Turkmenistan trip 2

Turkmenistan trip 2, Travel in Turkmenistan. 

Turkmenistan trip 2
Destination: Turkmenistan
Duration of the tour: 7 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Darwaza - Ashgabat - Abiverd - Nedir Shah - Mary - Merv - Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Ashgabat

This is a fabulous and enchanting country of Central Asia, will reveal its beauties and unique antiquities. In this case, you will be able to appreciate all the incredible nature that will give its guests an unforgettable experience. A trip to this country will allow you to learn more about such an intriguing country. 

Day 1: Ashgabat
The beginning of your tour is depend on the time of your arrival whether evening D1 or early morning D2, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can spend the night as well. In the morning you will start you tour with exploring one of the most significant that was enlisted sights of the country - "Old Nisa". This site is also known as the National park of Parhian Kings to UNESCO Heritage List. After it tour excursion will be in "Gypjak" Mosque and Mausoleum of the late President of Turkmenistan. Here you will have an opportunity to take a lot of interesting photos there. In course of the tour you will visit the State Museum of History where you can find ancient artifacts of Nisa, Merv and Gonurdepe and collection of Turkmen national carpets, outfits, jewelries, and antique weapons. In 9 halls you can witness attributes of Athens, Eros, silver gilded griffin, horn-shaped ivory vessels-rhytons which belong to the Parthian era. Other interesting sights as gold jewelries, medallions-stamps from Margiana and Buddhist artifacts as well. Moreover you will be have an opportunity to observe the sight that attracts the fossilized piece of wood of the Paleozoic period of 270,000,000 years ago as well as dinosaurs' footprints and 820-kg meteorite which fell down in Kunya-Urgench in 1998. The night will be spent in the hotel. 

Day 2: Ashgabat - Darwaza
Today you will have an opportunity to visit the North of Turkmenistan where the Bahardok village is located. While being here you will have a great chance to explore more about Turkmen lifestyle and try national dishes. Then you will drive to the highlighted part of the tours here, the famous Gas Crater - Darwaza. It can be find in the North of Ashgabat. This attraction will impress you with its looks and other name - "Door to the Hell". The bet view you can witness at night when you will be mesmerized by its looks. The night is in the tent.

Day 3: Darwaza - Ashgabat
In the morning you will drive back to Aghabat. Upon arrival you will explore parks and monuments as "Ertugrul Gazy" mosque. Here you will be able to visit all the significant sights of the country such as Cultural center "Alem", Arch of Neutrality, the Memorial complex, Independence Monument, Oriental bazaar, Horse Hippodrom  with the pride of Turkmen people known as Ahalteke horses and Wedding Palace building with Observation platform where you can enjoy the best panoramic view of the city. Overnight will be spent in the hotel.

Day 4: Ashgabat - Abiverd - Nedir Shah - Mary
Next destination for today is Mary region the road to which takes 360 km. During the drive you will have a stop to visit ancient ruins belonging to the 15th century - Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque. This significant sight was built by Mohammed Khudaiot in 1456. Moreover you will explore the Castle of Abiverd which is considered to be eighth historical reserves of Turkmenistan as Kunya-Urgench, Nissa, Merv and Dakhistan. It can found between Ashgabat and Mary. Also you will have an opportunity to visit Castle of Nedir Shakh which is considered to be the Turkmenistan heritage. Upon arrival to Mary region, you will have the night in the tent.  

Day 5: Mary - Merv - Ashgabat
In the morning you will have a tour in Old Merv. Due to the location on the crossroad of the Great Silk Road this city was one of the most prosperous and largest one in ancient world. After it you will explore such sights as Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. Then you will visit the one of most visited places in tours 5th century civilization as Margush in the Karakum desert. Then you will drive to Ashgabat city and spend the night in the hotel.

Day 6: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Ashgabat
In course of the travel you will visit the Kow-Ata lake also known as Father of caves. This sight is underground lake that locates in 107 km from Ashgabat city. Upon arrival you will be impressed by this incredible lake. The overall length of the cave is about 230 m, height - 20 m and width is about 57 m. In the tour you will learn that the bottom of the cave is made of dissolved limestone or stalagmites due to which the lake has emerald color. Due to the temperature of about 33-37°C you can freely swim there. After it the travel goes to Nokhur village that is located in small depression valley and mountains of the Kopet Dag Range. The houses of this village are made of cement and mud. Moreover you will be surprised by the fact that the streets are very narrow and even a small car can drive there with difficulties. The population of this village is a bit different from Turkmen tribes and live in mountainous valleys near the border area of Turkmenistan and Iran. But even being small in this village you can find thousand or two thousand people. Then is driving back to Ashgabat city. Night is in the hotel.

Day 7: Flight
Airport transfer.


Price per person:
02 pax - 1 080 $
04 pax - 730 $
06 pax - 605 $
08 pax - 545 $
10 pax - 650 $
Single - 130 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 65 $  

Half board - 65 $
Full board - 130 $


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Mary - "Mary" 4*
Darwaza - Tents
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Museum admissions
- Provision of drinking water
- Domestic flights and trains (if any)                                            

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms           
- Bank tax (4 $)
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12 $)
- Use of cameras on monuments for additional fee.

Note: Availability of 2 photos (5×6) at the points of entry.