Tour 4: Exploration Tour
Duration: 5 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Balkanabat - Yangykala - Darwaza - Ashgabat
Day 1: Ashgabat
Today we will meet you upon your arrival. You will have a city tour in Ashgabat after some rest at the hotel. Then you will explore the residence of the Parthian kings, the site of the UNESCO organization, the Old Nisa. It was named as the place of worship of Parhian Kings. In the center of the city you will see the cultural life of its people - Alem. In addition you will have an interesting tour to the Independency Park of 140 hectares and the Olympics city. The city is known to be the base of the 5th Asian games to be held. The hotel will be reserved for the night.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Balkanabat - Yangykala - Ashgabat
Toady you will have a flight in order to see many other beautiful and interesting sites of Turkmenistan. Upon arrival to the Balkanabat region you will travel to observe the great Yangykala Canyon with its famous deserts. It is possible to take a lot of colorful photos. Then you will drive Nebitdag, after its exploration you will return to Ashgabat on the train. The night is in the hotel.
Day 3: Ashgabat - Dashoguz - Kunya Urgench - Darwaza
Today your tour destination in Turkmenistan is Dashoguz region and after visiting it, Kone-Urgench goes. This place will show the important role of the history for Turkmen people. It will be possible to see the three great attractions of the Kone-Urgench, Capital of Khorezm in X-XII centuries; Mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, Tyurabek Khanum, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia Kutlyg Timur. In the end of the day you will travel to the famous burning gas crater - Darwaza, the most . If you make photos here be sure you will never forget such great and interesting place. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of it. Dinner is in picnic style. The night will be in the tents.
Day 4: Darwaza - Erbent - Ashgabat
In the morning you will travel back to Ashgabat city after having breakfast. In Ashgabat city you will have time to have a shower. Then you will visit the carpet museum that has more than 2 000 examples of the ancient carpets. Here you can experience the great work of the Turkmen people by creating exceptional carpets. Then you will visit the National Historical Museum of Turkmenistan. This building possesses about 15,000 m2 with the blue colored head of the dome. The facets of the number of 16 identify the states of the Turkic people. The number of the columns symbolizes the regions of the country there are 5 of them. Then there will drive to the Russian Market. The name was given due to the fact that its territory was previously occupied by Russians. Here you can buy various goods starting from food and ending with the clothes. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Flight
Transfer to the next destination.
Price per person:
02 pax - 990 $
04 pax - 845 $
06 pax - 620 $
08 pax - 575 $
10 pax - 545 $
Single - 85 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 65 $
Half board - 45 $
Full board - 85 $
Ashgabat - "Ak-Altyn" Hotel 3*
Darwaza - Tents
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Admission tickets to all museums
- Mineral water supply
- Domestic flights and trains (if any)
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12 $)
- Fee for using cameras on monuments
Note: For the each Explorer it is important to have 2 photos (5×6) in order them to be shown at the entry sites.