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Transit option 1:from Iran (or arrival at airport in Ashgabat)- Ashgabat – Darvaza – Kunya Urgench – border to Uzbekistan

Plan every Wednesday or Saturday. Join travelers and share costs

Every Wednesday planning for 5 days stay: Ashgabat - Darvaza - Kunya Urgench - Dashoguz

Every Saturday planning for 2 days stay: Ashgabat - Darvaza - Kunya Urgench - Dashoguz

 

 

WED    Day 1              Border Bajgiran - Howdan- Ashgabat

Meet at the Howdan border. Transfer to htl. Free program. Overnight at hotel

 *Arrival at Ashgabat airport is welcome

 

THU    Day 2              Ashgabat                   Free program. Overnight at hotel

FRI      Day 3              Ashgabat                   Free program. Overnight at hotel

 

SAT     Day 4              Ashgabat- Darvaza, 257 km

A.M free program

12:00   check out hotel. Drive for lunch or food shopping.

Start to Darvaza. Stop for photos in Karakum desert or Erbent village.

Start exploration of gas craters along the route (one – full of water, second- with mud at the bottom, in both, you can see gas bubbling through it). Then leave the road and arrive at fiery gas crater. Camping. Enjoy the view of the gas crater at night. O/N in tent or in yurta

  

SUN     Day 5              Darvaza- Kunya Urgench- border

Both borders are easy to plan: Dashoguz (direction to Khiva) or Kunya Urgench (direction to Nukus)

 

Drive to 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. Since 2005, it become a world heritage site protected by UNESCO.

Free program for sightseeing and continue drive to the border crossing. Arrive and cross border to Uzbekistan

 

 

Quotes for whole planning Day 1 – 5

 

Starting Wednesday for 5 days. Period from April to November

*Other dates are ok to form a group

 

Group 1 person                      610 USD (SGL room)

Group 2 persons                     415 USD per person

Group 3 persons                     380 USD per person

Group 4 persons                     360 USD per person

                     

The above price includes the services:

  • Letter of invitation, registration (*if you have already transit visa pls remove 100 USD p/person from above quotes)
  • A/C car service (Toyota, Nissan or equal), Days 1, 4 - 5 as per program. English speaking drivers available on request. Bottled water in car - complimentary
  • DBL room at hotel, camping. pls. look bellow

 

Hotel

Number of nights/City

Notes

Paytagt

Ashgabat

Recommend to upgrade hotel at least to AkAltyn hotel +35 USD per night with breakfast, wi-fi included

Camping

1/ Darvaza

(tent& sleeping bag, mat, breakfast included)

*bottled water complimentary

Stay in yurta available.

 

 

Quotes for Darvaza part planning Day 4 – 5

 

Starting Saturday for 2 days stay. Period from April to November

Other dates are ok to form a group

 

Group 1 person                      445 USD (SGL room)

Group 2 persons                     310 USD per person

Group 3 persons                     265 USD per person

Group 4 persons                     245 USD per person

 

The above price includes the services:

  • Letter of invitation, registration (*if you have already transit visa pls remove 100 USD p/person from above quotes)
  • A/C car service (Toyota, Nissan or equal), Days 4 - 5 as per program. English speaking drivers available on request. Bottled water in car - complimentary.
  • Camping in Darvaza 1 night. Tent, sleeping bag, mat, breakfast. Stay in yurta available.

 

 

Excluded services:

  • Visa cost (cost depends on place to obtain. At Howdan border normally 57 USD, Belgium's 77 USD, UK 87 USD, Russian 167 USD)
  • Migration tax at border 14 USD p/p, paid once on arrival
  • State travel tax 2 USD per night – per person, is collected at hotels
  • Entrance tickets at sites or museums
  • Photo, video tickets
  • Guide service
  • Meals B L D
  • Gratuities, personal items, any other services missing above. Thank you.

 

 

 *free program days in Ashgabat. It is ok to organize:

1. Day trip to Mary- Merv.

2. Day trip to Kov Ata cave lake, Akhal Teke horse farm, Nisa UNESCO fortress, Turkmenbashy mosque in Kipchak, Chuli gorge drive.

3. Car service for sightseeing in Ashgabat with night drive in town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transit option 2 reverse order: from Uzbekistan, Dashoguz or Kunya Urgench – Darvaza- Ashgabat- Bajgiran border to Iran or Ashgabat airport

 

Plan every Monday. Two options for 2 days and for 5 days. Period April - November. Welcome to join travelers and share costs

 

MON     Day 1              Dashoguz border – Kunya Urgench - Darvaza, 410 km

Both borders are easy to plan: Dashoguz (direction from Khiva) or Kunya Urgench (direction from Nukus)

09h30 a.m Meet at the border. Drive to 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. Since 2005, it become a world heritage site protected by UNESCO.

Free program for sightseeing and continue drive to Darvaza. Arrive at fiery gas crater. Camp in the area. See it at sunset and at night. Overnight in tent

 

TUE     Day 2              Darvaza- Ashgabat, 257 km

A.M Breakfast. Return on the road. Visit other gas craters (one – full of water, second- with mud at the bottom, in both, you can see gas bubbling through it). Drive to Ashgabat. Stop for photos in Karakum desert or village along the route.

On THU SAT SUN possible to stop at Tolkuchka bazaar.

