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Turkmenistan Adventures

 Turkmenistan Adventures

Turkmenistan Adventures

Day 1: Ashgabat
After being welcomed by guide at the Ashgabat International Airport. You are going to explore the highlights of the capital. Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan, a state located in Central Asia, between Uzbekistan and Iran. The city is located in the South of the state on the plain between the Kopetdag mountain range and the Karakum desert. Translated from Turkmen, the name of the city sounds like "city of love". You will explore following attractions: Lenin's square, Park of Independence (looking like a white-marble "Eiffel Tower" standing in a beautiful park), Arch of Neutrality. Afterwards we will visit Museum of Ethnography and Museum of Fine Arts. Overnight is at hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow-Ata
In the morning is drive to Kow-Ata underground lake. Kow-Ata Lake is situated in the Baharden cave, located on the territory of Turkmenistan, 100 kilometers from Ashgabat. The length of the cave where the lake is located is 750 m, and the length of the lake itself is 80 m, width is 23 m, and depth is up to 16 m. A long staircase of 350 steps leads to the lake. It is known that bathing in water has a beneficial effect on the body, since it contains 38 elements. Despite the fact that a ray of sunlight has never touched the warm waters of Lake Baharden, the water temperature here remains warm, from 33 to 38 degrees all year round.

Day 3: Kow-Ata - Nokhur
Today you will transfer to Nokhur. This is an extraordinary region in its beauty and culture, inhabited by the Turkmen of the Nokhur mountain tribe, who have preserved their unique culture, traditional crafts and unique architecture through the centuries. Two-floor houses of original architecture, laid out on the slopes of mountain stone, among picturesque landscapes, almond and pomegranate trees, are of severe beauty. High in the mountains, at an altitude of 1000-1100 meters, Nokhur is located. This is a rare place of beauty, closed on four sides by high mountains.

Day 4: Nokhur - Darwaza
Atger breakfast you are going to transfer to Darwaza gas crater. You will take a pleasure from staying in this camp with excellent cuisine. You will have a great opportunity to visit this place.  The hole has a diameter of more than 60 meters and a depth of about 30 meters. The attraction is popularly called "the entrance to the underworld" or"the gates of hell". This is the most mysterious attraction in Turkmenistan. The fiery tongues of the pit look especially spectacular in the soft twilight and rays of the setting sun. You will spend the night and have dinner in a tent under the starry sky.

Day 5: Darwaza - Ashgabat - Merv - Mary
This day you are going to transfer to Ashgabat. You will drive to the east of Turkmenistan to visit fortress Abiverd with continuing to Ancient Merv. The ruins of the medieval settlement of Abiverd are located in the middle of the road between Ashgabat and Mary. This is one of the significant cities of North Khorasan, repeatedly mentioned in written sources as "... a city with fertile land and rich crops, famous for a magnificent Bazaar and mosque". In coure of the tour you will experience see ruins of Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque, unique mosque with the image of two dragons facing each other with their heads. Appearance Merv covered with mysteries, one thing is certain - the first written mention of it appears in the Avesta Chronicles about the VIII-VI centuries BC. During the tour you will observe following sights: Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. In the end of excursion you will transfer to Mary. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 6: Mary - Ashgabat - Nissa - Horse farm - Ashgabat
After breakfast you will drive to the airport to catch a morning flight to Ashgabat. In course of the tour you will transfer to Nissa fortress. The ancient city of Nissa is located in Turkmenistan, 18 km West of the capital Ashgabat, near the village of Bagir. Since 2007, the ruins of Nisa have been included in the UNESCO world heritage list. You will have a great opportunity to visit famous horse farm, that's located in village Gokdepe for observing the pride of the Turkmen people - Akhal-Teke horses. You will watch short show by riders. After that you will drive back to Ashgabat. Overnight at the hotel.

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

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