The Name of tour: Turkmenistan’s Brilliants
Duration: 8 days
Visiting landmarks: Ashgabat, Kow-Ata, Nokhur, Balkanabat, Yangikala, Gozli Ata, Turkmenbashi, Darwaza, Kunya Ulrgench, Mary, Merv
Day 1: Ashgabat
This day you will meet the guide with signboard “HD Travel Agency” written on it. After that you will transfer to the hotel for accommodation. Further you will transfer to the significant highlight of Turkmenistan Old Nisa that was the capital of Parthian Empire. During the tour you will discover that it was included into the list of UNESCO Heritage. In course of the tour you will be inspired by the interesting site the late president’s Mausoleum and “Gypjak” Mosque. You will also continue the tour with other interesting attractions. In the second part of the day you will have city tour. Along the way you will discover the interesting sites, stroll in parks and monuments and other significant buildings. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat – Kow Ata – Nokhur – Balkanabat
This day you will have a chance to explore the underground lake Kow-Ata. You will be able to explore on the tour that this beautiful lake translates as the father of caves. In the lake, the temperature is stable all year round from 33-38 degrees Celsius. The lake itself contains about 38 useful elements, and it has healing properties. Turkmens from all over the country visit the lake. During the tour, you will be able to explore that it is the largest underground lake in the world. Next, the tour will show you the beautiful scenery and also take you to the beautiful village of Nokhur, which is located in the valley of the Kopetdag Mountains. Our clients will be able to see picturesque houses on the tour, enjoy beautiful landscapes made of cement and clay. These are two-storey houses of original architecture of severe beauty, laid out on the slopes of mountain stone, among picturesque vineyards, almond and pomegranate trees. Then you will be able to go to town Balkanabad.
Day 3: Balkanabat – Yangikala – Gozli Ata – Turkmenbashi
Our guests on the tour will be able to find out that Turkmenistan attracts attention not only with its beautiful lakes and rivers, but also with its colorful canyons. You can enjoy great views of the canyons Angical and fascinated their landscapes. So you can explore that they are located 165 km north of Balkanabat and 160 km east of Turkmenbashi. Translated from Turkmen, the phrase "Yangi kala" means "fiery fortresses". The rocks themselves are very beautiful and they are white, yellow, ochre, red, purple colors with incredible shapes and castles that were made with the help of wind and rain, like scenes from a science fiction movie. Attractive canyons become a fiery red color. This day you will stroll along it and take photos. Today you will have a chance to climb the colorful hills but you cannot hold buttresses. In course of the tour you will explore one of the most remote sacred attractions in Turkmenistan as Gozli Ata. After that you will ravel to Turkmenbashi.
Day 4: Turkmenbashi – Ashgabat – Darwaza
After the breakfast you will transfer to Ashgabat at 10:30/11:30 by flight. Then you will travel to to Erbent village and to Cas Crater- Darwaza. On this day, you will have a barbecue-style dinner. In the tour you will be able to explore that the gas crater of Darvaza is very beautiful and attracts attention with its fantastic views and landscapes. You can also learn that the gas crater has been emitting flames for 40 years and was created by human error. During the tour, you will have a great opportunity to take photos and enjoy the fabulous views both day and night. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy interesting views, explore beautiful views, feel the sound of the wind and the warmth. You will rest the night in the tents.
Day 5: Darwaza – Kunya Urgench – Ashgabat
This day you will travel to Kunya-Urgench after breakfast at Darwaza. This day you will travel about 261 km and 4:35 min. You will explore that Kunya-Urgench is the architectural Monument and Ancient capital of Northern Khorezm, mentioned in Chinese sources as early as the first century ad, in the middle of the VIII century falls under the rule of the Arabs. In course of the tour you will have a chance to explore such fascinating attractions as mausoleums of II Arslan and SoltanTekesh, Nejmeddin Kubra, Soltan Ali, Turabek –Khanum dated back to12th c, minaret of KutlugTimur, Mamun II. This day you will have the flight to Ashgabat at 16:20/17:10 (time of flight can be changed). Then you will complete ye tour with driving to the capital and have free time.
Day 6: Ashgabat – Mary
After breakfast you will have a chance to explore Mary city where you will be inspired by highlight tour. Today you will observe the Historical Museum where you will get interesting facts and the ancient history. After that you will have free time.
Day 7: Mary – Merv – Ashgabat
Merv is the oldest city in Central Asia, standing on the bank of the Murghab River in the south-eastern part of Turkmenistan, 30 km west of the modern city of Mary. The capital of the Persian satrapy of Margiana and the Seljuk state. The ruins of Merv are a World Heritage site. one of the oldest cities in Central Asia and around the world. You will explore in the tour majestic Mausoleums of the Sultan of Sanjar and Muhammad Ibn-Zeid dated back to XII century, showing incredible brickwork and architectural decor. After that you will come back to Ashgabat. Upon arrival to Ashgabat you will discover Russian bazaar. Along the way you will have an opportunity to explore the striking rows and buy national souvenirs. Don’t miss the opportunity to bargain and get the discount. Further you will be inspired by one of the most interesting Muslim Mosque in Turkmenistan - Ertugrul Gazi. You will experience one of the most beautiful mosques in Ashgabat, built in the Turkish style, is the largest in the city.
Day 8: Flight
Morning transfer to airport.
Transport – Sedan, Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 150 $
04 pax – 885 $
06 pax – 770 $
08 pax – 675 $
10 pax – 690 $
Single – 170 $
Early check-in – 40 $
Single early check-in – 65 $
Half board – 75 $
Full board – 150 $
Ashgabat – “Menzil” Hotel 3*
Balkanabat – “Nebitchi” Hotel 3*
Turkmenbashi – “Turkmenbashi” Hotel 3*
Darwaza – Tents with dinner
Mary – “Merv” Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Museums entrances
- Mineral water supply
- Domestic flights and trains (if any)
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.