Discover Turkmenistan Tour 2

Discover Turkmenistan: Tour 2, Turkmenistan tours 

Discover Turkmenistan: Tour 2
Destination: Turkmenistan
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Darwaza - Mary - Gonurdepe - Merv - Ashgabat


Day 1: Ashgabat
Welcome to see you in Ashgabat! On arrival at international airport, the guide will meet you and transfer to hotel and rest. Then we will travel to the famous "Nisa" (UNESCO World Heritage since 2007). In ancient times it was one of the most important cities and the capital of the Parthian Empire ruled between the III millennium BC - III millennium. Afterwards visit a mosque and mausoleum of the late President of Turkmenistan in Gypjak. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat - Darwaza - Ashgabat
On this tour we will travel to the National Museum of History and Museum Carpet. In the afternoon we will drive to 240km to the Gas Crater as Darwaza. We will have a stop at the small nomadic village Erbent and see incredible view of the gas crater. Transfer back to Ashgabat. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Ashgabat - Mary - Gonurdepe
Today travelers will have an opportunity to visit 5th center of civilization Margush - Gonurdepe. It is located north-east site 90 km from Mary city. The amazing Bronze Age civilization found here and known as Margush which means "lowland", or from the Greek name of Margiana. It was exposed since the early 1970s by Professor Viktor Sarianidi - the front-runner of Margiana Archaeological Expedition. Actually, the Bronze Age sites were found outside the northern edge of the present-day oasis, where you can find desert. Climatic alteration produced the desertion of the area, which later became the result that the ruins of the Bronze Age are well-preserved beneath the desert soils. The Margiana sites have close connection with those at Bactria, in present-day northern Afghanistan. Sarianidi rights that the Bactria - Margiana complex was the chief center of ancient civilization, and also Margiana may even have been a birthplace of Zoroastrianism. Afterwards we will visit the National History and Ethnology Museum. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Mary - Merv - Ashgabat
You will travel to Ancient Merv. This historical Merv complex is situated at the Great Silk Road which is reflected to be one of the largest and biggest cities of the ancient world as well as one of the most significant capitals of Islam lengthways with Baghdad, Cairo and Damascus. Then you will have a guided tour to Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum and continue travel to Mary city. In the end of day, we will return back to Ashgabat. Transfer to a hotel for rest.

Day 5: Ashgabat
In the morning you will travel to the horse farm where you can see the famous Ahalteke horses. Then we will visit the memorial complex and the Russian market. Having a tour in Russian market you will be enthralled by its design and variety of goods as the combination of Russian and Turkmen traditional ornaments. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 6: Flight
Have a safe flight! Good bye.

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


Price per person:
02 pax - 945 $
04 pax - 695 $
06 pax - 600 $
08 pax - 555 $
10 pax - 560 $
Single - 65 $

Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 65 $ 

Half board - 65 $
Full board - 120 $


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Darwaza - Tents with dinner
Mary - "Merv" Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Museum admissions
- Mineral water supply
- Domestic flights and trains (if any)

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms             
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12 $)
- Fee for using cameras on monuments

Note: Availability of 2 photos (5×6) for each traveller to be presented at the points of entry.