In brief: This is a very popular itinerary covering most of the highlights of the country. The political system has turned Turkmenistan into a reclusive and enigmatic country in many ways. By visiting the capital, Ashgabat, you will quickly notice that it is one of the most beautiful and fastest growing capitals anywhere in the world. Every building and every corner is made from the highest quality marble and adorned with golden domes, but simultaneously it will make you feel as being in the most unpopulated and empty places you have ever been. The country has one of the richest histories, one that you will want to know more about! Our highly-trained guides will provide you with fascinating information about the country’s history by taking you to Merv & Mary to witness inspiring historical sites that are recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Also, this is a great opportunity to combine this program with Uzbekistan as you will be visiting the ancient Silk Road cities of Dashoguz and Koneurgench and to see the capital of Khorezm shahs (3000 – 500 B.C) which has been inscribed into the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO.
As soon as you arrive at the Ashgabat International Airport, our outstanding support staff will meet you and whose duty is to help you with all border formalities and collect your baggage. Their help is most essential, especially if you are traveling with your family or with a large group since airport logistics and procedures can be a challenge.
Once you have cleared customs, you will be met by a representative of our company who will welcome you to Turkmenistan and escort you to your hotel. Of course, they are there to assist you with your hotel accommodations and answer any questions you have. Depending on your flight arrival time you can have a rest or take a short city tour with your guide.
Today you will have a full day to explore one of the most developed and fascinating capitals in Central Asia. We will visit Turkmenbashy Ruhy Mosque (The biggest mosque in Central Asia), the Mausoleum of Turkmenbashy, Old Nissa (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Museum of Turkmen Carpets, various city monuments, a local mosque, parks, and other fascinating locations. In the evening, you will return to your hotel for a good night’s rest.
After breakfast, you will fly to Mary for a full day of sightseeing in Mary and Old Merv.(UNESCO World Heritage Site). Also we will visit the Mary Velayat United Museum. Once this leg of the tour has been completed, we will return to the airport for the return flight to Ashgabat.
We have another full day to explore Ashgabat. A great chance to visit the Altyn Asyr Oriental Bazaar which is open for business on Thursdays, Saturdays, & Sundays (best day is Sunday), National Museum of History, and various city monuments. At the end of the tour, you will return to your hotel for rest and relaxation.
Morning flight to Dashoguz. Upon your arrival in Dashoguz, we will drive 2 hours (120 km) to Koneurgench – the capital of Khorezmshahs (3rd-16th A.D.) and once one of the most popular cities on the ancient Silk Road. It is listed as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Also, we’ll visit the Museum of Koneurgench. Upon completion of this leg of the tour, we will return to Dashoguz for the evening flight to Ashgabat. Arrival & transfer to the hotel.
Today we will have a morning sightseeing tour around Ashgabat, while the rest of the day can be used for your own leisure, whether it’s to shop for souvenirs or visiting places that are of interest to you.
Transfer to the Ashgabat International Airport for the flight back home.
End of Service.
- Airport transfers
- Transport for all transfers and excursions
- Double room accommodation + breakfast
- Mineral water during the tour
- Lunches and dinners
- Full-time service of your English speaking guide-interpreter
- Local flights
- Entry fees to museums
Service does not include:
- Single room accommodation
- International flight tickets
- Personal travel insurance