Tour 7: Light Way
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Balkanabat - Yangikala - Gozli Ata - Turkmenbashi - Ashgabat - Darwaza - Mary - Ashgabat
Day 1: Ashgabat
We are glad to see you traveling in Ashgabat! On arrival, you will be met and transferred to a hotel. Today you will have a city tour and visit the important places as Old Nisa which was the capital of Parthian Empire and the late president's Mausoleum and "Gypjak" Mosque. For sure you will be impressed by this wonderful site. After excursion, it is the best idea to visit the main attractions of the capital as parks and monuments and other places of interest. Overnight is in hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur - Balkanabat
Start your day by traveling to subterranean lake as Kow-Ata or Father of caves. Since, it id subterranean zone, the temperature varies 33-37 ° C. This is a great idea for skimming. Being in the village Nokhur, you will be amazed by the pristine nature and blooming flowers and trees. The village is situated near the Kopet Dag Range. There are houses made of cement and mud. On the way you will find narrow streets built for walking and enjoying the landscape. The village is located between Turkmenistan and Iran. Afterwards we will continue our way to the Balkanabad city. You will spend night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Balkanabat - Yangikala - Gozli Ata - Turkmenbashi
The wonderful tour will start by visiting lakes, mountains as well as canyons. Talking od Yangikala canyons, they are located in 165 km to the north from Balkanabat and 160 km to the east from Turkmenbashi and means "fire fortresses" due to its mixed colors. On the way you will red-hot sunset and remember this day for a long time. In addition, you will be impressed by amazing valley of breathtaking landscape and nature. For sure you will want to back here again. There is a chance of hiking and climbing in the village. Then, you will travel to one of the most remote pilgrimage sites in Turkmenistan as Gozli Ata. In the end of day, you drive to Turkmenbashi. Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Turkmenbashi - Ashgabat - Darwaza
Having a hearty breakfast, you will have flight to Ashgabad at 10:30/11:30. On arrival, we will visit Erbent village and to Cas Crater- Darwaza. Being visited Gas Crater - Darwaza, you will be inspired by fantastic view of flaming pit. This is really "Door to Hell". Especially beautiful in night time. It is worth seeing it! The night you will sleep in tents.
Day 5: Darwaza - Kunya Urgench - Ashgabat
Be ready for today's tour. Driver will pick you to Kone-Urgench. It is about 261 km and takes 4h 35 min. Kone-Urgench belongs to the UNESCO Heritage List as well as was the capital of Khorezm. Visit mausoleums of II Arslan and SoltanTekesh, Nejmeddin Kubra, Soltan Ali, Turabek - Khanum found in the 12th century, minaret of KutlugTimur, Mamun II. Afterwards, you will have the flight to Ashgabad at 16:20/17:10 (depending on time). The night will be spent is in a hotel.
Day 6: Ashgabat - Mary
Having a hearty breakfast, you will have incredible tour among Mary city. On the way you will visit Historical Museum and spend memorable time with the group of acknowledged people. Afterwards is rest and night in a hotel.
Day 7: Mary - Merv - Ashgabat
Have a nice day! Talking of Mary, it is the UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as one of the main sights of Central Asia. The site is played an important role in developing of the Great Silk Road. You will learn more about Mausoleums of the Sultan of Sanjar and Muhammad Ibn-Zeid found in the XII century with the unique architecture of perfect shapes. Then, we will drive to Ashgabat and visit Russian bazaar. It is very famous among travelers and full of national attributes belonging to Turkmen ethnicity. Visit the significant Muslim mosque in Turkmenistan - Ertugrul Gazi which was named in honor of the father of Osman Empire's first ruler. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 8: Flight
End of the tour. Goodbye!
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 150 $
04 pax - 885 $
06 pax - 770 $
08 pax - 675 $
10 pax - 690 $
Single - 170 $
Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 65 $
Half board - 75 $
Full board - 150 $
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Balkanabat - "Nebitchi" Hotel 3*
Turkmenbashi - "Turkmenbashi" Hotel 3*
Darwaza - Tents with dinner
Mary - "Merv" Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Museums entrances
- 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: Each Traveler should have 2 photos (5×6) to be presented at the points of entry.