Tour's name: Sacred treasures
The tour route: Ashgabat- Darwaza- Kow-Ata-Turkmenbashi-Yaginkala-Avaza
Day 1: Ashgabat
Today you will get acquainted with the local guide at the Ashgabat International Airport. You will visit the Horse-farm, where you will contemplate the unique animals and treasure of the Turkmenistan - Akhal-Teke horses. These horses are surprisingly hardy; these animals tolerate heat well and are adapted to dry climates. You will have traditional tea break, and see incredible short Akhal-Teke horse show program and can see the racks of horses. According the route tour you will drive to Ashgabat. After arrival you will have an evening city tour, where you will feast your eyes upon remarkable landmarks. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Darwaza
This day you will start with discovering "Seyitjemaleddin" Mosque, the ruins of 15 century. After you will transfer back to Ashgabat city. At 15:00 you will hit the road to the North of Turkmenistan, village "Bahardok", there you will have a unique opportunity to immerse into rural life of Turkmen inhabitants. You will continue with driving to Darwaza that is one of the most memorable sights of Turkmenistan. it has a diameter of 60 meters and a depth of 20 meters. You can enjoy the spectacular views of the gas crater. Night will be at the tent.
Day 3: Darwaza - Ashgabat
This day is dedicated to exploring the sights of Ashgabat. You will visit "Old Nisa"- Nisa is one of the most significant sights of the country, the former capital of the Parthians. It was included in the UNESCO protection. You will also discover "Gypjak" Mosque and Mausoleumof the late President of Turkmenistan. After you will visit the State Museum of History, where you will have a chance to contemplate ancient artifacts found at the excavations of the settlements Nisa, Merv and Gonurdepe, collection of vintage Turkmen carpets, rare examples of national clothing, jewelries, and antique weapons. Mesmerizing statuettes of Athens, Eros, silver gilded griffin, horn-shaped ivory vessels-rhytons of the Parthian era, gold jewelries, medallions-stamps from Margiana and Buddhist artifacts. There are also store fossilized piece of wood of the Paleozoic period, aged 270,000,000, dinosaurs' footprints, an 820-kg meteorite fallen in Kunya-Urgench in 1998 and a lot more.
Day 4: Ashgabat - Kow- Ata - Ashgabat - Turkmenbashi
This day you will explore Ashgabat. En route you will observe Kow-Ata. Kow-Ata is a unique underground lake that is located in a cave. The lake has unique healing qualities and thermal waters that contain useful chemical elements. The magnificent lake has the Turkmen name Kow-Ata which has meaning "Father of caves". The length of the cave is 230 m, its height reaches 20 m, and its width is at some points 57 m. In the second part of the day you will transfer to Ashgabat or Gokdepe rail station to catch a train to Turkmenbashi. You will rest the night in the train.
Day 5: Turkmenbashi - Yaginkala - Avaza
This day you will arrive to Turkmenbashi, upon arrival you will head on to Yangykala. Translated from the Turkmen language, "Yangi Kala" means "Fire Fortress". Steep cliffs of white, yellow, ochre, purple and red colors, whimsically carved by winds and rains, are very similar to stone castles from some fantasy. The canyons are especially charming at sunset, when everything around turns fiery red. After you will explore in your tour "Gozli Ata" pilgrimage place. After that you will transfer to Awaza. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Avaza - Turkmenbashi - Ashgabat
In the morning you will have a chance to relax on the shore of the Caspian Sea. Awaza is an urban oasis city teeming with modern buildings, hotels, cottages. After that you will transfer to Turkmenbashi airport and departure to Ashgabat. In the evening you will come to Ashgabat. Night will be spent in the hotel.
Day 7: Flight
In the morning transfer to Ashgabat International airport
Price per person:
02 pax - 995 $
04 pax - 840 $
06 pax - 700 $
08 pax - 625 $
10 pax - 585 $
Single - 125 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
Half board - 65 $
Full board - 125 $
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Darwaza - Tents with dinner
Awaza - Hazina Hotel 5*
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
-Train Ashgabat- Turkmenbashi
- Domestic flights Turkmenbashi - Ashgabat
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.