Travel to Turkmenistan: Tour 5

 Travel to Turkmenistan, Tour 5

Travel to Turkmenistan: Tour 5

Day 1: Ashgabat
We are glad to present outstanding tour in Turkmenistan. Meet your guide at the airport and transfer you to Ashgabat city. We will visit "Nisa" (UNESCO World Heritage since 2007). It is 18 km to the west from Ashgabat and supervise the ruins of Nisa, the capital of ancient Parthia. In the III century BC New Nisa was the capital of Parthia and the Old Nisa fortress was a grand residence in ancient periods. The next destination is Ertugrul Gazi mosque. It is ornamented with four snow-white minarets, and is alike in entrance to the well-known Blue Mosque, situated in Istanbul. The design of the Azadi Mosque is made in old-time Islamic and Byzantine style and work-to-rules with its magnitude and modification. Continue your way to the Gypjak, Ruhy mosque. It is "the mosque of Turkmenbashi spirituality" or "the mosque of spirit of Turkmenbashi". The site is located in Gypjak (Turkmenbashi native village). The mosque is a one-domed building, enclosed by 4 minarets. The height of the mosque is 55 m, and that of the minarets is 91 m to symbolize the year 1991 at the period when Turkmenistan got independence. The building is available over 9 entries with arches. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat - Turkmenabad
Today we will visit medieval mosque Seyit Jemaletdin, built in the XV century. But the construction was totally demolished by the Ashgabat earthquake. The site's is etched with an engraving saying that this building was erected under Abul Kasim Babur, Temurid prince who was presiding in Khorasan (1447- 1457). The main portal arch is ornamented with figures of tremendous dragons. Then you will visit Abiverd, the ancient settlement of Turkmenistan along with Kunya Urgench, Nissa, Merv, Dakhistan and so on. Abiverd was an unassailable fortress defending the townsfolk from the attacks of nomads. The stronghold had the only gate from the southwest. Inside, in the center, next to the square there was a mosque founded in the early 15th century. The tour continues visiting Merv as one of the most ancient territories of Central Asia that announced irrigation system among the first. It led to the construction of one of the main cities of ancient world as Merv (Margush, Margiana, Mary). The chroniclers extensively used bright epithets calling it "a soul of a king, a mother of Khurasan cities, and, the city that detained the Universe. Omar Khayyam, As Samani, Imamaddin-Isphakhani and other great philosophers of the Middle Ages existed there. In the end of day is transfer to Turkmenabad. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Turkmenabad - Astana baba - Kerki village - Turkmenabad
In the morning we will visit Repetek biospheric reserve with its museum and Astana mausoleum. The mausoleum is a part of the honoring complex containing of a mosque and a tomb. They are several buildings created in numerous periods. They stay so meticulously to each other that it is problematic to envisage the unique shape of the structure. The mausoleum of Astana baba is a 11th - 12th-century monument of architecture. It is the place of "zyuarat" is a steady ritual of adoring of holy men pragmatic by visiting pilgrims. No one know the origin of Astana baba. But the place where the mausoleum stands is sacred. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Turkmenabad - Ashgabat - Darwaza
Drive to Turkmenabad by domestic airport flight to Ashgabat. In the afternoon we will drive to Darwaza. The crater is also called "The Gates of Hell." Its blistering glow can be seen for miles around. The Gates of Hell crater was made in 1971 when a Soviet instructing oilrig unintentionally pressed into a huge subversive natural gas cavern, producing the ground to downfall and the whole instructing oilrig to fall in. After that the toxic fumes began leaking at a shocking rate. Astonishingly, notwithstanding the crater's foreboding name and ever-present flames, people still trek into the desert to eyewitness the site in all its intense glory. Today, it is very popular among travelers from around the world.

Day 5: Darwaza - Ashgabat
We will back to Ashgabat. On the way and on the way, you will visit water and mud crater, and Yerbent village. The evening city tour in Ashgabat.

Day 6: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport. Have a safe flight!


02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minibus
10 pax - Bus

Price per person:
02 pax - 780 $
04 pax - 675 $
06 pax - 565 $
08 pax - 510 $
10 pax - 475 $
Single - 60 $

Early check-in -30 $
Single early check-in - 45 $ 

Half board - 50 $
Full board - 100 $


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Turkmenabad - Motel
Darwaza - Tents
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Domestic flights Turkmenabad- Ashgabat                                            

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.