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Unknown Turkmenistan Tour 3

 Unknown Turkmenistan Tour 3, Turkmenistan tours. 

Unknown Turkmenistan Tour 3
Destination:
Turkmenistan
Duration: 8 days
In short: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Balkanabat - Yangikala - Gozli Ata - Turkmenbashi - Ashgabat - Darwaza - Mary - Ashgabat


Day 1: Ashgabat
Guide will meet and accompany you to the capital of Tajikistan. Upon arrival you will have a guided city tour. In course of the travel you will explore the attraction that was listed to UNESCO Heritage. The "Old Nisa" is known as the capital of Parthian Empire. Later on you will visit the late president's Mausoleum and "Gypjak" Mosque that will impress you by its grandeur. Then you will continue to explore the most interesting and significant sights of the city like parks and monuments and other important buildings. Night is in hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Balkanabat
In course of the tour you will be transferred to see the underground lake that is known as Kow-Ata. The meaning of the name of this lake is Father of Caves. The temperature of the water at this fascinating sight is 33-37 ° C due to it you can swim there. Later on you will drive to Nokhur village. This site is located in the depressive valley among the Kopet Dag Range. The houses of this village are made of cement and mud. During the tour here you will see streets that are so narrow that they simply fit the car between the high stone retaining walls on each side. This village is one of the villages that that can be found in the mountainous border zone envelop Turkmenistan and Iran. Then continue our way to the Balkanabad city.

Day 3: Balkanabat - Yangikala - Gozli Ata - Turkmenbashi
In tours in Turkmenistan you will see not only lakes and mountains but also canyons. You're your destination is Yangikala canyons that you will find in 165 km to the north from Balkanabat and 160 km to the east from Turkmenbashi. The translation of the name will impress you because Yangikala means "fire fortresses". The name of this sight is very accurate. You will see the sheer cliffs of white, yellow, ocher, purple and red colors, fancily made by winds and rains are very similar to the stone castles from dreams. The bottom of this canyon used to be a bottom of ancient sea. Nowadays you can freely enjoy to stroll in this magnificent place made park full of sculptures from compressed soil. Later you will be transferred to one of the pilgrimage sites in Turkmenistan - Gozli Ata. Drive to Turkmenbashi. The nigh is in the hotel.

Day 4: Turkmenbashi - Ashgabat - Darwaza
In the morning you will have a flight to the capital of Turkmenistan. Upon arrival you will visit the Erbent village and one of the most prominent and famous sight even among the world Cas Crater- Darwaza. Tours to here are incredibly popular. Here you can fully enjoy the captivating view of the crater at daylight and at night, enjoy the heat and sound of the wind and crater itself. During the night you will sleep in tents.

Day 5: Darwaza - Kunya Urgench - Ashgabat
In course of the tour you will travel to Kunya Urgench. You will drive 261 km or 4:35 min. Kunya Urgench is the attraction that was listed to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This interesting site used to be an ancient capital of Khorezm. During this tour you will explore such places as mausoleums of II Arslan and SoltanTekesh, Nejmeddin Kubra, Soltan Ali, Turabek -Khanum dated back to12th c, minaret of KutlugTimur, Mamun II. After it you will have a flight to Ashgabat at 16:20/17:10 (time of flight can be changed). Drive to hotel in Ashgabat and the night is in the hotel.

Day 6: Ashgabat - Mary
Today you will drive to the Mary city. In course of the tour you will visit the most prominent sights of this city and as well as visiting to Historical Museum. After busy day you will have a rest time.

Day 7: Mary - Merv - Ashgabat
In course of the tour you will see UNESCO World Heritage Site that is known as the one of the major attraction of the Central Asia. Ancient Merv had great influence for developing the Great Silk Road. Then you will explore sights as Mausoleums of the Sultan of Sanjar and Muhammad Ibn-Zeid dated back to XII century, showing refined brickwork and architectural decor. Later on you will return to Ashgabat to visit the interesting place that is known as Russian bazaar. While exploring this site you can see a lot of souvenirs. After it don't forget to visit the wonderful Muslim mosque in Turkmenistan that is known as Ertugrul Gazi. It was named in honor of the father of Osman Empire's first ruler. Night is in the hotel.

Day 8: Flight
Morning transfer to airport.


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


Price per person:
02 pax - 1 150 $
04 pax - 885 $
06 pax - 770 $
08 pax - 675 $
10 pax - 690 $
Single - 170 $

Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 65 $

Half board - 75 $
Full board - 150 $


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Balkanabat - "Nebitchi" Hotel 3*
Turkmenbashi - "Turkmenbashi" Hotel 3*
Darwaza - Tents with dinner
Mary - "Merv" Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Museums entrances
- Mineral water supply
- 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.