3 Days Jeep Safari tour itinerary for Ashgabat & Kunya Urgench: Gaze Upon The Door To Hell
Ashgabat, Kunya Urgench
Marvel at the Darvaza (a.k.a Door-to-Hell), the natural gas crater with the size of an American football field that appeared in 1971 and has been burning ever since. You will see it at night, the most beautiful time, enjoy fire-cooked dinner and explore the pristine nature of Karakum, the hottest desert in Central Asia.
ASHGABAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – MUSEUMS
Meet the group of tourists at the international airport of Ashgabat.
Transfer them to the hotel for accommodation and rest.
After lunch, start the tour with your Turkmenistan guide by visiting the National Museum of History and Ethnography.
Visit the Carpet Museum, where can explore the history of Central Asia’s carpet industry. It has the largest collection of Turkmen carpets of any museum. It has a rich collection of Turkmen carpets from the medieval through to the 20th century, including over 1000 carpets from the 18th and 19th centuries. Aside from its extensive collection of antique carpets, it has many carpet articles, chuvals, khurjuns, torba, etc. And the hand-woven carpet which is recognized as the largest carpet in the world by the Guinness World Records. The measure is 301m2.
Enjoy dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Ashgabat.
ASHGABAT – DARVAZA (GAS, WATER AND CLAY CRATER).
9:00 am: After breakfast, visit the ruins of Nisa dating back to the III century BC - III century AD.
Continue with “Gypjak” Mosque and Turkmenistan’s first Presidents mausoleum.
Stop for lunch at the local restaurant.
In the afternoon, gon a trip to Darvaza – Gas Crater, which is a huge flaming crater, located 270 km to the north of Ashgabat.
Enroute lunch and visiting one of the villages Bahardok or Erbent to observe the rural life of Turkmen people.
Continue with moving to the Water, Clay and Gas Crater.
In the evening, enjoy the spectacular and fascinating view of the gas crater.
Enjoy a picnic style dinner and an overnight stay in a tent under star sky.
DARVAZA – KONE URGENCH – DASHOGUZ /SHAVWAT BORDER.
After early picnic style breakfast, see another gem of Turkmen people, Kone-Urgench.
Continue driving to the North of Turkmenistan at7 am about 4 hours. Architectural monuments of Kone-Urgench, Capital of Khorezm in X-XII centuries; Mausoleum of Najm al-Din al-Kubra, Tyurabek Khanum, Il-Arslan, Tekesh Ibn Hadzhibey, the highest minaret in Central Asia Kutlyg Timur.
Lunch at a local restaurant in Kone-Urgench.
Drive to Turkmen-Uzbek border Dashoguz/Shawat.
Cross the border at 3-4 pm.
End of the amazing Door to Hell Tour.
Letter of Invitation
Registration fee and tourist tax
3-Star Hotel stay (1 night)
Tent + sleeping bags (1 night)
Meal (Full Board)
Transfers during all route
Daily 1.5 lt water
Darvaza (a.k.a Door-to-Hell) tour is a trip to the natural gas crater with the size of an American football field that appeared in 1971 and has been burning ever since. You will see it at night, the most beautiful time, also enjoy fire-cooked dinner and explore the pristine nature of Karakum, the hottest desert in Central Asia.
Ashgabat, Kunya Urgench
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