Kunya Urgench tour 5
Duration of tour: 8 days
Highlights: Ashgabat - Merv- Turkmenbashi - Yangikala - Darwaza - Kunya Urgench - Dashoguz - Ashgabat
Day 1: Ashgabat
Welcome to Kunya Urgench tour 5! Guide will meet and accompany you to the capital of Turkmenistan. In course of the tour you will explore the parks and squares of the capital, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, the archeological site "Old Nisa". The remains of this site are famous among world. Here you will be able to investigate the ruins have mud brick remains of fortifications and palaces, temples, ceremony hall, treasury building. This site used to be a capital of Parthian civilization, what combined the traditional art and culture with Hellenistic and Roman elements. Later on you will drive to Turkmenbashy spiritual mosque in Gypjak. Drive back to Ashgabat. The night is in the city.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Merv - Ashgabat
In the morning you will travel to Mary city. On the route to it you will visit the Annau where you can find the remains of the 15th century like Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque. The Abiward or Abi-ward used to an ancient Sassanid city in modern-day Turkmenistan. In course of the tour you will learn that the archaeological excavations at the ancient city of Abiward were in the last century. It is located about 8 km west of the Kahka station in an area of 12,000 m2. The central tell is 60 feet high and 700 feet round. After that you will hread on to the Mary where upon arrival you will explore the Ancient Merv. This site had a great impact in ancient world while being one of the most important sights of Central Asia it was added to UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city influenced the development of Great Silk Road for 2 000 years. Here you will be able to enjoy the splendid XII c. mausoleums of Sultan Sanjar and Muhammed ibn-Zeyd, demonstrating exquisite Seljuk period brickwork and architectural décor. Transfer to Ashgabat and the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Ashgabat - Turkmenbashi
In the morning you will travel to Turkmenbashi where on the way to it you will have a break to explore Kow Ata. After exploring this interesting sight you will be transferred to the Turkmenbashi. There you will visit the famous Awaza. During the free time you will have a rest on the shore of the Caspian Sea. Drive back to Turkmenbashi where spending a night in a hotel.
Day 4: Turkmenbashi - Yangikala - Ashgabat
Toda you r way lays to the one of the most breathtaking sights of Turkmenistan, Tours to this sight are very popular. The famous Yangikala can be translated as the "fire fortresses". Today you will explore Gozli Ata pilgrimage place as well. After it you will have a flight to the Ashgabat. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Ashgabat - Darwaza - Kunya Urgench - Dashoguz
Today you will have a tour in the north of Ashgabat. During the way you will have a stop to visit the Erbent village. Here you will have a great opportunity to see the real life and traditions of the Turkmen people. After it you will visit the famous Darwaza. It is a flaming crater that will captivate you by the fabulous look. Then you will head on to Kunya Urgench to explore the wonderful sights of Old Urgench that used to be Khorezm capital in X-XII centuries. In course of the tour you will visit the Mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, Tyurabek Khanum, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia Kutlyg Timur. After it you will arrive to Dashoguz. Night will be in a hotel.
Day 6: Dashoguz - Ashgabat
Today you will have morning flight Ashgabat. Upon arrival you will be transferred to explore Oriental Bazaar "Altyn Asyr". Here you will be able to enjoy the famous good of Turkmenistan as Turkmen carpets and silver jewelry, Souvenirs. Then you will head on to the local horse farm to see the Akhal-Teke horses. Here you will learn the output of horses of different colors, horse food on the horse inside the farm. Night will be in a hotel.
Day 7: Ashgabat
Today you will have a guided city tour to learn other part of the city. You will spend time to visit such interesting places as the Ark of Neutrality, Independence Park, monument of Akhalteke horses the memorial dedicated to the earthquake, the National Museum, independence period parks and monuments. Night will be in a hotel.
Day 8: Flight
In the morning transfer to the Ashgabat International Airport.
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 215 $
04 pax - 1 070 $
06 pax - 915 $
08 pax - 835 $
10 pax - 785 $
Single - 145 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
Half board - 75 $
Full board - 145 $
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Turkmenbashi - "Sport" Hotel 3*
Dashoguz - "Shavat" Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Domestic flights:
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12$)
- Fee for using cameras on monuments
Note: Each Traveler should have 2 photos (5×6) to be presented at the points of entry.