Incentive tour in Ashgabat

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Hotel Yyldyz 5*

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: «ÝYLDYZ» hotel is one of the city's top five-star luxury hotel, conveniently located at the foothills of the Kopetdag, which offers an excellent view of the city. This five star deluxe hotel is the gateway to explore Turkmen landscapes and the city at your convenience. This is a harmonious combination of stylish interior design and comfort, plexus of modern luxury and classic elegance. With a height of 106.72 meters, 24-storey «Ýyldyz» is the tallest hotel in Turkmenistan.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: There are 155 elegant guest rooms of different categories in "Ýyldyz" Hotel: 2 Presidential suites (270 m2), 2 Executive Suite (121-140 m2) (121-140 m2), 4 Junior Suite (90-100 m2), 116 DeLuxe room (43-88 m2), 29 Standart Deluxe Twin Room (43-88 m2), 2 Standart Deluxe Handicap Room. The room rate includes breakfast, 24-hour Business Centre, Wi-Fi, gym, saunas, swimming pools, tennis courts and a volleyball court.
• CONFERENCE & MEETING FACILITIES: Due to the perfection of the “ÝYLDYZ” Hotel such events as receptions, conferences, meetings, seminars, etc., reach the international standards. Congress center of “ÝYLDYZ” Hotel, an area of 1000 m 2, due to its architecture can accommodate more than 600 persons. With the help of mobile partitions Conference room can be transformed into small audience capacity of 30-40 persons to 200-250 person. The most advanced technical capabilities and high level of quality, guarantee perfection of all services provided by the congress center.
There are three conference room: 1000 sq m, 500 sq m and 250 sq m.
• F&B OUTLETS: In our 3 restaurants and bars, dining is about far more than food. We specialize in bringing together every element to ensure your experience is exceptional. The basic principles of cooking - only the highest quality products, plus special author's approach. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere in our elegant spaces, hospitality and comfort, dotted through «ÝYLDYZ» from the Panoramic Restaurant and Bar (located on the 18th - 19th floors) atrium all the way to the skyline. Main Bar located on the «Mezanin» floor during the day offering refreshments, evening cocktails. While each restaurant is unique, each shares the ability to create flavor combinations that linger in your mind long after the meal is over.
The unique architectural style provides a relaxing and pleasant conversation during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Atmosphere of in a panoramic restaurant and bar are forced to disengage from the bustle and immerse yourself in the pleasure meal. of the hotel, where the panoramic windows offer a beautiful view of the mountains. Our goal is to satisfy all Guests' requests, adapting our services under their individual needs.
• OTHER FACILITIES: The hotel has a spa center, which occupies an area of 2,500 square meters, equipped with the most modern technologies, offers a range of services to care for the face and body: Hammam, Finnish sauna, Laconium, Snow Shower, rooms for the therapy and massage lounges, Recreation lounges, gym, 2 Indoor swimming pools, 1 Outdoor pool (with Jacuzzi in the pool), a beauty salon. Leave the world behind and reconnect with your inner self in a space that inspires relaxation. Professionalism of our masters will take you to a new level of relaxation and harmony.

Hotel Grand Turkmen 4*

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: The Grand Turkmen Hotel is located in the heart of the city near the Monument of Independence and the National Museum. The Grand Turkmen Hotel is amazingly luxurious and elegant. The building and the interior were designed by invited specialists.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: The hotel consists of various types of comfortable rooms, which are equipped with everything necessary for comfortable stay. In addition to comfortable modern furniture each room is provided with an individual air-conditioning system, mini bar, telephone and the Internet access. Infrastructure of the hotel offers a wide range of opportunities for free time. Classic Single 24, Classic Double 72.
• CONFERENCE & MEETING FACILITIES: The restaurants of the hotel are very popular both among visitors of the city and its residents. Refined dishes in the performance of experienced cooks are able to surprise even the most demanding gourmets. Here you can taste dishes of Turkmen, European, Number of Meeting Rooms: 2. Capacity of the Largest Meeting Room: 150, Capacity of the Smallest Meeting Room: 30. Outdoor Function Space.
• F&B OUTLETS: If you'd prefer to host your event in the fresh air, our poolside terrace with a permanent outdoor kitchen is ideal for cocktail receptions and private parties for up to 350 people.
• OTHER FACILITIES: The hotel has a business center that is equipped with the latest office equipment. Modern computers, communication facilities and others equipment that may be needed in the work can be easily found there. A special pride of the hotel is the health club. It includes a fitness room, a large swimming pool, a sauna and a health post. Also you can use a number of additional services such as laundry, taxi or car rental at the hotel.
DAY 1

