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Day 1: Khiva – Kunya-Urgench – Dashoguz – Ashgabat
In the morning drive to Turkmenistan border point Shavat-Dashoguz (60 km, 1 h). Go through border formalities on both checkpoints. Cross the 1.5 km neutral zone (transportation may not be available). Meet your Turkmenistan guide and drive to Kunya-Urgench (100 km, 1 h 30 min). Visit mausoleums of Turabek Khanum, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il-Arslan, Najmuddin-Kubra, Sultan Ali. Discover the Kutlug-Timur Minaret and Kyrk Molla Hill. In the afternoon drive to Darvaza gas crater located in the middle of Karakym desert (8 km across sand dunes). Arrive at the crater, set up the camp. Enjoy a delicious fire-cooked meal for dinner near the burning gas crater. Overnight in tents.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 2: Darvaza – Ashgabat
After camp style breakfast depart to Ashgabat (280 km, 4 h). Arrive in Ashgabat.
Start the day with a sightseeing tour in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan that has recently been noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as having more white marble buildings than any other city in the world. During the city tour you will explore an archaeological site of Old Nisa (included in UNESCO World Heritage list) and Spiritual Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in Central Asia. You will visit the National Museum of History, the Monument of Neutrality, Presidential Square, Ertugrul Gazi Mosque and newly built Independence Park. Intense and interesting excursion also includes a stopover at the Akhalteke horse stables and Lenin Monument. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Ashgabat – Mary – Merv – Bukhara
Driver to Mary (370 km, 3,5 hours). Upon arrival drive to Merv (40 km, 30 min), an ancient city that was a major center of international trade and crafts located on the Silk Road. Discover historical park with Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Large and Small Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Gyaur Gala, Keshk Fortress, and others. In the late afternoon depart back to Ashgabat (370 km, 3,5 hours).
Overnight in the hotel.
Day 4: Ashgabat – Kov Ata- Nohur– Turkmenbashy
Day trip to Nohur village in the Kopet Dag Mountains (visit tribal cemetery and pilgrim site; silk weaving homes), with visit of Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum, Gokdepe Mosque and Kov Ata underground lake (36 degree whole year) on way. Drive to Turkmenbashy (400 km - 4 hours) Overnight at the hotel.
Have a breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the port to take the ferry. End of services
Ashgabat - Mizan hotel 4*
Darwaza - tents or yurt ( shared with other people)
Turkmenbashy: Yacht club 5 * hotel, standart villa room
All transfers 3-7 pax on minivan/van, 8-16 pax by bus;
Accommodation in 4* based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts and dinners included;
A tax of 2 USD per night in Turkmenistan, paid to the hotel upon check out
Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guides in each country;
Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
Economy class tickets for flights
Visa support for Turkmenistan tourist visa;
Tour leader(s) to accompany the group for the whole tour
Full board (lunches);
Hotel charges for additional services;
Consular fees for Turkmenistan tourist visas (80-100 USD) and migration tax (14 USD);
Personal travel insurance;
Tips to the Tour Leader;
International flight tickets
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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.