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5 days tour in Turkmenistan

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Tour itinerary: Turkmenistan
Season: April - October
Days: 5Nights: 4
Price: by request
Tour description:

Short tour to Turkmenistan for 5 days will let you to dive into ancient Turkmen culture and traditions.

Day 1
Ashgabat

Flight to Ashgabat.

Arrival in Ashgabat in the morning.

Leave the terminal and meet the driver at the meeting zone.

Transfer to the hotel. Early check in. Short time to rest after the flight.

Breakfast at the hotel. After - meet with a guide.

Start Ashgabat city tour with visiting: (4-5 hours)

  • Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, Independence Park with Monument of Independence (it's a 118m column that consider the highest building in the country),

  • - Earthquake memorial, Ferris Wheel;

  • - Neutrality Arch - unique composition that  rotates slowly after the sun;

  • National Museum, where you can see more than 166 unique exposition from Ancient Merv and Nissa. 

  • - A trip to ancient Nissa (18 km from Ashgabad) that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the ruins of the ancient city ;

  • - Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum is considered as the biggest in Central Asia (could be filled with 10 thousand people). There are beautiful garden and fountains near the mosque. 

Transfer to the hotel. 

Resting time in the evening.

Overnight.

Day 2
Ashgabat - Mary - Ashgabat

Breakfast in the hotel.
  Transfer to the airport.
06:15 Departure to Mary by morning flight.
06:55 Arrival in Mary.
Excursion to Ancient Merv (UNESCO).  Discover historical park with: Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Mohammed bin Said Mausoleum, medieval castles – “Kesk” fortresses (6-7 centuries) and others. Return to Mary. Visit the History museum of Merv region.
Transfer to airport.
19:20 Evening flight to Ashgabat.
20:00 Arrival in Ashgabat.
Transfer to the hotel.
Day 3
Ashgabat - Darvaza

Breakfast at the hotel. 
Transfer to Darwaza with sightseeing en-route:

  • - Anau Mosque Ruins, 

  • - Akhal-Teke horse stables and Sunday Bazaar;

  • - 2 small craters with mud and water. 

Continue to Darwaza crater and change from the asphalt road to the Karakum desert track, continue 10 km deep inside. 

In 1971 geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn the gas. Geologists hoped the fire would go out in a few days but it has been burning ever since. Locals have named the cavern The Gate - Darwaza. The views are impressive, especially in sunset and night when the mild sunlight and burning crater evoke incredible and ambiguous feelings. 

BBQ dinner and overnight.

Day 4
Darvaza - Kunya - Urgench - Ashgabat

Camp – style breakfast. Transfer to Kunya – Urgench. Meet with a guide

Start sightseeing tour with visiting:

  • - The founder mausoleum of Sufi sects "Kubra" Nadzhimetdin Kubra (XII-XIII centuries);

  • - The mausoleum of Mongolian princess Torebeg-Hanym (XII-XIV centuries); minaret Mamun (X-XI centuries); 

  • - Minaret Kutlug-Timur (XII-XIV c, the highest minaret in Central Asia);

  • - Mausoleum Kyrkmolla (II in BC - III A.D.); 

  • - Mausoleum Arslan II (the oldest building in the city - date of its bookmark is roughly estimated by XI century).

Transfer to the airport.

Evening flight to Ashgabat.

Arrival in Ashgabat.

Transfer to the hotel.

Resting time in the afternoon/evening. Overnight.

Day 5
Ashgabat

Transfer to the airport.

Morning departure flight from Ashgabat

End of the tour.

Accommodations:

City

Standard

Comfort

Ashgabad

Bagt Koshgi / Ak Altyn

Sport

Darwaza

Tent camp

 

OR OTHER HOTELS OF THE SAME LEVEL

Price of the tour:

Number of participants

Price in Standard

Price in Comfort

1 person

$

$

2 persons

$

$

3 persons

$

$

Single supplement

Tour Price includes:

- Visa support (Letter of Invitation, State Registration, Travel Pass)

- Road transport in private air-conditioned vehicles, regular or SUV/4WD as per table (please, see table below for seating capacity)

- Accommodation based on shared double hotel room, including breakfast 

- Accommodation based on shared trekking tent (incl. sleeping mat, sleeping bag and pillow), including breakfast and dinner (TL in private tent)

- English-speaking guide-interpreter services (GIT: escort guide, also on transfers; FIT local guides), as per price differentiation 

- Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the program, as per price differentiation

- Bottled water 1,5 ltr ppd;

- Porter services;

Tour Price does not include:

- Air tickets for international flights;

- Air tickets for local flights;

- Turkmenistan tourist visa, when obtained at Ashgabat Airport 

- Turkmenistan migration tax 10+2 USD per person, to be paid at Ashgabat Airport (subject to change)

- Photo/video fees at historical sites and museums

- Tips for local guide(s) and/or driver(s) 

- Souvenirs and other personal items

- All other charges and services not mentioned under “Included”

- Fees for the use of photo and video cameras at the monuments;
  - Meals (lunches and dinners).  

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