Travel around Turkmenistan: Tour 6
Duration: 5 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Kow-Ata - Nokhur - Balkanabat- Yangykala - Gozli-Ata - Turkmenbashy - Awaza- Ashgabat
Day 1: Ashgabat
We are glad to welcome you on the wonderful tour where you enjoy the most interesting and prominent sights of Turkmenistan. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred for your sightseeing tour. In course of the travel you will visit such prominent sights as the parks and squares of the capital, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, the archeological site "Nisa", which is known for ruins that made of mud brick such as fortifications and palaces, temples, ceremony hall, treasury building. Moreover you will be impressed to know that was a capital of Parthian civilization because of it the buildings possess traditional art with Hellenistic and Roman elements. Then you will visit Turkmenbashy spiritual mosque in Kipchak. Return to Ashgabat for overnight in a hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow-Ata - Nokhur - Balkanabat
Today you will have a morning drive to the famous underground Lake, Kow-Ata. When you will reach the lake the view of it will resemble the auditorium. You will be impressed by the size of the length of the cave that is 230 m, its height reaches 20 m, and its width is at some points 57 m. At the bottom of it the dissolved limestone (stalagmites) can be found. The warm (33-37°C) emerald color of the lake will mesmerize you by its beauty. In the second part of the day you will head on to the Nokhur village. You will find this lake in the small depression valley that is located in Kopet Dag Range. The village possesses buildings that are made of cement with mud. You will be amazed by the narrow streets that can fit only a car between the high stone retaining walls on each side. The people who live here are different from other Turkmen tribes. They live in several villages in the mountainous borderland spanning Turkmenistan and Iran. The population here is thousand or two thousand people. Later on continue the drive to the city of Balkanabat. Night is in hotel.
Day 3: Balkanabat - Yangykala - Gozli-Ata - Turkmenbashy - Awaza
In course of the travel you will head on to Yangykala. The word "yangykala" is translated from Turkmen as "fire fortresses". The name of this cliff fits it perfectly due to the white, yellow, ocher, purple and red colors that were shaped due to winds and rains. Here you will see the stone castles from fairy tales. But the most breathtaking view in this canyon appears during the sunset, when everything is painted in a red-hot color. Later on you will drive to "Gozli Ata" pilgrimage place and then to Turkmenbashy. On our way we'll look round tourist zone Awaza. Rest on the shore of the Caspian Sea. Spending night in a hotel.
Day 4: Awaza - Ashgabat
Before having flight to the capital of Turkmenistan you will have free time to enjoy a rest on the shore of the Caspian Sea. After arrival you will have evening city tour in Ashgabat. Spend a great time in tours to Turkmenistan. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.
Price per person:
02 pax - 665 $
04 pax - 575 $
06 pax - 470 $
08 pax - 420 $
10 pax - 385 $
Single -120 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 45 $
Half board - 40 $
Full board - 80 $
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Balkanabat - "Sport" Hotel 3*
Awaza - "Hazina" Hotel 5*
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Domestic flights and trains (if any)
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12$)
- Fee for using cameras on monuments
- Domestic flights: Turkmenbashi-Ashgabat 90 $
Note: Each Traveler should have 2 photos (5×6) to be presented at the points of entry.