Route: Khiva – Dashoguz – Koneurgench - Ashgabat - Nisa – Ashgabat - Mary - Merv - Mary - Turkmenabat - Farab
Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Day 1. Khiva – Dashoguz – Koneurgench - Ashgabat
Breakfast. Transfer to UZ-TM border (60 km). Arrival, passing border, passport, visa, customs procedures and registration. Drive to Kunya-Urgench (110 km ) the ancient capital of Khorezm Empire. The most famous monuments are Arslan and Tekesh mausolems (12th c.), Turabek –Khanum mausoleum (14th c. mausoleum of Sufi Dynasty), Kutlug Timur minaret, Mamun II minaret, Sultan Ali mausoleum, Ibn Khadgib mausoleum (14th c.), Nadjmetdin al –Kubra Khanaka etc. Lunch in local chayhana . Return to Dashoguz. 20:00 Departure to Ashgabat by flight T5-106 (timetable is subject to be changed). Dinner in local café. Arrival to Ashgabat and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ashgabat
Day 2. Ashgabat – Nisa – Ashgabat
Breakfast. Observing excursion in Ashgabat .Transfer to Nisa (16 km). Visit of archaeological site Nisa. Drive to Ruhy Mosque. Drive back to the city.Visit National museum. Afternoon SS in white marble city: proceed to Monuments of Archabil Shayoly and discover new part of Ashgabat with its modern buildings, monuments and parks which includes: Health Path of Turkmenbashy built on mountains which became a very popular place among locals, Monument of Constitution and the tallest building in Turkmenistan (600 feet) “Alem” Culture and Recreation Center. We’ll have lunch at one of the local restaurants.
After lunch we will continue with sightseeing of Ashgabat, visiting: Park dedicated to Turkmen horses-the pride of Turkmen, Gulistan Bazar, Monument for the Victims of the Earthquake of 1948, Monument of Lenin, ErtogrulGazy Mosque continue with visiting Arch of Neutrality – famous rocket and tripod style built building symbolizing neutral status of Turkmenistan. Its’ height is over 300 feet including 40 feet rotating statue of first President of Turkmenistan: SaparmyratNyyazow (Turkmenbashi). Enjoy short walking tour within the Park of Independency along the hundreds of fountains and statutes with stops to visit Monuments of Independency and Ruhnama.
Dinner. After dinner we’ll go for a night tour, driving along the main streets of Ashgabat making stop near Palace of Happiness. Overnight iт Ashgabat
Day 3. Ashgabat - Mary - Merv - Mary
Breakfast. Transfer to airport. 07:00 Departure to Mary by flight T5-127. Arrival to Mary and transfer to ancient Merv. Merv was a major center of international trade and crafts located on the Silk Road. The city blossomed during the Iranian Empire of the Achaemenids and later under the Parthian, Sasanian, Arab, and Seljuk Turk domination. Discover historical park with: Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Large and Small Gyz Gala, Erk Kala, Gyaur Gala, medieval castles – “Kesk” fortresses, others. Return to Mary. Accommodation at hotel. Dinner in one of local cafes. Overnight in Mary
Day 4. Mary - Turkmenabat - Farab
Breakfast. Long drive from Mary to Bukhara via Turkmenabad (300 km). Lunch in Turkmenbat. 15:00 Crossing Farap border.
The price of tour:
For group of 5+1 pax 795 USD per person
For group of 10+1 pax 785 USD per person
For group of 15+1 pax 712 USD per person
The price includes:
- LOI, Registration
- Accommodation in TWN shared rooms with breakfasts’
- Entrance fees
- ENG speaking guide services
- Transport service
- 5 Ford Transit 2015 for 6 seats
- 10+1-15+1= Big tourist bus
- All transport with A\C system and seat belts.
- 1ltr pure water per day