Turkmenistan legend Tour 8
Turkmenistan legend: Tour 8
Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Kov Ata - Nokhur - Mary -Merv - Mary - Turkmenabad - Koytendag- Turkmenabad - Ashgabat - Dashoguz - Kunya Urgench - Darvaza - Ashgabat
Day 1: Ashgabat
Upon arrival to the Ashgabat international airport you will be met and transferred to the capital to start your Turkmenistan legend: Tour 8. In course of guided sightseeing tour you will visit parks and squares of the capital, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, the archeological site "Nisa". This ancient and prominent sight will show you the ruins of fortifications and palaces, temples, ceremony hall, treasury building. It covers the remains of Parthian civilization, what combined the traditional art and culture with Hellenistic and Roman elements. Next destination of the travel is Turkmenbashy spiritual mosque in Gypjak. Then you will drive back to the capital of Turkmenistan for the overnight in the hotel. Night will be in a hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Kov Ata - Nokhur - Ashgabat
Today you will have a morning drive to the place tours to which are going to show you the exceptional beauty of the nature in Turkmenistan. The famous Kow-Ata underground lake can also be translated as the Father of caves from Turkmen. Upon arrival you will see the view of underground lake that resembles the auditorium. You will be impressed to know that the overall length of the cave is 230 m, its height reaches 20 m, and its width is at some points 57 m, while on the bottom of it can be find the lumps of dissolved limestone (stalagmites). The emerald and warm water of constant temperature of 33-37°C will impress you. After it you will head on to a small depression valley that is located in the mountains of the Kopet Dag Range. Upon arrival you will witness the houses that were built by using cement and mud. The Nohkur people who populate this remote mountain village are quite different to other Turkmen tribes. Drive back to Ashgabat. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Ashgabat - Mary -Merv - Mary
In course of the tour you will have a morning transfer to Mary. You will explore such prominent sights as Seyitjemaleddin Mosque, Nedir sha fortress and Abiverd historical place. Arrive in Mary. After Lunch drive to Merv ,to visit Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Mohammed bin Said Mausoleum, medieval castles - "Kesk" - Gyz Kala, Small Kala- fortresses (6-7 centuries) and others. Overnight is in the hotel.
Day 4: Mary - Turkmenabad - Koytendag
Today your destination of the travel is Repetek biospheric reserve. During the Turkmenistan legend: Tour 8 you visit museum and territory of the reserve. After it you will head on to Turkmenabat and further to Koytendag. During the travel you will explore the Kaynar Baba lake. Overnight.
Day 5: Koytendag
In course of the tour you will visit Koytendag mountain gorge. You will be impressed to know that it is the place where the highest mountains of Turkmenistan is situated as well as the deepest lake, the longest caves and the most majestic natural waterfalls in the country. It is worthy to note that Koytendag Nature Reserve is the huge geological research center that is known due to the rocky plateau with hundreds of dinosaur footprints. In addition you will visit the "Forty Girls" Gorge, "Plateau of Dinosaurs", UmbarDere waterfall. Overnight.
Day 6: Koytendag - Turkmenabad - Ashgabat
Early after breakfast we will drive back to Turkmenabad. On the way we will visit Astana Baba mausoleum. Then drive to Turkmenabad airport fly to Ashgabat. Night will be in a hotel.
Day 7: Ashgabat - Dashoguz - Kunya Urgench - Darvaza
In course of the tour you will have a local flight to Dashoguz at 00:00-00:00 am. Upon arrival you will explore the Kone-Urgench that used to be the capital of Khorezm in X- XII centuries. Here you will visit the Historical Parkincludes the mausoleums of Najm al-Din al-Kubra KhanumTyurabek, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey as well as the highest minaret in Central Asia KutlykTimur. Later on you will explore the sight that is known among world and tours to which are very popular. The famous Gas Crater Darwaza will impress you by its bewitching beauty. You will find this sights at the 270 km to the north of Ashgabat. Overnight is in the tent.
Day 8: Darvaza - Ashgabat
Today you will be transferred to the villages Bahardok or Erbentto where you will have an opportunity to see the traditional lifestyle of Turkmen people. During the tour you will know that the capital city of Turkmenistan is largest city but also young. Ashagbat was listed in Guinness Book of Records as the "white marbled city" in 2013. This city will impress you by the Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, beautiful monument of Akhalteke horses, park of "Ylham" (Inspiration), "Altyn Asyr" trade market and "Gulustan" market (so called Russian bazaar). Night is in the hotel.
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.