Turkmenistan life Tour 5

 Turkmenistan life Tour 5, Turkmenistan life

Turkmenistan life: Tour 5
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Turkmenabad - Astana baba - Kerki village - Turkmenabad - Darwaza - Ashgabat  

Day 1: Ashgabat
You will be met by the guide at the airport and travel to Ashgabat city. On arrival, you will visit "Nisa" (UNESCO World Heritage since 2007) located 18 km to the west from Ashgabat and supervise the shells of Nisa, the capital of ancient Parthia. In the III century BC New Nisa was the capital of Parthia and the Old Nisa fortress was a grand house at that time. We will visit the Ertugrul Gazi mosque ornamented with four snow-white minarets, and is alike in look to the well-known Blue Mosque, situated in Istanbul. The outside and inside design of the Azadi Mosque is completed in old-time Islamic and Byzantine style and raids with its magnitude and modification. The tour will be continued to the Gypjak, Ruhy mosque which means "the mosque of Turkmenbashi spirituality" or "the mosque of spirit of Turkmenbashi". The mosque is located in Gypjak - the Turkmenbashi village and surrounded by 4 minarets. The height of the mosque is 55 m, and that of the minarets is 91 m to represent the year 1991 when Turkmenistan enlarged independence. The structure is reachable via 9 entries with arches. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat - Turkmenabad
The tour will start by visiting the ancient mosque Seyit Jemaletdin, built in the XV century. Inappropriately, the building was almost totally demolished by the Ashgabat earthquake, and today it comes in front of the tourist in a renewed version. The mosque is etched with an inscription saying that this building was created under Abul Kasim Babur, Temurid prince who was presiding in Khorasan (1447-1457). The main gateway arch is adorned with figures of excellent dragons. Afterwards you will visit Abiverd, the ancient settlement of Turkmenistan lengthways with Kunya Urgench, Nissa, Merv, Dakhistan and so on. Abiverd was an invincible stronghold guarding the inhabitants from the outbreaks of wanderers. The stronghold had the only gate from the southwest. Inside, in the center, near to the square there was a mosque created in the early 15th century. Then we will visit Merv as one of the most ancient territories of Central Asia that presented irrigation system among the first. It controlled to the creation of one of the largest cities of ancient world - Merv (Margush, Margiana, Mary). The storytellers extensively used bright epithets calling it "a soul of a king, a mother of Khurasan cities, and, the city that helds the Universe. Omar Khayyam, As - Samani, Imamaddin Isphakhani and other great philosophers of the Middle Ages lived there. Transfer to Turkmenabad. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Turkmenabad - Astana baba - Kerki village - Turkmenabad
This tour will start by visiting Repetek biospheric reserve with its museum and Astana mausoleum. The mausoleum is a part of the commemorative complex containing of a mosque and a tomb. Buildings were built in several periods. They stay so narrowly to each other that it is problematic to imagine the original shape of the structure. The mausoleum of Astana baba is a 11th - 12th-century monument of architecture. It is the place of "zyuarat" - a consistent ritual of worshipping of holy men detected by visiting pilgrims. No one knows who Astana baba was. But the place where the mausoleum located is defined to be sacred. Rest is in a motel.

Day 4: Turkmenabad - Ashgabat - Darwaza
In the morning you will have domestic airport flight to Ashgabat. In the afternoon we will drive to Darwaza or so called "The Gates of Hell." The Gates of Hell crater appeared in 1971 when a Soviet drilling rig unintentionally stamped into a big subversive natural gas cavern, producing the ground to ruin and the entire drilling rig to fall in. Having pierced a pocket of gas, poisonous fumes began dripping at a shocking rate. Astonishingly, notwithstanding the crater's ominous name and ever-present flames, people still walk into the desert to observe the site in all its intense glory. Overnight is in a camp style.

Day 5: Darwaza - Ashgabat
In the morning we will return back to Ashgabat. On the way we will visit water and mud crater as well as Yerbent village. In the evening is the city tour in Ashgabat. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 6: Flight
Have a safe flight!


02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minibus
10 pax - Bus


Price per person:
02 pax - 780 $
04 pax - 675 $
06 pax - 565 $
08 pax - 510 $
10 pax - 475 $
Single - 60 $

Early check-in -30 $ 
Single early check-in - 45 $ 

Half board - 50 $
Full board - 100 $

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Turkmenabad - Motel
Darwaza - Tents
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums 
- Mineral water during the tour                                       

Service does not include:
- Visa
- 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.