Turkmen treasure 8

Turkmen treasure 8, Turkmenistan tours. 

Turkmen treasure 8
Time of the tour: 7 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Turkmenabad - Astana baba - Kerki village - Mary - Merv - Darwaza - Ashgabat

Day 1: Ashgabat
Our company is always ready to amaze our dear travelers on tours. The guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Ashgabat city. You will be presented by Turkmen treasure 8. On arrival, you will visit "Nisa" (UNESCO World Heritage since 2007). It is 18 km to the west from Ashgabat and supervise the remains of Nisa, the capital of ancient Parthia. In the III century BC New Nisa was the capital of Parthia and the Old Nisa fortress was a majestic residence at that time. The next destination of our tour is Ertugrul Gazi mosque. It is adorned with four snow-white minarets, and is similar in appearance to the well-known Blue Mosque, located in Istanbul. The exterior and interior project of the Azadi Mosque is made in old-time Islamic and Byzantine style and raids with its immensity and enhancement. We will continue our way to the Gypjak, Ruhy mosque which means "the mosque of Turkmenbashi spirituality" or "the mosque of spirit of Turkmenbashi" located in Gypjak - the Turkmenbashi village and surrounded by 4 minarets. The height of the mosque is 55 m, and that of the minarets is 91 m to denote the year 1991, when Turkmenistan increased independence. The building is reachable through 9 entries with arches. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat - Turkmenabad
Today we will visit medieval mosque Seyit Jemaletdin, built in the XV century, but later was completely destroyed by the Ashgabat earthquake. There is an inscription on its renewed wall saying that this building was initiated under Abul Kasim Babur, Temurid prince who was reigning in Khorasan (1447- 1457). The leading portal arch is ornamented with figures of magnificent dragons. Afterwards we will visit Abiverd, the ancient settlement of Turkmenistan lengthways with Kunya Urgench, Nissa, Merv, Dakhistan. Then we will visit Merv as one of the most ancient territories of Central Asia that presented irrigation system among the first. It controlled to the creation of one of the largest cities of ancient world as Merv (Margush, Margiana, Mary). In the end of day, you will be transferred to Turkmenabad. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Turkmenabad - Astana baba - Kerki village - Turkmenabad
We are glad to present the next day of visiting the Repetek biospheric reserve with its museum and Astana mausoleum. The mausoleum belongs to the memorial complex of a mosque and a tomb built in different periods. The mausoleum of Astana baba is a 11th - 12th-century monument of architecture and considered to be the place of "zyuarat" which means an unvarying ritual of worshipping of holy men detected by visiting pilgrims. Astana baba remains unknown but sacred. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 4: Turkmenabad - Mary - Merv
On this tour we will drive to Merv, Merv oasis (40 km from Mary). It is one of the most ancient territories of Central Asia that announced irrigation system among the first. It directed to the construction of one of the largest cities of ancient world as Merv (Margush, Margiana, Mary). The history of Merv is cloaked in mysteries. The first written references to this city were found in Avestian notes of approximately the 8-6th centuries B.C. The notes broadly used bright epithets naming it "a soul of a king" where a mother of Khurasan cities and the city that held the Universe. Omar Khayyam, As Samani, Imamaddin Isphakhani and other prodigious scholars of the Middle Ages who lived over there. In addition, we will visit Soltan Sanjar mausoleum, Erk gala, Gawur gala, Soltan gala, Kichi vs Uly gyz gala and so on. Night is in a hotel.

Day 5: Mary - Ashgabat - Darwaza
In the morning we will drive to Ashgabat and then to Darwaza gas crater or "The Gates of Hell." The gas crater was created in 1971 when a Soviet group unintentionally pressed into a gigantic underground natural gas cavern, producing the ground to failure and the entire drilling rig to fall in. Having punctured a pocket of gas, toxic fumes started leaking at an alarming rate. Today this site in all its blazing glory and very famous among travelers. Don't miss to take photos on this thrilling site. Rest is in a tent.

Day 6: Darwaza - Ashgabat
In the morning we will travel back to Ashgabat. On the route you will visit water and mud crater as well as Yerbent village. On arrival, you will have the evening city tour in Ashgabat. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport. Turkmen treasure 8 is over. Thank you for wonderful tours.


02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minibus
10 pax - Bus

Price per person:
02 pax - 770 $
04 pax - 675 $
06 pax - 550 $
08 pax - 485 $
10 pax - 450 $

Single - $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 45 $ 

Half board - 60 $
Full board - 120 $

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Turkmenabad - Motel
Mary - "Merv" Hotel 3*
Darwaza - Tents
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour                                            

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.