Season: Year around.
Duration 3days \ 2nights
ITINERARY: Ashgabat – Mary – Ancient Merv – Farap
1 Day ASHGABAT CITY TOUR – NISA - GYPCHAK
Upon arrival at international airport, meet local guide and driver then transfer to hotel accommodation and rest.
In the afternoon, Tour program starts with city tour, then drive to “Nisa” (UNESCO World Heritage since 2007) Explore the remnants of one of the most important cities and the capital of the Parthian Empire, a major power between the III millennium BC - III millennium AD. After, visit a mosque and mausoleum of the late President of Turkmenistan in Gypjak Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
2 Day NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY – MUSEUM OF CARPET – DARWAZA - ASHGABAT
In the morning excursion to the National Museum of History and Museum Carpet. Lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch, drive 240km to the Gas Crater - Darwaza, stop in a small nomadic village Erbent. Observe the spectacular and fascinating view of the gas crater. Dinner at Gas crater location. Drive back to Ashgabat. Overnight at the hotel.
3 Day ASHGABAT – MARY –MERV- TURKMENABAT – FARAP/ALAT BORDER
Early morning hotel checkout, transfer to the airport for a local flight T5-127 Ashgabat-Mary at 06:15/06:55. From Mary airport drive to Old Merv (UNESCO World Heritage). Merv was located at the road crossing of the Great Silk Road and quickly became one of the largest and biggest cities of the ancient world. Guided tour: Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. Drive to Turkmenabat city, Lunch at the local restaurant continue with moving to the Turkmen-Uzbek border Farap/Alat (Uzbekistan).
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.