Group tour with guaranteed departures:
Departure Date №1. September 15, 2019
Day 1. Arrival in Ashgabat.
Tour beginning/arrival date. Arrival in Ashgabat. Meeting at Ashgabat airport according to tourist's flight arrival time. Transfer to a hotel and check-in after 14:00 PM. Leisure time. Greeting dinner. After dinner transfer back to the hotel and night city tour en route. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2. Ashgabat - Dashoguz (Domestic flight). Dashoguz - Darvaza (490 km, 6-7 hrs.).
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport, flight to Dashoguz (10:30-11:20). Transfer to Kunya-Urgench ancient city and sightseeing tour there: Turabek-Khanum Mausoleum, Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, Il-Arslan Mausoleum, Kutlug-Timur Minaret. Transfer back to Dashoguz and drive to Darvaza gas crater. Dinner at tent camp. Overnight in tents.
Day 3. Darvaza - Ashgabat (300 km, 4-5 hrs.).
Breakfast at tent camp. Transfer to Ashgabat. Check-in at a hotel upon arrival. After lunch sightseeing tour in Ashgabat: National Museum, Parthian Fortresses of Nisa (UNESCO heritage site). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4. Ashgabat - Mary (Domestic flight). Mary (sightseeing, 100 km, 4 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport, flight to Mary (09:50-10:30). Arrival in Mary, sightseeing tour in the surroundings: visit the site of ancient Merv (UNESCO heritage site, 40 km from Mary) - one of the world’s greatest vanished cities, once the Silk Road metropolis. Transfer back to Mary. Visit Mary museum. Transfer to a hotel and check-in. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5. Mary - Ashgabat (360 km, 5 hrs). Ashgabat - Turkmenbashi (night train).
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Ashgabat. Visit Abiverd en route, sightseeing tour there: ruins of ancient settlement Abiverd - craft and trade city on the Silk Road. Visit Anau mosque and private horse farm, where famous thoroughbred Akhal Teke horses are bred. Akhal Teke horses are famous for their endurance, intelligence and beauty. Upon arrival in Ashgabat - sightseeing tour there: visit Russian bazaar, monuments to in and Pushkin. Transfer to the railway station. Departure for Turkmenbashi by night train (19:00-09:00). Overnight in train.
Day 6. Turkmenbashi - Awaza (50 km, 2 hrs).
Arrival in Turkmenbashi. Breakfast at a local cafe. Sightseeing tour in Turkmenbashi: the Church of St Michael the Archangel, the local Bazaar and port. Transfer to Awaza, Turkmenistan's shining resort city on the Caspian Sea. Check-in at a hotel. Leisure time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7. Awaza - Turkmenbashi (50 km, 1 h). Turkmenbashi - Ashgabat (Domestic flight).
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport, flight to Ashgabat (13:00-14:00). Arrival in Ashgabat, meeting at the airport, transfer to a hotel and check-in. After lunch - continuation of sightseeing tour in Ashgabat: Neutrality Arch, Independence Park, Ashgabat Cable Car - the first and single in Turkmenistan. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8. Ashgabat - Departure.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out before 12:00. Leisure time without any transport and excursion services. Transfer to the airport. Departure.
*Visa support to Turkmenistan;
*Meeting/seeing-off at Ashgabat airport according to tourist's flight arrival/departure time;
*Accommodation at the hotel with breakfast;
*Accommodation in tents with double share at Darvaza crater (including sleeping bag, sleeping pad and pillow);
*Sightseeing tour in each city according to the tour program;
*Accompany English speaking guide;
*Entrance fees for included in the tour sights;
*Services of the driver with comfortable transport during the tour, including airport - hotel - airport transfers;
*Flight tickets (economy class, 20 kg for luggage) for Domestic flights: Ashgabat - Dashoguz, Ashgabat - Mary and Turkmenbashi - Ashgabat;
*Train tickets (economy class) for night transfer Ashgabat - Turkmenbashi;
*Meals accrding the program: beakfasts in the hotels, 1 dinner (lunch-box) and 3 dinners in the restaurants;
*A bottle of mineral water on each day of the tour;
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.