Tour’s name: Enigmatic diamond
Duration: 8 days
Day 1: Ashgabat
Welcome to Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan! Today you will introduce with your guide at the Ashgabat International Airport. You are going to explore the best highlights of the city. The most important city of Turkmenistan. The magnificent capital is located in the foothills of Kopetdag, 25 km North of the border with Iran. Just over 900,000 people live in Ashgabat, which is 13.4% of the country's population. Like many Central Asian cities, Ashgabat emerged from a small settlement of the Turkish-speaking Teke tribe. The inhabitants settled at the junction of the famous caravan routes in the middle of the third century BC and began to call their settlement "Eshg-Abad", which means "equipped with lovers". During the tour you will observe the best attractions including exploring of Lenin’s square, Park of Independence (looking like a white-marble “Eiffel Tower” standing in a beautiful park), Arch of Neutrality. You will also discover Museum of Ethnography and Museum of Fine Arts. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat – Kow-Ata
After breakfast you will discover wonderful Kow-Ata underground lake. The lake is located not far from Ashgabat in the well-known Bakharden cave. The underground lake is translated as "father of caves". This lake is not so much beautiful as it has unique healing properties. The water temperature is unchanged 34-37 degrees, and has a greenish tinged. The healing water of the lake contains 38 elements such as: iodine, magnesium, iron, bromine, potassium, sodium, sulfate and others. Locals come to the lake to cure diseases; the lake accelerates blood circulation, treats the kidneys, skin, and much more.
Day 3: Kow-Ata – Nokhur
You are going to explore today amazing village Nokhur. A small village located in the mountains of Turkmenistan, at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level. The way to this "Paradise" is long and difficult – ascents, descents, mountain serpentine. This beautiful place is closed on 4 sides by mountains. Living on hillsides among beautiful almond and pomegranate orchards, the tribe has preserved unique national crafts and architecture along with native Indian characteristics and lifestyle. Some people associate the name of the village with the Persian legend of the winged maidens of Peri, as "no" and "Hur" are translated as "nine Peri".
Day 4: Nokhur – Darwaza – Dashoguz
This day you will start your journey with driving to Gas crater Darwaza. This magical gas crater has been burning for more than forty years among the Sands of the Karakum desert, causing genuine interest among travelers. The place has the mysterious name "Gate to hell" b from the ground Kaak in science fiction movies erupt flames. During the tour you will have a chance to observe fabulous picture of amazing site. You will enjoy heat, listen to the sound of wind and just take a rest. Then you will transfer to Dashoguz. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 5: Dashoguz – Kunya Urgench – Ashgabat
This day is dedicated to exploring Kunya Urgench, visit an architectural monuments of Old Urgench, Khorezm capital X-XII centuries. In course of the tour you will discover the Mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, TyurabekKhanum, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia KutlygTimur. After that you will transfer to Dashoguz local airport, flight to Ashgabat. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Ashgabat – Merv – Mary
You are going to departure to the east of Turkmenistan/ In course of the tour you will explore fortress Abiverd and then you will discover Ancient Merv. the largest city in North Khorasan, repeatedly referred to in handwritten materials as"... a city with fertile land and rich crops, famous for its magnificent Bazaar and mosque." At that time, Abiverd was an impregnable fortress. In course of the tour you will also explore the ruins of the Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque that was built in 15 century. The main portal arch was decorated with figures of mythical dragons. The origin of Merv is shrouded in mystery, one thing is certain - the first written mention of it appears in the Avestan Chronicles around the VIII-VI centuries BC. When you will explore: Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. After that you will transfer to Mary. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Mary – Ashgabat – Nissa – Horse farm – Ashgabat
You are going to drive today to the airport to have a morning flight to Ashgabat. Further you will transfer to Nissa fortress – it is one of the largest state entities in the ancient world. In Nisa were concentrated palace and temple buildings, located treasury, a huge storage of wine and warehouses with numerous supplies and provisions. After you will explore horse farm that located in Gokdepe region. There you will discover amazing horses – Akhal-Teke horses, this is the best pearl of Turkmenistan. You will observe short show by riders. After that you will drive back to Ashgabat. Night will be spend in the hotel.
Day 8: Flight
In the morning is transfer to airport.