Ashgabat-Darvaza-Merv (6d/5n) for 6 person

Day 1. Arrival in Ashgabat

  • Early morning Meeting guest at the international airport of Ashgabat.
  • Check in hotel
  • Rest after a long flight

Day 2. City Tour & Old Nissa excursion

  • Have a breakfast
  • Have an excursion to Old Nisa - included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is one of the first capitals of the Parthian Empire (III century BC - III century AD), which is among the largest state entities of the ancient world.
  • Drive back to Ashgabat
  • On the way back visit the Mosque of Turkmenbashi Ruhy - main mosque in Turkmenistan, the largest single-domed mosque in the world and the largest in Central Asia, where 20,000 people can pray at one time.
    Have a lunch at a local restaurant   
  • Ashgabat city tour: Wedding palace, Arch of Neutrality, Independence Park, Ferries Wheel, Ertogrul Gazi Mosque and etc
  • Have a dinner at the local restaurant
  • Overnight at the hotel

Day 3. Ashgabat - Darvaza

  • Have a breakfast
  • Drive to Darvaza through the desert
  • Have a traditional lunch at the gas crater
  • Relax and photo time, sightseeing gas crater
  • Drive back to Ashgabat
  • Have dinner at local restaurant
  • Overnight at the hotel

Day 4. Ancient Merv & Margush

  • Have a breakfast
  • Drive to ancient Merv (in Mary)
  • The excursion to Old Merv "the East pearl" which is located in 35 km from the city of Mary. Merv - was one of the most ancient cities of Central Asia, settling down on the bank of the river of Murghab. Ruins of Merv were studied from 80th years of the 19th century;
  • Have a lunch at the local restaurant
  • Also visit to Kyz-Kala, Mausoleum of Sultan Sandzhar, Mausoleum of Muhammad-ibn-Zeyda, Yusuf Hamadani's Mosque, Mosque Talkhatan-baba and etc.
  • Then return to Mary city
  • An excursion across Mary: Russian Orthodox Church, central market, central mosque, city museum.
  • Have a dinner at the local restaurant
  • Overnight at the hotel

Day 5. Margush tour

  • Have a breakfast
  • Transfer to ancient Margush (in Mary)
  • Margush was the prospering ancient kingdom near Mary.
  • The first agricultural settlements have appeared in the delta of Murghab in the VII millennium BC. The fertile silt brought from mountains, abundance of water and moderately hot climate have created favorable conditions for cultivation of grain crops here.
  • Have a lunch at the local restaurant
  • Drive back to Ashgabat
  • Check in hotel
  • Visit parks and other shopping centers
  • Have a dinner at the local restaurant
  • Overnight at the hotel

Day 6. Ashgabat International Airport

  • Have a breakfast
  • Check out at hotel
  • Transfer to Ashgabat international airport
  • End of tour

Price Includes:

  • Visa support (Letter of Invitation, State Registration, Travel Pass)
  • Accommodation based on twin-shared hotel room, including breakfast
  • Hotel Mizan 3* (Ashgabat), Hotel Margush 3* (Mary)
  • All transfers and all other overland transport
  • Guide-interpreter tour leader accompanying the group through the country
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Traditional dinner in Darvaza
  • All entry fees as per itinerary
  • Yurta (Ak oy) / tents in Darvaza

Price does not include:

  • Turkmenistan tourist visa
  • Migration duty – 12 USD per person (must be paid at the border on arrival)
  • Tourist fee of hotels 2 USD per night per person
  • Meals (lunches and dinners)
  • Travel insurance policy
  • Hotel charges for additional services
  • Personal expenses (e.g. souvenirs etc)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • International flights to and from Turkmenistan
  • Cancellation changes
     *In case of cancellation of the trip, the part who booked the tour must pay a fine of 50 USD.
Covered regions:
Ahal region
Balkan region
Daşoguz region
Lebap region
Mary region
Number of days: 6
Included services:
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.