Title of tour: Mysterious land Turkmenistan
Days / Nights: 4/3
Day 1: Ashgabat
You will be met at the airport today by your guide. The history of Ashgabat is usually started in 1881, when a Russian fortress was built on a hill on the outskirts of the Turkmen town of the same name. Then you will drive to Ashgabat- white marble capital. You are going to explore one of the most interesting sites of the city that you will find in Gokdepe village. You will explore the biggest mosques of the Central Asia, Turkmenbashy Ruhy Mosque. The main mosque of Turkmenistan, the largest single-domed mosque in the world and the largest in Central Asia, which accommodates about 10,000 people. Then you will transfer to Gokdepe horse farm where you will admire the gorgeous horse of Turkmenistan called Akhal Teke and the real pride of Turkmen people. Then you will return to the capital. Today you will also explore the amazing sites as: Independence Park and the Palace of Happiness where you will be inspired by the breathtaking views of the capital. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat – Kow Ata – Nokhur
After breakfast you will travel to the enchanting underground lake the Kow-Ata and the popular Bakharden cave. The lake translates as "Father of Caves" because it has unique features that heal people. People from all regions of Turkmenistan try to come and heal, as the lake contains about 38 healing elements that can improve blood circulation, blood pressure, and so on. This is the largest underground lake in the world. In the second part of the day you will transfer to Kopet Dag range. You will get to fabulous village Nokhur with fascinating landscapes. There are iving the unique tribes Nokhur with its traditions and customs. The village is surrounded on four sides of the magnificent mountains. The architecture of the village is very different from the usual one, as there are 2 - storey buildings of severe beauty. You will spend the night in homestay.
Day 3: Nokhur – Ashgabat – Kerki
Today you will transfer back to Ashgabat. Then you will explore the memorial complex it was erected to honor national heroes who died on the battlefields of the battle of Geoktepe and on the fronts of the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945, who gave their lives in other battles, as well as to commemorate the victims of the 1948 Ashgabat earthquake. The Earthquake Memorial monument dedicated to the victims of the earthquake is a bull with a globe and a child. Then you will transfer to the Russian Market. In the late seventies of the last century by the Ashgabat architect Vladimir Vysotin at the historic site was erected the magnificent building of the indoor market, which is a high professional rating and popularity far beyond the border of Turkmenistan. For the design and construction of this unique shopping facility, the author's team was awarded the prize of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. After that you will travel to train station to get to Kerki town. You will spend the night in the train.
Day 4: Kerki – Koytendag
Today you will arrive to Kerki you will have time for breakfast. Then you will be transferred to Koytendag mountain and nature place. The country’s most scenic mountains are Kugitangtau, also called Koytendag, are located in the very east of Turkmenistan. Here are the highest mountains in Turkmenistan with the top of Ayrybaba, one of the longest cave systems in the world, and the world's longest tracks of ancient lizards on the famous dinosaur Plateau, and much more. From Turkmen, the canyon translates as "mountains of deep canyons" and will enchant you with beautiful gorges and sheer cliffs. Mount Ayrybaba reaches a height of 3,139 m. You will also be inspired by the picturesque lake Kattakol that is the deepest lake in the country. This day you will stay in the Koytendag and breathe the fresh air of the camp.
Day 5: Koytendag – Turkmenabad – Ashgabat
After breakfast you will transfer to Turkmenabad city. Upon arrival to Turkmenabad city you will have a lunch and the drive to the train station. You will spend the night in the train.
Day 6: Ashgabat – Turkmenbashy – Yangykala – Balkanabat – Ashgabat
After arrival to the city you will have breakfast in one of the local restaurants. Then you will have a flight to Turkmenbashy. After arrival you will explore the picturesque Yangykala Canyon where you will be inspired by the fascinating views. Translated from Turkmen, the phrase "Yangi Kala" means "fire fortresses". The canyon fascinates with its beautiful views and is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. After exploration the canyon you will transfer Balkanabat city. Then you will drive to Ashgabat city. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.
Price per person:
02 pax – 805 $
04 pax – 680 $
06 pax – 550 $
08 pax – 480 $
10 pax – 440 $
Single – 60 $
Half board – 45 $
Full board – 90 $
Air ticket – Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi – 95 $
Train ticket – Ashgabat-Kerki-Ashgabat – 50 $
Ashgabat – “Menzil” Hotel 3*
Nokhur – Home stay
- 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.