Turkmenistan travel 8
Turkmenistan travel 8
Duration: 9 days
Day 1: Ashgabat
In course of the Turkmenistan travel 8 tour you will be met and transferred to the capital of Turkmenistan. Here you will have a guided city tour to explore major sights of the city like the parks and squares of the capital, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, the archeological site "Nisa". This archeological site is known as the ancient sight made of mud brick and nowadays you can witness the ruins of fortifications and palaces, temples, ceremony hall, treasury building. It is also known as the remains of Parthian civilization that is made in mix of the traditional art and culture with Hellenistic and Roman elements. After it you will head on to Turkmenbashi spiritual mosque in Gypjak. After it drive back to Ashgabat for the night in a hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Kov Ata - Nokhur - Ashgabat
In course of the Turkmenistan travel 8 tour you will drive to Kow-Ata. It is interesting underground lake the name of which can be translated as the Father of caves. Upon arrival the insides of the cave you will see the view that resembles a magnificent auditorium and the length of which is 230 m, its height is 20 m, and its width is at some points 57 m. The bottom of the cave is covered with lumps of dissolved limestone (stalagmites). Moreover you will be surprised that the temperature of the water is always 33-37°C due to which you can swim in the emerald water. After it you will be transferred to the gloomy valley to the tour in small village. You will find it in the Kopet Dag Range where you will see the houses that are made of cement with mud. The Nohkur people who populate this remote mountain village are quite different to other Turkmen tribes. After exploring this site you will head back to Ashgabat. Night will be in a hotel.
Day 3: Ashgabat - Mary -Merv - Mary
In the morning you will drive to Mary. On the way to it you will see such sights as the Seyitjemaleddin Mosque, Nedir sha fortress and Abiverd historical place. Upon arrival to Mary you will explore the ancient city tours to which are very interesting due to the large amount of sights that you can witness there like Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Mohammed bin Said Mausoleum, medieval castles - "Kesk" - Gyz Kala, Small Kala- fortresses (6-7 centuries) and others. Night will be in a hotel.
Day 4: Mary - Turkmenabad - Koytendag
Today you will have a travel to the Repetek biospheric reserve where you will be able to see the round museum and territory of the reserve. After it you will head on to the Turkmenabat to see the famous Koytendag. On the way to it you will have visit Kaynar Baba lake. Overnight.
Day 5: Koytendag
In the morning you will drive through the Koytendag mountain gorge that is known due to the the highest mountains in Turkmenistan, the deepest lake, the longest caves and the most majestic natural waterfalls in the country. Koytendag Nature Reserve is the huge geological research center where you will be able to see the rocky plateau with numerous of dinosaur footprints. Here you will explore "Forty Girls" Gorge, "Plateau of Dinosaurs" as well as UmbarDere waterfall. Overnight.
Day 6: Koytendag - Turkmenabad - Ashgabat
Early after breakfast we will drive back to Turkmenabad. On the way we will visit Astana Baba mausoleum. Then drive to Turkmenabad airport fly to Ashgabat. Night will be in a hotel.
Day 7: Ashgabat - Dashoguz - Kunya Urgench - Darvaza
In the morning you will have a local flight to Dashoguz at 00:00-00:00 am. Upon arrival you will continue your tor to explore the most interesting sights of Turkmenistan. Here you will visit the architectural monuments of Kone-Urgench that used to be capital of Khorezm in X- XII centuries, the mausoleums of Najm al-Din al-Kubra KhanumTyurabek, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia KutlykTimur. Later on you will travel to the place the tours to which are very popular the famous Darvaza - Gas Crater. You will be mesmerized by the scene of the huge flaming crater that can be found at 270 km to the north of Ashgabat. Overnight is in the tent.
Day 8: Darwaza - Ashgabat
Today you will be transferred to one of the villages Bahardok or Erbentto where you will have an opportunity to see the traditional life of local people. After it you will head back to the capital of Turkmenistan. Ashgabat is young city but already known as the"white marbled city" the Guinness Book of Records in 2013. By visiting this city yiu will enjoy the view of many mrble buildings as wellas the prominent sights as Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, beautiful monument 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.
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.