Program (Iran – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan)
|Day 1||Ashgabat||Meeting of the group on the border at “Howdan”.
Transfer to “Ak Altyn” Hotel. Accommodation.
|4WD for a guide||English||—||“Aziya” Hotel
|Day 2||Ashgabat-Darvaza||09:00-10:00||Breakfast.||4WD for a guide||English||Dinner: Barbeque or common dinner in chaikhana||Tent camp in Darvaza
or in chaikhana (10km form Darvaza)
|10:00-11:00||Visiting of Memorial Complex in Kypchak village.|
|11:00-12:00||Tour to “Old Nisa” – the State Historical Reserve (UNESCO site).|
|12:00-13:00||Visiting National Museum of Turkmenistan.|
|14:00-15:00||Ashgabat city tour.|
|15:00-18:30||Drive to the “Gas Crater” in Darvaza (250km) via Yerbent village.|
|18:00-19:30||Explore the place.|
|19:30-20:30||Dinner. Barbeque. Overnight in the desert (in tent camp or rooming yurt or chaikhana).|
|Day 3||Darvaza-Ashgabat||07:00-08:00||Breakfast.||4WD for a guide||English||B: Darvaza||“Aziya” Hotel
|08:00-12:00||Back to Ashgabat.|
|12:00-||Accommodation. Time on your own.|
|Day 4||Ashgabat-Baharly-Archabil-Ashgabat||08:00-09:00||Breakfast.||4WD for a guide||English||—||“Aziya” Hotel
|09:00-12:00||Drive to and visiting underground lake “Kov-Ata” in Baharly (100km).
Along the way visiting Memorial Complex with mosque in Gypchak villageand mosque Saparmurat Haji in Gekdepe village.
|12:00-13:00||Lunch outdoor at the place (barbeque).|
|13:00-14:30||Back to Ashgabat via the mountain gorges in Gekdere and Archabil.|
|14:30-||Time on your own.|
|Day 5||Ashgabat-Mary||08:00-10:00||Breakfast.||4WD for a guide||English||—||“Margush” Hotel
|10:00-14:00||Drive to Mary (360km).|
|14:00-||Accommodation in the hotel. Your own time.|
|Day 6||Mary – Merv – Turkmenabat||08:00-09:00||Breakfast.||4WD for a guide||English||—||“Jeyhun” Hotel
(Bed & Breakfast)
|09:00-10:00||Excursion to Mary History Museum.|
|10:00-11:30||Visiting the ruins of the “Ancient Merv”- the State Historical Reserve (UNESCO site).|
|11:30-15:00||Drive to Turkmenabat (280km, along the high way, 3 hours).|
|15:00-||Accommodation in a hotel. Time on your own.|
|4WD for a guide||English||B: hotel||—|
|08:00-09:30||Drive to the border check point Farap/Alat. (50km).
Crossing the Amuderya bridge. (pay for each vehicle).
|09:30-11:00||Go through the Customs procedures. Farewell.|
THE COST OF THE TOUR(Twin/DBL base accommodation) — $3440:
|Number of pax||4|
|Cost per person||$|
Single supplement — $.
|The tour package includes:
1. Visa support letter + Turkmen visa registration (not a visa!)
2. Twin base accommodation in hotels, single base in tent camp in Darvaza.
3. Transport – sedan/4WD for a guide
4. Sights’ entry fees(as per the program)
5. Guide services (English-speaking)
6. Meals (mentioned in the program)
|The tour package does not include:
2. Visa to Turkmenistan
3. Immigration fee
4. Photo and video camera fee at sightseeing places
5. Meals, not mentioned in the program
6. Amuderya River bridge crossing charge (as per 2016 25$ per motorbike)