This itinerary is for active tourists. Magnificent Geok-dere canyons are at tourists’ service where they can do a fascinating tour on Akhaltekin Horses which were called “Heavenly” by Geradot.
The route will pass around undisturbed civilization of nature Nohur. You will get an opportunity to see the waterfall “Hurhuri”, mountains with “Moon”, cave of “girls”, taste of home cheese producing with old technology of ancient nomads and enjoy with superlative fresh fruits of Nohur. Then tourists will visit the unique underground lake “Kow-ata” that located inside of the cave in a deep of 60 m., which nourish with hydrosulphuric source. The water has a constant temperature +30, +37C. Chemical analysis has shown that water contains a complex combination of chemical elements – 30 have been found to date. Then the route will acquaint the tourists with real life of Turkmen village – Yerbent. (National Turkmen cuisine – plov, shorba in a fire, chorek, baked in tamdyr (oven from arable (clay and straw)) and visit the big fire Gas Crater in the heart of Garagum desert.
Day 1, Arrival in Ashgabat
Early pick up at the Ashgabat International Airport. Accommodation in “Ak Altyn” 4* hotel.
Excursion to the National Museum of Turkmenistan and the Old Nisa – the Residence of Parthian Kingdom. Drive to Geok-dere canyons to visit a Horse Farm and do a fascinating tour on Akhaltekin Horses. Discover Geokdere canyons. Visiting of Ashgabat Zoo Park. Return to the hotel. O/N.
Day 2, Ashgabat – Gypjak – Geokdepe – Kov-ata – Nohur
Drive to Nohur village. En route visiting the Memorial Complex with Ruhy Mosque in Gypchak village. Tour of Saparmurat Hadji Mosque in Geokdepe. Drive to Kov-Ata underground lake. Explore the site. Continue driving to Nohur village. Arrival in Nohur. Stay at local family’s guesthouse. O/N.
Day 3, Nohur - Ashgabat
Discover the Nokhur area, its flora and fauna. Nokhur is in many respects an extraordinary culture and region in the western Kopetdag range. Accented by two small flowing streams, the flora and fauna of this region is exceptional. Outstanding carpentry and unusual stone-houses are characteristic for their hillside villages amidst picturesque pomegranate and almond orchards. Visiting the craftsmen we experience extraordinary hospitality and stroll through the tiny alleyways of the main village enjoying the hospitality of the locals. Return to Ashgabat. Overnight at “Ak Altyn” 4* hotel.
Day 4, Ashgabat – Yerbent – Derveze
Visit to “the Altyn Asyr” Oriental Bazaar. Drive to Derveze via Yerbent village. Explore the “gas craters”. Set up the tent camp. Overnight.
Day 5, Derveze – Ashgabat
Drive back to Ashgabat. On the way back discover Yerbent village. Continue driving. Arrival. Overnight at “Ak Altyn” 4* hotel.
Day 6, Ashgabat – departure
Transfer to the Ashgabat International Airport for departure. Farewell. End of tour.
Tour price: 1014 $ per person *Invite your friend and get 5% more discount or form a group of 10, get your 50 % discount
Group size: Min. 2 persons
Accommodation: Double / Twin in hotels, home stay in Nohur, tent camp in Derveze
Places to visit: Ashgabat, Goekdere, Nohur, Yerbent, Derveze
Duration: 6 days / 6 nights
Tour price includes:
• Visa invitation for Turkmenistan tourist visa, entry travel pass and visa registration;
• Accommodation in Ashgabat “Ak Altyn” 4* hotel – 4 nights based on double/twin room sharing, 1 night home stay in Nohur and 1 night stay in tent camp, breakfasts included,
• All land transfers and transport services during the tours pursuant to the above program;
• Guide services for excursions and visits;
Tour price does not include:
• International flight tickets
• Consular fees for Turkmenistan tourist visa
• Migration card paid upon arrival - 12 USD;
• Photo/video fees at sites;
• Meals - Full board (lunches and dinners);
• Porterage & other services not mentioned above.