- Historical & cultural
- 27 May 2016
Visit sleepy desert cities along the Great Silk Road, experience vibrant bazaars filled with delicious local food and intricate handicrafts enjoying the hospitality of locals within our Turkmenistan’s Silk Road Tour.
Day 1 (Mon.): Arrival in Ashgabat.
Early morning arrival in Ashgabat. Pick up at the International Airport of Ashgabat. Transfer to the hotel. Check in at “Ak Altyn” 4* hotel. Sightseeing in Ashgabat with visiting the Park and Monument of Independence, National Museum of History & Ethnography of Turkmenistan and Monument of Neutrality. Discover the remains of Parthian Royal Residence Old Nisa (12 km to the west from ASB), 3rd cent B.C - 3rd cent A.D. Religion- Zoroastrism. Return in the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 (Tue.): Ashgabat – Mary - Merv – Ashgabat
Flight to Mary. Discover the historical reserve Ancient Merv by visiting Erk Kala 6th cent B.C, Gyaur Kala 3rd cent B.C – 9th cent A.D, Sultan Kala till the Mongol invasion 13th cent, Mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar 12th cent, Mausoleum of Ibn Zaid 12th cent, the remains of Castle – fortresses "Keshk" 6-8th cent, tombs of Guifari and Bureida 15th cent. Return in Mary. Lunch in the local restaurant. Excursion in the Museum of History. Continue to airport to have domestic flight to Ashgabat. Arrival in ASB. Transfer to the hotel. Check in & O/N.
Day 3 (Wed.): Ashgabat - Dashoguz - Koneurgench–Dashoguz – Ashgabat
Morning flight to Dashoguz. Arrival in Dashoguz, drive to KoneUrgench. Visit KoneUrgench historical site: Mausoleums of Turabek-Khanym, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il Arslan, Najmad-din-Kubra, Sultan Ali. Discover the KutlugTimur minaret & KyrkMolla. Return drive to Dashoguz. Arrival in Dashoguz airport. Evening flight to Ashgabat. Arrival in ASB. Transfer to the hotel. Check in & O/N.
Day 4 (Thu.) Ashgabat
Sightseeing in Ashgabat with visiting of “Altyn Asyr” Eastern market (so called Tolkuchka bazaar) - with numerous Turkmen traditional dresses, scarfs and many more. Overnight at “AkAltyn” 4* hotel.
Day 5 (Fri.) Ashgabat – departure
Transfer to the airport for international departure. Farewell. End of program.
Tour price: 1097 $ per person
Group size: Min. 2 persons
Places to visit: Ashgabat – Mary – Merv - Dashoguz– Koneurgench
Accommodation: Double / Twin in hotels
Duration: 5 days / 5 nights
Tour price includes:
• Visa support for Turkmenistan tourist visa, entry travel pass and visa registration;
• Accommodation in “AkAltyn” 4* hotel based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
• All transfers and transport services during the tour as per above program;
• Domestic flight tickets: Ashgabat – Dashoguz – Ashgabat, Ashgabat – Mary – Ashgabat;
• English speaking guide services;
• Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
Tour price does not include:
• Consular fees for Turkmenistan tourist visa;
• Migration card paid upon arrival - 12 USD;
• Full board (lunches and dinners);
• Photo/video fees at sites;
• Porterage & other services not mentioned above.