Title of tour: Short Turkmenistan tour
Sites to visit: Ashgabat, Kow-Ata, Darwaza, Hissor, Gokdepe
Day 1: Ashgabat
Your guide will welcome you at the airport and take you to capital city of Ashgabat. Ashgabat is located not far from Iran border and established in 1881 at the foothills of Kopet Dag. The translation from Persian language Asghabad means city of love, "eshg" is love and "abad" is popular suffix for populated areas. City tour will include Lenin's square, Arch of Neutrality. Park of Independence, an amazing a white-marble "Eiffel Tower" standing in a beautiful park. Afternoon, an interesting excursion by local guide is waiting for you in Museum of Ethnography and Museum of Fine Arts, the great treasure of Turkmen culture. Night in a hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow-Ata
Today discover impressive site Kow Ata. It is mysterious underground lake. It will take about two hours to Kow Ata from the capital (107km). Translation from Turkmen Kow Ata means "Father of Caves". The size of the cave often reminds huge auditorium. It is big 230m in length, 20 in height and 57 m in width. The base of the cave is limestone and the water is clear and has beautiful color. The temperature is very warm reaching 33-37°C (it is possible to swim in the lake).
Day 3: Kow-Ata - Darwaza
In the morning, drive to extraordinary monument of Darwaza. It is gas crater in the middle of desert. Later it is possible to see amazing view of big fire holes. It has different view during the day and night. Darwaza is incredible site of the country. Overnight in a tent. Enjoy the sky is full of stars.
Day 4: Darwaza - Ashgabat - Nisa - Horse farm - Ashgabat
In the morning, drive to Ashgabat. Upon arrival carry on driving to Nissa Fortres to discover the Sanctuary of Parthian Kings. The site was included to UNESCO World Heritage in 2007. Later transfer to Gokdepe region for seeing legendary Turkmen horses- Akhal-Teke. Turkmen people proud of breeding these beautiful horses. After demonstration, enjoy the tradition of drinking tea then, drive back to city and rest in a hotel.
Day 5: Flight
After breakfast, drive to airport.