Name of tour: Treasures of Turkmenistan
Length: 5 days
Places of interest: Ashgabat, Balkanabat, Yangykala, Dashoguz, Kunya Urgench, Darwaza, Erbent
Day 1: Ashgabat
Our company is happy to meet you in Turkmenistan and organize great tour in the capital Ashgabat. We will meet you at the Ashgabat International Airport, and then you will have a free time in reserved hotel where you will have a chance to have a rest after the long way. This day you will also have a city tour where you will explore the amazing ancient attraction Old Nisa that is the site of the UNESCO organization, a separate Royal fortress on a hill, named Mithridatkert ("fortress of Mithridates"), founded by Mithridates I or Mithridates II in the second century BC. During the tour everyone in the group can admire the significant site as Alem. This site will show you cultural life of Turkmenistan. The visitors will have fascinating walking along the independency park of 140 hectares and the Olympics city. Night will be spent in the hotel reserved for the night.
Day 2: Ashgabat – Balkanabat – Yangykala – Ashgabat
Today you will a tour where you will investigate the important sites of the country. We will transfer to the airport at 9:50 a.m. for travelling to the Balkanabat region. During the tour guests will observe the greatness of Yangykala Canyon. It is very popular place for the landscapes and views. We will have a chance to take fascinating photos here. The name " Yangykala " is translated as "fiery fortress". Indeed, the picturesque canyons are surrounded by sheer walls of purple-red, ochre, yellow, white and fiery red colors. Then we will transfer to Nebitdag, explore the sites and then turn back to the capital Ashgabat by the train. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 3: Ashgabat – Dashoguz – Kunya Urgench – Darwaza
After the delicious breakfast the group will start the tour from Ashgabat to the region of Dashoguz, then to the Kone-Urgench. We will be able to visit a significant attraction that plays an important role in the life of the Turkmen people. During the tour travelers can discover the prominent sights as Kone-Urgench, Capital of Khorezm in X-XII centuries; Mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, TyurabekKhanum, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia KutlygTimur. After we will continue tour to spectacular gas crater Darwaza and on the way will have a chance to make vivid photos. We sure you will have everlasting memories. The natural attraction will present the amazing views and the guests will have a chance to explore the stories of the Crater. This day you will have a dinner as a picnic and night will be in the the tents.
Day 4: Darwaza – Erbent – Ashgabat
The last active day is dedicated to transferring to Ashgabat. In this day of the trip everyone in the hotel can have a shower, but before will have hearty breakfast in Darwaza. This day is devoted to a city tour where everyone can admire the most significant sites of the capital. During the tour visitors can explore the carpet museum, where we will see various vivid carpets made by the Turkmen people. Then we will continue tour with exploring the National Historical Museum. The territory is about 15,000 m2. The architecture is interesting with the dome of the blue color on the top of it. The number five identifies the number of districts in the country. And 16 facets of the state of the Turkic people. After that we will explore the Russian Market. It was named Russian because previously the territory was taken by Russian empire. Here everyone enjoy the shopping and can buy fresh fruits or vegetables. We will also have a chance to see colorful clothes and souvenirs. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 5: Flight
Departure to the airport. We appreciate you for coming to the amazing country in fabulous tour.
Price per person:
02 pax – 990 $
04 pax – 845 $
06 pax – 620 $
08 pax – 575 $
10 pax – 545 $
Single – 85 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 65 $
Half board – 45 $
Full board – 85 $
Ashgabat – “Ak-Altyn” Hotel 3*
Darwaza – Tents
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Admission tickets to all museums
- 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: For the each Explorer it is important to have 2 photos (5×6) in order them to be shown at the entry sites.