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My name is Cholpon. I grew up in a small town of Naryn in the south-eastern part of Kyrgyzstan. From the early ages my passion was to travel and discover new places. I enjoyed showing around to my friends and teachers who came from abroad to teach English. Further I entered the University to study linguistics but to connect my life with tourism it was not enough. Therefore I went through special courses of guiding by local mentors in Bishkek who run tourist agencies. This is how I got involved into this world of adventures and new experiences.
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Extension tour with highlights of Turkmenistan

Extension tour with highlights of Turkmenistan

Tour 4: Extension tour with highlights of Turkmenistan
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Ashgabat – Kow-Ata – Nokhur – Balkanabat – Yangykala – Gozli-Ata – Turkmenbashy – Awaza – Ashgabat – Darwaza – Kune Urgench – Shawat border 

Day 1: Ashgabat  
Your guide will wait you at the airport and accompany to Ashgabat to start your tour. Today you will explore the capital city of Turkmenistan. It includes beautiful city parks and squares, Ertogrul Ghazi mosque, historical heritage ‘Nisa’. Nisa has the remains of ancient settlement, that travellers adore a lot: mud brick of old fortifications and palaces, temples, treasury building and ceremony hall. Here you can notice the combination of Hellenistic and Roman art. Then you will explore Rusian Bazaar in the center of the city. Stay in a hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat – Kow-Ata – Nokhur – Balkanabat
Today starts early. After breakfast, you will travel to mysterious Kow Ata lake for an outdoors tour, which means “Father of Caves”. This lake is located in the deep cave whose size is 230m long, 20m high and 57m wide. It looks like a big auditorium in Turkmenistan. In the bottom, you can see dissolved limestone, the water of the lake is emerald colored and clean. The average temperature is about 33-37°C. After lunch, drive to Nokhur (in 120 km), which is located in the depression area of famous Kopet Dag Mountain. Here locals build their houses from the smooth stones derived during the erosion. Only Main Street is wider, others are very narrow streets between high boulder walls, where only one car can drive through.  Inhabitants of Nokhur have many cultural differences compare to other Turkmen tribes. The mountainous location close to the border with Iran is one of the main reason of why people of Nokhur could save their pure traditions and culture. The population of the village. After dinner, drive to Balkanabad.

Day 3: Balkanabat – Yangykala – Gozli-Ata – Turkmenbashy – Awaza
After breakfast, you will continue travelling by exploring the fascinating Yangykala canyons , which is translated from Turkmen language as a “fire fortresses”. The colorful cliffs created by the erosion of wind and rain which you will see during your tour today. When you arrive, you will feel yourself in a fairytale. This natural monument has a fantastic view during the sunset. During the sunset the various colors of layers change and look stunning in Turkmenistan. Later, visit place of pilgrim “Gozli Ata”. Afternoon, continue driving to Turkmenbashy. En route, explore popular places of Awaza and relax on the shore of famous Caspian Sea. Night in a hotel in Awaza.

Day 4: Awaza – Ashgabat
Before lunchtime, you will spend on the beaches of the Caspian Sea to have a relaxing tour during your travel. Afternoon, take a flight to Ashgabat from Turkmenbashy airport. After dinner, you will enjoy evening city tour of capital of Turkmenistan. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 5: Ashgabat – Darwaza
In the morning, you will travel further to the largest mosque of Central Asia- Gyprak Mosque during your tour. On the way back to the city, you will have an opportunity to visit Horse Farm famous in Turkmenistan. Later leave to Gas Crater Darwaza. En route, have a break at Erbent village, where you can see the rural life of the Turkmen people. Arrive to Darwaza and enjoy the site.

Day 6: Darwaza – Kune Urgench – Shawat border 
Today is the last day in Turkmenistan, but leaving to Uzbekistan you will visit some historical sites of the Old Urgench during your tours. It was the one of the capitals of Khorezm during X-XII centuries. Your sort sightseeing will include the Mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, Tyurabek Khanum, II-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey. Moreover, you will see the highest minaret of Central Asia Kulyg Timur. After excursion, travel to the Dashoguz/ Shawat border. The end of the service.


Price per person:
02 pax – 800 $
04 pax – 695 $
06 pax – 565 $
08 pax – 500 $
10 pax – 465 $
Single – 120 $

Early check-in – 30 $
Single early check-in – 45 $ 

Half board – 60 $
Full board – 120 $


Tour includes:
- Transportation
- Accommodation:
      Ashgabat – “Menzil” Hotel 3*
      Balkanabat – “Sport” Hotel 3*
      Avaza – “Hazina” Hotel 5*
      Darwaza – Tent
- Visa support
- English speaking guide
- Entrances fees
- Mineral water                                            

Tour does not include:
- Visa
- Full board meal
- Single rooms             
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Migration tax (12$)
- Fee for using cameras on monuments

Note: Every traveler must have 2 photos (5×6) to present at the points of entry.


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