GENERAL: ASHGABAT DESCRIPTION

LOCATION: Ashgabat is the capital and the largest city of Turkmenistan in Central Asia, situated between the Karakum Desert and the Kopet Dag mountain range. The 2001 census estimated a population of 695,300, while the 2009 census estimated a population of 1 million, primarily Turkmen people, with ethnic minorities of Russians, Armenians, and Azerbaijanis.
The Karakum Canal runs through the city, carrying waters from the Amu Darya from east to west.
DESCRIPTION: Ashgabat is a showpiece capital. It has been designed, at the cost of billions of dollars, to show the world about the glories and accomplishments of the Turkmen. The city looks like none other on Earth – a throughly artificial collection of white marble buildings across a long, dry valley. At sunrise or sunset, there's a beauty to this uniform, outsized ambition, as if the set of a science-fiction film suddenly became an actual human settlement.
FOOD: The cuisine in Turkmenistan is typical of Central Asia, with plov being the main staple. It consists of cubed mutton fried with onions, shredded turnip, and carrot, and served with steamed rice. Mutton also features in most other dishes, such as shashlyk, which is a variant of the kebab (meat and vegetables grilled on a stick), served in non (round unleavened bread, similar to pitta bread). There are dishes that are only found in Turkmenistan, such as ka’urma (mutton deep-fried in its own fat), churban churpa (mutton fat dissolved in green tea), and ishkiykil (dough balls filled with mutton and chopped onion, and traditionally cooked in sand that has been heated by the embers of a fire). Mostly, Turkmenistanis like to drink green tea, and you will find this beverage on offer everywhere.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Price for all tour per person in DBL in 5* hotel 10 10 951.19 9,511.90
Price for all tour per person in DBL in 4* hotel 10 10 799.06 7,990.60

International Airport. Arrival

Ashgabat International Airport is located approximately 10 km northwest of the capital Ashgabat (Ashkhabad). The airport, with its air traffic control tower and a 12,000-foot (3,700 m) long precision approach runway, opened in 1994 and was named after the country's first president, Saparmyrat Niyazov.
The airport includes passenger waiting rooms, service passport, customs, border control, a 24-hour reference service, VIP and CIP rooms, a business club, a ticket office (Turkmenistan Airlines), shops, bars, fast-food outlets, currency exchange, a new baggage handling conveyor system, international telephone, a mother and child room and the offices of the airlines (Star Alliance and Turkish Airlines).
Türkmenbaşy International Airport is the second largest international airport in Turkmenistan, located in city Türkmenbaşy (Krasnovodsk). Flights depart for Ashgabat (Ashgabat Airport), Daşoguz (Daşoguz Airport) and Istanbul (Atatürk International Airport). Founded in 1959.
In the immediate vicinity of the main body of the terminal there is a facility to receive VIP-persons. It is used for VIP charter and business aviation, as well as to receive special flights and departure of delegations of the Government of Turkmenistan and guests of city of Turkmenbashi. The building has all the facilities for meetings and conferences.

Check-in at hotel

DAY 2

Breakfast at hotel

City tour in Ashgabat

Rather short but diverse excursion in Ashgabat and its surroundings. You will see not only old and contemporary monuments of Turkmenistan but also have an opportunity to get to know the culture of the country better during this one day tour. The capital city is a business card of the country. Ashgabat is a city that reflects life of the whole Turkmenistan with its wide streets comparable to the scope of the country, massive modern constructions can compared with the economy and its sights of different epochs are rich history of this land.
City tour includes visit to Weekend Bazaar, Ertogrul Ghazi Mosque, Independence Park, Neutrality Arch and National Museum.

Late afternoon time for shopping or leisure

Souvenirs from Turkmenistan offer visitors exotic ways to remember their vacation. Wandering through the desert markets, you will find colorful scarves, woolen slippers and socks, carved statues and delicate jewelry. In fact, the memories of shopping for presents will be a vivid souvenir themselves. Carpets are a specialty of the country, and a practical memento. They come in an assortment of sizes and styles, perfect for use as wall décor or to spice up a plain floor. Meters of silks, stunning in quality and colors, can be purchased to be made into clothing, draperies, tablecloths and bed linens.
Those who are searching for impressive Turkmen souvenirs should search for Turkmenbashi memorabilia, such as books and gold statues.
For smaller presents, you should certainly consider picking up Turkmen calendars, which use regional month names, and postcards of the local attractions. Key chains, refrigerator magnets, T-shirts shot glasses, and pins are just a few other items to consider.
On Sundays, the Tolkuchka bazaar is the best place to view the intricate and unique Turkmen carpets from all over the country. This is the largest bazaar in the country, spread out over several acres in the desert offering every imaginable type of good. Carpets, camels, household goods and vehicles, beautiful local jewelry, handcrafts of every material and design, as well as fruits and vegetables, spices and snacks.

