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4-Day Konye-Urgench, Darvaza, Ashgabat & Mari Tour In Turkmenistan
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Museum, Sightseeing, Camping

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Activity Level

    Medium

  • Language

    English, Russian

Description

Explore Turkmenistan in this four-day tour like no other. Witness the archaeological remains of Konye-Urgench, marvel at the continually burning Darvaza Gas Crater, and camp overnight under the Turkmen stars. Learn about the lifestyle of Turkmen tribes, tour around the State Historical Reserve, and enjoy delicious Turkmen meals. 

Highlights
  • Witness the archaeological remains of Konye-Urgench
  • Marvel at the continually burning Darvaza Gas Crater
  • Camp overnight under the Turkmen stars
  • Visit the National Museum of Turkmenistan
  • Savour delicious Turkmen cuisine
  • Day 1: Explore Konye-Urgench & Darvaza expand_more
    • Meet your Turkmenistan travel guide at the Dashoguz border and pass customs.

    • Have lunch in a local cafe before setting out on your 105 km to Konye-Urgench.

    • Arrive at Konye-Urgench and marvel at its huge complex with its many ruins and monuments. Learn about how the city once fought back against Genghis Khan's army and learn why this place is still holy for Muslims.

    • Set out on a five-hour drive to Darvaza. 

    • Admire the Gas Crater at Darvaza. Located in the middle of Karakum Desert, the Darvaza Crater is a natural gas field that has been burning since 1971. Its extremely long flames can be seen from long distances away. 

    • Enjoy a hearty barbeque dinner and spend the night at a tent camp.

  • Day 2: Yerbent & Ashgabat expand_more
    • After breakfast, begin your drive to Ashgabat, located 250km from Darvaza

    • Stop at Yerbent village on the way, and enjoy learning about the nomadic life of Turkmen tribes. 

    • Reach Ashgabat, check-in at your hotel accommodation and have lunch. 

    • Explore the National Museum of Turkmenistan and see the ancient Parthian settlement, Nisa. 

    • Visit the Memorial Complex in Kypchak, and shop at the Gulistan Bazaar. 

    • Drive back to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay, 

  • Day 3: Mari expand_more
    • Have breakfast at your hotel and transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Mari. 

    • Drive to Bayramali, located 30km from Mari.

    • Tour around the State Historical Reserve and visit the ruins of Ancient Merv, once among the most important capitals of Islam, along with Bagdad, Cairo and Damask.

    • Drive back to Mari for lunch. 

    • Visit the Museum of Ethnography in Mari and learn more about Turkmen culture.

    • Reach your hotel accommodation and have some time for yourselves.

    • Savour dinner with a folk show and spend the night at your hotel.

  • Day 4: Journey to Turkmenabad & Farap expand_more
    • Have an early breakfast and set out on a four-hour drive to Turkmenabad.

    • Marvel at the ancient fortress of Amul in Turkmenabad.

    • After lunch, drive to the Farap border and cross the Amu Darya river. 

    • End your tour after passing customs and migration control.

What's Included
  • Invitation for customs

  • English-speaking Turkmenistan guide

  • Accommodation (twin or double)

  • Camping tents with sleeping bags

  • Comfortable transport

  • Full board Meals during the whole route

  • Entrance fees

  • All Transfer

  • Daily 1.5-litre water

  • Fee for using cameras in monuments

  • Insurance

What's Excluded
  • Visa fee

  • Migration tax (12$ + 2$)

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
Meeting Point

Dashoguz, Turkmenistan

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
90
Starting From

From

USD USD---- 780.00
USD 780.00 / adult

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