Travel to Turkmenistan: Tour 8

Travel to Turkmenistan, Travel to Turkmenistan: Tour 8. 

Travel to Turkmenistan: Tour 8
Destination:
Turkmenistan
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Turkmenabad - Koytendag - Dashoguz - Kunya Urgench - Darwaza - Ashgabat

Day 1: Ashgabat
Turkmenistan is ready to see you on a tour. The guide will meet you and transfer to the city for a guided tour. Visit amazing parks and squares of the capital, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, the archeological site "Nisa". Being there you will have an opportunity to see traces of defenses and palaces, temples, ceremony hall, treasury building of Parthian civilization. Afterwards we will visit Turkmenbashy spiritual mosque in Kipchak. On arrival in Ashgabat, rest is in a hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Ashgabat
Dear travelers will visit Kow Ata dissident lake. The Turkmen name Kow Ata means Father of caves. 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 melted limestone (stalagmites). It has clear and emerald colored. The water has temperature of 33-37°C. The village has a small depression valley in the mountains of the Kopet Dag Range, and the houses have been built by local boulders, paved with mud. The Nokhur people who inhabit this isolated mountain village. They differ from other Turkmen tribes. We will return to Ashgabat. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Ashgabat - Mary - Merv - Mary
We will drive to Mary and visit Seyitjemaleddin Mosque, Nedir sha fortress and Abiverd historical place. When we arrive to Mary, you will have rest and then drive to Merv. We will visit Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Mohammed bin Said Mausoleum, medieval castles - "Kesk" - Gyz Kala, Small Kala- fortresses and so on. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Mary - Turkmenabad - Koytendag
Today we will visit Repetek biosphere reserve. See round museum and territory of the reserve. Then drive to Turkmenabat. In the afternoon we will drive to Koytendag and visit Kaynar Baba lake. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 5: Koytendag
The morning will start by driving along the Koytendag mountain gorge. Koytendag is the home of the uppermost mountains in Turkmenistan, the deepest lake, the longest hollows and the grandest natural waterfalls in the country. Koytendag Nature Reserve is the enormous geological investigation center, the pride of which is the rocky highland with hundreds of dinosaur footprints. We will explore "Forty Girls" Gorge, "Plateau of Dinosaurs" as well as see Umbar Dere waterfall. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 6: Koytendag - Turkmenabad - Ashgabat
We will drive back to Turkmenabad. On the way we will visit Astana Baba mausoleum and then drive to Turkmenabad airport fly to Ashgabat. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Ashgabat - Dashoguz - Kunya Urgench - Darwaza
In the morning is a local flight to Dashoguz. On arrival we will visit monuments of Kone Urgench, capital of Khorezm in X- XII centuries. Historical Parkincludes the mausoleums of Najm al Din al Kubra Khanum Tyurabek, Il Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia KutlykTimur. In the afternoon we will drive to Darwaza - Gas Crater, located 270 km to the north of Ashgabat. Overnight is in a tent.

Day 8: Darwaza - Ashgabat
We will start the way to one of the villages Bahardok or Erbentto witness the countryside life of Turkmen people. Ashgabat is the capital and largest city of Turkmenistan. In 2013 the Guinness Book of Records named Ashgabat "white marbled city". It has the biggest number of structures in the world made out of the white marble. We will visit Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, monument of Akhalteke horses, park of "Ylham" (Inspiration), "Altyn Asyr" trade market and "Gulustan" market (Russian bazaar). Night is in a hotel.

Day 9: Flight
In the morning transfer to Ashgabat International airport. Have a safe flight!

 

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

 

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 $

 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
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:
- 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.