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5-Day Tour Of Famous Landmarks In Ashgabat & Darwaza
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Bizarre Encounters, Culture, History

  • Duration

    5 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Persian, Russian, Turkish

Description

See the best of Turkmenistan, starting with a tour of Ashgabat's highlights, including the Parthian Fortress of Nisa and the Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum. Stroll down to the Kow Ata underground lake, walk around the Seyit Jemalitdin Mosque ruins, and finally, explore the daunting Darwaza Gas Crater. Next, explore the culture of Turkmenistan as you visit the National Museum and the Arc of Neutrality.

Highlights
  • Marvel at the unique gold statue of dictator Niyazov, the Arc of Neutrality
  • Watch the Darwaza Gas Crater, also known as the Door to Hell
  • Meet the rare Akhel-Teke horses at a private farm  
  • Pay your respects at the Saparmurat Hajji Mosque
  • Admire the architecture of the Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum
  • Descend to the Kow Ata underground lake, home to a large colony of bats
  • Day 1: Arrival in Ashgabat expand_more
    • Arrive in Ashgabat by air (evening day one or early morning day two, depending on airline used) or overland from Iran at the Bajgiran-Gaudan land border.

    • Transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.
  • Day 2: Ashgabat City Tour expand_more
    • Embark on a city tour of Ashgabat and visit the Parthian Fortress of Nisa (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum - the largest single domed mosque in Central Asia.

    • Afterwards, walk down to an underground lake - Kow Ata.

    • On the way back to your hotel, visit the Saparmurat Hajji Mosque.

  • Day 3: Ashgabat - Darwaza expand_more
    • Shop at the Sunday Bazaar. 

    • Wander around the Seyit Jemalitdin Mosque ruins and a private Akhal-Teke horse farm.

    • At 1400hrs, drive to Darwaza gas crater (3 hours); visit water and mud craters en-route. 

    Have a BBQ dinner and stay overnight in yurts.

  • Day 4: Darwaza – Ashgabat expand_more
    • Return to Ashgabat at around 1200hrs.

    • Explore the Ashgabat National Museum of History.

    • Gaze at the Neutrality Arch, topped with a statue of dictator Saparmurat Niyazov. 

    • Visit the Independence Park and Ruhnama Monument.

    • Enjoy a night tour around the city highlights(1h).
  • Day 5: Depart from Ashgabat expand_more
    • You will be transferred to the airport in the midnight for your departing flight to the next destination.

What's Included
  • Visa support (Letter of Invitation, State Registration, Travel Pass)

  • Airport and train station transfers 

  • 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 private trekking tent, including sleeping mat, sleeping bag, and pillow, including breakfast 

  • Fixed meals (lunch and/or dinner) where such meals are otherwise unavailable

  • English-speaking local guide-interpreter services

  • Entrance fees to sites 

  • Bottled drinking water en route

What's Excluded
  • 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 tourist visa with validity of 11-20 days, from 105+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 itinerary-program table

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks

  • Camera usage fees in historical parks and museums

  • Tips for local guides and drivers

  • Souvenirs and other personal items

  • Anything that is not mentioned in the "Included" section of the tour

Know before you go
  • National Museum is closed on Tuesdays.

  • Weekend Bazaar (a.k.a Tolkuchka or Altyn Asyr Gundogar Bazaar) is best visited on Sundays when there is an additional livestock section. On Monday to Wednesday and Fridays, this bazaar is closed, but other city bazaars are open (photography is not permitted)

  • Please bring only USD(cash) 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 in that section.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
Type Price

Adult

160

Children

120

Group

100
Starting From

From

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USD 1450.00 / person

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