Highlights of Turkmenistan 6 Nights

    Passage to the steppes of Turkmenistan

    • Pkg Id

      0000212

    • Destinations

      2

      AshgabatDarvaza
    • Duration

      7 Days

    • Attractions

      15

      Independence ParkAltyn Asyr bazaarNIKE Turkmenistan Berkarar MallOld NisaKow AtaNeutrality MonumentAshgabat National Museum of HistoryTurkmenbashi Ruhy MosqueErturul Gazi MosqueDarvaza Gas CraterKarakum DesertKöneürgenchDashoguzMervMausoleum of Soltan Sanjar

    A land dotted with relics of the earliest civilizations and natural wonders that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. Added to that is the fascinating local culture where ancient traditions have been sustained for centuries. Explore the truly last unexplored land on Earth, the marvellous and..read more

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    DAY 1
    Arrival in Ashgabat
    • Arrival at Ashgabat Airport. Our tour escort will host you from the outside airport.
    • Transfer to the hotel.
    • Check-in at the hotel.
    • Half day excursion of Ashgabat city tour
    • Transfer back to the hotel.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight at the hotel.
    DAY 2
    Mary - Merv
    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Transfer to Mary city which is 360 km and takes approximately 5 hours to reach.
    • Drive to ancient City Merv.
    • Ancient Merv Oasis Merv which is 40 km East of the city of Mary is one of the most ancient regions of Central Asia.
    • Soltan Sanzhar Mausoleum the mausoleum of one of the most famous Seljuk Soltan.
    • Small and Big Gyz-Kala From the 6th century, the manor-fortress was one of the important trading points on the Great Silk Road.
    • Ibn Zeid Mausoleum, Sardoba place of pilgrimage (XII century).
    • Erk-Kala and Gyaur-Kala.
    • Transfers back to the hotel.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight at the hotel.
    DAY 3
    Ashgabat City Tour
    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Drive to Mary Airport to fly to Ashgabat.
    • Arrivalal in Ashgabat.
    • Transfers to Eastern bazaar; Altyn Asyr; (Tolkuchka)
    • The Eastern Bazaar; Altyn Asyr; (Tolkuchka) is the first largest market in Ashgabat and Turkmenistan, and the 5th in Central Asia, there are 2,155 stores. It was built in the shape of a carpet-like pattern of the Akhalvelayat, a vast territory of 154 hectares.
    • Transfers for City tour.
    • Transfers back to the hotel.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight in the hotel.
    DAY 4
    Ashgabat City Tour
    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Transfers to Kopetdag mountains to explore cable car.
    • Have an excursion to Old Nisa included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is one of the first capitals of the Parthian Empire (III century BC III century AD), which is among the largest state entities of the ancient world.
    • On the way back visit the Mosque of Turkmenbashi Ruhy main mosque in Turkmenistan, the largest single-domed mosque in the world and the largest in Central Asia, where 20,000 people can pray at one time.
    • Ashgabat city tour: Wedding palace, Arch of Neutrality, Independence Park, Ferries Wheel, Ertogrul Gazi Mosque.
    • Transfers back to the hotel.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight at the hotel.
    DAY 5
    Excursion to National Historical Museum
    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Have an excursion to the National Historical Museum.
    • Visit Gokdepe horse farm.
    • Drive to Underground lake Kow-ata a natural underground lake. The name translated from Turkmen means “father of caves”. Located 100 kilometres from Ashgabat. The water temperature is from +33 to +38 ° C all year round.
    • Visit the biggest shopping mall in Ashgabat “Berkarar”.
    • Transfers back to the hotel.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight in the hotel.
    DAY 6
    Ashgabat Half Day Sightseeing
    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Half day sightseeing of Ashgabat.
    • Drive through the Karakum desert to Darvaza gas crater (280 km) En-route visit nomadic village “Bokurdok” to see nomad life of Turkmen. To get lunch with local Turkmen family. Continue the road to Darvaza.
    • Arriving in Darvaza.
    • Darvaza the most famous place in Turkmenistan. Gas crater burning in the Karakum desert.
    • Sightseeing tour and a walk around the Spark of Karakum.
    • Overnight in tents.
    DAY 7
    Departure
    • Breakfast at the Gas crater on the open air.
    • Drive from Darvaza / Gas crater to Koneurgench which is 265 km and is approx 4 hours journey.
    • Excursion at the historical sites of Kunya Urgench (UNESCO 2005): TurabekHanum Mausoleum XIV C, Minaret of KutlugTimur XIV C, Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum XII C, FahraddinRazi Mausoleum XII C.
    • Drive from Kunya Urgench to Dahsoguz to catch a flight to Ashgabat by evening flight.
    • Arrive in Ashgabat transfer to International Airport for your onward journey.

