Dashoguz – Farap trip (Turkmenistan)
Sogda Tour

Duration: Program 10 days \9 nights

Route: Dashoguz – Koneurgench – Derveze – Gas Crator –  Ashgabat – Nohur  – Garrygala – Serdar- Balkanabat – Yangigala- Turkmenbashy – Ashagabt – Mary – Turkmenabat – Farap

Day 1

Morning meeting with guide on Koneurgench  border. Drive Koneurgench . Ss in Koneurgench:

Mausoleum of Fakhr At-Din – built in 12-13 centuries, it is small, almoust square erection crowned with the 12 sided marquee.

Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum – 1172-1200y. – mausoleum presents semicubic erection, crowned with the high conic cupola.

Turabek Khanum Mausoleum – Turebek Khanum wife of the Urgench governor KutlugTemur.

Mausoleum of Najmitdin Kubra and Sultan Ali

Loal museum in Kunyurgench

KutlugTimur Minaret – 60m in height the minaret was built in 1320-1330 by golden horde khan KutlugTemur.

Lunch in local restaurant

Drive back to Dashoguz.Accommodation at the hotel Dashoguz 4*

Dinner in hotel.

Day 2

Morning breakfast at the hotel .Small sightseeing in the town. Visit local bazar.

City tour  visit museum or library.

Visit Bahtiyar aga.

Drive Derweze . Evening   barbeque with the view to Gas Crator.Overnight at tents. (230km )

Day 3

Morning drive to Ashgabat through Garagum deserts. On the way see Gas Crator , Water crator. Yerbent  nomad village. Arrive Ashgabat. Accommodation.

Lunch.

After lunch sightseeing in the city  Nissa ruins.

Monumnets on Archabil street. Constituon monument, Neutrality Arch, Alem Ferry wheel.

Dinner

Evening sighseeing. Panoramic view from observation platform near Wedding house “Bagt koshk”

Overnight in hotel (250 km)

Day 4

Morning drive to Nohur.

Ruhy mosque

Mosque in Gokdepe.

Have  sighseeing in guesthouse, to watch how locals weave  Keteni – material from silk. Lunch in local house. After  visit Gyz bibi – piligrim place, continue to tribal cemetery.

Continue our trip futher  through  Kopetdag mountain by Sumbar river  via old villages. Through all the way you can see all beauty of pomergranates ‘ gardens, fruit tree gardens.

Arrive to Gerkez village . Gerkez  village native land of famous Turkmen poet Magtymguly. Visit museum named after Magtymguly.

Arrive to Shyblan baba (piligrimage place ).Night at Shyblan baba pilgrimage place. (You can have overnight in house with A\C  or camping) Total km (256km )

Day 5

Morning drive  Garrygala. Visit museum of Garrygala.

In the outskirts of Makhtumkuli village the “Lunar Mountains»  are located. Why are they called “Lunar”?  You can really think that on the Moon or other more mysterious planet so unusual is the surrounding landscape! These mountains look very strange. They have round forms, pinkish and beige or grey and almost white color that changes after the rain and, depending on humidity, displays almost all colors of the rainbow. Via Serdar town drive to Balknabat.

Accommodation in hotel. Nebitchi 4* (200KM )
Short sightseeing in city.  Visit monument to desert pioneers.

Day 6

Morning drive to explore Balkan mountains.

Arrive Gozli ata to have lunch boxes

Drive to Yangigala  mountains.80-90km Upon arrival have picnic in picturesque place among red mountains of Yangi suw.

Drive back to  Gozli Ata mausoleum.

Dinner.

We’ll have an overnight in Gozli Ata pilgrim house equipped with A/C. (150KM )

Day 7

Morning breakfast.

Drive Kemal ata

Drive to Turkmenbashy city.  Accommodation in hotel

Relax in hotel

Accommodation in Carlak 4* hotel.
Dinner.

Day 8

Morning breakfast in hotel.

Sighseeing of Awaza – touristic zone.

Lunch in Awaza restaurants.

Evening flight to Ashgabat.T5-246  at 14:50.

ACCOMMDATION IN HOTEL

Evening sighseeing in Ashgabat

Overnight in Ashgabat.

Day 9

Morning transfer to Mary .T 5-129 at 09:40. Direct drive to Old Merw .
Sightseeing of sultan Sanjar mausoleum, Gyz Gala, Ice house
Turn back Mary.
Accommodation in hotel

Sightseeing in the city.
Local bazar
City mosque named after Gurbanguly hajy.
Mary local museum.

Day 10

Morning transfer to Turkmenabat.

Lunch in Turkmenabat  to cross Farap border.