Turkmenistan Trip 4 Nights

    Turkmenistan: An offbeat Central Asian marvel

    • Pkg Id

      0000134

    • Destinations

      2

      AshgabatDarvaza
    • Duration

      5 Days

    • Attractions

      9

      Russian MarketOld NisaKow AtaTurkmenbashi Ruhy MosqueDarvaza Gas CraterKarakum DesertTurkmenbashiCaspian SeaYangykala Canyon

    Fancy dining next to the Gates of Hell? How about going for a swim across a subterranean lake 200 feet underground? Hiking one of the world’s most remote and awe-inspiring landscape and gazing at sunsets that etches into memories? Rugged, offbeat and an absolute delight for adventure seekers, the ro..read more

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    DAY 1
    Arrival in Ashgabat
    • Meeting at the international airport of Ashgabat.
    • Transfer and check-in to the hotel.
    • Have breakfast at the hotel.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Overnight at the hotel.
    DAY 2
    Darvaza Gas Crater
    • Have breakfast at the hotel.
    • Visit the local market “Gulistan” (Russian bazaar).
    • Drive through the Karakum desert to Darvaza gas crater (280 km).
    • Arriving in Darvaza
    • Darvaza - the most famous place in Turkmenistan (280 km from Ashgabat). Gas crater burning in the Karakum desert sightseeing tour and a walk around the Spark of Karakum.
    • Traditional dinner in Darvaza.
    • Drive from Darvaza Gas crater back to Ashgabat.
    • Overnight in the hotel.
    DAY 3
    Turkmenbashy
    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Drive to Turkmenbashy. Transfer to Avaza National Touristic Zone. Relax in Caspian Sea beach at the hotel.
    • Overnight in the hotel.
    DAY 4
    Yangikala Canyon
    • Have breakfast at the hotel.
    • Drive to Yangikala Canyon.
    • Have an excursion on the site Canyon, The canyons of Yangikala are amazingly beautiful natural landscapes located in the north-west of Turkmenistan. The name "Yangikala" is translated as "Fire Fortress". Continue along the shore of fire fortresses, where the Yagni-suv canyons are located.
    • Drive to Ashgabat.
    • Arrive in Ashgabat.
    • Overnight at the hotel.
    DAY 5
    Departure
    • Have an early breakfast at the hotel.
    • Transfer to International Airport for onward journey.

    Inclusions

    Turkmenistan: An offbeat Central Asian marvel

    Top Attractions

    Turkmenistan: An offbeat Central Asian marvel

    Russian Market

    The Russian Bazaar or Gulistan in Ashgabat is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the Turkmenistan. It is located in the centre of the city.The Russian Bazaar was built in the period of 19721982 by the design of the Russian architect Vladimir Visotin among other buildings that were included in the Ashgabat Reconstruction Program of 1970-1980. The building was done in the Soviet Modernism style and decorated by the Turkmen sculptor Klych Yarmamedov who adored the building with a magnificent abstract sculpture placed in one of the buildings corners.

    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.

    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.

    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

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    Turkmenistan: An offbeat Central Asian marvel

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