Title of tour: Turkmenistan explored
Days / Nights: 5/4
Overnights: Ashgabat, Nokhur, Kerki, Koytendag
Day 1: Ashgabat
After landing you will be met by the guide and drive to the capital of Turkmenistan Ashgabat. The name of the city of Ashgabat comes from the Persian word "eshg", which means love and "Abad", which was formed in 1881. Then you will drive to Gokdepe village where you will see the stunning mosque Turkmenbashy Ruhy that is the largest mosque in Central Asia. The total area of the mosque covers about 18,000 m2. The building is built of white marble, fifty-five meters high, which can accommodate 10,000 people. Then you will transfer to Gokdepe horse farm. There you will see the divine Ahal-Teke horses, which dates back approximately 5,000 years. It is one of the oldest purebred breeds-reference breeds that have influenced many others. These horses are persistent, hardy and one of the most beautiful on the planet. Then you will return to the capital and explore the fascinating attractions such as Independence Park and the Palace of Happiness. This tour will give you the opportunity to observe the fabulous panoramic view of the Ashgabat city. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat – Kow Ata – Nokhur
Today you will transfer to Kow-Ata underground lake and the Bakharden cave. This is natural underground lake. The name means "father of caves" in Turkmen. It is located on the territory of Turkmenistan, in the Baharden cave. The lake is healing with hydrogen sulfide water, which is able to heal and contains 38 useful elements. Also, the lake is the largest in the world in an underground cave. This is one of the most beautiful natural sites in Turkmenistan and is protected by the state. The water temperature in the lake is the same all year round 33-38 degrees Celsius. Then you will transfer to Kopet Dag range. You will travel to amazing Nokhur village where you will observe the fabulous nature and meet Nokhur tribes that preserved the unique traditions and customs and traditional crafts and fascinating architecture. The night will be in the homestay.
Day 3: Nokhur – Ashgabat – Kerki
This day you will transfer to Ashgabat. During the tour you will visit the memorial complex where you will see landmarks dedicating to victims who died in the 1948 earthquake, soldiers who lost in World War II and those murdered in other Turkmen fights. The Earthquake Memorial which is a bull holding a globe and a child. Then you will departure to Russian Market which is also called Gulistan. The Russian Bazaar was erected in the period 1972-1982 by the Russian architect Vladimir Vysotin, among other structures included in the "program of reconstruction of Ashgabat in 1970-1980". Here you can buy food, drinks, and purely Turkmen Souvenirs, clothing, and household goods. After that you will departure to the train station to transfer to Kerki town. You will spend the night in the train.
Day 4: Kerki – Koytendag
Today you will transfer to stunning Koytendag Mountain one of the most picturesque places of Turkmenistan. The interesting place Kugitangtau, also called Koytendag, are situated in the very east of Turkmenistan. Koitendag remains a green oasis surrounded by arid plains. There are unique corners of nature here, and the diversity of rare flora and fauna of these places amazes even biologists. Steep cliffs enchant with their views and beautiful landscapes. There are also deep lakes and plateaus of ancient dinosaurs with finds. The highest point of this mountain system– Mount Ayrybaba (3,139 m). Today you will also explore the amazing lake that is the deepest lake of the country– Kattakol. This day you will stay in the Koytendag in the camp.
Day 5: Koitendag – Farap border
In the morning is transfer to the border.
Price per person:
02 pax – 640 $
04 pax – 535 $
06 pax – 435 $
08 pax – 385 $
10 pax – 350 $
Single – 45 $
Half board – 35 $
Full board – 70 $
Ashgabat – Kerki night train – 25 $
Ashgabat – “Menzil” Hotel 3*
Nokhur – Home stay
Koitendag – Tents
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
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.