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Delicacy of the East

 Delicacy of the East, Turkmenistan Tours

Delicacy of the East

Day 1: Ashgabat
Today you will start your wonderful tour in Ashgabat. Your guide will pick you up at the airport and you will drive to Ashgabat city. Beautiful Ashgabat is both the capital of Turkmenistan and its largest city. In course of the tour you will transfer Gokdepe village to visit one of the biggest mosques of the Central Asia, Turkmenbashy Ruhy Mosque this is the largest single-domed mosque in the world. Its walls are decorated with sayings from the Koran and quotes from the book of Turkmenbashi "Rukhnama". Then you will move to Gokdepe horse farm, there you will adore the magnificent beauty of Akhal-Teke horse. Then you will return to the city. In tour route you will observe Independence Park and the Palace of Happiness, one of the most remarkable sights, where you will the view of the capital. Night will be in the hotel.   

Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur
Today you will head on directly to the Kow-Ata underground lake. Kow-Ata is the largest underground lake within the CIS and one of the largest in Eurasia. It is up to 23 meters wide and 75 meters long, and it goes away between high stone walls somewhere in the semi-darkness. Afterwards you will drive to Kopet Dag range. You will observe here tribes of Nokhur, that settled in the surroundings of Mountains. Living on hillsides among picturesque almond and pomegranate orchards, the tribe has preserved a unique national handcraft and architecture along with Indian features and lifestyle. You will spend the night in the homestay.

Day 3: Nokhur - Ashgabat - Kerki
You will start your day with returning to Ashgabat. In course of the tour you will explore the memorial complex. On October 6, 1948, an uncontrolled storm claimed the lives of tens of thousands of Ashkhabad Residents. The symbol of this memory is the memorial complex created on the initiative of Saparmurat Turkmenbashi at the foot of the Arch of Neutrality and soldiers who passed away in WWII. This is not only mourning for the departed, but also hope, faith, and the triumph of life for future generations. Then you will transfer to the Russian Market. The Central city Bazaar of Ashgabat, one of the largest in the capital. Despite the appearance of new shops and shopping centers in Ashgabat, the Bazaar continues to be popular among city residents and tourists. Then we will drive to the train station to go to the Kerki town. Night is on the train.

Day 4: Kerki - Koytendag
You will have time for breakfast upon arrival to the Kerki. Then you will transfer to the Koytendag mountain and nature place. The most picturesque mountains of the country are Kugitangtau, which are sometimes called koitendag. Their name is translated from Turkmen as "mountains of deep canyons". The foothills of the Koytendag are colored red due to the appearance of rocks-variegated colors. The slopes at medium altitudes are dotted with sparse groves of juniper, and the stone peaks are strewn with various grasses, flowers and shrubs. In addition, mulberry trees, plane trees and various fruit trees are often found in these mountains. You will also - Kattakol Lake the country's deepest. In the tour you will stay for overnight at the camp and enjoy fresh air.

Day 5: Koitendag - Farap border
In the morning is transfer to the border.


Transport:
01-02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minibus 
14 seats10 pax - Bus (20 seats)


Price per person:
02 pax - 640 $
04 pax - 535 $
06 pax - 435 $
08 pax - 385 $
10 pax - 350 $
Single - 45 $

Half board - 35 $
Full board - 70 $ 

Ashgabat - Kerki night train - 25 $

 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Nokhur - Home stay
Koitendag - Tents
- 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.