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4-Days History Tour In Darvaza, Ashgabat & Mary From Dashoguz
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Archeology, Museum, Desert

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Set out for an amazing tour of the Karakum desert and the beautiful cities of antiquity & modernity of Turkmenistan. Visit the country's best landmarks, such as Ancient Kunyaurgench, Darvaza, Gulistan Bazar and Yerbent village, a testament to the former nomadic life of Turkmen tribes. Explore the National Museum of Turkmenistan, Museum of Ethnography of Mary Region, and much more with your expert tour guide in this 4 days' adventure.

Highlights
  • Visit the Karakum desert & see the State historical reserve of Ancient Kunyaurgench
  • Proceed to Darvaza Gas Crater & marvel at the ever-burning flames
  • Enjoy the rural experience of Yerbent village & explore the bazaars of Ashgabat
  • Take a walk in magnificent museums and catch a glimpse of the famous Amul Fortress
  • Day 1: Dashoguz - Kunyaurgench - Darvaza expand_more
    • Meet the Turkmenistan tour guide at the Border “Dashoguz” passing customs and migration control. 

    • Have lunch in a local cafe.

    • Drive to Kunya Urgench (105 km) and visit the State historical reserve “Ancient Kunyaurgench”, a huge complex with ruins and monuments of modern Kunya Urgench. Famous scientists, like Ali Biruni and Avicenna, had worked here. This city fought back against the army of Genghis Khan.

    • Transfer to the Darvaza Gas Crater (250 km, 5-6 hours), located in the middle of Karakum desert, and it’s a huge burning hole with long flames. The light of the flames is visible many kilometres from the place.

    Dinner (barbeque) and overnight at tent camp.

  • Day 2: Darvaza - Ashgabat expand_more
    • Have breakfast and drive to Ashgabat (250 km). On the way, stop at Yerbent village, a very colourful and bright example of the former nomadic life of Turkmen tribes. 

    • Accommodate in a hotel and have lunch.

    • Later, visit places of interest like the National Museum of Turkmenistan, State historical reserve “Nissa” UNESCO world heritage, Memorial Complex in Kypchak village.

    • Also, explore parks and squares and “Gulistan Bazar”, also known as a “Russian Bazar”. 

    • Have dinner and drive back to the hotel.

  • Day 3: Ashgabat - Маry - Меrv - Маry expand_more
    • Transfer to the airport and take a flight to Mary. 

    • Have breakfast and drive to Bayramali (30 km). Tour around State Historical Reserve “Ancient Merv” – “Queen of the World” was one of the important capitals of Islam, alongside Bagdad, Cairo and Damask. Merv was the most prosperous during the XI-XII centuries when it was the capital of the Great Seljuk Empire. This Empire stretched from the Amudarya river until the Mediterranean Sea. 

    • Drive back to Mary and have lunch. 

    • Visit Museum of Ethnography of Mary Region. 

    • Reach your hotel accommodation.

    • Enjoy dinner with a folk show.

  • Day 4: Маry - Turkmenabat - Farap expand_more
    • Have breakfast and drive to Turkmenabad (280 km 4 hours) with your Turkmenistan tour guide. 

    • Visit ancient fortress Amul.

    • Have lunch and drive to the “Farap” border (45 km) across the Amu Darya river.

    • Pass customs and migration control—end of the tour.

What's Included
  • Invitation

  • Registration

  • Accommodation (twin or double)

  • Camping tents with sleeping bags

  • Turkmen Guide

  • Comfortable transport

  • Meal (FB) during all route

  • Entrance fee

  • All Transfers

  • Daily1.5lt water

  • Fee for using cameras on monuments

  • Insurance

What's Excluded
  • Visa fee

  • Migration tax (12$ + 2$)

Meeting Point

Dashoguz, Turkmenistan

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From

From

USD 830.00 / person

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