Tour title: Through the ancient lands
Places to visit: Ashgabat, Merv, Mary, Nissa
Day 1: Ashgabat
You will meet your guide at the International airport of Ashgabat. We will have a full day city tour exploring the capital city of Turkmenistan. Ashgabat is a city which was found in 1811 and located not far from the border with Iran in the Kopet Dag foothills. The nam Ashagabt means Love and populated from the Persian language. Durin the city tour we will visit Lenin square, Park of Independence, Arch of Neutrality. Then we will visit the Museum of Ethnography and Museum of Fine Arts. The night is in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Merv - Mary
This day we will drive to east of the country and visit Abiverd fortress and will move to ancient Merv. Abiverd settlement is one of the historical reserves of Turkmenistan. There other settlements like Kunya Urgench, Nissa, Merv and Dakhistan. The remains of Abiverd are bertween Ashgabat and Mary. Then we will see the ruins of Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque from 15th century. This mosque was financed by Mohammed Khudaiot and was built in 1456. Merv is situated on the crossroad of the Silk Road way and it became very big vity of the ancient world and was an important capital of Islam within Baghdad, Cairo and Damascus. Upon arrival to Merv we will have a city tour visiting the places like Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum and Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. Then we will return to Mary. The night is in the hotel.
Day 3: Mary - Ashgabat - Nissa - Horsefarm - Ashgabat
In the morning we will take a flight to Ashgabat. Upon arrival to the capital city we will drive to Nissa fortress which was a Sanctuary of Persian Kings and also this settlement is a part of UNESCO Heritage Site from 2007. Then we will drive to Gokdepe region where we will visit a horse farm and see the famous Turkmen Akhal-Teke horses. Akhal Teke horses are the pride of the Turkmen people and they will show us a short performance. We will drive back to Ashgabat for overnight.
Day 4: Flight
In the morning is transfer to airport.