Question: Turkmenistan over X-mas

Hi, trip to Turkmenistan over xmas - Ashgabat, Merv/Gonur/Mary, Darvaza and Konye Urgench... all this over 7 days for 2 pax incl accommodation, transport etc... - is is feasible? Thanks, Kat

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Murad 5 months ago

1 Day.  Ashgabat / Transport – Regular  

Meeting at the international airport. Transfer to the hotel.

Free day. 

2 Day.  Ashgabat / Transport – Regular 

After a rest / breakfast, city tour of Ashgabat: Nisa Historical Park, Fortress Geoktepe, Mosque in Kipchak, Modern architectural structure made of marble, Cultural and entertainment center, Monument to the Constitution, the Arch of Neutrality, History Museum, Park 10 years of Independence, Ertogrul gazy Mosque, the Russian market.

Lunch and dinner in the cafe of the city. Overnight at the hotel. 115 -145km.

Evening tour illuminates’ monuments of the city: Heroically park, Marriage place, Yyldyz hotel, Panoramic view of the city.   Lunch and dinner at local café, cost $5-15 + drinks pp. Overnight at hotel.

3 Day.   Ashgabat – Annau – Seit-jemal etdin  - Abivert - Mary / Transport – Regular- Siena.

Early morning a hotel checkout. Trip to the town of Mary by vehicle from Ashgabat and on the way stop:

-Anau - archeological agricultural Neolithic culture in the south of Turkmenistan, dated V-IV millennium BC;

-The ruins of the mosque Seyit Jamal ad-Din, 12 km southeast of the city of Ashgabat - Mosaic in the form of two dragons, looking at each other at the top of the arch of the mosque;

-An ancient city Abivert;

Lunch at House Han café on the way to Mary city. Arriving in the city, Mary hotel check in. Relax time.

Dinner at the café of a city. Overnight at the hotel. 375km

4 Day.  Mary – Merv - Margush / Transport - Seiena 

At 9 am, a trip to Merv Historical Park

The story reflects the roots of ancient Merv, transcontinental routes on the Silk Road of the Mediterranean world, Eastern Eurasia. The ancient city of Merv heart flourished oasis, near the river Murghab in ancient times;

Park complex includes - Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum, Large and small Kyzkala, two Askhabz Mausoleum, Mausoleum of Mohammed ibn Zayed, Mosque Yusup Hamadani, Abdyla Khan;

Drive to Gonur- Depe or Margiana (in the ancient Persian name sounds like Margush) from the hotel, the journey time of 3-30 hours; Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex (BMAC) - refers to "Oxus civilization." The Bronze Age civilization dating from 2300-1700 BC.

Lunch at Bayramaly ‘s café. Visit Historical Museum.

Drive back to hotel. Have some rest time. 

Dinner at one the café of Mary city. Overnight at the hotel. 92km.                                                                                 

5 Day. Mary – Ashgabat -Darwaza / Transport – Siena /Jeep 

Hotel check out at 7am, drive to Ashgabat city. 375 km – 4/ 5 hours.

On the way lunch at local road café. 

 After lunch at the local café of the Ashgabat city, Drive to Darwaza (3,30 hours). Crater Darwaza for 46 years burning in the Karakum Desert with a diameter of 60 meters and a depth of 20 meters. Gas flows are burning day and night, spreading to hundreds of torches in different sizes; some bright burning flames reach 5-10 meters in height. Darwaza (Darvaza), which means “door ''. 

On the way to Darwaza visit 2 craters 1 is with blue color, second with black.

Meet with the local fauna and people in Darwaza place

Dinner - cook barbecue in Yurta or at the open area at Darwaza. 

Overnight at tents or Yurta. 280km.

