Discover Turkmenistan Tour 6

Discover Turkmenistan: Tour 6, Turkmenistan tours 

Discover Turkmenistan: Tour 6
Destination: Turkmenistan
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Darwaza - Kone Urgench - Dashoguz - Ashgabat

Day 1: Ashgabat
You will meet the group at the international airport and travel to see the Ertugrul Gazi mosque. It was founded in the heart of Ashgabat, in Azadi street in the 90-s of the XX century and also called the Azadi Mosque. The Azadi Mosque is the largest one in Ashgabat and can accommodate up to 5,000 people at the same time. It was built in Turkish style and dedicated to oguzkhan Ertogrul - Osman I, the father of Osman Empire first ruler. Then we will continue our way to the palace of Happiness and enjoy beautiful panoramic view of the Ashgabat city. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat
Today we will travel to Nisa ancient fortress. The next point of the tour will be held to the Kow Ata Underground lake. This cave is placed 100 kilometers far from Ashgabat. It has the depth of 60 meters from entrance into the cave and 350 stairs lead to it. Its waters contain sulphur, iodine, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulphate, aluminium, bromine, iron, stibium - in total 38 elements. It is one of the largest underground lakes in the world. In the afternoon we will drive the Gypchak Village the home place of the first president of Turkmenistan. In the Gypjak you will see one of the biggest mosques of the central Asia. Return to the city. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Ashgabat - Darwaza
We will visit the Carpet Museum of the Ashgabat city. The museum opened on 24 October 1994. It has the richest collection of Turkmen carpets from the medieval to the 20th century, including over 1000 carpets from the 18th and 19th centuries. It has many carpet articles, chuvals, khurjuns, torba and so on. In the afternoon we will drive to the Darwaza. Night is in a camp.

Day 4: Darvaza - Kone Urgench - Dashoguz - Ashgabat
Today we will travel to the Kone Urgench historical site of the Dashoguz region. Visit the Kone Urgench.  Kone Urgench is an architectural reserve, situated 480 km to the north from Ashgabat. In the past it was the olden capital of Northern Khorezm in the first century A.D. In the middle of the eighth century it was occupied by Arabs and in the year of 995 it was retitled Gurgandzh and became the residence of Khorezm Shah and the second-largest city after Bukhara. It is the capital of Samanid Empire. We will drive to the Dashoguz in order to take train. Overnight is in a train.

Day 5: Ashgabat
On arrival we will drive horse farm where you can see the wonderfully beautiful Ahal Teke Horses. It is a home of more than 250 breeds of horses refined by man over many centuries. The Akhalteke breed stands apart as the patrarch of horse-breeding. It took more than three millenia to release this breed. The exact date of the Ahalteke breed's first arrival is not known, but earliest mentions go back to the 4th-3rd century B.C. Bucephalus, the favourite horse of Alexander the Great, was Akhalteke. Being in the Gokdepe village you visit the Gokdepe fortress where was the great war between Russian army and Turkmen tribes. We will drive back to the city and visit the Cultural and entertainment center Alem. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 6: Flight
Flight for the next destination.

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

Price per person:
02 pax - 820 $
04 pax - 615 $
06 pax - 505 $
08 pax - 450 $
10 pax - 415 $
Single - 110 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 50 $

Half board - 45 $
Full board - 85 $

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Darwaza - Tent
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour                                            

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.