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5 days Turkmenistan program options


5 days tour options Farap- Dashoguz                            reference number to book 1348 (option 1,2,3,4)

 

 

Option 1:

 

Day 1              Farap – Mary, 270 km                    BUS

09h30 a.m Meet at Farap border crossing. Formalities. Drive to Mary. Stops in the desert for photos and walk around. Arrive. Check in hotel. Overnight

 

Day 2              Mary- Merv- Mary                          BUS

Drive to Merv, 30 km. Sightseeing at Merv UNESCO history park- Alexandria Margiana (Erk Kala), Antiochia Margiana (Gyaur Kala) remains, Sultan Kala (town of Seljuk kings), Sultan Ahmad Sanjar mausoleum, Yusuf Hamadany shrine, Mohammed ibn Zaid mausoleum, Gyz Kala castles.

In the afternoon – drive to Talkatan Baba mausoleum XI-XII century, Seljuk architecture. Sightseeing. Visit Akhun Baba madrasa remains XIX century. Drive to Mary. Overnight

 

Day 3              Mary- Ashgabat/ FLY                     BUS

08h10 a.m Flight to Ashgabat. 08h50 arrive. Sightseeing in Ashgabat (Independence park and monument, Neutrality tower, Alem Ferris wheel, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, center of Ashgabat),

Check in hotel. Time at leisure. After sunset – night drive in town to see it in lights and panoramic photos. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4              Ashgabat- Dashoguz/FLY              BUS

A.M Visit history museum, Nisa UNESCO fortress, Turkmenbashy mosque in Kipchak.

P.M Fly to Dashoguz. Arrive. Transfer to Dashoguz hotel. Overnight

 

Day 5              Dashoguz- Kunya Urgench- Dashoguz border, 190 km             BUS

09h00 Drive to Kunya Urgench. Sightseeing in Kunya Urgench UNESCO history park (“Kunya Urgench” contains the survived monuments: mausoleums of Il Arslan 12th century, Sultan Tekesh 12th century, Turebeck Khanym 14th century, Najm addin Cubra 14th and Sultan Ali 16th century, minaret of Kutluk Timur 14th century (probably started in 11th ) 62 meters high, the tallest old brick construction in central Asia. The capital of Khwarezm had the most power in 11th – 13th centuries, have been overcoming in population and fame other Silk Road cities of central Asia. In 1221 it was razed by Genghis Khan, on its way in central Asia. After the revival in 14th century, the city was left forever due to Amudarya river course change and new destruction this time by Timur in 1370, later the new town of Urgench was built in present day Uzbekistan. Return drive to Dashoguz. After14h00 cross Dashoguz border to Uzbekistan

 

 

 

 

Option 1         quotes

Group

Price USD per person

2

891

4

746

6

717

8

678

 

 

Single supplement

+ 85 USD per SGL room

 


The above prices include:

  • Letter of invitation LOI, registration
  • A/C transportation service (car, minivan, bus, coach) as per planning, transfers
  • English (German, French) guide service (Pls advise if should include this service /275 USD total per group can be removed as per request)
  • Entrance tickets for Merv, Nisa, history museum, Kunya Urgench (Pls advise if should include this service /44 USD per person can be removed as per request)
  • Flight tickets Mary- Ashgabat, Ashgabat- Dashoguz
  • DBL/ TWIN room at hotels

 

Hotel

Number of nights/ town

notes

Mary****

2/ Mary

Breakfast included

AkAltyn****

1/ Ashgabat

Breakfast included

Dashoguz****

1/Dashoguz

Breakfast included

 

 

Excluded services:

  • Visa cost (at border is around 57 USD p/p, Belgium 77 USD pp, UK 87 USD pp)
  • Migration border tax 14 USD pp, paid once on arrival
  • State Travel Tax 2 USD per night/ per person/ is collected at hotels           *camp excluded
  • Meals:

HB 4 dinners                          57 USD per person

FB 5 lunches, 4 dinners         128 USD per person

  • Upgrade hotel in Ashgabat (Grand Turkmen, Nusay, Yyldyz, Oguzkent…)
  • Photo/ video tickets at sites, entrance tickets outside of program
  • Personal items, gratuities, insurance, international flight tickets
  • Other services missing above

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option 2:

 

Day 1              Farap – Mary, 270 km                                BUS

09h30 a.m Meet at Farap border crossing. Formalities. Drive to Merv, 30 km.

