Name of the tour: Turkmenistan explored
The best attractions: Ashgabat, Kow-Ata, Nokhur, Kerki, Koytendag, Turmenabad, Turkmenbashy, Yangykala, Balkanabat
Length of the tour: 7 days
Day 1: Ashgabat
Today you will arrive to Ashgabat and meet the local guide at the airport. You will have a chance to explore the history of Ashgabat. It was originated in started in 1881, when a Russian fortress was built on a hill on the outskirts of the Turkmen town of the same name. After that you will transfer to Ashgabat- white marble capital. This day you will have highlight tour and discover a lot of landmarks of the city. You will explore Gokdepe village. Today in the tour you will discover the biggest mosques of the Central Asia, Turkmenbashy Ruhy Mosque. It considers the main mosque of Turkmenistan, the largest mosque in the world which accommodates about 10,000 people. After that people travel to Gokdepe horse farm where you will have a chance to fascinate the divine horse of Turkmenistan called Akhal Teke. You will see that it is the real gem of Turkmen people. After that you will drive back to the capital. Along the way you will discover fascinating sites as: Independence Park and the Palace of Happiness. Here you will have a chance to overlook the spectacular beauty the capital. The night you will spend in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat – Kow Ata – Nokhur
In the morning you will departure to the fascinating underground lake the Kow-Ata and the popular Bakharden cave. You will know during the tour that the lake translates as "Father of Caves". The lake has unique features that heal people. Tourists from all over the world try to come to Turkmenistan and observe the fascinating lake. The lake consists of 38 healing elements that can improve blood circulation, blood pressure, and so on. This is the largest underground lake in the world. The second part of the tour is devoted to exploring Kopet Dag range. Nohur is a village in the Akhal Velayat of Turkmenistan. It is located two hours drive from Ashgabat, in the west of the Kopetdag range, in the mountains, at an altitude of 1000-1100 meters above sea level. The village of Nohur is inhabited by the Turkmens of the Nokhur mountain tribe, who have preserved their culture, traditional crafts and architecture. This village is considered one of the most beautiful places on earth. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 3: Nokhur – Ashgabat – Kerki
After breakfast you will travel to Ashgabat. After that you are going to explore the memorial complex. You will see that it was erected in honor National heroes who gave their lives after the battles of the Battle of Geoktepa and on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War in 1941-1945. It is also dedicated to the people who gave their lives in other battles and the victims who died in other battles, and in the earthquake in 1948 in Ashgabat. During the tour, you will be able to see that the memorial monument dedicated to the victims is a bull with a globe, as well as a child. Then you can go to the Russian Bazaar.This bazaar was built in the late 70s, as it was designed by the famous Ashgabat architect Vladimir Vysotin. The bazaar is currently very popular, it is visited on tours, where you can buy a lot of goods, food. The bazaar is also known outside of Turkmenistan. For the design and construction of this unique shopping facility, the author's team was awarded the prize of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. You will continue the tour with travelling to train station to get to Kerki town. The night will be in the train.
Day 4: Kerki – Koytendag
This day you will arrive to Kerki you will have time for breakfast. After that you will transfer to Koytendag mountain and nature place. During the tour, you will be able to explore the beautiful Kugitangtau Mountains, which people also call Koitendag. They are located in the very east of Turkmenistan. You can explore the beautiful high mountains of Turkmenistan, where the highest point is Ayrybaba. This place is also one of the longest cave systems. Located here are the plateaus of dinosaurs, and much more.You will be enchanted by the sheer cliffs and incredible gorges. You will also be able to explore what the canyon translates as "mountains of deep canyons".The height of 3139 meters reaches the mountain Ayrybaba. You will also be inspired by the incredibly beautiful Lake Cuttacol, which is the deepest in the country. You are going to stay this day stay in the Koytendag and breathe the fresh air of the camp.
Day 5: Koytendag – Turkmenabad – Ashgabat
This day you will travel to Turkmenabad city. After arrival to Turkmenabad city you will have a lunch and transfer to the train station. This night you will rest in the train.
Day 6: Ashgabat – Turkmenbashy – Yangykala – Balkanabat – Ashgabat
Upon arrival to the city you will have breakfast in one of the local restaurants. Further you will have a flight to Turkmenbashy. When you will arrive you will discover the fascinating Yangykala Canyon where tourists will have a chance to explore the fabulous views and enjoy it. It means "Yangi Kala" -"fire fortresses". The guest will have an opportunity to feast their eyes upon the fabulous scenery, charming landscapes, views. You will see that it is the wonderful place on the planet. You will continue the tour with transferring to Balkanabat city. After that you will transfer to Ashgabat city. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 7: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.
02 pax – Sedan
04-10 pax – Minibus 14 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 $
Ashgabat – “Menzil” Hotel 3*
Nokhur – Home stay
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- 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.