    Inclusions

    Passage to the steppes of Turkmenistan

    Top Attractions

    Passage to the steppes of Turkmenistan

    Independence Park

    The park is located in the southern outskirts of the city next to 10-Anniversary of Prosperity avenue and Archabil avenue. Its territory occupies 140 hectares which is almost half of all the Ashgabat green open space.Groomed paths marble stairs and porches flowerbeds and cozy benches are all necessary attributes of a recreation-and-entertainment park. But Independence Park is better known for its monuments located in its territory. Moving along the main alley with five-headed eagles-fountains and statues of national heroes you will go up by a wide marble stairs to the Independence Monument.This 118-m column topped by a crescent moon with five stars symbolizes the unity of five Turkmen tribes. The lower part of the monument is made in the form of a huge yurt which houses the Museum of Independence inside it.

    Altyn Asyr bazaar

    Oriental bazaar Altyn Asyr also known locally as Tze jygyldyk is the largest market in Turkmenistan and the fifth-largest in Central Asia. It is located in the outskirts of Ashgabat in the residential area Choganly. It was built to resemble the shape a Turkmen carpet ornament of Ahal Province.

    NIKE Turkmenistan Berkarar Mall

    Shopping and entertainment center Berkarar is located in the southern part of the city at the intersection of 10 Yil Abadanchylyk and Ataturk. The complex includes a 12-story round tower business center and adjacent to it a four-story shopping mall and parking lot for 1300 cars with canopies.

    Old Nisa

    18 km to the west from Ashgabat there overlook the ruins of Nisa the capital of ancient Parthia existed at the turn of the I millennium BC and I millennium AD. In the III century BC New Nisa was the capital of Parthia and the Old Nisa fortress was an imperial residence at that time.Old Nisa was the place where palace and temple buildings were concentrated. There also located a treasury huge wine warehouse and storerooms with numerous stocks. The fortress walls were 8-9 m thick in their base and were strengthened with 43 rectangular towers.The latest find in Old Nisa a unique fresco fragment is a genuine masterpiece of Parthian pictorial art.The fortress at Nisa was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007.

    Kow Ata

    It is a natural underground lake. The name translated from Turkmen means father of caves. Located 100 kilometers from Ashgabat. The water temperature is from 33 to 38 C all year round.at a depth of 55m from the cave entrance is the underground lake. With a length of 70m and a depth of 10m or more the lake is known for the warm temperature of its water.The water also has a high mineral content prompting both claims about the health-giving properties of a swim and warnings that bathers should not stay in the water for too long. But the sulphurous smell from the lake coupled with the half- sensed presence of bats overhead also gives the place something of an underworld quality. The climb back towards the growing patch of light at the cave entrance can feel like the ascent towards salvation. Or at least towards a world less pungent.

    Neutrality Monument

    Monument of Neutrality is a monument originally located in Ashgabat Turkmenistan. In 2010 it was moved to the suburbs. The three-legged arch which became known locally as The Tripod was 75 metres tall and was built in 1998 on the orders of Turkmenistans President Saparmurat Niyazov to commemorate the countrys official position of neutrality. It cost 12 millio

    Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque

    Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque is located about 7 kilometres west of the Ashgabat city centre. It was built in the home town of President Saparmurat Niyazov with a mausoleum in preparation for his death. The mosque has been at the centre of controversy as scriptures from both the Quran and the Ruhnama are built into the walls.

    Erturul Gazi Mosque

    Erturul Gazi Mosque or rtogrul Gazy Mosque is a mosque in Ashgabat Turkmenistan. It is named after Erturul the father of Osman I founder of the Ottoman Empire and was built by Hilmi enalp. It is a prominent landmark in Ashgabat with its four minarets and a central dome and has a lavish interior decoration with fine stained glass windows.

    Darvaza Gas Crater

    Darvaza gas Crater locally known as ‘Door to Hell’ or ‘Gates of Hell’ is a natural gas field collapsed into an underground cavern located in Derweze, Turkmenistan. Geologists set it on fire to prevent the spread of methane gas, and it is thought to have been burning continuously since 1971. The crater is a popular tourist attraction

    Merv

    Merv is now known as Mary who was founded in the 6th century by Cyrus. It used to be an important archaeological site on the Silk Road, the part of old Persia. The town used to be alive with bustling cities and one of the largest cities in the world before the invasion of the Mongols which now remain as ruins

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    Passage to the steppes of Turkmenistan

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