Tour's name: The richness of colors of Turkmenistan
The tour route: Ashgabat-Kow-Ata-Nokhur-Mary-Marv-Turkmenabad -Koytendag- Dashoguz- Kunya Urgench-Darwaza
Day 1: Ashgabat
Today you will land to Ashgabat international airport. You will be picked up by your guide. Today you will have a sightseeing tour, you will explore: the parks and squares of the capital, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, the archeological site "Nisa" ruins of the city of Nisa-the capital of the ancient Parthian state, which existed at the turn of I thousand BC-1 thousand ad. in the III century BC, New Nisa was the capital of the Parthian state, and the fortress of old Nisa was the Royal residence. After you will experience outstanding monument Turkmenbashy spiritual mosque in Kipchak. You will drive to Ashgabat. Your night will be spending in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow- Ata - Nokhur - Ashgabat
Your tour todauy is dedicated to discovering Kow-Ata underground lake. Kow Ata is an exclusive creation of Mother nature. The water in the lake is curative, and the temperature remains unchanged for a whole year at 33-38 degrees. Many people treat their illnesses in this lake, because there are as many as 38 elements.(You should swim in a lake). After you will direct to the village Nokhur. Nokhur a wonderful place and one of the most memorable places in Turkmenistan. It has its own architecture, where the Nokhur tribes live, which also carefully preserved their customs and traditions. After you will return to Ashgabat. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Ashgabat - Mary -Merv - Mary
This day you will hit the road to modern Mary. Along the way you will contemplate the ancient ruins of Seyitjemaleddin Mosque, Nedir sha fortress and Abiverd historical place. The ruins of the medieval settlement of Abiverd are located in the middle of the road between Ashgabat and Mary. You will arrive to Mary and drive to explore ancient Merv, this city is one of the most important cities of the great silk Road and had a very extensive territory. In course of the tour you will discover Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Mohammed bin Said Mausoleum, medieval castles - "Kesk" - Gyz Kala, Small Kala- fortresses (6-7 centuries) and others highlights. Your night will be spent in the hotel.
Day 4: Mary - Turkmenabad - Koytendag
The day is dedicated for discovering Repetek biospheric reserve. It is home to animals such as the sand cat, the weasel, Caracal and Indian porcupine. It is also home to a huge number of rodents, including the thin-toed gopher and hare. Gazelles have also adapted to live in this desert. You will overlook round museum and land of the reserve. According the tour route you transfer to Turkmenabad. And continue to Koytendag. On the way you will discover Kaynar Baba lake. In the thick of the lush coastal vegetation, the amazing hydrogen sulfide stream Aksu also boils. Overnight.
Day 5: Koytendag
This day you will transfer along the picturesque Koytendag mountain gorge. The name Koytendag range or "Kugitangtau" means "impassable mountains" or mountains of canyons. There is located the highest mountains in Turkmenistan, the deepest lake, the longest caves and the most magnificent natural waterfalls in the country. The animal world of Koytendag is diverse, consisting of mammals, reptiles, and birds of prey. Rare and valuable species include the black stork, Paradise Flycatcher, Balaban, Turkestan lynx, screw-horned goat, and Kugitang blind char. You will also discover "Forty Girls" Gorge, "Plateau of Dinosaurs". In course of the tour you will visit unique site UmbarDere waterfall. Overnight.
Day 6: Koytendag - Turkmenabad - Ashgabat
Today you will return to Turkmenabad. En route you will experience Astana Baba mausoleum. The mausoleum is part of a memorial ensemble consisting of a mosque and a tomb, the construction of which dates back to the 11th - 12th centuries. After you will transfer to Turkmenabad airport and have a flight to Ashgabat. Your night will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Ashgabat - Dashoguz - Kunya Urgench - Darwaza
After breakfast you will transfer to airport for a local flight to Dashoguz at 00:00-00:00 am. You are going to visit in your tour: the architectural monuments of Kunya-Urgench, capital of Khorezm in X- XII centuries. Historical Parkincludes the mausoleums of Najm al-Din al-Kubra KhanumTyurabek, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia KutlykTimur. After exploration historical sights you will transfer to visit Darwaza - Gas Crater, which is distinguished by its mystical appearance, because the flames have been burning like in science fiction films for 40 years. You will spend the night in the tent and enjoy the nature.
Day 8: Darvaza - Ashgabat
Today you will drive to capital Ashgabat. According the route you will stop over on one of the villages Bahardok or Erbentto where you will see the life of Turkmen people. Ashgabat is an excellent capital, organized in 1881. It was included in the Guinness book of world records in 2013 as the city with the largest number of white marble buildings, and there are a great many of them here. In course of the tour you will discover: 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.