5 days / 4 nights
“Howdan” border check point – Ashgabat
Meet at “Howdan” border (Turkmen side) from Bajigiran. Drive to Ashgabat. Accommodation. Overnight in “Ak Altyn” 4* hotel.
Ashgabat city sightseeing tour including the visiting of the park and monument of Independence, Arch of Neutrality, National Museum of History & Ethnography. Drive to Bagir settlement (15 km. to the west from Ashgabat), visiting of the historical and archaeological site “Ancient Nisa – the Residence of Parthian Kingdom” UNESCO site from 2007. Next visit is the biggest mosque in Central Asia located in Kipchak settlement. Return to the hotel. Overnight in “Ak Altyn” 4* hotel.
Ashgabat – Mary
Drive to Mary (350 km.). En route to Mary visiting the historical site Abiverd (14th century). Abiverd was one of the most significant cities of North Khorasan, repeatedly mentioned in written sources, namely from the times of Arab conquest. Historian At-Tabari wrote exact date of Khorasan cities's conquest such as Abiverd, Nisa, Serakhs and Merv by Arabs in 651. Arrival in Mary. Check in hotel. Overnight in “Margush” 4* hotel. . Overnight in “Ak Altyn” 4* hotel.
Mary – Merv
Drive to Bairam Ali town. Visit the historical site “Ancient Merv” (Margiana Alexandrine 1st century BC – 18th). The ancient city of Merv (Persian Marv) contains a succession of ancient cities developed over a period of 2500 years at the heart of the oasis formed by Murgab river delta, and close to the course of where the main river channel flowed in ancient times. Visiting of Sultan-kala (9th-12th centuries), Gyaur-kala (3rd century BC-9th century AD) and Erk-kala (1st millennium ВС), sightseeing to the architectural monuments which are concentrated around "The pearl of ancient Merv" the Sultan Sandjar Mausoleum, rising high above the center of Sultan-kala. In the period of Sultan Sanjar, Merv was the capital of their great country, the largest town in Middle Asia and in the whole Muslim East. Site seeing of sites: Greater and Lesser Gyz Gala (Maiden Fortress), Ashabs’ Mausoleum, Hoja Yusup Hamedany Mausoleum and Muhammed-ibn-Zeid Mausoleum. Return to Mary. Overnight in the hotel “Margush” 4*. y:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:IT;mso-fareast-language:RU;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA'>“Ak Altyn” 4* hotel.
Mary – Turkmenabat – “Farap” border check point
Drive to Turkmenabat (250 km.). Arrival in Turkmenabat. Drive to “Farap” boder. End of program.
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Itinerary: (arrive from Iran) “Howdan” border point – Ashgabat – Mary – Turkmenabat – “Farap” border point (departure to Uzbekistan)
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