The name of the tour: Gas crater tour
Arrival to: Ashgabat
Departure from: Dashoguz
Visiting landmarks: Ashgabat, Merv, Mary, Darwaza, Kunya Urgench
Day 1: Ashgabat
You will be met by your the loņal guide at the Ashgabat International Airport. Today you will have a sightseeing tour. Turkmenistan was listed in the 2013 Guinness Book of world records as the most white marble city in the world. Ashgabat was formed in 1881. It is based on the ruins of one of The old trade cities of the great silk road, and was almost rebuilt by Soviet builders after the catastrophic earthquake of 1948. You will explore the amazing sights of the capital including: Lenin's square, Park of Independence (looking like a white-marble "Eiffel Tower" standing in a beautiful park), Arch of Neutrality. Afterwards we will visit Museum of Ethnography and Museum of Fine Arts. The night will be spent in the hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Merv - Mary
This day you will start your tour with transferring to the east of Turkmenistan. You will explore today fortress Abiverd with continuing to Ancient Merv. An ancient settlement Abiverd is a significant structure comparable to Kunya-Urgench, Nissa, Merv, Dakhistan. It was one of the largest centers of Northern Khorasan, repeatedly mentioned in various written sources of those years. The tour route will take the ruins of the 15th century Seyit Jamal-ad-Din Mosque. It was erected in 1456. Merv are Ruins that are a monument of the world heritage of all mankind. In the era of the Margian civilization, the Merv Oasis was already inhabited. After arrival you will discover: Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Soltan Gala, Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum, Ibn Zeid Mausoleum. You will direct to Mary. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Mary - Ashgabat - Darwaza
After breakfast the route will lead you to the airport and then departure to Ashgabat. After you will head on to the North of Turkmenistan. You will transfer today to village "Bahardok" where you will immerse into national flavor and observe the way of life of Turkmen people. Then you will move to the Gas Crater - Darwaza a mysterious place in Turkmenistan. "The door to hell", "the gates of Hell". The crater has a diameter of 60 meters and a depth of 20 meters from which the flame bursts out. The fire comes out of the ground and is divided into hundreds of burning flames, some of them reaching 10 - 15 meters in height. You will have a chance to discover the outstanding natural creation of the nature of Turkmenistan. You will spend the night in the tent.
Day 4: Darwaza - Kunya Urgench - Dashoguz border
This day you will have a tour to North province of Turkmenistan, to the architectural monuments of Old Urgench, Capital of Khorezm in X-XII centuries. Visit the Mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, Tyurabek Khanum, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia Kutlyg Timur. Then you will be transferred to Turkmen/ Uzbek border Dashoguz /Shawat.