Treasure of Central Asia

Treasure of Central Asia, Turkmenistan tours

Tour title: Treasure of Central Asia

Places to visit: Ashgabat, Turkmenbashy, Nissa, Kamil Ata.

Day 1: Ashgabat
Meet the group at the international airport. Hotel checking in and dinner at the local restaurant. Then you will have a free time in the city.

Day 2: Ashgabat - Turkmenbashy
You will arrive to the airport of Ashgabat and we will drive to the ancient Nisa settlement of Parthians. Nisa was called Mitridatkert in the times when the Parthian Empire was powerful (171-138BC). Mitridatkert was called after the king Mitridate I who ordered to build this city. Then the capital was moved to Asia Minor but Nisa didn't lost its importance. There are the tombs of the Arsacids dynasty members and the kings were organizing the festivals and sacrifices in the Old Nisa. Then we will driev to Ertugruk Gazi mosque which is the largest mosque in Ashgabat and 5000 people can enter at the same time. The mosque was built in Turkish style and named in honor of Oguzkhan Ertogrul - Osman I, who was a father of Osman Empire first ruler. In the afternoon we will visit a carpet museum with a big collection of the carpets from the different periods. Then we will visit a Russian market. It's a very nice place to make some shopping and see the life of the citizens of the capital. Then we will take a train to Turkmenbashy region. The night is in the hotel.

Day 3: Turkmenbashy - Yangykala
This day we will drive to Yangykala fire fortress and enjoy a nice view. A vast rock landscape with rock walls as tall as 60-100meters colored with pink, red and yellow colors. This area was created 5,5 million years ago, and we will see the walls full of massive coral reefs from the pre-hystorical Parathetys Sea. We will have some free time near Yangykala and drink some tea. Then we will drive to the Gozli ata pilghrimage place. The night is in the hotel. 

Day 4: Turkmenbashi - Ashgabat
This day we will visit another pilgrimage place called Kamil Ata and the nature place with the huge stones. Then we will drive back to the city and will take a train to Ashgabat. The night is in the train.

Day 5: Ashgabat
In the morning we will arrive to Ashgabat and will drive to the horse farm where we will see the magnificent Akhal-Teke horses. Today in the world exist more than 250 breeds of horses and Akhal-Teke is one of the best breeds. Turkmen people spent many centuries to arrive to this breed. The date of Akhal-Teke breed was created is not exact but the first mention about this horse have been found in 3rd - 4th century BC. Bucephalus which was the favorite horse of Alexander the Great was Akhal-Teke horse. Then we will visit Gokdepe village with Gokdepe fortress which is very historical place where Russian army and Turkmen tribes had a battle. Then we will drive back to the city. Then we will visit a Cultural and entertainment center called Alem. The night is in the hotel.

Day 6: Flight
Transfer to the Ashgabat International Airport.

Transport - Sedan, Minibus

Price per person:
02 pax - 820 $
04 pax - 610 $
06 pax - 500 $
08 pax - 445 $
10 pax - 410 $
Single - 110 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 50 $ 

Half board - 45 $
Full board - 80 $

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Yangykala - Guest house
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Tickets for train-Ashgabat-Turkmenbashy-Ashgabat

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms             
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12$)
- Fee for using cameras on monuments 

Note: Each Traveler should have 2 photos (5×6) to be presented at the points of entry.