Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia bordered by the Caspian Sea and largely covered by the Karakum Desert. It’s known for archaeological ruins including those at Nisa and Merv, major stops along the ancient trade route the Silk Road. Ashgabat, the capital, was rebuilt in Soviet style in the mid-20th century and is filled with grand monuments honoring former president Saparmurat Niyazov.
Day 1:Arrive Ashgabat
Arrival to Ashgabat international airport. Driver will meet you with signboard at meeting area and transfer to the hotel. Upon arrival check in and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast is at the hotel. City tour in Ashgabat: Ertogrul Gazi Mosque, National Museum, Nissa Historical Park, Turkmenbashi Spiritual Mosque and Mausoleum in Kipchak – the Ruhy Mosque. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 3:Ashgabat – Mary – Ashgabat
Morning flight to Mary. Excursion to Ancient Merv. Ancient Merw. Return to Mary. Visit the History museum of Merv region and Gonur Depe sight and next to Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. Transfer to airport for evening flight to Ashgabat, transfer to hotel and overnight is at the hotel.
Day 4:Ashgabat – Turkmenbashi – Yangikala
Breakfast is at the hotel. Transfer to Ashgabat airport for morning flight to Turkmenbashi. Upon arrival transfer to Yangikala Canyons via Balkan Mountains with beautiful landscape by jeep and foot. Picnic lunch box in canyons. Discover the canyons by jeep and on foot. Returning to Turkmenbashi, overnight is at the hotel.
Day 5:Yangiqala – Turkmenbashi
Morning transfer to Turkmenbashi. Check in to the hotel. Free day on your own leisure at Caspian Sea. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 6:Turkmenbashi – Ashgabat – Darwaza
Breakfast is at the hotel. City tour in Ashgabat with visits of Nissa Historical Park – located on a natural high platform at the foothills of the Kopetdag Mountains. Visit Anau mosque ruins. Next to excavation, Ahalteke horse stables. Transfer to Darwaza in the Karakum desert, visit Erbent desert community on the way. Overnight at camp tent.
Day 7:Darwaza – Kunya Urgench – Ashgabat
After breakfast drive to Dashoguz. Visit Kunya Urgench for its UNESCO world heritage then fly back to Ashgabat. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 8:Depart Ashgabat
Breakfast is at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
– 7 nights accommodation
– Sightseeing and transportation
– Daily breakfast
– Halal meals
– Airport Transfer
– Entrance Fees
– Domestic Flight
– English Tour Guide
– International Flight
– Beverages during meals
– Personal Expenses
– Travel Insurance
– Tipping tour guide and driver
– Visa fees