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Tour “Mysterious Turkmenistan” 2020

Duration: 7 days/6 nights
Season: April-October
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Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Ashgabat – Nisa – Gypchak – Ashgabat
Your guide will pick you up at the airport and accompany you to the capital city of Turkmenistan – one of the most
beautiful cities of the world which was recently included into the Book of Guinness as the Most-White Marble City in
the World. Today you will visit main tourist attraction in the capital parks and monuments, impressive mosque and
other iconic buildings. You will drive to Nissa fortress – the Sanctuary of Parthian Kings. UNESCO declared fortress a
World Heritage Site in 2007. Afterwards you will visit the biggest Mosque in Central Asia Ruhy Mosque (Gypjak),
Mausoleum of the first President of Turkmenistan. Overnight is in the hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat – Mary
Today you will visit the State Museum of Turkmenistan. It stores ancient artifacts found at the excavations of the
settlements Nisa, Merv and Gonurdepe, collection of vintage Turkmen carpets, rare examples of national clothing,
jewelries, and antique weapons. The 9 halls display figurines of Athens, Eros, silver gilded griffin, horn-shaped ivory
vessels-rhytons of the Parthian era, gold jewelries, medallions-stamps from Margiana and Buddhist artifacts. There
are also a fossilized piece of wood of the Paleozoic period, aged 270,000,000, dinosaurs’ footprints, an 820-kg
meteorite fallen in Kunya-Urgench in 1998 and a lot more. Afterwards is drive to Mary city. On the way you will stop
at Annau, the ruins of 15th century – Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque
and Abiward – an ancient Sassanid city. Archaeological excavations at the ancient city of Abiward have been made in
the last century to about 8 km west of the Kahka station in an area of 12,000 m2. The central tell is 60 feet high and
700 feet round. Overnight is in the hotel.

Day 3: Mary – Merv – Ashgabat
After breakfast at 8:00 tour starts with visit the glorious Ancient Merv (UNESCO World Heritage Site). One of the
major archaeological sites of Central Asia, Merv played an important part in the development of the Silk Road for
more than 2 000 years. Within the limits of the archaeological park, which is 1200 ha, we will have a chance to
observe all constituent parts of the “wandering city”. The splendid XII c. mausoleums of Sultan Sanjar and
Muhammed ibn-Zeyd, demonstrate exquisite Seljuk period brickwork and architectural décor. Then is drive to visit
Museum with an extensive ethnography section, including a large collection of Turkmen jewellery, carpets, stuffed
animals, a fully decorated yurt and pottery from the time of the Mongol occupation. But best of all is the

archaeological section, bringing together artifacts found at both Merv and Margush, including pottery, weapons,
household implements and jewelry. Then you will drive to Ashgabat. Overnight is in the hotel.

Day 4: Ashgabat – Darwaza
After the lunch is drive through the Karakum desert to Darwaza. Today you will visit a small nomadic village on the
way to the main attraction and immerse into the traditional life style of Turkmen people. Then is visit of the gas
deposit. Stay in a camp with tasty catering; the perfect way to enjoy this highlight. Observe the fantastic view of the
crater at daylight and at night, feel the heat and listen to the wind and the sound that this giant oven creates.
Overnight is in a tent under the starry sky.

Day 5: Darwaza – Kone Urgench – Dashoguz – Ashgabat
After the breakfast is drive to North province of Turkmenistan, to the architectural monuments of Old Urgench,
Capital of Khorezm in X-XII centuries. Visit the Mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, Tyurabek Khanum, Il-Arslan,
Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia Kutlyg Timur. Upon arrival to Dashoguz you will have a city
tour. Transfer to airport for a local flight at 20:10/21:00. Hotel accommodation and overnight.

Day 6: Ashgabat
Tour starts with visiting an Eastern bazaar of Turkmenistan “Tolkuchka”. You will feel real beauty of Turkmen
carpets, national silver jewelers and souvenirs. After that you will drive to the horse farm for exploring the pride of
the Turkmen people – Akhal-Teke horses. In addition, you will have a traditional Tea party, short Akhal-Teke horse
show program and can see the racks of horses. Return to Ashgabat. In the evening is city tour to see illumination of
monuments of the city. Overnight is in the hotel.

Day 7: Ashgabat – Airport
In the morning is transfer to the airport

Price is given in USD per person in twin room sharing:

Number of person: Option “Standard” Option “Comfort”
2-3 1200 1320
4-5 930 1050
6-7 790 900
8-9 740 840
10+ 670 790
Additional payment for single supplement 170 210
Full board (lunches, dinners)
Menu: national food
*Alcohol drinks are not includes
160 160

Price includes:

  • Letter of Invitation for Turkmenistan (not visa fees)
  • All transfers by comfortable vehicle
  • Accommodation in twin room sharing with breakfasts
  • Excursions with Professional English Speaking guides
  • Entry tickets
  • Mineral water 1 lt per day on transfers between cities

Price excludes:

  • International air fare to/from Turkmenistan
  • Full board (lunches/dinners)
  • Photo and camera fees on sights
  • Insurance
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