Turkmenistan: 10-Day Tour

Turkmenistan: 10-Day Tour

Day 1: Arrival

  1. Arrival at Ashgabat Airport

  2. Transfer to hotel

  3. Night in Ashgabat

 

Sightseeing in Ashgabat: visit the parks and squares of the capital, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, the archeological site Nisa (The ruins have mud brick remains 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.  Return in Ashgabat. O/N at hotel.

 

*After sunset, we can drive to high a point of the capital where you can take panoramic photos of Ashgabat

 

Day 2: Nokhur            

 

  1. Ashgabat- Nokhur

  2. See Akhal Teke horse races (subject to availability)

  3. Drive to Tolkuchka bazaar

  4. Visit. En route Kov Ata cave lake 

  5. Visit underground lake

  6. Continue drive to Kopet Dag mountains 

  7. Arrive in Nohur village

  8. Visit village and stay at local home 

  9. Have cultural exchange with Nokhuri people

 

Day 3: Balkanabat

 

  1. Nokhur – Balkanabat

  2. Visit local sites in mountains 

  3. Drive to Balkanabat 

  4. Visit along the route: Parau Bibi pilgrimage and Mollkara salt lake beach

  5. Arrive. Check in to hotel

 

Day 4: Turkmenbashy

 

  1. Balkanabat- Yangy Kala- Turkmenbashy- Avaza

  2. Drive to Yangy Kala canyons. Enjoy the view from different places

  3. Visit Gozli Ata pilgrimage 

  4. Drive to Turkmenbashy

  5. Arrive in Avaza Caspian Sea resort 

  6. Drive around or stay at hotel or leisure

 

Day 5: Dashoguz               

 

  1. Turkmenbashy - Kunya Urgench - Dashoguz

  2. Free program in the morning 

  3. In afternoon flight to Dashoguz

  4. Arrive and drive to Kunya Urgench historical site 

  5. Sightseeing 

  6. Drive back to Dashoguz 

  7. Check into hotel

 

Day 6: Darvaza

 

  1. Dashoguz - Darvaza

  2. Visit local bazaar in Dashoguz 

  3. Drive to Darvaza 

  4. Stop for photos in the desert

  5. Leave road and follow desert trails to arrive at fire gas crater 

  6. See it after sunset

  7. Camping overnight

 

Day 7: 'Gates to Hell'

 

  1. Darvaza - Ashgabat - Mary , drive 257 km and train

  2. Visit gas craters along the route (first full of water, second – with mud at the bottom, in both gas can be seen bubbling through it) 

  3. Drive to Ashgabat

  4. Take afternoon train to Mary (train going along Kopetdag mountains and agricultural regions of Akhal and Mary).

  5. Arrive at 22:00

  6. Overnight at hotel

 

Day 8: Merv            

 

  1. Mary - Merv

  2. Drive to Merv (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

  3. Return to Mary

  4. Sightseeing in town 

  5. Overnight at hotel

 

Day 9: Back to Ashgabat

 

  1. Mary - Gonur - Mary - Ashgabat

  2. Drive to Gonur archeological site – now it can been seen in history museum in Mary and  in the National museum of history in Ashgabat

  3. Return to Mary, flight to Ashgabat

  4. Night in Ashgabat

 

*The road comes through agricultural area of Mary region and finally enter the Karakum desert on its last length

Day 10: Departure

  1. Ashgabat - airport

  2. Transfer to airport as per flight time

  3. End of program

Included:

 

  • Letter of invitation

  • Registration

  • A/C car service as per program

  • Local flight tickets Dashoguz - Mary - Ashgabat (based on current Turkmen Air prices)

  • DBL/ TWIN sharing room B&B, hotels and home stays

  • Accommodations

 

 

Excluded:

  • Visa consular fee (cost depends on place to obtain / at airport $87)

  • International flights

  • Meals not listed

  • Insurance

  • Migration tax at border ($12 per person, paid once at entrance)

  • Gratuities

  • Personal items 

  • Any other services missing above – are NOT included in quotes

Separate prices / optional services:

  • Meals                                      

  • English speaking guide services for whole program (including guide salary, meals, accommodation, flight tickets)

  • Site entrance fees at History museum (former National history museum) $20 per ticket, Nisa $8 per ticket, Kunya Urgench $4 per ticket, Merv $4 per ticket, Gonur $4 per ticket, Kov Ata cave lake $10 per ticket. * these are direct entrance costs what can be also paid at the place

Included

  • Letter of invitation

  • Registration

  • A/C car service as per program

  • Local flight tickets Dashoguz - Mary - Ashgabat (based on current Turkmen Air prices)

  • DBL/ TWIN sharing room B&B, hotels and home stays

  • Accommodations

Not Included

  • International Flights

  • Insurance

  • Kindly note that visa consular fee (cost depends on place to obtain / at airport 87 USD)

  • Migration tax at border (12 USD per person, paid once at entrance)

  • Gratuities

  • Personal items 

  • Any other services missing above – are NOT included in quotes

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