Travel to Turkmenistan: Tour 5

Travel to Turkmenistan, Travel to Turkmenistan: Tour 5. 

Travel to Turkmenistan: Tour 5
Destination:
Turkmenistan
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Darwaza - Kow Ata - Turkmenbashi - Yaginkala - Avaza - Ashgabat  

Day 1: Ashgabat
Welcome to Turkmenistan. On arrival the local guide will meet you at the Ashgabat International Airport and transfer to a Horse-farm. Travelers will see Akhal Teke horses and enjoy traditional tea break as well as Akhal Teke horse show program. We will return to Ashgabat and have an evening city tour. Rest s in a hotel.  

Day 2: Ashgabat - Darwaza
In the morning we will visit "Seyitjemaleddin" Mosque. Afterwards we will Ashgabat city. in the afternoon we will drive to the North of Turkmenistan, village named "Bahardok" to see the traditional life of Turkmen people. Then we will visit the Gas Crater - Darwaza that is located to the North of Ashgabat. Guests will relish magnificent view of this fairy place. Overnight is in a tent. 

Day 3: Darwaza - Ashgabat
In the morning we will drive back to Ashgabat. In the afternoon we will visit "Old Nisa". It is The Sanctuary of Parhian Kings (UNESCO site). The next destination is visiting "Gypjak" Mosque and Mausoleum of the late President of Turkmenistan. Travelers will walk to State Museum of History where can find settlements Nisa, Merv and Gonurdepe, assortment of vintage Turkmen carpets, national clothing, jewelries, and antique weapons. There are 9 halls display figurines of Athens, Eros, silver gilded griffin, horn-shaped ivory vessels-rhytons of the Parthian era, gold jewelries, medallions-stamps from Margiana and Buddhist artifacts. See solidified piece of wood of the Paleozoic period, aged 270,000,000, dinosaur's footprints, an 820-kg meteorite dropped in Kunya Urgench in 1998. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 4: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Ashgabat - Turkmenbashi
The tour will start by drive to see Kow Ata means "Father of caves". This secretive area appears like a splendid auditorium where the overall length of the cave is 230 m, its height reaches 20 m, and its width is at some points 57 m. The bottom of the cave is enclosed with bumps of softened limestone (stalagmites). It has clear and emerald colored. Then we will drive back to Ashgabat or Gokdepe rail station to take a train to Turkmenbashi. Overnight is in a train. 

Day 5: Turkmenbashi - Yaginkala - Avaza
On arrival to Turkmenbashi we will drive to Yangykala. The word "yangikala" is translated from Turkmen as "fire fortresses". The sheer cliffs of white, yellow, ocher, purple and red colors are engraved by winds and rains. The most gorgeous view of canyons you can see during sunset. In the evening we will visit "Gozli Ata" pilgrimage place and drive to see town Avaza. Night is in a hotel. 

Day 6: Avaza - Turkmenbashi - Ashgabat 
In the morning guests will relax on the shore of the Caspian Sea then drive to Turkmenbashi airport fly to Ashgabat. When you land to Ashgabat, rest is in a hotel.

Day 7: Flight
In the morning transfer to Ashgabat International airport.

 

Transport:
02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minibus
10 pax - Bus

 

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 $

 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
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:
- Visa
- 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.