Turkmenistan History Tour

Turkmenistan History Tour

This tour includes main ecological touristic sights of Turkmenistan.
Tour itinerary:
Meeting at Ashgabat international airport, check in hotel. Sightseeing in Ashgabat: Independence square, National museum, Neutrality monument, Alem Ferris wheel, Memorial Complex. After dinner half an hour “Ashgabat Night” excursion. Overnight at hotel
Sightseeing in Ashgabat after breakfast: Old Nisa, Turkmenbashi mosque, Ahal-Teke horses. After lunch visit Altyn Asyr bazaar (if bazaar open that day), and drive to Darvaza. On the way to Darvaza visit village life of Karakum Desert at Yerbent. Set up tents near the Gas Crater (or rent a yurtah), enjoy fire cooked meal, overnight in tents/yurtah.
After breakfast at Darvaza drive to Konurgench. Visit monuments and buildings in old city. Fly to Ashgabat from Dashoguz airport. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast at hotel drive to Ancient Merv (370km). On the way visit Seyit Jemaleddin and Abiwert. Explore historical mausoleums and building in Merv. Check in the hotel in Mary city for overnight.
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Gonur Depe (Capitan of Margiana), visit archeological site from bronze age. Drive back to Mary city, visit bazaar in city, overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Kerki (450km) to visit Astana Baba complex. Expole mausoleums from 11-12th century. Drive to Turkmenabat (200km). Check in the hotel for overnight.
In the morning, drive to Dayahatyn (160km). Visit archeological site from 9th century that have been Caravansarai. Drive back to Turkmenabat airport for Ashgabat flight, check in the hotel for overnight.
After breakfast at hotel drive to Nohur mountain village, on the way visit Shahrislam and Kow Ata underground lake. Explore mountain village life, enjoy traditional food. Drive to the hotel in Serdar (Gyzylarbat) city for overnight.
Breakfast at Serdar city, drive to Dehistan to visit old city ruins that located on silk road. Drive to Ashgabat, check in the hotel for overnight.
Sightseeing in Ashgabat: Artogrul Gazi mosque, Lenin park, Carpet museum, Inspiration park. Visit Russian bazaar for gift shopping. Transfer to Ashgabat international airport. End of the tour.

Destinations tour includes:

  • Darvaza Gas Crater view
    – Burning Gas Crater over 40 years
    – 250 km from Ashgabat city
    – Duration: 1 day
  • Old Nisa (UNESCO) view
    – One of the earliest Fortress of Parthian Empire
    – Locates in Ashgabat
    – Duration: 40 minutes
  • Ancient Merv (UNESCO) view
    – Oldest and best preserved oasis-city along the Silk Road
    – 35 km from Mary city
    – Duration: 2 hours
  • Konurgench (UNESCO) view
    – Old town with monuments from 11th to 16th centuries
    – 120 km from Dashoguz
    – Duration: 2 hours
  • Ahal-Teke Horses view
    – Oldest and most beautiful horse breed in the world
    – Locates in Ashgabat
    – Duration of visit: 1 hour
  • Kow Ata view
    – Mineral water underground lake
    – 90 km from Ashgabat city
    – Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Gonur depe view
    – Fortress that includes one of the oldest civilizations in the world
    – 70 km from Mary city
    – Duration: half day
  • Nohur view
    – Mountain village settled on Kopetdag
    – 140 km from Ashgabat city
    – Duration: half day
  • Dehistan view
    – Old city ruins located on Silk Road
    – 170 km from Balkanabat city
    – Duration: 1 day
  • Seyit Jemaleddin view
    – Ruins of architectural historical mosque
    – 15 km from Ashgabat city
    – Duration of visit: 1 hour
  • Abiwert view
    – Old city ruins located on Silk Road
    – 140 km from Ashgabat city
    – Duration of visit: 1 hour
  • Shahrislam view
    – Old city ruins located on Silk Road
    – 120 km from Ashgabat city
    – Duration: 2 hours
  • Astana Baba view
    – Mausoleums from 11-12th centuries
    – 200 km from Turkmenabat city
    – Visit duration: 2 hours
  • Dayahatyn view
    – Ruin of caravansarai from 9th century
    – 160 km from Turkmenabat city
    – Visit duration: 1 hour
  • Ahal-Teke Horses view
    – Oldest and most beautiful horse breed in the world
    – Locates in Ashgabat
    – Duration of visit: 1 hour
  • Independence square view
    – Monuments of Independence and historical figures
    – Southern Ashgabat
    – Duration of visit: 1 hour
  • Neutrality Monument view
    – Three legged architectural monument with beautiful city view
    – Southern Ashgabat
    – Duration: half an hour
  • Alem Ferris Wheel view
    – Entertainment Center with the biggest indoor ferris wheel in the world
    – Southern Ashgabat
    – Duration: half hour
  • Turkmenbashi Mosque view
    – The biggest mosque in Central Asia, mausoleum of S.Niyazov
    – Western Ashgabat
    – Duration: half an hour
  • National Museum view
    – Main museum of Turkmenistan history and culture
    – Southern Ashgabat
    – Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Carpet Museum view
    – Museum of hand-knotted Turkmen national carpets
    – Central Ashgabat
    – Duration of visit: 1 hour
  • Lenin Park view
    – One of the oldest parks in Ashgabat city with statue of Lenin
    – Central Ashgabat
    – Duration: half an hour
  • Altyn Asyr Bazaar view
    – Biggest oniental bazaar in Turkmenistan with modern structure
    – Northern Ashgabat
    – Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Memorial Complex view
    – Commemoration monuments and museum
    – Western Ashgabat
    – Duration: 2 hours
  • Inspiration Park view
    – One of the Central parks with statues of historical figures
    – Central Ashgabat
    – Duration of visit: 1 hour
  • Artogrul Gazi Mosque view
    – Mosque with historical architecture and decoration
    – Central Ashgabat
    – Duration: 20 minutes
  • Russian Bazaar view
    – One of the oldest covered markets in Turkmenistan
    – Centrat Ashgabat
    – Duration: 1 day
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