Tour’s name: Best of Turkmenistan
Duration: 8 days
Day 1: Ashgabat
After being welcomed at the Ashgabat International Airport by local guide, you will strat your adventure with visiting the parks and squares of the capital, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, the archeological site “Nisa” During the excavations of the Old Nisa, many values of the ancient civilization were found. The fortress walls of the Old Nisa are made of raw brick, which was the traditional building material of Central Asia. In its two thousand years, the city has seen a lot. After you will explore Turkmenbashy spiritual mosque in Kipchak. After you will drive to Ashgabat. Night will be spent in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat – Merv – Ashgabat
In the morning you will transfer to Mary city. According the route you will make a stop at Annau, the ruins of the 15th century Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque, Abiward or Abi-ward, This is one of the most influential cities in Northern Khorsan, repeatedly mentioned in written sources as "... a city with fertile land and rich harvests, famous for a magnificent Bazaar and mosque". You will continue your tour with directing to Mary city. In course of the tour you will visit an Ancient Merv (UNESCO World Heritage Site). These are Ruins that are a monument of the world heritage of all mankind. In the era of the Margian civilization, the Merv oasis was already inhabited. This suggests that it existed for another 3-2 thousand years BC. In our era, the city became one of the main centers of Parthia. At that time, its area was 60 square km. The splendid XII c. mausoleums of Sultan Sanjar and Muhammed ibn-Zeyd, demonstrating exquisite Seljuk period brickwork and architectural décor. Then you will transfer to domestic airport transfer to Ashgabat.
Day 3: Ashgabat – Turkmenbashi
In the early morning after breakfast you will transfer to Turkmenbashi. On the way you will explore wonderful lake Kow-Ata. The name of the lake translates as "father of caves". The popularity of this place is associated not so much with the beauty of underground nature, but with the healing properties of the water.The healing water of the Kov-ATA lake includes 38 elements. It is proved that bathing in this water improves blood circulation, helps in the fight against diseases. Then you will departure to Turkmenbashy. En route you will look round tourist zone Awaza. You will have a chance to relax on the shore of the Caspian Sea. Then you will return to Turkmenbashi (30 min) pending a night in a hotel.
Day 4: Turkmenbashi – Yangykala – Ashgabat
The destination of the day is Yangykala. Yangykala("fire fortresses") is one of the most picturesque places in Turkmenistan. sheer cliffs of white, yellow, ochre, purple and red, curiously carved by the winds and rains, look very much like stone castles from some fantasy. Especially beautiful canyons at sunset, when everything around is painted in a fiery red color. In course of the tour you will explore Yangikala canyon, Gozli Ata pilgrimage place. In the end of the tour you will return to Turkmenbashi local airport, flight to Ashgabat. Night will be spent in a hotel.
Day 5: Ashgabat – Darwaza – Kunya Urgench – Dashoguz
This day you will departure to the north of Ashgabat. According the route touryou will explore the village Erbent where you will have a chance to observe life of the Turkmen people. On the way you will visit fabulous site the fiery crater in the town Darwaza. Darvaza is one of the most interesting and mysterious sights of Turkmenistan. The unique crater has been burning for more than forty years among the Sands of the Karakum desert. In the second part of the tour you will drive to Kunya Urgench, there you will discover an architectural monuments of Old Urgench, Khorezm capital X-XII centuries. During the tour, visit the Mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, TyurabekKhanum, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia KutlygTimur. You will complete the journey with driving to Dashoguz. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Dashoguz – Ashgabat
Today you start your tour early morning with driving to Dashoguz domestic airport, flight to Ashgabat. Upon arrival you will visit Oriental Bazaar "Altyn Asyr", here you can find everything you need - magnificent Turkmen carpets, national costumes and headdresses, handicrafts, fabrics, textiles, jewelry, fruits and vegetables, marble and stone products - figurines and statuettes of famous Turkmen horses. You will drive then to the local horse farm, where you will observe the mesmerizing beauty of the Akhal-Teke horses. Output of horses of different colors, horse food on the horse inside the farm. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Ashgabat
In the morning you will explore the best highlights of the capital. Ashgabat is the capital and at the same time the largest city of Turkmenistan. The city is also a major administrative, political, industrial, scientific and cultural center of the state. Toda you will visit following sites: the Ark of Neutrality is one of the architectural symbols of modern Turkmenistan, Independence Park, monument of Akhalteke horses, the memorial dedicated to the earthquake, the National Museum, independence period parks and monuments. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 8: Flight
In the morning transfer to the Ashgabat International Airport
01-02 pax – Sedan
04-08 pax – Minibus 14 seats
10 pax – Bus (20 seats)
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 215 $
04 pax – 1 070 $
06 pax – 915 $
08 pax – 835 $
10 pax – 785 $
Single – 145 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 50 $
Half board – 75 $
Full board – 145 $
Ashgabat – “Menzil” Hotel 3*
Turkmenbashi – “Sport” Hotel 3*
Dashoguz – “Shavat” Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Domestic flights:
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.