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Trip to Turkmenistan: Tour 2


 Trip to Turkmenistan: Tour 2

Trip to Turkmenistan: Tour 2

Day 1: Ashgabat
On arrival to Ashgabat in evening or early morning you will be transferred to the hotel. Then we will travel to "Old Nisa". It is the National park of Parhian Kings which is included in UNESCO Heritage List. Afterwards we will drive to "Gypjak" Mosque and Mausoleum of the late President of Turkmenistan. Later on, drive to the State Museum of History. There are ancient artifacts of sites as Nisa, Merv and Gonurdepe and gathering of Turkmen national carpets, outfits, jewelries, and antique weapons. There are 9 halls which show attributes of Athens, Eros, silver gilded griffin, horn-shaped ivory vessels-rhytons of the Parthian era. Find gold jewelries, medallions-stamps from Margiana and Buddhist artifacts as well. See fossilized piece of wood of the Paleozoic period which was found 270,000,000 years ago, also dinosaurs' footprints and 820-kg meteorite which fell down in Kunya Urgench in 1998. Transfer to a hotel.  

Day 2: Ashgabat - Darwaza
We will travel to the North of Turkmenistan and visit Bahardok village. Travelers will learn more about Turkmen lifestyle as well as taste national dishes. Later on, we will visit Gas Crater - Darwaza located on the North of Ashgabat. It is also called "Door to the Hell". If you want to see how it looks at night, just stay till evening and get impress of it! Overnight is in a tent.

Day 3: Darwaza - Ashgabat
In the morning we will visit parks and monuments as "Ertugrul Gazy" mosque. Try chance of visiting all sites and highlights in Ashgabat. See Cultural center "Alem", Arch of Neutrality, the Memorial complex, Independence Monument, Oriental bazaar, Horse Hippodrom with Ahalteke horses and Wedding Palace building with Observation platform. Admire the best panoramic view of the city! Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 4: Ashgabat - Abiverd - Nedir Shah - Mary
In the morning we will drive to Mary region. It is 360 km. On the route you will visit ancient ruins belonging to the 15th century and called Seyit Jamal ad Din Mosque. This mosque was built in 1456 because of Mohammed Khudaiot. There is the Castle of Abiverd which is deliberated to be eighth historical reserves of Turkmenistan as good as Kunya Urgench, Nissa, Merv and Dakhistan. It is located between Ashgabat and Mary. In addition, you will see the Castle of Nedir Shakh which is a Turkmenistan heritage. On arrival to Mary region, you will spend night in a tent.  

Day 5: Mary - Merv - Ashgabat
Travelers will explore Old Merv. It is situated near the Great Silk Road and became one of the largest as well as biggest cities of the ancient world. You will have a guided city tour of Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. After that you will have the opportunity to visit the 5th center of civilization as Margush in the Karakum desert. We will back to Ashgabat city. Night is in a hotel.

Day 6: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Ashgabat
We will travel to Kow Ata lake (Father of caves). It is underground lake which is situated in 107 km from Ashgabat city. When you see this lake, you will be awe-struck by wonderful view! The overall length of the cave is about 230 m, height - 20 m and width are about 57 m. The bottom of the cave is made with bumps of softened limestone or stalagmites. It is emerald colored. The average temperature of the water is about 33-37°C. Then we will drive to Nokhur. It is located in a small depression valley and mountains of the Kopet Dag Range. See houses built with cement and mud. The streets are so narrow and even a small car can drive there with snags. The remote valley is populated by the Nohkuri people. They live in mountainous valleys near the border area of Turkmenistan and Iran. Actually, Nokhur is the major village with the popularity of thousand or two thousand people. Then we will return to Ashgabat city. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 7: Flight
Airport transfer. 

Transport:
02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minibus
10 pax - Bus 

Price per person:
02 pax - 1 080 $
04 pax - 730 $
06 pax - 605 $
08 pax - 545 $
10 pax - 650 $
Single - 130 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 65 $ 

Half board - 65 $
Full board - 130 $

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Mary - "Mary" 4*
Darwaza - Tents
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Museum admissions
- Provision of drinking water
- Domestic flights and trains (if any)                                         

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms         
- Bank tax (4 $)
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12 $)
- Use of cameras on monuments for additional fee.

Note: Availability of 2 photos (5×6) at the points of entry.