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Visit The Highlights Of Ashgabat On This 4-Day Tour
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Bizarre Encounters, Culture

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, Russian, Turkish

Description

Climb aboard this 4-day tour through the capital city of Ashgabat and check out its highlights, including the famous Darvaza gas crater and enjoy a traditional dinner with a Turkmen family. Also, go on the ancient Nisa tour, ride a cable car in the Kopetdag Mountains, visit the unique underground Kov-Ata lake and walk around the famous Altyn Asyr Eastern bazaar area.

Highlights
  • Visit the stunning Darvaza Gas Crater
  • Explore the Ancient Nisa area
  • Get the experience of having dinner with a Turkmen family
  • Check out the extraordinary Kov-Ata lake
  • Shop at the traditional Altyn Asyr Eastern bazaar
  • Stroll alongside the Spark of Karakum
  • Day 1- Ashgabat expand_more
    • Meet your Ashgabat tour guide at the international airport of Ashgabat. 

    • Check in to a 4* hotel and have breakfast.

    • Do the Ancient Nisa tour: Old Nisa is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is one of the first capitals of the Parthian Empire (III century BC - III century AD), one of the largest state entities of the ancient world.

    • Visit the Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque in Gypja. This is the main mosque in Turkmenistan, the largest single-domed mosque globally and one of the largest in Central Asia, where 20,000 people can pray at one time!

    • Have lunch at a local restaurant.

    • Drive to see the Kov-Ata underground lake. Kow-Ata, Bakharden Lake is a natural underground lake. The name translated from Turkmen means “father of caves”. Located 100 kilometres from Ashgabat, the water temperature is from +33 to +38 ° C all year round.

    • Have dinner at a local restaurant and do an overnight stay in a hotel. 

  • Day 2- Darvaza Gas Crater expand_more
    • After breakfast at the hotel, there will be some free time for shopping in the Berkarar shopping mall. 

    • Have lunch and proceed with a drive through the Karakum desert to reach the Darvaza gas crater (280 km).

    • Arrive at Darvaza- the most famous place in Turkmenistan (280 km from Ashgabat). One can see the gas crater burning here in the Karakum desert.

    • Walk around the Spark of Karakum and have a traditional dinner at Darvaza. 

    Overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 3- Ashgabat expand_more
    • After an early breakfast, proceed with a drive back to Ashgabat.

    • On the way back, visit the Yerbent village and have lunch with a Turkmen family.

    • Arrive at Ashgabat.

    • Go on a cable-car ride in the Kopetdag Mountains.

    • Visit the Ertugrul Gazi mosque.

    • Have dinner at a local restaurant.

    • In the night, proceed for  Ashgabat night city tour and see the Wedding Palace, Health Path and Ferris Wheel. 

    Overnight stay at a hotel.

  • Day 4- Ashgabat expand_more
    • After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Eastern bazaar "Altyn Asyr" (Tolkuchka). The Eastern Bazaar is the first largest market in Ashgabat and Turkmenistan and the 5th largest in Central Asia as there are over 2,155 stores. This bazaar was also built in a carpet-like pattern of the Akhal velayat, a vast territory of 154 hectares.

    • Have lunch at a local restaurant.

    • Drive to the Horse Farm in Gokdepe. Explore the surrounding areas and get familiarised with the famous Akhalteke horses.

    • Return to Ashgabat and have dinner at a local restaurant.

    • This is followed by a transfer to the international airport for return flights. 

What's Included
  • Accommodation 4* hotel

  • Breakfasts

  • Dinner and overnight stay in Darvaza

  • Transportation and transfers

  • Turkmen guide-translator

  • Excursions

  • Entrance fees

  • Visa support

  • Registration

  • Insurance

What's Excluded
  • Visa fees

  • Meals

Know before you go
  • The tour price changes according to the group size.

Meeting Point

Ashgabat International Airport, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Rona

    Sona was our guide from GS. She was very responsive and diligent in following through with communications. She sent reminders to make sure we have the necessary documents with us upon entering Turkmenistan. She was very accommodating, always on her toes tomake sure we're ok, and our needs were met. She made it smooth for us to go through the border (which could be tricky), had a good driver, yurt accommodations adn itinerary all well-organized. We won't have been able to travel on our own as smoothly without her help. She spoke fluent English and certainly knew her way around. She was very informative about current affairs and history and was cool to hang out with. Thank you Sona! I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to visit Turkmenistan!

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