The name of tour: 4 day tour exploring Turkmenistan
Tour's destinations: Ashgabat, Mary, Merv, Dashoguz, Kone Urgench.
Quantity of the days: 4 days
Day 1: Ashgabat
After being welcomed at the Ashgabat International Airport. The entire day you will discover the capital of Turkmenistan. People settled at the intersection of large caravan routes in the middle of the III century BC and began to call their village "Eshg-Abad", which means "equipped with loving people". Today, the Turkmen capital impresses with the whiteness of its modern buildings. Ashgabat is included in the Guinness Book of records for a large number of white marble buildings. This day you will explore amazing sights of the capital including: Lenin's square, Park of Independence (looking like a white-marble "Eiffel Tower" standing in a beautiful park), Arch of Neutrality. You will also experience Museum of Ethnography and Museum of Fine Arts. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Merv - Mary
This day you will transfer to the eastern part of Turkmenistan. In course of the tour you will discover fortress Abiverd and explore Ancient Merv. At that time, Abiverd was an impregnable fortress that saved the citizens from the raids of nomads. The fortress had a single gate on the South-West side. An ancient settlement Abiverd is one of significant historical sights of the country such as: Kunya-Urgench, Nissa, Merv, Dakhistan. You will also have a chance to visit the ruins of the 15th century Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque. In its heyday, Merv could well be considered one of the most precious pearls of the East, which for five centuries shone and shimmered against the backdrop of powerful empires of ancient dynasties, invariably being either their capital or the largest and most beloved city of the shahs. You will have a city tour in the city: Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. After you will transfer to modern Mary. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Mary - Ashgabat - Darvaza
After the breakfast you will drive to the airport to have a morning flight to Ashgabat. After landing you will transfer to the North of Turkmenistan, village named "Bahardok". In this place you are going to explore amazing life of Turkmen people. In the second part of the day you will drive to fascinating site Gas Crater - Darvaza. Darvaza is perhaps the most interesting attraction of Turkmenistan, and the spectacular view of the burning crater will stun you. Locals and travelers call it "the Door to hell" or "the Gates of hell". You can have a great time watching the flaming lights. Your night will be in the tent.
Day 4: Darwaza - Kunya Urgench - Dashoguz border
Today you will transfer to the North province of Turkmenistan, where you can observe the architectural monuments of Old Urgench, Capital of Khorezm in X-XII centuries. In course of the tour you will discover: the Mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, Tyurabek Khanum, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia Kutlyg Timur. After excursion you will transfer to Turkmen/ Uzbek border Dashoguz /Shawat.