Sightseeing at Merv UNESCO history park- Alexandria Margiana (Erk Kala), Antiochia Margiana (Gyaur Kala) remains, Sultan Kala (town of Seljuk kings), Sultan Ahmad Sanjar mausoleum, Yusuf Hamadany shrine, Mohammed ibn Zaid mausoleum, Gyz Kala castles.

Arrive in Mary in the evening. Check in hotel. Overnight

 

Day 2              Mary- Gonur Depe, 100 km + 100 km      4 WD

Drive to Gonur Depe. Sightseeing at Bronze Age Archeological site (Bactria – Margiana Archeological complex). Visit the excavations of Gonur Depe also known as Margush or Margiana. Return back to Mary. On the way – visit caravanserai of Gobekly.

Arrive in Mary. Time at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 3              Mary- Ashgabat/ FLY                                BUS

08h10 a.m Flight to Ashgabat. 08h50 arrive. Sightseeing in Ashgabat (Independence park and monument, Neutrality tower, Alem Ferris wheel, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, center of Ashgabat),

Check in hotel. Time at leisure. After sunset – night drive in town to see it in lights and panoramic photos. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4              Ashgabat- Dashoguz/FLY                          BUS

A.M Visit history museum, Nisa UNESCO fortress, Turkmenbashy mosque in Kipchak.

P.M Fly to Dashoguz. Arrive. Transfer to Dashoguz hotel. Overnight

 

Day 5              Dashoguz- Kunya Urgench- Dashoguz border, 190 km             BUS

09h00 Drive to Kunya Urgench. Sightseeing in Kunya Urgench UNESCO history park (“Kunya Urgench” contains the survived monuments: mausoleums of Il Arslan 12th century, Sultan Tekesh 12th century, Turebeck Khanym 14th century, Najm addin Cubra 14th and Sultan Ali 16th century, minaret of Kutluk Timur 14th century (probably started in 11th ) 62 meters high, the tallest old brick construction in central Asia. The capital of Khwarezm had the most power in 11th – 13th centuries, have been overcoming in population and fame other Silk Road cities of central Asia. In 1221 it was razed by Genghis Khan, on its way in central Asia. After the revival in 14th century, the city was left forever due to Amudarya river course change and new destruction this time by Timur in 1370, later the new town of Urgench was built in present day Uzbekistan. Return drive to Dashoguz. After14h00 cross Dashoguz border to Uzbekistan

 

 

 

 

 

Option 2         quotes

Group

Price USD per person

2

907

4

770

6

743

8

697

 

 

Single supplement

+  85 USD per SGL room

 

The above prices include:

  • Letter of invitation LOI, registration
  • A/C transportation service (car, minivan, bus, coach) as per planning, transfers
  • English (German, French) guide service (Pls advise if should include this service /275 USD total per group can be removed as per request)
  • Entrance tickets for Merv, Gonur Depe, Nisa, history museum, Kunya Urgench (Pls advise if should include this service /50 USD per person can be removed as per request)
  • Flight tickets Mary- Ashgabat, Ashgabat- Dashoguz
  • DBL/ TWIN room at hotels

 

Hotel

Number of nights/ town

notes

Mary****

2/ Mary

Breakfast included

AkAltyn****

1/ Ashgabat

Breakfast included

Dashoguz****

1/Dashoguz

Breakfast included

 

 

Excluded:

  • Visa cost (at border is around 57 USD p/p, Belgium 77 USD pp, UK 87 USD pp)
  • Migration border tax 14 USD pp, paid once on arrival
  • State Travel Tax 2 USD per night/ per person/ is collected at hotels           *camp excluded
  • Meals:

HB 4 dinners                          57 USD per person

FB 5 lunches, 4 dinners         128 USD per person

  • Upgrade hotel in Ashgabat (Grand Turkmen, Nusay, Yyldyz, Oguzkent…)
  • Photo/ video tickets at sites, entrance tickets outside of program
  • Personal items, gratuities, insurance, international flight tickets
  • Other services missing above

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option 3:

 

Day 1              Farap – Mary, 270 km                    BUS

09h30 a.m Meet at Farap border crossing. Formalities. Drive to Mary. Stops in the desert for photos and walk around. Arrive. Check in hotel. Overnight

 

Day 2              Mary- Merv- Mary                          BUS

Drive to Merv, 30 km. Sightseeing at Merv UNESCO history park- Alexandria Margiana (Erk Kala), Antiochia Margiana (Gyaur Kala) remains, Sultan Kala (town of Seljuk kings), Sultan Ahmad Sanjar mausoleum, Yusuf Hamadany shrine, Mohammed ibn Zaid mausoleum, Gyz Kala castles.

