Carpet tour 6/5

Turkmenistan

Adventure

1200 $

An Italian traveler Marco Polo was the first to mention the Turkmen carpets in the XIII century. In the XXI chapter of his book he writes: “The finest and the most beautiful carpets are made here and rich fabric of red and other colour are woven here”. Even if by the time of Marco Polo the Turkmen carpets had reached such fineness and beauty, it is not difficult to suppose, that the roots of carpet-weaving go far back to the earlier period of history, because a carpet is the result of creative work of many generations of nameless weavers from the people.
Tour itinerary include Ashgabat city sight-seeing tour, visiting of the “National museum of Turkmen Carpets”, visiting of carpet factory, carpet shops, excursion to the ethnographical settlements with demonstration of antique carpet weaving art.

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PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 1: ASHGABAT.

Meet at the Ashgabat International Airport with local guide and driver, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel and rest. Visit to Baharly Carpet Factory (100 km to the west of Ashgabat). Get to learn about the history of creation of Akhal carpets. Drive to Serdar city. In the afternoon, visit Serdar Carpet Factory. Get acquainted with the stages involved in carpet manufacturing, learn various carpet-weaving techniques and take a look at hand-made items. Return to Ashgabat. Lunch and Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: EXCURSION IN ASHGABAT.

08:00 Drive to Oriental Bazaar ``Altyn Asyr``, to see the beauty of Turkmen carpets and silver jewelry, Souvenirs. Continuing the tour route to the local horse farm to see the Akhal-Teke horses. Output of horses of different colors, horse food on the horse inside the farm. Coffee-break. Visit the ``Ancient Nisa`` - the sanctuary Of the Parthian kings (object under the protection of UNESCO), continued visits to the mosque ``Rukhy`` and the Mausoleum of the first President of Turkmenistan. Then The History Museum. With an extensive ethnographic section including a large collection of Turkmen ornaments, carpets, stuffed animals, a fully decorated Yurt and ceramics from the time of the Mongolian occupation. Archaeological section, artifacts excavated in Merv and Margush, ceramics, weapons, household items and jewelry. See the evening illumination of the city. Lunch and Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: ASHGABAT.

09: 00 visit to the Carpet Museum, founded in 1994, has the largest collection of Turkmen carpets, ranging from the middle ages to the 21st century, including more than 1000 carpets, 18th and 19th century. ``Russian`` market is a market stalls under a canopy and stalls around, next to the shopping center “Altyn Asyr``. Sale of items of national style, hand and machine works, jewelry, textile clothing, household items, fruits and vegetables. In the afternoon visit the carpet showroom, and the house of models. The collections developed by modern designers are in great demand in Turkmenistan and abroad. Lunch and Dinner at a local restaurant.Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: ASHGABAT – MARY - TURKMENABAT.

An early transfer to airport for a domestic flight to Mary at 06:30/07:10. Upon arrival in the city of Mary, visit the Carpet Factory. Carpet weaving lessons on the loom next to an experienced carpet maker. Visit the wool processing Factory, founded in 2014. The raw materials produced by the plant fully comply with industry requirements and volumes, which allows partially exporting products to foreign consumers. 15: 00 trip to the city of Turkmenabad. Hotel Accommodation and rest time. Lunch and Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: HALACH – TURKMENABAT - ASHGABAT.

07: 30 after Breakfast drive to Halach. A visit to the local Carpet Factory, where specialists of creative carpet weaving will introduce you to the production facilities of the factory and advanced weaving equipment purchased specifically for the production of giant carpets. Lunch in Halach. Return to the city of Turkmenabat. Evening transfer to the airport for a flight to Ashgabat at 18: 20/19: 10. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in hotel.

Day 6: ASHGABAT.

Transfer to an international airport for a long-distance flight according to the schedule. End of the tour route.

INCLUDED AND NOT

Letter of Invitation

YES

Registration fee

YES

Hotel Accommodation

YES

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

YES

Guide

YES

Transport

YES

Entrance fees: Museums, historical monuments, monuments, carpet factories

YES

Air Tickets: Ashgabat-Mary, Turkmenabat-Ashgabat

YES

Daily 0.5 lt water

YES

Visa fee

NOT

Migration tax (12$)

NOT

Insurance

NOT

Intermational tickets

NOT

Fee for using cameras on monuments

NOT

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JANE GOLEMAN

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