Tours in Turkmenistan: Tour 8

Tours in Turkmenistan: Tour 8, Tours in Turkmenistan

Tours in Turkmenistan: Tour 8
9 days

Day 1: Ashgabat
Welcome to Turkmenistan. On arrival to Ashgabat international airport, the guide will meet you. Today you will have a city tour and visit parks and squares of the capital, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, the archeological site "Nisa" (it is remnants that have mud brick of battlements and palaces, temples, ceremony hall, treasury building). It concealments the traces of Parthian civilization, what joined the traditional art and culture with Hellenistic and Roman elements. Then we will visit Turkmenbashy spiritual mosque in Kipchak. We will arrive to Ashgabat and spend night in a hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Ashgabat
We will visit Kow Ata underground lake. The Turkmen name Kow Ata means Father of caves. This underground area looks like a magnificent auditorium. The overall length of the cave is 230 m, its height reaches 20 m, and its width is at some points 57 m. The bottom of the cave is enclosed with lumps of softened limestone (stalagmites), and its warm and pouring water is clear and emerald color. The water temperature is 33-37°C. The village fills a small depression valley in the mountains of the Kopet Dag Range, and the houses have been built by local rocks, cemented with mud. The Nohkur people who populate this remote mountain village are different from other Turkmen tribes. In the end of day, we will return to Ashgabat. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Ashgabat - Mary -Merv - Mary
On this day of a tour we will travel to Mary. On the way travelers will have an opportunity to see Seyitjemaleddin Mosque, Nedir sha fortress and Abiverd historical place. We will arrive to Mary. Then drive to Merv to visit Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Mohammed bin Said Mausoleum, medieval castles - "Kesk" - Gyz Kala, Small Kala fortresses (6-7 centuries) and other places of wonder. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Mary - Turkmenabad - Koytendag
Today we will visit Repetek biospheric reserve. We will walk along museum and territory of the reserve and travel to Turkmenabat. Lunch, then Koytendag. Visit Kaynar Baba lake. Rest.

Day 5: Koytendag
The tour will start by driving along the Koytendag mountain gorge. Koytendag is the residence of the highest mountains in Turkmenistan. It is the deepest lake, the longest caves and the grandest natural waterfalls in the country. Koytendag Nature Reserve is the big geological research center, where you can see hundreds of dinosaur footprints. Admire "Forty Girls" Gorge, "Plateau of Dinosaurs" and visit Umbar Dere waterfall. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 6: Koytendag - Turkmenabad - Ashgabat
The tour will start by driving back to Turkmenabad. We will visit Astana Baba mausoleum and drive to Turkmenabad airport fly to Ashgabat. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Ashgabat - Dashoguz - Kunya Urgench - Darwaza
In the morning is a local flight to Dashoguz at 00:00-00:00 am. Visit the architectural monuments of Kone Urgench, capital of Khorezm in X- XII centuries. Historical Park embraces the mausoleums of Najm al Din al Kubra Khanum Tyurabek, Il Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia Kutlyk Timur. In the afternoon we will drive to Darwaza - Gas Crater, located 270 km to the north of Ashgabat. Overnight is in a tent.

Day 8: Darwaza - Ashgabat
We will travel to Ashgabat and on the route visit Bahardok or Erbentto. Being there we will have a chance to perceive the rural life of Turkmen people. Ashgabat is the capital and largest city of Turkmenistan. In 2013 the Guinness Book of Records named Ashgabat "white marbled city". You will have an opportunity to see the biggest number of structures in the world made out of the white marble. Visit Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, monument of Akhalteke horses, park of "Ylham" (Inspiration), "Altyn Asyr" trade market and "Gulustan" market (Russian bazaar). Transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 9: Flight
In the morning transfer to Ashgabat International airport.

02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minibus
10 pax - Bus

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 $

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
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:
- Visa
- 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.