In the afternoon – drive to Talkatan Baba mausoleum XI-XII century, Seljuk architecture. Sightseeing. Visit Akhun Baba madrasa remains XIX century. Drive to Mary. Overnight

 

Day 3              Mary- Ashgabat/ FLY                     BUS

08h10 a.m Flight to Ashgabat. 08h50 arrive. Sightseeing in Ashgabat (Independence park and monument, Neutrality tower, Alem Ferris wheel, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, center of Ashgabat), Visit history museum, Nisa UNESCO fortress, Turkmenbashy mosque in Kipchak

Check in hotel. Time at leisure. After sunset – night drive in town to see it in lights and panoramic photos. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4              Ashgabat- Darvaza, 257 km                       4 WD

A.M Free program. 12h00 check out hotel.

P.M Drive to Darvaza crater. Stop for photos in Karakum desert/ village. Visit gas craters on the way. Then leave the road and arrive at fiery gas crater. See it at night. Cam p in the area. Dinner. Overnight in tents.

 

Day 5              Darvaza- Kunya Urgench- Dashoguz border, 410 km               4 WD

Drive to Kunya Urgench. Sightseeing in Kunya Urgench UNESCO history park (“Kunya Urgench” contains the survived monuments: mausoleums of Il Arslan 12th century, Sultan Tekesh 12th century, Turebeck Khanym 14th century, Najm addin Cubra 14th and Sultan Ali 16th century, minaret of Kutluk Timur 14th century (probably started in 11th ) 62 meters high, the tallest old brick construction in central Asia. The capital of Khwarezm had the most power in 11th – 13th centuries, have been overcoming in population and fame other Silk Road cities of central Asia. In 1221 it was razed by Genghis Khan, on its way in central Asia. After the revival in 14th century, the city was left forever due to Amudarya river course change and new destruction this time by Timur in 1370, later the new town of Urgench was built in present day Uzbekistan. Return drive to Dashoguz. After14h00 cross Dashoguz border to Uzbekistan

 

 

 

 

Option 3         quotes

Group

Price USD per person

2

884

4

714

6

685

8

649

 

 

Single supplement

+  65 USD per SGL room

 

The above prices include:

  • Letter of invitation LOI, registration
  • A/C transportation service (car, minivan, bus, coach) as per planning, transfers
  • English (German, French) guide service (Pls advise if should include this service /275 USD total per group can be removed as per request)
  • Entrance tickets for Merv, Nisa, history museum, Kunya Urgench (Pls advise if should include this service /44 USD per person can be removed as per request)
  • Flight tickets Mary- Ashgabat
  • DBL/ TWIN room at hotels

 

Hotel

Number of nights/ town

notes

Mary****

2/ Mary

Breakfast included

AkAltyn****

1/ Ashgabat

Breakfast included

Camping

1/Darvaza

Breakfast, tents, sleeping bags, mats included

 

 

Excluded:

  • Visa cost (at border is around 57 USD p/p, Belgium 77 USD pp, UK 87 USD pp)
  • Migration border tax 14 USD pp, paid once on arrival
  • State Travel Tax 2 USD per night/ per person/ is collected at hotels           *camp excluded
  • Meals:

HB 4 dinners                          57 USD per person

FB 5 lunches, 4 dinners         128 USD per person

Or just one dinner in Darvaza 15 USD per person

  • Upgrade hotel in Ashgabat (Grand Turkmen, Nusay, Yyldyz, Oguzkent…)
  • Photo/ video tickets at sites, entrance tickets outside of program
  • Personal items, gratuities, insurance, international flight tickets
  • Other services missing above

 

 

 

 

 

Option 4:

 

Day 1              Farap – Mary, 270 km                                BUS

09h30 a.m Meet at Farap border crossing. Formalities. Drive to Merv, 30 km.

