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7 Days Jeep Safari tour itinerary for turkmenistan: Spend An Amazing Week In This Central Asian Country

Ashgabat, Dasoguz, Kunya Urgench, Mari

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Spend an Amazing Week in this Central Asian Country

Gas Crater

Dasoguz-Turkmenistan

Book this book which allows you to see most highlights of Turkmenistan. You will see 3 different regions and you will have a chance to see Turkmen people's traditions and customs. Also, all UNESCO sites are included in this tour.

DAY 01

Ashgabat

  • Arrive at Ashgabat International Airport where you will be met by our representatives and transferred to the hotel.

  • Enjoy some free time.

DAY 02

Ashgabat

  • Eat breakfast at the hotel.

  • Go on a morning drive to visit Nissa Fortress - the Sanctuary of Parthian Kings. UNESCO declared the fortress a World Heritage Site in 2007. Nissa described as one of the first capitals of the Parthians. It was founded by Arsaces I (reigned c. 250 BC – 211 BC), and reputedly the royal necropolis of the Parthian Kings, although it has neither been established that the fortress at Nissa was a royal residence or a mausoleum. The ruins of ancient settlement Nissa are located 18 km from Ashgabat at Bagyr village.

  • Drive to visit Turkmenbashy Ruhy Mosque in Kipchak (the largest mosque in Central Asia).

  • Have Ashgabat city tour where you will see Presidential Palace, Ruhyyet Palace, Wedding Palace, modern “Yildyz” Hotel, Ferries Wheel, Constitution Monument, Arch of Neutrality, Monument and park of Independence, Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, Ashgabat 2017 Sports and Housing facilities. 

Overnight at a hotel.

DAY 03

Ashgabat – Mary – Merv – Ashgabat

  • Eat breakfast at the hotel.

  • Go on a morning drive to Mary. You also see ruins of Seyitjemalledin mosque in Anau. The mosque was built in 1456 when Abu-ibn-Kasim Baber Bahadurkhan ruled in Khorasan (1446 – 1457). Construction of the mosque was financed by Bahadurkhan’s vizier, Muhammed Hudaidot, who also selected a site of construction – near the grave of his father, sheikh Jemaleddin, a native of Anau. The square central hall (with the sides of 10.5 meters) was crowned with a dome. During the later periods, the Seyit-Jemaleddin Mosque was partially reconstructed. By the nineteenth century, the subsidence of land had already damaged the building heavily, and during the 1948 Ashgabat earthquake, it was destroyed completely. Now, only lower parts of the portal and some fragments of the walls are extant.

  • Visit, on the way, Abiwerd that was once an important trading town of North Khorasan. It was a key link on the Great Silk Road between Nisa and Merv, and also enjoyed ties in Nishapur, across Kopetdag Mountains to the south.

  • Drive to Merv to explore ancient Merv – “Queen of the world”, was one of the most important capitals of Islam along with Baghdad, Cairo and Damascus. Sightseeing of ancient Merv includes Greater Kyz Gala & Lesser Kyz Gala (VI - VII), Complex of Askhabs (VIII - XIV), Erk Gala (VI BC), Gyaur Gala (IV BC), Hoja Yusup Hamadani complex, Sultan Sanjar mausoleum, Muhamed Ibn Zeid mausoleum.

  • Transfer to Mary Airport after sightseeing for the flight back to Ashgabat.

  • Arrive in Ashgabat. 

Accommodation & overnight at a hotel.

DAY 04

Ashgabat – Darvaza

  • Savour breakfast at the hotel and enjoy free time.

  • Go for an afternoon drive to Darwaza burning Gas Crater (268km) dubbed by locals as "The Door to Hell". The Darwaza area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971, Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of 70 meters. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided the best solution was to burn it off. Geologists had hoped the fire would use all the fuel in a matter of days, but the gas is still burning today.

  • Cross Karakum Desert en-route and we will make a stop in the small desert village of Erbent.

  • Watch the spectacular and fascinating view of the gas crater in the evening.

  • Eat a BBQ dinner at Gas Crater.

