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Akhalteke Horse Riding Tour

Akhalteke Horse Riding Tour Packages
Country: Turkmenistan
City: Ashgabat
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Camping Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Itinerary: Ashgabat –Geokdepe – Kowata– Ashgabat.

Day 1: Arrival in Ashgabat

Meeting at the International airport of Turkmenistan. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Ashgabat city sightseeing tour. Visiting the city parks and squares, Ertogrul Gazi mosque, Monument of Independence, and Arch of Neutrality. Lunch. Continue the tour: visiting of the Path of health” on the Kopetdag mountain. Visiting of “Gulistan” market (so-called Russian bazaar), and “Altyn Asyr” shopping center near the Russian bazaar - with numerous Turkmen textile shops, good Turkmen carpet stores, and several national jewelry stores. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Ashgabat - Geokdepe

Breakfast. In the morning we set off to a horse farm in Gokdepe, which is 45 km away from Ashgabat. We stay in the base camp exploring the local areas and getting ourselves familiar with horses, the area, and the first desert safety precautions, which we MUST follow.

Day 3: Geokdepe – Garagum Desert

Breakfast. Considering the hot climate both in your own as well as in the interest of the horses we leave the camp in the early morning to reach our next destination before noon. This will give us a good 4/5 hours of riding time and time for rest. We ride north to the Garagum desert. Lunch in an open area. Continue our trip to the Tummekli village. Dinner. Overnight at the shepherds.

Day 4: Garagum Desert - Geokdepe

Breakfast. Ride back to Geokdepe. Lunch. Continue our riding tour to the horse farm. After arriving at the national yurts we will have dinner. Taste a national dish Tamdyrlama (ship meat). Overnight in a national yurt at the horse farm.

Day 5: Geokdepe – Baharly – Geokdepe - Ashgabat

Breakfast. Drive to Ashgabat visiting en route the Gokdepe mosque and Kov-Ata underground lake in Baharly. Lunch. On the way to Ashgabat, you can visit one of the biggest mosques in Central Asia SaparmyratHajy Mosque. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Ashgabat – Departure

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for international departure. Seeing off the tourists. End of program.

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