation at the guest house. Number of booking: Date of booking: Karateren village. From 2 to 4 days. Two nights.

The program:

1 Day.
Transfer to train station Almaty II. Departure by train number 7 "Almaty - Moscow" at 05.50, to  Aralsk town. To be on one's way 30 hours. Overnight on the train.  
2 Day.
Arrival in Aralsk, at 11.48. Meeting at the train station". Walk on city. Visiting: city museum, old port, a monument to the four ships (one of they are a big, two of they are middle size, and fourth a little ship), a local market, city square.  Transfer: Aralsk - Aralkum village - Kombash village - Amanotkel village - Bogen village - Karateren village (172 km). From Aralsk to village and lake Kombash (75 km), from Kombash to Bogen (68 km of asphalt roads) and other 28 km from Bogen to Karateren good grader. On the way visit Bogen village visiting local mosque and walk on village, visiting of local school in sand. On a way visiting Aklak hydrounit on river Syr-Darya.  Arrive in village Karateren. Accommodation at the guest house. Overnight at the guest house 

3 Day.

Breakfast. Transfer: Karateren village - Kokaral dam - Akbasty village (130 km). On a way we stop for a dam Кокaral of a dam which has barrier off the Small and Big Aral seas. Length of a dam of 13 kilometers, grateful to a dam, the water level in Small Aral sea has risen up to a level of 42 meters. We see sluices of a dam through which blue waters from Small Aral sea the distance up to which from a dam of 12 kilometers goes in Big Aral. Further our crossing to settlement Акbasty which has got lost among sand Priaralye, in this settlement, local residents are engaged in fishing and cultivation of camels. The most interesting place in Акbasty, this local cemetery brought by sand which is among barchans. Returning in Каrateren. Overnigh in the guest house.

4 Day. 

Breakfast . Transfer: Karateren village  - Bogen village - Amanotkel village - Kazalinsk (196 km) Departure by train to Almaty.

Please, note that the prices and timetable are subject to change without notice!

Please, attention!

1. In hotel "Aral" in Aralsk there are only two rooms "Suite" in which there is a shower with "Ariston" and a toilet (these rooms often happen are borrowed). In other standard rooms there is no soul, there is a washstand with cold water and a toilet, hot water in rooms is not present. On one of floors of hotel there is a bath in which it is possible to be washed.
2. The toilet in the guest house is in settlement Karateren outside of the house. The soul in the house is not present, there is a bath in which it is possible to be washed by hot water. For a lodging for the night in the guest house to you will suggest to be placed on a floor in the house on mattresses with bed linen in a separate room. The guest house, is the house in which there live also owners of this house.

Tour schedule

1Transfer to train station Almaty II. Departure by train number 303 "Almaty - Ekaterunburg"
2Arrival in Aralsk, at 04.20. Meeting at the train station, transfer to hotel "Aral". City sightseeing
3Transfer: Karateren village - Kokaral dam - Akbasty village (130 km). Enroute we will stop for survey of Кокaral dam
4Transfer: Karateren village - Bogen village - Amanotkel village - Novokazalinsk (196 km) Departure by train to Almaty.
Group (Package cost on Twin/Double basis)
Price per person in USD
2 people 845 $
4 people 535 $
6 people 430 $
8 people 406 $
10 people 370 $



Service include Service does not include

- All land transfers by transport by made in Russia;
- Guide;  
- Accommodation at the hotel and guest house (double standard rooms with breakfast);
- Guide consultations;
- Mineral water. 

- Visa support and visa fees
- Airline tickets,
- Tips,
- Medical insurance,
- Additional excursions not mentioned in the program,
- Personal expenses like overweight luggage,
- Laundry service,
- Telephone/telegraph/fax/e-mail costs,
- Alcoholic drinks,
- Mini-bar and other services at the hotel.


Additional payment for single accommodation - $84 p/p   
Additional payment for a full board - $105 p/p
Additional payment for a half board (dinners) - $60 p/p

Train № 7  "Almaty - Moscow",
Departure at 05.50 from train station Almaty-I, arrival on train station Aralsk at 11. 48 (30 hours per ways)
2-berth compartment - $62 p/p
4-berth compartment - $109 p/p

Cost of tickets for train Kazalinsk - Almaty:
All trains from Kazalinsk to Almaty passing.
Train № 30  "Atyrau - Almaty", departure at 19.32 from train station Kazalinsk
Train № 380  "Uralsk - Almaty", departure at 00.12 from train station Kazalinsk
2-berth compartment - $74 p/p 
4-berth compartment - $115 p/p