Title of tour: Heritage of Turkmenistan
Days / Nights: 6/5
Overnights: Ashgabat, Nokhur, Kerki, Koytendag
Day 1: Ashgabat
This day you will get acquainted with the local guide and drive to the capital Ashgabat. You will have a highlight tour. After arrival to Ashgabat you will transfer to Gokdepe village where you will observe the picturesque mosque Turkmenbashy Ruhy. This is the largest mosque in the Cenral Asia that can occupy more than 10,000 people. The mausoleum of Turkmenbashi and his family members is located here. Then you will drive to next spot where you will explore the Gokdepe horse farm. You will be impressed by the beauty and endurance of charming Akhal Teke horse. Then you will return the city. You will also explore today the significant attractions of the capital such as Independence Park and the Palace of Happiness where you will be impressed by the stunning panoramic views of the city. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat – Kow Ata – Nokhur
After breakfast you will transfer to amazing Lake Kow Ata that is situated in fascinating Bakharden cave. A beautiful lake that has never been hit by the sun's rays will delight you. You can enjoy the views of the lake and learn more about it. The lake has healing properties and contains about 38 elements. The water temperature does not change throughout the year and is about 33-38 degrees Celsius. This is the largest underground lake in the world. It is translated from the Turkmen lake as "Father of caves". Then you will travel to the picturesque Kopet Dag range. There you will find the fabulous village Nokhur and mountain tribes of Nokhur. These unique tribes have preserved their traditions and customs, which have their own beautiful architecture and charming landscapes. You will spend the night in the homestay.
Day 3: Nokhur – Ashgabat – Kerki
This day you will return to capital Ashgabat. You will have a sightseeing tour where you will explore the memorial complex. There are situated three memorials dedicated those that died in the 1948 earthquake, soldiers who perished in WWII and those killed in other Turkmen battles. The Earthquake Memorial represents a mighty bull holding the broken earth on its horns, the bodies of the dead, and a woman raising her son over the ruins of the city with a desperate movement of her hand. Then you will transfer to the Russian Market. The Gulistan project was developed in 1965-1969 by the architect Vladimir Vysotin, and it was built in 1972-1982. Locals also call it "Russian Bazaar" and it is one of the largest in the capital. In 2001, a large-scale reconstruction of the Bazaar was carried out. Here you can walk along the bright and colorful rows of the Bazaar and buy beautiful national souvenirs. After that you will be transferred to the train station to find the Kerki town. The overnight is in the train.
Day 4: Kerki – Koytendag
Today you will arrive to Kerki. Then you will transfer to Koytendag mountain and nature place. During the tour you will know that Kugitangtau, also called Koytendag. They are situated in the very east of Turkmenistan. It is rich in unique natural landscapes and amazing monuments of nature and history that go back not only to the middle ages but also to ancient times. This region is scientifically poorly studied and attracts researchers from all over the world. This place translates as "mountains of deep canyons". There are deep lakes, the most ancient dinosaur plateaus, and long caves. There are also located the highest spot of Turkmenistan – Mount Ayrybaba (3,139 m).You will also admire the deepest lake – Kattakol. Today you will spend the night in the camp in the Koytendag.
Day 5: Koitendag – Turkmenabat – Ashgabat
After breakfast you will transfer to the Turkmenabad airport for flight to Ashgabat. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 6: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.
Price per person:
02 pax – 710 $
04 pax – 570 $
06 pax – 465 $
08 pax – 415 $
10 pax – 380 $
Single – 70 $
Half board – 40 $
Full board – 75 $
Ashgabat – Kerki night train – 25 $
Turkmenabad – Ashgabat flight – from 85 $
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.