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Turkmenistan Highlights Tour 

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Garşylamak! Welcome to Turkmenistan! In this tour, you will view the best our country has to offer. You will land in the capital, Ashgabat, and have the opportunity of visiting the city. You will discover the ancient city of Merv (nowadays 'Mary') and the recently uncovered fortress of Gonur Depe, both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will also visit several great monuments, includi...

Garşylamak! Welcome to Turkmenistan! In this tour, you will view the best our country has to offer. You will land in the capital, Ashgabat, and have the opportunity of visiting the city. You will discover the ancient city of Merv (nowadays 'Mary') and the recently uncovered fortress of Gonur Depe, both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will also visit several great monuments, including Geok Depe Mosque. Finally, you will also travel to some amazing landscape, such as the 'Door to Hell', a gigantic lava crater, and Yangykala Canyon. Come and prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure!

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Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Turkmenistan!

Upon arrival in Tashkent in the late afternoon, meet your guide and driver then transfer and check in to your hotel.

Relax for the rest of the day.

Visited:
Ashgabat
Accommodation
Grand Turkmen (Ashgabat)

Day 2: Ashgabat City Tour 

After breakfast, visit the Sunday bazaar and the Ertugrul Gazi Mosque. Next go for a stroll in the Independence Park and the Neutrality Arch. In the afternoon, explore the National Museum then go to the Nissa (UNESCO-listed) and Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum.

Visited:
Ashgabat
Accommodation
Grand Turkmen (Ashgabat)

Day 3: Explore Mary, the Ancient 'Merv'

Breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for a morning flight to Mary.

Upon arrival, transfer and check in to the hotel. In the afternoon, head for a tour of the city, visiting the Ancient Merv (UNESCO-listed).

Visited:
Mary
Accommodation
Night at Mary Hotel (Mary)

Day 4: Visit the Ancient City of Gonur Depe

After breakfast, journey to Gonur Depe (UNESCO-listed), an ancient city dating back to 1700 BCE.

Upon returning to Mary, transfer to the airport for an evening flight to Ashgabat.

Transfer and check in to the hotel.

Visited:
Gonur Depe Mary Ashgabat
Accommodation
Grand Turkmen (Ashgabat)

Day 5: Overnight in the Karakum Desert - The 'Door to Hell'

Breakfast at the hotel, then depart early for an overnight trip to the Karakum Desert towards a semi-nomadic settlement.

Afterwards, travel further to Darvaza gas crater in the middle of Karakum Desert.

Once there, set up camp and enjoy a delicious fire-cooked meal for dinner near the burning gas crater.

Overnight in tents.

Visited:
Darvaza

Day 6: Discover Kunya Urgench

Breakfast at the hotel then drive to Dashoguz. Upon arrival, visit Kunya Urgench before transferring to the airport for an evening flight to Ashgabat.

Visited:
Dashoguz Ashgabat
Accommodation
Grand Turkmen (Ashgabat)

Day 7: Visit Yangykala Canyon

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for an early morning flight to Turkmenbashi followed by departure to Yangykala Canyon via Balkan Mountains.

Discover the breathtaking canyons by jeep and on foot.

Overnight in Gozli at a pilgrim guesthouse.

Visited:
Turkmenbashi Gozli

Day 8: On the Way Back to Ashgabat

After breakfast, head back to Turkmenbashi and transfer to the airport for an evening flight to Ashgabat.

Transfer and check in to the hotel.

Visited:
Turkmenbashi Ashgabat
Accommodation
Grand Turkmen (Ashgabat)

Day 9: Journey Up the Mountains

After breakfast, journey to Nohur in the Kopetdag Mountains, with visits to Geok Depe Mosque, Chuli Gorge and Kowata underground lake on the way.
Once in Nohur, witness the tribal cemetery and silk weaving home workshop.

Visited:
Ashgabat Nohur
Accommodation
Grand Turkmen (Ashgabat)

Day 10: Maʿ al-salāmah!

After breakfast, transfer to the airport.
Have a safe flight!

Visited:
Ashgabat

Ashgabat Mary Gonur Depe Darvaza Dashoguz Turkmenbashi Gozli Turkmenbashi Nohur

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $2,680 / 10 days
Excluding international flights
02 Persons 04 Persons Single Supplement
Price per person $2,680 $1,790 $410

Included in price:

  • Accommodations in the four-star hotels, guesthouse and camping based on shared trekking tent (with sleeping mat, sleeping bag and pillow), including breakfast
  • Fixed lunch and dinner (three lunches and two dinners) in locations where no public dining options are available and where meals need to be pre-arranged
  • The tour guide except on the first and last day
  • Entrance fees (museums and sites) for all sighting
  • Road transport in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Visa support (Letter of Invitation, State Registration, Travel Pass)

Not included in price:

  • Tourist Visa (to be obtained at the airport)
  • Migration tax (to be paid at the airport)
  • Photo and video fees at historical sites and museums
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs and other personal items
  • All other charges and services not mentioned as included

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