“KONE-URGENCH – THE CAPITAL OF ANCIENT HOREZM” 5 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
Tourist itinerary includes visiting of the State architectural reserve of “Ancient Urgench” (12-16th centuries). Here we visit magnificent monuments architectures of the Middle Ages of Horezm shahs (Kings).
The highest minaret of Kutlug – Timur (higher 60m.) and mausoleum of Tyurabek Hanum (XII century), mausoleum of Farhaddin Rumy, Horezm shah Tekesh, Sultan Ali, Najmeddin Kubra (12-16 cent.).
Koneurgench (known as Gurganch in the past) is the largest historical and archaeological park in the north of Turkmenistan. It is a large reserve with numerous ruins and monuments on the territory of modern Kunyaurgench. Such great Muslim scholars as al-Biruni, al-Horezmi and Avicenna once worked here. Then visiting of Oriental bazaar of Dashoguz where tourists can taste an eastern sweeties which are produced as thousand years ago as nowadays.
Day 1, Arrival in Ashgabat.
Pick up at the airport of Ashgabat city. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in the “Ak Altyn” ****hotel. Ashgabat sightseeing tour: Park and Monument of Independence, Excursion to the National Museum of Turkmenistan. Continue the tour: Arch of Neutrality, Health Path “SaglykYoly”, Cable Car “Asma Yoly”. Return to the hotel. O/N.
Day 2, Ashgabat – Derveze
Visit to “the Altyn Asyr” Oriental Bazaar. Drive to Derveze via Yerbent village. Trekking in the desert to the Derveze Gas Craters - the ancient gas recovery field. Arrive at Derveze, explore the old gas craters, first full of water, and second the sulfur - muddy. Leave the road and venture in the desert to see the big fire gas crater. Arrive at site of big fire gas crater. Sightseeing. Setting up the tent camp. Overnight.
Day 3, Derveze – Koneurgench – Dashoguz
Drive to Koneurgench. Visit to the monuments of the Ancient Koneurgench State Historical and Architectural Reserve – Mausoleums of Nadjmeddi-ibn-Kubra, Tyurabek-Khanym, SoltanTekesh and Il-Arslan, Kutlug-Timur Minaret, Kyrk Molla Hill. Drive to Dashoguz city. Accommodation in “Uzboy” *** hotel. O/N.
Day 4, Dashoguz – Ashgabat
Dashoguz city sightseeing tour. Visiting of Oriental bazaar of Dashoguz. Flight to Ashgabat. Arrival. Accommodation in the hotel. O/N.
Day 5, Ashgabat – departure
Transfer to the Ashgabat Airport for International departure. Farewell. End of program.
Tour price: 897 $ per person
Group size: Min. 2 persons
Accommodation: Double / Twin in hotels
Places to visit: Ashgabat – Derveze – Koneurgench - Dashoguz – Ashgabat
Duration: 5 days / 5 nights
Tour price includes:
• Visa support letter, entry travel pass and visa registration
• Accommodation in the hotel “Ak Altyn”**** (BB), tent camp in Derveze
• Transport for the whole tour (day 2-3 – 4WD jeeps (3 seats))
• Transfers airport - hotel – airport
• Domestic flight ticket Dashoguz – Ashgabat
• Guide’s services
• Entrance fee to sights
Tour price does not include:
• Consular fees for Turkmenistan tourist visa;
• Migration card paid upon arrival - 12 USD;
• Photo/video fees at sites;
• Full board (lunches and dinners);
• Porterage& other services not mentioned above.