Sightseeing at Merv UNESCO history park- Alexandria Margiana (Erk Kala), Antiochia Margiana (Gyaur Kala) remains, Sultan Kala (town of Seljuk kings), Sultan Ahmad Sanjar mausoleum, Yusuf Hamadany shrine, Mohammed ibn Zaid mausoleum, Gyz Kala castles.

Arrive in Mary in the evening. Check in hotel. Overnight

 

Day 2              Mary- Gonur Depe, 100 km + 100 km      4 WD

Drive to Gonur Depe. Sightseeing at Bronze Age Archeological site (Bactria – Margiana Archeological complex). Visit the excavations of Gonur Depe also known as Margush or Margiana. Return back to Mary. On the way – visit caravanserai of Gobekly.

Arrive in Mary. Time at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 3              Mary- Ashgabat/ FLY                                BUS

08h10 a.m Flight to Ashgabat. 08h50 arrive. Sightseeing in Ashgabat (Independence park and monument, Neutrality tower, Alem Ferris wheel, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, center of Ashgabat),

Check in hotel. Time at leisure. After sunset – night drive in town to see it in lights and panoramic photos. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4              Ashgabat- Darvaza, 257 km                       4 WD

A.M Free program. 12h00 check out hotel.

P.M Drive to Darvaza crater. Stop for photos in Karakum desert/ village. Visit gas craters on the way. Then leave the road and arrive at fiery gas crater. See it at night. Cam p in the area. Dinner. Overnight in tents.

 

Day 5              Darvaza- Kunya Urgench- Dashoguz border, 410 km               4 WD

Drive to Kunya Urgench. Sightseeing in Kunya Urgench UNESCO history park (“Kunya Urgench” contains the survived monuments: mausoleums of Il Arslan 12th century, Sultan Tekesh 12th century, Turebeck Khanym 14th century, Najm addin Cubra 14th and Sultan Ali 16th century, minaret of Kutluk Timur 14th century (probably started in 11th ) 62 meters high, the tallest old brick construction in central Asia. The capital of Khwarezm had the most power in 11th – 13th centuries, have been overcoming in population and fame other Silk Road cities of central Asia. In 1221 it was razed by Genghis Khan, on its way in central Asia. After the revival in 14th century, the city was left forever due to Amudarya river course change and new destruction this time by Timur in 1370, later the new town of Urgench was built in present day Uzbekistan. Return drive to Dashoguz. After14h00 cross Dashoguz border to Uzbekistan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option 4         quotes

Group

Price USD per person

2

894

4

732

6

705

8

662

 

 

Single supplement

+  65 USD per SGL room

 

The above prices include:

  • Letter of invitation LOI, registration
  • A/C transportation service (car, minivan, bus, coach) as per planning, transfers
  • English (German, French) guide service (Pls advise if should include this service /275 USD total per group can be removed as per request)
  • Entrance tickets for Merv, Nisa, history museum, Kunya Urgench (Pls advise if should include this service /44 USD per person can be removed as per request)
  • Flight tickets Mary- Ashgabat
  • DBL/ TWIN room at hotels

 

Hotel

Number of nights/ town

notes

Mary****

2/ Mary

Breakfast included

AkAltyn****

1/ Ashgabat

Breakfast included

Camping

1/Darvaza

Breakfast, tents, sleeping bags, mats included

 

 

Excluded:

  • Visa cost (at border is around 57 USD p/p, Belgium 77 USD pp, UK 87 USD pp)
  • Migration border tax 14 USD pp, paid once on arrival
  • State Travel Tax 2 USD per night/ per person/ is collected at hotels           *camp excluded
  • Meals:

HB 4 dinners                          57 USD per person

FB 5 lunches, 4 dinners         128 USD per person

Or just one dinner in Darvaza 15 USD per person

  • Upgrade hotel in Ashgabat (Grand Turkmen, Nusay, Yyldyz, Oguzkent…)
  • Photo/ video tickets at sites, entrance tickets outside of program
  • Personal items, gratuities, insurance, international flight tickets
  • Other services missing above