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Early spring expedition to Turkmenistan


Travel early spring to visit Nowruz Holiday, History, Culture, Nature in Turkmenistan

 

March 19      Day 1              airport- Ashgabat                            CAR

A.M Meet at airport. Sightseeing in Ashgabat, visiting the parks and squares of the capital, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, Nisa UNESCO fortress, Turkmenbashy spiritual mosque in Kipchak. Return in Ashgabat. Check in hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight at hotel

 

March 20       Day 2  Ashgabat – Mary/FLY

Drive Gonur- Mary, 100 km +100 km                                                      4 WD

A.M flight to Mary. Arrive. Drive to Gonur Depe archeological excavations site. Arrive and visit the archeological excavations.

Gonur Depe (also known as Margush or Margiana Bronze Age archeological complex). Sightseeing at the place. Visit the remains of the Temples of Water, Fire, Sacrifices, Public squares for religious ceremonies, Royal Palace, Necropolis.

Return drive to Mary. Visit on the route: Geubekly caravanserai and Signal Tower remains.

Arrive in Mary. Overnight at hotel.

 

March 21       Day 3  Mary – Merv – Mary,                                 CAR  

A.M visit the celebration of Nowruz holiday in Mary (Spring Festivities)

Drive to Merv. Cross Karakum desert (Eastern part) on the way. Arrive in Merv UNESCO History Park. Sightseeing: Alexandria Margiana (Erk Kala), Antiochia Margiana (Gyaur Kala) remains, Sultan Kala, Sultan Ahmad Sanjar mausoleum, Yusuf Hamadany shrine, Mohammed ibn Zaid mausoleum, Gyz Kala castles. Overnight

 

March 22       Day 4  Mary- Ashgabat, 350 km               CAR

09h00 Drive to Ashgabat. Visits on the way: Abiverd Silk Road town remains and Anau mosque and fortress. Arrive in Ashgabat in the late afternoon. Check in hotel. Overnight

 

March 23      Day 5  Ashgabat – Nohur, 175 km                         4 WD

09h00 Drive to Geok Depe. Visit Geok Depe mosque and XIX fortress remains. Visit Akhal Teke horse farm. Drive to Kov Ata cave. Arrive and visit Kov Ata cave and swim in the underground lake. Drive to Nohur village in Kopet Dag mountains. Sightseeing in the village. Stay for overnight at local home

(*other option, drive to Serdar town, 125 km and stay for overnight at Chinar** hotel)

 

March 24       Day 6  Nohur – Turkmenbashy – Awaza, 435 km           4 WD

Sightseeing in the mountains. Return on the road and drive to Turkmenbashy.

Change transport for drive to Awaza Caspian Sea resort. Stay at hotel. Free program at Caspian Sea. Overnight.

 

March 25       Day 7  Awaza – Yangy Kala – Turkmenbashy, 350 km4 WD

09h00 Drive to Yangy Kala (The southeastern bordering region of Gara Bogaz Gol bay, spectacular view of the former seabed, and millions years’ work of natural forces to form the canyons in its unusual shapes and variety of colors). Arrive and sightseeing the Yangy Kala canyon. Visit Gozli Ata mausoleum. Drive to Turkmenbashy. Arrive and check in Turkmenbashy hotel. Overnight

 

March 26       Day 8              Turkmenbashy – Ashgabat FLY,

drive to Darvaza, 257 km, 4 WD

10h30 am        Fly to Ashgabat. 11h30 arrive. Meet at airport

P.M Drive to Darvaza. Stop for photos in the desert and village. Visit gas craters on the way. Then leave the road and arrive at Darvaza fiery gas crater. See the crater before sunset and at night. Overnight in tent or in yurta/ as per choice

(*if client would like to return in Ashgabat for overnight at hotel, it is possible)

 

March 27      Day 9              Darvaza- Ashgabat              4 WD

A.M Drive to Ashgabat. Visit Tolkuchka bazaar before the town.

P.M arrive and check in hotel. Time at leisure.

After sunset – night drive in Ashgabat to see the town in lights and panoramic photo. Overnight at hotel

 

March 28       Day 10              Ashgabat- airport

Transfer to airport as per flight schedule.

 

Quote:

Group

USD per person

EUR per person

1/ SGL room

1860

1706

2

1235

1133

3-4

1097

1006

5

1077

988

 

 

Including the services:

  • Letter of invitation, registration
  • A/C car service as per program, transfers  (*English speaking drivers available. Except in Mary
  • Flight tickets Ashgabat- Mary, Turkmenbashy - Ashgabat
  • DBL room at hotels, other arrangements. Pls. look bellow

 

Hotel

Number of nights/City

Notes

AkAltyn****

3/ Ashgabat

Breakfast included

Mary****

2/Mary

Breakfast included

Home

1/Nohur

Breakfast included

Seyrana or Yelken****

1/ Awaza

Breakfast included

Turkmenbashy***

1/Turkmenbashy

Breakfast included

Camp

1/Damla

Breakfast, tents, sleeping bags, mats included

 

*Bottled water en route - complimentary

 

 

Excluded services:

  • Visa cost (cost depends on place to obtain/ at airport around 87 USD/10 days visa)
  • Migration tax at border (14 USD p/p, paid once on arrival)
  • State travel tax 2 USD per night – per person (is collected at hotels/ * camp excluded)
  • Entrance tickets to sites or museums: Merv 6 USD per ticket, Gonur Depe 6 USD per ticket, museums in Ashgabat starting from 10 USD p/t, Nisa 12 USD, horse farm 10 USD p/t, Kow Ata cave 10 USD p/t (*note: paying entrance tickets with manat TMT at the place can be good advantage for client)
  • Photo/video fees
  • Meals L D
  • 1 dinner in Darvaza 15 USD, 1 dinner in Nohur 12 USD
  • Local English guide service for excursions 55 USD per day, Escort French guide 65 USD per day (*guide service is your choice, we can do program without guide)
  • Extra night at AkAltyn SGL 70 USD/ DBL 100 USD
  • Upgrade hotel in Ashgabat (Yyldyz, Nusay, Oguzkent, Archibil, Grand Turkmen….)
  • Gratuities, personal items, any other services missing above. Thank you.