Day 1: Ashgabat
On arrival in Turkmenistan, the guide will meet you and transfer to a city. We will explore the UNESCO Heritage as Old Nisa. It was a capital of Parthian Empire and the late president's Mausoleum and "Gypjak" Mosque. Travelers will have a city tour and visit the foremost attractions of the capital as parks and monuments and so on. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Balkanabat
In the morning you will have a tour from Ashgabat is subterranean lake as Kow Ata. It means Father of caves. This underground zone looks like appealing lyceum water has constant temperature of 33-37 ° C because of it you can swim there. The village with the name Nokhur signifies itself as a depressed valley in the mountains of the Kopet Dag Range, with the houses made of cement and mud. You will meet with locals who live in several villages in the hilly border zone envelop Turkmenistan and Iran. Then we will continue our way to the Balkanabad city. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Balkanabat - Yangikala - Gozli Ata - Turkmenbashi
The tour will start by exploring canyons. Yangikala canyons are located in 165 km to the north from Balkanabat and 160 km to the east from Turkmenbashi. Yangikala means "fire fortresses". See the sheer cliffs of white, yellow, ocher, purple and red colors, imprinted by winds and rains. You will enjoy magnificent view of contact of red- hot color with the sun. At first bottom of the canyons was the bottom of an ancient sea and now you can walk there and relish the exquisiteness of natural made park full of sculptures from trodden soil. You can climb the colorful hills but you cannot hold defenses. One of the most distant journey sites in Turkmenistan is Gozli Ata. Afterwards we will drive to Turkmenbashi. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Turkmenbashi - Ashgabat - Darwaza
In the morning you will have a short flight to Ashgabad at 10:30/11:30. Then we will continue our travel for visiting Erbent village and to Gas Crater as Darwaza. In Gas Crater Darwaza you will enjoy magnificent view and take many vibrant photos. Today you will have night in a tent.
Day 5: Darwaza - Kunya Urgench - Ashgabat
The driver will pick you to Kone Urgench. The way will take 261 km and 4:35 min. Kone Urgench is under protection of UNESCO. It was ancient capital of Khorezm. Travelers will visit mausoleums of II Arslan and Soltan Tekesh, Nejmeddin Kubra, Soltan Ali, Turabek Khanum of the 12th century, minaret of Kutlug Timur, Mamun II. Afterwards is flight to Ashgabad at 16:20/17:10 (time of flight can be changed). Transfer to a hotel for rest.
Day 6: Ashgabat - Mary
In the morning you will explore Mary city and enjoy seeing stunning Historical Museum. We are sure you will love it. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 7: Mary - Merv - Ashgabat
Mery is UNESCO World Heritage Site one of the foremost sights of Central Asia that had played significant part of emerging Silk Road. The superb Mausoleums of the Sultan of Sanjar and Muhammad Ibn Zeid of the XII century, viewing advanced brickwork and architectural decoration. We will return to Ashgabat and visit Russian bazaar. Travelers will have an idea to buy souvenirs. Visit Muslim mosque in Turkmenistan - Ertugrul Gazi dedicated to the father of Osman Empire's first ruler. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.
Day 8: Flight
Morning transfer to airport.
02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minibus
10 pax - Bus
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 150 $
04 pax - 885 $
06 pax - 770 $
08 pax - 675 $
10 pax - 690 $
Single - 170 $
Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 65 $
Half board - 75 $
Full board - 150 $
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Balkanabat - "Nebitchi" Hotel 3*
Turkmenbashi - "Turkmenbashi" Hotel 3*
Darwaza - Tents with dinner
Mary - "Merv" Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Museums entrances
- 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: Each Traveler should have 2 photos (5×6) to be presented at the points of entry.