Budget Tour in Turkmenistan 12/13 days
Japanese guide and others
We can organize transfer from/to Khiva, Bukhara, Sarakhs or Bajgiran-Iran.
Please check the following package
GOOD SERVICE WITH LOW COST
SPECIAL ITINERARY FOR TURKMENISTAN
12 nights/13 days Price for individuals 2-3 persons
1560 $ /person
Bed &Breakfast : breakfast only
Itinerary could be with more days and places due to request
Day 1, Bukhara - Turkmenabat- Koytendag
Transfer to the border, border formalities. Meet the guide with driver at the border. Drive to Turkmenabat city and then to Koytendag mountains. (320 km). By the way visiting Mausoleum “Alamberdar” (11 cent.) and Mausoleum of “Astana – Baba” (12 cent.) Lunch at the Atamurat town. (220 km.) Accommodation at recreation center hotel by the "Katta kol" lake. Dinner at the local restaurant
Day 2 Koytendag Mountains.
Breakfast. Excursion to the mountains, visiting the canyon “Kyrk Gyz” (with translation Forty Girls), Plateau dinosaur footprints. Picnic. Visiting the waterfall “Umbar dere”. Visiting Kattakol Lake. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 3 Koytendag – Turkmenabat.
Breakfast. Departure from Koytendag Mountains to Turkmenabat city. (440 km.) By the way visiting hydrosulfide source “Gaynar – baba”, Lunch at the Atamurat town. Dinner at Turkmenabat. Drive for overnight to Mary city
Day 4: 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.
Day 5: 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. Visit Anau Mosque remains. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Ashgabat – Darvaza
In the morning 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 Yerbent (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. Arrive in Dashoguz, overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Dashoguz – Ashgabat – Nohur - Serdar
Morning flight to Ashgabat. Upon arrival in Ashgabat 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 9: 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 10: 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.
Yangykala Mountains -one of the beautiful mountains in Turkmenistan by prirate car. Then drive en route for excursion to Gozli Ata mausoleum. Drive back to Turkmenbashi. Overnight at the hotel
Day 12: Turkmenbashi
Free time in the morning. In the afternoon sightseeing in Turkmenbashi. Visit fish bazaar, Gate of Central Asia, Awaza beach area. Overnight at the hotel
After the breakfast, Transfer to the port for ferry to the Baku. End of the service
Included (TL is FOC):
Visa support (Letter of Invitation, State Registration, Travel Pass)
Transportion in private air-conditioned vehicles, regular.
Domestic train tickets by program.
Accommodation based on 3* Hotel in shared double hotel room, including breakfast.
Tourist entrance tax at every hotel 2 $
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 per person.
Not included: to be paid in addition (TL is FOC):
Turkmenistan tourist visa from 55 to 100 USD per person (depending on the country of residence), in the endurance to the Country (subject to change)
Turkmenistan migration tax 12 USD per person, to be paid at entering borders (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”
Sport hotel 5* in Ashgabat,
Mary hotel 5* in Mary,
Dashoguz hotel 4* hotel in Dashoguz,
Yacht club hotel 5* in Turkmenbashy,(all hotels have WiFi )
Clean 3* hotel in Serdar (only available)
Clean 3* hotel in Koyten Mountains (best available)
This tour can be started any day of week.
Important notes for all travelers:
Please bring only cash USD for your local expenses in Turkmenistan, no EURO and no credit cards
Please, be informed there can be probability of a price changing in different seasons
Please be aware that a member of staff of our agency will need to take your original passport and 2 photos for several hours for registration
Please be aware that there may be various vehicles and drivers used during your tour, depending on the route section and type of transport needed on that section
Please be aware that program can vary according to different situations/requirements
If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to contact me
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.
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.