6 days / 6 nights
Arrival in Ashgabat
Meeting at the International airport of Turkmenistan. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in "Ak Altyn" hotel.
Ashgabat- Geokdepe town- Kow-ata- Nokhur / 190 km
Breakfast. Checking out from hotel. Drive to Geokdepe along Archabil mountain valley - a picturesque natural park on the shores of Firjuzinka - a small mountain stream. Arrive in Geokdepe town. Visiting of “Geokdepe fortress” - almost 40 kilometers to the west of Ashgabat a heroic Geokdepe fortress is situated where in 1881, defending their independence, the Turkmens showed courageous resistance to the invading Russian army.
Drive to Nohur village. En route visiting of the “Kov-Ata” cave with underground lake in Baharly. This cave impresses with its greatness. A warm hydrogen sulphide lake lies in a cave at the Kopet Dag foothills. The lake is available all year round because of constant temperature of water (33-37◦C) and air. Continue drive to Nokhur - set 1,100 m above the Garagum Desert in the cool mountain valleys of southwestern Turkmenistan. Arrive in Nokhur. Family stay.
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. There are mountain goats (umga and marhur), Urial mountain sheep, wolves, foxes, jackals, porcupines, and even snow leopards in these mountain-ridges. 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.
Nokhur – Paraw Bibi shrine – Balkanabat - Turkmenbashy – Avaza
Drive to Turkmenbashy city. En route to Turkmenbashy visiting of Paraw Bibi Shrine. This shrine is one of the most impressive and popular sites of pilgrimage in the country. It is located in western Turkmenistan approximately 20 kilometers northwest of Gïzïlarbat in the village of Paraw. The actual shrine is set some 100 meters up a rocky mountainside overlooking the village and consists of a white mausoleum-like structure.
Arrive in Balkanabat. Having lunch. Continue driving to Turkmenbashy - the biggest port town of Turkmenistan. The town is enclosed with low mountains and faces the Caspian Sea. Arrive at site. Drive to Avaza – the most popular sea resort center (10 km from Turkmenbashi) that is promising much in the future. Accommodation in “Seyrana” ***** hotel located in Avaza – National Tourist Zone. “Seyrana” hotel is very close the purest and brilliant Caspian seashore
Turkmenbashy - Avaza
Turkmenbashy city sightseeing tour including the visiting of the local history museum and “Hazar” bazaar where tourists can enjoy the abundance of great choice of green vegetables, fruits and famous sea products (crayfish, shrimps, sturgeon and caviar). Lunch. Rest in Avaza. The nature itself presented this heavenly place abundantly with several kilometer-long golden beaches, astonishing seascape and salubrious climate. Overnight in “Seyrana” hotel.
Avaza – Turkmenbashy – Yangi Gala Canyons – Turkmenbashy – Ashgabat
Drive to Yangi Gala Canyons. Arrive at site. Sightseeing. The Cliffs of the Canyon are between 60-100 m high and stretch over more than 25 km all the way to the Garabogaz Gulf of the Caspian Sea. Camping. Having lunch. Return to Turkmenbashy. Drive to the airport for evening flight to Ashgabat. Arrive in Ashgabat. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in “Ak Altyn”****hotel.
Ashgabat – departure
Transfer to the airport for international departure. Farewell.
End of program.
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