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Tour to Yangikala canyon.

Trip from Turkmenbashi to canyon Yangikala.

"Take your time in the wanderings.
Stop, look around, accumulate experience.
The road is necessary for knowledge of and the world around you"

The short description of route of tour from the Turkmenbashi in canyons Yangikala and Kemal ata:

Ashgabat - Turkmenbashi town - Yangikala canyon – Gozli ata mausoleum - resort of Avaza - Ashgabad.

Distance route: 552 km.
Season: from 1 of April to 30 of September.
The best time for an excursion: April, May, September
Duration: 2 days and 1 night.

The detailed program of tour day by day from town Turkmenbashi to mountains Small and Big Balkhan:

Trip from Gozli ata mausoleum to Yangikala canyon.

Day 1. Ashgabad - town Turkmenbashi - Yangikala canyon (276 km).
Transfer to the airport, morning departure to the town Turkmenbashi. Arrival in  Turkmenbashi, meeting at the airport. Transfer: airport - settlement Akdash - Yangikala canyon (182 km). On the way visit of an exotic and picturesque market in the town Balkanabad. On the way to Yangikala canyon we pass near mountains of the Western Turkmenistan - Small and Big Balkhan. Big and Small Balkhan - ridges in the west of Turkmenistan, near the Caspian Sea, the mountains extended from the West on the East on 60 kilometers, width - 20 kilometers.
The highest point - the mountain Arlan of 1880 meters above sea level. In a mountain landscape ridges, deserts, and mountain steppes dominate. Near Big Balkhan ridge there is an oil field - Nebit Dag. Lunch on the way. Arrival in canyon. An excursion in Yangikala canyon to volcanic and rocky formations of the valley Kemal-ata. Yangi-Kala canyon ("fiery fortresses"). Yangikala canyon is in Balkan Region, in 160 kilometers to the East from the town of Turkmenbashy. Locals call this massif Kyzyldag (Red mountains).
Steep breaks white, yellow, ochre, purple and red colors, fancifully cut out by winds and rains, are very similar to stone locks. Canyons at sunset when everything is painted in bright-red color around are especially beautiful. Once the bottom of canyons was a bottom of the ancient sea. Then sea water receded, and on a surface hills and breaks, similar to plateaux, seemed. In the main canyon of Yangikala the small canyon Kemal ata punched in rocks by the stream which appeared in the middle of the desert which laid itself (himself) way from a spring is especially interesting. From this spring sheep and camel herds satisfy thirst. Ornament Kemal - Ata is stone educations, many of which are on canyon slopes.
Transfer: Yangikala canyon - Gozli ata mausoleum (50 km). Visit of the mausoleum of Gozli ata. Gozli ata the mausoleum is in Balkan Region in the west of Turkmenistan. Gozli ata mausoleum is located in 157 kilometers from the Turkmenbashi. Gozli ata the most remote place of a pilgrimage in Turkmenistan. The mausoleum is in the picturesque place, surrounded with pink, greenish, reddish mountains of a surprising form and beauty. On these lands the Turkmen soldiers from troops of the Khivan khan, for the independence courageously defended.   
Transfer: Gozli ata mausoleum - town Turkmenbashi - resort of Avaza (161 km). Arrival to the resort of Avaza. Transfer to hotel, accommodation, dinner, overnight.
Day 2. Turkmenbashi - resort of Avaza - Ashgabad (276 km).
Breakfast. Walk in the vicinities of the resort of Avaza. The sea resort of Avaz is located in 17 kilometers to the West from the downtown on the southeast coast of the Caspian Sea on the cape Yangiaul. 
Trip to the town of the Turkmenbashi (17 km). An excursion and walk on the town. Visit of Russian Orthodox Church. Walk on seaside market, visit of the sea harbor. The town is the center of oil-processing industry of Turkmenistan.
The city began the history with 1716 when the prince Bekovich-Cherkasskiy founded strengthening on the coast of the Krasnovodsk gulf ("in the mouth Uzboya"), preparing a campaign to Khiva. After construction of the Zakaspiyskiy railroad from Krasnovodsk via the ferry in Baku, at the end of XIX - the beginning of the XXth centuries, the town turned into the important transport center. In 1993 Krasnovodsk was renamed by the president Saparmurat Niyazov (Turkmenbashi) into the city - the Turkmenbashi.
The developing sea resort of Avaz is located in 17 kilometers to the West from the downtown. In the neighborhood of the town of the Turkmenbashi there took place shootings of the Soviet feature films "Days of an Eclipse" of Alexander Sokurov, "Forty first" Grigory Chukhraya. Lunch at restaurant. End of an excursion transfer to the airport, departure to Ashgabad (40 min.). Arrival in Ashgabad, meeting at the airport, transfer to the city. End of service.

Author program of Alexander Petrov. Copying and introduction -  from the sanction of the author