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Christmas Special 5 days tour in Turkmenistan

This 5-days tour is meant for those people that are looking for a short and extremely varied trip during the Christmas holidays.

The tour includes a comprehensive visit of Ashgabat and its post-independence architecture; a trip to Merw, the most famous of Turkmenistan’s UNESCO historical parks, a visit to the Weekend Bazaar, to private stables of the renowned Ahalteke horses, and last but not least a trip to the famous gas crater at Darwaza in the vast Karakum Desert.

Accommodation during this tour is in a good Ashgabat 3* hotel.

Meals are only included on 2 special occasions, and give maximum freedom to individual preferences for the remaining meals.

Transport is by comfortable minibus and 4-wheel drive, and by domestic flight where large distances need to be covered.

Three extensions can easily be added to this tour for an even more complete experience of Turkmenistan.

Included:

  • Visa support (Letter of Invitation, State Registration, Travel Pass)
  • All transfers and all other overland transport as per program per AC vehicles as in the table under “itinerary”
  • Domestic airline tickets (economy seats, Boeing 717 aircraft) as in the table under “itinerary”
  • Accommodation based on twin-shared hotel room, including breakfast as in the table under “accommodation”
  • Fixed meals (lunch and/or dinner) where indicated in table under “meals”
  • English-speaking local guide-interpreter services as mentioned in the table under “guide”
  • Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the table under “program”
  • Bottled drinking water en route 1,5l pppd

To be paid in addition:

  • No additional obligatory costs to be paid to agency
  • Supplement for hotel category upgrades
  • Upgrade to 4* hotel 20 USD per person per night in shared double/twin room (optional)
  • Upgrade to 4* hotel 35 USD per person per night in single room (optional)
  • Upgrade to 5* hotel 40 USD per person per night in shared double/twin room (optional
  • Upgrade to 5* hotel 75 USD per person per night in single room (optional)
  • Supplement German/French/Spanish/Italian/Japanese-speaking local guide services 120 USD per day total (optional; applies to main tour; depending on availability)
  • Supplement English or German/French/Spanish/Italian/Japanese-speaking local guide services 120 USD per day (optional; applies to extensions; depending on availability)

Not included in tour price:

  • Turkmenistan tourist visa, from 85+2 USD per person, when obtained at Ashgabat Airport (subject to change)
  • Turkmenistan migration tax 10+2 USD per person, to be paid at Ashgabat Airport (subject to change)
  • Meals not indicated in above table
  • Camera usage fees to historical parks and museums
  • Tips for local guides and drivers
  • Souvenirs and other personal items
  • All other charges and services not mentioned under “Included”
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch/Dinner
Beverages
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Transport: Minivan
Maximum number of guests: 12
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other