Classical Turkmenistan

Classical Turkmenistan, Turkmenistan tours 

Title of tour: Classical Turkmenistan

Sites to visit: Ashgabat, Goktepe village, Nokhur, Kow Ata, Kerki, Koytendag, Turkmenabad

Day 1: Ashgabat
Your guide will meet you at the airport and accompany to Ashgabat.  First, you will drive to Goktepe village to see Mosque of Turkmenbashy Ruhy, which can host more than 10 000 people. It is also considered as the largest mosque in Central Asia. later visit Goktepe horsefarm, where there are famous Akhal-Teke Horses. After watching horses, drive back to Ashgabat. After dinner, enjoy evening atmosphere in the city visiting Independent Park. Then have a panoramic view in the Palace of Happiness. Spend night in a hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur
Today tour goes to mysterious lake Kow-Ata and popular Bakharden cave. The name of the lake means "father of the caves" from Turkmen language. Kow-Ata is more well-known and attractive for the curative qualities of water rather than natural beauty. Afternoon, continue tour to traditional village of Nokhur. Here one tribe of Turkmen people live among the mountains. They managed to protect ancient traditions, architecture and art. The village is located in the Kopet Dag range. Stay in a homestay.

Day 3: Nokhur - Ashgabat - Kerki
Today, you will drive back to Ashgabat. Then go on to memorial complex, where there is three monuments dedicated to different stories of the history. For example, for the honor of casualties in 1948 earthquake, for soldiers died in WWII and the third for killed in Turkmen battle. The most extraordinary is the Earthquake Memorial, representing a bombastic bronze rendering of a bull and child. Afternoon, explore Russian Market, which was built by Russian architect between 1972-1982.  It is also was one of the city buildings under the project "Ashgabat Reconstruction Program of 1970-1980". The style of the building belongs to Soviet Modernism. It has interesting decoration in Turkmen style, by the sculptor Klych Yarmamedov. He made an amazing abstract monument in the buildings corner. After excursion, transfer to railway station to have a train to Kerki town. Night in a train. 

Day 4: Kerki - Koytendag
After arrival, have a breakfast and continue to Kaytendag Mountain. The Kugitangtau (Koytendag) Mountain is the most beautiful and picturesque mountain in Turkmenistan. In translation from local language, it means the "mountains of canyons". The name derives from the amazing formations. The landscape reflects narrow canyon cliffs with interesting shapes. In the territory of the range, there are deep lakes and long caves. In addition, it was found Dinosaur Plateau bearing traces of these prehistoric reptiles. The highest point of Turkmenistan is located in Koytendag, Mount Ayrybaba, the height is 3 139 meters. The deepest lake of the country is also in this mountain -Kattakol alke. Stay in a camp.

Day 5: Koitendag - Turkmenabat - Ashgabat
Today is flight to Ashgabat from Turkmenabad. Night is in a hotel.

Day 6: Flight
After breakfast, drive to airport for new adventures

Price per person:
02 pax - 710 $
04 pax - 570 $
06 pax - 465 $
08 pax - 415 $
10 pax - 380 $
Single - 70 $

Half board - 40 $
Full board - 75 $

Ashgabat - Kerki night train - 25 $

Turkmenabad - Ashgabat flight - from 85 $

Tour includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Nokhur - Home stay
Koitendag - Tents
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour                                            

Tour does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Single rooms             
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12$)
- Fee for using cameras on monuments

Note: Each Traveler should have 2 photos (5×6) to be presented at the points of entry.