6 Day. Darwaza - Konya Urgench/ Transport – Jeep

Breakfast at Darvaza place and after drive to the Historical Park - Old Urgench. 269 km- 4.30 hours

Situated in 2,5 km in the south of the modern city Kunya Urgench. 2-30 hours’ drive from the city of Dashoguz; Park includes the ruins of Khorezm capital; part of the Achaemenid city development began with the Achaemenids dynasty and lasted for two thousand years. The complex includes the construction of the park dating from the 12th century BC - Mausoleum of Tyurabek Khanum, Kutlug Timur minaret, the mausoleum of Sultan Tekesh, Il Arslan Mausoleum, and Mausoleum Fahr- al-Din Razi, Gate Caravanserai;

Minaret Manuna, we ad-Din Kurba Mausoleum, Sultan Ali Mausoleum, Mosque - the complex of architectural monuments, located in the heart of the new town of Old Urgench;

Lunch at one of the cafes of the city Kunya Urgench. Then drive to Hotel for check in.  Rest Time.  Dinner at local cafe. Overnight at the hotel. 

7 Day.  Dashoguz – Uzbek Border/ Transport – Siena

At 8 morning hotel check out.  Transfer to Uzbek border Shawat -35 km – 40 minutes. 


2 pax - $1025 for each tourist price includes Meals, 

2 pax - $925 for each tourist price does not includes Meals,  

Service includes 

  • Letter of Invitation (LOI);
  • Museum of History,
  • Nisa Historical Park Entrance Fees;
  • Merv; Margiana(Gonur-Depe) Entrance Fees;
  • Konya-Urgench Entrance Fees;
  • Accommodation at Hotel of 4-5 stars (Ashgabat, Mary and Dashoguz cities);
  • Accommodation at Yurta in Darwaza place;
  • Transport services (Excursions);
  • Tour Guide Fees;
  • Transfers;
  • Meals: Full Board (Lunch, Dinner) at local cafes in Ashgabat, Mary, Dashoguz cities, 
  • Breakfast, Dinner at Darwaza place;
  • Water;


Service does not include 

  • International flights;
  • Turkmenistan tourist visa from85+2 USD per person, when obtained at Ashgabat’s Airport (Price for visa could be changed);
  • Turkmenistan migration tax 10+2 USD per person, to be paid at Ashgabat’s Airport (subject to be changed);
  • Medical insurance;
  • Tips for local guide and driver; 
  • Souvenirs and other personal items;
  • Photos;
  • Spa procedures; 
  • Alcoholic beverages; 


Eilidh 5 months ago

Hi Katerina,

Sorry about the delay, but here is an itinerary with quote for you:

Day 1     airport- Ashgabat.

Arrive. Check in htl 13:00. Free program. Overnight in Ashgabat.

Day 2     Ashgabat- Darvaza- Dashoguz

Drive to Darvaza. See it after sunset. Continue drive to Dashoguz. Overnight in Dashoguz.

(* if temperatures are ok, camping is possible, if this is something you really want to do, it will have to be decided at the time by the driver/guide)

Day 3     Dashoguz- Kunya Urgench- Dashoguz.

Visit Kunya Urgench. Overnight in Dashoguz.

Day 4     on THU, SUN only. Flight to Mary. Visit Merv history park. Overnight in Mary.

Day 5     Drive to Gonur Depe. Sightseeing. Return to Mary. Overnight in Mary.

Day 6     Drive to Ashgabat. Visit Abiverd Silk Road town remains and Anau mosque and fortress. Overnight in Ashgabat.

Day 7     Transfer to airport as per flight time

Group 2 people                               1190 USD per person


  • LOI, registration
  • Car service, all transfers as per program
  • Flight tickets Dashoguz- Ashgabat
  • DBL room at AkAltyn 2 nights, Dashoguz htl 2 nights, Mary hotel 2 nights
  • Breakfast


Murad 5 months ago

Hello. Kat.

Yes, it is possible. Please contact us, or during a day will sent you a programm with price.

Regards, Anastasia


Eilidh 5 months ago

Hi Katerina,

Yes that's a feasible amount of time to do those things. Let me get back to you with a quote.


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