Travel around Turkmenistan: Tour 7
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Kow-Ata - Nokhur - Balkanabat - Yangykala - Gozli-Ata - Turkmenbashy - Awaza - Turkmenbashy - Ashgabat- Darwaza- Ashgabat
Day 1: Ashgabat
Upon arrival to airport you will be met and transferred to the capital of Turkmenistan to have a wonderful tour. In course of the tour you will have an opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Ertugrul Gazi mosque as well as Azadi Mosque, which is known as the largest mosque where can be 5,000 people simultaneously. The design of this site is made in Turkish style. It is interesting to know that the sight was built in honor of Oguzkhan Ertogrul that is known to be Osman I, the father of Osman Empire first ruler. Russian bazar (Gulistan) is next destination of the tour. You will be impressed to know that it is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the Turkmenistan. You will find it in the center of the city and was built in 1972-1982 by the design of the Russian architect Vladimir Visotin among other buildings that were included in the "Ashgabat Reconstruction Program of 1970-1980." Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow-Ata - Nokhur - Balkanabat
Today you will start your travel by driving to the famous underground lake, Kow-Ata. The road to this place is 100 kilometers far from Ashgabat. You will see this interesting lake after 60 meters from entrance into the cave. Long steps with 350 stairs lead to it. The next sight of the tour is the Nohur village. The road to it takes a four-hour drive from Ashgabat. The village fills a small depression valley in the mountains of the Kopet Dag Range. Nokhur people preserved for a long time their unique culture, traditional crafts and architecture. Moreover you will be impressed to know that this place is considered to be one of the most romantic places of the world. The views of this place while mesmerize you by mountain plateau where two-store houses of unique architecture are located. The mountain cliffs are entwined by vines, almond and pomegranate trees. Then drive to the Balkanabat region. Stay for night in Balkanabat.
Day 3: Balkanabat - Yangykala - Gozli-Ata - Turkmenbashy - Awaza
In the morning you will drive to the next destination of the amazing tour. Yangykala canyon is known due to the beaut of rock landscape with rock walls the height of which is 60-100 meters. But the most impressive thing here is the interesting colors of pink, red and yellow. This unique place appeared more than 5.5 million years ago. But the most intrigue part of it the red cliffs wall you now see, were underwater limestone walls full of massive coral reefs from the pre-historical Parathetys Sea. After exploring it you will head on to the Gozli-Ata and further to Turkmenbashy and Awaza. Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Awaza - Turkmenbashy - Ashgabat
In course of the tour you will travel to the Awaza touristic zone in Turkmenistan. Here you will have a great time at the east side of Caspian Sea. In the second part of the day you will have a flight to the capital of Turkmenistan Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Ashgabat - Darwaza
You will have a morning drive to visit the carpet museum. After it you will enjoy the view of the most famous sight of Turkmenistan that is known as the Darwaza gas crater. Nowadays people know it as the Gate of the hell. In the evening you can observe the spectacular and fascinating view of the gas crater.
Day 6: Darwaza - Ashgabat
Today you will return to the Ashgabat city. Upon arrival you will visit the memorial complex. Here you will find the monuments related the period of the time of the war the "Second World War (1941-1945). Then you will head on to the Alem cultural and entertainment place. After dinner visit the Palace of Happiness, the tours to which are very interesting. Overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.
Price per person:
02 pax - 940 $
04 pax - 820 $
06 pax - 695 $
08 pax - 630 $
10 pax - 590 $
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: Turkmenbashi-Ashgabat 90 $
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.