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6 Days Culture tour itinerary for turkmenistan: Appreciate The Exciting Highlights Of Central Asian Country

Ashgabat, Mari, Dasoguz, Bayramali

Archeology
Archeology Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
Desert
Desert Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive visit of the capital and its post-independence architecture; all three UNESCO historical parks, but also introduces you in great detail to the cultural aspects of the lifestyle of the Turkmen people. Last but not least, it includes an overnight trip to Darwaza gas crater in the vast Karakum Desert.

DAY 01

Arrival Ashgabat

  • Arrive in Ashgabat by air (evening day 1 or early morning day 2, depending on airline used).

  • Transfer to hotel.

Overnight.

Meals: None

DAY 02

Ashgabat

  • Enjoy this full day city tour, including visits of Nissa (UNESCO), National History Museum, Ferris Wheel, Wedding Palace Viewpoint, Earthquake Memorial, Independence Park, Neutrality Arch and Ertogrul Ghazi Mosque.

Overnight in hotel.

Meals: breakfast

Transportation: regular 

Guide: English-speaking

Hotel: Ak Altyn 3*

DAY 03

Ashgabat-Mary

  • After an early breakfast departure to Mary.

  • En-route visit to Anau Mosque ruins and Abiverd Silk Road Town remains.

  • Arrive in Mary by lunchtime.

  • Transfer to Bayramali (27 km), and visit Ancient Merv (UNESCO) historical park and Mary town center with its Russian Orthodox Church and bustling bazaar (if time permits). 

Overnight in hotel.

Meals: breakfast

Transportation: regular 

Guide: English-speaking

Hotel: Mary 4*

DAY 04

Mary-Ashgabat-Darwaza

  • Eat an early breakfast at the hotel.

  • Take a morning flight to Ashgabat, (ETD 0850h ETA 0930h) and transfer to the city.

  • Visit the bazaar and National Carpet Museum.

  • Drive 4 hours north in the afternoon to the gas crater of Darwaza, and visit a desert village on the way.

  • Have BBQ dinner upon arrival and overnight in yurts.

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Transportation: regular, 4x4

Guide: English-speaking

Hotel: Yurts

DAY 05

Darwaza-Dashoguz-Ashgabat

  • Drive another four hours north towards to Dashoguz, for a visit of Kunya Urgench (UNESCO) historical park.

  • Take the evening flight back to Ashgabat (50 min), (ETD 2010h, ETA 2100h) and transfer to the city.

Overnight in hotel.

Meals: breakfast

Transportation: regular, 4x4

Guide: English-speaking

Hotel: Ak Altyn 3*

DAY 06

Ashgabat-departure

  • Transfer to the airport and depart by your international flight to next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Transportation: regular, 4x4

Guide: English-speaking

  • 845 USD Per Adult (* 8-10-pax basis)
  • 860 USD Per Adult (* 7-pax basis)
  • 890 USD Per Adult (* 5-6-pax basis)
  • 925 USD Per Adult (* 4-pax basis)
  • 1020 USD Per Adult (* 2-3-pax basis)
  • 1599 USD Per Adult (* 1-pax basis)
  • Visa support (Letter of Invitation, State Registration, and Travel Pass)

  • Airport and train station transfers as mentioned in the table under the “program”

  • Overland transport as per program per AC vehicles as in the table under “itinerary”; 1-3 passengers per regular sedan car; 4-7 passengers per regular minibus; 1-4 passengers per jeep

  • Accommodation based on a twin-shared hotel room, including breakfast 

  • Accommodation based on yurts in Darwaza, including sleeping mat, sleeping bag and pillow, including breakfast

  • Domestic airline tickets (economy seats, Boeing 737 aircraft) 

  • Fixed meals (lunch and/or dinner) where such meals are otherwise unavailable, indicated under “meals”

  • English-speaking local guide-interpreter services as mentioned under “guide”

  • Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the program

  • Bottled drinking water en route 1,5l pppd

  • Turkmenistan tourist visa up to 10 days, from 85+4 USD per person, when obtained at Ashgabat Airport (subject to change and nationality-dependent)

  • Turkmenistan migration tax 10+4 USD per person, to be paid at Ashgabat Airport or any other point of entering Turkmenistan territory (subject to change)

  • Meals not indicated in the program

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks

  • Camera usage fees in historical parks and museums

  • Tips for local guides and drivers

  • Souvenirs and other personal items

  • All other charges and services not mentioned under “Services included in tour and extension tour prices”

Highlights of Turkmenistan

  • The tour includes a comprehensive visit of Ashgabat and its post-independence architecture; all three UNESCO historical parks, but also introduces you in great detail to the cultural aspects of the lifestyle of the Turkmen people. Last but not least, it includes an overnight trip in Darwaza in the vast Karakum Desert.

Supplementary (“comfort”) Services Available for Standard Tours:

  • Fixed menu 3-course dinner in local cafes/restaurants (excluding soft/alcoholic drinks): 18 USD per dinner per person (optional)

  • Fixed menu 3-course lunch in local cafes/restaurants (excluding soft/alcoholic drinks): 16 USD per lunch per person (optional)

Notes:

  • Carpet Museum is closed on Saturday afternoons and Sundays.

  • National Museum is closed on Tuesdays.

  • Weekend Bazaar (aka Tolkuchka or Altyn Asyr Gundogar Bazaar) is best visited on Sundays when there is an additional livestock section. On Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays, this bazaar is closed, but other city bazaars are open (no photography permitted).

Important Notes for All Travellers:

  • Please bring only cash USD for your local expenses in Turkmenistan, no EURO and no credit cards.

  • Please be aware that a member of staff of our agency will need to take your original passport for several hours for registration.

  • Please be aware that there may be various vehicles and drivers used during your tour, depending on the route section and type of transport needed on that section.

Ashgabat, Mari, Dasoguz, Bayramali

Archeology
Archeology Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
Desert
Desert Tour
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