9 Days Best of Turkmenistan Tour

Ashgabat- Mary- Darvaza-Dashoguz-Turkmenbashi-Yangikala

Tour Code: TAT-Turkmenistan-01

Tour Type: Private Tour

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Tour Feature

  • Know more about the local life in the remote mountains in hiking tour
  • Explore the beautiful landscapes listed in world heritage
  • Spend shopping time in local bazaar

Tour Itinerary Expand All

Day 1 Arrival Ashgabat

Transfer to hotel

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Ashgabat

Welcome to Turkmenistan. Upon arriving at Ashgabat International Airport, you will be welcomed by our local tour guide, who will help you to get to the hotel and check in hotel.

Day 2 Ashgabat

Nissa, National History Museum, Ferris Wheel, Wedding Palace Viewpoint, Earthquake Memorial, Independence Park, Neutrality Arch, Ertogrul Ghazi Mosque

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Ashgabat

The tour starts with a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nissa. Nissa ancient city was built in the 3rd century BC and served as the capital of Parthian Empire (247 BC-224 AD). Then, we will get back to Ashgabat downtown area and explore this 'white city', as marble tiles are widely used on government, commercial and residential buildings. Attractions we'll visit one by one include the National History Museum, Ferris Wheel, Wedding Palace Viewpoint, Earthquake Memorial, Independence Park, Neutrality Arch and Ertogrul Ghazi Mosque.


National History Museum

Day 3 Mary

Anau mosque ruins, Ancient Merv Historical Park, Russian Orthodox Church, Thriving Bazaar

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Mary

In the morning, it spends 4 hours driving to Mary. Along the way, you will visit the Anau mosque ruins and the remains of Abiverd Silk Road Town. After arrival in Mary, you will have a visit at Ancient Merv Historical Park and discover how it affected the economy and politics of Central Asia as a stronghold on the ancient Silk Road. Then, you will have a look at Russian Orthodox Church and the thriving Bazaar. At the end of today, you will be escorted to the hotel.


Ancient Merv Historical Park

Day 4 Ashgabat- Darvaza

Local bazaar, National Carpet Museum, Darvaza Gas Crater

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: In Darvaza

For the 4th day, the tour guide will accompany you to travel back to Ashgabat by air, and then visit local bazaar and the National Carpet Museum. In the afternoon, it will take 4 hours to Darvaza. The destination in Darvaza is a giant gas crater, commonly known as the Door to Hell. It was accidentally found by Soviet geologists during a drilling operation in 1971. They ignited the hole to prevent the leakage of toxic gas, and the fire keeps burning till now. The 4th day of your best Turkmenistan tour will be topped off with BBQ and camping experience.


Darvaza Gas Crater

Day 5 Dashoguz

Kunya Urgench Historical Park

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Dashoguz

Today, it will take us 4 hours to drive to Kunya Urgench Historical Park in Dashoguz. Kunya Urgench, named Gurganj in ancient times, was the capital of Khorzam (1142-1231), as well as an important trading city of the Silk Road in Central Asia. The well-preserved mosque, minaret and mausoleums are eye-openers. After the sightseeing, you will be led to Dashoguz downtown and check in the hotel.


Kunya Urgench Historical Park

Day 6 Turkmenbashi

Palace of Culture, Eternal Flame

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Turkmenbashi

For the 6th day, you will be accompanied by our tour guide to fly to Turkmenbashi. After, you will be led to visit local bazaar, train station and unique buildings in downtown area such as the Palace of Culture and the Eternal Flame. Then, you will be escorted to check in the hotel.

Day 7 Yangikala-Turkmenbashi

Yangikala prehistorical canyon, Gozli Ata pilgrim

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Turkmenbashi

After breakfast, it takes the car for about 3.5 hours to Yangikala prehistorical canyon region. Our guide will accompany you to go hiking there and enjoy lunch at Gozli Ata pilgrim site. Then, you will travel back to the hotel in Turkmenbashi.

Day 8 Ashgabat

Your own arrangements in Ashgabat

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Ashgabat

For the 8th day, return to Ashgabat by plane. Then, you will be led to the hotel. To fully enjoy the Turkemenistan private tour, the afternoon will be left for your own arrangements. Shopping for souvenirs is popular among tourists.

Day 9 Departure Ashgabat

Transfer service to airport

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at hotel, free for leisure at your hotel before that departure time and transfer to airport for your departure flight.

Service Ends

Price Includes

  • Internal flight or train as specified
  • Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  • Private licensed English speaking guide and driver service
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  • All attraction entrance fees as specified
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary


Price Excludes

  • International air tickets or train tickets for arrival and departure
  • Gratuities to your tour guide and driver at your own discretion
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours, meals, activities, and services
  • Comprehensive travel insurance



-The reference prices are based on a group of 6 persons, with local 4- start superior accommodation

-The prices are not valid during the national holidays. Please feel free to contact us to ask the detailed prices based on your traveling dates and group size.

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