Diversity of culture

Diversity of culture, Turkmenistan tours.

Name of tour: Diversity of culture 

Length: 6 days and 5 nights 

Overnight stays: Ashgabat 

Day 1: Ashgabat
You will meet the group at the international airport of Ashgabat. There will be organized a dinner in the local restaurant. Free time in the city.

Day 2: Ashgabat – Turkmenbashy
In the morning we will drive to Nisa. The ancient city of Nisa is located in Turkmenistan, 18 km West of the capital Ashgabat, near the village of Bagir. Since 2007, the ruins of Nisa are included in the UNESCO world heritage list. The ancient city consists of two settlements-New Nisa, located in the valley, and Old Nisa-the Royal fortress on a hill. From the third century BC to the third century ad, Nisa was one of the first capitals of the Parthian Empire, one of the largest state entities of the ancient world. In the city were concentrated Palace and temple buildings, there was a Treasury, a huge storage of wine and warehouses with provisions. Since the XVI century, the Nisa steadily declined and already in the 20s of the XIX century was a ruin. Then we will move to Ertugrul Gazi mosque. Ertugrulgazi mosque, a beautiful religious building of Ashgabat, built in the Turkish style. The second name of the mosque is Azadi. It has 4 minarets, accommodates up to 5 thousand believers and is the largest in the capital of Turkmenistan. The mosque was built in 1993-1998, and received its name in honor of the Ottoman Sultan Ertogrul, who ruled in the XIII century one of the Turkic territorial formations in Asia Minor. Ertogrulgazy mosque is a spectacular combination of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture, with an extraordinary similarity to the famous Blue mosque in Istanbul. Visiting the sights amazes travelers and is remembered for a long time. Later on we will go to the Russian bazar and move to Turkmenbashy region. Overnight is in the train.

Day 3: Turkmenbashy - Yangykala
You will have a breakfast in the local restaurant. Then we will travel to Yangykala fire fortress. Yangikala canyons are amazing natural landscapes located in the North-West of Turkmenistan. The name "Amicale" is translated as "fiery fortress". Indeed, the picturesque canyons are surrounded by sheer walls of purple-red, ochre, yellow, white and fiery red colors. They look very impressive in the late afternoon, when the setting sun paints everything around in soft warm tones. Further we will drive to Gozli Ata place where you will get acquaint with Turkmen traditions. Return to the hotel. 

Day 4: Turkmenbashi – Ashgabat
After the morning breakfast we will drive to Kamil Ata. It is all about nature and huge maagnicifent stones. Then you will have a train to Ashgabat. The night is in the train.

Day 5: Ashgabat
Today’s destination is Akhal-Teke Horses. One of the more unexpected but undoubted highlights of our tour to Turkmenistan was the visit to the Akhal-Teke Stud Farm, run by the jovial Mr. Gulmedov, near Geok Depe. You will spend a truly fabulous afternoon here in the warm spring sun, admiring the handsome, majestic horses and learning about the fascinating history of this rare breed. Today the Akhal-Teke is quite rare by modern breed standards, with less than 3000 existing worldwide. The breed is very dear to Turkmenistan and is ingrained in Turkmen culture and folklore. The last Sunday of every April is national “Day of the Turkmen Racehorse” where competitions and races are held as well as a contest in Ashgabat to find the most beautiful Akhal-Teke horse. Later on we will drive back to the city. After lunch our next point is cultural and entertainment center Alem. 

Day 6: Flight
We will drive  to the Ashgabat International Airport.


Transport – Sedan, Minibus

Price per person:
02 pax – 820 $
04 pax – 610 $
06 pax – 500 $
08 pax – 445 $
10 pax – 410 $
Single – 110 $

Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 50 $ 

Half board – 45 $
Full board – 80 $


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      Ashgabat – “Menzil” Hotel 3*
      Yangykala - Guest house
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Tickets for train-Ashgabat-Turkmenbashy-Ashgabat

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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