Tour’s name: Turkmenistan’s miracle
Duration: 9 days
Day 1: Ashgabat
Upon arrival to Ashgabat international airport you will get acquainted with our residents. You will transfer to the capital. Ashgabat is famous all over the world for its marble architecture of the period of independence. The day is dedicated to a highlight tour of the capital. You will start from the parks and squares of the capital, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque that one of the most beautiful mosques in Ashgabat, built in the Turkish style, the archeological site “Nisa” where the Palace and temple buildings were concentrated. There was also a Treasury, a huge wine storage and warehouses with numerous stocks. The fortress walls were 8-9 meters thick at the base and were reinforced with 43 rectangular towers. After that you will head to amazing Turkmenbashy spiritual mosque in Kipchak. You will drive back to Ashgabat. Night you will spend in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat – Kov Ata – Nokhur – Ashgabat
In the morning you will start driving to fabulous Kow-Ata underground lake. the underground lake Kov-ATA, which is also called the Baharden lake, is distinguished by its healing properties. This lake is located in a rock at a depth of about 60 meters in a karst cave and is one of the best attractions in the country. The lake is fed by underground water. In addition to hydrogen sulfide, its water contains iodine, bromine, magnesium, iron, sodium; only about 38 elements of the periodic table according to beliefs, the healing properties of the lake were discovered by the rebellious Parthian slaves who came here to heal their wounds. After you will visit Nokhur village that -Paradise is located at an altitude of 1000-1100 meters above sea level in the valley between the mountains Uchkui and Monoman. In the West of the Kopetdag range, there is an extraordinary region in its beauty and culture, inhabited by the Turkmens of the Nokhur mountain tribe, who have preserved their unique culture, traditional crafts and unique architecture through the centuries. You will transfer back to Ashgabat. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Ashgabat – Mary –Merv – Mary
This day you will departure to fascinating Mary. According the route you will explore Seyitjemaleddin Mosque the originality of the mosque is in its decorative decoration. The facade of the mosque is engraved with an inscription stating that the building was erected during the reign of Abu l-Qasim Babur, Timurid Prince, Nedir sha fortress and Abiverd historical place which in the middle ages had a significant reputation as an ancient city of the Sassanid era, located on the territory of modern Turkmenistan. You will arrive in Mary. Then you will transfer to Merv which was included in the UNESCO world heritage list as the best preserved ancient center of the Great Silk Road, visit Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Mohammed bin Said Mausoleum, medieval castles – “Kesk” – Gyz Kala, Small Kala- fortresses (6-7 centuries) and others. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 4: Mary – Turkmenabad – Koytendag
This day is devoted to wonderful Repetek biospheric reserve. The Repetek biosphere reserve is almost located in the center of the Eastern Karakum desert. The main landscape of the reserve is a sandy plain with large ridges and valley depressions among them.Repetek is one of the rare places where you can see a fairly diverse plant world among this ocean of sand. You are going to observe museum and territory of the reserve. Afterwards you will transfer to Turkmenabat. And continue your travelling to Koytendag. On the way you will explore Kaynar Baba Lake. Kainar Baba is a sacred boiling spring. There is a hydrogen sulfide spring, as well as a small lake where people want to relax after a long walk through the desert. Overnight.
Day 5: Koytendag
After breakfast you will transfer along the Koytendag mountain gorge. The name koitendag range or "Kugitangtau" means "impassable mountains" or mountains of canyons. Since 1986, the Koitendag nature reserve has been operating in these mountains for more than thirty years. The reserve was created to preserve the local population of marhur's screw-horned goat. This is a rare species listed In the red books of Turkmenistan. In the fabulous Mountains are located the highest mountains in Turkmenistan, the deepest lake, the longest caves and the most majestic natural waterfalls in the country. In course of the tour you will explore “Forty Girls” Gorge, “Plateau of Dinosaurs”. You will also discover UmbarDere waterfall 27-meter fed by the waters of melting snow in the Kugitang Mountains. Overnight.
Day 6: Koytendag – Turkmenabad – Ashgabat
Early in the morning after breakfast you will return to Turkmenabad. En route you will explore Astana Baba mausoleum. The mausoleum "Astana-Baba" is considered a monument of the XI –XII century, and today it is an active place of pilgrimage for Muslims. The mausoleum is part of a memorial ensemble consisting of a mosque and a tomb. After that you will transfer to Turkmenabad airport fly to Ashgabat. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 7: Ashgabat – Dashoguz – Kunya Urgench – Darvaza
This day you will start early in the morning with transferring to airport for a domestic flight to Dashoguz at 00:00-00:00 am. In course of the tour you will visit monuments of Kone-Urgench, ancient city and former capital of medieval Khorezm. There are such sights as: the mausoleums of Najm al-Din al-Kubra KhanumTyurabek, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia KutlykTimur in Historical Park. Then you will transfer to outstanding natural highlight Darvaza – Gas Crater, sinkhole on the territory of a massive natural gas field in the Zaunguz Karakum desert. Locals and travelers call it "the Door to hell", or "the Gates of hell". Night will be at the tent.
Day 8: Darvaza – Ashgabat
Today you will transfer to Ashgabat. En route you will stop on one of the villages Bahardok or Erbentto observe the way of life of Turkmen people. Ashgabat is the main city of Turkmenistan. The picturesque capital is located in the foothills of Kopetdag. In course of the tour you will visit the mesmerizing attractions: Ertogrul Gazy Mosque the largest mosque in Ashgabat, built in 1993-1998 in the Turkish style with four minarets, amazing sights of Akhalteke horses, park of “Ylham” (Inspiration), “Altyn Asyr” trade market and “Gulustan” market (so called Russian bazaar).
Day 9: Flight
In the morning transfer to Ashgabat International airport.
01-02 pax – Sedan
04-08 pax – Minibus 14 seats
10 pax – Bus (20 seats)
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 285 $
04 pax – 1 080 $
06 pax – 905 $
08 pax – 815 $
10 pax – 765 $
Single – 155 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 50 $
Half board – 85 $
Full board – 165 $
Ashgabat – “Menzil” Hotel 3*
Mary – “Merv” Hotel 3*
Koytendag –camp or hostel
Darwaza – Tents with dinner
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Domestic flights:
Turkmenabad – Ashgabat
Ashgabat – Dashoguz
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12$)
- Fee for using cameras on monuments
Note: Each Traveler should have 2 photos (5×6) to be presented at the points of entry.