Colorful Turkmenistan

 Colorful Turkmenistan

Colorful Turkmenistan

Starts: Ashgabat
Ends: Ashgabat
Best time to travel: March-April-May September-October-November 

Day 1: Ashgabat
Start your tour with meeting the loņal guide at the Ashgabat International Airport. Ashgabat is the capital of the country. Today you will admire the highlights of the city: visiting the parks and squares of the capital, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque (One of the most beautiful Muslim mosques of Turkmenistan. As well as all buildings which have appeared in Ashgabad in independence, a mosque amazes in the sizes and riches of furnish.), the archeological site "Nisa"- since 2007 ruins of Nisa are entered in the list the World heritage of UNESCO. It covers the remains of Parthian civilization, what combined the traditional art and culture with Hellenistic and Roman elements. In the course of the tour you will explore Turkmenbashy spiritual mosque, the main mosque of Ashgabat. Arrival in Ashgabat. Night you will spend in a hotel. 

Day 2: Ashgabat - Merv - Ashgabat
Today you are going to transfer to Mary city after the breakfast. You will have a chance to stop n the way at Annau(the name of Annau has the Persian origin and designates «new water»), the ruins of the 15th century Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque(grandiose mosque in Turkmenistan, in foothills of Kopetdag), Abiward or Abi-ward. The ancient city of an epoch Sasanid which was settling down in territory of modern Turkmenistan. It is situated at bottom of three mountains in desert Karakum. In the tour you will continue to Mary city. You will visit an Ancient Merv are ruins which are a monument of the World heritage of all mankind. Merv occupies one of the greatest territories of archeological excavations in the Central Asia. Here there are ruins of five different sites of ancient settlement.The wonderful XII c. mausoleums of Sultan Sanjar and Muhammed ibn-Zeyd, showing exquisite Seljuk period brickwork and architectural décor.  In the end of the tour you will drive to local airport transfer to Ashgabat.

Day 3: Ashgabat - Turkmenbashi
At the beginning of the tour you will departure to Turkmenbashi. En route you will explore KovAta, miracle of nature. The underground lake was originated thanks to features of types from the disappeared sea-bottom.  Then you will head on to Turkmenbashy. In the tour you will explore tourist zone Awaza. The modern tourist paradise with white marble hotels, the high quality centres of rest. You will have a rest on the shore of the Caspian Sea.In the conclusion of the tour you will come back to Turkmenbashi (30 min).Nnight is in a hotel.

Day 4: Turkmenbashi - Yaginkala - Ashgabat
There is the option to transfer to Yangykala. The word "yangikala" is translated from Turkmen as "fire fortresses". Steep breakages are white, yellow, purple and red colors, fancifully cut out by winds and rains, are very similar to stone locks from any fantasy. You will visit Yangikala canyon, Gozli Ata pilgrimage place. Then you will return to Turkmenbashi airport, and have a transfer to Ashgabat. Overnight will be in a hotel. 

Day 5: Ashgabat - Darwaza - Kunya Urgench - Dashoguz
Today you will travel to the north of Ashgabat. En oute you will discover the village Erbent where you can meet the Turkmen people and observe their way of life. Then you will explore the fiery crater in the town Darwaza, one of the mysterious and interesting places. After you will head on to Kunya Urgench, the ancient city of Kunya Urgench is the former capital of medieval Khorezm, located in the North of Turkmenistan. In Turkmen, Kunya Urgench means "old city". In the course of the tour you will visit the Mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, TyurabekKhanum, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia KutlygTimur. Then you will directly head on to Dashaguz. Night will be spent in a hotel. 

Day 6: Dashoguz - Ashgabat
After breakfast you will directly drive to Dashoguz local airport and have a  flight to Ashgabat. Upon arrival you will explore Oriental Bazaar "Altyn Asyr". In this bazaar it is possible to see the well-known Turkmen carpets with art embroidery, national suits, including headdresses, unique products of applied art,  fabrics, and clothes on all seasons, various ornaments, exotic fruit and vegetables.  You will continue the tour and visit  the local horse farm to see the pride of Turkmenistan Akhal-Teke horses. Output of horses of different colors, horse food on the horse inside the farm. Night you will spend in the hotel. 

Day 7: Ashgabat
Today you will have a wonderful city tour. In the course of the tour you will experience attractions: the Ark of Neutrality-bright symbol of Turkmenistan, Independence Park, monument of Akhalteke horses, the memorial dedicated to the earthquake, the National Museum, independence period parks and monuments. This is what you will explore in this tour.  Night will be in a hotel. 

Day 8: Flight
In the morning transfer to the Ashgabat International Airport.