Akhal-teke horse celebration 2 week tour to Turkmenistan

TURKMENISTAN TOUR

Duration: 14 days / 13 nights

Meeting at the international airport in Ashgabat

 Day 1

Meeting guest at the international airport of Ashgabat.

Check in hotel hotel 4*

Have an excursion to Old Nisa - included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is one of the first capitals of the Parthian Empire (III century BC - III century AD), which is among the largest state entities of the ancient world.

 Drive to Underground lake Kov-ata - a natural underground lake. The name translated from Turkmen means “father of caves”. Located 100 kilometers from Ashgabat. The water temperature is from +33 to +38 ° C all year round.

Have a lunch

Drive back to Ashgabat

On the way back visit the Mosque of Turkmenbashi Ruhy - main mosque in Turkmenistan, the largest single-domed mosque in the world and the largest in Central Asia, where 20,000 people can pray at one time.

Dinner at the local restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel

 Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive to central hippodrome on Celebration of Horse day (or Gokdepe horse farm)

Attend to the horse beauty competition, including cultural activity, Turkmen traditional folk show and cuisine

Dinner at the local restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel

 Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive to Kopetdag mountains. 

Nohur tribal mountain village for a visit of home silk weaving and tribal cemetery

Continue to Serdar via Bami village.

Dinner and overnight 

 Day 4

Visit  Parau bibi shrine.

Drive partly off- road via the lunar-like landscapes in the Kopetdag and the Sumbar River valleys to the Misrian lowlands and Dehistan.

Visit Dehistan and nearby Mashhat Ata mosque, Sir Kebir mausolerum, madasra, caravanserai, minarets and cemetery.

 Later continue to Balkanabad.

 Overnight in Balkanabat 

 Day 5

Transfer to Turkmenbashi at the Caspian Sea. 

 Visit Mollagara salt lake beach along the route.

Leave the road at Bugdayly and follow Messerian plain tracks.

Visit the Turkmenbashi fish bazaar and the Russian-orthodox church.

Overnight at hotel in Awaza resort.

 Day 6

Leisure on Caspian sea beach

Overnight at hotel in Awaza resort.

 Day 7

Flight from Turkmenbashi to Dashoguz at 14.20 - visit to History Museum of Khoresm province.

Kunya Urgench (UNESCO). Sightseeing of the Old Town with the portal of a caravansary, Mamun Minaret, Il Arslan Mausoleum, Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, Horezm Academy, Kutlug Timur Minaret, Turabek Hanum Mausoleum, Najm Ed Din Kubra, Soltan Ali Mausoleum and Dash Metjit Medrese. 

Overnight at hotel

 Day 8

Visit Izmukhir (Zamakshir) fortress and Ismamut Ata pilgrim sites.

 Afternoon drive to Darwaza gas crater.

 Stop for photos along the route.

Start exploration of gas craters along the route (one - full of water, second - with mud at the bottom in both gas can be seen bubbling through it).

Then venture in the desert and arrive at fiery gas crater.

Enjoy the view of the gas crater at night.

 Day 9

Have a breakfast

Drive back to Ashgabat

Visit cable-car in Kopetdag mountains with paronamiv view to Ashgabat

Have a lunch    

Ashgabat city tour: Wedding palace, Arch of Neutrality, Independence Park, Ferries Wheel, Ertogrul Gazi Mosque

Transfer to the airport for departure to Mary (18:10)

Have dinner

Overnight at the hotel

 Day 10

Visit Mary (center of cotton fields) - town center, bazaar, Juma Mosque, historical Silk Road park and Regional Museum of Mary.

Excursion of Merv (UNESCO) - Sightseeing: Alexandria Marginal (Erk Kala), Antiochia Margin (Gyaur Kala) remains, Sultan Kala, Sultan Ahmad Sanjar mausoluem, Yusuf Hamandany shrine, Mohammed ibn Said mausoleu, Gyz Kala castles.

After continue driving to Turkmenabad. 

Overnight in Turkmenabad.

 Day 11

Transfer to the Kugitang Mountains in the far east of Turkmenistan.

 Visit the mausoleum complex of Astana Baba and Alamberdar before reaching Atamyrat Town and the Amu Darya River.

Towards the end of the drive the mountains come into view and the highest peak of Turkmenistan, Airy Baba (3150 m) can be seen.

Arrival in the scenic village of Koyten.

Dinner and overnight in basic guesthouse 

 Day 12

Spend the day exploring the surroundings, with a steep walk up the slopes of the Dinosaur Plateau, where hundreds of dinosaur footprints have been extremely well preserved.

 Walk into the Umbar Dere Gorge to the local waterfall, and follow local pilgrims to the holy Kyrk Gyz Cave, where thousands of pieces of cloth are evidence of previous visitors.

 Dinner and overnight at the guesthouse.

 Day 13

Return to Turkmenabad with a brief visit of the Kainar Baba sulphur spring on the way.

 Arrival in Turkmenabad and transfer to the airport for evening flight to Ashgabat (20:40). 

 Upon arrival in Ashgabat transfer to hotel. 

Overnight Ashgabat.

 Day 14

Transfer to international airport for departure                  

 

TOUR PRiCE(12 pax): 1530 $ per person

Tour price includes:

Accommodation (double, twin)in hotels with breakfast.

All transfers and transportation as indicated on the program by A/C vehicle.

English speaking guide translator

Visa Support to Turkmenistan (letter of invitation)

Registration

Excursions

Entrance fees

Overnights in tents

Domestic flights

Lunchs and dinners

Tour price excludes:

Airfare international

Video and photo shootings charge on the spots.

Turkmen Visa fee

 

Covered regions:
Ashgabat
Ahal region
Balkan region
Daşoguz region
Lebap region
Mary region
Number of days: 14
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: International airfare, visa fees
Transport: Minivan
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
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Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
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Short tours
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Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
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Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.