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Turkmenistan Carpet Tour, 6 Days

CARPET TOUR.

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights

ITINERARY: Ashgabat – Serdar – Bereket - Mary – Turkmenabat - Halach– Ashgabat

Day 1 – Ashgabat

Meet at the Ashgabat International Airport.

Early transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel.  

Visit to Baharly Carpet Factory (100 km to the west of Ashgabat). Get to learn about the history of creation of Akhal carpets.

Drive to Serdar city. Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit Serdar Carpet Factory. Get acquainted with the stages involved in carpet manufacturing, learn various carpet weaving techniques and take a look at hand-made items. Return to Ashgabat. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2 – Ashgabat

08:00 Drive to the Oriental bazaar “ Tolkuchka”, the biggest market place in Central Asia. Witness the impeccable beauty of Turkmen carpets and silver hand-made jewelry, purchase souveniers.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Sight-seeing of Ashgabat city and a visit to the National Museum of History, which boasts its collection of ancient Turkmen carpets. Enjoy the picturesque location of the Museum at the foothills of Kopetdag Mountains.

Dinner at a local restaurant. 

Day 3 – Ashgabat

09:00 Visit the Turkmen Carpet Museum. Track the creative development of long-standing traditions of carpet and rug making.  The museum stores about 2000 exhibits, including rare carpets and handicrafts woven by hand by skilled artisans. 

Visit the local open-air “Russian” bazaar and “Altyn Asyr” Marketing Center, located nearby. Look around and purchase hand-made items and textile clothes as well as useful household items, all of local production.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit a Carpet Showroom and then a House of Models. Worth to mention that collections developed by modern designers are in high demand in Turkmenistan and abroad.

You will be touched by genuine femininity of the romantic heroin characters of Oriental fairytales, elegancy of exclusive dresses, their ingenuity which implies rich cultural and historical subtext.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4 – Ashgabat – Mary - Turkmenabat

Early transfer for the domestic flight Ashgabat-Mary.

Upon arrival to Mary visit the Carpet Factory.  

Make yourself comfortable at the weaving loom next to the experienced carpet-maker and endeavor to knit the nodes.

Lunch at a local restaurant 

Visit Wool Processing Factory, established in 2014. The raw materials, manufactured by the factory, fully meets the industry’s requirements and volumes, enabling part of the production be exported to foreign consumers.   

15:00 Drive to Turkmenabat. Accommodation at the hotel.

Dinner at the local restaurant

Day 5: Halach – Turkmenabat - Ashgabat 

07:30 After the breakfast a trip to Halach town.

Visit local Carpet Factor y where the experts of creative carpet-making introduce you to the factory production capacity and advanced weaving machinery, purchased specifically for production of giant carpets.  

Lunch at Halach.

Return to Turkmenabat.

Evening transfer to the domestic airport to board the flight Turkmenabat-Ashgabat. 

Day 6 –Ashgabat 

Night transfer to Ashgabat International airport to depart to Istanbul, Frankfurt or Moscow. End of the tour.

 

INCLUDED: 

* Tour package  (LOI, Register fee., permit fee)

* Hotel stay  (6 night)

* Guide (6 days)

* Transport (6 days)

* Meal (FB) during the all route

* Transfers during the all route

* Entry tickets

* Flight ASB – MARY, TBD - ASB

* Daily1.5lt water

Covered regions:
Ashgabat
Ahal region
Balkan region
Daşoguz region
Lebap region
Mary region
Number of days: 6
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: * Visa fee * Migration tax (12$) * Extra meal, services, Folklore concerts and show * Private expenses, gratuities * Insurance * Fee for using cameras on monuments * Tips for driver and guide $ 5 per day per person Note: Each Traveler should have 2 photos (5x6) to be presented at the points of entry.
Transport: SUV 4x4
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Languages:
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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.