Turkmenistan

Classic Tour

Turkmenistan Classic Silk Road Tour

Summary

Type: Classic Tour

Duration: 7 Days

Best Time to Travel: May – October

Places you'll discover

Ashgabat
Dashoguz
Mary (Merv)
Nisa



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Per person based on 2 people sharing
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    Turkmenistan Classic Silk Road Tour - 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.

    Day 1

    Ashgabat

    Ashgabat
    In the morning

    Meet upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Visit the Tolkuchka Bazaar followed by 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 some of Turkmenistan’s ancient sites including Nisa and Merv. Return to the hotel in late afternoon.



    Day 2

    Ashbagat – Mary (Merv)

    In the morning

    After breakfast depart for Mary stopping at the former medieval city of Bagabad and the ruins of the Seyit Jemaleddin Mosque. Continue to the 18th century fortress of Nadir Shah.

    In the afternoon

    Continue on to Tiruvanamalai and the Sparsha Resort.

    Arrive in Mary (Merv) in the afternoon.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 3

    Mary – Ashgabat

    Mary – Ashgabat
    In the morning

    After breakfast an excursion through the desert to Gonur Depe, one of the oldest cities in the Margush area. Have a picnic lunch at the site before driving back to Ashgabat.

    In the afternoon

    Board the flight to Ashgabat and upon arrival transfer to hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 4

    Ashgabat

    In the morning

    After breakfast an excursion through the desert to Gonur Depe, one of the oldest cities in the Margush area. Have a picnic lunch at the site before driving back to Ashgabat.

    In the afternoon

    Board the flight to Ashgabat and upon arrival transfer to hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast
    Lunch

    Day 5

    Ashgabat – Dashoguz – Ashgabat

    In the morning

    We depart early and fly to Dashoguz and proceed to Konya Urgench, former capital of the medieval Khorezmshah Empire.

    In the afternoon

    We return to Dashoguz for the 45 minute flight back to Ashgabat and the hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 6

    Ashgabat – Nisa – Ashgabat

    Ashgabat – Nisa – Ashgabat
    In the morning

    We 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

    We return to Ashgabat and its Fine Arts Museum followed by a cable car ride offering breath-taking panoramic views of the city and surrounding foothills. Return to Ashgabat.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 7

    Ashbagat

    In the morning

    Transfer to Ashgabat Airport for your onward flight.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    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 Classic Silk Road Tour Summary

    Details

    Type: Classic

    Duration: 7 Days

    Best Time to Travel: May – October

    Places you'll discover

    Ashgabat
    Dashoguz
    Mary (Merv)
    Nisa
    FROM
    £1749
    Per person based on 2 people sharing

    Speak to our friendly Travel Experts

    01279 507 956
    Customise This Tour
     

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