Tour in Turkmenistan: Tour 2

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Tour in Turkmenistan: Tour 2
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Mary - Merv - Kow Ata - Nokhur village - Darwaza - Ashgabat

Day 1: Ashgabat
Upon arrival guide will met and accompany you to the capital of Turkmenistan. After check in to the hotel you will have a time to explore the night view of marble Ashgabat city. Night is in the hotel. 

Day 2: Ashgabat - Mary/Merv
The day will start with travel to the Mary province. Here you will have an excursion in ancient Merv. It is important to note that the site is listed to UNESCO World Heritage Site. As one of the most significant landmarks in Central Asia, it has greatly influenced the prosperity of the Silk Road for over 2,000 years. In course of the tour you will have an excursion to the Mausoleums of the Sultan Sanjar and Muhammad Ibn Zayd of XII century that is known due to the exquisite Seljuk brickwork and architectural decoration. Then you will visit the National History and Ethnology Museum. Overnight is in the hotel.

Day 3: Mary - Ashgabat
Today you will return to the capital of Turkmenistan. In course of the travel you will have stop to explore the ancient Nedir Kala. This site was made in the 18th century by the order of Nadir-Shah. Then you will drive to the "Old Nisa" that used to be the capital of Parthian Empire which lasted 600 years and was the greatest enemy of Rome Empire. This site was listed to UNESCO site. Moreover you will have a tour to the Ertugrul Mosque, the popular in tours that is known for the breathtaking beauty. By being built during the period of Independence the sight was made due to the size and rich decoration. The largest mosque in Ashgabat that can simultaneously accommodate up to 5000 people is Azadi Mosque. Ozuzhan Ertogrul was made in Turkish style and named after Ozuzhan Ertogrul - Osman I, the father of the first ruler of the Osman Empire. Overnight is in the hotel.

Day 4: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur village - Ashgabat
In course of the tour you will travel to the Gokdepe village for seeing the Ahalteke horses. Here you will see how to ride and race on Ahalteke horse. Also you will have opportunity to ride it. After it you will drive to the famous underground Lake, Kow-Ata. Meaning of this name is "father of the caves". When you will reach the lake the view of it will resemble the auditorium. You will be impressed by the size of the length of the cave that is 230 m, its height reaches 20 m, and its width is at some points 57 m. At the bottom of it the dissolved limestone (stalagmites) can be found. This place is known due to the healing properties of water as well as the its wonderful nature. You will have an opportunity to watch Khur Khuri waterfall, headed from several small mountain springs, escaping from a height of 53 m. Night is in the hotel.

Day 5: Ashgabat - Darwaza
You will have a morning drive to visit the carpet museum. Here you will be able to see more than 2000 ancient carpets as well as the wine-colored carpet that will famous for its breathtaking view. The area of it is more than 300 m² due to which it was added to the Guinness Book of Records. After it you will visit the sight tours to are very popular, the Gas Crater "Darwaza". The beauty of this place can be seen only at evening time. The gas exiting the hole ignites, making the hot air hotter. The tours to this crater are usually to organized in the evening due to which you can see the hypnotized view of the blazing flames of the crater. Around the crater there are few others, one of which is filled with turquoise liquid. Night is in the hotel.

Day 6: Darwaza - Ashgabat
Today you will drive back to Ashgabat after having picnic-breakfast. In course of the tour you will be transferred to the hotel or rest and taking shower. After it you will enjoy the memorial complex that was opened in 2014. It was erected in honor of those who died during the 1948 earthquake, in World War II, in other Turkmen battles. You will see here the Earthquake Memorial that is made of bronze and depicting a bull and a child. After it you will have free time in the city. Overnight will be in the hotel.

Day 7: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.


02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minibus
10 pax - Bus  


Hotels 3*,
Hotels 3*,
Price per person:
02 pax - 955 $
04 pax - 755 $
06 pax - 645 $
08 pax - 575 $
10 pax - 585 $
Single - 125 $ 

Hotels 4*,
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 090 $
04 pax - 895 $
06 pax - 785 $
08 pax - 710 $
10 pax - 720 $
Single - 185 $ 

Half board - 60 $
Full board - 120 $


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*/ "Ak Altyn" Hotel 4*
Mary - "Margush" Hotel 3*
Darwaza - Tents
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Domestic flights and trains (if any)                                            

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms     
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12$)
- Fee for using cameras on monuments

Note: Each Traveler should have 2 photos (5×6) to be presented at the points of entry.