Name of the tour: The great heritage of Turkmneistan
The best attractions: Ashgabat, Kow-Ata, Nokhur, Kerki, Koytendag, Turkmenabad
Length of the tour: 6 days
Day 1: Ashgabat
Today you will meet the local guide at the airport and you will transfer to the capital Ashgabat. This day you are going to have a city tour in this wonderful capital. Upon arrival to Ashgabat you will travel to Gokdepe village where you will have a chance to explore stunning mosque Turkmenbashy Ruhy. During the tour you will be able to figure out that this mosque is the largest in Central Asia. You will be able to explore that it can accommodate about 10,000 people. There is also a mausoleum of Turkmenbashi and his family members. After that, you will head to another attraction of the tour and see the horse Farm in the village of Gokdepe. You will be amazed by the beauty and charm of the Akhal-Teke horse. After that, you can return to the city. This day you will also discover the interesting highlights of the capital such as Independence Park and the Palace of Happiness. And you will have a chance to be impressed by the glorious panoramic views of the city. The night you will spend in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat – Kow Ata – Nokhur
In the morning you will travel to Lake Kow Ata that is located in the charming Bakharden cave. You can find out in the tour that the underground lake has never been exposed to the sun's rays. During the tour, you will be amazed by the lake and you will be able to learn facts about it. The lake contains about 38 chemical elements and has healing properties. The water temperature is about 33-38 degrees Celsius all year round. You can also find out that it is the largest underground lake in the world. Translated from the Turkmen language, the lake means "Father of Caves". Guests of the country will continue the tour with a trip to the incredibly beautiful Kopet-Dag ridge, where you can enjoy the sights. There you will discover the fabulous village of Nohur and the Nohur tribes. During the tour, you will learn that these tribes were able to preserve their original customs and traditions through the years, as well as unique architecture and beautiful landscapes. This night you will rest in the homestay.
Day 3: Nokhur – Ashgabat – Kerki
Today you will transfer back to Ashgabat the capital of Turkmenistan. This day you will have a chance to have a highlight tour where you will overlook the memorial complex. During the tour, you will be able to see that there are 3 memorials dedicated to the soldiers who died during the Second World War, who died in the battles of Turkmen and also in the earthquake that occurred in 1948. The earthquake memorial shows a powerful bull that on its horns holds the bodies of the dead, a woman, and also a son who are raised above the ruins. After that, you will continue the tour in the Russian Market.During the tour, you can explore that the project was developed by Vladimir Vysotin. in 1965-1969, designed by architect Vladimir Vysotsky, and it was built in 1972-1982. Locals also call it the "Russian Bazaar", and it is one of the largest in the capital. In 2001, a large-scale reconstruction of the bazaar was carried out. You will have a great opportunity to explore the bazaar, do some shopping and enjoy the color. Here you can walk along the bright and colorful rows of the Bazaar and buy beautiful national souvenirs. Then you will travel to the train station for traveling the Kerki town by train.
Day 4: Kerki – Koytendag
This day you will transfer to Kerki. On tours in Turkmenistan, you will be able to explore a beautiful place called Mount Koitendag. During the tour, you will be able to find out what Kugitangtau, also called Koitendag, is. They are located in the very east of Turkmenistan. During the tour, you can explore that it is rich in beautiful landscapes, incredible sights, monuments of history and nature that go back not only to the medieval ages, but also to antiquity. You can see in the tours that the region is still little explored and thus attracts tourists from all over the world. In the tours you will be able to explore what it is called the Blue Canyons Mountains. Here you will have a chance to overlook deep lakes, the most ancient dinosaur plateaus, and long caves. You will have a chance to overlook the highest spot of Turkmenistan – Mount Ayrybaba (3,139 m).During the tour don’t miss chance to admire the deepest lake – Kattakol. This day you will rest the night in the camp in the Koytendag.
Day 5: Koitendag – Turkmenabat – Ashgabat
In the morning you will travel to the Turkmenabad airport for flight to Ashgabat. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.
02 pax – Sedan
04-10 pax – Minibus 14 seats
Price per person:
02 pax – 710 $
04 pax – 570 $
06 pax – 465 $
08 pax – 415 $
10 pax – 380 $
Single – 70 $
Half board – 40 $
Full board – 75 $
Ashgabat – Kerki night train – 25 $
Turkmenabad – Ashgabat flight – from 85 $
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:
- 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.