ITENERARY: Ashgabat– Мary – Ancient Merv – Ashgabat – Kunya Urgench - Ashgabat
1 Day_ Nisa - Gypchak
Meet the loсal guide at the Ashgabat International Airport.
Transfer to the hotel.
Ashgabat city tour: visit main tourists’ attraction in the capital: parks and monuments, impressive mosque and other iconic building.
After the lunch visit “Old Nisa” -The Sanctuary of Parhian Kings (UNESCO site), continue with “Gypjak” Mosque and Mausoleum of the late President of Turkmenistan. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
2 Day_ Ashgabat- Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque – Abivert - Mary
After the breakfast hotel check out, drive to Mary city. On the way stop:
- at Annau, the ruins of the 15th century Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque.
- Abiward or Abi-ward, was an ancient Sassanid city in modern-day Turkmenistan.
Archaeological excavations at the ancient city of Abiward have been made in the last century to about 8 km west of the Kahka station in an area of 12,000 m2. The central tell is 60 feet high and 700 feet round.
Lunch on the way at road café. Continue to Mary city. Visits an Ancient Merv (UNESCO World Heritage Site). One of the major archaeological sites of Central Asia, Merv played an important part in the development of the Silk Road for more than 2 000 years. The splendid XII c. mausoleums of Sultan Sanjar and Muhammed ibn-Zeyd, demonstrating exquisite Seljuk period brickwork and architectural décor. Hotel accommodation. Rest time. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
3 Day_ Museum – Ashgabat -Darwaza
After breakfast, tour starts to visit Museum. With an extensive ethnography section, including a large collection of Turkmen jewellery, carpets, stuffed animals, a fully decorated yurt and pottery from the time of the Mongol occupation. The archaeological section is best of all, having an artefact - pottery, weapons, household implements and jewelry were excavated at Merv and Margush. Drive to Ashgabat city, have lunch at local restaurant. Continue drive through the Karakum desert to Darwaza. Visit a small nomadic village on the way to the main attraction and immerse into the traditional life style of Turkmen people.
Visit the gas deposit. Stay in a camp with tasty catering; the perfect way to enjoy this highlight. Observe the fantastic view of the crater at daylight and at night, feel the heat and listen to the wind and the sound that this giant oven creates. Overnight in a tent under the starry sky.
4 Day_ Darwaza – Konya Urgench – Ashgabat
After the breakfast, drive to North province of Turkmenistan, to the architectural monuments of Old Urgench, Capital of Khorezm in X-XII centuries. 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 at 20-10. From Ashgabat airport transfer to local restaurant for a dinner. Hotel accommodation and overnight.
5 Day_ Ashgabat airport
Night transfer to the Ashgabat International Airport to board a flight to next destination. End of the Program.
* Accommodation (twin or double)
* Camping tents with sleeping bags
* Comfortable transport
* Meal (FB) during the all route
* Entrance fee
* All Transfer
* Daily1.5lt water
* Fee for using cameras on monuments
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.