Tours in Turkmenistan: Tour 8
Route: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Kerki - Koitendag - Turkmenabad - Turkmenbashy - Yangykala - Balkanabat - Ashgabat
Day 1: Ashgabat
We are happy to see in Turkmenistan. On arrival you will be met at the airport and transfer to Ashgabat city. Then we will drive to Gokdepe village and visit one of the major mosques of the Central Asia, Turkmenbashy Ruhy Mosque which can occupy more than 10,000 people. The next destination is Gokdepe horse farm where you can see the attractive Ahal Teke horses. We will visit the Independence Park and the Palace of Happiness where you can see outstanding panoramic view of the Ashgabat city. Transfer to a hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur
We will drive to the Kow Ata underground lake and famous Bakharden cave. The lake name is translated as "father of the caves". Its popularity is associated rather with the remedial properties of water, than the prettiness of this underground nature. Then we will travel to Kopet Dag range, where there is a region settled by mountain tribes of Nokhur that have for centuries conserved their unique culture, traditional crafts and architecture. Night is in a homestay.
Day 3: Nokhur - Ashgabat - Kerki
In the morning we will drive back to Ashgabat and visit the celebratory complex entailing of three monuments honoring those that died in the 1948 earthquake, militaries who perished in WWII and those killed in other Turkmen battles. The Earthquake Memorial features a bronze rendering of a bull and child. After lunch you will drive to the Russian Market. It was built in the period of 1972-1982 by the design of the Russian architect Vladimir Visotin amid other buildings that were encompassed in the "Ashgabat Reconstruction Program of 1970-1980." The building was done in the Soviet Modernism style and ornamented by the Turkmen sculptor Klych Yarmamedov who revered the building with a wonderful mental sculpture placed in one of the building's corners. You will drive to the train station to go to the Kerki town. Night is on the train.
Day 4: Kerki - Koitendag
In the Kerki you will have for rest and drive to the Koytendag mountain. The country's loveliest mountains are Kugitangtau, also called Koytendag situated in the very east of Turkmenistan. Their name is translated from Turkmen as "mountains of deep canyons". This edge is amended by countless deep canyons with steep cliffs, which make the sky from time to time seen only in a form of narrow strip over the head. See the deepest lakes, the longest caves and even the Dinosaur Plateau comportment dashes of these prehistoric reptiles. It is this mountain system where the uppermost point of Turkmenistan - Mount Ayrybaba (3,139 m) is positioned. Furthermore, Koytendag Mountains are home to the country's deepest lake - Kattakol. We will stay in the Koytendag and relish the fresh air of the camp. Rest is in a tent.
Day 5: Koitendag - Turkmenabad - Ashgabat
In the morning we will travel to the Turkmenabad city. In the afternoon you will be transferred to train station. Night is on a train.
Day 6: Ashgabat - Turkmenbashy - Yangykala - Balkanabat - Ashgabat
On arrival you will have free time and take a flight to Turkmenbashy. Then we will drive to the Yangykala Canyon to relish the view of the canyon and drive to the Balkanabat city and further transfer to Ashgabat city. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.
02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minibus
10 pax - Bus
Price per person:
02 pax - 805 $
04 pax - 680 $
06 pax - 550 $
08 pax - 480 $
10 pax - 440 $
Single - 60 $
Half board - 45 $
Full board - 90 $
Air ticket - Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi - 95 $
Train ticket - Ashgabat-Kerki-Ashgabat - 50 $
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Nokhur - Home stay
- 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.
|-> Peak Lenin|
|-> Peak Pobeda|
|-> Eagle hunting|
|-> Traditional clothes|
|-> Musical instruments|