Overnight in camp.

DAY 05

Darvaza – Koneurgench – Dashoguz

  • Eat a picnic style breakfast at the Gas Crater.

  • Leave for a morning drive to Kunya Urgench.

  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Kunya Urgench: visit Portal of Caravansaray, Mamun Minaret, II Arslan Mausoleum, Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, Academy of Horezm, Kutlug Timur Minaret, Turabek Hanum Mausoleum.

  • Drive to Dashoguz city.

Accommodation & overnight at a hotel.

DAY 06

Dashoguz – Ashgabat – Kowata - Gokdepe - Ashgabat

  • Eat breakfast at the hotel.

  • Transfer to Dashoguz airport for morning flight to Ashgabat.

  • Arrive in Ashgabat and drive to Nokhur mountain village. The village itself fills a small depression valley in the mountains of the Kopet Dag Range, and the houses are built with local boulders cemented with mud. Apart from the main street through the middle of the town, the streets are so narrow that they only just fit a car between the high stone retaining walls on each side. The Nohkuri people who populate this remote mountain village are quite different from other Turkmen tribes. They live in a handful of villages in the mountainous border area spanning Turkmenistan and Iran; Nokhur is the largest village with just a thousand or maybe two thousand people.

  • Drive to Kowata Underground Lake which is located 107 km from Ashgabat. The Turkmen name Kow-Ata means "father of caves". This underground area seems like a magnificent auditorium: the overall length of the cave is 230 m, its height reaches 20 m, and its width is at some points 57 m. The bottom of the cave is covered with lumps of dissolved limestone (stalagmites), and its warm and gushing water is clear and emerald coloured. The water has a constant temperature of 33-37°C. (You should swim in the lake.)

  • Drive to Gokdepe Fortress that was attacked in December 1880 by Russian Empire Army. The siege of Gokdepe lasted 23 days, after which the city was taken by storm.

  • Visit Geokdepe Mosque (Saparmyrat Hajj) that was built in 1995 to commemorate the defeat and is noted for its mint-turquoise blue coloured roof and white marble structure.

  • Drive to visit Horse Farm to see a national proud of Turkmen people - Akhalteke horses, the nicest horses in the world. 5000 years ago, Turkmens begin to breed Akhalteke horses. The world’s unique breed was never mixed with other breeds. Such illustrious Emperors like Alexander the Great, Darius I desired to own Ahalteke horses. There are over 35 beautiful horses on the farm. Per superstition, every sick person who touches an Ahalteke horse will get well soon. 

Overnight at a hotel.

DAY 07

Departure

  • Eat breakfast at the hotel.

  • Transfer to Ashgabat International Airport.

  • 1110 USD Per Adult (* Price for four people)
  • 1255 USD Per Adult (* Price for two people)
  • 1940 USD Per Adult (* Price for one person)
  • Letter of invitation

  • Registration in Ashgabat city

  • Accommodation in rooms:

  • Sport Hotel 4* – 4 nights

  • Dashoguz Hotel 4* – 1 night

  • Tent stay in Darwaza – 1 night

  • Transportation throughout the tour

  • Flight ticket: Mary – Ashgabat, Dashoguz – Ashgabat

  • Escort: English speaking guide service

  • Entrance tickets to Nissa Fortress, Kunya Urgench and Merv sites, Kowata underground lake, horse farm

  • Meals: BBQ Dinner & BF at Gas Crater

  • 1,5 L water per person per day

  • Travel Tax: 2 USD per person per night

  • International flights

  • Cost of Turkmen visa & border fees

  • Early check-in at hotels

  • Payment for photo and video

  • Tips for guide and driver

  • Medical insurance

  • Meals: L, D

  • Services not shown in the program

  • Amazing 7 days in Turkmenistan: This tour will allow you to see most highlights of Turkmenistan. You will see 3 different regions and you will have a chance to see Turkmen people's traditions and customs. Also, all UNESCO sites are included in this tour.

Ashgabat, Dasoguz, Kunya Urgench, Mari

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