Gas crater tour
4 days / 3 nights Places to visit:
Ashgabat - Darwaza - Kunya Urgench - Ashgabat
Day 1: Ashgabat
Your local guide will welcome you at the airport and take you to discover and travel to capital city of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat. Ashgabat is located not far from Iran border and established in 1881 at the foothills of Kopet Dag. The translation from Persian language Asghabad means city of love, "eshg" is love and "abad" is popular suffix for populated areas. City tour will include Lenin's square, Arch of Neutrality. Park of Independence, an amazing a white-marble "Eiffel Tower" standing in a beautiful park. Afternoon, an interesting excursion by local guide is waiting for you in Museum of Ethnography and Museum of Fine Arts, the great treasure of Turkmen culture. Night in a hotel.
Day 2: Ashgabat - Darwaza
Before starting your tour to Darwaza, we will travel to "Old Nisa" - The Sanctuary of Parhian Kings, listed on the UNESCO site. Afterwards, we will take you to the "Gypjak" Mosque and Mausoleum of the late President of Turkmenistan. Later start driving to the north, "Bahardok" village, where you can see the real authentic life of Turkmen people. After lunch, you will leave to Gas Grater -Darwaza, which is located on the north. The most beautiful time to see gas crater is in the evening. Night in a tent.
Day 3: Darwaza - Kunya Urgench - Ashgabat
In the morning, you continue your tours to historical and architectural site: Old Urgench, the capital city of Khorezm during X-XII centuries. You will see the Mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, Tyurabek Khanum, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, and Kutlyg Timur, the tallest minaret in Central Asian territory. Arrive to Ashgabat, night in a hotel.
Day 4: Flight
After a short, but rich trip your guide will transfer you to the airport.