Turkmenistan Nature Tour

TTM103: 10 Days Private Tour of Ashgabat - Darvaza - Balishem - Ygdykala - Kemal Ata - Yangikala - Gozli Ata - Turkmenbashi - Misrian Salt Plains - Kopetdag West - Ashgabat
Tour Type: Private Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: Well handpicked hotels & featured camp
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Ashgabat, Airport pick-up
Welcome to Turkmenistan! Our guide and driver will greet you at the airport and then lead you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. You may get some rest in the hotel and prepare for the following journey.

Accommodation: Sport Hotel
Day 2 Drive to Darvaza and stay overnight
You may enjoy the time on your own in the morning. In the afternoon, we will drive to Darvaza via vast Karakum Desert and visit several settlements along the way. On arrival, visit Darvaza gas crater, the first highlight of our 10 days Turkmenistan tour. You will for sure be amazed by the giant hole with fire burning. Against such spectacular background, we will have BBQ for dinner and stay overnight in camps.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Yurt Camp
Day 3 Drive to Ygdykala, Stop at Balishem on the way
Today we will drive westwards to the ancient Uzboy River at Balishem. The Uzboy River used to be a tributary of the Amu Darya. For some reasons, it suddenly ran dry in the 17th century and only left desiccated riverbed as well as many relics along the banks. After the visit, we will go picnicking at Guy-Islam desert settlement. In the afternoon, we will head for the Parthian fortress of Ygdykala. In the evening, enjoy dinner by camp and stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp
Day 4 Drive to Kemal Ata Rock Formations and have a visit
After breakfast we will set off for Kemal Ata to see volcanic rock formations. Midway upon the journey, we will have a picnic at Koymat settlement. According to the Turkmenistan 10 days itinerary, we will also camp in the wild tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp
Day 5 Yangikala tour, Drive to Gozli Ata pilgrim site to have a visit
After you finish breakfast, it is time to leave for Yangikala viewpoint to explore the white, red and green limestone landforms, as well as the towering mountains. After a relaxing picnic in the canyon around noon, we will go on driving to Gozli Ata, one of the most sacred pilgrim sites in Turkmenistan. What is more, we will enjoy hiking around nearby canyons.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Gozli Ata pilgrim house
Day 6 Drive to Turkmenbashi and pay a visit
In the morning, we will set out for Turkmenbashi. Situated on the east bank of the Caspian Sea, Turkmenbashi is an important port city in Turkmenistan. Our tour guide will show you around the town center. Then, you will be led to the hotel and have a rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Yelken Yacht Club Hotel
Day 7 Pay a visit to Misrian Salt Plains
Today we will head for two scenic spots by car, Misrian Salt Plains and Dehistan Silk Road Town. Dehistan used to play a significant role in the ancient Silk Road because it linked many Persian and Arab countries. Tonight, have a good rest in the camps.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp
Day 8 Drive to Nohur mountain village and have a visit
Today we will drive to Nohur mountain village. Along the way, you could feast your eyes on the peaceful Sumbar River valley and the lunar landscapes of the Kopetdag Mountains. Experiencing special customs is a part of our 10 days Turkmenistan tour. So, after we reach Nohur mountain village, we will watch local people's tribal cemetery, pay a visit to their pilgrim site, and learn their silk weaving traditions. When all these activities are done, we will set up camps in the mountain and have dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp
Day 9 Drive back to Ashgabat
We will drive back to Ashgabat today, and drop by to visit mysterious underground lake Kow Ata midway. Once we arrive in Ashgabat and check in the hotel, you may plan the rest of the day by yourself.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Sport Hotel
Day 10 Departure from Ashgabat
We will escort you to the airport according to your flight schedule. Hope our Turkmenistan 10 days itinerary could leave you a delightful memory.

Meals: Breakfast
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