One week in Turkmenistan. All main sightseeing included
Day 1 airport- Ashgabat
Meet at airport in the morning. Start sightseeing of Ashgabat's main sites including Tolkuchka bazaar, Independence Park and Independence Monument, the Monument to the Constitution, the Arch of Neutrality, Lenin Park, Ertogrul Ghazi Mosque and the Alem Centre/ the Wheel of Enlightenment.
P.M Drive to Nisa, a UNESCO site which was once the capital of the Parthian Empire.
Continue on to Kipchak to see the resplendent Turkmenbashy Mosque. Return to Ashgabat.
Day 2 Ashgabat- Nohur – SERDAR, 230 km
09:00 Drive to the outskirts of Ashgabat to Kow Ata. Visit the cave and swim in the underground lake.
P.M Drive west into the Kopetdag mountains to Nokhur, a traditional tribal village. Sightseeing in Nohur
Drive to Serdar town, 110 km. Stay at hotel.
Day 3 Serdar- Turkmenbashy, 330 km
09:00 Drive 450 km west to Avaza. Stops along the route for lunch and photos
Arrive in Turkmenbashy. Visit the bazaar to buy snacks and lunch for the following day's trip to Yangykala Canyon. Free program. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 Turkmenbashy - Yangy Kala- Turkmenbashy, 330 km
09:00 Drive to Yangykala Canyon. Arrive. Sightseeing. Return to Turkmenbashy. O/N at htl
Day 5 Turkmenbashy- Ashgabat drive Ashgabat- Darvaza
08h30 A.M transfer to airport. 10h30 flight to Ashgabat. 11h30 arrive. Transfer to town. Free program.
Drive 250km to Darvaza gas crater in 4WD's. Stop en-route at Erbent. Pass through the ruins of Darvaza village.
Visit two other craters – one full of mud, one full of water.
Traverse the sand dunes of the Karakum Desert to get to Darvaza. Watch the sunset over the fiery crater
Return to our tents which have been set up for us in the area and camp near the fiery crater.
Day 6 Darvaza- Ashgabat
A.M Drive back towards Ashgabat.
P.M Arrive in Ashgabat. Check in htl
Day 7 Ashgabat- airport
Transfer to airport as per next destination flight
Group 2 persons 815 USD per person
Group 4 persons 715 USD per person
Included services for the tour:
*water on board- complimentary
visa consular fee (at airport around 87 USD p/p)
migration tax at border (14 USD p/person)
daily government travel tax 2 USD per day ( collected at hotels)
entrance tickets, photo/video fees
English guide (55 USD per day)
meals L D
transportation outside of the program
extra night at AkAltyn SGL 70/ DBL 105 USD
excess luggage, gratuities, personal items, porterage, other services not included above