Classic Turkmenistan Travel

TTM102: 6 Days Private Tour of Ashgabat - Mary - Ashgabat - Darvaza - Dashoguz - 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: 4-star 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 tour guide and the driver will wait for you at the arrival hall of Ashgabat airport and then escort you to the hotel. No itineraries are arranged for the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Sport Hotel
Day 2 Ashgabat highlight tour
In the morning, we will pay a visit to Nissa ancient city where walls, paths and houses of two thousand years ago are still preserved. Then, we will return to Ashgabat downtown and enjoy beautiful cityscapes. Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan with many delicately designed gardens, lawns and fountains. Besides, we'll appreciate cultural relics at the National History Museum and then visit the world's largest indoor Ferris Wheel. Other highlights we'll stop by are the Wedding Palace Viewpoint, Earthquake Memorial, Independence Park, Neutrality Arch and Ertogrul Ghazi Mosque. Finally, send you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 Drive to Mary, Mary tour with Ancient Merv Historical Park
Today we'll head for Mary which is 4 hours' drive away. On the way, we'll make stopover at Anau Mosque ruins and the remains of Abiverd Silk Road Town. Once we arrive in Mary, we'll go sightseeing at the Ancient Merv Historical Park to feast eyes on the oldest city remains in Central Asia. Then, we will drive back to downtown and visit Russian Orthodox Church and Bazaar. After enjoying all these attractions, we will guide you to a local hotel and help you check in.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mary Hotel
Day 4 Fly back to Ashgabat and have a short visit, Drive to Darvaza
After breakfast, you will be accompanied by the tour guide to fly from Mary back to Ashgabat. Upon arrival, we are going to feel Turkmen folklore at local bazaar, and then enjoy marvelous handicrafts at the National Carpet Museum.

Our Darvaza gas crater tour officially starts this afternoon. We will spend 4 hours driving to Darvaza and visit a desert village midway. Remember to bring your camera, for the giant gas crater with fire burning is so impressive that people nickname it the Door to Hell. This evening we will arrange barbecue for dinner and tents for overnight camping.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Yurt Camp
Day 5 Drive to Dashoguz, Visit Kunya Urgench Historical Park, Fly back to Ashgabat
Your Darvaza gas crater trip is followed by Dashoguz cultural trip. After 4 hours' drive, we will arrive at Kunya Urgench Historical Park, which used to be the most prosperous area and the very cultural center in Central Asia. Now, many monuments of the 11th-16th century are reminders of the great architectural achievements people made at that time. After, our guide will accompany you to fly back to Ashgabat and get to the local hotel. The flight duration is about 50min.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sport Hotel
Day 6 Departure from Ashgabat, Airport see-off
Your 6-day Turkmenistan tour comes to an end. We'll transfer you to Ashgabat International Airport and see you off. We wish you a pleasant homeward flight.

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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