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6 day tour in Turkmenistan

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Tour itinerary: Ashgabat – Mary- Ashgabat- Darwaza- Kunya Urgench- Ashgabat - Bajigiran
Season: all the year around
Days: 6Nights: 5
Price: by request
Tour description:

Welcome to Turkmenistan!

Ashgabat, Merv, Mary, Darwaza - all these sites are put in the program and waiting for you!

Day 1
Ashgabat

Flight to Ashgabat.

Arrival in Ashgabat in the morning.

After passport/visa / migration formalities meet the driver and guide at the meeting zone.

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

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with a guide & driver in the hotel's lobby.

Start Ashgabat city tour with visiting:

  • 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 (10 thousand people). There are beautiful garden and fountains near the mosque. 

Transfer to the hotel. 

Resting time in the evening.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Ashgabat - Mary - Ashgabat
Breakfast.

Transfer to the airport, for a domestic flight to Mary. (~40 mins).

Arrival. Meet with a driver & guide and move to Ancient Merv via Mary with an accompanied guide (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 the Merv region.

Finish your excursion.

Transfer back to the airport.

Return to Ashgabat by the closest flight.

Transfer back to the hotel with a meeting driver.

Overnight.

Day 3
Ashgabat - Mary - Ashgabat

Breakfast at the hotel. 
Transfer to Ashgabat countryside for visit Navruz celebration near Ashgabat to observe Turkmen traditions and customs, cultural shows, visiting:

  • - Anau Mosque Ruins;

  • - Akhal-Teke horse stables;

Transfer back to Ashgabat.

Resting time in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4
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 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 stay in yurt.

Day 5
Darvaza - Kunya Urgench - Ashgabat

Camp – style breakfast.

Transfer to Kunya – Urgench.

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.

Accommodation: 

City

Standard

Comfort

Ashgabat

Ak Altyn

Grand Turkmen

Prices are available by request. In the case of interest and further reservation, please contact us by e-mail: info@anurtour.com
Tour Price includes:

- Hotel accommodation in double / twin sharing rooms;

- All entrance fees to the monuments and museums as specified in the program;

- Full transportation service and all transfers on vehicles with a/c

- Guide services;

- Visa invitation letters for Turkmenistan;

- Still water all tour time (about 1.5 l per person per day);

Tour Price does not include:

- Air tickets for international and domestic flights;

- Visa fee;

- Turkmenistan Migration cards ($12)

- Fees for the use of photo and video cameras at the monuments;

- Meals (lunches and dinners).

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