Dinner at local restaurant

National cuisine, mostly consisting of 3 or more of the following components:
soups (creamy and clear, with or without meat) – always in conjunction with fresh bread
salads with fresh vegetables of the season
main hot dish composed of meat, side and vegetable combination
meat: chicken, beef, mutton, fish, minced beef or chicken; pork on request
side dishes: rice, pasta, or potato-based
vegetables: boiled, stir-fried or sautéed mix of fresh vegetables of the season
desert: fresh fruit, sweet pastry, ice cream; tea and instant coffee
Note that national cuisine never includes horse meat, and never includes camel meat
Local drinks include: fruit juices, sweet red and white wines, beer, cognac and vodka)
Regional cuisine (fresh water and salt water fish from Amu Darya River and Caspian Sea respectively)
Turkish cuisine (chicken, lamb, minced meat kebab)
Asian: Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean cuisine (in Ashgabat only)
European: Italian cuisine (in Ashgabat only)

Evening city-by-night tour

City by night Sightseeing Tour gives you the opportunity to view many of London's most famous landmarks at their floodlit best! You can observe the endless numbers of white marble buildings in Ashgabat.
NOTES: The city of Ashgabat is photogenic at night when it's all alight; but never take photos of government buildings; you won't find a "no photos" sign, but permission is required to photograph many attractions. Do not point at people, monuments or statues; it's considered very rude.
DAY 3

Breakfast at hotel

Transfer to airport for morning flight to Mary

Excursion to Merv (UNESCO)

Visit one of the oldest hearth of civilization in the Central Asian region within the framework of one day tour in Merv. Remains of the cities of Merv are three thousand years old. You will see here later historical monuments of Seljuk Empire and epoch of the flourishing Great Silk Road.

Transfer back to airport for evening flight to Ashgabat

Dinner with traditional music performance

DAY 4

Breakfast at hotel

Morning city tour, with visit of Carpet Museum

The national museum of Turkmen carpet was created in Ashkhabad by presidential decree in 1993.The museum was opened in order to recreate and preserve the national traditions of Turkmen carpet-weaving and also for carpet popularization of Turkmenistan.
It was designed for the collection of the best samples of carpet art,study,restoration and farther development of a manual carpet-weaving.Now the.Now the museum has up to 8000 different exhibits,the smallest carpet is 0,01 sq.metre and that which is considered as the biggest one in the world is 301 sq.metre,entered the Guiness Book of Records in 2003. There are also silk carpets in the museum which were woven by skilled craftsmen 3-4 centuries ago.
The National museum of Turkmen carpet is one of the cultural centers in Turkmenistan.In addition to the above-mentioned the museum has rarities of woven carpets.It is not only an exhibition of carpets but also the biggest hall restoration of ancient samples in the country.

Visit to Ahal Teke private horse stables

Experts say that nowhere in the world but in Turkmenistan nature and man's efforts have succeeded in creating such a graceful, exceptional, tireless, sturdy, noble horse as the Akhal Teke. They are not only fast and of great endurance but also of peculiar royal beauty. These horses became one of the most striking illustrations of talent and mastery of Turkmen people. Turkmen are very proud of their horses.
Akhal Teke horses got their name from the Akhal oasis in the center of Turkmenistan, which is historically inhabited by one of the Turkmen tribes - the Teke. Through centuries the Teke were able to keep the purity of their horses, to polish their exterior, develop endless enormous stamina and the ability to withstand the extremeness of temperatures and harsh climate. Akhal Teke horses are notable for their dry constitution and well developed muscles of croup, a much longer neck than other horses, mobile thin ears, very expressive eyes, thin legs with strong sinews, tall and high withers, strong small hoofs and a unique golden-colored coating, possessing a brilliant metallic sheen, outstanding speed and highly developed nervous system.
The Akhal Teke is an excellent sport horse. It is perfect in marathon racing; dressage, breaking in and flat race conquer.
You'll ride under the watchful eye of highly qualified instructors and experience the solitude of the Kopetdag Mountains and the Karakum Desert. The peace and beauty of the nature will be one of the highlights of your stay in Turkmenistan.
Experience an ancient way of life by going horse trekking on Akhal-Teke horses. This golden-haired breed which originated in central Asia is believed to be one of the oldest surviving breeds in the world, having been adapted to survive severe climatic conditions for long treks.

