Ashgabat - Darvaza - Merv 6n/7d 2 pax

Day1. 

Meeting our guests at the Ashgabat International Airport. Transfer to the hotel, check-in and rest.

Free day, if unless requested any service upon arrival.

 

Day2. 

Breakfast in a hotel. Full day SS around Ashgabat city. Visit to “Ancient Nissa” (on UNESCO’s world heritage list) – state historical and archeological park. National museum of History and Ethnography of Turkmenistan (Works every day, except Tuesday and days of national holidays). Independence monument, Arch of Neutrality, Ertogruz Gazi Mosque. “Halk Hakydasy” memorial complex, Turkmenbashi Ruhy mosque and family mausoleum of the first president of Turkmenistan. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurants. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day3.

Breakfast in a hotel. After breakfast, drive to north-west. Stop in the village Gokdepe (Green Hill) to visit of the great and futuristic Saparmurat Hadji Mosque, with its sky-blue domes. Visit of private Horse stable, not far away there is breeding of precious Akhal-Teke horses, a true national pride of the Turkmen. Then continue driving to Baherden, approaching underground lake Kov-ata (In translation to English - Father of Caves). Lunch will be possible to make in the foothills of Kopetdag mountains in locale BBQ café right next to the entrance to the Cave. Drive back to city, transfer to hotel, Free time to prepare for departure for dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day4.

Breakfast in a hotel. Drive to “Altyn Asyr” (old name Tolkuchka) bazaar, after excursion trip to Darvaza – Gas Crater, which is a huge flaming crater, located 270 km to the north of Ashgabat. Enroute lunch and visiting one of the villages Bahardok or Erbent to observe the rural life of Turkmen people. Continue with moving to the Water, Clay and Gas Crater, upon arrival enjoy the spectacular and fascinating view of the famous gas crater. Traditional dinner under open-air sky star. Drive back to city, overnight at hotel.

 

Day5.

Breakfast in a hotel and checkout. Drive to Mary city, on the way visit to Seyit Jemaleddin mausoleum, Old city Abiverd. Lunch at Tejen locale restaurant. Drive to Altyn Depe, Mane baba. Evening arrival to Mary city, dinner at a local restaurant, check-in and overnight at hotel.

 

Day6.

Breakfast in a hotel and check-out. Drive to Ancient Merv Excursion: Gyz Gala and Oğlanqala, askhabs complex, Gyaur-Gala, Gala-Erk, Soltan Gala, Sultan Sanjar mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. Lunch at a local restaurant. Drive to Ashgabat city (3.5h). Dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer to Ashgabat international airport for night departure.

 

Day7.

Departure at ______ by ______ airlines to _______.

*Will be possible to preorder breakfast in lunchboxes from city restaurant, will be picked during your city excursion. (In accordance with boarding regulations, will be suggested to be at the airport at least 3 hours prior actual departure)

 

Tour includes:

∣ Turkmenistan Visa Support (LOI), state registration fee, travel-entry pass, pre-visa support

∣ Accommodation based on single and double/twin rooms.

∣ Hotel tax 2 USD per person per night

∣ English speaking guide from arrival to departure.

∣ Transport: Private car with AC (Day 1,2,3,6)

∣ Transport: Private 4x4 vehicle with AC (Day 4,5,6)

∣ Lunches: Day 3 on Kov-Ata cave, Day 4 on Erbent or Bahardok, Day 5 on Tejen, Day 6 on Merv.

∣ Traditional dinner at Darvaza gas crater.

∣ Entrance fees to “National museum”, “Ancient Nissa”, “Private horse show”, “Kow Ata”, “Merv”

∣ Excursion on free of entrance fee objects

Bottled drinking water 1.5l per day/per person

 

Tour excludes:

∣ Turkmenistan Visa fee (paid in USD only at a boarder, embassy of Turkmenistan or airport)

∣ Emigration fee (14 USD per person, paid in USD only at a border).

∣ Tips to guides and drivers

∣ Video and photo fees during the excursions

∣ Personal expenses and souvenirs

∣ Medical insurance

International flights

Indy Guide fees 10% is not included in the above services.

Covered regions:
Ashgabat
Ahal region
Balkan region
Daşoguz region
Lebap region
Mary region
Number of days: 7
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
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
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Languages:
English
German
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Spanish
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Japanese
Korean
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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.