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Tour from Tashkent to Uralsk.

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“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving” 

Terry Pratchett. “A Hat Full of Sky”.

The short description of route of tour across Kazakhstan:

Tashkent - Check point “Gysht Kuprik”\«Zhibek Zholy» - pass Kazygurt - town of Shymkent - town of Turkestan - ancient settlement Sauran - settlement Zhanakorgan - settlement Sunakata - ancient settlement Sygnak - settlement Shieli - town of Kyzylorda - settlement Zhalagash - settlement Zhosaly - memorial Korkyt-Ata - town of Baikonur - settlement Kazalinsk - wn of Aralsk - settlement Karabutak - town of Hromtau - town of Aktobe - settlement Kobda - settlement Zhympity - town of Uralsk - settlement Taskala - check point "Taskala".

Distance of route: 2 214 km.
Season: April - September.
Best time for travel: June, July, August, September.
Duration tour: 8 days, 7 nights.

Detailed the program day by day from Turkestan to Aktobe:

Country excursion in Kazakhstan.

1 Day. Tashkent - check point «Gysht Kuprik»\«Zhibek Zholy» - pass Kazygurt - town of Shymkent - town Turkestan (285 km).
Breakfast. Transfer: Tashkent - check point «Gysht Kuprik» (25 km). Passage of formalities of the Uzbek and Kazakhstan customs and boundary service. Meeting on check point «Zhibek Zholy». Registration of insurance policies on vehicles.
Transfer: check point «Zhibek Zholy» - town of Turkestan (260 km). Arrival in Turkestan, transfer to hotel, accommodation, overnight.
2 Day. Turkestan - ancient settlement Sauran - settlement Zhanakorgan - settlement Sunakata - ancient settlement Sygnak - settlement Shieli - town Kyzylorda (312 km).
Breakfast. Visiting historical and architecturally complex of Akhmed Yasavi: gallery of stone status, cultural-historical museum, historical (cultural sanctuary) museum Azaret-Sultan, the Gates (Darvaza) XIX c., Esimkhan mausoleum (XVI c.), Rabii Sultan Begim mausoleum (XV c.), Akhmed Yassavi mausoleum (XII-XIV c.c.), Zhuma mosque (1878), underground mosque Khilovat (XII-XV c.c.), oriental bathhouses (XV-XVI c.c.). Lunch in the local eating house.
Transfer: Turkestan - site of ancient settlement Sauran (51 km). From the left party from highway, behind the railway ancient fortress Sauran (XII - XVI с.с.) In those days Sauran it is known, as strategic and trading city on river Syr-Darya. In XII century Sauran became capital of the White Horde. In XIV century Timur has transformed town into military fortress (diameter 550 - 800 meters) and its location on the Silk way promoted prosperity. The most interesting in this town were - underground channels of water. Visiting of site of ancient settlement Sauran.
Transfer: site of ancient settlement Sauran - village Zhanakorga (68 km), visiting of regional historical museum. In museum there is rich exposition ancient female ornaments, musical instruments, the governmental military awards of times of Soviet Union. Visiting of monument by the victim in Great Domestic war.
Transfer: village Zhanakorgan - site of ancient settlement Sygnak (42 km). In historical books about Sygnak for the first time it is mentioned in X century though under archeologic documents the city has arisen for two centuries earlier. Visit of restored mosque-madrasah (XIII - XVII с.с.), Walk on archeological excavations of site of ancient settlement.
Transfer: site of ancient settlement Sygnak - village Shieli (21 km). Visiting of regional history-study of local museum, survey of exposition Ibray Zhukhaev, well-known rice-grower Kazakhstan, expositions of national musical instruments.
After the ending of excursion in museum and transfer in Kyzylorda (130 km). Arrival in Kyzylorda, transfer in hotel, accommodation. Dinner at eating house of hotel, overnight.
3 Day. Kyzylorda.
The beginning of excursion on town Kyzylorda, visiting of regional history-study of local lore museum of town, museum has been formed in 1939, visiting of railway museum. Visiting of memorial Korkyt-Ata. According to records of scientific wise men of an antiquity, the general for all Turkic people the thinker, the orator, musician Korkyt was born also veins in VII - IX centuries in the country Bayat, in the town of Zhankent.
Visiting of the main area of town «Tagzym», landside area and railway station on which monument Gani Muratbaev - to the public figure and the leader of youth movement of Kazakhstan is located. Visiting of the oldest monument of architecture - mosques «Aitbaya», constructed in 1878 at financial support of merchant Aitbaya Baltabaev. Visiting of the Holly-Kazan orthodox temple opened in 1896. Visiting of monument Syr-Arna and quay of the river Syrdaryi stella in the height of 40 meters representing the Kazakh girl dancing in the national order.
Visiting of monument devoted to Great Domestic war. Visiting of the main area of town, here it is located Kyzylorda the state university, visiting of monument - to three writers Kyzylorda of area Zeinulla Shakurov, Kalrai Mukhamedzhanov and Abdilda Tazhibaev, located near to the educational case Kyzykorda state university, made of concrete. Sightseeing tour on town. Returning in hotel, dinner in eating house. Overnight.
4 Day. Kyzylorda - settlement Zhalagash - settlement Zhosaly - memorial Korkyt-Ata - town of Baikonur - settlement Kazalinsk - town of Aralsk (450 km).
Breakfast. Transfer: Kyzylorda - memorial complex Korkyt-Ata (168 km). It is the architectural complex, devoted to the Kazakh thinker, the philosopher, the storyteller (VII - X с.с.) to the founder of Kazakh music Korkyt-Ata. Excursion in museum and memorial complex Korkyt-Ata. The further transfer in Aralsk (282 km). Arrival in Aralsk, transfer to hotel, accommodation, overnight.
5 Day. Aralsk - bridge through the river Irgiz - settlement Karabutak - settlement Bogetsaш - town of Hromtau - settlement Akzhar - town of Aktobe (607 km).
Breakfast. This day will be remembered for participants of round by that on this huge distance between the Aral m the town of Aktobe we see only four settlements, greatest of which will be the town of Hromtau. Arrival in Aktobe, transfer to hotel, accommodation, overnight.
6 Day. Aktobe. 
Excursion on Aktobe: visiting of geological museum (the stone fund from 40 thousand samples of the ground of the Western Kazakhstan here is stored and studied, the natural minerals presented by samples and surprising stone creations of the nature of our region), visit to historical museum, town central area, the main mosque of the town of Nur-Gasyr, mosque Nurdaulet, visiting Saint Mikhailovskiy orthodox church, historical museum, town park of name of Nursultan Nazarbaev, avenue of heroes and memorial Eternal fire of Great Domestic war, memorial complex Aliy Moldagulova, walk on parkway of name Abay. Sightseeing tour on town. Returning in hotel, dinner in eating house. Overnight.
7 Day. Aktobe - settlement Taldysai - settlement Kobda - settlement Zhympity - town of Uralsk (470 km).
Breakfast. On this site of way we see only two greater settlements. Arrival in Uralsk, transfer to hotel, accommodation, overnight.
8 Day. Uralsk - settlement Taskala - check point "Taskala"\«Ozinki» (115 km).
Breakfast. Transfer: Urallsk - check point "Taskala" (115 km). Arrival on check point "Taskala", passage of formalities of boundary and customs service on the Kazakhstan part of border. Transfer on check point «Ozinki». Passage of formalities of boundary and customs service on the Russian part of border. The further transfer to Saratov.

Note:
Authority program is Alexander Petrov. Copying and introduction -  from the sanction of the author  petrovsra@mail.ru

Alexander Petrov
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