Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
ITENERARY: Ashgabat - Darwaza–Kone-Urgench-Dashoguz –Ashgabat-Mary- Merv - Turkmenabad–Farap/ Alat
1 Day AKHALTEKE HORSE FARM – EVENING CITY TOUR
Meet the loсal guide at the Ashgabat International Airport. Transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon, tour starts of visiting the Horse-farm for exploring the pride of the Turkmen people - Akhal-Teke horses. Traditional tea break, short Akhal-Teke horse show program and can see the racks of horses. Return to Ashgabat. Evening city tour - visit main tourists’ attraction. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
2 Day GAS CRATER DARWAZA
After the breakfast, drive to the North of Turkmenistan, village named “Bahardok” to see village life of Turkmen people and have lunch. After the lunch move to the Gas Crater – Darwaza that is located to the North of Ashgabat, stop in a small nomadic village and in the evening, to observe the spectacular and fascinating view of the gas crater. Picnic style dinner. Overnight at the tent.
3 Day DARWAZA- KONE-URGENCH-ASHGABAT
After the breakfast, drive to the architectural monuments of Old Urgench, Capital of Khorezm in X-XII centuries. During the tour, visit the Mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, Tyurabek Khanum, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia Kutlyg Timur. Lunch at the local restaurant. Dashoguz city tour. Transfer to airport for a local flight Dashiguz – Ashgabat at 20:10 pm. From Ashgabat’s airport drive for dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
4 Day NISA – GYPCHAK - STATE MUSEUM OF HISTORY
After breakfast, visit “Old Nisa” -The Sanctuary of Parhian Kings (UNESCO site), continue with “Gypjak” Mosque and Mausoleum of the late President of Turkmenistan. Lunch time at the local restaurant. Continue to visit the State Museum of History. It stores ancient artifacts found at the excavations of the settlements Nisa, Merv and Gonurdepe, collection of vintage Turkmen carpets, rare examples of national clothing, jewelries, and antique weapons. The 9 halls display figurines of Athens, Eros, silver gilded griffin, horn-shaped ivory vessels-rhytons of the Parthian era, gold jewelries, medallions-stamps from Margiana and Buddhist artifacts. There are also a fossilized piece of wood of the Paleozoic period, aged 270,000,000, dinosaurs’ footprints, an 820-kg meteorite fallen in Kunya-Urgench in 1 and a lot more. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
5 Day MUSEUM OF CARPETS _ MARY
At 09:00, visit Museum of Carpets. Lunch at local restaurant. Then transfer to the airport for a local flight Ashgabat – Mary at 16:30/17:10. Accommodate at the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant, overnight at the hotel.
6 Day MERV – MUSEUM OF MARY CITY
After the breakfast excursion to Old Merv – 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. you will visit the 5th center of civilization - Ancient country of Margush in the Karakum desert. Lunch at the local restaurant. Then continue to city Mary to visit Museum. Rest time. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
7 Day MARY –TURKMENABAD- FARAB/ALAT BORDER
After the breakfast, hotel check out. 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.