Tour's name: Colorful Land
The tour route: Ashgabat- Kow-Ata- Nokhur-Darwaza-Ashgabat-Merv- Mary-Nissa
Day 1: Ashgabat
Today you will be welcomed by your guide at the Ashgabat International Airport. Today you will discover fascinating attractions of Ashgabat. The unique capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, is today a modern city with amazing white marble buildings and historical sights. Ashgabat was organized in 1881 and is located at the foot of Kopetdag hill. Ashgabat itself means the city of love, it is so loved by the locals. This day you will a highlight tour where you will visit Lenin's square, Park of Independence (looking like a white-marble "Eiffel Tower" standing in a beautiful park), Arch of Neutrality. Then you will explore Museum of Ethnography and Museum of Fine Arts. Night will be at the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow-Ata
After breakfast you will hit the road to Kow-Ata. It is situated 107 km. from Ashgabat. The healing lake is located in the baharden cave, which has existed for about 2000 years. Kow-Ata is a creation of nature that attracts attention with its unique properties and 38 elements that are part of the water. The lake has a Length of 72 meters, a width of 30, and an area of 1000 m2. and the water temperature all year round is from +33 to +38 °C. Translated from Turkmen as "Father of caves". (you should swim in a lake).
Day 3: Kow-Ata - Nokhur
This day you will head on drive to Nokhur. This amazing place is located at an altitude of 1000-1100 meters above sea level. This place is extremely beautiful and has an attraction for tourists, and attracts with its architecture and design of houses. The people who inhabit this area have their own ancient traditions and customs. And the name of the place itself is supposed to have originated from the biblical name Noah, who moored his ark in this place and therefore there is such an abundance of flora and fauna.
Day 4: Nokhur - Darwaza
You are going to departure today to mysterious Darwaza. This attraction is a gas crater, it is called by locals as "the Door to hell", or "the Gates of hell". It is located 90 km from the village of Yerbent in the Dashoguz velayat. The crater has a diameter of approximately 60 meters and a depth of about 20 meters. This one of the best place to relax. your opportunity is very great, you will be able to observe the crater in the day and night and feel the incredible scenes of a fantastic movie, a special feeling of warm air gives this place a mystical charm. You will spend the night at the tent and enjoy the nature.
Day 5: Darwaza - Ashgabat - Merv - Mary
Today you will return to amazing Ashgabat. After you will deport to to the east of Turkmenistan to visit fortress Abiverd with continuing to Ancient Merv. Abiverd was one of the most significant cities in Northern Khorasan and was mentioned many times in written sources, especially since the Arab conquest. This is a significant settlement between Ashgabat and Mary. In course of the tour you will discover the ruins of the 15th century Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque. The mosque was built in 1456 with the support of one Mohammed Khudaiot. The city of Merv is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia and around the world. It occupies one of the largest archaeological sites in Central Asia. Here are the ruins of five different settlements. After arrival you will discover: Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. After you will direct to Mary. Night will be spent in hotel.
Day 6: Mary - Ashgabat - Nissa - Horse farm - Ashgabat
Today you are going to the airport to have a morning flight to Ashgabat. After you will transfer to Nissa fortress - the ancient city, whose ruins are located near the village of Bagir, 18 km West of Ashgabat, was included in UNESCO in 2007 and is divided into 2 old Nisa and new Nisa. Then you will move to Gokdepe region where you will have a great chance to discover horse farm. You will observe in your tour the brilliant of Turkmen people - Akhal-Teke horses. You will observe short show that will be shown by riders. After you will transfer back to Ashgabat. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 7: Flight
In the morning is transfer to airport.