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Tours in Turkmenistan: Tour 2

Tours in Turkmenistan: Tour 2, Turkmenistan tours 

Tours in Turkmenistan: Tour 2
Route: Ashgabat - Mary - Merv - Kow Ata - Nokhur village - Darwaza - Ashgabat

Day 1: Ashgabat
Welcome to Turkmenistan! The guide will meet you at the International Airport and transfer you to a hotel. Travelers will have a walk to see the night view of white marble Ashgabat city. Transfer to a hotel. 

Day 2: Ashgabat - Mary/Merv
We will travel to the Mary province in order to admire the impressive Merv. This site is under protection as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the major archaeological sites of Central Asia. Merv had played main role in the growth of the Silk Road for more than 2 000 years. The extravagant Mausoleums of the Sultan Sanjar and Muhammad Ibn Zayd of XII century, display beautiful Seljuk stonework and architectural adornment. Then we will National History and Ethnology Museum. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 3: Mary - Ashgabat
We will travel to Ashgabat city. We will visit ancient Nedir Kala. This fortress was built in the 18th century by the order of Nadir Shah. Then we will drive to "Old Nisa". Nisa was the capital of Parthian Empire which lasted 600 years and was the utmost opponent of Rome Empire. Today the Sanctuary of Parthian Kings is UNESCO site. The next destination is wonderful Ertugrul Mosque. It is one of the most attractive Muslim mosques of Turkmenistan. It was built in Ashgabat at the period of independence, the mosque excites with its extent and rich ornament. The biggest mosque in Ashgabat that can concurrently accommodate up to 5000 people is Azadi Mosque. The Turkish stylishness was used in the building and this mosque was named after Ozuzhan Ertogrul - Osman I, the father of the first ruler of the Osman Empire. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 4: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur village - Ashgabat
In the morning is transfer to the Gokdepe village in order to see the Ahalteke horses. Travelers will have an opportunity to ride and race on Ahalteke horse. In the afternoon we will visit Kow Ata. It is near Ashgabat, 60 km to the west, is the well-known Baharden Cave situated with the similarly famed underground lake Kow Ata inside. It means "father of the caves". Its admiration is connected more with the curative possessions of water than with the attractiveness of this underground nature. The son freed all the animals and birds there and planted the seeds that were stored in the Ark. On tour travelers will watch Khur Khuri waterfall, controlled from several small mountain springs, absconding from a height of 53 m. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 5: Ashgabat - Darwaza
After having a hearty breakfast, we will visit carpet museum. This carpet museum has more than 2000 ancient carpets, counting a spectacular wine-colored carpet with an area of more than 300 m² in an imposing size, that's how it fell into the Guinness Book of Records. We will visit the main attraction of the tour - Gas Crater "Darwaza". In the evening this sight will inspire you with its spectacular beauty, while seeing thousands of fire pieces burning in the 20-meter crater. The gas departing the hole burns, making the hot air hotter. Darwaza Crater tours are organized in the evening, so you can relish a magnificent view of the sunset, which gradually exposes the luminously intense flames of the crater. Night is in a tent.

Day 6: Darwaza - Ashgabat
In the morning we will drive to Ashgabat. Here we will visit the memorial complex that was released in 2014. This big complex comprises three memorials devoted to those who died during the 1948 earthquake, in World War II, in other Turkmen battles. The Earthquake Memorial is a bronze portraying a bull and a child. In the morning we will have a city tour. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 7: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport. Thank you for a tour!

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

Price per person:
02 pax - 955 $
04 pax - 755 $
06 pax - 645 $
08 pax - 575 $
10 pax - 585 $
Single - 125 $

Price per person:
02 pax - 1 090 $
04 pax - 95 $
06 pax - 785 $
08 pax - 710 $
10 pax - 720 $
Single - 185 $

Half board - 60 $
Full board - 120 $

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*/ "Ak Altyn" Hotel 4*
Mary - "Margush" Hotel 3*
Darwaza - Tents
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- 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: Each Traveler should have 2 photos (5×6) to be presented at the points of entry.