Turkmenistan tour 2

Turkmenistan tour 2 

Turkmenistan tour 2
Time:
7 days
Target: Turkmenistan
Highpoints: Ashgabat - Darwaza - Abiverd - Nedir Shah - Mary - Merv  - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Ashgabat

Day 1: Ashgabat
After arrival to airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel where you can spend the night as well. The start of the Turkmenistan tour 2 depends on the time of your arrival.  In the morning you will have breakfast and then is drive to "Old Nisa". This sight is famous for being National park of Parhian Kings which is also included in UNESCO Heritage List. After it you will see on the tour "Gypjak" Mosque and Mausoleum of the late President of Turkmenistan. It is also possible to take many colorful photos here. Then in the tour goes to the State Museum of History. Travelling here you can see ancient artifacts of sites as Nisa, Merv and Gonurdepe and collection of Turkmen national carpets, outfits, jewelries, and antique weapons. Moreover you will be amazed by the 9 halls which present attributes of Athens, Eros, silver gilded griffin, horn-shaped ivory vessels-rhytons which belong to the Parthian era. In case of a tour it is possible to see gold jewelries, medallions-stamps from Margiana and Buddhist artifacts. Due to the significant finds of this place many tourists travel here. These sights are ancient of the Paleozoic period which was found 270,000,000 years ago, also dinosaurs' footprints and 820-kg meteorite which fell down in Kunya-Urgench in 1998. The night is in the hotel. 

Day 2: Ashgabat - Darwaza
Today you are going to drive to the North of Turkmenistan where you will have tor in Bahardok village. This place is popular among tourists due to the chance to learn more about Turkmen lifestyle and national dishes. But the highlighted part of the Turkmenistan tour 2 is visiting the famous Gas Crater - Darwaza. The road of the tour goes to the North of Ashgabat. You will be mesmerized by the incredible view of this place. Moreover this sight is famous as "Door to the Hell". During the tour this place will show its great beauty at night, just stay till evening and see its mysterious flame. Night is in the tent.

Day 3: Darwaza - Ashgabat
Today the sights of Turkmenistan tour 2 are parks and monuments as "Ertugrul Gazy" mosque. Try to travel and see all the sights that you can find in Ashgabat. During the tour you will  have a chance to see the famous places of the capital such like Cultural center "Alem", Arch of Neutrality, the Memorial complex, Independence Monument, Oriental bazaar, Horse Hippodrom  with Ahalteke horses and Wedding Palace building with Observation platform. Enjoy the most picturesque views on travel here. Overnight is in the hotel.

Day 4: Ashgabat - Abiverd - Nedir Shah - Mary
In the morning you will have a tour to Mary region in Turkmenistan. The road from the capital to Mary takes the distance is 360 km. During the tours it will be possible to see the ancient remains of the 15th century and called Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque. Mohammed Khudaiot built this significant building in 1456. Here is situated sight that is considered to be one of eighth historical reserves of Turkmenistan as good as Kunya-Urgench, Nissa, Merv and Dakhistan - the Castle of Abiverd. This place is between Ashgabat and Mary. Furthermore it is possible to see in the course of the tours to the Castle of Nedir Shakh which belongs to Turkmenistan heritage. After arrival to Mary night is the tent.  

Day 5: Mary - Merv - Ashgabat
Today your destination for the tour is an excursion to Old Merv. Due to the location close to Great Silk Road that allowed the city to become one of the largest of the ancient world. After it you will continue your tour to Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. Moreover it is possible to visit the 5th center of civilization as Margush in the Karakum desert. Returning to Ashgabat city. Night is in the hotel.

Day 6: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Ashgabat
In the morning you will travel to Kow-Ata lake also known as Father of caves. This place is located in underground at 107 km from Ashgabat city. This lake is not inferior to the beauty of other lake of Turkmenistan it can be said that it is even more wonderful than others. The parameter of the cave length is about 230 m, height - 20 m and width is about 57 m and at the same time the bottom of the cave is made of pieces of dissolved limestone or stalagmites. Due to the temperature of the water about 33-37°C you can easily swim there.  After it you will continue the tour by driving to Nokhur. This place is situated in the not very big valley and mountains of the Kopet Dag Range. This place is very interesting due to the buildings made of cement and mud and streets that are so narrow which is why a small car can drive there with difficulties. People that live here called nokhuri and they are a bit different in comparison to Turkmen tribes. But it also should be mentioned that Nokhur is the largest village with the popularity of thousand or two thousand people. At the end of the tour in Nokhur you will return to Ashgabat city. Night and rest in hotel.

Day 7: Flight
Airport transfer.
 

Price per person:
02 pax - 1 080 $
04 pax - 730 $
06 pax - 605 $
08 pax - 545 $
10 pax - 650 $
Single - 130 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 65 $  

Half board - 65 $
Full board - 130 $
 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
      Mary - "Mary" 4*
      Darwaza - Tents
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Museum admissions
- Provision of drinking water
- Domestic flights and trains (if any)                                            

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Bank tax (4 $)
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12 $)
- Use of cameras on monuments for additional fee.

Note: Availability of 2 photos (5×6) at the points of entry. 

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