Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites in Turkmenistan visiting Old Nisa, Merv, and KunyaUrgench, take a trip to Central Karakum Desert, see the flaming gas crater in Darvaza and visit unique attractions of Ashgabat.
This tour can be taken separately or as part of our small group and can be combined with the tours in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Iran and other Central Asia and Caucasus countries.
Tour is guaranteed even if there is just 1 (one) person in the group. Deadline for receipt of applications 35 days before the tour start date.

TOUR DURATION: 6 Days / 5 Nights

TOUR DATES: June 10-15, 2023; September 7-12, 2023; October 1-6, 2023;

TOUR PRICE: 1380 USD per person

*Deadline for receipt of applications 35 days before the tour start date. Please see how to apply for letter of invitation to get the visa to Turkmenistan here: https://turkmentravels.com/eng/visa-support/turkmenistan-visa-support-invitation/ 

*Terms of payment: upon arrival by cash

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PACKAGE ITINERARY

Day 1: Ashgabat – Arrival

Arrive in Ashgabat. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight.

*If you are arriving from the neighboring countries, we will meet you at the border crossing.

Day 2: Ashgabat – Mary – Merv

Drive to Mary. Visit on the route: Anau pilgrimage place (remains of Seyitjemalatdin mosque XV c). Lunch at Hanhovuz Chayhana to taste silver or grass carp fish. Arrive in Mary and check in Mary 4* hotel.

Drive to Merv historical site. The ancient city of Merv (Persian Marv) contains a succession of ancient cities developed over a period of 2500 years at the heart of the oasis formed by the Murgab river delta, and close to the course of where the main river channel flowed in ancient times. Together, the cities of Merv once encompassed over 1000 hectares. In 1999, the United Nations declared Merv a World Heritage Site. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Mary - Ashgabat

After breakfast transfer to the airport for a flight to Ashgabat. Transfer to the hotel. Today we will have a sightseeing tour in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan which has been noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as having the most white marble-clad buildings in the world. During the city tour you will visit the Park and Monument of Independence, Arch of Neutrality - a 75m- high monument with a revolving golden statue of the first President Turkmenbashy.  Hit the viewing platform of the Arch of Neutrality to see the beautiful panorama of Ashgabat. Panoramic tour to “Alem” the largest Indoor Ferris wheel and “Bagt Koshgi” the Wedding Palace. Then you will explore the archaeological site of Old Nisa included in the UNESCO World Heritage list and Turkmenbashi Mosque and Mausoleum, one of the biggest mosques in Central Asia. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 4: Ashgabat – Darvaza Gas Crater

Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby in Ashgabat and drive to the Darvaza gas crater located in the middle of the Karakum desert (280km, 4h). On the way stop at Erbent village to witness the life of locals surrounded by desert. Arrive at the crater, and set up the camp. Enjoy a delicious fire-cooked meal for dinner near the burning gas crater. Overnight in tents.

Day 5: Darvaza – Kunya-Urgench – Dashoguz – Ashgabat

In the morning depart Darvaza and drive to Kunya-Urgench. Visit the mausoleums of Turabek-Khanym, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il Arslan, Najmuddin-Kubra, and Sultan Ali. Discover the Kutlug Timur Minaret and Kyrk Molla Hill. After lunch drive to Dashoguz airport, and take an evening flight to Ashgabat. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Day 6: Ashgabat – Departure

Check-out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.

TOUR DURATION: 6 Days / 5 Nights

TOUR DATES: September 7-12, 2023; October 1-6, 2023;

TOUR PRICE: 1380 USD per person
Single room supplement: 150 USD per person

*Deadline for receipt of applications 35 days before the tour start date. Please see how to apply for letter of invitation to get the visa to Turkmenistan here: https://turkmentravels.com/eng/visa-support/turkmenistan-visa-support-invitation/ 

*Terms of payment: upon arrival by cash

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  1. Visa invitation to Turkmenistan, entry travel pass and visa registration
  2. Private A/C transportation during the whole tour as per program, 4 WD car for off road parts
  3. All accommodation (breakfasts included) in 4* hotels as per program
  4. Economy class domestic flight tickets: Mary – Ashgabat, Dashoguz – Ashgabat
  5. Entrance fees to all sights according the program
  6. Local English speaking guide-driver’s services during the whole tour as per program
  7. Travel tax

Accommodation (local star & standard): double or twin shared rooms in hotels

Ashgabat: Ak Altyn 4* hotel (breakfast is included), 3 nights
Mary: Mary 4* hotel (breakfast is included), 1 night
Darvaza: Tents with sleeping bags (breakfast and dinner included), 1 night

PRICE EXCLUDES: International flights, consular fees for Turkmenistan tourist visa (depends on the place you obtain - 40$ at Turkmenistan Embassy abroad, 90 $ on arrival at Ashgabat airport for most nationalities), migration card paid upon arrival - 14 USD, photo/video fees(15-0$ per person per site) at sites, meals not listed in the program (lunch and dinner - allow up to 15 $ per person per meal) & other services not mentioned above.

Map Of Turkmenistan