Turkmenistan journey 5

Turkmenistan journey 5, Turkmenistan tours. 

Turkmenistan journey 5
Time of the tour: 7 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat - Merv - Mary - Talkhatan Baba - Yekedeshik Caves - Mary - Margiana (Margush) - Mary - Ashgabat

Day 1: Ashgabat  
Upon arrival you will start your Turkmenistan journey 5. Driver will pick you up and accompany to the city for guided city tour. In course of the tour you will travel to the horse farm to see the famous Akhal-Teke horses. Turk,en people are proud of this breed of horse. During the Turkmenistan journey 5 you will have traditional tea break, short Akhal-Teke horse show program and can see the racks of horses. Later on you will return to Ashgabat to have an evening city tour. Overnight is in the hotel

Day 2: Ashgabat
In the morning you will be transferred to "Old Nisa" that is also known as the Sanctuary of Parhian Kings. This magnificent sight is also considered to be a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. After it you will visit the "Gypjak" Mosque and Mausoleum of the late President of Turkmenistan as well as the State Museum of History. Here you will be able to explore ancient artifacts of the settlements Nisa, Merv and Gonurdepe, collection of vintage Turkmen carpets, rare examples of national clothing, jewelries, and antique weapons. In tour you will be impressed to see that 9 halls depicts figurines of Athens, Eros, silver gilded griffin, horn-shaped ivory vessels-rhytons of the Parthian era, gold jewelries, medallions-stamps from Margiana and Buddhist artifacts. Moreover in tours you will be able to witness the fossilized piece of wood of the Paleozoic period, aged 270,000,000, dinosaurs' footprints, an 820-kg meteorite fallen in Kunya-Urgench in 1998 and a lot more. The night is in the hotel

Day 3: Ashgabat - Merv - Mary
Today you will travel to the East of Turkmenistan where the Mary region is located. Here you will be able to see the famed Old Merv that is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.  You will find that this ancient city located at the road crossing of the Great Silk Road. Due to it this city became one of the most prosperous and largest cities of the ancient world. Here you will explore Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, SoltanSanjar Mausoleum, IbnZeid Mausoleum. Then drive back to city Mary. Overnight at the hotel

Day 4: Mary - Talkhatan Baba - Yekedeshik Caves - Mary
In course of the tour in Turkmenistan you will be able to Talkahatan Baba Mosque that was made in 1095. You will be impressed by the decorated brickwork id this building. Later on you will be transferred to Yekedeshik Caves. It is one of the most interesting sights in tours in Turkmenistan. Here you will explore the Ekedeshik cave settlement that you will see in the sandstone hills north of the town. During the travel you will learn that the meaning of 'Ekedeshik' is 'single entrance'. The tour will show you the more than 40 visitable rooms that are place on two levels. Moreover you will witness other several smaller cave complexes and  Bashdeshik ('Five Entrances') one of them. Then is the return to Mary city.  Overnight at the hotel

Day 5: Mary - Margiana (Margush) - Mary
Today you will have a chance to see the famous 5th century civilization that is also known as Margush. It is used to be an important center for human settlement long before Achaemenian times. This city is also known as the Bronze Age civilization the meaning of which is 'lowland', or by the Greek name of Margiana. This site was found by Professor Viktor Sarianidi in early 1970s. This person is known to be the heads the Margiana Archaeological Expedition. The Bronze Age sites are to be found at or beyond the northern edge of the present-day oasis, in land, which is now, desert. The reason for survival of these sights is the climatic change that was buried beneath the desert soils. It also considered to be that Margiana had close relations with those at Bactria, in present-day northern Afghanistan. Sarianidi verify that the Bactria- Margiana complex was a major center of ancient civilization as well as being the birthplace of Zoroastrianism. Night is in the hotel.

Day 6: Mary - Ashgabat
Today you will have a morning drive to Ashgabat. During the tour you will visit the Annau. This place is known due to the ruins of the 15th century Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque, Abiward or Abi-ward, was an ancient Sassanid city in modern-day Turkmenistan. This sight was found in the last century to about 8 km west of the Kahka station in an area of 12,000 m2. The central tell is 60 feet high and 700 feet round. Later on you will investigate the Russian Bazaar. Overnight at the hotel

Day 7: Flight
Flight to next destination.


- Minibus

Price per person:
02 pax - 875 $
04 pax - 755 $
06 pax - 615 $
08 pax - 545 $
10 pax - 500 $
Single - 130 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 50 $ 

Half board - 65 $
Full board - 125 $


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Ashgabat - "Menzil" Hotel 3*
Mary - "Merv" Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour

Service 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.