East is a delicate matter

East is a delicate matter, Turkmenistan tours

Tour name: East is a delicate matter

Highlights of tour: Ashgabat, Nokhur, Kerki, Koitendag, Kow Ata, Turkmenabad.

Day 1: Ashgabat
You will arrive to Ashgabat city and start a city tour. First  you will drive to Gokdepe village with one of the biggest mosques of Central Asia. The Turkmenbashy Mosque can welcome more than 10 000 people at the same time. Then we will go to see Gokdepe horse farm. The Akhal-Teke breed is one of the best breeds in the world. We will return to the city and will visit Independence Park of Ashgabat. Then we will visit the Palace of Happiness with a wonderful view from the top. The night is in the hotel.  

Day 2: Ashgabat - Kow Ata - Nokhur
This day we will go to visit Kow-Ata lake. The reason why this lake is famous is that it's located deep in the cave. The name means "father of the caves". The water of the lake is warm and healing. The beauty of this lake will not leave you indifferent. In the afternoon we will drive to Kopet Dag range, we will visit a region with mountain tribes of Nokhur. The people of the tribes have conserved the culture, traditional crafts and architecture. The night is in the homestay.   

Day 3: Nokhur - Ashgabat - Kerki
From Nokhur we will return to Ashgabat and have another city tour. We will visit the Memorial complex with three different monuments. The first monument was dedicated to those who died in the earthquake of 1948. The second monument was dedicated to those who died during the World War II. And the last monument was built in honor if those who died in other Turkmen battles. Then we will go to see a Russian Market. The market was built in the period from 1972 -1982 by Russian architecture Vladimir Visotin. He was a head of "Ashgabat Reconstruction Program" that built many other buildings in Ashgabat. The built has a Soviet Modernism style  and was decorated by Turkmen sculptor Klych Yarmamedov. We will take a night train to Kerki town.

Day 4: Kerki - Koitendag
We will arrive to Kerki town we will have a breakfast in the restaurant. Then we will drive to Koytendag mountain. The most beautiful mountain of the country is Kugitangtau, also called Koytendag. This mountain is located to the very east of Turkmenistan. The name means " mountains of the deep canyons" from Turkmen language. It's because the canyons are very deep with steep cliffs, and you can the sky just in a form of a narrow strip over your head. There are also the deepest lakes and longest canyons in this area. And also there is a highest point of Turkmenistan called Mount Ayrybaba (3 139m). Inaddition the  Koytendag mountain where is the deepest lake called Kattakol. The night is in the camp.

Day 5: Koitendag - Turkmenabad - Ashgabat
This day we will drive to Turkmeabad city. We will have a lunch in the city and we will drive to the train station. We will take a night train to Ashgabat.

Day 6: Ashgabat - Turkmenbashy - Yangykala - Balkanabat - Ashgabat
In the morning you will arrive to Ashgabat and have a breakfast. Then we will take flight to Turkmenbashy. Upon arrival to Turkmenbashy we will drive to Yangukala Canyon. In the Canyon we will have some free time to enjoy the beauties and drive to Balkanabat city. From Balkanabat we will drive to Ashgabat. The night is in the hotel.

Day 7: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.

01-02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minibus 14 seats
10 pax - Bus (20 seats)

Price per person:
02 pax - 805 $
04 pax - 680 $
06 pax - 550 $
08 pax - 480 $
10 pax - 440 $
Single - 60 $

Half board - 45 $
Full board - 90 $ 

Air ticket - Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi - 95 $

Train ticket - Ashgabat-Kerki-Ashgabat - 50 $

Service 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                                           

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.


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