The perplexing country of Turkmenistan is situated at the gateway of the Silk Road route from the Middle East region. Formerly known as Turkmenia, it is different from the other states in Central Asia in a lot of aspect.
Merv is the most well known city in Turkmenistan which had been on the region for multiple millennia and has been home to Greek, Arabs, Turks, Mongols, Uzbeks, and Russians empires. The ruins of this ancient city are the centrepiece of most Turkmenistan Tour Packages, and are a place of attraction for tourists and archaeologists alike. Another touristified world record holder city is Ashgabat, the capital of the country. This lavish, flamboyant city accommodates the most number of white marble-clad buildings, and literally everything you see around is white; green and gold being the only other colour scheme. Surrounded by rugged sandy Kopet Dag Mountains, the city is studded with gigantic domes and statues (mostly of president), some of which are: Gypjak mosque, Independence monument, Monument of neutrality etc. Despite this, the city seems eerily empty.
Other important cities covered in our Turkmenistan Tour Packages are:
A classic Turkmenistan Tour will take you through these cities and the major sightseeing options the cities have. Most of the tourists from Uzbekistan come to visit these cities on an extended tour from Khiva.
The best attraction of this country is perhaps Darvaza or Derweze, a small village around 260 km from Ashgabat in the middle of Karakum Desert. In the region, you will witness a burning pit which has burning for since 1971.
Due to its oppressive government, one-party republic and strict tourism policies, it is often compared with North Korea and touted as "North Korea with oil." But things are getting better now and process of travelling to Turkmenistan has eased a lot.
Khiva - Dashoguz - Karakum: Morning arrival at border post. Transfer to Dashoguz. Excursion to Kunya Urgench (UNESCO). Afternoon transfer to Karakum desert via Dashoguz. Set up camp. Camp dinner and overnight in tent.$1228/pp
Morning arrival at border post Shavat. Transfer to Dashoguz. Excursion to Kunya Urgench (UNESCO). Afternoon transfer to Dashoguz and evening flight to Ashgabat (ETD 1920h, ETA 2010h). Transfer to hotel.$629/pp
This classic tour lets you to visit most famous cities of Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan is a republic country in central Asia. Geographical position of the country is very adventurous than the neighboring countries due to the$1392/pp