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Turkmenistan

Independence Day Tour

Oct 26th - Nov 2nd 2018
8 Days
1,295

At a glance
Ashgabat Avaza Turkmenbashy Darvaza Ashgabat

At Global Village Tours we are committed to taking you places that are less travelled to or are just opening up to visitors. We are delighted to announce our second trip to Turkmenistan – nestled between Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Travel in Turkmenistan is an incredible experience and as the least travelled nation of all of the ‘stans’ of Central Asia, it is by far the most untouched and indeed mysterious of them all. What makes this tour all the more unique is that we will be here to celebrate Turkmenistan’s Independence Day celebrations – an event which not many foreigners have had the opportunity to witness.

We will explore the amazing capital city of Ashgabat with the world’s highest concentration of white marble buildings. The city is impeccably maintained with many parks and wide open green spaces. Nisa, the former capital of the Parthian Empire and a UNESCO world heritage site will feature on our tour. Much of modern life in Turkmenistan is reflected in its former leader Turkmenbashy – we will visit the mausoleum where he lays in state.

Several villages and small towns will be part of the itinerary including homestays to get a real insight into rural Turkmen life. Kow Ata underground lake will offer you the opportunity to jump in and cool down. On four-wheel drives we will navigate the sand dunes of Karakum Desert en route to watch the sunset over Darvaza flaming gas crater.

Inclusive of

  • Letter of Invitation
  • A/C bus (water onboard complimentary), 4WD, domestic flight Turkmenbashy -Ashgabat.
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Western guide
  • Entrance fees to Nisa and Kow Ata
  • 3 x 4 star hotel, 1 x 3 star hotel, 1 x 1 star hotel, 1 x homestay, 1 x camping (double/twin)
  • Breakfast every day and dinner at the homestay in Nokhur

Exclusive of

  • Flights to and from Ashgabat
  • Turkmen visa (dependant on nationality)
  • Tax at border (USD 12)
  • 6 x dinner, 7 x lunch (allow approximately USD 100-120)
  • Single supplement for accommodation (USD 105)
  • Photo/video fees at sites, usually around $2-10, depending on the site
  • Tips for guides (recommended around 8-10 USD p/day)
  • Any other personal expenses such as souvenirs

If you have any questions or queries about Turkmenistan, drop us a line at info@globalvillagetours.ie

Price

€1,295

Length

7 Nights,
8 Days

At a glance

  • Ashgabat
  • Avaza
  • Turkmenbashy
  • Darvaza
  • Ashgabat
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Turkmenistan

Independence Day Tour

Oct 26th - Nov 2nd 2018
8 Days
1,295

At Global Village Tours we are committed to taking you places that are less travelled to or are just opening up to visitors. We are delighted to announce our second trip to Turkmenistan – nestled between Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Travel in Turkmenistan is an incredible experience and as the least travelled nation of all of the ‘stans’ of Central Asia, it is by far the most untouched and indeed mysterious of them all. What makes this tour all the more unique is that we will be here to celebrate Turkmenistan’s Independence Day celebrations – an event which not many foreigners have had the opportunity to witness.

We will explore the amazing capital city of Ashgabat with the world’s highest concentration of white marble buildings. The city is impeccably maintained with many parks and wide open green spaces. Nisa, the former capital of the Parthian Empire and a UNESCO world heritage site will feature on our tour. Much of modern life in Turkmenistan is reflected in its former leader Turkmenbashy – we will visit the mausoleum where he lays in state.

Several villages and small towns will be part of the itinerary including homestays to get a real insight into rural Turkmen life. Kow Ata underground lake will offer you the opportunity to jump in and cool down. On four-wheel drives we will navigate the sand dunes of Karakum Desert en route to watch the sunset over Darvaza flaming gas crater.

At a glance
Ashgabat Avaza Turkmenbashy Darvaza Ashgabat

Inclusive of

  • Letter of Invitation
  • A/C bus (water onboard complimentary), 4WD, domestic flight Turkmenbashy -Ashgabat.
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Western guide
  • Entrance fees to Nisa and Kow Ata
  • 3 x 4 star hotel, 1 x 3 star hotel, 1 x 1 star hotel, 1 x homestay, 1 x camping (double/twin)
  • Breakfast every day and dinner at the homestay in Nokhur

Exclusive of

  • Flights to and from Ashgabat
  • Turkmen visa (dependant on nationality)
  • Tax at border (USD 12)
  • 6 x dinner, 7 x lunch (allow approximately USD 100-120)
  • Single supplement for accommodation (USD 105)
  • Photo/video fees at sites, usually around $2-10, depending on the site
  • Tips for guides (recommended around 8-10 USD p/day)
  • Any other personal expenses such as souvenirs

If you have any questions or queries about Turkmenistan, drop us a line at info@globalvillagetours.ie