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

Kazakh-Kirghiz Flower Watching tour

Kyrgyzstan is a huge godsend for any amateur botanic who will find out rare and endemic plants here.

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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 Amazing Tajikistan

Meeting with Tajik guide and driver at international airport in Dushanbe from the flight ‘Almaty – Dushanbe’ by noon time.

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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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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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Home Stay in Nuratau Mountain village

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights Route:  Samarkand – Nuratau Mountains – Bukhara 1 Day Samarkand – Nuratau Mountain Village  (220 km = 4 hours) A.M. 08:00 Meet with driver at hotel lobby and drive to Nuratau Mountains area. Nurata is located a hundred kilometers from Jizzakh. The Nurata Mountains are one of these unique natural […]

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