EXTREME PROGRAM TO THE HEART OF KARAKUM DESERT 9d
Tour route: Ashgabat – Serdar – Bereket – Mary – Turkmenabat – Halach– Ashgabat
Duration: 9 day/s 8 nights
Quality of persons: 20 persons maximum
Hotel type: 3-4 *
Placemen: single, twin
100 km Meet the loсal guide at the Ashgabat International Airport.
Early transfer to the hotel.
Ashgabat city tour: visit main tourists’ attraction in the capital: parks and monuments, impressive mosque and other iconic building.
After the lunch visit “Old Nisa” -The Sanctuary of Parhian Kings (UNESCO site), continue with “Gypjak” M
270km A trip to north direction to the center of one of the biggest deserts in the world – “Kara kum” and spend a night in tents in a place called Darwaza, in immediate proximity to our attraction – Gas crater.
In the evening we will observe the spectacular and fascinating view of the gas crater. Picnic style dinner, overnight at the tent.
100 km A trip through the most difficult parts of the Desert. Today we’ll pass 100 km to East through Unguz depressions and spend a night in Damla settlement, where we’ll stay in a yurt (home of nomads). Here you’ll taste national cuisine and feel the colour of life people of sands. Overnight in a tent.
200km Continue moving to East. It’s very hard to move in sands, but they are very beautiful. On our way we’ll see nomads’ settlements, visit Beverdyshik and Akmolla villages. Overnight in a tent.
320 km Today we’ll continue moving to South East and get over Karakum desert. In the evening our group will arrive to archeological camp in the legendary country of Margush (Bronze Age), where archeologists have been excavating more than 32 years. Overnight in a tent.
120 km This day we’ll return to civilization. We’ll pass about 120 km, visit historical monument of «Ancient Merv». Visit Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. Overnight at the hotel.
460 km On our way we’ll see historical monuments such as Meana Baba Mausoleum, Myalik Baba cemetery, Abiverd fortress, Ulug Depe excavations, and taste fresh fish near Haushan lake and in the evening we’ll arrive to the capital. Overnight at the hotel.
50 km Today our group will visit Sunday Bazaar -Tolkuchka where you can buy Turkmen souvenirs, carpets, national jewelry. Lunch at the local traditional restaurant.
After lunch you will visit Museum of History.
In the evening we’ll have a farewell dinner and folklore show. Overnight at the hotel
Late night transfer to the Ashgabat International Airport for the flights of Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Turkmen Airlines, S7. End of the Program.
|2-3 pax||$ 2026 per pax||Jeep-Sedan|
|4-5 pax||$ 1550 per pax||Jeep-Minibus|
|10-12 pax||$ 1232 per pax||Jeep-Minibus|
|Ashgabat||«Ak Altyn» 4*|
- Tour package (LOI, Register fee., permit fee)
- Hotel stay (4 nights – incl. the first night of arrival)
- Camping tents with sleeping bags (5 days)
- Guide (6 days)
- Transport (6 days)
- Meal (FB) during the all route
- Transfers during the all route
- Entry tickets
- Folklore show
- Transfer (Airport – Hotel – Airport)
- Daily1.5lt water
- Visa fee
- Migration tax (12$)
- Extra meal, services,
- Private expenses, gratuities
- Fee for using cameras on monuments
- Tips for driver and guide $5 per day per person
Note: Each Traveler should have 2 photos (5×6) to be presented at the points of entry
- 4 starsAshgabat-Darwaza-Ashgabat-Mary- Camel Breeding Farm – Mary – Margush – Mary - Ashgabat
- 3 starsAshgabat – Serdar – Bereket - Mary – Turkmenabat - Halach– Ashgabat