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Ineffable landscapes of Turkmenistan

 Ineffable landscapes of Turkmenistan

Ineffable landscapes of Turkmenistan

Day 1: Ashgabat
You will meet your guide at the airport and then you will drive to Ashgabat city. Capital and the biggest city of Turkmenistan. You will have a chance to observe the attractions of the city. First of all you will drive to Gokdepe village to observe one of the biggest mosques of the Central Asia, Turkmenbashy Ruhy Mosque. The building is built of beautiful white marble, and its area is 18 thousand square meters. The scale of the construction is impressive and breathtaking. Approximately seven thousand men and three thousand women can pray here at the same time. Then you will move to the next destination horse farm. There you will overlook the most beautiful horse Akhal-Teke. Further you will return to the capital. Then you will explore the Independence Park and the Palace of Happiness. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur |
You are going to travel today to the Kow-Ata underground lake. Kow-Ata is a natural underground lake. The name means "father of caves"in Turkmen. It is located on the territory of Turkmenistan, in the Baharden cave, 100 kilometers from Ashgabat. It is one of the country highlights. Then you  will transfer to Kopet Dag range to the village of Nokhur that  inhabited by Turkmen of the Nokhur mountain tribe, who have preserved their culture, traditional crafts and architecture. Nokhur village was included in the list of "100 most romantic places in the world". Overnight at the homestay.

Day 3: Nokhur - Ashgabat - Kerki   
Today you will transfer to Ashgabat. During the tour you will discover the memorial complex consisting of three memorials after those who passed away in the 1948 earthquake, fighters who died in WWII and those murdered in other Turkmen fights. The idea of the monument is based on an ancient legend about a fantastic bull holding the earth firmament on its horns. Then you will direct to the Russian Market. It was built in the period of 1972-1982. Here you can buy food, drinks, and purely Turkmen Souvenirs, clothing, household goods, and even black caviar. After you will transfer to the train station to departure to the Kerki town. Night you will spend on the train.

Day 4: Kerki - Koitendag
In Kerki after arriving  you will have time for breakfast. After it you will drive to the Koytendag mountain and nature place. In Turkmenistan, these mountains are already called Koytendag (mountains of deep canyons).The South-East of Turkmenistan is rich in unique natural landscapes and amazing monuments of nature and history that go back not only to the middle ages but also to ancient times. What is so remarkable about these places, the mountains and foothills of Kugitangtau? First of all, it is a unique, highly dissected mountain terrain composed of limestones, gypsum, sandstones and other rocks. Overnight will be at the camp.

Day 5: Koitendag - Turkmenabad - Ashgabat
After early breakfast you will departure to the Turkmenabad city. Upon aarival to the city you will have a lunch. After the lunch you will be departure to train station. Night is on a train.

Day 6: Ashgabat - Turkmenbashy - Yangykala - Balkanabat - Ashgabat
After arriving you will have time for breakfast in Ashgabat. Then you will take a flight to Turkmenbashy. After arrival you will transfer to the Yangykala Canyon, picturesque canyons are surrounded by steep walls of purple-red, ochre, yellow, white and fiery red colors.You will have an opportunity to admire the beauty of the canyon and then transfer to the Balkanabat city and after departure to Ashgabat city. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.


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


Price per person:
02 pax - 805 $
04 pax - 680 $
06 pax - 550 $
08 pax - 480 $
10 pax - 440 $
Single - 60 $

Half board - 45 $
Full board - 90 $ 

Air ticket - Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi - 95 $

Train ticket - Ashgabat-Kerki-Ashgabat - 50 $

 

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.