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Darvaza Gas Crater & Ashgabat On 4-Day Tour Of Turkmenistan
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Architecture, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Activity Level

    Medium

  • Language

    English

Description

On this tour, you will visit the places of interest in Turkmenistan. Like the Darvaza gas crater, which is also called "The Door to Hell". The area is rich in natural gas. Also, admire the Turkmenbashy Ruhy Mosque, which is a mosque in the village of Gypjak, Turkmenistan. It is located about 7 kilometres west of the Ashgabat city centre, on the M37 highway and is the largest mosque in Central Asia. Then, explore Ashgabat. In 2013 the Guinness Book of Records named Ashgabat “white marbled city” – here you can see the largest number of structures in the world made out of white marble.

  • Day 1: Shabat-Koneurgench-Darvaza expand_more
    • Our representative will meet you at the Turkmen/Uzbek border “Shavat” and take you to Kunya Urgench (1.5h). 
    • Go for 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.
    • Afternoon drive to Darvaza gas crater (3.5 h) The Crater is also called "The Door to Hell".

    Dinner: Barbeque and stay overnight near the Gas Crater.  

  • Day 2: Darvaza - Ashgabat City expand_more
    • After having breakfast at the yurt camp, we will go to Ashgabat, which takes about 3.5 hours. 
    • En-route we will cross the Karakum desert and stop in a small desert village Erbent. 
    • On reaching Ashgabat you can rest for the day or explore the city.

    Stay overnight in a hotel in Ashgabat.

  • Day 3: Ashgabat Tour expand_more
    •  After having breakfast at the hotel, drive to visit the National Museum (closed on Tuesdays, we can change Carpet Museum),  Nissa fortress - the Sanctuary of Parthian Kings. UNESCO declared 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 – 211BC), 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. 
    • From there, drive to visit Turkmenbashy Ruhy Mosque in Kipchak (the largest mosque in Central Asia).
    • Continue the tour to visit Horse hippodrome to see a national proud of Turkmen people - Akhalteke horses, the nicest horses in the world. 5000 years ago, Turkmens began 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. Per superstition, every sick person who touches an Ahalteke horse will get well soon.
    • After that, have an Ashgabat city tour. You will see the 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 Sports and Housing facilities, the Earthquake and victims of WWII Monuments. 

    Stay overnight in the hotel in Ashgabat.

  • Day 4: Ashgabat - Mary - Merw - Farap expand_more
    • Transfer to the domestic airport of Ashgabat for flight to Mary. 
    • Arrive in Mary and drive to Merv to explore ancient Merv – “Queen of the world” which 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. 
    • After sightseeing, drive to Turkmen-Uzbek border - Farap border (3h).
What's Included
  • Letter of invitation
  • Registration in Ashgabat city
  • Accommodation in rooms
  • Tent stay in Darwaza for 1 night
  • Transportation through the tour
  • English speaking guide service
  • Entrance tickets to National Museum, Nissa fortress, Merv and Kunyaurgench sites, horse hippodrome
  • Meals as per program
  • 1.5 L water per person per day
  • Travel Tax: 2 USD per person per night
What's Excluded
  • International flights
  • Cost of Turkmen visa and border fees
  • Early check in at hotels
  • Payment for photo and video
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Medical insurance
  • Meals (lunch and dinner)
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Half board: 45 USD
What to bring
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
Meeting Point

Dashoguz, Turkmenistan

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 50% of the tour price.
Price Details
Adult
2 To 3 USD 900.00 Per Person
Child
1 To 1 USD 500.00 Per Person

This is a group tour

Private Tour Price USD 920
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