Tour’s name: Precious Artifacts of Turkmenistan.
Duration: 6 days
Day 1: Ashgabat
Your journey starts right now! Today you will meet the loсal guide at the Ashgabat International Airport. You are going to visit the best sights of Ashgabat. Today, the capital of Turkmenistan impresses with the whiteness of its new-fangled buildings. Ashgabat is included in the Guinness Book of records as the city with the largest number of buildings in the world decorated with white marble. The city organically combines centuries-old Eastern traditions and the latest technologies, grandiose monumental monuments and green squares. Travelers go to Ashgabat to see the color of the Eastern bazaars. Today you will explore following highlights: Lenin’s square, Park of Independence (looking like a white-marble “Eiffel Tower” standing in a beautiful park), Arch of Neutrality. Today you will also discover Museum of Ethnography and Museum of Fine Arts. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat – Kow-Ata
This day you will explore Kow-Ata underground lake which is located 107 km from Ashgabat. Kow-Ata is a beautiful underground lake that can be considered the 8th wonder of the world. The lake is located in the Baharden cave and has healing properties, contains 38 elements in the water. People from different parts of the country, as well as from all over the world, come here, not only to heal, but also to enjoy the beauty of the magnificent other. For thousands of years, the lake has reached an incredible size, it is considered the largest underground lake on earth.
Day 3: Kow-Ata – Nokhur
After breakfast you are going to direct to amazing place- Nokhur. Nokhur is located in the West of the Kopetdag range. This place is very unusual and has an extraordinary beauty. The unique traditions and culture passed down through the centuries give this area its own charm. This area is inhabited by the Nokhur mountain Turkmen tribe. They have their own traditional crafts and unique architecture. According to legend, the name Nokhur comes from the name of the biblical prophet Noah, whose ark landed on mount Manoman after a forty-day voyage, which is why the words "Noh" or" Nuh "are translated as "blow". In Nokhur, it is sincerely believed, as in the legend, that in time immemorial, Noah released all the animals and birds in these mountains and planted all the seeds that were stored in the Ark.
Day 4: Nokhur – Darwaza
This day you are going to transfer amazing site to Darwaza gas deposit, which is located in the Zaunguz Karakum desert. This place in society is called the "entrance to the “underworld” or “Gate of Hell”. This is the most mysterious attraction in Turkmenistan. You will have a chance to observe this perfect highlight. During the tour you will observe the amazing picture of the crater at daylight and at night. In the dark, this attraction is transformed as images from the film. You will enjoy spending time here. Night you will spend in the tent under the starry sky.
Day 5: Darwaza – Ashgabat – Nisa – Horse farm – Ashgabat
Today you will transfer back to Ashgabat. Today your destination will be Nissa fortress – the Sanctuary of Parthian Kings. In 2007, Nissa was added to the UNESCO world heritage list. It consists of two fortified settlements: the Royal fortress on a hill called Old Nisa and the Parthian city in the valley-New Nisa. You will also explore in your tour wonderful place horse farm, where are Akhal-Teke horses. This is the treasure of Turkmen people. This horse is considered one of the most ancient and beautiful horse in the world. During the tour you can taste Traditional Tea party, observe short Akhal-Teke horse show program and the racks of horses. After that you will drive back to Ashgabat. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 6: Flight
In the morning is transfer to airport.