Arrival in Ashgabat by morning flight. Ashgabat is the capital and largest city of Turk- menistan even though it is relatively young city. In 2013 the Guinness Book of Rec- ords named Ashgabat “white marbled city” – here you can see the biggest number of structures in the world made out of the white marble. Transfer to the Grand Turkmen hotel .Early check-in and free time. You can walk around the hotel; near the hotel, you can visit beautiful monument of Akhalteke horses, park of “Ylham” (Inspiration), “Altyn Asyr” trade market and “Gulistan” market (so called Russian bazaar). After lunch half day tour of Ashgabat including visit to: Park and Monument of Inde- pendence, National Museum of History and Ethnography, Arch of Neutrality, a 75m- high monument with a revolving golden statue of the first President Turkmen- bashy. Hit the viewing platform of the Arch of Neutrality to see the beautiful panora- ma of Ashgabat. Panoramic tour to “Alem” Ferris wheel, “Bagt Koshgi” (wedding palace). Continue tour to the historical and archaeological site “Ancient Nisa – the Residence of Parthian Kingdom” UNESCO site from 2007. The Parthian Empire was one of the most powerful and influential civilizations of the ancient world, and a bril- liant rival of Rome which prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire to the east.