Central Asia

Duration : 6 Nights

Departure : On Request
Start City : Ashgabat
End City : Ashgabat

Tour stop : Ashgabat - Tashauz - Darvaza - Mary - Merv - Ashgabat

Visit a UNESCO site dates back to 3rd Century BC; Nissa the capital of Parthian Empire. In the middle of Karakum desert a surprising site awaits you. You make your own conclusion if the nick name “door to hell” is suitable for Darvaza crater.

1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 5 pax 6 pax Single supp.
$2,260 $1,590 $1,485 $1,245 $1,200 $350

Prices include

  • Accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Meals stated as per itinerary (B: Breakfast, L; Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Transportation and transfers
  • One minibus with 18 seats and a/c for the group 6-10 pax
  • One bus with 25-45 seats and a/c for the group 11-25 pax
  • Visa authorization, registration, voucher for Turkmenistan – 45 USD per person
  • All excursions and entrance fees to monuments as indicated in the program
  • English-speaking national guide
  • Domestic flights (Ashgabat –Tashauz & Ashgabat – Mary – Ashgabat)

Prices do not include

  • International flight;
  • Visa fee for Turkmenistan – 60-70 USD per pax (obtained at airport; to be paid by cash)
  • Supplement for Full Board – 170 USD/pax/tour
  • Tips for guides & drivers & porters at hotels
  • Travel insurance
  • All personal expenses: payment for photo cameras and video at monuments & luggage overweight

Hotels

Ashgabat - Ak Altyn 4*
Darvaza - Tents
Mary - Margush 3*

Tour’s Program

DAY 1: ASHGABAT
Arrival in Ashgabat. Today explore Ashgabat - visit to archaeological site of Old Nissa (UNESCO), the capital of the Parthian Empire, which existed more than 2000 years ago. Visit to Ashgabat’s pride – National Museum of History and Ethnography. Visiting Turkmenbashi mosque. Return to Ashgabat and enjoy exploring the city this afternoon: Park of Independence, Palace Square, Arch of Neutrality, etc. MEALSB

DAY 2: Tashauz/ Kunya Urgench/ Darvaza
After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight (T5-103 Ashgabat 10:00am – Tashauz 10:50am. Arrival in Tashauz and drive to Kunya Urgench. Enjoy an excursion to Kunya-Urgench (150 km), one of Central Asia's most ancient cities. Here you will visit a number of striking mausoleums and minarets, including one of the few surviving monuments of pre-Mongol Urgench. Visiting Najmeddin Kubra mausoleum (XII-XIV cc.), the mausoleum of the founder of Sufi sect; Turabek-Khanym mausoleum (XII-XIV cc.), the mausoleum of the Mongol princess; Kutlug Temir minaret (XII-XIV cc.), the tallest minaret in Central Asia; Arslan II mausoleum, the oldest construction of the city, dates back to XI c. In the afternoon transfer to Darvaza gas craters. Overnight at tents. MEALSBD

DAY 3: Darvaza/ Ashgabat
The Darvaza gas craters are one of the most extraordinary sites in Turkmenistan and is one of the most apocalyptic landscapes in the world. It is about 60 meters wide and 20 meters deep and it is not of a natural origin, but actually man-made. After visiting Darvaza gas craters drive back to Ashgabat. MEALSB

DAY 4: Ashgabat Mary
After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight (T5-127 Ashgabat 6:15am – Mary 06:55am. Excursion to ancient Merv: Sultan-Sandjar mausoleum, Sultan Kala, ruins of walls of Abdoulla Khan Kala (XV c.), ruins of fortress Kyz-Kala (VI-VII cc.), ruins of fortress Erk Kala (VI c.), Mukhammed Ibn Zeid mausoleum (XII c.), etc. Visit to museum of Etnography. Return to Mary. MEALSB

DAY 5 : Mary Ashgabat
After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight (T5-128 Mary 07:55am – Ashgabat 08:35am. Arrival and accommodation at hotel. Time at leisure. MEALSB

DAY 6: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure.

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