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Turkmenistan Tour 5

Рубрики :Туркменистан

11 Days | Ashgabat, Mary, Merv, Darvaza Gas Crater, Dashoguz, Kunya-Urgench

This 11-day tour to Turkmenistan includes all country’s major cities with all its modern wealth and heritage of the ancestors. In addition you will enjoy the grandeur of the Karakum Desert crossed by the tour route, and along with that you will stay on the edge of gas crater, called by the locals as «The Gate to Blazes». The tour program full of events will not make you feel bored, because historical sites alternate with natural landscapes and large cities with picturesque villages.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Ashgabat

Arrival in Ashgabat. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat – Nohur – Serdar

After breakfast drive to Nohur mountain village in the Kopet Dag Mountains (visit tribal cemetery and pilgrim site; silk weaving households, Kyz Bibi site and cemetery, waterfall, and Greet Tree). On the way stop to see Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum and Geok Tepe Mosque. Continue drive to Serdar through Kopet Dag Mountains. Arrive in Serdar, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Serdar – Dekhistan – Balkanabat

Drive to Dekhistan and Mashat Ata via Karakala and Moon Mountains, and Sumbar River valleys. Arrive in Balkanabat. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Balkanabat – Turkmenbashi

Drive to Turkmenbashi at Caspian Sea via Mollagara salt lake. Arrival in Turkmenbashi, check in to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Turkmenbashi – Ashgabat

Free time in the morning. In the afternoon sightseeing in Turkmenbashi. Visit fish bazaar, Gate of Central Asia, Awaza beach area. Transfer to train station for an overnight train to Ashgabat.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

Day 6: Ashgabat – Darvaza

In the morning arrive in Ashgabat. After breakfast visit National museum. In the afternoon depart to Darvaza gas crater located in the middle of Karakym desert with visit of Kekirdek (270 km, 4 h.). Arrive at the crater, set up the camp. Enjoy a delicious fire-cooked meal for dinner near the burning gas crater. Overnight in tents.

Day 7: Darvaza – Dashoguz

Drive to Dashoguz. En route visit Kunya-Urgench historical sites which have been included into the UNESCO World Heritage List: visit mausoleums of Turebek-Khanym, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il Arslan, Najmaddin-Kubra, Sultan Ali. Discover the Kutlug Timur Minaret and KyrkMolla Hill. Arrive in Dashoguz, overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

Day 8: Dashoguz – Ashgabat – Mary

Morning flight to Ashgabat. Upon arrival in Ashgabat drive to Mary (370 km, 8-9hours). En route visit Anau Mosque remains and pilgrim site and Abiverd urban Silk Road remains on the way. Arrive in Merv. Sightseeing Merv, an ancient city that was a major center of international trade and crafts located on the Silk Road. Afternoon visit History museum of region. Discover historical park with Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Large and Small Gyz Gala, ErkGala, Gyaur Gala, Keshk Fortresses, and others. Return to Mary. Transfer to the hotel upon arrival. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Mary

Full morning for visit to the excavations of the ancient Margush country capital – Gonur, which consist of the Palace of the city, Fire and Water Temples, Royal Necropolis. In the afternoon drive to Merv. Sightseeing in Merv, an ancient city that was a major center of international trade and crafts located on the Silk Road.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

Day 10: Mary – Ashgabat

In the morning transfer to the airport for flight to Ashgabat. Arrive in Ashgabat. Visit Altyn Asyr Bazaar and Hippodrome (race or stables, depending on the weekday and season). Continue sightseeing in Ashgabat. Explore archeological site of Old Nissa (included in UNESCO World Heritage list) and Spiritual Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in Central Asia. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

Day 11: Ashgabat – departure

Transfer to the Airport. End of the tour.
Accommodation:
City Comfort Option Economy Option Nights
Ashgabat Oguzkent, Nusay
Ashgabat, Grand Turkmen 2
Dashoguz UzBoy
UzBoy 1
Mary Margush, Yrsgal, Dayanch
Margush, Yrsgal, Dayanch 2
Serdar Chinar Chinar 1
Balkanabat Nebitchi Nebitchi 1
Turkmenbashi Charlak Charlak 1

