- Historical & cultural
- 27 May 2016
Tour to the excavations of Margiana (ancient country was Margush) will carry you to the 29th century B.C. Margush – is the ancient country, as it was proved as a new hearth of civilization.
Tour itinerary includes visiting of Ancient Nisa – residence of Parthian Kingdom (III century B.C.), ancient city Abiverd (14th century), ensemble of “Seyitjemaletdin” mosque (15th century “Beauty house”) famous with it’s original portal, unusual for Turkmen – two interlaced snakes, “Maru-Shahujahan” (“Abode of Kings”), ancient Merv (Margiana Alexandrine 1st century BC – 18th). In ancient Merv presented various architectural monuments: Castle of Large and Small Gyz-kala (6-8th century), Mausoleum of Gyz-bibi (9-10th century), Mausoleum of Ibn-Zeid (12th century), Ensemble of Askhab’s tomb (15th century), Mosque of Yusuf Hamedani (16th century), Mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar (12th century), Ancient settlement Erk-gala (5th cent.) with magnificent temple of Zoroastrism, as in legends where located “Gates into Paradise”.
Day 1, Arrival in Ashgabat
Pick up at the International airport of Ashgabat city. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in “AkAltyn” 4* hotel. Ashgabat city sightseeing tour, visiting of the park and monument of Independence, National museum of history and Ethnography of Turkmenistan. Tour to Ancient Nisa – residence of Parthian Kingdom (III century B.C.), and the biggest mosque in Central Asia – the mosque of Spirituality of Turkmenbashy in Kipchak settlement. Return to the hotel. O/N.
Day 2, Ashgabat – Anau – Kahka – Mary (350 km. to the east from Ashgabat)
Drive to Mary city. En route to Mary visiting of the ensemble of “Seyitjemaletdin” mosque (15th century “Beauty house”) and the ancient city Abiverd (14th century).Arrival in Mary. Accommodation in “Margush” 3* hotel. O/N.
Day 3, Mary – Merv – Margush
Mary city sightseeing tour. Transfer to Bairamali (28 km to the east from Mary). Tour to the “Ancient Merv” (Margiana Alexandrine 1st century BC – 18th) visiting monuments – Greater and Lesser Gyz Gala, Ashabs’ Mausoleum, SoltanSanjar Mausoleum, Erk Gala and Muhammed-ibn-Zeid Mausoleum.
Drive to GonurDepe via Garagum desert to visit the archeological discovery of ancient country of Margush, which existed 29th century BC. Return to Mary. Overnight at the “Margush” 3* hotel.
Day 4, Mary – Ashgabat
Morning flight to Ashgabat. Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in “AkAltyn” 4* hotel. Ashgabat city sightseeing tour, visiting of “Gulistan” (so called Russian bazaar), “AltynAsyr” shopping center with numerous Turkmen handmade carpet shop, jewelry shops, souvenirs and many others.
Day 5, Ashgabat – departure
Transfer to the Ashgabat city airport for International departure. Farewell. End of the tour.
Tour price: 947 $ per person
Group size: Min. 2 persons
Accommodation: Double / Twin in hotels
Places to visit: Ashgabat – Mary – Merv – Margush
Duration: 5 days / 5 nights
Tour price includes:
• Visa support for Turkmenistan tourist visa, entry travel pass and visa registration;
• Accommodation in Ashgabat “AkAltyn” 4* hotel& in Mary “Margush” 3* hotel - based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
• All transfers and transport services during the tour as per above program;
• Domestic flight tickets: Mary – Ashgabat;
• English speaking guide services for excursions and visits;
• 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;
• Photo/video fees at sites;
• Full board (lunches and dinners);
• Porterage& other services not mentioned above.