Afternoon round trip

Afternoon round trip to Darwaza gas crater, with camel encounter, traditional yurt visit.
More than four decades ago, a gaping, fiery crater opened up in the desert of northern Turkmenistan, likely the result of a drilling mishap. The Darvaza Crater, more commonly known as the Door to Hell, still burns today, a surreal feature in an otherwise barren landscape.
The landscape of Turkmenistan is dominated by a huge desert which covers around 70 percent of the country. To make the most of it, you can get out there on an organized horse or camel trekking trip. This way, you can discover the ancient way of life and see how the local nomadic tribes have adapted their lifestyles.

Local (alcoholic) drinks tasting and BBQ dinner at Darwaza

Return to Ashgabat by midnight

DAY 5

Breakfast at hotel

Morning visit Stairs of Health park, Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum, and Chuli Gorge

Eleven kilometers to the west of Ashgabat there stands the largest mosque in Central Asia and main mosque of Turkmenistan – The Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque. Like all other buildings of the period of independence it differs with its immensity and grandiosity.
The mosque was built in 2002-2004 on the initiative of Turkmenbashi and named after him. Its word-for-word translation means “the mosque of Turkmenbashi spirituality” or “the mosque of spirit of Turkmenbashi”. By the way the mosque is located in Gypjak – the Turkmenbashi native village.
Near the mosque, there is the Turkmenbashi Mausoleum – more modest in décor and size. Turkmenbashi himself is buried in the central sarcophagus, and around it, there are three more sarcophagi with his mother and two brothers, and one in addition, which is empty – a symbolic sarcophagus with the name of Turkmenbashi’s father, buried in another place.
Opposite the entry to the mausoleum, there is a memorial complex, erected in memory of the people killed by the earthquake of 1948.
The Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque is a national asset and pride of the Turkmen people. Its image can also be seen on a national currency – 500-TMT banknote.

Afternoon visit Russian bazaar and surrounding shops for souvenirs, carpets, silk, etc.

Souvenirs from Turkmenistan offer visitors exotic ways to remember their vacation. Wandering through the desert markets, you will find colorful scarves, woolen slippers and socks, carved statues and delicate jewelry. In fact, the memories of shopping for presents will be a vivid souvenir themselves. Carpets are a specialty of the country, and a practical memento. They come in an assortment of sizes and styles, perfect for use as wall décor or to spice up a plain floor. Meters of silks, stunning in quality and colors, can be purchased to be made into clothing, draperies, tablecloths and bed linens.
Those who are searching for impressive Turkmen souvenirs should search for Turkmenbashi memorabilia, such as books and gold statues.
For smaller presents, you should certainly consider picking up Turkmen calendars, which use regional month names, and postcards of the local attractions. Key chains, refrigerator magnets, T-shirts shot glasses, and pins are just a few other items to consider.
On Sundays, the Tolkuchka bazaar is the best place to view the intricate and unique Turkmen carpets from all over the country. This is the largest bazaar in the country, spread out over several acres in the desert offering every imaginable type of good. Carpets, camels, household goods and vehicles, beautiful local jewelry, handcrafts of every material and design, as well as fruits and vegetables, spices and snacks.

Dinner

Evening free time at leisure

DAY 6

Check-in at the hotel

Transfer to airport. Departure

Ashgabat International Airport is located approximately 10 km northwest of the capital Ashgabat (Ashkhabad). The airport, with its air traffic control tower and a 12,000-foot (3,700 m) long precision approach runway, opened in 1994 and was named after the country's first president, Saparmyrat Niyazov.
The airport includes passenger waiting rooms, service passport, customs, border control, a 24-hour reference service, VIP and CIP rooms, a business club, a ticket office (Turkmenistan Airlines), shops, bars, fast-food outlets, currency exchange, a new baggage handling conveyor system, international telephone, a mother and child room and the offices of the airlines (Star Alliance and Turkish Airlines).
Türkmenbaşy International Airport is the second largest international airport in Turkmenistan, located in city Türkmenbaşy (Krasnovodsk). Flights depart for Ashgabat (Ashgabat Airport), Daşoguz (Daşoguz Airport) and Istanbul (Atatürk International Airport). Founded in 1959.
In the immediate vicinity of the main body of the terminal there is a facility to receive VIP-persons. It is used for VIP charter and business aviation, as well as to receive special flights and departure of delegations of the Government of Turkmenistan and guests of city of Turkmenbashi. The building has all the facilities for meetings and conferences.

Breakfast at hotel

PROGRAM TOTALS
  Price PP, EUR Total, EUR
TOTAL PRICE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 0.00 0.00
TOTAL PER PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT PER PERSON 951.19 9,511.90
TOTAL LOT PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT 0.00 0.00
ESTIMATED TOTAL PROGRAM COST 951.19 9,511.90
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