Tour 18: Relaxing tour in Turkmenistan
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Kow-Ata - Nokhur - Balkanabat - Yangykala - Gozli-Ata - Turkmenbashy - Awaza - Turkmenbashy - Ashgabat - Darwaza - Ashgabat
Day 1: Ashgabat
Local guide will meet the group at the airport and accompany to the city and begin travelling in Turkmenistan. The interesting city tour awaits you in Ashgabat. First, visit Ertugrul Gazi mosque. Then explore the biggest mosque of Ashgabat- Azadi Mosque. This purely Turkish style mosque named after the honor of father of Osman Empire ruler Oguzkhan Ertogrul Osman and can host 5000 people at once. Further, you will explore famous Russian Bazaar Gulistan, which is the biggest and most ancient indoor bazar of the country. This colorful market was constructed as a part of "Ashgabat Reconstruction Program of 1970-1980.". The main architect was Vladimir Visotin. It is situated in the middle of the town. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow-Ata - Nokhur - Balkanabat
After having breakfast,travel to magic lake of Kow-Ata to have a tour in the nature. It is located 100 km from the capital. It is a mysterious cave, where the lake in the depth of 60 m. in order to get the lake, there are leading 350 stairs. Then you carry on to another interesting place of Nokhur village, which lies on the west side of Kopet Dag. It will take about four hours from Ashgabat. Because of the mountainous location, inhabitants of this village in Turkmenistan could save their centuries old traditions, customs and unique architecture and craft. Moreover, Nokhur village is in the list of 100 the most romantic place of the world. Village also has very picturesque layout: two-level authentic houses hidden among the fruit trees like almond, pomegranate. After feeling the real culture of countryside, drive to Balkanabat. Stay in a hotel.
Day 3: Balkanabat - Yangykala - Gozli-Ata - Turkmenbashy - Awaza
In the morning, you will travel to fascinating Yangykala canyon. The amazing and rocks can reach 60-100 meters and consist of different layers of colors which you will see during the tour. This beautiful natural monument was made millions of years ago. On the bottom of the cliffs, you can see huge coral reefs. It is the fine fact that there was pre-historic Parathetys Sea in this place in Turkmenistan. On the way to Awaza, we will stop at the Gozli-Ata and Turkmentbashy to visit some sightseeing. Arrive to Awaza and stay in a hotel.
Day 4: Awaza - Turkmenbashy - Ashgabat
Awaza is the resort town, situated on the east of Caspian Sea to continue your tours that many travelelrs adore. The first half of the day is devoted to have a rest. Afternoon, transfer to Turkmenbashy and have a flight to the capital of Turkmenistan. You will spend night in a hotel.
Day 5: Ashgabat - Darwaza
After breakfast, you will go to the land of magic carpets in Carpet Museum which you see during the tour. After having lunch at the local restaurant, travel to Gas Crater Darwaza. It is also popular as the gate of hell. The best time to explore the site is evening. In the evening, you will have stunning view of eternal flames. Night in a tent.
Day 6: Darwaza - Ashgabat
In the morning, drive back to Ashgabat and carry on exploring the city to complete the tour in Turkmenistan. Afternoon, you will visit a memorial complex dedicated to the time of World War II (1941-1945). Further, you will have cultural and entertaining excursion in the Alem. Following the dinner, enjoy time in the Palace of Happiness.
Day 7: Flight
Today is the last day of Turkmenistan adventure and time to drive to the airport.
Price per person:
02 pax - 940 $
04 pax - 820 $
06 pax - 695 $
08 pax - 630 $
10 pax - 590 $
Single -120 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 45 $
Half board - 40 $
Full board - 80 $
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Balkanabat - "Sport" Hotel 3*
Awaza - "Hazina" Hotel 5*
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances fees
- Mineral water
- Domestic flights: Turkmenbashi-Ashgabat 90 $
Tour does not include:
- Full board meal
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12$)
- Fee for using cameras on monuments
Note: Every traveler must have 2 photos (5×6) to present at the points of entry.