Turkmenistan

Adventure Tour

Turkmenistan Adventure

Summary

Type: Adventure Tour

Duration: 8 Days

Best Time to Travel: May – October

Places you'll discover

Ashgabat
Izmukshir
Konya Urgench
Mary (Merv)



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£1979
Per person based on 2 people sharing
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    Turkmenistan Adventure - Itinerary

    One of the least visited but most fascinating of Central Asian countries’ Turkmenistan is a blend of old and new. Gleaming Ashgabat bristles with glass and steel whilst the ruins of Nisa and Merv hark back to the days of the fabled Silk Road of two thousand years ago.

    We also visit a natural wonder known locally as the ‘Door to Hell’. This huge crater of fire and flame is caused by a natural gas field which collapsed in to an underground cavern.

    Day 1

    Ashgabat

    Ashgabat
    In the morning

    Begin with the Park of Independence and Neutrality Square with its bizarre Arch of Neutrality.

    In the afternoon

    Visit the National Museum of History with artefacts from Nisa and Merv.

    In the evening

    Head south to the Kopetdag Mountains and a cable car ride offering breath-taking panoramic views of the city and surrounding foothills.



    Day 2

    Ashbagat – Mary (Merv)

    In the morning

    Depart early for flight to Mary. Drive to Gonur Depe, one of the oldest cities in the Margush area. Have a picnic lunch at the site before driving back to Mary.

    In the afternoon

    Arrive in Mary in the afternoon and check in to hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 3

    Mary (Merv)

    Mary (Merv)
    In the morning

    Visit Ancient Merv, one of the major archaeological sites of Central Asia. Merv played an important part in the development of the Silk Road for more than 2,000 years and was a major oasis city.

    In the afternoon

    Return to present day Mary and the Regional Museum.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 4

    Mary – Konya Urgench

    In the morning

    Early flight to Dashoguz. From here proceed to Konya Urgench, former capital of the medieval Khorezmshah Empire.

    In the afternoon

    Return to Dashoguz and our hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast
    Lunch

    Day 5

    Konya Urgench– Izmukshir – Camp site (Door To Hell)

    Konya Urgench– Izmukshir – Camp site (Door To Hell)
    In the morning

    Depart for Izmukshir, an ancient stronghold and the mausoleum of Abulkasim az-Zamakhshari – a distinguished medieval philosopher, theologian and linguist.

    In the afternoon

    Turn off the highway and head for the “Door to Hell” – a large crater of fire, boiling mud and orange flames.

    In the evening

    Set up camp and enjoy a delicious nomadic dinner under the stars before retiring to our tents for the night.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 6

    Camp site – Ashgabat

    In the morning

    Before we leave visit two more craters, one filled with water and the other with mud, both bubbling with natural gas.

    In the afternoon

    Arrive in Ashgabat in late afternoon and transfer to hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast
    Lunch

    Day 7

    Ashgabat – Nisa – Ashgabat

    In the morning

    Depart for the old fortress of Nisa, another UNESCO listed World Heritage Site and the earliest capital of the Parthian Empire. Proceed to Kipchak village with the largest mosque in Turkmenistan and the family mausoleum of the first President.

    In the afternoon

    Return to Ashgabat and the Fine Arts Museum.

    Included:
    Breakfast
    Lunch

    Day 8

    Ashgabat

    In the morning

    Transfer to Ashgabat Airport for your onward flight.

    Included:
    Breakfast
    Lunch

    Additional Information

    What's Included?

    • Room accommodation in twin share
    • Private transportation by car/ minivan
    • Experienced English speaking Turkmenistan guides
    • Drinking water in car / minivan
    • Domestic flight: Mary – Ashgabat, Ashgabat – Dashoguz – Ashgabat
    • Daily breakfast and meals as mentioned in itinerary
    • Entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Airport arrival and departure transfers

    What's Not Included?

    • International Flights
    • Drinks during meals
    • Optional tours
    • Turkmenistan Visa
    • Any personal expenses such as laundry, hotel phone etc
    • Tips and gratuities

    Turkmenistan Adventure Summary

    Details

    Type: Adventure

    Duration: 8 Days

    Best Time to Travel: May – October

    Places you'll discover

    Ashgabat
    Izmukshir
    Konya Urgench
    Mary (Merv)
    FROM
    £1979
    Per person based on 2 people sharing

    Speak to our friendly Travel Experts

    01279 507 956
    Customise This Tour
     

    Quick Enquiry: Turkmenistan Adventure

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