Aral Sea

The Aral Sea is one of less than 20 ancient lakes in the world, and is estimated to be more than 5 million years old.

To many, the Aral Sea has become synonymous with environmental catastrophe. In the Soviet Union era massive amounts of water were diverted for irrigation of cotton and the lake began to shrink dramatically. At the same time, pesticides were being applied to fields in the watershed by airplane. The Aral Sea was the fourth largest lake in the world; it has now lost 90% of its source waters and two thirds of its surface area. Salinity has increased fourfold.

Changes in the lake have caused local climates to change and desertification has increased, along with rates of respiratory diseases and cancers from salt and toxic-laden dusts

Dashoguz – Farap trip (Turkmenistan)

Program duration: 10 days \9 nights. Mausoleum of Fakhr At-Din – built in 12-13 centuries, it is small, almoust square erection crowned with the 12 sided marquee.

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Navruz in Uzbekistan

Arrival in Tashkent midnight. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to hotel for early check in.

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Impressive Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west.

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Highlights of Uzbekistan

Hast-Imam (Khazrati Imam) is a religious center of Tashkent. It includes the Barak-Khana madrasah, built in the XVI century

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Uzbekistan Tour with Yurt Stay

Amu Darya river – one of two biggest rivers of Central Asia can be observed from the road when it is 80 km to Urgench. The big dam dividing the river into 5 canals.

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Tour in KZ-KG (7 days)

Issyk-Kul Lake – pearl of Kyrgyzstan. It is called Issyk-Kul because it never freezes (Issyk-Kul means Hot-Lake).

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