Ancient civilizations of Turkmenistan
Best time to travel: March-April-May-June-July-August-September-October
Day 1: Ashgabat
Our guide will welcome you at the airport and take you to the city tour of Ashgabat, capital city of Turkmenistan and begin your travelling. The entire day will be devoted to the city. The city was established in 1881. It lies near the Iran border, closer to the Kopet Dag. It owes its name from Persian language, "eshg" means love, and "abad" means populated land or city, so literally it is the city of love. Today's sightseeing will be visiting worldly known marble faced buildings in Lenin's square, Park of Independence, Arch of Neutrality. Later you will learn more about history and culture in Museum of Ethnography and Museum of Fine Arts. You will spend night in a hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Merv - Mary
In the morning, we will explore the eastern part of Turkmenistan and have a great tour. The first place you will travel to will be Abiverd fortress. This historical heritage has the same importance like other remarkable sites: Kunya-Urgench, Nissa, Merv, Dakhistan. It is found on the way from Ashgabat to Mary. Moreover, there are remains of old Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque (15th century). According to historical information, the Mohammed Khudaiot constructed it in 1456. Further, continue to Mevr. It was one of the most developed and flourished cities on the Silk Road in this area. Mevr had significant role in Islam World together with other cities like Baghdad, Cairo and Damascus. In ancient time, it rapidly became the largest and important city. In Mevr you will visit Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. After excursion, drive to Mary and stay in a hotel.
Day 3: Mary - Ashgabat - Nissa - Horse farm - Ashgabat
You will have morning flight to capital city and you will continue the tour. After arrival, we will continue travelling to Nissa fort. It was the Parthian Kings' Sanctuary. Recently in 2007, it was included into the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, you will visit famous Turkmen horse farms in Gokdepe region. Turkmen breed- Akhal Teke is an honor of the country; here there will be short demonstration of beautiful horses. Drive back to Ashgabat and night in a hotel. End of your tours in Turkmenistan.
Day 4: Flight
After breakfast at the hotel, you will leave to the airport.