Classic Turkmenistan

Classic Turkmenistan

Classic Turkmenistan, Turkmenistan tours.

Name of trip: Classic Turkmenistan 

Tour’s destinations: Ashgabat, Darwaza, Mary, Gonurdepe, Merv 

Arrival to: Ashgabat

Departure from: Ashgabat

Day 1: Ashgabat
This day you will arrive to the fascinating Ashgabat! This day you will meet the local guide at international airport. After that you will travel to the hotel check in and rest. In course of the tour you will explore the most amazing attractions and discover the most fabulous sites. You will explore the interesting landmark as popular “Nisa” (UNESCO World Heritage since 2007). Customers of the company will be able to explore that Nisa, the beautiful capital of the powerful Parthian kingdom, and its ruins stretch 18 km west of Ashgabat. During the tour, you will be able to explore that the destroyed settlement was divided into 2 parts as the fortress of old Nisa and New Nisa. In the third century BC, New Nisa was the capital of Parthia, and the Old One, in turn, served as the residence of the monarch. During the tour, you will also be able to explore interesting sights like the mosque and the mausoleum of the late President of Turkmenistan in Gypjak.  

Day 2: Ashgabat – Darwaza – Ashgabat
This day you will have a chance to have amazing tour in the National Museum of History and Museum Carpet. This day you will discover the fascinating artifacts and explore the ancient history of the country. You will have a chance to travel to fabulous natural attraction the Gas Crater - Darwaza. The way will take about 240 km. Along the way you will explore and take photos of the desert. The Darvaza gas crater is a sinkhole in the territory of a massive natural gas field in the Zaunguz Karakum desert, in Turkmenistan. For almost half a century, the dangerous site has been engulfed in flames, attracting numerous researchers and tourists. The diameter of the funnel is more than 60 meters, the depth is about 30 m. In the people, the location is called the "entrance to the underworld" or "hell's gate". This day you will also explore a small nomadic village Erbent. This dinner will be near Gas crater. Today you will transfer back to Ashgabat.

Day 3: Ashgabat – Mary – Gonurdepe
This day you will have a chance to explore the fascinating 5th center of civilization Margush/ Gonurdepe. Today you will travel to north-east site 90 km from Mary city. Ancient Merv is the dream of travelers who are interested in ancient culture and vanished civilizations. Today, this territory contains the remains of at least five ancient cities of various periods. In our tours, customers will be able to explore that Merv is a wonderful dream for travelers who are interested in ancient history, culture, and also disappeared civilizations. In the tours, the company's customers will also be able to explore that the territory contains the remains of five different ancient cities that belong to different periods. The tour explores that the country of Margush is considered to be one of the oldest civilizations on Earth, according to the assumptions of modern historians, which rightly claims to be one of the four ancient cultural centers of the world, along with Egypt, China and India. You will be able to enjoy that Merv is the most important city point on the international caravan route of the Great Silk Road and the capital of the prosperous Margiana region. The name of the city in the Holy Book of the Zoroastrians "Avesta" is designated as "Mouru". Later the name changed-Margush, Margiana and Merv. After that you will discover the National History and Ethnology Museum. 

Day 4: Mary – Merv – Ashgabat
This day you will travel to Ancient Merv. This place is perfectly surrounded by powerful walls, on which there are hundreds of towers. Ancient Merv, it is located at the main major trade crossroads of the Great Silk Road, which had large bazaars, and caravan-Sarai. There were caravans loaded with goods from China, India, and Europe. This day you will discover the amazing attractions and explore the amazing information as Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, SoltanSanjar Mausoleum, IbnZeid Mausoleum. Further you will travel to Mary city. Then you will continue the tour with driving to Ashgabat city. After that you will have a break in the city.

Day 5: Ashgabat
This day you will transfer to the fascinating attraction the real pride of Turkmen people Akhal Teke horse in the horse farm. Today you will have an opportunity to explore the master class of horse riding and admire the views of the horses. In course of the tour you will have a chance to discover the memorial complex and the Russian market. Here you will have a chance to stroll and explore the Russian Bazaar, you can enjoy the charm of souvenirs, buy national attributes of Turkmenistan, bargain and marvel at the color of the Bazaar. No doubt you will like it! 

Day 6: Flight
The tour program in Turkmenistan is over.

Transport – Sedan, Minibus

Price per person:
02 pax – 945 $
04 pax – 695 $
06 pax – 600 $
08 pax – 555 $
10 pax – 560 $
Single – 65 $

Early check-in – 40 $
Single early check-in – 65 $  

Half board – 65 $
Full board – 120 $


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      Ashgabat – “Menzil” Hotel 3*
      Darwaza – Tents with dinner
      Mary – “Merv” Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Museum admissions
- Mineral water supply
- Domestic flights and trains (if any)                                           

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms 
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12 $)
- Fee for using cameras on monuments

Note: Availability of 2 photos (5×6) for each traveller to be presented at the points of entry.

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