P.M check in hotel. Free program. Overnight at hotel

 

WED     Day 3              Ashgabat                   Free program. Overnight at hotel

THU     Day 4              Ashgabat                   Free program. Overnight at hotel

 

FRI     Day 5              Ashgabat - Border Howdan - Bajgiran

09h00 drive to Howdan border. Cross it to Iran

 *Departure can be also at Ashgabat airport.

 

Quotes for whole planning Days 1 – 5

Staring Monday for 5 days. Period: April - November

Other dates are ok to form a group

 

Group 1 person                      610 USD (SGL room)

Group 2 persons                     415 USD per person

Group 3 persons                     380 USD per person

Group 4 persons                     360 USD per person

                     

The above price includes the services:

Letter of invitation, registration (*if you have already transit visa pls remove 100 USD p/person from above quotes)

A/C car service (Toyota, Nissan or equal), Days 1-2, 5 as per program. English speaking drivers available on request

DBL room at hotel, camping. pls. look bellow

 

 

 

 

Hotel

Number of nights/City

Notes

Paytagt

3/ Ashgabat

Recommend to upgrade hotel at least to AkAltyn hotel +35 USD SGL room, + 55 USD DBL room per night with breakfast, wi-fi included

Camping

1/ Darvaza

(tent& sleeping bag, mat, breakfast included)

*bottled water complimentary

Stay in yurta available.

 

Quotes for Darvaza part planning Day 1 – 2

Starting on Monday for 2 days. Period April - November  

Other dates are ok to form a group

 

Group 1 person                      445 USD (SGL room)

Group 2 persons                     310 USD per person

Group 3 persons                     265 USD per person

Group 4 persons                     245 USD per person

 

The above price includes the services:

Letter of invitation, registration (*if you have already transit visa pls remove 100 USD p/person from above quotes)

A/C car service (Toyota, Nissan or equal), Days 1-2 as per program. English speaking drivers available on request. Bottled water in car - complimentary

Camping in Darvaza 1 night. Tent, sleeping bag, mat, breakfast. Stay in yurta available.

 

 

Excluded services

Visa cost (cost depends on place to obtain. At Howdan border normally 57 USD, Belhiums 77 USD, UK 87 USD, Russian 167 USD)

Migration tax at border 14 USD p/p, paid once on arrival

State travel tax 2 USD per night – per person, is collected at hotels

Entrance tickets at sites or museums

Photo, video tickets

Guide service

Meals B L D

Gratuities, personal items, any other services missing above. Thank you.

 

 

 *free program days in Ashgabat. It is ok to organize:

1. Day trip to Mary- Merv.

2. Day trip to Kov Ata cave lake, Akhal Teke horse farm, Nisa UNESCO fortress, Turkmenbashy mosque in Kipchak, Chuli gorge drive.

3. Car service for sightseeing in Ashgabat, with night drive

 

 

 

 

 

Short option 3: Arrival at airport in Ashgabat - Ashgabat – Darvaza – Ashgabat

Solo or group travel. Period April – November.

 

Share cost groups form as per request

 

Day 1              airport- Ashgabat

A.M Meet at Ashgabat airport. Sightseeing in Ashgabat, Nisa UNESCO fortress, Turkmenbashy mosque in Kipchak.

P.M Transfer to hotel. Check in at 13h00 or later. Free program. Overnight at hotel

*after sunset, complimentary night drive in Ashgabat.

 

Day 2              Ashgabat- Darvaza, 257 km

A.M free program

12:00   check out hotel. Drive for lunch or food shopping.

Start to Darvaza. Stop for photos in Karakum desert or villages along the route.

Start exploration of gas craters along the route (one – full of water, second- with mud at the bottom, in both, you can see gas bubbling through it). Then leave the road and arrive at fiery gas crater. Camping. Enjoy the view of the gas crater at night. O/N in tent

  

Day 3              Darvaza- Ashgabat - airport

A.M drive back to Ashgabat.

P.M free program in town. Transfer to Ashgabat airport for next destination flight

 

 

Quotes for whole planning Day 1 – 3

Dates to join other travelers:

Every Wednesday as Day 1 for period from April 1 – to the end of November.

Other dates are ok to form a group

 

Group 1 person                      555 USD (SGL room)

Group 2 persons                     390 USD per person

Group 3 persons                     340 USD per person

Group 4 persons                     320 USD per person

                     

The above price includes the services:

Letter of invitation, registration (*if you have already transit visa pls remove 100 USD p/person from above quotes)

A/C car service (Toyota, Nissan or equal), as per program. English speaking drivers available on request

DBL room at hotel, camping. pls. look bellow

 

Hotel

Number of nights/City

Notes

AkAltyn****

1/ Ashgabat

Hotel upgrade or change can be done upon request

Camping

1/ Darvaza

(tent& sleeping bag, mat, breakfast included)

*bottled water complimentary

Stay in yurta available.

 

 

Excluded:

Visa cost (cost depends on place to obtain. At airport normally 87 USD)

Migration tax at border 14 USD p/p, paid once on arrival

State travel tax 2 USD per night – per person, is collected at hotels

Entrance tickets at sites or museums

Photo, video tickets

Guide service

Meals B L D

Gratuities, personal items, any other services missing above. Thank you.

 

 

 *It is ok to organize as extension:

1. Day trip to Mary- Merv.

2. Day trip to Kov Ata cave lake, Akhal Teke horse farm, Nisa UNESCO fortress, Turkmenbashy mosque in Kipchak, Chuli gorge drive.

3. Day trip to Yangy Kala canyon

4. Any other extension as per request