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• EXCLUSIONS


• All transfers: 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3 pax by 5 seat minivan; 4-8 pax by 14 seat minibus; 9-20 pax by 35 seat bus or two minibuses; 20 pax and more by 55 seat bus; 4WD vehicle on days 4-6;
• Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, gender or couple shared homestay room, shared 2-person tent, shared 4-person sleeper coach (all including breakfast);
• Utensils and necessary equipment for staying in tents (sleeping bags, sleeping mats, pillows, dining table, chairs);
• Meals (4 dinners) in locations where no public dining options are available (Nohur, Dehistan, train and Darwaza);
• English speaking tour leader;
• Sightseeing tour program in each city;
• Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
• Domestic airline tickets Dashoguz-Ashgabat and Mary-Ashgabat;
• Domestic night train ticket Turkmenbashi-Ashgabat (in shared 4-person sleeper coaches);
• Visa support for Turkmenistan tourist visa;
• Porter services on the tour;
• Bottled water 1.5l per person a day.

 


Turkmenistan Tour 4

Рубрики :Туркменистан

10 Days | Ashgabat, Mary, Merv, Darvaza, Gas Crater, Dashoguz, Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenbashi, Yangikala

The tour program includes virtually all the interesting places of Turkmenistan. You will see modern Ashgabat, whose attractions were entered into the Guinness Book of World Records several times, visit the ruins of the world's oldest settlements – Nisa, Merv, Gonur, peers of the first civilizations. You will also make a journey to the heart of the Karakum Desert – Gas crater in Darvaza. Furthermore you will spend a day in picturesque Nohur village in highland, visit pilgrimage sites, veiled from the eyes of the world in the Kopet Dag Mountains, relax alone with nature in the scenic canyons of the Yangikala and host of other sights.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Ashgabat

Arrive in Ashgabat. Transfer to the hotel.


Day 2: Ashgabat

After breakfast visit Sunday market (Tolkuchka) if it is Sunday. After that sightseeing tour in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan that has recently been noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as having more white marble buildings than any other city in the world. During the city tour you will explore an archaeological site of Old Nisa (included in UNESCO World Heritage list) and Spiritual Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in Central Asia. You will visit the National Museum of History, the Monument of Neutrality, Presidential Square, Ertugrul Gazi Mosque and newly built Independence Park. Intense and interesting excursion also includes a stopover at the Akhalteke horse stables and Lenin Monument. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

Day 3: Ashgabat – Mary

Morning flight to Mary, Visit centre of the city, including Juma mosque, Central bazaar, and Russian Orthodox church. Afternoon excursion to Merv, an ancient city that was a major center of international trade and crafts located on the Silk Road. Afternoon visit History museum of region. Discover historical park with Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Large and Small Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Gyaur Gala, Keshk Fortress and others. Return to Mary, Transfer to the hotel upon arrival. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

Day 4: Mary – Ashgabat

Full morning for visit to the excavations of the ancient Margush country capital – Gonur, which consists of the Palace of the city, Fire and Water Temples, Royal Necropolis. Return to Mary, take a late afternoon flight back to Ashgabat (370 km, 40 min). Transfer to the hotel upon arrival. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Ashgabat – Darvaza

Early departure for overnight trip to Karakum Desert; after 2 hours on tarmac road, drive off-road to Damla desert semi-nomadic settlement; and further off-road to Darvaza gas crater located in the middle of Karakum desert. Arrive at the crater, set up the camp. Enjoy a delicious fire-cooked meal for dinner near the burning gas crater. Overnight in tents.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

Day 6: Darvaza – Dashoguz – Ashgabat

Drive to Dashoguz with excursion to Kunya-Urgench historical sites which have been included into the UNESCO World Heritage List: visit mausoleums of Turabek Khanum, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il-Arslan, Najmuddin-Kubra, Sultan Ali. Discover the Kutlug-Timur Minaret and Kyrk Molla Hill. Afternoon transfer to Dashoguz.Evening flight to Ashgabat.Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Ashgabat – Turkmenbashi – Yangikala

Morning flight to Turkmenbashi at Caspian Sea. Departure for overnight trip to Yangikala Canyons. First 2 hours on tarmac, then followed by potholed tarmac and gravel tracks. Set up tent camp in canyons. Dinner at camp and overnight at pilgrim house Gozli-Ata.

