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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Aral Sea Tour

Protective hiking boots or sport shoes and long trousers are recommended along with cap or hat. Sunscreen could be helpful as well. Warm jacket is needed in spring and autumn seasons.

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Melodies of the East in Uzbekistan

Do not miss the Greatest Central Asian music festival of this summer! « Sharq Taronalari » – « Melodies of the East » festival takes place every 2 years in the splendid city of Samarkand.

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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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Pearls of Tajikistan

Visit architectural and cultural monument “Hulbuk” (2700years), Mausoleum of philosopher Mir Sayid Ali Hamadoni (XVIII century and sightseeing of Kulyab.

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Highlights of Uzbekistan

Itinerary: Tashkent–Urgench-Khiva–Bukhara (Gijduvan)–Samarkand–Tashkent. Duration: 10 days/9 nights. Departure to Tashkent via Istanbul by TK.

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