Best Turkmenistan Tour

TTM101: 9 Days Private Tour of Ashgabat - Mary - Ashgabat - Darvaza - Dashoguz - Ashgabat - Turkmenbashi - Yangikala - Turkmenbashi - 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
Welcome to Turkmenistan. Our tour guide and the driver will meet you at Ashgabat International Airport after you retrieve your luggage and clear the customs. Then, you will be led to the hotel.

Accommodation: Sport Hotel
Day 2 Ashgabat city tour
Today's 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.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 Drive to Mary, Mary tour with Ancient Merv Historical Park
In the morning, we will spend 4 hours driving to Mary. Along the way, we will visit the Anau mosque ruins and the remains of Abiverd Silk Road Town. After arrival in Mary, we will tour 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, we will have a look at Russian Orthodox Church and the thriving Bazaar. At the end of today, you will be escorted to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mary Hotel
Day 4 Fly back to Ashgabat and have a short visit, Drive to Darvaza
Today our 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, we will drive 4 hours to Darvaza, which is 280km (175mi) away, and visit unique desert villages along the way. 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Yurt camp
Day 5 Drive to Dashoguz, Kunya Urgench tour from 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.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Dashoguz Hotel
Day 6 Fly to Turkmenbashi, Turkmenbashi city tour
Today you will be accompanied by our tour guide to fly to Turkmenbashi. After landing, 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 Awaza resort and check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Yelken Yacht Club Hotel
Day 7 Day trip to Yangikala prehistorical canyon
After breakfast, we will take 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 we will travel back to the hotel in Turkmenbashi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Take a flight to Ashgabat
Today we will return to Ashgabat by plane in 1h. 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.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sport Hotel
Day 9 Departure from Ashgabat, Airport see-off
According to your departure flight, we will send you to the airport and see you off. Hope you are satisfied with our service.

Meals: Breakfast
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