Ashgabat - Darvaza crater - Merv 6n/7d 2 pax AI

Ashgabat-Darvaza Gas crater – Merv 7n/6d


Day 1. Arrival in Ashgabat

∣         Early morning Meeting guests at the international airport of Ashgabat.

∣         Check in hotel. Rest after a long flight

∣         Lunch at a local restaurant

∣         Starting our adventure with excursion to Olympic city in Ashgabat

∣         Visit to Berkarar shopping mall

∣         Dinner at one of the best locale restaurant

∣         Overnight at the hotel


Day 2. Old Nissa excursion - Darvaza gas crater - Ashgabat 

∣         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 to Geokdepe private horse farm.

∣         Have a lunch at a local restaurant   

∣         Drive to Darvaza through the desert. Have a traditional dinner at the gas crater. Relax and photo time.

∣         Drive back to Ashgabat,

∣         Overnight at the hotel


Day 3. Ashgabat - Merv - Ashgabat

∣        Breakfast

∣         Flight to Mary city, departure 8:00 – arrival 8:40

∣         Transfer to Merv and 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.

∣         Have a lunch at a local restaurant   

∣         Drive back to Mary and visit to Russian Orthodox Church, central market, central mosque.

∣         Transfer to Mary airport, departure time 19:40-arrival 20:20.

∣         Have dinner at local restaurant

∣         Overnight at the hotel


Day 4. Ashgabat city tour

∣        Breakfast

∣         Excursion to “Carpet”, “Fine art”, “National culture” museums.

∣         Have a lunch at the local restaurant

∣         Visit to “cable park” to see panoramic view of Ashgabat

∣         Drive back to city park for walking

∣         Have dinner at local restaurant

∣         Overnight at the hotel


Day 5. Ashgabat

∣         Have a breakfast

∣         Excursion to Arch of Independence, Arch of Neutrality and other city sides

∣         Lunch at the local restaurant

∣         Excursion to complex of monuments, Wedding Palace, Alem Ferry wheel

∣         Have a dinner at the local restaurant “Alp et” steak house

∣         Overnight at the hotel



Day 6. Ashgabat

∣         Have a breakfast

∣         Visit to big east bazaar “Altyn Asyr” (Tolkuchka)

∣         Lunch at the local restaurant “Tunce cay” in turkmen style

∣         Excursion to old Russian bazaar, modern name “Gulistan” and buy some souvenirs

∣         Free time at hotel

∣         Have a dinner at the local restaurant

∣         Overnight at the hotel


Day 7. 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 double/twin-shared hotel room, including breakfast

∣         Tourist tax per night per person in hotels

∣         All transfers

∣         Guide tour leader

∣         Bottled drinking water every day

∣         Traditional dinner in Darvaza

∣         All entry fees as per itinerary

∣         Meal full board (BLD)

∣         Domestic air tickets


Price does not include:

∣         Turkmenistan tourist visa

∣         Migration duty – 12 USD per person (must be paid at the border on arrival)

∣         Travel insurance policy

∣         International flights to and from Turkmenistan

Covered regions:
Ahal region
Balkan region
Daşoguz region
Lebap region
Mary region
Number of days: 7
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.