Route: Bukhara-Farab- Turkmenabad- Mary(Merv)- Ashgabat- Dashoguz- Kunye-Urgench- Khiva
Day 1. Bukhara-Farab- Turkmenabad- Mary
Meeting at the Farab border check-point. Transfer to Turkmenabad. Lunch at the local restaurant. Drive to Mary through Kara-Kum desert. Arrival to Mary. Visit Mary regional museum-features traditional Turkmen life & culture including displays on weddings & carpet weaving. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 2 Mary(Merv) -Ashgabat
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Merv historical sightseeings: Merv “pearl of east”is one of the oldest inhabited cities of Central Asia. Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum-one of the remarkable works of medieval architects of Turkmenistan. The Ancient Country Margush(XVI-XII BC) - are essentially one & the same country through different chronological eras. Large Kyz Kala-the walls preserved up to 15 m. height. The Mausoieums of Ishats (XV c) - located on the territory of Old Merv & is a center for pilgrims. Return drive to Mary. Lunch at the local restaurant. Transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Ashgabat in the afternoon. Arrival to Ashgabat. Transfer & accommodation at the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 3. Ashgabat
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeings: Old-Nissa-the residence of Parthian Kings(IIIBC-III AD). The Bakharden Underground Lake “Kow Ata”-the lake is located at a depth of 52 m. from the entrance on a vertical line. The lake is 72 m. long & 30 m. wide. The water has a constant temperature 33-37’ C. Lunch. On the way tourists will have opportunity to examine one of the most majestic mosques “Spiritual Mosque of Turkmenbashy”. This is a completely new mosque capable to accept more than 10 thousand people. Futher tourists will examine a mosque “Saparmurat Hadji”, built in honour of defenders of fortress Geok-Tepe during Russian-Turkmen battle of 1881. Turkmen National Carpet museum - this museum has a large, impressive collection of antique carpets, carpet articles (chuvals,khurjuns,torba etc.) & also two first biggest carpets in the world, made in Turkmenistan - 18 m x 11.5 m, total area 192 square m. and 20 x 13 m, 266 square m. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 4. Ashgabat
Breakfast at the hotel. Visiting “Tolkuchka” bazaar. Tourists can find a wide range of carpet, hand-worked products, products of handicraftsmen & products from silver & gold. Sightseeings: The monument “Garashsyzlyk” - is a symbol connecting the past and the future of Turkmenistan. Arch of Neutrality-the arch symbolizes an ancient national symbol of a “great family hearth”. Lunch at the local restaurant. State Hippodrome - familiarize with Akhalteke horses. National Museum of History & Ethnography - museum has large historical section, which includes Bronse Age, Antiquity & Middle Age sections & very interesting golden exhibits. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 5. Ashgabat- Dashoguz- Kunye-Urgench- Khiva
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Dashoguz. Arrival to Dashoguz. Visit Kunye-Urgench historical sightseeings: Kutlug Timur Minaret - 60m height the minaret was built in 1320-1330 by golden horde khan Kutlug Timur. The mausoleum of Nadjm-ad-din Kubra has the cupola floors. They are located one against other & are unique by their architecture. The Turebek-Khanum Mausoleum is connected with wifes name of Urgench governor Kutlug Timur. The Tekesh Mausoleum (1172-1200) is of 0,5 km to the horth-west from the Fakhr-ad-din mausoleum. Mausoleum of Fakhr-ad-din – built in 12-13 centuries. Lunch at the local restaurant. Transfer to Dashoguz border. Customs formalities. Cross the border.FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE INCLUDED:
- Meeting at airport
- Guide service
- Admission to museums
- Admission to national parks
FOLLOWINGS ARE NOT INCLUDED:
- Travel insurance
- Air tickets and taxes
- Visa support
- Alcohol and water
- Additional services
Quote for the tour will be provide upon request and will depend on number of people in the group, hotel preferences (2,3,4,5 *), room types (single, twin…) and other factors.
This is a draft program. It can be revised in line with your request and your personal circumstances such as changes in flights, bad weather conditions and other unforeseen events.