Fixed Travel Dates
When you sail a ship on the Sea, the further you get from the shore, the more you come back to the age of the creation of the World. The average age of water in the open ocean is estimated to be about 300 million years. So the same water that you can pass by and even touch existed in the time of the dinosaurs. But is it possible for man to destroy an entire sea that nature has been creating for tens of millions of years? First to deprive it of its rivers, then to pollute it and shrink it and turn it into a vast, eerie, poisonous desert? Aral Sea, the fourth largest inland water body in the world a few decades ago. Where waves once raged and ships sailed, is now salt desert. It is the question of time and we say a final farewell to the Aral Sea. Only a few artificial lakes and a part in the north, which belongs to Kazakhstan, have been saved. Together with the agony of the sea, Uzbekistan is becoming one of the biggest cotton exporters in the world. The goal has been achieved. But what is the use of this cotton, because the locals will soon realize what a huge chaos they have gotten into. We will take you to Moynaq, once a fishing village and ship port of the Aral Sea. There we will visit the ship graveyard and meet former fishermen.
Day 1: Day of Arrival
Day 2: Tashkent – where Modern and Old meet
Day 3: Aral Sea – the drying wonder of Central Asia!
Day 4: Aral Sea – the drying wonder of Central Asia!
Day 5: Khiva – Museum under open air
Day 6: Khiva – Museum under open air
Day 7: Through the Red Wonder
Day 8: Bukhara – Pearl of the Orient
Day 9: Bukhara – Pearl of the Orient
Day 10: Shakhrisabz – the Hometown of Amir Temur
Day 11: Samarkand – on the Trail of Temur’s Treasure
Day 12: Samarkand – on the Trail of Temur’s Treasure
Day 13: Early Morning Transfer to the Airport and Departure