Meet the tourists at the Howdan-Bajgiran border, transfer to Ashgabat. Accommodation at the Hotel. Lunch. After lunch city tour including Independence Tower 91 m. height. National Museum of History, Arch of Neutrality, Russian Bazar. Dinner. Have short evening tour to the city visiting “Yyldyz” hotel (imitation to Burch al Arab) impressive one and Wedding Palace (City Hall) from there you will have wonderful panorama to the city. Overnight.
Early breakfast. Explore “Old Nisa” remains of Parthian Royal Residence with Zoroastrian Temple, Square Hall, Treasury of Parthian Kings and currently excavated sites. On the way back to Ashgabat stop at the village Kipchak to see Spiritual Mosque of Turkmenbashy with capacity of 10 000 worshippers. Lunch on the way (probably in Tejen). There is a good chaikhana (tea cafe). Arrival to Mary. Visit Regional Museum it is open till to 5 o`cklock PM. Accommodation at the Hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Explore Ancient Merv Monuments, including Kyz Kala VII-th century CE, late Sasanian period, Askhabs mausoleum (companions of prophet Muhammed) Al Hakim ibn Amr al Jafari and Bureida ibn al Huseib al Islami with the beautifully blue tiled patterns, eight pointed star shaped . Futher to the East cross the bridge on al Razik canal and head to the North between two fortresses. On the left Sultan Kala built at the time of Malik shakh ibn Alp Arslan, on the right Gyaur Kala IV-th century BCE. On the Northern edge of that there is Erk Kala the oldest of Merv fortresses. Hoja Yusuf Hamedani Mosque is one of Merv holiest parts where local pilgrims are worshipping and sacrificing the animals for good Fortune and fertility. Hoja Yusuf Hamedani was sufi-dervish and based in Merv School of SufismThe Shahriar Ark (or Citadel of Sultan Kala) is another impressive parts of Merv. Mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar is Most impressive construction with magnificent turquoise-tiled outer dome, which was seen from one day caravan way according to the reports of middle age historians. The XII-th century Mausoleum of Muhammed ibn Zeid is an interesting site for Sufi pilgrims. Drive to Turkmenabat, accommodation at the Hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
Early breakfast. Transfer to Farap border. After Custom formalities via Bukhara.