Turkmenistan Tour 3

Turkmenistan: Tour 3, Turkmenistan tours 

Turkmenistan: Tour 3
Days of tour: 10
Country: Turkmenistan
Places: Ashgabat - Kov Ata - Nokhur - Balkanaba t- Yangykala - Gozli Ata - Turkmenbashi - Avaza - Mary - Merv - Margush - Damla - Darwaza - Ashgabat

Day 1: Ashgabat
In the very first day of the tour in Turkmenistan the guests will be offered to travel in the Ashgabat city, and make a way to the famous Nisa fortress. It is the site of the UNESCO World Heritage, which seems to be named as the Sanctuary of Parthian Kings. The guests are offered to travel along Mosque in Central Asia Ruhy Mosque or Gypjak, Mausoleum of the first President of Turkmenistan. And of course to make a witness of the Horse farm of the Akhal-Teke horses. Then we return to the city and spend the night in the hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat - Kov Ata - Nokhur - Balkanabat
The destination of the next day is the Kow-Ata, the lake located under the ground. The way of the tour there will take about 107km as it is made in the view of the caves. The entire territory of the underground lake is seen as the system of the great and large zone, with the length being 230m and the height about 20m. Stalagmites are seen to be the main element of the walls and blocks, being of warm colors. In average the water gets to the temperature of 33-37°C. Then we make a way to the Nokhur, a big village located in the valley. Here the local dwellers are glad to get in touch with you and tell more facts about the people of Turkmenistan. In the end of the day the group gets to the city Balkanabat and spends the night in the hotel.

Day 3: Balkanabat - Yangykala - Gozli Ata - Turkmenbashi - Avaza
This day is going to be full of activities, and we make a tour in Turkmenistan, travel to the Yangikala canyons, located in 165km from the city Balkanabat. In translation it means the "fire fortresses". This territory is seen in the view of the popular site among the pilgrimages. The location of it can be seen rather picturesque, in natural bowl the brilliant landscapes surrounding it. The following destination of Gozli Ata is famous for being the popular site among the newcomers, as it is considered to be the site of the Sufi of the 14th century. The mausoleum of the location is created in bricks of white color, with the tombs and the cemetery. Then we all get to the Awaza site and spend the night in the hotel.

Day 4: Avaza - Ashgabat - Mary/Merv
Today the guests of the country of Turkmenistan are going to take a flight to Ashgabat and then travel to Abiverd. The latter is the ancient city of the country, bearing the history of the old times. Then we all are going to witness the ancient city Merv with the further investigation of the Great Silk Road. Today the site is popular for Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. Then the group gets back to Mary city, has dinner in the restaurant and then takes the night in the hotel of the city.

Day 5: Mary - Margush - Ashgabat
As we are in Mary city, the boarders take a tour to the Oasis of Merv, emerged in the 5th century. In the past it used to be the cultural center of the Achaemen times, and the place of the Bronze Age civilization. Then we mention the Margush city to be visited, the name of the city means "lowland". There were made lots of investigational works saying of the place to be the flourishing oasis, and now it is the desert. Sightseeing along the city are made with visiting of Bactria-Margiana complex. The region in the past was rather rich and progressive. Then the guests of Turkmenistan take a way to Ashgabat city for spending the night in the hotel.

Day 6: Ashgabat 
The whole day will be devoted to Ashgabat, and the boarders travel along Revival Park, Russian Market, Lenin's square, Ertogrulgazy mosque, Park of Independence, Arch of Neutrality. The next point of the trip will be made to Museum of Ethnography and Museum of Fine Arts. The night will be in the hotel.

Day 7: Ashgabat - Damla
Today everyone is going to see the Damla village, the center of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan. Right here everyone is able to witness the local people's life. They are ready to talk to the foreigners, to tell the secrets of their life and traditions of their country. The entire city and the territory can be seen as the heart of charming reality of the people of peace. The night will be in the special tents.

Day 8: Damla - Darwaza 
The early morning will be a busy time as the travelers start a way to Darwasa. This is also known as the "door to hell" location. For the guests to be able to feel the country Turkmenistan, and witness the 2 craters of the Darwasa, everyone is required to take the main road. The fire will not be seen, just the smell of gas will be felt. Then we make a way in 18km from it and travel to the village, where the production of sulfur was stopped in 1960s. In the past the Soviet Union people were looking for the striking locations as craters and fire in them. The diameter of the crater gets about 60m. The night will be in the camp and tents.

Day 9: Darwaza - Ashgabat
From Darwasa we are making a tour back to Ashgabat, and all along the way visit the Annau "Seit Jamaleddin Mosque". It is a perfect attraction which can still be visited today. Now these are the ruins of the 15th century. Then after the investigation of the site the guests get to Ashgabat.

Day 10: Flight
Transfer to airport.


Transport:
For 2 person Sedan (3seats)
For 3 - 8 person Minibus (14 seats)
For 10 and more person Bus (20-30-40 seats)
SUV cars (4x4) we are organize for Damla, Darvaza, Canyons and Margiana    


Hotels 3*,
Price per person: 
02 pax - 1 420 $
04 pax - 1 130 $
06 pax -  975 $
08 pax -  895 $
10 pax -  935 $
Single - 160 $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 45 $ 


Hotels 4*,
Price per person: 
02 pax - 1 560 $
04 pax - 1 270 $
06 pax - 1 115 $
08 pax - 1 035 $
10 pax - 1 075 $
Single - 205 $

Early check-in - 50 $
Single early check-in - 70 $ 

Half board - 90 $
Full board - 180 $            


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*/ "Ak Altyn" Hotel 4*
Balkanabat - "Sport" Hotel 3*/ "Nebitchi" Hotel 4*
Avaza - "Hazina" Hotel 5*
Mary - "Merv" Hotel 3*/ "Mary" Hotel 4*
Damla - Tents or Homestay
Darwaza - Tents or Yurts
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water supply
- Domestic flights Turkmenbashi - Ashgabat  

Service does not include:
- Visa
- 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.