Day 1 Ashgabat
Meeting at Ashgabat airport and transfer to AkAltyn Hotel. Rest and free time. Overnight.
Day 2 Ashgabat
First half of the day will be spent sightseeing the major landmarks of Ashgabat - the capital and largest city of Turkmenistan. Ashgabat is a relatively young city, growing out of a village of the same name established by Russian officers in 1881 after the Battle of Geok Tepe. It is not far from the site of Nisa, the ancient capital of the Parthian Empire.
Within this tour you will visit Ten Years of Independence Park, Turkmenbashy Square with marble-faced Ruhyyet Palaceand
gold-domed Turkmenbashy Palace. The statue in front of Turkmenistan's Justice Ministry and Supreme Court building is an image of Niyazov's mother, Gurbansoltan Eje, holding the scales of justice in her right hand. You will be also taken to grandious Square of Revival (Galkynysh) - a new administrative, business and cultural center of Ashgabat. Have a stroll along Ylham (Inspiration) Park.
Depending on time available visit the Carpet Museum, one of the best in Central Asia featuring designs from the Tekke, Yamud, Sarik and Chodor tribes. Sightseeing of modern Ashgabat: Arch of Neutrality, ArtogrulGazy Mosque (Blue Mosque of Turkmenistan), The Health Path which is a 36-kilometer long concrete walk path built in 2000 at the initiative of the first President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov in the foothills of Kopet Dagh to the south of Ashgabat. It is very popular among residents and guests of Ashgabat. The highest places of the Health Path offer a panoramic view of Ashgabat and its suburbs. Walking tour within the Park of Independence and Ruhnama.
Day 3 Ashgabat - Nisa - Ashgabat
Breakfast. Explore famous Ashgabad Talkuchka Bazaar. The sight of withered men haggling for shaggy sheepskin hats, a braying camel suspended in midair by a crane or a sheep being driven away in a sidecar are a few of the oddities you can expect from the Tolkuchka Bazaar, one of Central Asia’s most spectacular sights.
After you will be taken for an excursion outside Ashgabat (15km west of capital) to visit Nissa fortress: the Parthian site of Old Nisa, known as Konye Nusay in Turkmen. Old Nisa has a striking geographical location, on top of a small hill on the southeast side of the village, offering splendid views towards the Kopet Dag Mountains to the south. On the way back pay a visit to The National Museum in Berzengi that contains the major treasures discovered from all over the country. The most interesting expositions are represented in archeology and ethnography departments. Overnight
Day 4 Ashgabat - Kow Ata Lake - Geok Tepe - Ashgabad
Breakfast. You will be driven to Kow-Ata underground lake which is located 90 km from Ashgabat. The Turkmen name Kow-Ata means "father of caves". At first glance, this underground area appears like a magnificent auditorium: the overall length of the cave is 230 m, its height reaches 20 m, and its width is at some points 57 m. The bottom of the cave is covered with lumps of dissolved limestone (stalagmites), and its warm and gushing water is clear and emerald colored. The water has a constant temperature of 33-37°C.
On the way back visit the Geok Tepe fortress (Siege of Geoktepe) that was attacked in December 1880 by 6,000 Russians under General Mikhail Skobelev against 25,000 defenders. The siege of Geok Tepe lasted twenty-three days, after which the city was taken by storm. Around 15,000 Turkmen soldiers and civilians were killed in the fight. Russian casualties were only 398 killed and 669 wounded. Geok Tepe (Gokdepe Mosque) was built to commemorate the defeat and is noted for its mint-turquoise blue coloured roof and white marble structure.
Continue drive to Ashgabat and make stopover to visit one of the largest Mosques (Saparmyrat Hajy Mosque) in the Central Asia. Overnight.
Day 5 Departure
Transfer to the airport. End of tour
Group (Package cost on Twin/Double basis)
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|- Accommodation DBL/TWN as per program & options
-Hotel Standard Breakfasts ONLY
-Visa Support (Letter of Invitation)
-Entry Travel Pass
-Registration at the CTB (2 colored photos are required)
-English Speaking Escort-Guide per program
-Excursions according to program
-Transport per program:
a) Sedan with A/C for 1-2 pax
b) Minivan with A/C for 3-4 pax
c) Minibus with A/C for 5-7 pax
d) Midibus with A/C for 8-9 pax
e) Tourist Bus with A/C for 10 pax
-Entry Fees ONLY for: Old Nissa Historical Reserve.
|- Visa Fees.
-Immigration fee paid upon arrival in the border $12 p/p.
-Video and photo camera charges at historical reserves
-Tips to the guides, drivers & etc.
-Kow Ata Underground Lake - 40 Manat (~14USD) p/p paid on spot at the entry
-National Museum of History in Ashgabat (closed on Tuesdays) -10USD p/p if only entry without local guide, 20USD p/p if entry & local guide (tour guides are not allowed in this museum)
-Museum of Turkmen Carpets in Ashgabat (closed on Sundays) -33 Manat (~12USD) p/p if only entry without local guide, 66 Manat (~24USD) p/p if entry & local guide (tour guides are not allowed in this museum
-Pre-booked fixed Lunch at local restaurants (Local Standard Portions: 1 Soup, 1 Hot Meal, 1 Salad, Water, Bread, Desert, Tea/Coffee): 12USD p/p
-Pre-booked fixed Dinner at local restaurants (Local Standard Portions: 1 Hot Meal, 1 Salad, Water, Bread, Desert, Tea/Coffee): 13USD p/p
-Any Extra Expenses (Entry Fees, Meals & etc) not mentioned in the includes part of the tour costs
All programs are calculated without AIR FARE FOR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS.
We have a right to change destination places of the program without inform in advance at any forms in case of unavailability reaching those destinations by case of force majeure &/or any acts of authorities, trying to replace them with other destinations with the same or close to the same interest & value.
*S/S means Single Supplement and is charged for those who want to have a single bed hotel room (1 room for 1 pax)
Note: At Hotel Ak Altyn Wi-Fi internet is available at present at the lobby & rooms for 5USD per hour basis & there is internet caf? in ~100 meters from the hotel from 09.00 till 18.00 open every day except Sundays for 6 TMM (2,5USD) per hour (prices & conditions are subject to be change)
Note: At Hotel Grand Turkmen Wi-Fi internet is not available at present. There is a business center at the hotel where the LAN internet is available for 5USD per hour basis & there is internet caf? in ~300 meters from the hotel from 09.00 till 18.00 open every day for 6 TMM (2,5USD) per hour (prices & conditions are subject to be change