Day 8: Yangikala – Turkmenbashi – Ashgabat

Visit pilgrim sites of Gozli-Ata and Kemal-Ata. Drive to Turkmenbashi, and evening flight back to Ashgabat. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

Day 9: Ashgabat – Nohur – Ashgabat

Day trip to Nohur village in the Kopet Dag Mountains (visit tribal cemetery and pilgrim site; silk weaving homes), with visit of Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum and Gokdepe Mosque on the way. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Ashgabat – departure

Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
Accommodation:
City Comfort Option Economy Option Nights
Ashgabat Oguzkent, Nusay
Ashgabat, Grand Turkmen 6
Darvaza gas crater Tent Tent 1
Mary Margush, Yrsgal, Dayanch
Margush, Yrsgal, Dayanch 1
Yangikala Tent Tent 1

• INCLUSIONS
• EXCLUSIONS


• Road transport as per program per AC road vehicle (2x2) or AC jeep (2x4 or 4x4) depending on terrain (3-seater or 5-seater vehicles);
• Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
• Utensils and necessary equipment for staying in tents (sleeping bags, sleeping mats, pillows, dining table, chairs);
• Cold camp breakfast, cold picnic lunches and hot camp dinners;
• Simple camp cooking services (no separate cook); dining equipment and tools (seating arrangement, cutlery, etc.);
• English speaking tour leader;
• Sightseeing tour program in each city;
• Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
• Economy class ticket for flight Ashgabat-Mary-Ashgabat;
• Economy class ticket for flight Dashoguz-Ashgabat;
• Economy class ticket for flight Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi-Ashgabat;
• Visa support for Turkmenistan tourist visa;
• Porter services on the tour;
• Bottled water 1.5l per person a day.


Turkmenistan Tour 3

Рубрики :Туркменистан

8 Days | Ashgabat, Mary, Merv, Darvaza Gas Crater, Dashoguz, Kunya-Urgench, Nohur, Turkmenbashi, Yangikala

During the 8-day Turkmenistan tour you will see the monuments of legendary Merv and ancient Nisa, visit archaeological excavations in Gonur and reserve of eastern medieval architecture in Kunya-Urgench. In addition, you will learn about the unique culture and way of life of semi-nomads in the Karakum Desert and visit the picturesque village of Nohur isolated from civilization by Kopet Dag Mountains and Yangikala - the red-orange canyons, known for its stunning views and places of pilgrimage.

Tour itinerary:


Day 1: Arrival in Ashgabat

Arrive in Ashgabat. Transfer to the hotel. After breakfast visit Sunday market (Tolkuchka) (if it is Sunday). After that sightseeing tour in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan that has recently been noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as having more white marble buildings than any other city in the world. During the city tour you will explore an archaeological site of Old Nisa (included in UNESCO World Heritage list) and Spiritual Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in Central Asia. You will visit the National Museum of History, the Monument of Neutrality, Presidential Square, Ertugrul Gazi Mosque and newly built Independence Park. Rich and interesting excursion also includes a stopover at the Akhalteke horse stables and Lenin Monument. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6 hours

Day 2: Ashgabat – Mary

In the morning drive to Mary (370 km, 8-9 hours.) En route visit Anau Mosque remains and pilgrim site and Abiverd urban Silk Road remains on the way. Afternoon excursion to Merv, an ancient city that was a major center of international trade and crafts located on the Silk Road. Afternoon visit History museum of region. Discover historical park with Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Large and Small Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Gyaur Gala, Keshk Fortresses, and others. Return to Mary, Transfer to the hotel upon arrival.Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Mary – Ashgabat

Full morning for visit to the excavations of the ancient Margush country capital – Gonur, which consists of the Palace of the city, Fire and Water Temples, Royal Necropolis. Return to Mary, take a late afternoon flight back to Ashgabat (370 km, 40 min). Transfer to the hotel upon arrival. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Ashgabat – Darvaza

Free time in the morning. In the afternoon departure for overnight trip to Karakum Desert; after 2 hours on tarmac road, drive off-road to Damla desert semi-nomadic settlement; and further off-road to Darvaza gas crater located in the middle of Karakum desert. Arrive at the crater, set up the camp. Enjoy a delicious fire-cooked meal for dinner near the burning gas crater. Overnight in tents.

Day 5: Darvaza – Dashoguz – Ashgabat

Drive to Dashoguz with excursion to Kunya-Urgench historical sites which have been included into the UNESCO World Heritage List: visit mausoleums of Turabek Khanum, Sultan Tekesh,Sultan Il-Arslan, Najmuddin-Kubra, Sultan Ali. Discover the Kutlug-Timur Minaret and Kyrk Molla Hill. Afternoon transfer to Dashoguz. Evening flight to Ashgabat. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Ashgabat – Nohur – Turkmenbashi

Day trip to Nohur village in the Kopet Dag Mountains (visit tribal cemetery and pilgrim site; silk weaving homes), with visit of Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum and Gokdepe Mosque on the way. Evening flight to Turkmenbashiat Caspian Sea. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Turkmenbashi – Yangikala

Early departure for overnight trip to Yangikala Canyons. First 2 hours on tarmac, then followed by potholed tarmac and gravel tracks.

Day 8: Yangikala – Turkmenbashi – Ashgabat

Visit pilgrim sites of Gozli-Ata and Kemal-Ata. Drive to Turkmenbashi, and evening flight back to Ashgabat. Transfer to the Airport. End of the tour.
Accommodation:
City Comfort Option Economy Option Nights
Ashgabat Oguzkent, Nusay
Ashgabat, Grand Turkmen
4
Mary Margush, Yrsgal, Dayanch
Margush, Yrsgal, Dayanch
1
Darvaza gas crater Tent Tent 1
Turkmenbashi Charlak Charlak 1
Yangikala Camping or a pilgrim house Camping or a pilgrim house 1

• INCLUSIONS
• EXCLUSIONS


• Road transport as per program per AC road vehicle (2x2) or AC jeep (2x4 or 4x4) depending on terrain (3-seater or 5-seater vehicles);
• Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included; (please note that rooms offered in Oguzkent Hotel are with court yard view, rooms with city view are available at additional cost);
• Utensils and necessary equipment for staying in tents (sleeping bags, sleeping mats, pillows, dining table, chairs);
• Cold camp breakfast, cold picnic lunches and hot camp dinners;
• Simple camp cooking services (no separate cook); dining equipment and tools (seating arrangement, cutlery, etc.);
• English speaking tour leader;
• Sightseeing tour program in each city;
• Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
• Economy class ticket for flight Mary-Ashgabat;
• Economy class ticket for flight Dashoguz-Ashgabat;
• Economy class ticket for flight Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi-Ashgabat;
• Visa support for Turkmenistan tourist visa;
• Porter services on the tour;
• Bottled water 1.5l per person a day.


Door-to-Hell at Night Tour

Рубрики :Туркменистан

2 Days | Kunya-Urgench, Darvaza gas crater,Karakum desert, Erbent village

Darvaza (a.k.a Door-to-Hell) tour is a trip to the natural gas crater withthe size of American football field that appeared in 1971 and has been burningever since. You will see it at night, the most beautiful time, also enjoy firecooked dinner and explore pristine nature of Karakum, the hottest desert inCentral Asia. In the north of the vast desert you will discover famous city ofKunya-Urgench, the capital of ancient Khorezm Empire that encounters more than2000 years of history. Book Door to Hell at Night tour and spend a wonderfulnight in the tent next to the crater of fire.

Tour itinerary: Day 1: Ashgabat – Dashoguz – Darvaza

Your Door-to-Hell tour starts in Ashgabat with the transfer to the airport for morning flight to Dashoguz (580 km, 50 min). Upon arrival drive to Kunya-Urgench, the ancient capital of Khorezm Empire (120 km, 1 h. 30 min). Start sightseeing Kunya-Urgench historical site: mausoleums of Turebek-Khanym, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il Arslan, Najmad-din-Kubra, Sultan Ali. Discover the Kutlug Timur Minaret and Kyrk Molla Hill. In the afternoon drive to Darvaza gas crater located in the middle of Karakym desert (8 km across sand dunes). Arrive at the crater, set up the camp. Enjoy a delicious fire-cooked meal for dinner near the burning gas crater. Overnight in tents.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours

Day 2: Darvaza – Ashgabat

After camp style breakfast depart to Ashgabat (280 km, 4 h). On the way stop at Erbent village to witness life of locals surrounded by desert. Arrive in Ashgabat. End of the trip.

• INCLUSIONS
• EXCLUSIONS


• All transfers;
• One way economy air ticket Ashgabat – Dashoguz;
• Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide;
• Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
• Utensils and necessary equipment for staying in tents (sleeping bags, sleeping mats, pillows, dining table, chairs);
• Camp style dinner and breakfast at Darvaza crater;
• Lunch in Kunya Urgench.


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